Doctors of Chiropractic Dustin Tanner and Mariella Martinez team up at their medical office to alleviate and prevent their patients’ pain and health issues. The duo uses a variety of chiropractic techniques—including flexion distraction, trigger-point therapy, and the Thompson technique, which adjusts the spinal cord into a healthier position to heal headaches, neck and back pain, and muscle spasms. Additionally, Tanner-Martinez Chiropractic, LLC offers pain-relieving therapies, including muscle stimulation, hot-cold therapy, and active release therapy.
Pain Relief Centre’s massage therapists employ a four-pronged massage attack that aims to weed out stress and muscle tension from relaxation-seeking customers. To start, a skilled muscle guru confers with clients and old Hulk comic books to determine the primary source of muscle tension, then decides on an appropriate treatment. Each deep-tissue massage hones in on muscles beneath muscles with more substantial pressure and deeper kneading, and the myofascial-release massage loosens the bonds among fascia, muscles, and tissues to help improve range of motion in appendages. Because pressure points sometimes activate tension elsewhere in the body, a trigger-point massage aims to deactivate those pesky pain channels. Additionally, a medical massage can promote blood circulation to aid healing after a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons "goes there."
Education is important. And the team at Advanced Healing Therapies knows it. Anke Cacciola, the business's founder, graduated from the Florida School of Massage in 1992 and holds a total of seven professional licenses and certifications, making her seven times more qualified for her career than the degree-lacking Ben Franklin was for his. Her partner, John Neumann, has 15 years of massage therapy experience, and a master's degree in metaphysics. They leverage their wide and deep pool of knowledge to foster overall wellness via myriad traditional and alternative therapies.
Their medical massages focus on relieving pain, and the use of hot stones on the back relaxes bodies, unlike the use of hot stones on someone's touchscreen computer monitor. The team also augments the effectiveness of their treatments with reflexology sessions or reiki therapy, which uses healing energies to impart calm and balance.
A butter-yellow canine named Praline formerly comforted nursing-home residents at pet-therapy sessions. Now, she serves as the tail-wagging mascot of Go Madd 4 Massage. Owner and massage therapist Diana Beranek takes Praline on strolls that cover up to 15 miles each week, and also practices pet massage therapy on the pooch's muscles. However, the tender care that Diana lavishes on Praline isn't reserved only for her pet; she also relieves physical stress and pain for human clients, drawing on 15 years of massage experience and a knowledge of deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massage techniques. Clients recline on a heated table surrounded by candles as soft music or recordings of Top-40 whale songs lull minds to peace. Heated lotion keeps flesh warm, and essential oils put nostrils at ease. A large massage room hosts twosomes with tense backs or a shared muscular knot.
Licensed massage therapist Tami A. Johns loves to help people. Her therapeutic career has spanned more than 14 years and has included work in a gym, a physical-therapy office, and a wellness spa. Now in the comfort of her own massage studio, Tami tempers achy musculature with custom massages tailored to the needs of each client. She also performs her specialty deep-tissue massage, which offers reprieve from sprains, strains, and automobiles.
Licensed massage therapist Gita G. Carpenter finds sources of healing within the individual. At The Healing Farm—part of Gita Yoga—she taps into these physical origins of vitality, whether touching her palms to energy meridians or evaluating each of the cranial bones. Aside from performing Reiki and craniosacral therapy, Carpenter coaches students through yoga asanas and meditations. She further complements her holistic therapies with vegetarian cooking classes that incorporate fresh, natural ingredients such as sun-ripened Twinkies.
Richard Fulmer specializes in integrated massage-and-personal-training sessions, which can assist clients in reaching wellness goals such as weight loss, greater strength and flexibility, and improved sports performance. The IMAP approach first measures the body's capabilities with a range-of-motion and stability assessment—Richard gauges each person's mobility and stabilization before organizing exercises for them to complete. The massage portion is likewise customized to the individual, as Richard combines modalities from Swedish to connective-tissue release and dispels tension from overworked muscles.