Naturopathic doctor Christy Jenkins has extensive medical credentials, working for years as a nurse in fields from cardiology to psychology. She now specializes in geriatric and environmental health, and frequently attends seminars and workshops throughout the country to keep her medical knowledge and practice up to date.
At Naturo Health Solutions, Jenkins customizes holistic wellness plans rooted in naturopathy—a methodology designed to magnify the body's own healing abilities through homeopathy, Chinese medicine, and clinical nutrition. She augments her practice with supplements and products designed to help detoxify bodies and stave off pain. Jenkins also oversees onsite medical-spa treatments, such as cleansing facials and massage therapy performed by licensed aestheticians.
Sometimes a symptom like lower-back pain does not originate in the back, but in the heel or the shoulders. This is why Doctor of Chiropractic Elizabeth Perez and her staff approach each patient by evaluating the whole person instead of focusing on just the symptoms. Because they believe many symptoms stem from imbalances in the spinal column, each patient's personalized wellness plan often includes chiropractic adjustments. However, care can take the form of a number of services and techniques. Methods include acupuncture to redirect the body's energy pathways, nutritional programs to purge toxins and maintain healthy weight, and corrective exercises to strengthen and realign bodies without strapping a salami stick to the back.
Having treated more than 3,000 sufferers of chronic back pain, Dr. Chris Heeb has seen it all—from S-shaped spines to x-rays of computers swallowed whole in fits of rage. With the help of his friendly staff, Dr. Heeb treats these and other ailments with wellness therapy and recovery plans tailored to each patient’s injuries and health concerns.
The team of chiropractic physicians at Crosby Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center believes the body should be treated as a whole if it is to be healed. At this busy wellness center, new patients receive a thorough exam that’s designed to source out the root of patient ailments. With those results, a treatment plan can be designed to correct any imbalances in the body. Among the therapies offered, the center’s chiropractic doctors perform manual spinal adjustments and massage therapists complement body work with massage. In addition, the doctors and staff at the center perform acupuncture treatments that include traditional, laser, and needleless varieties to relieve pain.
Licensed massage therapist and graduate of Naples School of Massage Dori Stephens uses massage therapy to diffuse tension, loosen tight muscles, and fight signs of aging on the face. During her Bellanina Facelift massage, she massages the face for 30 minutes using a signature Honeylift lotion and acupressure that improves lymphatic drainage and reduces facial tension that may cause wrinkles.
While working for 13 years as a massage therapist, Valerie Gibson used yoga to keep her own body healthy and in shape. Eventually, she realized she had a desire to teach yoga as well, becoming a certified instructor. While yoga kept her strong, she longed for a bit of fun and cardio in her routine. She soon discovered Zumba, quickly seeking a teaching certification there too. Inspired by her own fitness routine, she started Zuga Fitness as a gym where clients could find Zumba, yoga, and massage all in one place. Now, with the help of her staff, she offers classes seven days a week, helping students of all fitness levels discover a passion for fun-focused exercise.