The dedicated massage therapists at 8 Spa Massage knead stressed sinews with traditional Chinese massage strokes and nutrient-rich organic lotions. Ease into a 60- or 90-minute session that undulates between light pressure and deep-tissue kneadings through the use of chi-gong. This ancient Chinese approach focuses on energy, helping the body heal from illness and long naps inside the washing machine. Torso tamers use acupressure points, rubbing, and muscle tapping to relax the body and assist in restoring its natural balance. The treatment's unscented organic lotion soothes the skin and senses with hypoallergenic goodness in the form of jojoba, shea butter, sesame oils, sunflower, and chamomile.
Licensed massage therapist Elizabeth McFadden tailors each of her massages to the client she's working with—whether she's de-stressing physiques with Swedish kneads, or doling out the more intense pressure of deep-tissue and trigger-point treatments. She even customizes her sessions' scents, adding complimentary aromatherapy upon request.
With a little help, the body can heal itself. This is one of the central tenets of Dr. Marcus Wilcox's treatment philosophy, and he uses chiropractic care to provide that helping hand. His adjustments specifically deal with musculoskeletal health, though they also promote neurological function by aligning the spinal column. When blockages and misaligned vertebrae don't impair the nervous system, chiropractic theory claims, the body can more effectively overcome wear and tear, better digest oxygen, and allow patients to live more comfortable lives.
Massage can be an important part of maintaining this healthy lifestyle, and Back In Alignment Chiropractic has the goods: pain- and stress-management treatments customized to each patient. Focused on easing tension in muscles and connective tissues, these therapeutic sessions can include deep-tissue pressure, myofascial release, and heated basalt stones—depending on the client's particular needs and whether or not they are actually a snowman posing as a human.
Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Gans relies on the body's own healing energies to alleviate pain and help patients look younger. She administers noninvasive adjustments to help correct a range of ailments, such as headaches and digestive issues, without the use of drugs. Triggering the skin's response to micro-trauma, she simulates surgical face-lifts with nonsurgical acupuncture anti-aging facials.
A four-headed team of chiropractic doctors, Cynthia Gans, Steven Hambright, Scott Wofford, and Kayce Fry, works together to alleviate pain at South Texas Spine and Rehab. Their use of traditional chiropractic services such as spinal decompression, adjustments, massage therapy, and active care can help treat conditions from dislodged discs and scoliosis to the fear that your skeleton is haunted.
After getting rear-ended by a car driving around 55 miles per hour, Michelle Krenek escaped the car accident mostly unscathed, but didn’t feel like her normal self. While struggling to get a restful night of sleep, the energetic high-school teacher and basketball coach began waking up with intense headaches, pain in her neck, and fatigue. Michelle was skeptical when she took her friend's advice to visit a chiropractic office, but soon became amazed at the results after only a handful of visits. Not only was she completely relieved of pain, but she was also sleeping soundly at night and feeling rejuvenated by her newfound energy.
Michelle’s first visits to the chiropractic office inspired her to shift career paths and pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. After graduating with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic and earning her license, Dr. Michelle Krenek opened Back To Life Chiropractic in 2010. Committed to improving clients' overall well-being and relieving chronic pain, Dr. Krenek and her team of therapists supplement their customized chiropractic and massage therapy with suggestions for at-home exercises and stretches. They also advise clients on vitamin supplements and healthy foods, and warn against unhealthy nutritional habits, such as drinking too much caffeine or eating dog treats deceptively shaped like bacon. Occasionally, Dr. Michelle can be spotted discussing the clinic's chiropractic care and wellness services on Great Day San Antonio.