Pain & Injury Treatment Center's Doctor of Chiropractic evaluates and explains problem areas then treats achy muscles and joints with a noninvasive deep tissue laser. This tehnology sends soothing, concentrated heat and healing photons deep into the body and softens stiff scar tissue. The doctor then uses his healing hands to massage scar tissue and stiff muscles to help clients to move better again.
In its role as Bay Chiropractic’s dedicated massage center, Bay Bodywork possesses one thing other massage centers don’t: proximity to a full chiropractic team. Whether they’re consulting with the doctor to bolster an existing treatment regimen or working with a client to heal a new issue, the center’s massage therapists are uniquely qualified to mend both deep-seated issues and general aches and pains. As a result of their medical surroundings, the therapists specialize in the results-oriented techniques of therapeutic, deep-tissue, and sports massage, which can not only relieve tension but also shorten injury recovery time.
Dr. Terrance Stackwood D.C. brings more than 25 years of spine-aligning know-how to Universal Chiropractic, where holistic philosophies pair with practical treatments to usher patients down the road to wellness. On arrival, warm greetings prelude a light smattering of paperwork, which allows clients to communicate their unique needs and medical history without reading scenes from their Grey’s Anatomy spec script. Next, patients meet with Dr. Stackwood for a 10- to 30-minute wellness exam that combines a consultation and examination with four cervical, thoracic, and lumbar x-rays if necessary or if the the clients requests. If desired, Dr. Stackwood can also perform posture, orthopedic, and neurological tests to bring to assess persisting symptoms and why sleeping in a chimney is bad. Post-exam, sore muscles melt beneath the healing hands of a licensed massage therapist, who can oscillate between Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue modalities as well as acupressure techniques and trauma-release therapy in the comfort of a private massage room.
The doctors at Bay Spine Centers draw upon decades of combined experience as they treat a number of painful conditions with an innovative technique known as nonsurgical spinal decompression (NSSD). They use a computerized traction device that targets the damaged area before gently stretching the spine and increasing the space between the vertebrae. The negative pressure can promote healing and relieve pain emanating from the nerve area, which can become crowded by disk material or codependent chair cushions. Designed to provide a noninvasive alternative to surgery, the process typically addresses discomfort that cannot be resolved with traditional chiropractic care or physical therapies.
Whether his clients are athletes aching from strenuous exercise or mothers seeking some time for themselves, certified massage therapist Jerry Cuffey strives to understand their bodies and improve their quality of life. Jerry is a strong believer in the power of touch and its ability to unlock natural healing through gentle contact. Trained in a wide variety of massage modalities that range from Swedish and deep tissue to shiatsu and reflexology, Jerry works to first understand the underlying causes of his clients’ ailments, thereby identifying individual aches and removing any planets that have accidentally perched on their shoulders.
Body Mechanix’s talented personal trainers, including a nationally ranked strongman and a Harvard grad, didn’t get buff all by their lonesome. Believing that encouragement and camaraderie make as much difference as weight and reps, they cook up ever-changing routines through collaboration with their fellow fitness gurus, a practice that allows them to share ideas and show off their ability to bench-press other bodybuilders. Individual lessons send clients sprinting across indoor stretches of turf or hiking heart rates with cardio and weight machines, whereas group classes help them sweat off inches with fast-paced boot-camp exercises or teach them how to jab out aggression with circuit boxing.