At both of Ashley Jordan's locations, staffers navigate patrons through more than 40,000 square feet of showroom space populated with bedroom, living room, and dining room products by Ashley Furniture, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic. Vast new dreamscapes await those who repose upon a new twin mattress ($69+) or plush pillowtop queen set ($299+). Sink into a sofa ($399+) after a hard day at work, or gather the kinsfolk at a dining-table-and-four-chair set ($399) that makes for a more enjoyable shared meal than firing wads of mashed potato at one another's mouths via trebuchet. A 42-inch television stand ($299) can accommodate an entire collection of miniature TVs, and a decorative rug warms up chilly floorboards while adding elegance ($99).
Faith Sevilla-Bingemer was born with the number one tool for her trade?-her hands. But when it comes to helping her clients find relief from chronic pain or stress, she'll reach for numerous aids to customize a treatment plan that best suits their particular aches and ails. During relaxation-focused Swedish massage, Faith may incorporate light oils or lotions to cut down on friction as she applies broad, flowing strokes that help stimulate circulation and tame tension. Steam heated river stones may be placed along the client's back, allowing the soothing heat to penetrate deep into sore muscles, while a hot poultice Thai massage swaps out rocks for a warm muslin bag filled with therapeutic herbs.
As a youngster, a debilitating football injury left Doctor of Chiropractic Robert Milham unable to walk without severe back and leg pain. Rather than traveling down the surgery and medication path, Dr. Milham went to a chiropractor. That visit not only cured him of his daily pain, but also inspired him to follow in the doctor's footsteps.
Today, at Milham Family Chiropractic, he employs manual adjustments, corrective exercises, and massage therapy to relieve pain. He also dispenses nutritional counseling to his patients, enhancing wellness with vitamins and supplements and explaining how to remove all the calories from an ice cream sandwich.
Since childhood, Dr. Christian D. Werness has dreamed of bridging the gap between traditional and complementary medicine. He envisions a world where pain prescriptions are fewer and farther between and where those prescriptions are always legible. At HealthSource of Chapel Hill, Dr. Werness—who holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta—strives to make that dream a reality, treating chronic discomfort and injuries with a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach. Dr. Werness's current team practices a system of care called progressive rehab, which helps to heal ailments through measures such as massage therapy, rehabilitation, and physician-grade nutritional supplements. Having served as a treating chiropractor for the Atlanta Falcons, Dr. Werness also specializes in sports-related ailments.
Certified consulting hypnotherapist and founder of Positive Spiral Hypnosis for Wellness Claire de la Varre PhD leads clients to subconsciously dismiss internal conflict and deep-seated habits with focused relaxation sessions. After an initial interview to clarify treatment goals, de la Varre guides patients into a deeply calm state. Patients retain consciousness as the hidden layers of the mind absorb motivational messages related to habits such as overeating or smoking. The practice can also help improve self-confidence, allowing patients to board airplanes or filibuster work meetings without apprehension.