Licensed acupuncture practitioners Joanna Lei Shelton and Molly McMichael gently stimulate acupuncture points with fine filiform needles in treatments targeted to each client's specific health concerns. Patrons relax on comfortable tables nestled in quiet, private rooms with individual temperature controls that keep patients comfortable and able to continue pranks on Arctic explorers. The session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the client's health concerns, and the practitioner draws on extensive experience to tenderly insert the sterile, disposable needles, which stimulate trigger points. The acupuncturist communicates with the patient during the process to keep the treatment as pain-free as possible and cause only sensations of tingling, pressure, or light quilting.
Regardless of the doctor of chiropractic you see—Hollis Helms at United Chiropractic or Brad Cudnik or Keith Taylor at Pecan Valley Chiropractic—you’ll certainly be in practiced hands. Though they have more than 60 years of combined experience as chiropractors, the trio spends ample time refining their craft in postgraduate courses and training. Their treatment techniques vary slightly by office and include traditional spinal adjustments, decompression, massage, and therapeutic exercises, such as swimming in a pool full of aromatherapy oils.
Massage practitioner Lora Barragan combines her licensed training and intuitive hands and elbows to smooth away stress and soreness. Lora's most popular remedy is the wellness massage, a one-hour series of sequentially administered top-to-toes relief. Soothing kneads execute a full-body takeover, progressing across the back, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, upper chest, and head in a full-scale tension attack.
Throughout her two-year stint at a cardiac rehab clinic, Lydia Hernandez met countless patients who suffered from stress and persistent pain. Feeling she could be doing more to help these patients, she founded her own private massage practice, which has since expanded to include a number of massage therapists plus an extra-terrestrial receptionist. The multifaceted staff is proficient in 14 different types of massage modalities. Some methods, such as Swedish, hot-stone, and couples' treatments, are focused on general relaxation and overall well-being, whereas modalities such as deep-tissue, pain-relief, and neuromuscular massage are perfect for those dealing with aches caused by nagging sports injuries and bad backs.
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.
At Angel Touch Therapy, patrons relax in treatment rooms with gold-toned walls and shimmering pillows while licensed massage therapists dissolve tension from the neck and shoulders. Relaxing Swedish massages, ayurvedic herbal massages, and sports massages are a few specialties. For a more youthful look, visitors can also opt for facials that rejuvenate the skin.
While living in England, Peter Kingsley displayed his hypnotic skills onstage, bending the personalities of volunteers to the delight of his audiences. Today, at his San Antonio office, he uses those same skills, but for a far different purpose: to give his clients more control over their actions and their lives.
At consultations, Kingsley helps clients to identify goals such as losing weight, kicking a cigarette habit, or bending the spoon of a rival while they're slurping soup. Then, during relaxing hypnotherapy sessions, he encourages a connection between mind and body that improves willpower and bolsters confidence. Kingsley also assists athletes seeking to improve their game, helping them to focus on their aim or mentally drown out catcalls from Goodyear-blimp riders.