As a doctor of oriental medicine and board-certified acupuncture physician, Shawn Gelestor uses all-natural medical solutions to steer her patients toward good health. Tucked inside the Yoga4All wellness center, Shawn's office plays host to a variety of different therapeutic modalities. Her bread and butter is acupuncture, an ancient Chinese technique that re-balances bodies while banishing common ailments such as acid reflux, migraines, and boredom. When she's not overseeing acupuncture sessions, Shawn performs services that include Chinese herbology, homeopathy, and cupping, which creates a vacuum on targeted body parts to stimulate blood flow.
The body is a beautiful structure, and as a licensed massage therapist, Ronald Bruinius views himself as a humble tool to keep it running smoothly. In the comfort of a private room, Ronnie can coax away aches with flowing Swedish strokes or call on firm deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer muscles, or "fascia." Clients can also induce relaxation with prenatal bodywork, trigger-point therapy, or the foam-finger kneading of a sports massage.
Armed with a wealth of past experience that includes a stint as a U.S. Army, former ER nurse, Addie Schaffer, RN now helps patients with their health issues without the use of drugs or surgery. Addie’s practice revolves around nutrition response testing. With the help of precise sensors, she assesses each patient’s wellness through careful scrutiny of the body’s involuntary movements, such as hormone regulation during a staring contest and blinking during a hormone regulation contest. From this information, Addie is able to identify the root causes of a person’s medical conditions, which often originate from one or a combination of five common stressors: scars, food sensitivities, immune challenges, chemical challenges, and metal challenges. She then concocts custom treatment plans using whole food supplements or herbal remedies to combat these underlying causes, mitigating ailments such as fatigue, chronic pain, and osteoporosis along the way.
In the 25 years that Spine & Sport Therapy owner Dr. Timothy Johnson has been working to vanquish pain in his native Florida, he's never had to prescribe harsh medications or perform surgery. Instead, he relies on the patient's body to do the healing. Together with his partner Dr. Erin Mitchell, he performs non-invasive spinal adjustments and massage therapies designed to trigger the body's self-healing abilities and correct a range of issues, ranging from headaches to recurring nightmares about a sumo wrestler dressed like a giant baby.
At Gatza Wellness Center, Drs. Julie and James Gatza work together to rid their patients of pain and help them maintain good health with a range of chiropractic treatments. Dr. James Gatza has worked in a clinical setting for more than 20 years, during which time he has found a niche in applied kinesiology, nutrition, and body chemistry while treating more than 10,000 patients. Guided by this experience, the doctors quickly root out the causes of headaches, back pain, and occupational injuries, and alleviate them with spinal adjustments.
A flair for wellness is in Dr. Theresa Hartley's blood. She worked at her father's chiropractic practice as a child, which helped her to establish a deep understanding and respect for natural healthcare methodologies from a young age. Now at the helm of her own chiropractic center, Hartley Chiropractic Center, she relieves patients' pains in a new space with a dedicated massage space, two exam rooms, and a strict no-limbo sticks policy. The state-of-art facility serves as a comfortable oasis for those dealing with general body aches, sports injuries, and other spine-based maladies.