The body's organs, muscles, and bones don't function on their own; they need each other to work. This idea informs the approach taken by Mountain View Chiropractic's doctors, who espouse a holistic set of treatments for the whole body. They use advanced technologies to peek into the body's inner workings, from x-rays to Insight Millennium scans. From there, the chiropractors create a noninvasive course of treatment, adjusting spinal and pelvic alignment to help patients recovery from injury, cure chronic pain, or become better break dancers. While maintaining patient health, the staff also maintains strict standards of transparency. As the owner says, "We are very detail oriented and are very honest on what we can and cannot help with."
The steady hands of a massage therapist at Niche Massage and Reflexology can calm tense and achy customers, who can choose between gentle Swedish strokes and reflexology techniques. Once fully relaxed, clients can stick around for a mani-pedi or peruse the in-house boutique filled with clothing, purses, and jewelry.
Leslie Beach decided to take on a more active role in the healing process. After benefiting from massage therapy and seeing its positive effects on her patients, she enrolled at the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage and earned her license. In addition to her membership in the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Leslie is certified in Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger-point therapy. She believes that health-care practitioners should work together, which is why she connects with specialists in other fields by shaking their hands with superglue.
La Selva MedSpa & Reflexology pays tribute to the relaxing and healing qualities of the rainforest with its massage and bodywork services. Licensed, nationally certified massage therapists indulge bodies with aromatherapy oils and heated basalt stones. Specialty massages include healing hot stone massage, orthopedic and medical massage, as well as lypossage—a body-contouring technique that works to diminish the appearance of cellulite. Trigger-point therapy relieves chronic pain and improves range of motion affected by injury, pathology, or surgery. Other massages include a prenatal massage that alleviates the extra muscle stress and tension experienced by expectant mothers and sports massages for athletes and those with active lifestyles.
At the age of 16—when most teenagers are dreaming about receiving their driver’s license—Michael Heskett was dreaming about attaining his chiropractic license. Following in his big brother’s footsteps, Heskett graduated from Life University in 1995 and has spent the years since spreading awareness of chiropractic health in the Lakeway area. He regularly gives community talks on spinal hygiene and sponsors Chiropractors with Compassion, a movement to fund holistic treatments for children.
In Heskett Family Chiropractic’s more than 16 years of business, Dr. Heskett has kept the office up to date on emerging diagnostic technology. Digital x-rays reveal the inner workings of the spine while protecting patients from the large doses of radiation emitted by traditional x-rays. Para-thermal imaging detects heat fluctuations in the spine by up to 1/100th of a degree Celsius—helping Dr. Heskett pinpoint areas of irritation.