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."
In the confines of Traditional Health Clinic and Salt Spa's microclimate-controlled, allergen-free salt rooms, a steady flow of aerosolized salt infuses the air to naturally fight respiratory ailments and skin conditions without drugs. The healing atmosphere can soothe all ages—reclining chairs and gentle music in the adult room facilitate relaxation, and a toy box filled with real and imaginary toys in the kids’ room enthralls youngsters as they decongest.
The center complements its signature salt rooms with integrative consultations and treatments that draw on Functional, Oriental, and Ayurevedic medicine. Meanwhile, hair-thin acupuncture needles eradicate blockages halting energy flow.
Drs. Andrew and Jennifer Scoles met in their first year of chiropractic school and discovered that the passions they shared extended beyond straightening crooked spines. The husband-and-wife team relies on their well-trained hands to perform expert chiropractic services. They use their fingers to probe backbones for any signs of recalcitrant vertebrae, or rely on x-rays and Insight Discovery subluxation scans to treat skeletons to a glamorous photo session. As the chiropractors demonstrate their mastery of various methods, such as Webster's breach turning technique, they ease back pain, headaches, and fibromyalgia. Physicians also treat youngsters in an room with toys, vines, and a jungle mural featuring parrots, tigers, and a Guns N' Roses Easter egg. In addition to treating vertebrates, Scoles Family Chiropractic offers free health and wellness lectures for churches, businesses, and communities.
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.
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.
At Masajes, which is Spanish for “massage,” massage therapist Maryann Benitez relies on her background in biology and her certifications in advanced myoskeletal techniques, manual therapy, and medical massage to repair and revitalize bodies. The former massage-school clinical director strives to find the best type of massage to fit each client, whether the desire is to have less pain or stress or fewer headaches. She also uses hot stones to push heat deep into muscles and manual lymph drainage to boost lymphatic systems and move stagnant tissue fluid out of tissues.