Backed by two medical degrees in botanical and naturopathic medicine as well as the expertise that comes with administering more than 300 hours of acupuncture treatments, Dr. Tommy Ray Thompson knows how to protect patients against a slew of maladies. During sessions that incorporate ancient acupuncture therapy, the steady-handed doc carefully places hair-thin needles along specific corporeal points or “channels.” Keen to the subtle pricks, these bodily highways transform into intravenous postmen, sending signals to internal organs to dissolve chronic pain and stress. Chiropractic care realigns spines to correct years of built-up muscular stress from poor posture or sleeping in the headstand position. Adjustments further alleviate soreness when coupled with massage therapy and applied kinesiology sessions. Other services include nutrition consultation and detoxifying footbaths.
Four doctors of chiropractic oversee the operation at Elite Chiropractic, including the husband-and-wife team of Drs. Nicholas and Delphine Deignan. Together, the quartet and their staff tackle an array of pain-alleviating services, including spinal adjustments, massage therapy, sports chiropractic, and nutritional therapy.
When his painful plantar fasciitis made surgery an almost certain necessity, Doctor of Chiropractic Carl Rafey sought help from a chiropractor. To his surprise, he was able to find relief without an invasive procedure, a twist of fate that propelled him into the doctorate program at Logan College of Chiropractic. Doctor of Chiropractic AJ Evans had a similar experience, which brought them together at Rafey Chiropractic.
Now, the doctors soothe muscles and work to improve general health with technology and a mastery of chiropractic techniques. After they examine clients' spines and test clients’ ability to turn, bend, and touch their toes without reciting nursery rhymes, they nudge vertebrae into place and offer helpful tips about nutrition and exercise. Massage therapists also aid guests with relaxation and therapeutic techniques.
At Spaaaah! for Medical Wellness, a team of chiropractors and massage therapists works tirelessly to assuage muscles and strengthen spines with a comprehensive menu of chiropractic and massage-therapy services. Chiropractic services help to treat all types of backs, from those suffering from chronic pain to those recovering from injury, helping restore bodily well-being without prescription drugs. For relief from muscular tension, therapists tailor each massage to the back in question, using a variety of techniques that can include everything from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to hot-stone massage.
As an eighth grader, Laurie Jahnke was amazed at how a trip to the chiropractor quelled her lower-back pain caused by gymnastics. After that, her interest in the practice never waned. Now, Doctor of Chiropractic Laurie Jahnke prides herself on her practice’s natural, prescription-free care; she treats her patients with traditional chiropractic methods, such as adjustments and nutritional plans. To draw up the proper treatment plan, she examines her patients’ issues with the Core Score Easy Scan, which looks at the muscle tone and balance surrounding the spine, organ and gland control, and heart-rate variability, which determines the body’s ability to adapt to daily stresses, such as a traffic jam caused by a stampede of elephants crossing the highway.
If you took random snapshots of Naomi Goertz's life, you would see her involved in sports, music, office work, teaching, and parenting, and—through it all—dealing with chronic pain. Though unpleasant, the pain was a blessing: Naomi's healing path led her to the massage-therapy career she loves. With Swedish massage as a baseline, Naomi blends such techniques a deep-tissue strokes and craniosacral therapy to tailor bodywork to individual needs. Clients may also solicit Naomi's healing hands for short, focused chair massages.