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.
Tissue manipulator Elizabeth Peeples owns and operates Massage Therapy and Bodyworks, where tense customers are skillfully kneaded until their muscles are relaxed, their aches are eliminated, and their limbs are refreshingly loosened. Select one of five types of massage—neuromuscular therapy, therapeutic massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy, or deep-tissue massage—to reward your body for enduring years of the punishing physical comedy required for success in corporate America. Based on a physician's recommendation, Massage Therapy and Bodyworks also offers massage therapy to aid with work-related-injury rehabilitation or automobile-accident recovery. Like a bespoke Batman costume, each massage is tailored to the personal necessities of each patron.
Licensed massage therapist Lynn M. Thal draws from more than 20 years of experience to help clients feel their best. She calibrates each stroke to clients' needs, pulling together modalities from twelve types of massage, including the elongation techniques of Swedish, sports, and aromatherapy. She targets the source of headaches during Migraine Miracle massages and joins forces with a partner to perform indulgent four-hand sessions. As a Reiki master, she works to promote relaxation and wellness by manually clearing clients' energy channels that have been blocked by double-parked cars.
Situated inside The Face Place, licensed massage therapists Emilie Peters and Jenna Crooker combine their muscle-mending skills to alleviate a range of soft-tissue ailments. Between the two of them, their six hands contain the know-how to move along spinal fluid to reduce headaches and get jaw joints to quit clicking with TMJ massage. Where hands alone come up short, Emilie and Jenna employ items such as cold stones and bamboo stalks to relieve migraines or reach deep into tissue to unearth embedded soreness.