Ria Schodowski always knew she wanted to help people, but it wasn’t until she left nursing school and headed to Singapore to care for her ailing mother that she realized massage was how she wanted to do it. During this time, Ria befriended her mother's massage therapist and watched as his treatment helped her mother's aneurysm to shrink. This dramatic healing convinced Ria. Upon her return to the United States, she became certified in reflexology and massage therapy and opened Ria’s Touch.
Today, Ria uses her skills to relieve her clients' aching joints, increase their flexibility, and improve their sleep with five massage styles. Her repertoire includes pregnancy, sports, and deep-tissue massage. To further encourage physical well-being, Ria also performs nail, waxing, and facial services furnished with her own line of lotions, which are made with all-natural ingredients and free from preservatives. For toxin-free home care, clients can purchase her organic lotions and shower-therapy bath tablets, which work to relax muscles, soothe the skin, and help wash hard-to-reach spots on the back.
Cook Chiropractic Clinic has kept the citizens of Shelby Township standing taller, straighter, and without pain for three decades. During that time, founder Doctor of Chiropractic William S. Cook has guided the practice to fulfill its simple mission: to help people maintain their health naturally. He shares that goal with Doctor of Chiropractic Janet Bednarz, who brings more than 16 years of experience to the treatment table. Together they tend to clients’ concerns with hands-on therapies complemented by advanced technology. Chiropractic-adjustment tools help gently nudge spinal discs back into place, and thermal-scan technology pinpoints the exact location of pinched nerves.
For Salon Dion's stylists, knowledge is power. From following trends around the globe to seeking out new training and techniques, their everlasting quest to expand their skills has resulted in work at New York Fashion Week and the Miss Michigan pageant, as well as various television appearances and photo shoots. But they primarily use their talents on clients seated at the salon’s BlowDry Bar. Here, they check scalp conditions, then address any problems with treatments tailored to each customer. The team's expertise also extends to chic haircuts, current color trends, customized facials, bridal services, and expert waxing designed to provide brows with the exact amount of arch needed to play a supervillain.
New Edge Health is an anti-aging & rejuvinative medical practice specializing in the latest medical weight loss programs, aesthetic and cosmetic treatments, as well as well care. All programs and treatments are administered by a Physician.
Doctor of Chiropractic Denise McDaniel expressed an interest in science at an early age, but it took a series of minor auto injuries to narrow her sights on the field of physical therapy. Those injuries had left her with daily headaches, and she paid her first visit to a chiropractor in search of relief. Within two weeks, her headaches were gone. They had been replaced with something else: a genuine interest in a career in chiropractic.
It’s safe to say that Dr. McDaniel has come a long way since then. Having opened and operated four clinics throughout Michigan, she has perfected a model of chiropractic care that focuses unrelentingly on the individual patient. She divides each treatment into three phases: relief care, corrective care, and wellness care. Generally speaking, the first of these phases addresses and reduces symptoms with adjustments, the second restores the body with assisted exercises and stretches, and the third helps promote a healthy lifestyle with routine chiropractic care.
To supplement her treatments, Dr. McDaniel has taken two certified massage therapists on board at McDaniel Chiropractic. These therapists work closely with the chiropractor to devise custom massages that treat chronic pain, improve circulation, and help necks work toward their ultimate goal of rotating 360 degrees.
Lymphologists and lumberjacks concur that a Swedish massage is an invaluable ally in the ongoing quest for total health. Swedish massages employ several styles of expansive and ebbing strokes to relieve tension, mellow the muscles, and restore free-flowing fluency to the toxin-dispersal chutes of the lymphatic system. During effleurage, the hands smoothly circle the skin like epidermal ice skates as a primer for renewed venous and lymphatic circulation. The petrissage and tapotement strokes knead and knock on pressure points in the humanhide, while friction strokes untie the knots in the shoelaces of your muscle fibers. The vibration stroke goes all "cell-phone setting during a ballet" on the back and the limbs to get blood and muscles moving. The lesser-known high-five move at the end of the Swedish massage generates camaraderie and coolness.