After years of working as physical therapists in the Boston area, Joint Ventures co-owners Dan Brownridge and Dave Larson noticed one major aspect missing from in most clinics—a personal relationship between the healer and patient. The duo created Joint Ventures in an effort to bring those strong relationships to their community through advanced integrated healthcare clinics where each patient gets optimal one-on-one time with their physical therapists. At all five locations, Dan and Dave’s more than 35 practitioners craft detailed treatment plans using the facility's four-lane pools and cardio and weight machines, including therapies ranging from acupuncture to massage, yoga, or personal training. Throughout each patient’s therapy, the team of practitioners keeps their interpersonal skills on point with regular meaningful patient-therapist conversations that end with the pair weaving BFF bracelets from each others’ hair.
The experienced practitioners at Chinatown Pain Relief Massage drive away aches and balance energy levels using an array of Eastern bodywork techniques. Reflexology, which is typically performed on the feet, but can also be used on hands, heads, or vestigial tails, targets very specific points with focused pressure and kneading.
Trigger-point massage goes after knots and areas of tension while also reducing inflammation and boosting immunity. The traditional Chinese practice of cupping promotes blood flow to treatment zones with the use of glass suction cups.
At Healthy Foot Spa feet get the royal treatment from therapists skilled in Chinese foot reflexology. By applying gentle pressure to every acupuncture point on the foot, clients can experience relief as stress floats away, energy levels rise, and blood circulation speeds up like a snail that stumbled onto a 50-foot waterslide. Healthy Foot Spa, which is outfitted with purple hues, floral accents, and calming décor, also allows clients to enjoy a tandem massage in the private couples room.
Originally started in 1998 as The AIDS Care Project, a nonprofit organization that still provides free acupuncture to patients with HIV/AIDS, Pathway to Wellness expanded in 2000 to a full service clinic offering treatments besides acupuncture. Though the treatments at Pathways to Wellness cost money, they’re available to everyone and not limited to acupuncture. The center’s experienced staff, which includes 12 licensed acupuncturists, a bodywork practitioner, and a mother that kisses boo-boos, shepherds visitors toward good health with traditional acupuncture, Chinese herb therapy, and Shiatsu bodywork. Nurturing the mind as well as the body, Pathways’ third-floor office houses educational resources and materials that cover an array of topics, such as holistic therapies, public health, and HIV/AIDS. The staff also regularly conducts research, including a clinical trial on acupuncture’s effects on women who have HIV/AIDS.
The massage practice of Life Energy Massage's Joe Chan and his staff is rooted in the theories of traditional Chinese medicine. During acupressure massage, their nimble hands focus on points that can reopen energy channels, prompting the body to release toxins, stimulate circulation, and come back into balance. These sessions can range from fostering relaxation with soothing pressure to more intense therapy to relieve chronic pain. Though trained in Eastern techniques, the therapists are also well-versed in Western modalities, and will perform a deep-tissue massage or reflexology if requested or a sports massage if you're bored in right field.
Our office focuses on maximizing human potential through Chiropractic care, trigger point therapy, exercises and nutrition. We use not only chiropractic adjustments but numerous muscle techniques to get you out of pain quickly.