The skilled staff at Back to Essentials uses alternative therapies in a holistic and preventive approach to health. Services range from detoxification treatments such as colon hydrotherapy and ionic footbaths to pain-easing massages and chiropractic adjustments. In addition to quelling aches and ousting toxins, an infrared sauna can give skin a healthy glow, like that of a comet that’s just run a marathon. To help clients cultivate healthy lifestyles, Dr. Claire Wages teaches them about anatomy, physiology, and the dynamics of disease prevention.
Mary White believes in the power of movement to rehabilitate both bodies and minds. As an alternative health expert who has been practicing for almost 20 years, she relies on an integration of yoga, massage, and water movement therapy to put clients on the path to wellness. Her programs are entirely inclusive, welcoming yoga beginners to experience the same restorative poses that have benefitted athletes and irreparably tangled acrobat pairs.
Inside the studio, a blend of styles—including Kundalini, Bikram, and Vinyasa flow—merge with Pilates and muscle-specific stretches. The combination of motion-based techniques works to combat pain and recurring ailments as it hones enough mental focus to defuse a bomb while stressed out by the fact that you’re in a cartoon in the first place. Mary strives to dispense her teachings to walk-in students as well as specific therapy groups, including Alzheimer's patients and single women in need of support.
At Rehab Bar & Grill, guests kick back at tables and bar-side seats to peruse a menu stacked with rib-eye steaks, six styles of buffalo wings, and hot dogs topped with chili, cheese, or onions. The kitchen prepares snacks until midnight on weekends, fueling conversations and pool games until the wee hours of the morning. Club-style lights illuminate an oversized dance floor where patrons dance to DJ-curated soundtracks three nights a week. DJ Donnie Dramatic blends hip-hop beats with Top 40 melodies during his Tuesday-night sets, and DJ Sean Cronin swathes Saturday nights in house music and drum-and-bass grooves. There are six 24-inch LCD televisions hovering over the 30-foot bar, helping sports fans applaud football tackles, basketball dunks, and the graceful pirouettes of monster trucks.
LaShea Simpson revitalizes clients with custom aesthetic and massage-therapy sessions. Her massage skills run the gamut from traditional Swedish and prenatal treatments to pressure-point massages that relax scalps with Ayurvedic oils. Along with muscles, LaShea soothes skin with a variety of facials that mollify sensitive skin more effectively than plugging each pore with a pacifier. Her services also include spa standards such as reflexology, eyelash extensions, waxing, and peels.
Board-certified in two states, Dr. Thomas Taylor has built on his degree from Life University College of Chiropractic by participating in seminars across the country and presenting his field research to colleagues. At Alignment Specific Chiropractic Clinic, he helps his clients boost their ability to heal themselves by locating and correcting subluxations and spinal misalignments. With newly freed nervous systems, his patients can experience less sickness, increased mobility, and better focus and productivity.
Doctors and massage therapists join forces to address alignment issues, joint stiffness, and muscular tension all within the same visit to HealthSource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab. Massage therapists correct muscular imbalances in shoulders and backs with hands licensed in therapeutic massage and shadow-puppet recital. Chiropractic consultations provide detailed assessments of the ailments behind each client's particular symptoms, as well as specific instructions for massage therapists and recommended courses of action.