For more than 35 years, Dr. Miesse and the staff of Miesse's Herbs have worked to help the community balance mind, body, and spirit. The store is home to a crew of friendly, knowledgeable staffers who lead visitors in the right direction down aisles stocked with herbs and supplements ranging from daily multivitamins to those specifically made to bolster respiratory health.
Gravity Spa balances the body and swaddles the aura with a plethora of healing massage style —Swedish, lomi lomi, and healing crystal–performed by the patient paws of licensed massage therapists. The relationship class, a couples' knot-kneading workshop, ignites tea-light romances into flamethrower flirtations with a roughly two-hour-long course on soothing massage techniques and fire-safety guidelines. Or, the less academically inclined can choose to banish muscle tension with a 60-minute four-handed couples' massage, which incorporates warm oil and long strokes as two therapists, one per significant other, work in sync on each side of the body. Circulation may improve and toxins can be released as coupled muscles sleepily surrender memories from remote-control battles and it's-your-turn-to-clean-the-hovercraft debates.
The family who started Olive Tree Wellness Center has firsthand experience with chronic disease and illness, as multiple family members have active Lyme Disease from ticks. After exploring the treatment options available to them and finding limited solutions, they turned to alternative medicine. They found these more holistic treatments to be less invasive and less toxic, but still effective. Inspired by this discovery, they founded Olive Tree Wellness to help others find healing through alternative methods such as infrared therapy, organic skincare, and nutritional supplements.
Dr. Curtis Hoyt and the team of licensed massage therapists at Troy Chiropractic Wellness & Massage Center ease uptight muscles with a selection of body-balancing services. Massage-seeking clients recline for a muscle kneading that proceeds with the long, gentle strokes of the relaxation method or the firmer pressure necessary for unfurling deep-tissue tangles. Chiropractic and decompression treatments unfurl corkscrewed spines and attempt to alleviate the chronic pains associated with degenerative disc disease. Specialized decompression tables send pulses through spines as a computer targets nerves pinched while exercising or discs scratched during overzealous DJ sets.
Inside Holten Wellness Center, a spacious fitness area bustles with trainers, wellness coaches, massage staff, and clients of weight loss services. Nutrition experts guide clients of all ages through the Weightloss to Wellness program with nutritional, physical, and laser-pointer-chasing exercises. While exercise has its place, the center also acknowledges the role of relaxation in holistic health. Massage therapists offer seven massage modalities whose goals range from spa-like pampering to therapy during serious illness or surgery.
Cindy Guirino is a registered and licensed dietitian and a solution-focused weight-management therapist with more than 15 years of experience. After a preliminary evaluation, Guirino will test your metabolism's knowledge of 80s sitcoms and determine your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which is how many calories your body is burning while at rest. Using this information, Cindy can work with you to determine weight-loss goals and a plan of action to overcome the donut lobbyists and other challenges standing in the way of a more healthy life.