Palmer College of Chiropractic–educated Doctor of Chiropractic Samuel Hammel believes that chiropractic care is about much more than easing pain. Specifically, he states on his website that “it is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life.” In addition to working on total wellness with a variety of diversified and low-force techniques on the spine, he adjusts knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, and hands.
During one-hour reiki sessions, Energy Within’s compassionate therapist and certified reiki master, Jill Slunick, coddles the body with safe, gentle touches that can center chi and regenerate life forces. She can also conduct a symphony of healing by moving her hands slightly above the body if preferred. Reiki’s reported benefits include a calm feeling of increased lightness, clarity of outlook on life, and diminished stress, tension, and physical pain. Customers have been said to experience additional benefits of improved eyesight, better sleep, and decoded Braille back tattoos.
It was a back injury sustained as a Black Hawk pilot that first introduced Ronald Warner to the powers of chiropractic treatment. After 20 years spent in the army, he felt the call to serve again. And so, finding his pain cured, he became a chiropractic practitioner, determined to help others live pain free. As a former military pilot, he found himself drawn to a type of care that relied on precision and objectivity: a type of care known as upper cervical technique. This form of treatment––which involves making careful and specific spinal adjustments––can be especially helpful to those suffering from conditions such as multiple sclerosis, parkinsons, fibromyalgia, and vertigo.
Today, Dr. Warner also offers a variety of other services to help his clients live better lives. Biofeedback sessions and nutritional analysis help identify and correct imbalances within the body, and hair mineral analysis can help reveal aspects about a patient's diet, such as whether they're getting enough vital nutrients or drinking enough shampoo.
From a young age, Rosibel Kersjes, CMT, absorbed not only the multicultural influences of her native Venezuela, but also the teachings of her Chinese grandfather, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine. After years of witnessing the power of natural healing, she decided to pursue massage and bodywork to enhance others' mental and physical well-being. Beyond state-level and national certifications in massage therapy, Kersjes has trained and been certified in specialty techniques including bamboo fusion massage and cupping therapeutic massage. She is also versed in Ruthie Piper Hardee's Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, in which she walks barefoot on the back, making deep, sweeping strokes that push out bodily toxins and muscle knots.
The holistic philosophy—that the state of the entire body should be considered when treating an ailment—guides the staff at Kalamazoo Manual Therapy through their treatments, which include manual therapy, pediatric massage, medical acupuncture, infrared sauna sessions, and hot-stone therapy. Each of these therapies offers a different approach to wellness, allowing staff to fortify the body's self-healing abilities without drugs or magic spells.