With spinal manipulations, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling in their arsenal, the staff of physicians and therapists at Draughon Chiropractic aim to help their clients achieve their physical bests. Technological advances––including cold-laser therapy, neuromuscular treatments, and ultrasound treatments––tend to spines, and an onsite massage clinic provides clients with therapies that can help boost their ability to recover from injury or tackle eating or sleeping disorders.
Licensed massage therapist and instructor Clarissa Gonzalez-Wiggs has spent more than six years refining her professional skills in muscle manipulation. Over the course of her career, Clarissa has helped clients work through many ailments through a diverse array of modalities, from fostering stress relief with gentle Swedish massages to helping ease chronic pain from naps on the guest room's bed of nails with more intense deep-tissue techniques. During her trigger-point therapy sessions, the patient plays an active role in the treatment by taking deep, mindful breaths as she applies strategically placed pressure to alleviate tension and discomfort. For a multi-sensory experience, any of Clarissa's services can be enhanced with stimulating aromatherapy oils.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Aficionada, located inside of Salon N'Vious, want their clients to feel relaxed, healthy, and happy. Their 60-minute Swedish massages combine lotions or oils with several different strokes, including kneading and percussion, to loosen to tight muscles and aid in healing and pain management.
When it comes to the integration of Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. Carlos Chapa might as well be the poster child. He spent nearly a decade learning and practicing Western medicine, first as a medic in the U.S. Marines, then as a civilian paramedic. When he took a sabbatical from his budding medical career to study abroad in China, Dr. Chapa's early interest in natural cures?stemming from visits to his grandmother's small town in Mexico, where she acted as the town healer?took root in the form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He delved head-first into this new passion, earning his master's degree and then his PhD in Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University in South Korea, which led him to study at one of the world's first hospitals that integrated Eastern and Western principles.
Today, Dr. Chapa brings this integrative approach to clients at Valley Ranch Acupuncture. As a licensed acupuncturist who has treated thousands of patients, he uses this 5,000 year old technique to decrease pain, boost energy, and affect hormone levels in clients, all with the aim of treating the root cause of the issues and not only focusing only on the symptoms. True to his forward-thinking style, Dr. Chapa may even swap out the hair-thin, virtually painless acupuncture needles for a laser. The low-energy beam is used to target the same locations and produce the same results as acupuncture needles, but require no penetration of the skin.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jay Ferguson and his staff follow the guiding lights of compassion, personalization, and thoroughness as they assess and mend frames. Whether they're adjusting displaced vertebrae or treating bodily ailments through the ear stimulation of auriculotherapy, they take the time to get to know their patients. Ferguson and his staff also help to alleviate injuries with massage therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, and cryotherapy, in which a cooling gel works to reduce swelling and attract the massaging hugs of polar bears.