Dr. Kevin Fogarty employs years of professional experience to alleviate chronic pain and bring bodies to their optimal working condition. Chiropractic care aims to improve body function and health with regular spinal adjustments and drug-free, wellness-oriented treatment. During the first visit, an initial exam familiarizes the doctor with patients’ medical histories and concerns, and an x-ray if necessary deliver in-depth analysis of the spine and its glitter-filled core. On following visits, the well-trained hands of an experienced chiropractor deliver healing adjustments to wayward vertebrae, treating injuries and chronic health issues by repairing harmful subluxations, misalignments of spinal bones that place pressure on vital nerves, blocking impulses to important organs or forcing feet to perform involuntary clog-dance routines.
Under the expert guidance of chiropractic physician Timothy Bortz, the staff at Laser Shape harnesses the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology to trim inches from corporeal circumferences. As the red laser light glides across the client’s waistline, back, hips, and thighs, it delves underneath to liquefy and empty each cell’s fat stores, enabling the fat to escape through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. Free of the incisions that other fat-loss procedures rely on, the noninvasive treatment results in little to no pain, bruising, or recovery time.
[Doctors of Chiropractic Eric Janowitz and Bethany Schneider and their team bolster clients’ health with massages, chiropractic adjustments, and diagnoses of imbalances in spinal alignment. Both Dr. Janowitz and Dr. Schneider employ high-tech and traditional hands-on tactics in their practice, from nonsurgical spinal-decompression therapy to cold-laser therapy, which uses a heat-free light beam. The center’s DTS Triton system generates computerized traction, which can help clients with chronic pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, and other ailments. To give back to the community, the chiropractors organize stress-relief breaks in schools and adjust the posture of storefront mannequins.
Located inside Infinity Salon & Spas in Cocoa Beach, Shea Nicole Yoga, Massage, and Reflexology is the private wellness business run by owner Shea Nicole Knight. A licensed massage therapist, reflexologist, and yoga instructor, Shea Nicole is passionate about helping her clients relax and achieve a healthy body and spirit. She eases tight muscles in her clients’ necks and backs and relieves chronic pain and stress through her soothing massage treatments. She also specializes in foot and hand reflexology—the ancient relaxation technique of applying pressure on certain points on the hands or feet thought to correspond to major organ systems in the body. If clients are looking to increase their flexibility and strength, they can take a private or semi-private yoga lesson with Shea Nicole at Infinity Salon or on the beach, which is directly across the street and next to the ocean.
At jon-michele's Massage Therapy, candlelight illuminates calming yellow and cocoa tones as therapists John Kihm and Michelle Johnson deploy an array of massages. Both kneading experts graduated from Space Coast Health Institute, and John went on to complete an internship with the Washington Nationals. The therapists specialize in the injury-assuaging strokes of sports massage, but also employ modalities such as Swedish massage to melt muscle tension more quickly than a radiator melts Legos. Deep-tissue massages delve into tension, hot stones warm targeted points for intense unwinding, and couples and pregnancy massage tend to tense twosomes.
“In this world of modern medicine and technology, healthy aging should matter to everyone,” said Ismael Beloso, DO, medical director of Changes Medical & Wellness Spa in an interview in Insight Magazine. Armed with lasers and holistic therapies, Dr. Beloso and his team help patients to hold onto their youth with an integrative menu of rejuvenating treatments. Wrinkles, cellulite, body hair, and spider veins flee when faced with a laser's light, and weight-loss plans and osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT) take a more natural approach to wellness.