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Rahul Gupta has been enamored with the rejuvenating effects of massage for most of his life. At the urging of a friend, he decided to channel this passion into a profession by becoming a licensed therapist and founding RG Massage & Wellness. Gupta specializes in treating the sorts of chronic pains that affect the neck, shoulder, and lower back. Since virtually every client experiences these pains differently, he customizes his approach for each appointment and utilizes specific modalities to better address the troublesome areas. Gentle Swedish strokes can help ease tension near the surface, although Gupta can also use deep-tissue pressure, neuromuscular therapy, or heated stones provide much-needed relief. In addition to soothing aches, these massages can help clients by increasing circulation, making joints more flexible, or even improving posture.
After years spent working in customer-service-oriented fields, licensed massage therapists Kristina and Lee Palmer learned a thing or two about easing tension. Today, the therapists at Full Spectrum Therapy and Bodywork continue to make customer satisfaction a top priority, customizing every massage to address the particular ails of any back they meet. Swedish massage stimulates circulation and provides general relaxation to muscles that may be new to massage, and deep-tissue and neuromuscular techniques delve deeper to relieve the chronic aches and pains that muscles only mention in their journals.
Precision Chiropractic and Rehabilitation is a chiropractic wellness center that believes in treating the body as a whole. The center’s board-certified chiropractic physician and health professionals offer chiropractic adjustments, massages, spinal decompression, and therapeutic ultrasounds for everything from musculoskeletal and sports injuries to migraines. They are passionate about finding and treating the root causes of health problems rather than just alleviating the symptoms.
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At a young age, Dr. James E. McMinn accompanied his army father across the world—a journey that gained the attention of Birmingham Medical News. This early exposure to other cultures introduced Dr. McMinn to a panoply of cultures, but most importantly, it taught him to find common ground between his beliefs and those of others. Now, as an established Western-trained doctor with more than two decades of experience, Dr. McMinn has found a balance between healing patients with science-based treatments and holistic therapies. And it is back in his hometown of Birmingham that he provides these [integrative medical](http://www.mcminnclinic.com/about/integrative-medicine] services at his namesake clinic.
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