Even down to its decor, Sacred Stone Massage and Bodywork exudes comfort. The space’s airy feel and soothing color palette take guests in with slate-gray walls, soft lighting, and plush blankets and pillows that adorn the furniture. The spa’s licensed massage therapists embrace and complement the mellow ambiance with a host of massage services. They stretch and soothe aching muscles during relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue sessions and give expectant mothers a break from the tension that comes with carrying an infant and constantly fighting off flocks of storks with prenatal treatments. Hot stones and paraffin wax augment some sessions, whereas others include peppermint- and lavender-infused scrubs.
While Dr. Karrie Vander Sluis' tenure as a board-certified athletic trainer was rewarding, her interests shifted toward the art of chiropractic treatments. She went to Palmer College of Chiropractic to become a chiropractor, and now spends her days adjusting spines and extremities to alleviate patients? bad backs, tingling limbs, and migraines in the fun, welcoming environment of her own office. Her experience in athletic training and physical rehabilitation helped her build comprehensive treatment program that allow patients to hold adjustments longer between visits, decreasing the amount of time needed for relief and stabilization of the problem area. Dr. Karrie's chiropractic skills have even taken her to Brazil, where she delivered treatment to underprivileged patients.
Jay Heaverlo is no stranger to hard work. After attaining his master’s of science in traditional Chinese medicine, the licensed acupuncturist traveled to China to advance his studies and improve his language skills. He now leads Midwest Acupuncture Clinic, a center that focuses on treating medical problems at their root with herbal medicine and acupuncture. Jay helps his clients gain relief from conditions that range from arthritis and indigestion to headaches brought on by stress or by greeting others with head butts.
The staff at Anderson Family Chiropractic employs five traditional chiropractic methods?Activator, Diversified, Gonstead, Palmer, and Thompson techniques?to alleviate chronic aches. Clients can also receive pain relief during a physiotherapy session, where the therapists use high-tech approaches to easing discomfort. Meanwhile, at the adjustable subluxation station, doctors scan the spine and provide insight into the patient's muscle function and nerve system. Anderson Family Chiropractic rounds out its wellness services with nutrition counseling and Magic Eye?seeing pointers.
Owner Kimberly Lowman ensures that the Body Detox Center lives up to its name by offering natural, detoxifying treatments that promote optimal well-being. To purge toxins from the skin, clients dip their feet into an electrically stimulated salt-infused footbath. During three cycles of vibrations, Kimberly watches as the water transforms colors and textures, "reading [the] water, like one reads tea leaves…" wrote Jen Mulson for The Gazette. Kimberly’s also helps clients detox on the go with a personal line of North Pole Magnets that come in a variety of easy-to-wear accessories including bracelets, ankle wraps, and alloy-woven footie pajamas. The center also carries Phoenix Nutritional supplements available for purchase.
After Dr. Jennifer Rahe-Thompson graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, she spent three years practicing as an associate doctor before striking out on her own to open Balance Chiropractic & Wellness. Now she heads a family wellness chiropractic practice that treats patients of all ages with holistic techniques and noninvasive procedures for traditional chiropractic ailments, such as neck pain, lower back pain, and headaches. In addition to her membership with the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, Dr. Rahe-Thompson continues to pursue new certifications in chiropractic methods. She also has experience working with athletes and is certified in the Webster Technique, which bolsters neuro-biomechanical function with a stack of dictionaries. To lock in spinal adjustments while instilling calm, she also offers a range of massage services.