Total Health Chiropractic’s well-rounded team of chiropractic doctors, nutritional coaches, and rehab assistants uses its vast knowledge of the human body to improve each client’s overall well-being. The staff aims to not only eases bodily aches with adjustments, decompression therapy, and 50 forms of spinal traction, but also to help clients reshape their physiques with weight-loss programs, Power Plate machines, TRX fitness classes, and boot-camp classes. The center uses advanced technology to further analyze clients’ physical conditions, including digital x-rays and BioSpace’s InBody520, which measures body mass, body fat, and body water.
At Delta Chiropractic Center, Doctors of Chiropractic Roost and Dail solve back problems with the help of computerized techniques, which has helped them gain recognition from City Pulse and become the official chiropractic office of Lansing's semipro football team. During the exam and consultation, the doctors determine the best course of healing action and read bones' most telling diary entries. The one-hour massage helps to relieve musculoskeletal pain, encourage circulation, increase range of motion, and bring up the patient's relaxation quotient by 10 points on a scale of one to beach. Delta Chiropractic Center realigns body kinks with a variety of techniques, including the ProAdjuster, for which Dr. Roost is the only Class III-certified ProAdjuster doctor in mid-Michigan. A handheld device connected to a computer, the ProAdjuster gently taps the body to analyze and realign the spine with a combination of current technology and traditional chiropractic adjustment techniques.
From the Eastern artwork in the Buddha Room to the sloping woodwork of the Pyramid Room's walls, the decor inside ACC Natural Healing & Wellness Solutions mirrors the serenity of its services. These pictures of peace fill a Victorian-style home, where a team of specialists remedies stress and soreness. The practitioners espouse a natural and holistic approach to ailments—rather than simply quieting symptoms, they prefer to relax the mind as well as the muscles, tailoring their treatments to address the needs of each client.
At the head of the staff is owner Karen Kraft, a certified massage therapist and reiki master. Karen, who beat cancer three times, has a distinct sense of empathy when soothing her patrons' aches. Doctor of Chiropractic Rosemary Benjamin, meanwhile, adjusts spines with a gentle approach that avoids the traditional joint-cracking twists and prescriptions for constant somersaults. A reflexologist, an auricular acupuncturist, and a hypnotherapist also contribute to the well-rounded treatment menu. Guests can attend workshops and guided meditation seminars to supplement their therapies with lessons on tai chi, polarity yoga, and self-awareness.
Jim Bertrau, the founder of Great Lakes Wellness Group, turned to alternative medicine as a result of his own personal experiences with healthcare. After conventional medical treatments failed to meet his needs, Bertrau discovered that eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, and raising his own spiritual awareness were the keys to better health. He now believes that the path to overall health begins with treating the whole person, rather than the symptoms.
To share what he has learned, Bertrau performs holistic treatments that address the underlying causes of disease and discomfort, all without the use of drugs or surgery. He empowers people to actively participate in their own future well-being by offering nutritional consultations and customized, four-phase programs designed to get to the root cause of illness. The programs include a pH analysis to check sugar and salt levels, a personalized food plan, and a live-cell analysis—a nutritional-microscopy technique used to find internal imbalances. Bertrau is also certified in auricular acupuncture by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), which he uses to diminish stress and pain by placing needles at five designated points along the outer ear.
For the past five years, Tamara Thomas has been soothing shoulders and unknotting muscles during her relaxing massages. Believing that massage is a necessity, not a luxury, she glides hands over backs during tension-relieving Swedish massages or works to alleviate pain during targeted deep-tissue massages. She adds pampering treatments to the massages to further relax guests, such as dipping hands in warm paraffin, or placing warm stones on specific bodily areas.
Doctor of Chiropractic Kim Miller considers herself part of a team. During appointments at Balance Your Life Chiropractic, she works closely with clients to uncover the source of their ailments before devising a treatment plan. Her passion is working with pregnant women and children, and a certification in the Webster technique allows her to gently correct pelvic misalignments to help babies move into ideal positions or graceful arabesques prior to birth. She’s also certified in the Graston technique, in which she uses stainless-steel instruments to break down scar tissue affecting patients’ mobility. Whatever the treatment method, Dr. Miller follows up with patients to ensure their health has improved and their problems have ceased.
Inside Balance Your Life’s newly remodeled office, patients wind their way through an x-ray suite, massage room, and children’s treatment room that boasts bright blue walls and a treatment bed balanced atop a giant, yellow fish. Out in the waiting lounge, a flat-screen TV flashes entertaining programming and x-ray sightings of celebrity spines.