At Americana Nail Company, Leah Parker and her staff of experienced aestheticians glitz up nails with a full line of manicures, pedicures, polishes, and acrylic nails. Parker has set up a space whose hardwood floors, bountiful plants, and neutral-toned furniture create a relaxing oasis inspired by nature. The staffers, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art without the use of hammers. Clients can unwind with shiatsu massages in pedicure chairs or soothe feet in a whirlpool pedicure tub during reflexology treatments.
As a young athlete, Adrienne Ramsey led a healthy lifestyle by competing on cheerleading and track teams. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in health education and a master's in healthcare administration. With this resumé, she could have easily landed a cushy desk job but instead took her passion for health to the streets by earning her massage license. Today, this member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals mends muscle tension with a roster of modalities. Beyond staples such as deep-tissue and Swedish massage, she also employs trigger-point therapy to unravel tense knots and reflexology to target pressure points in the feet, a practice said to ease pain in other areas of the body and ensure feet haven't been replaced with squeaky toys.
At their five offices across Columbus, Inner Health Chiropractic's doctors take a preventive approach to wellness, eschewing conventional methods that only tackle problems after they've developed. Instead, the practitioners focus on developing a comprehensive wellness plan for each client with the goal of preventing, not merely treating, illness and pain. Encompassing lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, treatments run the gamut from spinal adjustment and physiotherapy to food counseling and personalized pinky-toe massage.
At Massage on Kenwick, licensed massage therapist Richard Schwitzerlett digs into muscles with the help of natural oils to root out pockets of tension. He customizes therapeutic massages for each client, focusing on a single area or ranging across the entire body with long, rolling pressures. Rossiter techniques apply weights and guided stretches to limbs to break up connective tissue. Hot-stone massages glide heated river rocks over the body, leaving clients in a state of relaxation not experienced since their one-hour handshake with James Taylor.
The doctors at Premier Chiropractic Centers circumvent the potential hazards of surgery and medications with non-invasive chiropractic techniques. Each doctor is an expert in the back and neck and tracks down subluxations in the spine that can cause pain or numbness virtually anywhere in the body. With a combination of massages, gentle adjustments, and physical therapy, the doctors nudge slipped discs into healthier positions. Aside from hands-on treatments, the doctors also dole out nutritional advice and outfit feet with custom orthotics designed to promote straighter posture.
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