When licensed massage therapist Eric McFerin isn’t teaching massage therapy at Heritage College, he’s performing it at Massage Therapy by Eric McFerin. At his practice, he specializes in multiple modalities that range from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, and reiki—a Japanese form of energy healing. Also a former NCAA swimmer, Eric draws on his extensive athletic knowledge to perform sports massage and help increase performance through rock tape application.
The Joint has a simple mission: 'to improve people's lives with routine and affordable chiropractic care.' Their team of skilled chiropractors operate on an appointment-free basis, helping to ensure that people can receive treatment despite busy schedules, and membership programs help to keep costs low.
Urban Acupuncture Center grew out of the shared vision of three friends. Licensed acupuncturists Steve Drugan, Sue Bowlus, and Linda Chun were passionate about the ancient Chinese technique's potential to heal—especially after finding personal relief from conditions such as migraines and sciatica—and wanted to make it accessible to more people. After learning that clinics across the country were offering services on a sliding scale, the trio took a trip to Detroit to visit three community acupuncture centers. They saw people from all walks of life receiving acupuncture treatments together, and, recognizing the need for a similar establishment in Ohio, decided to found their own community-minded clinic.
Today, within the center's open, communal setting, patients relax in cushy leather recliners among Asian-inspired room dividers and multimedia works crafted by local artists while thin, sterile needles alleviate the stresses and imbalances that leave bodies low. Patients await treatment on the reception area’s pew-like bench beside a trickling fountain, where they can focus on centering their energies or finding the moisture needed to affix a temporary tattoo.
Even as a child, Christina Wallace knew that she wanted to heal people. So it was natural for her to opt to study premed at UC Berkeley in California. However, her focus shifted from Western medicine to traditional Chinese medicine after being involved in a serious car accident her senior year of college. Suffering from debilitating headaches and vertigo, Christina found no relief from medical doctors. She soon turned to acupuncture, and within weeks, her health returned. Today, she draws on that experience—as well as her studies in Beijing—to treat others suffering ailments, from headaches and vertigo to emotional distress, digestive issues, and back pain.
For more than a decade, the acupuncturists and health professionals at Acupuncture & NAET Clinic have used traditional Eastern medicine to help clients on their path to wellness. Their techniques and treatments aid patients as they work to quit smoking, lose weight, lessen pain, and eliminate allergies. Using techniques and treatments such as cupping, qi gong, and acupuncture, the staff redirects energy throughout the body without relying on cumbersome traffic cones.
When asked about her choice of career, Juli Burris often breaks into a smile and says, "I do what I love and love what I do." She turned her passion for relieving tension into a career at Miami-Jacobs Career College, where she honed techniques such as Swedish bodywork, deep-tissue pressure, and removing a six-foot party sub from a fanny pack. Juli offers all of these services and more out of her private Knead Deep Therapy studio.