Massage therapist Mia Corvin possesses a unique respect for the art of massage. More than just a pampering treat, she believes that massage's healing touch is vital to a well-balanced life. To Mia, awakening the senses and savoring tranquil silence—features inherent to a massage studio—are hardly superfluous. They're the things that make life worth living. She created Elixir Vitae Spa to share these essentials with others.
Named after the Latin phrase for the alchemical "elixir of life," the spa lives up to its mystically medicinal name. There, healing massages deliver non-invasive therapies powered by gliding Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressure, and heat from simmering volcanic stones. Clients can also extend their calming treatment with a full list of add-ons, which range from aromatherapy sessions powered by essential botanical oils to steamy hot towel foot wraps.
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.
At Photon LED Therapy, machines beam wavelengths of blue, yellow, and red light into the body simultaneously to promote natural healing from within. Each therapy session uses LEDs and a proprietary delivery system to stimulate biological responses at the cellular level, triggering the release of enzymes that increase cellular metabolism. Aside from boosting energy and alleviating stress, light therapy can be used to treat skin problems, help athletes heal from sports injuries, and counteract signs of aging.
Licensed acupuncturist Michael Koziol first became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine while living in Guangzhou, China. He returned to the United States to receive his master of science in Oriental Medicine, and now joins fellow acupuncturist Raminta Jonyniene in treating clients within a community setting. In addition to acupuncture, they offer tai chi classes to help reduce tension and increase flexibility.
Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Russell, who has been practicing since 1990, has helped alleviate numerous symptoms in patients of all ages?all by manually adjusting the spine. As a certified chiropractic sports physician and a orthopedic specialist, Russell is passionate about alleviating patients' pain and restoring function to their entire bodies, from their feet to their dorsal fins. But his goals go beyond reducing existing symptoms. Citing his belief that all the body's systems are interconnected, Russell defines true health as more than the absence of disease and hopes to impart his patients with active wellness.