Like the three branches of the government, bodies, minds, and souls often find themselves in contentious disagreements over how much wine is too much wine in a voting booth. Reconcile triune tribunals with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a therapeutic massage package at Berman Chiropractic & Wellness (a $335 total value). The package includes the following elements:
- Consultation and exam (a $125 value)
- Three 60-minute massages (a $210 value). Massage choices include the following styles:
- Deep tissue
Led by Doctor Matt Berman—a skilled practitioner boasting experience working with PGA athletes and celebrity performers—the licensed therapists at Berman Chiropractic & Wellness target stress with six types of therapeutic massage techniques. During an initial consultation and exam, Dr. Berman chats with clients about health history, identifies problems, and suggests treatments that can target pain better than a slingshot loaded with aspirin. Once diagnosed, muscle owners unwind during three separate 60-minute massage appointments that can melt muscle tension and boost circulation. Opt for Swedish massages that relax body and mind, Thai massages that focus on stretching, or pre-natal massages that pay close attention to expecting mothers’ precious cargo. For Ashiatsu Oriental Bar massages, a skilled therapist walks barefoot across backs, kneading muscles and stepping onto pressure points according to the Twister boards tattooed across each client’s skin. Horseless-carriage owners can take advantage of the plentiful free parking around Berman Chiropractic & Wellness’ downtown Clayton location.
Berman Chiropractic & Wellness
Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Berman’s abilities have made him somewhat of a celebrity, if his clientele is any indication. In addition to the clients at his private practice—Berman Chiropractic & Wellness—Dr. Berman has performed chiropractic therapies for celebrities including musicians, athletes, and dancers. And despite his precise expertise, his office doesn’t have a clinical feel. A stone wall and relaxed ambiance reminds visitors more of a spa than a doctor’s office.
But Dr. Berman does know a thing or two about clinical settings; he began his medical career working in a hospital, where he observed that patients sustained themselves with long-term medication, too-frequent surgeries, or sugarcoated multivitamins. By contrast, when he began working in a chiropractic office, he recalls that “people were getting better without the use of drugs or surgery.” Inspired by his initial brush with chiropractic, he now combines holistic health services such as spinal-decompression therapies and weight-loss programs with an eight-person massage team that offers 14 different modalities. Dr. Berman, along with Dr. Craig Connor, are members of Professional Sports Care, a chiropractic sports medicine organization that provides services to PGA tour players and professional golf programs.