Like bread dough, backs must be kneaded and molded before they’re flexible enough to be used to carry extraordinary amounts of chocolate chips through airport security. Increase your back’s pliability with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one month of unlimited hydromassage table use at Central Chiropractic (a $30 value).
Doctor of Chiropractic Gina Yaritz and the team of massage therapists employ a varied array of hands-on techniques and noninvasive chiropractic methods to treat injuries, stiffness, back pain, and other ailments. Dry hydromassage mends the meat suit by combining the rejuvenating benefits of hydrotherapy, massage therapy, acupressure, thermotherapy, and soft-tissue manipulation. In each 10- to 15-minute dry hydromassage, visitors rest fully clothed on the waterbed-like table, under which a roving squad of jets shoot streams of heated water along your backside to knead tight muscles and give the sensation of riding a mature dolphin. In addition to tension relief, treatments may also result in increased blood circulation, range of motion, and pain relief. The apparatus's tableside touchscreen allows patients to control the placements of the jets, the duration of the massage, and the sultriness of the table’s Ella Fitzgerald–like singing voice.
Over the last two decades, Dr. Gina Yaritz has helped countless patients find relief from such ailments as arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and TMJ. She finds success through a number of techniques, including chiropractic adjustments—both manual and instrument-assisted—, massage therapy, and even cold laser therapy. But while she's able to help relieve pain and symptoms of spinal injury, she understands that lifestyle choices play a big role in injury prevention, which is why she also provides her patients with fitness advice and nutritional counseling.