Whereas guitarists who fail to achieve rock stardom are left with only a lifetime supply of 7-inch coasters, drummers can often successfully parlay their skills into back-pounding careers as massage therapists. Unplug pain with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a 60-minute neuromuscular massage at Natural Healing Arts in Bradenton (a $140 value). Customers also receive complimentary chocolates from Richey's Chocolates.
Natural Healing Arts' licensed massage therapists apply firm pressure to key nerve and muscle pathways, flushing tissue of toxins and releasing the tension that prevents self-healing and repair. Chiropractic doctors assist throughout the hour-long healing sessions, ensuring that circulatory highways remain open during construction and yelling words of encouragement into stethoscopes clipped to the therapists’ ears. Unlike conventional therapy, which heals torn muscles only after they’ve been ravaged by years of recreational wolverine wrestling, Natural Healing Arts emphasizes injury avoidance and combines its services with tips to optimize overall fitness.
Natural Healing Arts
The staff at Natural Healing Arts Medical Center takes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to health and fitness. Inside two Florida facilities, a roster of doctors teams up with chiropractors, massage therapists, and wellness counselors. They each work to structure personalized programs for patients with services ranging from chiropractic care and acupuncture to more modern treatments such as laser therapy. In an effort to foster continued care at home, the staff offers tips to optimize the healing process for current injuries or preventive measures against future aches and pains.