In Focus: Austin Bodyworx
Location: Far West/Northwest Hills
Specialties: deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, sports massage
The atmosphere: professional, but no-frills
Ask for: Alex. Past clients praise his knowledgeable work with pressure points.
As a child visiting his grandfather's small clinic in Garland, Dr. Eric Wu witnessed the rejuvenating benefits of traditional acupuncture therapy firsthand. Then later in life, when an automobile accident had left him with chronic pain, Dr. Wu found relief in the form of chiropractic care. Because of these past experiences, Dr. Wu embraces both approaches at his practice, knowing that a combination of chiropractic sessions and acupuncture treatments tends to have a synergistic effect upon a person's health.
Chiropractic care and acupuncture share the common goal of jump-starting the body's natural healing capabilities, albeit by different means. During chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Wu checks for any misaligned vertebrae, which can place pressure on the spinal cord and interfere with the nervous system's function. Correcting these alignment issues facilitates uninterrupted communication between organs and helps alleviate the constant aches and fatigue that can interfere with everyday life. Alternately, acupuncture treatments focus on points of stagnation in the flow of the body's natural energies. These blockages can be removed by inserting needles, applying fingertip pressure, or using electrical stimulation. Dr. Wu specializes in needle-free acupuncture, opting instead to stimulate pressure points with a low electrical current, making the treatment ideal for children and adults afraid of needles. Needle-free treatment is also helpful for treatment of sensitive points on the head and face. Both chiropractic sessions and acupuncture appointments promote a sense of holistic wellbeing, without resorting to unnecessary medications, surgeries, or tongue-depressor prescriptions. Instead, they aim to relieve existing symptoms while also bolstering the body's ability to stave off future complications.
As advocates of health and beauty for the whole body, Krystal Kincaid and the team at The Natural Way offer customized facials, microdermabrasion, waxing treatments, and therapeutic massage. The studio fosters a passionate belief in natural remedies, and thus only uses natural and organic products—such as paraben-free serums from Skin by Ann Webb—when customizing each treatment to the client's individual issues, from easing acne problems to diminishing the signs of aging. The spa's far-infrared sauna has three spectrums of heat to penetrate the body and relieve pain, improve circulation, aid in weight loss, and boost cell immunity. Clients can augment these benefits by combining an infrared sauna session with a session of the spa's therapeutic massage. In fact, most treatments can be enhanced with an add-on, such as a hydrating foot scrub, or a peppermint cooling scalp massage.
Krystal's journey into the wellness trade began in Florida, where she earned her massage license. When she moved to Austin, her expertise in neuromuscular therapy and Swedish massage proved so impressive to the locals that she soon decided to open her own wellness spa. Her vision found its realization in The Natural Way, a suite spa with four private treatment rooms and a team of therapists who specialize in five types of therapeutic massage. Among these, the ancient method of ashiatsu is a standout. Its foot pressures are designed to ease chronic pains, increase blood flow, and reset the hard drive at the base of the spine.
From skin treatments to massages, Austin's CoCo Salon and Day Spa is a luxury day spa that offers a wide variety of services.
Maintain youthful and smooth skin with an efficient skin care treatment, such as a body wrap, chemical peel, facial peels, IPL, and microdermabrasion.
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At CoCo Salon and Day Spa, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I have had Fibromyalgia for over 20 yrs now and massage therapy has been the biggest factor in managing
this condition. I know chronic pain and I know how to treat it
with Massage. Let me help you find the keys to an active, happy, and full life once again.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My business partner and I started this business right after graduating from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic. I am a former EMT with a great desire to help others and years of knowledge and experience in the health industry.
What do you love most about your job?
I have always been fascinated by the human body and the connection between mind, body and spirit. With massage therapy, I am able to touch all three and heal with my very own hands. I am very familiar with pain, anxiety and depression. So,
I have compassion and understanding for my clients' needs.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I once had a client tell me that she wondered if I prayed before her massage because she felt "healing energy" and her pain was completely gone. I loved this feedback because she not only felt pain-free; she felt the dramatic upswing in her spirit.
This result is my goal for all massages I perform.
Four Things about Austin Orthodontic Specialists
For more than two decades, Dr. Michael Dillingham has helped children, teens, and adults attain healthier, more confident smiles. Furthermore, both he and his staff keep pace with the latest treatment technologies through ongoing training and participation with organizations such as the American Association of Orthodontics. Read on to learn more about their approach:
They look both above and beneath the teeth. Assessing orthodontic health requires understanding what’s happening below the gumline as much as what’s happening above. Using digital x-ray imaging, Dr. Dillingham can show and explain each patient’s unique issues.
They specialize in multiple treatment options. By mastering a range of orthodontic treatments, Dr. Dillingham and his team can offer a range options, from traditional braces to Invisalign, so patients can identify their best options.
They’re experts in the Damon System. This new type of treatment not only straightens teeth, but can also enhance structural features of the face for a more prominent smile. Even better, it typically requires no tooth extractions or other forms of oral surgery.
They’ll walk you through financial options. Orthodontics often requires a substantial investment. The staff helps patients understand insurance coverages, as well as financing options such as payment plans.