Owners Heather Harris and Corey Kolln believe in their practice’s powerful benefits, so much so that they encourage regular visits from customers through a membership program that offers deep discounts. Amid their office’s tranquil environment, they administer signature massages that focus on each client's specific problem areas, incorporating hot stones, aromatherapy, and steamed towels for maximum tension and stress relief. As an extra defense against muscle soreness, they can place herbal analgesic patches on muscles, helping to ease pain for up to two days while increasing the likelihood that family members will ask if you've been rolling around in the herb garden again.
Licensed massage therapist Michelle Dusek helps clients of all shapes and sizes overcome the stresses of modern life. Michelle believes that because all bodies are built slightly differently, massages need to be fluid. For this reason, she conforms to an infinite number of body shapes like somebody who makes coffins for snowflakes.
Michelle works equally hard to keep clients comfortable throughout each session. During deep-tissue, trigger-point, or stretching sessions, clients relax on a thickly padded massage bed surrounded with glowing lanterns and potted plants. A large window admits cascades of natural light, letting clients' half-open lids keep tabs on the outside world.
aja Integrative Family Health is the realization of three women’s vision for a place where women and children could receive natural wellness care. Founded by naturopathic doctor Jennifer O’Leary and massage therapists Andrea Thompson and Amanda Casley, this holistic clinic brings together the fields of nutrition, natural medicine, bodywork, and life coaching in the hope of unlocking the body’s ability to heal itself.
At Flow Natural Health Care, Dr. Marsha Hamilton mixes the healing principals of natural medicine with the sciences of modern medical treatments, including Arvigo techniques for Maya abdominal therapy. During each 60-minute Maya abdominal-therapy-massage treatment, a licensed practitioner gently rubs and applies pressure to abdominal and pelvic regions to improve circulatory flow and reduce internal constriction. Men benefit from pressure point therapy on bladders and surrounding nether regions, while gastrointestinal highways are noninvasively relieved of traffic bottlenecks. Through a series of repositioning tactics, women's ornery uteruses get equally assuaged, relieving pain related to monthly cycles, endometriosis, and menopausal-related perils.
Anita J. Traver earned her license in massage therapy to help others attain wellness and align their mind, body, and spirit. To create an easygoing and tranquil environment for clients, she bases her massage practice in her home, which can be found in a peaceful neighborhood disturbed only by the contented “oohs” and “ahhs” of her clients. A member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Anita has had the opportunity to work alongside several naturopathic doctors to learn how to properly treat conditions related to motor-vehicle accidents, chronic pain, postsurgery care, and other ailments. In addition to her Swedish, Thai, and therapeutic massage sessions, Anita is a practicing reiki master and can also perform treatments to reinvigorate the body’s natural energy flow.
Owner Dr. Ryan Minarik is just one of three naturopathic physicians at Elixia Wellness Group, and one of four licensed acupuncturists. As if that wasn't enough expertise, his staff also includes practitioners of Chinese medicine, a chiropractic doctor and yoga teacher, massage therapists, and even a skin technician. With such healers backing him up, Dr. Minarik tackles maladies of all shapes and sizes using a holistic approach that revolves around the individual. Each treatment takes the patient's history into account, as well as factors such as genetics, before tracking down the root cause of issues instead of just medicating symptoms. Once the practitioners have pinpointed the problem, they can assemble a plan of attack using their multiple fields of expertise.
Although Elixia Wellness Group's treatment philosophy stretches back centuries, it keeps an eye on the ever-changing landscape of healing technology. Recently, Dr. Minarik has begun stimulating postinjury healing with platelet-rich-plasma injections. The contemporary method separates platelets—treasure troves of potential regeneration—from the patient’s own blood before returning them to the circulatory stream at the point where torn tendons or arthritis cause pain.