Readers' Choice Awards

Written by Janet Carroll

Vital Living WellSpa is proud to have been voted Fort Wayne’s BEST in two (2) categories for the past 9 years straight. Best – Massage Therapist and Best – Wellness Spa from 2009 – 2017.
Thank you, Fort Wayne.


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VIP Healthy Savings Account

Written by Janet Carroll

Refer your Family & Friends to Vital Living and we'll deposit up to $20 credit into your personal VIP Healthy Savings Account! Redeem up to $20 per visit and apply it toward any service of one hour or more.

*Credit may only be redeemed for services & may not be combined with any other discount offer. Credit may not be transferred to another user. Excludes waxing.

*Must be used within 6 months.


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The Psoas Muscle - Primary Cause of Back and Hip Pain

Written by Janet Carroll

Excerpts from Liz Koch and Barry Krost

Links: www.CoreAwareness.com
www.squidoo.com/psoas

Key to skeletal balance, a sense of orientation and muscular coordination, the balanced pelvis forms a rim-like base for the spinal vertebrae, rib cage, shoulder girdle and head. Shortening of the psoas leads to a host of unfortunate conditions. Inevitably, other muscle groups become involved in compensating for the loss of structural integrity and pelvic instability. Pelvic instability shows itself as pelvic tilts, forward flexion, twists, dips or torques. Symptoms associated with instability include mid and low back pain, hip socket tension, leg length discrepancies, knee and ankle problems, TMJ and jaw pain, difficulty in breathing, groin pain, shoulder pain, difficulty in standing and walking, and excessive muscle tension throughout the body. Even headaches and dizziness may be traced to pelvic instability.


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Conditions

Written by Janet Carroll

Massage Therapy does make a difference

Call Vital Living WellSpa today!

And use your HSA, FSA or Benny Cards

Fascial restrictions shorten and tighten areas, pulling your skeletal structure out of alignment, impinging nerves, circulation and organs! No wonder you have pain!! In addition, these restrictions don’t show up on x-ray or MRI’s so patients often hear “we can’t find anything wrong” and the reason for your problem goes undiagnosed.


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Community Support

Written by Janet Carroll

We believe in helping where ever we can, when ever we can.

“To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else’s spirit whenever you can.” Dodinsky
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Audrey Hepburn, actress & humanitarian

We do our best to support our Community:

  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters
  • Cancer Services of Allen County
  • Community Harvest Food Bank
  • Downtown Improvement District
  • FAME: The Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education
  • Focus on Health
  • Fort4Fitness
  • Fort Wayne Komets
  • Fort Wayne TinCaps
  • Greater Fort Wayne
  • LendingaHand.net
  • Leukemia Lymphoma Society
  • Local Businesses
  • Local Churches
  • Local Families in Need
  • Local Schools and Universities
  • Mad Ants
  • McMillen Health Center
  • Mental Health Association
  • Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Mustard Seed
  • Parkinson’s Support Group
  • Rockin-Docs
  • SPCA
  • Special Olympics
  • Tapestry: A Day for Women
  • Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities
  • Unity Performing Arts Foundation
  • Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer
  • Wetlands Foundation
  • Women’s Enterprise

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Neck Pain - Treating the Cause

Written by Janet Carroll

Look at the tension pulling the spine out of alignment leading to degenerative arthritis, bone spurs, spinal stenosis (spinal narrowing), nerve impingement and escalating, intractable pain. The symptoms you could be experiencing are neck pain, headaches, arm pain and arm numbness or weakness. X-rays or an MRI may show an image just like you’re seeing here.

Chiropractic physicians can definitely help you with realigning the cervical vertebra, but the abnormal tensions pulling the structure out of alignment often still exist. Allopathic physicians provide symptomatic treatment in the form of prescriptions for muscle relaxants and pain meds and pain management physicians will inject the site with steroids. When the structural damage has progressed to extreme cases surgery will be scheduled. But there’s so much more to the story.


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Hugging is a good medicine

Written by Janet Carroll

CAUTION: MAY BE ADDICTIVE….but overdose is impossible.   A 20 second hug releases the bonding hormone and neurotransmitter oxytocin, which is nature’s own anti-depressant and anti-anxiety substance.  20 seconds allows your hearts to connect and transfer healing energy between both individuals.


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