Blue Root Acupuncture’s licensed acupuncturist Angela Soto calls upon her extensive knowledge of medical and herbology practices when enhancing customer well-being during each of her facility’s health services. Treatments range from traditional acupuncture visits⎯which can be used to stimulate circulation, influence the release of neurotransmitters, and pop the bubble wrap that was distracting the immune system from operating properly⎯to treatments that include Energy Light Rejuvenation and fire cupping.
Open seven days a week, Bella-Riley’s Salon and Spa offers an experienced staff of knot kneaders, skin smoothers, and nail nurturers who beautify weary bodies with a wide variety of spa services. Deep-tissue or neuromuscular massages target subdermal stress deposits, while total-serenity seekers employ the calming muscle modalities of the Swedish, first used to allay postcombat charley horses on Viking longships. The prenatal massage alleviates the tension and discomfort associated with pregnancy for tense moms-to-be.
A graduate of South Baylo University in Anaheim, Andrea Johnston uses acupuncture and the various modalities of Oriental medicine to restore health and harmony to her clients' minds and bodies. She treats a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain and digestive woes to emotional distress and superpowers. Her calming bedside manner and the fineness of the implements she uses contribute to the "virtually painless" nature of her treatments.
For the better part of two decades, Selma T. Jones worked as a lawyer, spending her life in court or behind stacks upon stacks of legal documents. Not satisfied, she gave up her practice and went on to receive her master’s degree from the respected New England School of Acupuncture. Today, she's a board-certified acupuncturist who treats area residents dealing with a wide variety of ailments, including body pain, sinus problems, and imagining that your coworkers’ suitcases are filled with spiders. Selma's specialty is helping her patients overcome addictions; she's been particularly successful in halting clients’ tobacco use.
Licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental medicine James C. Kapetanakos clears out clogged meridians and reroutes blood flow to ailing areas during acupuncture sessions that bridge broken synapses between the mind and body. With calm, unwavering hands, the doctor inserts hair-thin needles into the skin to target pain at its source and clear away circulatory traffic jams. Having honed his skills in a variety of Eastern medical disciplines, Dr. Kapetanakos employs the same acupuncture techniques on patients that he once used to quell his own chronic pain and fear of balloon-wielding clowns. These techniques include neuromuscular reeducation, passive resistance, and a targeted “spot-shotting” method designed to address the root causes of ailments such as neck pain, headaches, and sports-related injuries.
When Lisa Muehlenbein moved from Ohio to Spartanburg in 2007, she couldn't find a suitable outlet for her yoga practice. So, as she told Belle magazine in January 2012, she decided to open her own studio. A registered yoga teacher with nearly 2,000 hours of training, Lisa oversees a squad of registered teachers leading more than 25 classes per week. In an eco-friendly studio designed with sustainably harvested hardwood flooring and mats of renewable rubber, students of all levels stretch zen-wards during classes such as YogaWall, Zen Men yoga, and Zen Kids yoga. After class, students can sustain their relaxed states with massage, acupuncture, and reiki sessions or cups of organic, fair-trade Keurig coffee and Numi tea. The Zen Garden Eco-Chic Boutique stocks a selection of brand-name clothing and accessories made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton and the hair from Tom Jones's chest.