Dr. Marty Lerman is well-acquainted with the human mind. Over the past 30-plus years, he has provided mental-health services as a counselor, therapist, college instructor, and lecturer. Backed by more than 1,000 hours of clinical training, Dr. Lerman opened Allied Mental Health Services in 1986. There, he and a staff of highly credentialed clinicians utilize hypnotherapy and holistic healing to help individuals safely change unwanted habits, lose weight, and improve attitudes. Dr. Lerman also shares his wisdom outside the clinic, and has published a book on hypnosis, Mindshift: Your Life Doesn’t Have to Suck.
Zada McGuire, owner of Natural Gifts Holistic Center, advocates using therapeutic massage and holistic health philosophies as an alternative to medication. In a calming atmosphere, McGuire and her team of therapists execute various massage and energy treatments to help clients to overcome emotional and physical hurdles.
"Craniosacral therapy is probably the most life-changing” of the center’s offerings, says McGuire. “We just corrected a lady with TMJ” using the technique's signature combination of massage and energy work. But McGuire and her team also heal with traditional massage therapy, reducing muscle tension and anxiety without medicine, harsh therapies, or industrial-size steamrollers. “People think it has to hurt for them to walk out and feel different, but that’s not the case,” McGuire says.
Though advanced clinical hypnotist Michelle Thompson specializes in helping her clients cope with anxiety and depression, her training extends to more than 20 techniques, including life coaching, energy healing, and neuro-linguistic programming. Her signature cell-command-therapy hypnosis penetrates the brain's candy shell and consciousness, helping both mind and body accept only positive thoughts and influences. This technique also trains the subconscious to reject negative emotions and behavior. Additionally, she provides life coaching services.
Hypnosis sometimes strikes fear in the uninformed, who mistakenly believe it to be a means of manipulating a susceptible person. Healthy Changes Hypnosis, however, completely debunks that myth. In fact, its group hypnosis sessions accomplish the opposite of harm—they help clients fight unhealthy habits and make positive lifestyle changes through suggestions to the subconscious. The certified hypnotherapists specialize in health and wellness issues for children and adults, including smoking, weight loss, addiction, anxiety, and depression.
Beauty and technology blend at Belle Spas, where visitors are relaxed and refreshed with services for the entire body. Radio frequency fosters younger-looking faces, chests, and hands as a technician guides a sublative laser over skin. Noninvasive ultrasound, steam, and body wraps are designed to shrink stubborn fat deposits, and massages in modalities including Swedish and hot stone melt the stress and icicles hiding in muscles. Customers looking to prolong their newly soothed mood may procure supplements and skin serums at the Belle boutique.