Tim Bartley's passion for helping people surfaces in the amount of time he spent training to be the best hypnotherapist he can be. He earned his certification at the Omni Hypnosis Training Center, went on to study with experts in the field, and is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, one of the largest and oldest hypnosis organizations in the country. Bartley continues to complete annual education courses so that he can keep serving his clients with the latest industry advancements. To date, he has completed thousands of sessions; clients can either visit his office or connect with him over the phone from the comfort of home or a chaise lounge–equipped pay-phone booth.
At Renaissance Alternative Health Center, Bartley assists people with habitual, emotional, and physical disorders with what he calls theta state therapy—a combination of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), psychology, and hypnotherapy techniques. Unlike traditional hypnosis, which employs direct suggestion, Bartley seeks out the root emotional causes of issues such as smoking or depression. He specializes in weight-loss hypnosis, facilitating healthy eating habits by clearing limiting emotions and changing the way the subconscious mind relates to food.
After getting her MBA, Kelly Klever worked in the corporate world. During that time, she grew to realize that many people, including herself, just didn't have enough time to focus on their own wellbeing and decided that workers would be a lot better off if their employers helped facilitate a better work-to-wellness balance by bring massage into the workplace. That idea was enough to inspire a career change for Kelly, and so she enrolled in the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy where she excelled in a variety of treatments and earned certification in Myofascial and Neuromuscular therapies. Today, Kelly Klever Massage operates in a newly renovated office. In her simple, yet comfortable space, patients lie atop organic sheets as they receive a mix of multiple types of massage as well as natural oils and lotions to meet the needs of each individual. And, of course, Kelly Klever Massage also takes their table and massage chair to various local businesses and offices, where they aim to ease tension created after a long day spent hunched over a desk or trapped beneath a collapsed cubicle wall.
The chiropractors at Lazar Spinal Care don't just focus on fixing individual aches and pains—they strive to build better bodies. Their treatments are designed to help the body heal itself and forge a sense of wellness that continues throughout their patients' lives. They're also gentle but exacting—the professionals use precise mathematical calculations to adjust the sensitive, nerve-rich upper spine without the clicks and pops that patients may be used to. Their techniques can assuage issues ranging from loss of mental clarity to body-wide pain. Visitors to the practice can also opt for soothing massages or laser treatments to heal injured tissues.
To understand the aim of shiatsu massage, it's helpful to look back to the ancient Eastern philosophies that bore it. These philosophies espouse a holistic understanding of the body centered on “energy rivers” that unite every aspect of the being. Shiatsu massage therapists, such as Cynthia Conklin of Eastern Sun Shiatsu, focus their practice on balancing these energy rivers to stimulate the body's own self-healing powers.
During a typical zen-style shiatsu massage with Cynthia, her client lies facedown on a mat as she holds, stretches, and stimulates the body. These targeted pressures may have benefits that extend beyond a deep state of relaxation: Shiatsu devotees claim that it can provide relief from chronic aches and boost the body's resistance to stress and mind-controlling super villains. When she isn't soothing sore backs and shoulders, Cynthia teaches classes that introduce participants to basic shiatsu techniques.
Dr. Eric LaMey, DC, has dedicated himself to helping patients banish pain and live healthier lives out of the Washtenaw Wellness Center in Ypsilanti and the Onsted Family Chiropractic Center. Using a holistic approach, the licensed chiropractor considers all aspects of his patient's health and lifestyle in order to single out the underlying causes of ailments, rather than merely treating symptoms. He also uses pulsed electro-magnetic therapy, which works to alter the body's inherent magnetic fields in order to alleviate pain. By moving magnetic fields across the body, the therapy introduces an electric current to the soft tissues, stimulating them without the use of heat or joke hand-buzzers. In many patients, this FDA-approved treatment can help reduce swelling and joint pain and trigger beneficial reactions in blood, muscle, bone, and cartilage.