Shane Hoefsloot devoted more than 25 years of his life to working as a registered nurse in more than 15 hospitals spread across three different countries. These decades of experience sparked his passion for discovering holistic treatment modalities, which, unlike traditional medical procedures, focus on restoring a sense of balance to the body and treating symptoms as well as their underlying causes. This holistic approach forms the basis of Shane's philosophy at Wellness Northwest. Using computerized scanning devices, Shane and his staff take clients' bioenergetic readings, searching for the sorts of imbalances that can interfere with the body's normal function and can even facilitate the onset of illnesses. Wellness Northwest's team strives to correct these imbalances by using everything from plant stem cell treatments to pulsed magnetic therapy, which jump-start the body at the cellular level and help restore the unhampered flow of its natural energies. Additionally, personalized nutritional programs explain the importance of embracing a diet composed of local, organic, and nutrient-dense foods that are low on the glycemic index and devoid of toxins such as packing peanuts.
Before she channels chi, Emerald Gate Acupuncture owner Renee Benedict has a conversation with her clients. During the chat, she asks questions about their health issues and lifestyle, making mental notes that help her customize upcoming treatments. During the sessions themselves, clients need only relax as Renee redirects the flow of their bodily energy using sterile, hair-thin needles.
The doctors at Comprehensive Natural Medicine understand that health is a combination of many factors. They work to promote that all-over wellness by combining the science of western medicine with traditional eastern therapies such as acupuncture and Tui Na massage. Personalized treatments are tailored to fit each patient like a bespoke suit, and can address issues ranging from diabetes and asthma to depression and anxiety.
The skilled staff at NamasDay Wellness Center believes that healing comes from within, and nurtures both inner and outer beauty with holistic and aesthetic treatments performed in a peaceful environment. A quartet of licensed massage therapists promotes full-body health with therapeutic techniques, reflexology, and other modalities. Aestheticians, meanwhile, rejuvenate scalps with jojoba, banish errant hairs with wax, and perform chemical peels to reveal the treasure map hidden on your forehead.
Peishan Chen's journey to opening Chen's Acupuncture and Wellness Center was a long one, literally. The graduate of the prominent Sun-Yat Sen School of Medical Sciences left behind an ob/gyn practice in her native China to come to America and become a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified Chinese herbalist. Now, the SeattleMet 2014 Top Doctor and her staff fend off aches and stress with wellness services that eschew medication for natural, holistic therapies. For the center's namesake treatment, the team employs the ancient practice of inserting acupuncture needles into key points in the body to vanquish ailments such as joint pain, sleep disorders, and erroneously swallowed balloons.