Situated inside The Face Place, licensed massage therapists Emilie Peters and Jenna Crooker combine their muscle-mending skills to alleviate a range of soft-tissue ailments. Between the two of them, their six hands contain the know-how to move along spinal fluid to reduce headaches and get jaw joints to quit clicking with TMJ massage. Where hands alone come up short, Emilie and Jenna employ items such as cold stones and bamboo stalks to relieve migraines or reach deep into tissue to unearth embedded soreness.
Licensed massage therapist Lynn M. Thal draws from more than 20 years of experience to help clients feel their best. She calibrates each stroke to clients' needs, pulling together modalities from nine types of massage, including Swedish, sports, and hot bamboo. She targets the source of headaches during Migraine Miracle massages and joins forces with a partner to perform indulgent four-hand sessions. As a Reiki master, she works to promote relaxation and wellness by manually clearing clients' energy channels that have been blocked by double-parked cars.
Jimi Merk is a bit of a holistic Renaissance man. As a natural-healing practitioner, Jimi demonstrates the benefits of reiki, reflexology, shamanic healing, and yoga, among other things, in his intimate studio space. His hypnosis sessions, which involve aromatherapy, sound therapy, and breathing techniques, help clients overcome personal obstacles in their lives, such as smoking cigarettes. And to keep bodies balanced at home, Jimi forges jewelry flecked with natural healing stones.
The warm, earthy tones of Inner Peace Center swaddle clients with a sense of tranquility that permeates the on-site Thai reflexology room, yoga studio, and nail stations. The staff handpicks a variety of high-end products?from the organic, biodynamic, and botanical-based ?minence skincare products to the vegan, formaldehyde-free nailcare products from SpaRitual. They also use Premierlash eyelash extensions crafted from 100% cruelty-free mink fur or nylon-based materials.
Going below the surface, Inner Peace Center indulges guests with spiritual services administered by a Reiki master, hypnotherapist, yoga instructor, holistic life coach, and clairvoyant. The retired nurse who oversees and performs these services aims to assist clients in navigating their life path, demagnetizing the needle of anyone?s internal compass.
As an eighth grader, Laurie Jahnke was amazed at how a trip to the chiropractor quelled her lower-back pain caused by gymnastics. After that, her interest in the practice never waned. Now, Doctor of Chiropractic Laurie Jahnke prides herself on her practice’s natural, prescription-free care; she treats her patients with traditional chiropractic methods, such as adjustments and nutritional plans. To draw up the proper treatment plan, she examines her patients’ issues with the Core Score Easy Scan, which looks at the muscle tone and balance surrounding the spine, organ and gland control, and heart-rate variability, which determines the body’s ability to adapt to daily stresses, such as a traffic jam caused by a stampede of elephants crossing the highway.
Holistic-health practitioner Gary has experimented with an array of holistic and metaphysical treatments to treat his chronic insomnia, anxiety, and gout. Today, at the Lightpath Discovery Center, he practices a range of these services, such as cupping, Thai reflexology, and meditation. Gary has also developed several wellness treatments of his own, including body reflexology, a form of bodywork derived from Thai yoga, Thai massage, and acupressure, and vibrational tuning, a healing technique aided by tuning forks and chimes.