At American Barbershop, stylists work to resurrect the corner barbershops of yore, when striped poles spun out front and everybody knew each other's name. They're off to a good start?their red, white, and blue barber's pole twirls in front of the shop, and the vintage feeling continues inside, with red leather barber's chairs sidled up to antique wooden workstations stained dark with pale trim. They even have a rocking-horse haircut chair for kids or the tiny cowboys who mosey on in for a beard trim. The barbers offer hair services for men, women, and children, and keep their menu simple and no-fuss: haircuts and shampoos, along with beard trims for men and blow-dry styles for women.
Losing yourself in art can be relaxing, and the expert counselors of Artistic Healings can help guests use that relaxation to overcome anxiety and stress in all areas of life. They offer a variety of services such as hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, and found poetry to help guests unwind and discover the root of their emotional unbalance.
Presence of Wellness is a haven of holistic health coaching, Ayurvedic yoga, cooking instruction, and lifestyle guidance. By fueling bodies with good nutrition and clean-burning energy, owner Simone Cameron hopes to bring balance and peace to her clients’ lives. Simone holds many qualifications in the realms of yoga teaching and the alternative therapies of Ayurveda.
The staff at Hypnosis of Long Island uses their trance-inducing treatments to help clients reach goals including weight loss, stress reduction, and quitting smoking. By empowering the subconscious mind to "speak up" in favor of healthy choices, they aim to bolster clients' resolve during difficult moments of indecision. Clients ultimately aren't losing control through hypnosis—they're regaining it.
Hypnosis isn't the only treatment on offer. A licensed psychotherapist, founder Ron Villano also addresses a wide range of issues and concerns through individual, couples, and family counseling. His multi-discipline approach has helped his clients deal with changes and challenges including bereavement, addiction, depression, and child behavioral concerns.
At Fingers From Heaven, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Connie Tjaden can tell what's going on inside the body without seeing an x-ray. Drawing from more than two decades of experience, she taps into the body's meridians—its energy pathways—which point to the source of imbalances and illness. Once she's zeroed in on the source of the problem, she administers her signature massages and acupuncture treatments—both of which are designed to be as relaxing as they are healthy.
Joseph D'Antona, The Balance Health & Wellness Center's managing director, heads a practice that won Long Island Press's Best Acupuncturist and Best Massage awards for 2013. He uses his advanced certifications in NAET allergy elimination to naturally ride allergies through acupuncture. Collaborating with this expert team of therapists, D'Antona offers services to reduce pain, eliminate stress, and remove toxins. Sessions in the far-infrared sauna and water-fueled colon-hydrotherapy sessions promote wellness and are just two of the center's 25 salutary treatments. Spa procedures, such as cleansing, exfoliating facials, soothing hot-stone massages, and acoustic-wave cellulite-reduction therapy beautify bodies and promote a sense of deep relaxation. D'Antona takes a holistic approach to improving the health of clients, and he and the staff make communication a priority throughout each guest's treatment experience.