Dr. Rapkin, who has appeared on programs such as 60 Minutes, keeps patients on the path to wellness through treatments at Vitality Health & Wellness Center of WI. There, the team boosts health with a variety of services, assisting weight loss with HCG treatments, fortifying immune systems with vitamin B12 injections, flushing out built-up hazards during detox regimens, and breaking bad habits through addiction and pain management treatments. Acupuncture sessions dispel lingering pain and symptoms throughout the body, busting insomnia, depression, and gastrointestinal disorders while simultaneously regulating blood pressure and balancing hormones. Dr. Rapkin also blends the ancient arts with modern technology; noninvasive light beams take the place of needles during laser therapy, stimulating the body’s own innate healing abilities, reducing pain, and increasing circulation.
Certified reflexologist MaryAnn Stimmell, who is also a practitioner of reiki, acupressure, and massage, applies pressure to hands, feet, and outer ears to unblock chakras's energy flow, improve circulation, and restore balance and relaxation. Her approach is based on the belief that, like open-heart surgeons and blindfolds, the mind, soul, and body function best together, and that every individual can access an optimal level of balance and peace. Stimmell is also a certified practitioner of aromatherapy, which she folds into her center's reflexology services.
Fluent in Romanian, English, and German, holistic practitioner Eugenia Otilia Mariana Paul worked in veterinary medicine and medical research for years before graduating magna cum laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. With degrees in Chinese nutrition, acupuncture, and Oriental medicine, she founded Blue Lotus Acupuncture Clinic to provide preventative treatments to patients of all ages, lifestyles, and aura colors.
Inside Blue Lotus's relaxing space, decorated with coral walls, swaths of colorful fabric, and scads of flourishing plants, Eugenia helps relieve common bodily ailments. She restores inner balance using acupuncture, herbal therapy, and other techniques that include sound therapy, foot detoxification, and Chinese body work.
The chi masters at this trinity of acupuncture and health centers seamlessly weave Chinese medicine stretching back 3,000 years with modern medicine's focus on disease and pathology. Dr. Chuan Liu tends to patients with a parallel approach at Milwaukee Acupuncture & Health Center and Ozaukee Acupuncture & Health Center. Trained his native China, Dr. Liu helps patients manage pain and stress, restore energy, and obtain optimal health through therapies including the AcuRelief and AcuHealth systems, which he helped found.
While most beauticians start their career working on friends or family, Enoka Herath started hers working on celebrities and royalty. Shortly after she completed her training in the United Kingdom in 1985, Enoka brought her talents to the UK's prestigious Harrods skincare center, renowned for its high-profile clientele. After a few years applying her skills to the most prestigious heads in the land, Enoka headed to the United States. Today she uses her decades of experience to improve her clients' natural beauty and self-confidence with aesthetic, makeup, and hairstyling services at Enoka Esthetics and delivers services that pull from medical procedures, holistic techniques, and elfish rituals, including clinical exfoliations and acupuncture.
Aquarium maintenance might seem like a strange background for an expert in neuromuscular therapy and deep-tissue massage, but that's exactly how massage therapist Lynne Luckow got her start. She decided to change careers after reading about the health benefits of massage and went on to study anatomy, physiology, and medical massage at Aesthetics University. She opened Healing Hands Therapy Center in 1993 and continued her training with renowned professionals in the field of alternative medicine. Eventually, she grew her practice to the point where she was working 12 hours a day, six days a week, roughly the amount of time it takes to give a full-body massage to a really big whale. Luckow knew it was time to expand: the center is now home to eight highly trained massage therapists, who earned it nominations in CityVoter's Best Massage category in 2011.
In addition to performing massages, Luckow promotes physical and emotional healing with Ayurvedic counseling and meditation. She has further rounded out her team with licensed acupuncturist Brenda Sherman, who holds a Master of Science in acupuncture and oriental medicine.