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.
Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Koch, who is also a licensed nutritional counselor and certified wellness practitioner, combines chiropractic techniques with diet advice, supplements, and exercise to help clients get healthy and stay healthy. The doctor eschews rough chiropractic techniques in favor of the Activator Method, gently tapping vertebrae back into place with a hand-held instrument, instead of twisting and cracking the spine or whacking it with a mallet. Because this technique is so gradual, it can help ease nerve irritation, relax tight muscles, and relieve headaches. To bolster its effectiveness and address any underlying muscle tensions, the doctor combines the Activator Method with pressure-point massage.
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.
At Reiki Of Brookfield, Reiki Master Matthew lures clients into a deep state of relaxation by using therapeutic Reiki energy healing. A natural stress-reduction technique, Reiki aims to decongest the body's clogged 'life-force' pathways which may cause muscular tension, stress, and depression. The Reiki of Brookfield staff also improves the community's energy by donating services to families in need.
Health Hut founder Kurt Boehm doesn't think that eating healthy should have to be so expensive—he aims for competitive pricing in his stores, where sugar- and preservative-laden junk food is replaced by healthful foods and organic produce. The stores lay claim to the most complete selection of supplements and natural foods in southeastern Wisconsin, an inventory that's rounded out by homeopathic remedies, herbal extracts, and fitness-minded foodstuffs such as protein shakes. Beyond their brick-and-mortar outposts, Health Hut is also an online database for current or curious shoppers. Their website includes online shopping, healthy recipes, and a glossary that enumerates the nutritional benefits and uses for various foods and ingredients found in the store.
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.