A skilled staff of massage therapists and acupuncturists boosts clients' bodily morale with a slew of holistic services at The Healing Path. The repertoire of massage, acupuncture, nutritional-coaching, and counseling services work together to improve clients' total well-being. Before massage sessions, therapists interview clients to better understand their health before deciding on which of the massage modalities at their disposal will best ease physical pain and unwind mental stress. The long, flowing strokes of traditional Swedish massage form a blissful foundation for therapeutic sessions, which aim to release knotted soft tissue, dispel stress, and improve circulation. Hands carefully knead away deep aches during prenatal massage to help make mother, unborn child, and the unborn child's weekend houseguests comfortable during pregnancy.
Before acupuncture sessions, acupuncturists make a comprehensive evaluation of clients' concerns before inserting fine needles into specific points along the body to help boost the immune system and increase circulatory flow. The Healing Path also facilitates mental healing with psychotherapy sessions to help develop coping skills, work through issues, or provide a safe space to unspool stress.
With chiropractic doctorates that crown undergraduate educations in human biology, Doctors of Chiropractic Jarrod Lippy and Joshua Levin bring wisdom and experience to their practice and to their philosophy, which integrates the health of both mind and body and centers around preventative care. The duo perform their back-mending services with the latest in high-tech equipment, including computerized spinal analyses, electrical muscle stimulation, and hydromassage, during which patients lie fully clothed inside a water-massage bed or beneath white-water rapids as pressurized jets assuage tension. The doctors focus on each patient individually, employing their extensive experience in personal and work injuries, lower-back pain, and arthritis to properly diagnose maladies, perform adjustments, and refer patients to additional specialists if necessary.
At Mount Vernon Wellness, staffers whisk away pain, stress, and other disorders from of the body with soothing acupuncture and massage treatments. Bodies in need of a kneading can undergo a massage and acupuncture package, which can be used together, split into different appointments, or split up into one-second increments for the student body of a local community college. Practitioners eschew needles during the massage, instead slowly stroking muscles to dislodge deep-seated aches and soreness.
While studying flute performance and classical dance at the University of Wyoming, Michelle Shaw's endeavors were hampered by constant back pain. She sought relief through massage therapy and yoga, and this holistic care soon developed into a passion, inspiring her to attend the Baltimore School of Massage. She now helps others revel in muscle relief at Mount Vernon Wellness. Within a private treatment room overseen by a serene painting of Buddha, she eases sports- and work-related injuries, which are often caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, and pole-vaulting over cubicles. To treat these ailments, she draws on an array of modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massage. She also employs traditional Thai-massage techniques, which incorporate pressure-point therapy, energy work, and yoga-like stretching to regain bodily balance.
An interconnected system of energy and communication, the human body can experience a variety of chronic pains and illnesses. That’s where licensed acupuncturists like Neida Caseres step in. Neida—who spent years culling knowledge of metaphysics, spiritual-response therapy, and forgiveness therapy—is not only a licensed acupuncturist but also a reiki master. At the Oriental Medicine Healing Center at Life Force, she treats clients of all ages during one-on-one therapeutic sessions. Using hair-thin, sterile needles, Neida can unblock obstructions in the body’s energy flow—an important step in soothing maladies such as chronic pain, migraines, ADD/ADHD, insomnia, and depression.
Even as an undergraduate student in exercise physiology, Stephanie Reid disagreed with the idea that bodily healing can be achieved only with pills, specialists, and invasive treatments. Holding a firm belief in the body’s ability to heal itself, she worked toward her certification in naturopathy and founded Your Healing Place. Today, she combines modern technology with a holistic approach to search for root causes behind maladies. In one-on-one visits with patients, she answers common questions and discusses symptoms before sharing recommended readings and evidence from similar cases.
Inside Your Healing Space, smooth jazz meanders through the reception area, where a bubbling water fountain calms nerves with a sound like a scuba diver reading haiku. The smell of lavender wafts through each room, emanating from fresh plants picked in an outside garden. In a separate area for children, little noses press against a fish tank while patients walk into a treatment room filled with salt sculptures, carved onyx apples, semiprecious stones, and crawling vines. Stephanie’s team of therapists uses a battery of assessment tools to seek out tissue anomalies at the cellular level and target uncovered issues with ultraviolet light, homeopathic foods and supplements, and five massage modalities. Stephanie says that these treatments have gotten her calls from medical doctors, who were curious after witnessing their ability to improve well-being.