GreenStone Spa’s four therapists infuse organic products and Eastern therapies into treatments that yield whole-body rejuvenation. Calling upon the curative properties of copper and sulfur, aestheticians administer hydrating and deep-cleansing facials that balance skin tone. Massage therapists tackle the muscular system with 11 modalities including Swedish and deep tissue. During the Sticks and Stones massage, they heat muscles and soften areas of concentrated tension with warmed stones and bamboo sticks. In the spa's gift shop, beauty professionals equip patrons with aromatherapy gifts and body products to remind them of the chronic ache that got away.
It's rare to find strength-training equipment and oriental rugs in the same room. But on the premises of Human@ease, the two comfortably coexist. The hybrid furnishings reflect the establishment's hybrid mission?it's part gym, part holistic health center. That duality is evident in the gym's signature training technique, too. Dubbed "Introversion", the technique replaces quick reps with a blend of slow, continuous lifting and controlled breathing. Its aim, beyond toning muscles? To build a strong mind-body connection like that of experienced yoginis, many of whom can move their arms just by thinking.
Human@ease trainers don't neglect traditional gym offerings, either. Alongside their specialty Introversion sessions and yoga classes, they also lead Zumba dance parties and cardio-kickboxing workouts. The team tends physiques with non-calorie-burning health treatments, too, from acupuncture and shiatsu massage to sweating sessions in the on-site infrared sauna, whose rays can help the body release pent-up toxins.
Dr. Eugene Shapiro draws on more than two decades of experience, along with degrees in podiatry and holistic health, to treat ailments above and below the ankle. Aside from run-of-the-mill maladies, such as athlete?s foot and seventh toe, the kindly foot mender specializes in tending to the pavement-pounding concerns of athletes, elderly folks, and those suffering from diabetes.
As a former research assistant, he?s constantly on the lookout for cutting-edge palliatives, including the use of radio frequencies to heal pinched nerves without resorting to painful surgery. He is also one of the few doctors to offer prolotherapy?an innovative method that aims to treats musculoskeletal pain by stimulating the repair of damaged ligaments and tendons.
Natalya Vilner, founder of Temple of Wellness, became a believer in holistic medicine after conventional therapies failed to offer her relief from her own rather serious health problems. She now shares the natural remedies and cleansing techniques that restored her vitality with her clients in the hope of improving their lives too.
For those new to the world of holistic healing, she recommends starting with a computerized whole-body scan to identify areas of imbalance and swallowed coins hidden in the appendix. Next, she may suggest a round of colon hydrotherapy to purge debris from the lower digestive tract or cold-laser therapy to treat pain, swelling, or anxiety. Massages promote both relaxation and detoxification, and nutrition advice may help combat allergies and excess weight.
Kimathi lost 170 pounds, a huge accomplishment. So no one would fault him if he spent the rest of his life celebrating the weight loss by wearing smaller astronaut suits. But instead, Kimathi made it his mission to help others improve their health. As a bodywork practitioner, author, and lecturer, Kimathi does just that. At Kimathi Care, he offers holistic therapies, such as qi gong massage and acupuncture, and he penned a wellness and weight-loss book, 1 for 1. Though his r?sum? is impressive and diverse, all of Kimathi's efforts are united by the beliefs that all the body's systems are interconnected and that balancing them?and patients' qi?is integral to healthy function.
When Manhattan Wellness Group Director Rashad Trabulsi says “we got your back,” he means it literally. At his establishment’s three locations, Doctor Rashad Trabulsi and his staff address a variety of pain issues that often occur in the back, such as muscle aches, pinched nerves, and sports injuries from standing in holiday shopping lines. By combining such techniques as integrative medicine, chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and Chinese herbal remedies, specialists at Manhattan Wellness Group create tailored treatments for their patients. They also use a variety of modalities to zero in on conditions to alleviate pain and restore health.