Founded by Dr. Susan Stukes, a certified health coach, SevaLife is an oasis of wellness treatments designed to bring about physical and mental health. Bodies looking to rekindle relationships with minds will find yoga, pilates, and meditation classes, while those with inner alkaline batteries to recharge can look to reiki treatments and Pranic healing sessions. Dr. Stukes relies on her background as a dentist as she doles out advice about oral health, which is often linked to overall wellness and chronic conditions. The studio also offers cleansing programs.
After experiencing the effectiveness of acupuncture firsthand as patients, the clinic’s three practitioners, Erin, Jennifer, and Dennis, avidly sought master’s degrees at New York City's Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. During their studies, they found one another and bonded over their healing experiences with acupuncture. After school, they started up their own clinic as a place herbal treatments could complement acupuncture and regular infusions of light jazz as a complete wellness regimen. By inserting thin, sterilized, disposable needles, the doctors begin the healing process by targeting specific points in the body's energy channels. Acupuncture relieves a variety of physiological and mental symptoms, as does the herbal medicine it complements at the clinic. Treatments are preceded with an in-depth consultation addressing physical and emotional needs.
Holding multiple diplomas in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Six Fishes Healing Arts founder and head practitioner Cara Frank draws upon three decades of experience to heal patients with Eastern and holistic modalities. Frank and her colleagues Tansy Briggs and Jennifer Harrison specialize in internal medicine, addressing a variety of ailments within an office boasting exposed-brick walls, wisdom-crammed bookshelves, and huge windows swathed with bright red curtains. The trio uses acupuncture, massage, herbs, and nutrition counseling to holistically treat chronic symptoms by aligning the mind, body, and spirit.
Knead Body Boutique's self-explanatory name hints at its endeavors: kneading bodies with the aim to relax clients or alleviate achy areas. The staff's techniques run the gamut from a deep-tissue massage and reflexology to the use of heated stones and cupping. Massages, which can last from 15 to 120 minutes, prep bodies for organic body wraps crafted from a mango passion fruit balm, seaweed, or the cocoon of a giant caterpillar.