Earth Angels Holistic Health L.L.C.'s team of talented massage therapists and reiki practitioners fosters feelings of tranquility and mental repose with a wide range of relaxing holistic treatments. Massage therapists cater their treatments to each client’s specific needs, carefully weeding out shoulder pains, spinal aches, and muscular knots like disoriented gardeners. Sessions can vary in intensity from gentle, soothing strokes to high-pressure kneading, depending on the patient’s tolerance for muscle pummeling. Alternatively, reiki treatments aim to restore natural energy flow and promote relaxation and healing by dispensing chi throughout the body to decongest spiritual traffic jams. Over the course of one hour, reiki practitioners position their hands over strategic points of the body, leaving patients feeling as cool as the giant cucumber that marks the exact location of the South Pole.
At Holistic Lakewood, certified natural health professional and master herbalist Rachel Anzalone follows the principles of naturopathy to unlock each body’s innate ability to heal itself. The center’s services focus on nontoxic therapies—including reiki, massage, and naturopathy—designed to aid the body in its efforts to self-cleanse and treat problems at their root, instead of merely soothing symptoms. Holistic Lakewood’s professionals tailor a treatment plan to each client’s specific needs. They devote time to education, ensuring patients have the knowledge necessary to make lasting lifestyle changes.
The expert staff at Sacred Hour doesn’t view spa services as treatments, but as rituals. As such, staffers take each facial, massage, and waxing service seriously, applying products imported from Italy amid the flickering glow of candles and the tranquil drips of tabletop fountains.
All members of the business crew support a local charity and pledge to give away 1% of their gross earnings. Sacred Hour also matches every dollar raised with bills that are exfoliated and massaged until wrinkle-free.
Tell us about your business.
[It’s] a one-stop-shop for the mind, body and soul. We provide a unique approach to healing. Many of our customers travel from all over Ohio for our outstanding services and to receive attention from our extremely compassionate staff.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I have always been a natural healer from as early as my childhood. It wasn't until I had started taking prerequisites in college that I realized what my true calling was.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Hypnotic massage. It is a unique service that integrates a therapeutic massage with our heart-centered hypnotherapy. Personally, I combine the massage and the hypnosis in the same session . . . another option is to have the therapeutic massage before the hypnosis session. You could also have our hypnotherapist sit in the room with you during your massage treatment and engage you in the hypnotherapy process. We intentionally pair these two services together to assure ultimate healing results that will be imprinted deeply within your cellular tissue and deeper into the subconscious mind to assure the results stick.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We have complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in our waiting-room area. We provide cold water after massage sessions to flush out toxins. We also have a wide range of reading materials as well as cable television in the waiting room.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our one-stop-shop keeps growing. We are in the process of developing our unique yoga studio and café downstairs from our current location with a tentative grand opening for this fall.
"Ever since I can remember, I was always a skeptic—of western medicine that is! The idea of a drug or an over-the-counter medication to cover up a symptom didn’t make sense to me," says Dr. Michael Russell on his practice's website. Educated at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Dr. Russell strives to keep his patients healthy through balance and nutrition. Rather than masking symptoms of illness with pills, ointments, and masking tape, he seeks out their root causes and tries to address them. He provides spinal adjustments to adults and children alike and recommends Standard Process whole-food supplements.
At Whole Essential 4 U Massage Studio, therapists excel in many different styles of massage, each of which can be augmented with indulgent add-ons and extras. While clients enjoy a relaxing Swedish massage, multiple masks can help tighten skin on the face or around the eyes. Aromatherapy is included with each type of massage, including deep tissue sessions and hot stone massages, which call upon the therapeutic properties of heat to help release endorphins and decrease cramping caused by arthritis. On top of in-studio treatments, the therapists can also take their massage tables on the road for events as well as for treatments administered at their clients' homes, hotels, offices, or panic rooms.