Surrounded by a bustling practice at Victory Healing Arts⎯where a chiropractor, massage therapist, and physical therapist all work⎯board-certified and licensed acupuncturist Lauren Wolfersberger tunes out unwanted distractions to focus solely on her patients. Within a private room in a new office, relaxing melodies play as Lauren targets her clients’ pain, anxiety, depression, and conditions such as diabetes, smoking addiction, or imaginary-twin syndrome. Lauren eschews medical treatments and instead utilizes holistic techniques, such as acupuncture, cupping, and gua sha, in order to restore bodily unity to her patients.
Diane Paxton of Inner Fire Integrative Health Services brings 23 years of experience to her detox programs, Chinese therapies, and colonic-irrigation treatments. This vocation wasn't her first, though. It took a journey through the world of desk jobs and stay-at-home motherhood accompanied by a long list of aches and ailments to discover she was truly destined for a career in alternative medicine.
Laced in a decorative color scheme of calming tans and beiges, Inner Fire's tranquil office offers a calming backdrop to the center's natural medical methods. Treatment rooms house minimalistic paintings and simple foliage displays, which evoke a sense of the outdoors and provide camouflage during games of hide-and-seek.
Personal health consultants used to be considered a luxury reserved for the rich or for inventors who built their own robot doctors. Triomph’s team of health professionals seeks to defy this convention by lending their knowledge to help patrons of all income levels change their eating habits and stick to an exercise regimen to improve their overall wellness. Their personal programs combine custom fitness plans, nutritional advice, and unlimited support in individual or group training sessions, in which the instructors roam the room offering personal advice and motivation. In addition to working out, guests can restore sore muscles with massage or acupuncture therapy, and recharge with refreshments from the organic juice bar.
When Dara was growing up, she was often picked last in gym class because she couldn't keep her eye on the ball. Nowadays, however, her fitness regimen is ball-free—and she's so passionate about it, she started her own fitness studio: Sacred. Primarily a yoga studio, the center specializes in Evolation Yoga, which blends the flexibility and cardio benefits of Bikram yoga with meditation. However, other classes complement the flowing hot yoga workouts in Dara's curriculum, ranging from hot Pilates to fusion dance and more sultry dances. Pole dance sessions, for example, cover basic spins and floorwork, whereas the Bed-Stuy Burlesque class teaches students to peel off stockings, gloves, and other garb to reveal their sexy wetsuits.
The eclectic staff of Yaffa?s Living Well provides a comprehensive repertoire of services to promote holistic wellness, helping clients become healthier and more relaxed from the inside out. Visitors in need of physical relaxation can opt to de-stress weary soul sacks with rounds of detoxifying ionic footbaths, therapeutic massages, or energizing reiki. Those looking to enhance aesthetic wellness can enlist their services for facials, mani/pedis, acne treatments, and even Lipo Laser sessions to sculpt tummies and torsos. Bridal packages are also available for larger groups. To unwind the kind of stress accumulated over the long term, clients can find relief from the center?s new-age staff, including a psychic and a life coach.
Some clients go to spas to boost wellness with ancient rituals. Others go for the technology that helps them look their best. New Spa Me Inc. serves both categories of clientele with services from both the holistic healing and med-spa worlds. Treatments such as Thai herbal therapy and shiatsu draw from Eastern healing traditions thought to align energy and restore inner balance without surgically removing inner seesaws. On the other side of the spectrum, radiofrequency facials employ radio waves to deeply penetrate and tone skin. Both kinds of services are conducted within private treatment rooms whose lights may be dimmed for a relaxing, candlelit atmosphere or brightened to ensure medically exact treatments.