Vibrosaun Healing & Wellness Center's technicians have taken to calling their signature treatment the "Miracle Machine," and it's not hard to see why. Without depending on drugs or surgery, the machine promotes healthy body functions and may help treat conditions as diverse as back pain, arthritis, and weight loss. Its secret lies in pairing the heat of a dry sauna with the rhythmic motions of a padded vibrating bed. Together, these work to stimulate circulation—a crucial process that allows the body to heal more quickly and effectively. It doesn't hurt that the Vibrosaun experience is so relaxing. Treatments can be enjoyed in a private spa room complete with music, candlelight, and the warm glow of Himalayan salt lamps.
CT Acupuncture Center's licensed acupuncturist, Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, draws expertise from 30 years of professional practice to alleviate ailments using classic Chinese methods. Holding degrees in Chinese and natural medicine, she has accumulated a portfolio of postgraduate work at five institutions around the world. Ingri now splits her time between performing acupuncture, conducting weekly meditation classes, and appearing on radio and TV to share her expertise and soothe high-strung gaffers.
At Rejuva Skin and Laser Spa, Dr. Rick Koffler and his team rejuvenate skin with luxurious treatments. Their services range from wrinkle-neutralizing beauty injections such as Botox and Juv?derm, to diamond microdermabrasion, which brightens complexions by sloughing away dead skin. The spa's array of facials and peels includes treatments such as the Rejuva natural face-lift, which employs 100% pure caviar to speed up cell renewal and decrease fine lines.
A back and ankle injury changed Doctor of Chiropractic Lisa Clyne’s life—for the better. When the pills and bed rest prescribed by her doctor didn’t seem to improve her condition, she reluctantly gave in to her parents and agreed to see her mother’s chiropractor. After her first visit, she noticed progress, and within four weeks she felt as good as new. This experience inspired her to change her career path and enroll in New York Chiropractic College. In 2006, she opened her private practice and eventually teamed up with a naturopathic doctor, an endermologist, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. Together they aim to provide alternative health-care services that emphasize long-term wellness rather than short-term treatment of illnesses.
Drawing upon more than 20 years of chiropractic experience and more than a decade of acupuncture know-how, Dr. Clyne searches for the underlying causes of pain by performing x-rays and listening to her patients. She uses traditional chiropractic techniques such as Activator methods, which utilizes a spring-loaded tool to provide gentle, high-speed thrusts, and the Thompson technique, which involves manual adjustments and a specialized table to address misaligned vertebrae. Dr. Clyne also specializes in the Graston soft-tissue technique, which targets spinal issues with six stainless-steel instruments that work with the body’s contours instead of challenging them to a jousting match.
Doctor of Chiropractic and certified acupuncturist Patrick J. Guerin helms Westport Chiropractic, where he and his staff perform nonsurgical treatments for neck, back, and spine issues. They offer spinal decompression, adjustments, and acupuncture to help assuage leg, shoulder, hand, and foot pain, along with other maladies such as herniated discs and headaches.
To help clients combat weight problems, Westport Chiropractic offers noninvasive Lipo Light body-contouring treatments. These use light and heat energy to shrink fat cells and boost collagen and elastin production, which results in lost inches and smoother, tighter skin. Dr. Guerin also uses ear acupuncture to decrease a client's desire for food.
Norwalk Hospital Integrative Medicine provides drug-free therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, and meditation classes to promote whole-body healing. Whether patients are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy or simply hoping to reduce stress in their lives, these alternative-medicine treatments help balance the body and mind. Eight-week tai chi classes promote wellness through slow, flowing exercises, and infant massage classes improve bonding, development, and baby road rage.