Presence of Wellness is a haven of holistic health coaching, Ayurvedic yoga, cooking instruction, and lifestyle guidance. By fueling bodies with good nutrition and clean-burning energy, owner Simone Cameron hopes to bring balance and peace to her clients’ lives. Simone holds many qualifications in the realms of yoga teaching and the alternative therapies of Ayurveda.
A woman’s relationship ends, and she finds herself on the couch with a pint of ice cream; a college student is nervous for his upcoming midterm, so he stuffs his face with chips and candy. Lauren, owner and founder of The Hungry Heart, relates to these all too common scenarios, as she knows firsthand what binge eating feels like. But more importantly, she knows what it feels like to put an end to bad habits. At the Hungry Heart, she and her staff lead one-on-one hypnotherapy and nutritional counseling sessions designed to break compulsive gorging and yo-yo dieting so clients can lose weight and fall into normal eating patterns.
Lazur La Vie founder Cheryl Anne brings an impressive amount of beauty-industry experience to her med spa, including stints in professional image consulting, makeup artistry, and skincare distribution. She gives complimentary consultations to clients before any treatment, helping them to sift through the spa's lengthy list of skin and body treatments. Lasers can be found throughout the menu, targeting everything from yellowing smiles to gravity-stricken skin on a mission to touch the toes.
Ayurveda is a holistic medical system designed to balance the body and promote physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Sound Shore Ayurveda & Wellness center’s practitioner, Manjula Paul, comes from a family of vaidyas, or doctors, for the royal family of South India, and she began studying the family trade at the age of 17. Her ayurvedic treatments include chakra balancing and nasya, a natural reliever for congestion, allergies, and sore sinuses. To complement her traditional practice, Paul also offers facials, microdermabrasion, and massage therapy.
At Fingers From Heaven, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Connie Tjaden can tell what's going on inside the body without seeing an x-ray. Drawing from more than two decades of experience, she taps into the body's meridians—its energy pathways—which point to the source of imbalances and illness. Once she's zeroed in on the source of the problem, she administers her signature massages and acupuncture treatments—both of which are designed to be as relaxing as they are healthy.