Registered dietitian Dr. Julie Conner's first brush with dietetics came in 1983, as an intern at Westchester Medical Center. It turns out the experience was a sign of things to come. She has since earned a master's degree in public health from New York Medical College and a doctorate in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health—and cofounded Healthy Weighs Wellness Center with her husband, Will.
At Healthy Weighs, the couple and their staff—which includes their son, Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Conner—provide wellness services such as nutrition counseling, spinal adjustments, and massage therapy. To help prevent future injuries without forcing clients to buy an expensive time machine, the team also schedules yoga and reiki classes.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The primary concerns for Doctors of Chiropractic Sclafani and Healy are to alleviate their patients’ pain and prevent its recurrence. Whether patients are injured on the job or on the ball field, whether they’re dealing with back or neck pain, the chiropractors get them functioning again through use of massage and physical therapy as well as in-office adjustments. They treat everything from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis to pinched nerves and sciatica. In correcting postures and movements, they also help patients prevent the return of injury or pain and teach them a number of exercises to assist in the process.
As a licensed massage therapist, Jill Myruski uses her physiology know-how and her intuitive gifts to track down the root cause of aches and stressful ailments. She helps her clients take a proactive approach to their well-being by offering bodywork treatments in modalities such as Swedish massage, maternity massage, and reflexology.
Rubbing muscles in the same direction as the blood flowing to the heart, massage therapist use the various techniques in Swedish massage to promote overall wellness and relaxation. This stands as just one of the several diverse massage styles available at Essence of Life, which offers both massage therapy and holistic care.
Vichy showers, aromatherapy oils, and tubs filled with rose petals are just a few of the relaxing elements that wind their way through Westport Wellness Massage’s body treatments—including cocoa wraps and Sandy Beach scrubs. The decadence spills over into massage sessions, where heated lava stones join forces with flowing Swedish strokes to oust stress and tension.