Certified acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner Adriane Dourte wields drug-free techniques to vanquish pain and alleviate a range of health complaints. A Philadelphia native, Adriane received her masters in TCM before deepening her knowledge through an externship at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China. There, she received hands-on training with doctors at TCM hospitals, as well as lectures from top professionals in the field.
Adriane's treatments employ TCM techniques from acupuncture with sterile, disposable needles to moxibustion, during which a carefully selected blend of herbs burns on or close to the skin. Using knowledge of each patient's medical history, she can customize sessions to address a range of conditions as diabetes, anxiety, or neck pain from watching out for falling asteroids.
The Tien Source offers healing, intuitive soul counseling, classes, and trainings to assist on the path of discovery. To heal on many levels of mind (emotional, mental, personality and ego), body (physical, etheric, and auric) and soul. We offer classes in Meditation, Reiki, and other holistic topics.
Licensed acupuncturist Daniel D. Nemer helms Translating Health, a holistic healing center where acupuncture liberates chi, massages limber up muscles, and the therapeutic powers of exercise alleviate ailments. Acupuncture places needles at specific points along the body’s meridians, or energy channels, liberating chi or pent-up rapping abilities. The treatments rarely hurt and may improve bodies after one session. In massages, Nemer kneads muscles using a blend of reiki, bodywork, and acupressure to diminish tension and pain. Nemer’s supervised distribution of herbal therapies and nutritional advice helps clients prolong good health with potent organic herbs that they can cook, apply topically, or sprinkle like confetti over their duvets.
Philadelphians interested in the ancient Japanese healing practice of Reiki can find all of the balance they need at The Reiki School + Clinic. This unique organization serves as a place for people to learn and work together for the common good. Former schoolteachers founded the school, and thus their approach to Reiki education and training follows broader principles that align with the way students' brains learn. Classrooms are spare but comfortable, with plenty of calming tones and a cheery staff on hand that’s always willing to offer guidance. On the client side, the Reiki Masters here transmit life force energy through their hands, bestowing patrons with benefits ranging from stress reduction to health improvement. Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes, but the benefits extend way beyond the boundaries of the massage table.
Therapists tailor each stroke to individual preferences to create massages that cater to long-term health goals or simply focus on the particular stresses of the day. In addition to quelling immediate aches, they aim to prevent future pain by locating and treating problems at their source, and also tout massage as a great way to boost energy and enhance mobility, helping clients run faster, jump higher, and break dance with greater spontaneity.
Knead Body Boutique's self-explanatory name hints at its endeavors: kneading bodies with the aim to relax clients or alleviate achy areas. The staff's techniques run the gamut from a deep-tissue massage and reflexology to the use of heated stones and cupping. Massages, which can last from 15 to 120 minutes, prep bodies for organic body wraps crafted from a mango passion fruit balm, seaweed, or the cocoon of a giant caterpillar.