Doctorate of Chiropractic Gene Clerkin and Li Jiang, an acupuncturist, herbologist, and doctor of Chinese medicine, helm the Center For Holistic Health. Here, they employ alternative medicine to alleviate pain and its causes, whether that's stress or an injury resulting from athletic endeavors, everyday overuse, or filling in for a crash-test dummy. To holistically treat clients, the two may incorporate acupuncture, nutrition-response testing, or detoxifying treatments. Their common goal, however, is to avoid medications and surgery while restoring a sense of balance to patients' bodies, which can jump-start the body's innate ability to heal itself.
Though everyone could use a relaxing spa day once in a while, the stress of traveling to and from a spa can quickly nullify the newfound serenity provided by a massage. Energy Vibrations & Enrichment believes that the best way to achieve full-body relaxation is to receive a massage in the place you feel most comfortable: at home. The mobile spa's team travels to its clients and kneads their muscles with enough pressure and warmth to soothe their specific aches. The versatile massage therapists can employ a variety of modalities including hot stone, sports, and deep-tissue massage.
The practitioners at Atlanta Institute for Reiki & Energy Medicine specialize in reiki—a gentle form of Japanese touch therapy that calls upon the universe, or "rei," and its life-force energy, or "ki," to heal and balance bodies. This coed team of attuned individuals calibrates corporeal and mental states through a tranquil laying-on of hands and also share its powers through instruction for aspiring reiki masters and alternative-medicine enthusiasts.
To further enhance their clients' bodily well-being, all the Institute's resident therapists are also licensed to practice massage and are trained in an arsenal of modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage, which re-creates the relaxation our ancestors felt in earth's infancy from gentle, soothing asteroid showers.
Water. It's perhaps the world's most powerful liquid. Without it, there would be no life. Drink too little of it, and a person starts to understand why a dry sponge looks so sad. Luckily, Hydro-Clinic's special IV fluid treatments address all manner of dehydration concerns, ranging from jet lag to fatigue to hangovers. Patients simply enter a spa-like environment and meet with a medically-certified professional, who administers a 30-minute Hydro-Life treatment. 1,000 mL quickly enter the blood stream, restoring hydration and key nutrients as clients watch TV or don complementary cold eye masks. And the treatments are customizable. Other IV options address upset stomachs, general wellness, and other concerns.
The whole shebang comes from the mind of Dr. Robert Kaufmann, who has practiced internal medicine for more than 24 years. The doctor has turned some well-hydrated heads. Hydro-Clinic has garnered ample press coverage, including a feature in Thrillist, which named their IV fluid treatments one of Atlanta's "8 Best Hangover Cures."
Signature Service: Massage
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Tiana named her massage studio The Wellness Sanctuary because she views it as a refuge or safe haven, where she helps clients recover from pain. She employs eight different modalities of massage to help her in this quest, from techniques designed to ease the aches of pregnant women to post-surgical methods that aid in recovery. She's pretty good at her work, too; she reports some clients were overcome by tears of joy after a session with her, and return again and again. "My clients are like my family," she says. Because her clients are so important to her, Tiana gets involved in community outreach programs. Through The Wellness Sanctuary, she works with nonprofits and other organizations to improve life beyond her studio.
Growing up in South Korea, Huijeong (CJ) Choe was inspired by the example of his uncle, a well-known acupuncturist and herbalist. CJ's plans to follow in those footsteps were put on hold when his family moved to the United States, but his desire to pursue chinese herbal medicine never went away. After working for almost a decade in an unsatisfying job at a freight-forwarding company, he decided to go to school full-time to earn his master’s in oriental medicine. Around 15 years later, CJ stands at the helm of his own acupuncture clinic and helps individuals deal with a litany of ailments. He focuses on helping people overcome their addictions, control recurring pain, boost their immune systems, and hang tiny paintings on their bodies using acupuncture needles.