Stacy Adams, owner of Chakra Spa, heads a team that specializes in chakra balancing and leads private yoga classes. Clients can relax as licensed massage therapists knead away tension and soothe backs with stones that aim to rebalance chakras. In private, low-lit chambers, therapists continue signature massages by ringing Tibetan crystal singing bowls, whose tones are said to remove energy obstructions and recalibrate the ears of struggling music producers. A tarot-card reading under a multicolored lotus painting concludes the signature package. Additionally, the spa exclusively uses Aveda creams and oils for all services. Accented with red orange and teal, the crisp, white lobby is adorned with candles, statues of famous varsity debaters, and flames nestled inside recesses in the wall.
If the mind can transform a rainy day's bowl of runny soup into a robust flagon of fresh winter borscht, there are few things it cannot achieve. Today's side deal honors your powerful noggin with a two-hour, one-on-one hypnotherapy session ($225 value) from the bad-habit busters at Mind Matters Restorative Hypnotherapy, plus a custom CD of your session ($20 value) for $110. Break down the toxic tension-building components of your mind while Lisa Hubler or Dale Jaffe spend up to an hour to identifying the negative factors influencing your unwanted feelings and behaviors. Then undergo real-life hypnotherapy for the rest of the session that will cleanse your psyche and leave you ready to take on the world free of such vices as smoking, poor eating habits, restless sleeping patterns, and a love of paint chips.
At Wheel of Wellbeing, experienced therapists and integrative medicine professionals team up to help patients balance their mind, body, and spirit. In order to strive toward that goal, their services range from hypnotherapy with certified hypnotherapist Meredith Locher to psychotherapy with Drs. Daniel Sadigh and Stan Friedman. Other popular treatments include acupuncture, massage therapy, and nutrition counseling. To get started, new patients can take Wheel of Wellbeing's free online life-balance test and post the graded copy to their fridges.
To Janet Montgomery, widely disparate problems such as smoking addiction, stress, and insomnia all have a common root cause—subconscious disharmony. With a range of hypnosis techniques, including guided imagery and neuro-linguistic programming, Janet supplants negative associations buried deep in the brain with positive messages that help her clients overcome bad habits or compulsive behaviors.
A member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, the founder of Core Natural Health Center, Arturo Mesquite, PhD, and his staff of clinical nutritionists and Chinese-medicine practitioners focus on improving clients’ energy and emotional well-being through nutrition-counseling services and treatments. Dr. Arturo analyzes a number of bodily factors, including typical food intake, medical history, and the ability to walk a high wire while solving differential equations, to draft a personalized diet that works to improve health from within; meanwhile, a self-discovery program encourages the elimination of mental stresses and inhibitions.