Margie Wesley, the licensed acupuncturist of Four Seasons Wellness, studied the art of needling in Albuquerque and Beijing. In private and group settings, she uses her talents to help ease conditions such as pain, emotional ailments, and hula-hooping injuries.
During more than two decades in the beauty industry, Charity—the head of Hair 1 and Spa 2—has amassed a wide-ranging arsenal of expertise, excelling in fields as diverse as laser hair removal and manicures. In her capacity as a stylist, her cut and color services revamp coifs, and her facials, peels, and Photo Lite age-spot treatments rejuvenate the faces beneath them. Alternatively, her massages, which include Swedish or deep tissue, dissolve stress and facilitate internal harmony. Clients can pop into her Zen-like salon or schedule an appointment for her to visit their homes or live-in solariums.
No two patients have the exact same needs. That's why the team at Due West Integrated Health offers an array of minimally invasive treatment options, all aimed at improving a visitor's well-being by relieving symptoms as well as their underlying causes. The staff?which includes chiropractors, a general physician, an acupuncturist, and a licensed massage therapist?works together to provide comprehensive treatment plans that rely on modern as well as time-honored therapies. Decompression sessions relieve the aches caused by vertebral misalignment, while massages can soothe accordion-folded muscles with everything from gentle Swedish strokes to neuromuscular techniques. The center also offers medically guided weight-loss programs for clients looking to make lifestyle changes. These treatments are only a few of the tools at the staff's disposal as they help visitors begin living holistically balanced, pain-free lives.
For more than 20 years, Therapeutic Massage Centre’s Ted Schulte has untangled muscular striations to relieve soreness and tension. He set up his practice in a house-like structure framed with cool gray siding. Here, Ted kicks off new client relationships by learning about them via a health sheet and a consultation. These tools help him discover clients' specific ailments and goals, whether it's relief from a sports injury or escape from chronic pain, which is the next sequel to Escape from Alcatraz. Ted then customizes each session by culling from myriad techniques, including Swedish, myofascial-relief, and deep-tissue massage.
From a young age, Acupuncture and Wellness Center?s licensed acupuncturist and specialist in Chinese medicine, Li Hua Shu, TCMD, was indoctrinated into the world of holistic healing by his grandfather, a well-known Chinese medicine doctor and acupuncturist in his hometown in China. For the past 19 years, Dr. Shu has treated patients afflicted with a variety of symptoms, from asthma and eczema to skin panicking at the thought of kissing needles. Helping bring the body, mind, and spirit into balance, Dr. Shu seeks the root of symptoms and treats ailments with gentle acupuncture sessions, herbology, and oriental medicine. He also demonstrates his healing skills during Tui Na treatments, a Chinese medical therapy that can be combined with acupuncture to help loosen dormant Qi while reducing stress with massage strokes and acupressure techniques.
Ancient Chinese medicine says that the body contains energy pathways through which qi, the body's vital energy, flows. When a passage becomes blocked, one way to restore bodily balance—and quell such common ailments as allergies, fertility problems, stress, and hypertension—is acupuncture. At Lewinter Acupuncture, Andrea Lewinter completes a consultation to figure out where a patient's qi imbalances are before she inserts thin acupuncture needles into the affected area, with little to no discomfort for the patient. Afterward, qi is back to circulating freely, restoring balance and boosting the body's ability to heal itself.