It's not a magic trick—at least not in the way TV and movies have portrayed it for years. But for certified hypnotist Maureen V. Meehan, the mind is surprisingly capable of pulling off all-manner of physiological and psychological magic once its in a deep state of relaxation. It's at that time when she can help clients stop smoking, lose weight, or sleep better—and that's just the start of the habits, phobias, and issues she helps clients overcome.
After easing clients into a state of hypnosis—something she says the mind does on its own at least twice a day—she begins to help her clients discover their motivations and the triggers for unwanted behaviors. Together, and usually over the course of about five sessions, she and her clients overcome the obstacles standing in the way of changing those behaviors. As a licensed health care professional, her only goal is to enhance well-being. To ensure that her clients receive only the best care, she re-certifies annually through The National Guild of Hypnotists.
At It?s About Health, the staff cares about every individual. Recognizing that each patient they treat has particular health concerns, the staff members offer a variety of options to help customers improve their well-being. This includes everything from IonCleanse detoxifications to far-infrared-sauna or hyperbaric oxygen-chamber treatments. Ultimately, they want to focus on keeping their patients not just looking good, but feeling great. That?s why clients can also obtain nutrition and workout plans with the help of staff members instead of purchasing chatty parrots that remind them to take their supplements.
Baltimore Health Coach knows that a person’s time can be just as valuable as his or her health. So bulk up your cookbook with speedy meals by grabbing a seat on April 10 for The 15-Minute Meal System, where you’ll witness six cooking demos followed by an interactive discussion and irresistible tasting. You’ll leave with the recipes and the confidence to prepare any one of the dishes demonstrated by your instructor, plus you'll be free to add your own variations, like toothpick-and-marshmallow satellites or magazine plates to cut down on dishes. Or satisfy your curiosity about a little-known specialty confection at The Raw Chocolate Class on March 27th.
Getting in shape after giving birth can be difficult; taking care of the baby takes a lot of time and leaves bodies weary and sapped of energy. Stroller Strides understands these common struggles and has designed exercise regimens with new mothers in mind. All you need to get started is you, your baby or someone else's baby, and a stroller. Classes, which are taught by specially trained instructors, take place outdoors most of the year and consist of a warm-up, a buggy-bandying power walk, and interval stations where participants do a variety of body-toning exercises. Musically enhanced indoor classes are also available if you'd rather spare your body and baby from winter's clammy clutches. Instructors provide everyone with any additional equipment and, in the event of a fussy-baby episode, will show you exercises you can do with your baby.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Eleven different orthodontic groups feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain (a $325 value), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment throughout the course of about 12 months (duration varies by patient). Progressing teeth earn a new set of aligners every two weeks and visit their Invisalign specialist every four to eight weeks. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can range from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View a list of Invisalign FAQs to learn more about the treatment process.