Susie Williams believes that every component of the body must be functioning fully for well-being to be achieved. Through personal and group wellness sessions she addresses the emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects of the psyche while zeroing in on physical equilibrium with individualized massage sessions. Rather than attacking symptoms as they appear, or replacing aching limbs with wooden pegs, Williams remedies the body with relaxing Swedish massages and tension-targeting deep-tissue massage. She combines her specialty in these modalities with skills gained from advanced training in neck and upper-back work, frozen shoulders, and rotator cuffs. Her training makes for a diverse tool bag of techniques to draw upon as she works with clients facing fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, athletic injury, or simple stress. While Williams is the primary, most experienced therapist at Absolute Wellness, services may be performed by another therapist with different specialties.
I’m Dr. Andrew Gregory, a board certified chiropractic neurologist with over 18 years of experience helping patients regain their health without using medications or surgery. As a lifelong learner, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to help people feel and function better.
Little did Dr. Jan Iyengar know that visiting a homeopathic doctor 45 years ago would not only cure his asthma, but it would also stir a passion for homeopathy that’s guided the rest of his career.
Since breathing easier, he’s become a nationally certified massage therapist, homeopathic consultant, and board-certified hypnotherapist. Inside Body-Mind Wellness Center, Dr. Iyengar harnesses his advanced training in modalities including sports massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release to help bodies drain metabolic waste and improve range of motion. His hypnotherapy sessions also open up his patients’ subconscious minds to suggestion, helping them gain control over the negative feelings that lead to addiction, overeating, and strongly worded letters to the editor about fire-hydrant placement.
During the initial consultation, Holistic Health Partnering's physicians, Drs. Jane Walker and Kathleen Mueller, review patients’ medical histories and answer lingering questions about the stress- and pain-busting process of acupuncture. The first 60- to 75-minute session kicks off with a brief physical examination, which allows the doctors to customize the treatment. They’ll then insert hair-thin needles into the body to release pain-fighting endorphins and other calming chemicals. Subsequent sessions lasts 45–60 minutes, and appointments can be made online, much to the consternation of tin-can phones.
Explorers and Boy Scouts alike depend on celestial navigation to know where they are, but astrologer Pat Peabody sees the stars as a way to better understand the emotional journeys of her clients. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, the former president of the Astrological Society of Connecticut uses astrology and tarot card readings to help guests decipher their birth charts and understand how they're affected by planetary cycles. She passes these skills on at astrology and tarot workshops, where her pupils review tarot archetypes and study the astrological charts of celebrities.
Though her company's name connotes a person's innermost goals and sense of purpose, Wolf Laguerra of Soul Intentions is focused on more than the stuff of dreams. She emphasizes instead the importance of actions—thoughts, words, and actions, more specifically, and how they can all work for or against an individual's ultimate desires for this lifetime. First, Laguerra helps clients identify the innate hopes hidden beneath the rubble of everyday life. Then she develops a plan for clients so that they can make meaningful choices and commit to consistent actions that will aid them on their journey. Her program is designed to empower people with a sense of balance and enable them to focus on what really matters, like the Mars rover carefully sidestepping extraterrestrials to complete its digging mission.
Dr. Walter Ialacci, founder of Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates, exclaims pride in his team of health professionals, comprised of an osteopath, chiropractic doctors, licensed massage therapists, and a holistic health counselor. Together, Dr. Ialacci says, these like-minded professionals treat their patients with their “exceptional skills… to create a synergy of wellness that is greater than the sum of its parts.” They treat ailments such as depression, weight issues, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through chiropractic care, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which all awaken the body’s natural ability to heal.
The team's laser therapy targets acupuncture points for the needle-averse, promoting recovery from strained muscles, skin disorders, and athletic injuries, working closely with each patient’s primary physician if desired, so that they can benefit from both holistic and Western medicine. Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates' wide-ranging treatments are all performed in a neutral-toned office adorned with waterfalls and Eastern artwork.