Inspired by the community acupuncture sessions that have been practiced in Asia for thousands of years, licensed acupuncturist Faune Towery created Napa Acupuncture Practice, a quiet, comfortable center where clients can receive treatments in a group setting at a modest price. After completing a new-patient intake survey to determine the goals of their treatment, clients enter the communal space and settle into one of the zero-gravity chairs.
Once clients have a chance to relax, Faune inserts fine, sterile needles according to their individual needs. Some people find that the group energy contributes to their sense of calm, and once their needles are inserted, clients are welcome to nap for 45 minutes or more, depending on available space. Due to the public setting clients remain clothed throughout their session, but it's recommended that they wear loose-fitting garments so that sleeves and pant legs can be rolled up to expose the skin as necessary.
As the chief clinical hypnotherapist at Napa Hypnosis, Christine Hannah uses interview techniques, discussions, and hypnotic methods to help clients access the power of the subconscious mind. Christine, the founder and owner of the center, received her diploma in hypnotherapy from the American Council of Hypnotists Examiners and graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. She conducts customized hypnotherapy sessions designed to promote weight loss, curb smoking, or improve public speaking abilities. Christine can even specialize visits to help people enhance their golf game by visualizing success or building a desktop course with Pixy Stix–filled sandpits and Sixlets golf balls.
"Health," say the staffers at Vibrant Health Acupuncture, "has the potential to be much more than the absence of illness." True health, according to the practice's guiding philosophy, includes wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. This holistic approach informs all the techniques employed by Vibrant Health's clinicians. In addition to acupuncture, they perform cupping and use Chinese herbs to help patients feel better.
Specializing in natural, comprehensive skincare and spa therapy treatments, Sonoma Holistic Spa has everything you need to look and feel your very best. Professional aestheticians pamper and relax clients with innovative beauty treatments, such as the spa's signature facial. This 90-minute treatment focuses on the face, neck, hands, shoulders, and arms, as skin is analyzed and purified. After a cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, and extractions, skin is restored with a finishing mask and massages with pure serums and hydration creams.
Doctors Hongmei Gao and Timothy Wei harness a wealth of experience cultivated in the United States and China as they help their patients overcome neurological disorders, chronic pain, and women?s-health issues. Dr. Gao is an acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner specializing in pain management, women?s health, and stress-related illnesses, whereas Dr. Wei, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Ohio State University, combines Western medicine with acupuncture skills.
In addition to acupuncture, the clinic offers a number of Western- and Eastern-influenced treatments. Cupping, in which vacuum pressure is used to attach a small jar to the skin, encourages the flow of blood to the area. Tui na massage, meanwhile, targets familiar acupuncture points with the hands, fingers, and a specialized instrument. The clinic?s ultrasound machine treats a range of ailments with the aid of high-frequency sound waves, which attract nearby dolphins who are skilled at comedy.
A division of Beyond Chiropractic, Elite Massage's certified massage therapists treat bodies to an array of stature-mending services, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, and exercise rehabilitation. For each of the office's nine massage styles, a patient relaxes on a comfy leather bed inside one of the five dedicated massage rooms, each painted in a calming jungle green and softly lit by candles, paper lanterns, and auras on break. The therapist then sets to work manipulating the soft tissue and joints of the body through hands-on maneuvering. Each structured movement affects the tissue in a different manner and can ultimately promote proper circulation and functioning of the lymphatic and nervous systems.