Ciana Hilton-Farmer may be a licensed massage therapist, but she has more up her sleeve than soothing kneads. She's also a certified aromatherapist, and she uses her knowledge of scents to create a relaxing olfactory palette for her clients to enjoy during each massage. Because her training has taken her everywhere from medical spas to chiropractic offices, Ciana can devise a treatment for nearly every kind of ache or pain.
Philip Faler is a naturopathic doctor because he likes people. He enjoys spending time with his patients, and he enjoys helping them feel their best with holistic approaches to health care. His approach has always been one of integrative or "whole-person" medicine. After spending six years as a family clinician, he shifted his focus to anti-aging therapies. Today, at Wholey Healing, Dr. Faler and his staff use hormone-replacement therapy, naturopathy, and bodywork techniques such as reiki to restore the spring back into patients' steps.
When Elle ? A Clinical Day Spa first opened in 1997, its therapists specialized exclusively in massage. But soon, they saw that what the average guest needed most was not a standalone massage appointment, but an immersive, multifaceted experience that could undo the stress that bombards them on a daily basis. Owners Leigh Shaw and Polly Tabares, who have experience in the spa industry and the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery, rethought their approach and expanded their services into both traditional spa therapies and med-spa treatments.
Today, Leigh and Polly oversee everything from body wraps and facials to Botox injections and prescription skincare. They also maintain a stash of products for at-home care, stocking lines such as Dermalogica and bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals. For frequent guests, they coordinate VIP memberships that offer perks such as service discounts and massages that harness the rejuvenating power of phoenix tears.
The massage therapists at Ohm Massage and Bodywork customize their treatments to meet each client's needs, using a wide range of massage modalities. Along with treating general stress and tension, the massages can also help clients find relief from sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain, and much more. The therapists are also trained in manual lymph drainage to help treat fatigue, bloating, and other flu-like symptoms.
Before becoming an expert in the practice of meditation, Ajayan Borys spent years studying under holy men and the living saint Mata Amritanandamayi of India. Since his return from traveling the globe, Borys has become a registered hypnotherapist, a reiki master, and a certified enneagram instructor. He has also written numerous articles and books?including his new book, Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease?and hosts the Mind Matters radio show.
Borys doesn?t just use his knowledge to stay relaxed while pursuing such a busy schedule. He also treats clients at Himalayan Retreats International, where he helps dispel stress through meditation classes and restores feelings of well-being through reiki treatments. He performs heat-centered hypnotherapy to free clients from their inner judgments, anxieties, and tendency to transform into a BattleBot at times of stress. Borys also can use the ancient enneagram symbol to help clients understand their patterns of thinking and habits of emotion.