Healing Alternatives Meditation Center fosters a heightened awareness and deeper relationship with one's own body and mind. Founder Lisa Chapman-Sorci, a certified Komyo Reiki Kai teacher since 2001, employs skills honed in hospitals, wellness institutions, and animal hospitals to calm energy fields with the ancient Japanese practice of reiki. Certified practitioners host weekly introductions to Shoshin meditation held in their comfy meditation room adorned with soft red pillows and floor-to-ceiling windows. Through behavioral therapy and life coaching, certified therapist Alicia O'Hara gives patients the tools to manage day-to-day challenges and offers hypnotherapy as a way to connect with the subconscious mind. Patients also exercise bodies along with minds through yin yoga classes, which allow time to fully explore postures through a gentle soundtrack of one hand clapping.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tony Baratta believes that well-being stems from proper nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, physical fitness, and necessary chiropractic care. Alongside his team of holistic-healthcare experts, he supplements his thorough exams and corrective spinal adjustments with nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, and massage therapy. His commitment to keeping people well-educated in regards to their health extends to the public realm, where he gives regular lectures, and his collection of online articles, which dole out advice on exercise, healthy-eating habits, and how to contort your way through subway turnstiles.
In the decade since she became a chiropractic doctor, Dr. Debby Welshons has cultivated a client list that includes world-class athletes and the Sac City Roller Derby team. To serve them, she calls upon her holistic approach that involves using a variety of treatments to restore health to the entire body, instead of only backs. Her athlete- or layman-worthy treatments include electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapies, and stretches. Dr. Welshons’ staff also participates in reaching out to a broad base of clients by boasting bilingual status and by sending out carrier pigeons that can haul parcels written in more than just English. The center offers complimentary child care as well.
Doctor of Chiropractic Lance Clifton, a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West, has been a practicing chiropractor for nearly two decades. Over that time, he's built up a repertoire of nonforceful techniques that can help improve one’s overall sense of well-being and mend myriad injuries, such as any suffered from trying to do The Worm on pavement. Dr. Clifton’s knowledge extends past chiropractic adjustments—he also helps people improve their quality of life with health counseling, stretching, and exercise.
Dr. Fred Silveria, a graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, has been gently adjusting patients and soothing pain for more than 30 years. Drawing on this experience, Dr. Silveria can find the source of back pain by probing the back gently by hand, using x-rays to identify imbalances, or asking if you’ve starred in a series of popular trampoline-accident videos. Once he has discovered potential issues, he draws on a range of treatments. These can include physical therapy and supplements to help strengthen the body or orthopedic supplies designed to counter the tiny imbalances in the feet that lead to back pain.
Marcella McMahon is a hypnotherapist, author, motivational speaker, and life coach. Though she works in a wide array of disciplines, her efforts have a common goal—to help people access their inner greatness and unlock their potential. Her specialties include traditional hypnotherapy, past-life regression, and spiritual regression. Clients come to her for help with stress management, weight loss, insomnia, and emotional concerns. You can even work on these issues at home via recordings on McMahon’s website.