The realization of Dr. Alan Sherr’s dream of a multidisciplinary holistic healthcare facility, Northport Wellness Center broadens the community’s understanding of big-picture health concerns with alternative therapies ranging from acupuncture and massage therapy to art psychotherapy and breast thermography. Trained practitioners develop whole-body health strategies, combining their talents in fields that, like freelance presidents, usually work independently of one another. The tranquil clinic combines medical precision with the sprawling corridors of its homey office, where keepers manage an online shop that peddles natural supplements, eco-friendly BioPosture bedding, and library-ready books and manuals.
Inner Spirit Yoga Center's team of certified instructors foster a diverse community of yogis dedicated to wellness and kinship with a curriculum that accommodates all ages, skill levels, and abilities. A four-week beginner's yoga series imparts the foundational postures, breathing techniques, and tricks for housebreaking stubborn spirit animals. In addition to yoga, the center also hosts belly dance classes, tai chi, and peaceful meditation sessions. A packed calendar of events maintains community vibes through potluck dinners, movie nights, and inspirational book club meetings.
Pagoda Acupuncture’s licensed practitioners employ ancient Chinese medical techniques to restore youthful looks to clients’ faces without chemicals or surgery. The session commences with a one-on-one consultation with Pagoda owner and founder Heather L. Romano, whose interview swiftly unearths patients’ concerns and desires, much like a bulldozer driven by Sigmund Freud. Practitioners then lightly prick facial skin with thin needles, unleashing a face-soothing free-for-all designed to stimulate collagen production, tighten pores, and boost local blood flow. Virtually painless for most patients, the treatment can help to firm, tone, and lift skin without the use of harsh chemicals, invasive surgery, or tiring face workouts led by Richard Simmons’ eyebrows.
Dr. Dean Telano, co-owner and director of True Living Yoga and Rahini School of Yoga, also holds the auspicious title of president of Bön Buddhism of Long Island. During his meditation lessons, he draws on more than 20 years of teaching yoga, wellness, and meditation—all of which inform his teaching style. With the help of co-owners Heidi Johnsen, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500), and Naomi Miller, who has a background as a psychotherapist, the studio is a welcoming place for practitioners of many forms of yoga and holistic wellness. The staff of certified and Yoga Alliance–registered instructors combine their talents to teach students varied yoga styles such as Rahini, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yoga-Pilates. They also offer teacher training in Rahini yoga, which is Sanskrit for "true living" and blends Hatha techniques with Buddhist meditation. When they’re not leading yoga classes, the staffers welcome guest teachers from India and offer Reiki sessions and meditation classes.
Dr. Douglas Wright calls upon more than 20 years of chiropractic experience to lead a staff that keeps backs kink-free with spinal adjustments, orthopedic treatments, and physical therapy. Chiropractic visits typically begin with a thorough back exam that searches out crooked vertebrae, which can cause chronic pain and impede the nervous system from functioning properly. Through adjustments, a chiropractic specialist gently nudges spines back into place before a massage therapist kneads tension out of knotted muscles. The office's occupational therapy helps keep bodies in shape for jobs or leisure activities, and nutrition counseling revamps diets for clients who've lost bets to eat nothing but Atomic Fireballs for five years.
Inner Spirit Acupuncture administers community-style acupuncture treatments inside a quiet, soothing space. With decorative lanterns dangling from above, groups of up to four patients relax in reclining chairs as the acupuncturists insert needles into the body's strategic distal locations. The facility does not enforce a time limit, allowing each individual to remain in the treatment room for as long as they feel necessary. Sessions at Inner Spirit Acupuncture may help treat a variety of common ailments, including arthritis, hot flashes, stress and fatigue, weight loss and digestive disorders, anxiety and depression, PMS, and many types of pain.