The staff of Twin Ponds heads up a series of integrated wellness programs that boost patrons' holistic health with counseling, yoga, and other fitness services. During the center's yoga classes, students work to strengthen the bond between their bodies and minds, posing through one-hour sessions that meet seven days a week. Laughing yoga implores pent-up giggles to emerge during sessions that boost both endorphins and the self-esteem of struggling standup comics in attendance. Fundamentals of Yoga and Beginners Yoga stress foundations of the practice, including core strength, flexibility, alignment, and rhythmic breathing.
For more than 16 years, AT Wellness Center has served as an oasis for detoxifying and recharging. Staffed by a team of licensed massage therapists, acupuncturists, and yoga instructors, AT Wellness offers numerous means for clients to reach optimal health. Along with bodywork and nutritional counselors, the center also hosts yoga and tai chi classes and open meditation sessions, where guests are encouraged to clear their mind and tap into a deeper, calmer place.
The full-body wrap at Body Works Wellness Spa swaddles limbs and torsos in a wrap that is heated and treated with toxin banishers to help tone physiques and moisturize the skin. Clients don disposable skivvies as an aesthetician carefully envelops the shoulders, back, and abdomen with warm cloths and individually wraps each arm and leg like a well-sealed zebra cake. Wrapped bodies then soak in a sauna for a 30-minute heat bath that ignites the slimming and detoxifying powers of the wrap. After emerging from their warm cocoons, clients wipe off and walk away rejuvenated and ready to face the day’s onslaught of flying pies.
After studying psychology at Kean College, licensed acupuncturist Mary Ellen M. DeVito decided to try something new. She pursued a Masters in Acupuncture from Won Institute of Graduate studies, became AMTA certified, and completed a two-year intensive program under the tutelage of renowned herbalist David Winston.
Once she had the training, DeVito put it to use by launching Trinity Acupuncture of Doylestown, a holistic wellness clinic that offers services including acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, and extra-therapeutic high-fives. When a new client arrives to the center, DeVito begins with a consultation before prescribing a plan of action that can pull from any of the center’s treatment repertoire to most quickly treat conditions ranging from chronic pain to asthma.
Nestled amid the rolling hills of Bucks County, Pennridge Wellness Center's historical, 2,000-square-foot building lends a quaint façade to Doctor of Chiropractic J. Leah Garlan's cutting-edge facility. Dr. Garlan is a veteran of many disciplines—chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and Erchonia cold-laser treatments—and even holds a certification from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. During her career, she's performed a variety of duties, from helping paralyzed dogs regain mobility to helping humans regain the ability to bend over and pet their dogs after comprehensive chiropractic treatment.
The diverse staff at Advanced Wellness Solutions & Midwifery of Doylestown work to bolster holistic wellness through several therapeutic discipli nes. A cadre of physicians provides OB/GYN services and keep patients informed about the newest models of tongue depressors. Massage therapists and chiropractors work to soothe physical as well as mental stress, and yoga classes and acupuncture sessions address similar maladies with a non-Western approach. For aesthetic services, experienced technicians wield the Harmony XL laser system's concentrated pulses of light to fade skin maladies from unwanted stubble to acne scars.