Ayurveda is a holistic medical system designed to balance the body and promote physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Sound Shore Ayurveda & Wellness center’s practitioner, Manjula Paul, comes from a family of vaidyas, or doctors, for the royal family of South India, and she began studying the family trade at the age of 17. Her ayurvedic treatments include chakra balancing and nasya, a natural reliever for congestion, allergies, and sore sinuses. To complement her traditional practice, Paul also offers facials, microdermabrasion, and massage therapy.
Doweon Park, a licensed acupuncturist who honed his skills in Korea, combines aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to treat patients at his practices in Huntington and Great Neck. He and his staff gently manipulate predetermined points across the body with slender stainless-steel needles to relieve both physical and emotional issues. Among their specialties are headaches, cigarette addictions, and select digestive or respiratory disorders. Additionally, Park practices herbal medicine, prescribing customized herbal blends in the form of a liquid, powder, or question.
A variety of tension-targeting treatments are available at 3 Elements Healing Arts Center. Choose from four options and feel the soothing services of the center’s skilled staff. A one-hour massage ($85), available in styles such as Swedish or deep tissue, melts muscles under the heat lamps of healing hands; for more eclectic massage styles, opt for an internal-focused amma therapeutic massage or an athlete-aiding sports massage. Micro-thin needles turn ramped-up patients into relaxed pincushions during a one-hour acupuncture session ($85), which is said to help with indigestion and lung-dirtying nicotine habits. Free clogged pores during a 3 Elements 60-minute facial (an $85 value) or deep-cleansing facial (a $100 value) that clears oily and acne-prone skin. A 35-minute weight-loss session ($85) combines Chinese medicine and Asian bodywork, massaging the abdomen to increase energy levels, improve digestive function, and reduce food cravings caused by lemon-drop rainstorms and chocolate-bar parade balloons. Inside 3 Elements' soothing spa atmosphere, holiday anxiety and stress disappear. Use today's Groupon to unclog turkey-filled pores and iron out lower-back kinks caused by haunted hayrides.
Dr. Gary B Feldman corrects an array of podiatry ailments with everything from custom orthotics and shoe inserts to hypnosis for pain management. He obliterates foot fungus with the FDA-approved PinPointe FootLaser system and eradicates painful and bothersome bunions, hammertoes, corns, and calluses. Although he has two offices—one in Flushing and another in Valley Stream—the doctor also makes house calls for particularly serious problems, such as that time you got your foot stuck in the cookie jar.
The staff members at Lifeline Hygienics are all certified to administer gravitational colonic irrigations. However, their expertise goes beyond colon hydrotherapy?before each client's first session, they also discuss diet and health history, hoping to administer colonics from a holistically minded standpoint. The colonics themselves are helped along with abdominal massage and the manipulation of reflex points, which aids in releasing waste.
Bronx Community Wellness Center combines ancient Chinese medicinal practices with modern techniques. That’s perhaps best symbolized by electrical acupuncture, in which electrical signals are sent through needles to create tiny, circulation-stoking muscle twitches. Licensed acupuncturists also use traditional techniques, inserting small, sterile needles into precise points to help restore energy flow and attempt to treat issues such as allergies, indigestion, or anxiety. Licensed massage therapists use Swedish, shiatsu, Thai, and circulatory modalities to evict stress, aches, and long-buried memories of scary clowns from muscles and spines. The Center also offers herbal medicine and classes in subjects such as meditation and yoga.