Self improvement can be a tough process, whether someone is trying to lose weight, quit smoking, or simply relax. But the therapists at Home of Hypnotherapy can provide a much-needed boost. They can help clients tap into their unconscious minds and install positive reinforcements to spur a lasting transformation. It’s a process of empowerment, giving people the chance to move past their fears, phobias, and destructive habits. Home of Hypnotherapy can help with a long list of problems, from common dilemmas like job interviews and wedding stress, to more obscure fears. And the healing doesn’t end after your session is over, as Home of Hypnotherapy offers a digital hypnosis service with personalized sets of recordings for home listening.
Inside the heady offices of Santa Barbara Brain Fitness, Dan Staso, PhD, engages brains in a variety of cerebral calisthenics. On a given day, business executives, college students, athletes, and those seeking self-improvement tap into all-natural neurotherapies to tone brains to top condition. Board-certified in neurofeedback, Staso focuses on five core areas: sleep improvement, anxiety and stress, brain brightening, meditative enhancement, and academic/executive enhancement. Clients who have completed the program may feel calmer, maintain greater focus, sleep more soundly through the night, and feel more effective in achieving their goals.
Rallying 20 years of bodywork experience, nationally certified acupuncturist and licensed massage therapist Robert James Cutter takes a comprehensive approach to each massage session instead of adhering to a one-size-fits-all philosophy. Depending on his client's needs, he integrates a variety of modalities including sports, deep-tissue, shiatsu, and biodynamic-craniosacral therapy, tweaking the amount of pressure based on client cues and the readings culled from each muscle's built-in barometer. In order to help promote better body balance and overall wellness, Robert also pulls from his training in oriental medicine to incorporate methods such as acupuncture and herbal remedies.
Dr. Kathy Gruver has been involved in natural health and massage for over 20 years. Her business Healing Circle Massage has been selected as a Best Practice by Massage Magazine. Kathy has earned her PhD in natural health and each massage is a journey towards healing.
At Healing Waters of Santa Barbara, certified hydrotherapist Suzie Sebastian cleanses and detoxifies bodies with gentle colon hydrotherapy. Before the 45- to 60-minute treatment, Suzie carefully explains the procedure to her guests, as well as the difference between a colon and a semicolon. Patients relax and recline under a soft towel in a peaceful, private room as quadruple-filtered water, which has been purified with UV light, gently cleanses and tones interiors with no mess or leakage. As abdomens enjoy a soothing massage, water flows continuously in and out of the body, preventing fluid retention, discomfort, and rampant algae growth. The gentle gravity-flow technique involves no machines, motors, or pumps, and after the procedure, many patients enjoy benefits such as improved digestion, glowing skin, and weight loss.