With years of experience as a health-care specialist and bed-and-breakfast owner, Marilyn Heeringa has mastered the art of pampering and promoting wellness. Today, she specializes in ionic detox treatments, which utilize the ability of positive and negative ions to cleanse the entire body through ion footbaths.
Having traveled to Egypt and other parts of Africa, Marilyn has decorated her cozy studio with an eclectic collection of art that reflects her worldliness and her talent for looking at art. Along with detoxifying Egyptian body wraps, she offers massage therapy, facials, one-on-one-yoga, and meditation classes.
I-ACT–certified hydrotherapist Tricia Gosling has restored colon health for more than 15 years at Holistic Energy Therapies, where she augments treatments with spa niceties and her attentive demeanor. An FDA-cleared LIBBE irrigation system empowers patients to co-captain their session, freeing Gosling's hands to give gentle massages or anoint body parts with Young Living essential oils. To ensure the comfort of new patients, Gosling spends about 30 minutes reviewing their health history, addressing contraindications, and responding to questions.
Dr. Kathryn Kilpatrick focuses her chiropractic expertise on boosting energy and soothing pain. She rectifies the spine with low-impact adjustments and boosts the metabolism with nutritional supplements and supplements to supplement the supplements. She also summons the aid of machines, such as the Zerona laser for body contouring, infrared pads for detoxification, and movie projectors for prescription-strength screenings of The Brave Little Toaster.
For the most powerfully relaxing experience that is 100% free of horse tranquilizers, opt for the one-hour relaxation massage, which soothes the body and mind with long, flowing strokes and rhythmically relaxing motions. The deep-tissue massage penetrates the knotted muscles and angry joints of tense, stressed humans to release problem spots and deep aching to return clients to a natural, less locked-up state. For targeted relief from what ails the body, opt for a medical massage, which addresses specific issues that you can bring to the attention of a therapist, although you can also let the huge red animations and lightning bolts speak for themselves.
In a New York Times article, Dr. Tong J. Gan—a professor of anesthesiology at Duke University—quickly summed up why acupuncture is popular among many of his patients who suffer from chronic headaches: “People who get acupuncture prefer it to medication because of the potential side effects of drugs,” he stated.
Stephen C. Nelson has devoted his career to this 100% holistic approach to therapy and overall wellness, offering an alternative or supplement to conventional treatments. Putting his master's degree in traditional Oriental medicine to use, he strategically places needles in various points on the body with hopes of opening up the body’s energy pathways. In addition to rendering clients temporarily invincible against roving bands of wild balloon animals, he strives to help them overcome ailments that range from arthritis and tennis elbow to depression and nicotine addiction. Nelson meets with patients during complimentary consultations and usually offers same-day appointments.
While working in the medical field for 13 years, Jamie VanDam discovered alternative healing techniques that she found less aggressive than traditional Western methods. Her fascination with balancing chakras and unblocking meridians to soothe both the body and mind led her to pursue level-three status as a reiki master. With a blend of reiki and cranio-sacral therapy, she flushes out bodily toxins and alleviates back pain, headaches, and stress by applying gentle pressure to troubled regions. She also helps clients find inner and outer peace with raindrop therapy, essential oils, and ear candling. When she isn't remedying discomfort, Jamie is teaching classes in the healing arts and donating her time as a Hospice volunteer.