"I put people in Trance – to get them out of 'the trance' of their negative thinking, habits, and behavior- and move them in the direction of healthy thinking, habits and behavior."
It seems backwards, but Addie Kania's approach to wellness is deceptively intuitive: she can only unravel the complexities of the subconscious after drawing the subconscious to the forefront. With her clients coaxed into hypnotic states, Addie helps them navigate their inner selves to unearth the underlying causes of compulsive behavior, negative thinking, and positive thinking about negative things.
While triumph over common complaints such as weight gain or smoking addiction ultimately lies in the client's actions—since "change," Addie stresses, "also needs to be consciously cultivated"—Addie's upheaval of subconscious blockers may help clear the path to wellness.
Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, Awake Hypnosis proprietor Linda Plamondon helps patients clear their minds of chatter and slip into a relaxed state, preparing them to face down their mental blocks and insecurities. Safe and cozy in a comfortable chair, patients brush away the worries of the day as the seasoned hypnotist helps them tackle everything from quitting smoking to losing weight to managing stress, or even improving their golf game.
Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Lique does more than just treat his patients' aches and pains, he also works to keep his healthy patients well. He does so with spinal adjustments and decompression, cold-laser therapy, and lifestyle. Massages complement his holistic treatments, easing muscle tension, improving circulation, and relieving stress from quotidian and massagophobic sources alike.
When a muscle aches, the whole body aches with it. That’s why licensed massage therapist Natalie Hasenkamp gears each of her five massage modalities toward relaxing the entire body while paying special attention to two or three particular problem areas. She tailors each of her 60- or 90-minute sessions with light, medium, and firm strokes informed by 900 hours of course study, deftly skirting clients’ hurt-so-good threshold without going over. A student of the craft, she continually adds to her muscle mending capabilities with continuing education courses.
At Merrimack Valley Pain Relief Centers, Doctor of Chiropractic Tyler Lamson doesn't limit himself to chiropractic concerns and boosts patients' wellness in a variety of ways. At his clinic, his chiropractic adjustments and massages help alleviate pain from dislodged discs and conditions such as arthritis. But to help patients away from the office, he also creates nutrition and exercise plans, which can easily be combined for a romantic dinner at the gym.