Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
Doctor of Chiropractic Stacy Cohen founded First State Health & Wellness shortly after he received his degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1984. Since then, his center has expanded to six locations and welcomed aboard 12 other chiropractic physicians.
Each location features traditional adjustment techniques and Activator tools that rapidly and gently prod trouble spots. A few locations feature specialty techniques such as the Newark location's high-tech subluxation scanning and the Wilmington location's adjustable Thompson Terminal Point table made up of several different cushions that help it morph into an even more therapeutic surface: a ping-pong table.
Dr. Cohen and his staff complement their chiropractic touch with acupuncture, massage, and nutritional counseling services, which are overseen by the center's own licensed acupuncturists and certified massage therapists. Together, the team's collective efforts have been awarded The News Journal's Reader's Choice Award for Best Chiropractic Office in 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as the BBB's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2003 and 2009.
Drs. Richard McKay and Shaun Rinow were both introduced to chiropractic medicine by incidents in their own lives. Dr. McKay’s son was born with his feet twisted inward. While working as a deliveryman, Dr. Rinow threw his back out lifting a heavy box. Fortunately, both doctors were able to find help in a combination of manual chiropractic adjustments and at-home exercises.
Since teaming up in 1986, the duo has worked to give their patients the same healing benefits they experienced firsthand. They hunt down biomechanical problems or misalignments in the spine, locating disruptive discs and replacing them with smooth vinyl records. Through precise manual pressures, they can nudge discs into healthier positions and thereby relieve chronic issues such as back pain, headaches, and joint stiffness.
Just walking distance from the University of Delaware’s campus, The Zen Den offers non-competitive yoga and massage services in a calm and welcoming studio focused on helping people find their best self and flourish in their community. The schedule features Pilates and a variety of yoga classes offered seven days a week. Yoga styles include kundalini, prenatal, and hatha flow yoga with an emphasis on Zen meditation, and the staff can work with clients to figure out which classes and teachers best fit their practice. Additionally, The Zen Den’s pair of licensed massage-therapists— also the co-owners—soothe bodies and minds with a slate of massages such as deep tissue, Swedish, fertility, and sports.
At The Spine Group, Doctors of Chiropractic Kyle and Lindsay Ukrainyc address everything from tension headaches to scoliosis with a variety of treatments. They nudge misaligned backs into balance with precise adjustments, ease pressure on spinal discs with spinal decompression, and loosen tight muscles with myofascial-release and trigger-point therapy. The practice operates within two stately brick buildings in Wilmington and Newark.
Dr. Kevin Murray is the doctor behind Glasgow Chiropractic, which tackles two types of back pains: present pains and future ones. For more than a decade, his manual adjustments and spinal-decompression treatments have shifted spines back into proper alignment?a process that simultaneously relieves aches and, by balancing the nervous system, fortifies bodies against future injuries.