Self-improvement. It starts from within, but a little help from the outside is often necessary. That's what physicist, certified hypnotist, and reiki master Lily Lale Yilmaz does every day. She employs hypnosis, allowing her clients to dive deep into their subconscious to discover the obstacles blocking their path to self-improvement, whether that means quitting smoking, losing wait, or overcoming phobias. Lily also helps clients overcome grief and loss, learn new job skills, and even find relief from physical pain.
The staff at Hypnosis of Long Island uses their trance-inducing treatments to help clients reach goals including weight loss, stress reduction, and quitting smoking. By empowering the subconscious mind to "speak up" in favor of healthy choices, they aim to bolster clients' resolve during difficult moments of indecision. Clients ultimately aren't losing control through hypnosis—they're regaining it.
Hypnosis isn't the only treatment on offer. A licensed psychotherapist, founder Ron Villano also addresses a wide range of issues and concerns through individual, couples, and family counseling. His multi-discipline approach has helped his clients deal with changes and challenges including bereavement, addiction, depression, and child behavioral concerns.
Upon entering Spa Exo'tique's 4,600-square-foot relaxation haven, clients head to their gender-appropriate changing facilities, dress themselves in comfortable garments, and unwind with a steamy cup of tea in the Serenity Room. Once ready, they meander into one of the 12 private treatment rooms, where experienced staffers skillfully relieve tension with massages, soften skin with body treatments, and purify pores with facials. Beyond the pampering techniques, the spa uplifts appearances with medical-grade services that range from chemical peels to the laser-powered removal of clients' unwanted fuzz, whether it's hair or simply a floor rug with separation anxiety.
Healthy living encompasses a whole range of behaviors and activities, from eating right to only riding unicycles around the edges of volcanoes when strictly necessary. South Bay Wellness’s team of expert practitioners seek to offer guidance in as many areas as possible, offering guests such disparate services as nutritional counseling, hypnotic behavior modification, and feng shui. At the center, patrons can avail themselves of one-time services, streamlining childbirth with the help of veteran doulas or working out a stubborn back kink in massage. Those looking for more thorough changes can join groups and programs that help solidify radical lifestyle changes in willing participants.
At Fingers From Heaven, licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist Connie Tjaden can tell what's going on inside the body without seeing an x-ray. Drawing from more than two decades of experience, she taps into the body's meridians—its energy pathways—which point to the source of imbalances and illness. Once she's zeroed in on the source of the problem, she administers her signature massages and acupuncture treatments—both of which are designed to be as relaxing as they are healthy.
Joseph D'Antona, The Balance Health & Wellness Center's managing director, heads a practice that won Long Island Press's Best Acupuncturist and Best Massage awards for 2013. He uses his advanced certifications in NAET allergy elimination to naturally ride allergies through acupuncture. Collaborating with this expert team of therapists, D'Antona offers services to reduce pain, eliminate stress, and remove toxins. Sessions in the far-infrared sauna and water-fueled colon-hydrotherapy sessions promote wellness and are just two of the center's 25 salutary treatments. Spa procedures, such as cleansing, exfoliating facials, soothing hot-stone massages, and acoustic-wave cellulite-reduction therapy beautify bodies and promote a sense of deep relaxation. D'Antona takes a holistic approach to improving the health of clients, and he and the staff make communication a priority throughout each guest's treatment experience.