Doctor of Chiropractic Joseph Dolak uses noninvasive, drug-free therapies to correct imbalances along the spine. By correcting these imbalances, he improves the nervous system and helps the body heal itself naturally. Dr. Dolak and his staff begin by assessing each patient's condition and learning more by either taking x-rays or getting Barbara Walters to interview their spine. The practice's massages can help relieve muscular tension, and the chiropractic adjustments can effect more lasting changes over time by correcting spinal function.
Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, Bob Martel helps his clients to reach their full potential by guiding them to a heightened mental state of awareness and relaxation. By building a rapport with clients, Bob is able to make the positive suggestions that help them to address ailments such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and stage fright. Hypnosis can also mitigate specific urges such as overeating or smoking. For skeptics, Bob willingly debunks common stereotypes about the practice, stressing that people cannot be hypnotized against their will, get stuck in a daydream-like state, or reveal the secret combination to their dream diary.
Though some fitness aficionados may prefer the treadmills, rowing machines, and ellipticals that fill most traditional gyms, others enjoy getting in shape a different way—through dance. At Rhythmoz Dance & Fitness Studio, visitors of all ages and athletic levels can shimmy their way to stronger midsections, leaner limbs, and healthier hearts during a variety of dynamic, fun classes. Adults match steps and rhythms with the beats of brain-burrowing tunes during hip-hop, Zumba, and african dance classes. Additionally, kids can build dance and social skills during swing dance, hula dance, and ballroom dance, the last of which readies them for the intricate, dance-centric business presentations of today’s corporate world.
Take Ten Reflexology's holistic health-care practitioners utilize elements of reflexology, reiki, and chiropractic care to release all manner of body-wide tension. Resident reflexologist and reiki practitioner Cyndi Stearns applies her strategic barrages of finger-driven kneading to tense soles, restoring balance to the body's chi. Conversely, Doctor of Chiropractic Karen St. Laurent focuses on the backbone, whisking away persistent aches with simple spinal adjustments and dramatic readings of spine-tingling fax-machine user manuals.
Licensed acupuncturist and master of Oriental medicine Jadranka Perl treats a vast range of bodily ailments with acupuncture sessions at Eastern & Western Medicine - Jade Acupuncture. During 90-minute initial visits, patrons meet with Jadranka to discuss specific ailments and general feelings on postapocalyptic rap, while Jadranka in turn explains the potential benefits of acupuncture. Then, patrons relax while skilled hands carefully direct fine needles into precise points across the body, redirecting energy to and from corresponding areas. The 3,000-year-old practice of acupuncture has been a mainstay of holistic healers, possibly treating such conditions as headaches, depression, and tennis elbow. Follow-up visits include a 45-minute dose of acupuncture, perfect for lunch hours or 45-minute coffee breaks.
Down to Earth Acupuncture is a community acupuncture clinic, which means pricing is on a sliding scale and treatments take place in a group setting. While fellow patients lie back in soft armchairs in the practice's living-room-style setting, acupuncturists Emily Konstan and Josh Smolkin insert narrow needles. Both therapists have extensive health-care experience, and both are certified not only in acupuncture but in Chinese medicine as well. They prescribe herbal remedies when necessary.