At Aguilar Chiropractic, patients get treated to a one-man show. Dr. David Aguilar plays multiple roles in his office—receptionist, assistant, and, of course, chiropractor—and does it so seamlessly they rarely notice he wears the same shoes for all three. Clients can count on little to no time in the waiting room, and are able to make post-appointment plans without worrying they might be late. They also get time from a doctor who's personable and composed. Having been a chiropractic patient himself when he was suffering from migraine headaches, Dr. Aguilar knows how to help his clients reach their own wellness goals.
Anna Anderson, certified holistic-health coach, helms A Healthier And Happier You, where she offers personalized consultations on holistic health and wellness. With training in over 100 dietary theories and a variety of lifestyle-coaching methods, Anderson works to offer a custom road map to better health that fits the body type, lifestyle, preferences, and goals of her clients. Via diet and lifestyle changes, Anderson works with her customers to develop goals and achieve ideal weights with support, personal sessions, and recipes.
Though the staff of Lana’s Place is adept at everything from tinting and cutting hair to grooming and polishing nails to administering effective body-slimming treatments, one look at the menu of services makes it clear that the eclectic salon’s main focus is skin. The team of skilled aestheticians uses a range of tools and ingredients to lend potency to its skincare services, including 24-karat gold that refines skin and microneedles that smooth wrinkles by spurring the body’s natural collagen production. The menu of services includes a mix of relaxing and problem-targeting treatments to help clients keep their minds clear and their skin glowing, much like meditating with a squirm of glow worms. This skin-pampering focus even extends to other salon treatments, where aestheticians might incorporate skin-smoothing products into pedicures, massages, and waxing treatments.
When doctors offered up medication and surgery as solutions to her health issues, Kerstin Hecker saw another way. By making healthy changes to her regular diet, she found herself able to stave off minor illness while enjoying a boost to her overall energy. In addition to changing her personal life, this discovery also altered the course of her career; today, Kerstin is a board-certified holistic health coach—accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners—and the owner of IndigoMuse Health Coaching. Whether speaking at a health convention or meeting with a client for a one-on-one consultation, she blends principles of nutrition and psychology into a comprehensive plan for better health.
During her nutrition counseling services, Kerstin helps clients set sustainable nutrition and health goals, and encourages them with constant email support and motivational aerial banners. When personalizing diets to address a client's health needs, she combines natural food therapies with recipe plans and occasional cooking demonstrations. Kerstin also strives to heal the mind as well as the body. As a holistic counselor, she relies on psychological techniques such as Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt Therapy to improve clients' ingrained responses to daily stress and other undesired stimuli.
Bronx Community Wellness Center combines ancient Chinese medicinal practices with modern techniques. That’s perhaps best symbolized by electrical acupuncture, in which electrical signals are sent through needles to create tiny, circulation-stoking muscle twitches. Licensed acupuncturists also use traditional techniques, inserting small, sterile needles into precise points to help restore energy flow and attempt to treat issues such as allergies, indigestion, or anxiety. Licensed massage therapists use Swedish, shiatsu, Thai, and circulatory modalities to evict stress, aches, and long-buried memories of scary clowns from muscles and spines. The Center also offers herbal medicine and classes in subjects such as meditation and yoga.