The treatments at Women's Center for Holistic Healing rely only upon the healer's hands and exhaustive knowledge of the body. For instance, craniosacral therapy eases tension, pain, and disease with precise hands-on manipulations. Similarly, holistic chiropractic treatments begin with spinal adjustments, but they also carry into a client's home life. The chiropractor prescribes meal plans and exercise regimes to augment in-office healing. In addition, the center offers testing for food sensitivities and intolerances.
A woman’s relationship ends, and she finds herself on the couch with a pint of ice cream; a college student is nervous for his upcoming midterm, so he stuffs his face with chips and candy. Lauren, owner and founder of The Hungry Heart, relates to these all too common scenarios, as she knows firsthand what binge eating feels like. But more importantly, she knows what it feels like to put an end to bad habits. At the Hungry Heart, she and her staff lead one-on-one hypnotherapy and nutritional counseling sessions designed to break compulsive gorging and yo-yo dieting so clients can lose weight and fall into normal eating patterns.
A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Stern aligns spines and alleviates ailments with dexterous expertise. During an initial consultation, Dr. Stern will inquire into the past and present sources of each patient's tension, examine woeful backbones with a thermal scanner, and observe patients in a battery of range-of-motion tests and motorcycle stunts to determine the best treatment plan (a $60 value). Then, utilizing a half-hour series of spinal manipulations, he will adjust the detected misalignments and mollify stubborn vertebrae (an $80 value). Each session concludes with an expert massage to unravel muscular knots and unwind tangled anxieties (a $50 value). Posttreatment physiques might feel somewhat sore for a few days, much like they would after an exercise session or a heated argument with a sycamore tree.
Heather Soss isn't just licensed to massage—she also boasts national certification, fluency in reiki techniques, and a membership with the American Massage Therapy Association. With these tools in her belt, she mends muscles and fosters personal growth. Before Heather opened her own studio, she immersed herself in the spa industry and spent two years working at a massage school. With that experience under her belt, she founded Health & Harmony Massage and Wellness Center, a peaceful retreat surrounded by a bike-path-equipped patch of nature, where clients can relinquish anxiety and heal.
Her team of licensed and trained therapists continues their education to bolster their menu of techniques, which includes Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massage. While their nimble fingers knead sinews with Somasilk massage cream, the therapists can cover clients' eyes with lavender-eucalyptus eye pillows. The team also furnishes table warmers and heating pads that help loosen gnarly tissues. In addition to releasing calming hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine, massage can reduce cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress and the birth of future terrible NFL Draft picks. Heather's team also offers acupuncture treatments and spa parties.
At Therapeutic Acupuncture Wellness, the group of licensed acupuncturists address ailments of every stripe with an array of ancient healing arts. Acupuncture subscribes to the ancient view that the basis of good health is the harmonious balance of qi (chi). Qi gong weight-loss programs tap into traditional Chinese principles to identify the root causes of weight gain and help clients adjust their lifestyles accordingly.
The technicians of Ever Clean Colonics utilize FDA-compliant colon-hydrotherapy devices with single-use tubing to flush away impacted waste. Colon-hydrotherapy sessions begin with a full explanation of the technique and procedures in order to ensure clients feel comfortable. Clients then don a full-length gown to preserve their modesty and keep their tails hidden before lying on a treatment table. For the next 35–45 minutes, separate tubes bring clean water in and waste water out of the colon, potentially disrupting constipation, impacted fecal matter, and gas and bloating.