At Holistic Lakewood, certified natural health professional and master herbalist Rachel Anzalone follows the principles of naturopathy to unlock each body’s innate ability to heal itself. The center’s services focus on nontoxic therapies—including reiki, detoxifying footbaths, and relaxation massages—designed to aid the body in its efforts to self-cleanse and treat problems at their root, instead of merely soothing symptoms. During a one-on-one consultation, Holistic Lakewood’s professionals spend up to 90 minutes tailoring a treatment plan and a natural supplement regimen to each client’s specific needs or deep-seated fear of peas, and they devote time to education, ensuring patients have the knowledge necessary to make lasting lifestyle changes.
The A-team of health experts at Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Ohio consists of surgeons, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and even neurologists. This diverse staff helps patients manage ailments of nearly any kind through holistic and medical means. The healers are especially focused on pain management and restoring function to out-of-order joints, helping clients recover from auto accidents and sports injuries.
Dr. Joseph Ripepi, the podiatrist behind Ripepi Foot & Ankle Clinics, Inc., has the clinical expertise to treat a variety of lower-limb maladies. After graduating from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Ripepi earned certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. For close to two decades, the caring doctor has operated a solo practice and maintained medical privileges at several area hospitals. Dr. Ripepi also has completed specialty training in lasers, which he uses to dissolve nail fungus or remove shoes that are knotted too tight.
At Essence of Tranquility Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapists customize treatments to address the particular therapeutic needs of each individual. During a relaxation massage, gentle strokes and traveling spinal salesmen work their way across the body, helping to relieve tension, foster circulation, and soothe the senses. For relief from chronic aches and pains, the massage therapist utilizes the slow, firm strokes of a deep-tissue massage to assuage deep-seated adhesions causing strife within the muscular tissue. An ancient Indian therapy, the Ahh…Shiatsu massage provides deep relaxation as therapists use feet and heels to mend sore muscles and practice their Fred Astaire acts.
After 12 years of business, In Carol’s Care, nationally board-certified colon hydrotherapist Carol Perkoski and her staff cleanse the body of accumulated waste with various detoxifying services. Their colon-hydrotherapy treatments rely on gravity and warm water to flush out systems, and their infrared-sauna sessions use penetrating heat to help the body sweat out stored toxins resulting from poor diets and polluted environments. Specializing in Thai Yoga massage, Carol's three qualified practitioners,use the 2,500-year-old ayurvedic body science to help stretch clients with yoga poses. To further enhance mind-body connections, she offers Reiki and energy healing.
An expert in podiatry, Dr. Eric Trattner diagnoses and treats the conditions that leave his patients’ feet and ankles in distress. He is well-versed in simple and effective foot treatments such as custom orthotics as well as more advanced therapies such as laser surgery, acupuncture, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. With this arsenal of options available to improve the health of their feet, patients can overcome issues such as nail fungus, chronic tendonitis, and winter boots that won’t come off well into July.
As the owner of Therapeutic Touch, Licensed Massage Therapist Sonya Foradora and her fellow therapists foster relaxation, wellbeing, and beauty with massages and facial treatments. Body-therapy sessions in the cozy studio complement muscular manipulation with such clarifying offerings as full-body exfoliation and hydrotherapy. The outfit's attention to detail can help patients overcome a wide array of stress-related maladies, such as headaches, chronic fatigue, and pinky cramps.