Before she became a certified reflexologist, Karen Kuehmeier Rosolowski used reflexology to help keep her own children happy and healthy for eight years. She also earned certification in anatomy and physiology, and she continues to expand her knowledge of meridians and energy forces. Inside her massage room, candlelight flickers against Japanese-style room dividers. After clients settle into a cushioned chair or onto a therapy table, they can fall asleep or chat with Karen as she massages their bare feet with reflexology techniques facilitated by lotion or essential oils. While Karen works, she targets the 7,200 nerve endings in feet, which relate to other areas of the body by way of a vast network of blood vessels, tissue, and ethernet cables. When properly executed, reflexology can subdue stress, increase circulation, and strengthen the immune system.
As a licensed acupuncturist and a board-certified Chinese herbalist, Danielle Walters considers herself to be an ambassador for the benefits of Oriental medicine. When meeting with patients for the first time, she collects background information on their medical history, current health-care concerns, and latent superpowers before beginning the acupuncture treatment and explaining what it will entail.
These treatments use hair-thin, precisely placed needles to promote the healthy flow of the body's life energy, which is traditionally referred to as its chi. The theory behind acupuncture is that freely circulating chi can help to restore holistic inner balance while relieving the symptoms of digestive disorders, musculoskeletal problems, and neurological conditions.
Certified reiki practitioner Marcela Campillo wishes to evoke samasta in her clients—a Sanskrit word meaning wholeness or completeness. In the comfort of her cozy studio, Marcela can decongest energy channels with a reiki session, or restore balance with crystal-healing and aromatherapy techniques. Spiritual life coaching is also available to guide clients through life’s complicated questions such as “why am I here?” and “why is a peanut neither a pea, nor a nut?”
Though Dr. Robert Grobelny holds advanced degrees in acupuncture and chiropractic medicine, his pursuit of knowledge is not limited to the classroom. In 2007, he traveled to Hang Zhou, China, where he assisted in rounds at a teaching hospital. Back home, Dr. Grobelny is one of only three Erie County doctors licensed to practice in both acupuncture and chiropractic medicine. Invoking the nearly 5,000-year-old holistic remedy of acupuncture, Dr. Grobelny treats ailments ranging from arthritis to addiction using tiny, minimally invasive needles. He also diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal-system distress with a discerning chiropractic eye and the deft touch of a neurosurgeon concert pianist.
Dr. Don Foit strives to make chiropractic care easy and affordable for all manner of patients, boldly straightening spines on the fly with no need for regular scheduled visits, pesky queues, or lumbering paperwork. His available and unique unlimited-chiropractic approach allows patients to pay by the month rather than the visit, allowing for regular weekly adjustments within that time-frame (limited to one adjustment per day during office hours). First-time visitors get a new patient’s examination to pinpoint their sources of pain and discomfort, determine a chiropractic plan of action, and gaze dreamily into the eye-sockets of attending model skeletons. After the initial exam, the visiting vertebrate can get started on their month of unlimited chiropractic—or, if the patient prefers, nab a 30-minute massage to melt away muscular knots and kinks like hot bowsprit through whale blubber.