Licensed massage therapist Louise Loureiro has seen firsthand the healing power of massage. At her calming Leominster studio, she works to relax the tight muscles in her clients' backs, necks, and shoulders with 60- and 90-minute massage sessions. She offers deep-tissue, Swedish, and prenatal massages, along with corporate and event chair massages, helping increase circulation and ease chronic muscle pain.
At Bio-Detox Center, Dr. Debra Graham relies on natural medicine and traditional naturopathic methods to address a wide range of issues. Certified through the National Board for Colon Hydrotherapy, Dr. Graham employs the latest technology to safely and comfortably flush out toxins. She also provides ionic footbaths, weight-management services, and hair-and-mineral analyses, which use hair samples to reveal a patient’s individual vitamin requirements, disease trends, and more.
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 fears. 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.
A patient mentions pain in his right shoulder. Then, an acupuncturist inserts a needle into his left ankle. Primarily focusing on the distal style of acupuncture, Acupuncture Connections' team is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ensuring that each member knows exactly where to place each pain-battling needle. During each session, one of the acupuncturists inserts an average of 8 to 10 FDA-approved single-use needles into specific areas—along the forearms, hands, lower legs, and head—aiming to treat issues from autoimmune diseases to digestive issues to fatigue. Since distal acupuncture involves the treatment of areas normally exposed while wearing shorts and a T-shirt, patients typically don't need to remove their clothing or steel breastplates. The sessions begin with a private consultation with a practitioner who holds a master's degree in acupuncture.
At Life Achieved, certified life coach and hypnotherapist Harry Kroner guides clients toward healthier lifestyles by helping them to overcome a range of fears and personal blockades. For more than 14 years, Kroner has continually studied in the fields of psychology, coaching, philosophy, medication, and self-help. His integrated approach to improving life quality combines elements from these fields to personalize a therapy plan tailored to each of his clients. Through talking, deep-relaxation techniques, and the power of suggestion, clients can take charge of their life, gaining the motivation and the mental tools to realize weight-loss goals, quit smoking, and overcome phobias, such as fear of enclosed spaces or dizzyingly high stacks of utility bills.
Rachel Marshall, owner and practitioner at Natural Health and Wellness of New England, implements an array of holistic therapies that promote detoxification and general well-being. Reflexology is an ancient healing modality that focuses manual pressure on the hands and feet to detoxify and relax corresponding regions across the body. The half-hour session commences with a consultation to pinpoint individual issues before the reflexologist sets to work armed with an anatomical chart and a See 'n Say. To complement the treatment, an ionic footbath employs negative ions to stimulate natural cellular detoxification, ensuring that internal organs are pristine when welcoming entire sleeves of Oreos.