For more than 16 years, AT Wellness Center has served as an oasis for detoxifying and recharging. Staffed by a team of licensed massage therapists, acupuncturists, and yoga instructors, AT Wellness offers numerous means for clients to reach optimal health. Along with bodywork and nutritional counselors, the center also hosts yoga and tai chi classes and open meditation sessions, where guests are encouraged to clear their mind and tap into a deeper, calmer place.
Gateway Bodyworks owner Lisa Firey believes deeply in the power of holistic treatments, as she has seen remarkable results firsthand. When her beloved dog, Porter, came down with an immune disease, doctors attempted to treat the symptoms with Western medicine. She suspected the medicines were weakening Porter’s immune system, so she began to research alternative methods. Soon she was treating her dog with vitamin C, nasturtium, and dandelion root, as well as massage. This method reenergized Porter and prolonged his life. Impassioned by this discovery, Lisa went on to earn a degree in muscle therapy and is now pursuing a doctorate in natural health.
Today, Lisa employs a staff of 20 experts to practice holistic healing methods. Within her garage-turned-spa space, her team focuses on acupuncture, bodywork, and massage. During reflexology treatments, therapists push pressure points on the feet, relieving stress and removing stuck-on shoe inserts. Acupuncturists treat everything from fatigue to autoimmune disorders and suggest herbal remedies. Alternatively, massage therapists use the long, languid strokes of the Swedish modality, and can also alleviate pain related to sports injuries, pregnancy, and postpregnancy. To round out the center, Lisa also set up a yoga studio with classes such as Hatha, Mommy & Me, and Kundalini.
Marco DiBonaventura seeks to succeed where others have failed. As a board-certified acupuncturist in Pennsylvania and a licensed doctor of Oriental medicine in Florida, he specializes in treating injuries and diseases that have not responded to traditional medicine. DiBonaventura also holds national board certification in both acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is certified to use traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to combat 10 of the most difficult-to-treat diseases—including cancer and Parkinson's disease—and bodily traumas such as bone fractures or ligament tears. Dr. DiBonaventura's quest to alleviate pain and illness has led him to complete fellowships at hospitals and clinics in China, Japan, and Korea.
At Complementary Health Care, Dr. DiBonaventura addresses a variety of physical and mental conditions with acupuncture and TCM, including migraines, chronic fatigue, or the inability to effectively hokey pokey. He also helps people to lose weight by offering custom nutrition and lifestyle advice.
The full-body wrap at Body Works Wellness Spa swaddles limbs and torsos in a wrap that is heated and treated with toxin banishers to help tone physiques and moisturize the skin. Clients don disposable skivvies as an aesthetician carefully envelops the shoulders, back, and abdomen with warm cloths and individually wraps each arm and leg like a well-sealed zebra cake. Wrapped bodies then soak in a sauna for a 30-minute heat bath that ignites the slimming and detoxifying powers of the wrap. After emerging from their warm cocoons, clients wipe off and walk away rejuvenated and ready to face the day’s onslaught of flying pies.
After studying psychology at Kean College, licensed acupuncturist Mary Ellen M. DeVito decided to try something new. She pursued a Masters in Acupuncture from Won Institute of Graduate studies, became AMTA certified, and completed a two-year intensive program under the tutelage of renowned herbalist David Winston.
Once she had the training, DeVito put it to use by launching Trinity Acupuncture of Doylestown, a holistic wellness clinic that offers services including acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, and extra-therapeutic high-fives. When a new client arrives to the center, DeVito begins with a consultation before prescribing a plan of action that can pull from any of the center’s treatment repertoire to most quickly treat conditions ranging from chronic pain to asthma.