Stones Institute founder Daryl Stones, a member of Mensa and National Guild of Hypnotists practitioner, tailors hypnotherapy sessions to unearth and extinguish the causes of various physical and mental ailments, such as anxiety, panic attacks, and smoking addictions. Each personalized 50-minute session delves into the underlying reasons behind these afflictions, combating problems with supportive reinforcement to uproot paralyzing phobias, confidence issues, Cold War–sleeper-cell triggers, and sleep disorders that stand in the way of comfortable living. Sessions often spill past the 50-minute mark as Daryl customizes each subconscious exploration to the needs of her clients.
Kryssage Wellness's three-person team blends traditional medicine with massage and alternative healthcare in order to teach the body to heal itself. By employing custom combinations of techniques such as massage therapy, Maya abdominal therapy, detox programs, and chiropractic, the holistic healers seek to free up blocked energy pathways and improve the function of clients’ minds, bodies, and spirits. Guests may request appointments online or by explaining their symptoms to a sympathetic carrier pigeon.
AcuBalance Wellness Center is the longtime dream of friends and college mates Ausra Januseviciute and Vera Kulezic. While interning together, the two friends learned they shared the same passion not only for acupuncture, but also for other facets of holistic healing and Eastern philosophy. The central tenet of this philosophy, according to Ausra, is to "discover the root cause" of ailments rather than adhering to the Western practice of soothing away symptoms by ingesting medicine or Ella Fitzgerald's throw pillows.
Each client undergoes a thorough consultation, which the practitioner uses to develop an individualized treatment plan. These treatments are designed to combat maladies ranging from chronic headaches and digestive issues to anxiety and depression. Sessions take place either in private rooms filled with soothing music and aromatic incense, or in the main treatment room, which re-creates the community acupuncture sessions in China with five reclining chairs.
Dave Granell, a consulting hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, doesn't buy into hypnosis myths. Rather, he sees hypnosis as a state of heightened awareness in which the subconscious mind can effectively absorb constructive advice. At Granell Hypnosis, he uses this method to help clients achieve goals that range from kicking a destructive habit to improving academic performance.
The power of the mind is impossible to measure. But through her practice, certified hypnotherapist and licensed counselor Diane Sullivan helps her clients overcome difficult life transitions and self-defeating behaviors using their own inner strength. With training in clinical, medical, and pain-management hypnotism, she focuses on issues that may include weight loss, smoking cessation, or reproductive problems. During a session, she taps into the patient's subconscious mind and guides them to take control of their habits. Using the relaxed mind as a suggestible canvas, a hypnotic gastric band session encourages limiting food intake for weight loss and stress management hypnotherapy helps clients deal with pressure.
A Choice for Life's team of natural health managers, colon therapists, and nutrition consultants combines its healing arts to personalize plans for wellness within a 2,700-square-foot facility. Five-day juice cleanses flush toxic vestiges of processed food, drugs, alcohol, and swallowed glow sticks with herbal- and protein-based potables or supplements augmented by carefully selected fruits, veggies, or meats. FDA-approved colon-hydrotherapy equipment focuses on freeing the digestive tract of built-up waste with 10–20 gallons of water channeled gently into undercarriages after flowing through an antibacterial UV-filtration device. Health experts also completely makeover lifestyles as they mold new regimes around a medicinal philosophy that combines western practices with holistic methods and proper nutrition. A Choice for Life makes use of modern technology to diagnose ailments, such as employing a Xyto Compass hand scanner to pinpoint deficiencies that throw off internal pH balances faster than chugging a beaker of hydrochloric acid.