Wimberley Media-Spa combines medical techniques with soothing spa treatments to rejuvenate hominids in a clean, upscale setting. During the 60-minute treatment, entrust your meat suit to a makeup-wand-wielding staff member, who will assess the dermal surface to hatch a beautifying plan that best corrects the skin's flaws and evokes the client’s natural allure. Wimberley's wunderkinds will then fuse therapeutic products and mineral makeup from gloMinerals to brighten the face’s appearance until it glimmers like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. Throughout the makeover, the specialist will also impart techniques to patrons on how to replicate the makeover process at home.
The majority of Total Wellness Austin's treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual, and they all help to strengthen the relationship between mind and body. Owner Lori Massad-Koska sets the tone by developing individualized yoga programs for her clients that assist in lowering stress and improving flexibility, and a series of online instruction videos allows her students to practice in the comfort of their home or their car on the commute to work. Massad-Koska's classes also incorporate furry best friends in Doga sessions, which allow pooches and their pet humans to stretch together.
In addition to sun salutations, Total Wellness Austin aids its clients in the quest for better health with acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care and prompt extended sweating with boot camps led by certified personal trainers. Their focus on wellness extends from clients to the community in which they live: mental-health workshops raise donations for the family room at the Travis County courthouse, which helps comfort children in trouble, and a band of skilled instructors teach free yoga sessions for vets, their spouses, and bands of migrating penguins.
Kirsch Method likely wasn?t voted Best Acupuncture Service of 2012 in Austin Fit Magazine solely because it can help treat digestive disorders, headaches, and spinal maladies. That?s what every acupuncture clinic should be able to do. What makes Kirsch Method different is that its therapist, Matthew Kirsch, is not interested in inserting needles and then leaving the patient alone for 90 minutes. He believes in fully treating a patient, which is why he stays in the room and performs craniosacral therapy while the needles work on realigning energies. This alleviates tension in the fascia surrounding spine.
Kirsch started performing the complementary treatments during the 1,000-hour clinic portion of his acupuncture training, part of the more than 3,000 hours he's spent earning his master?s degree in Oriental Medicine. He also learned to administer acupressure, a massage style that focuses on the same energy meridians as acupuncture but eschews needles, much like a porcupine who wants to soften his tough-guy image.
Kyung Yi-O'Kelly, owner of Austin Center for Holistic Healing & Yoga, knows firsthand that emotional strain can have a tangible negative impact on the body. After enduring the wrenching heartbreak of losing several family members while juggling a stressful career in software consulting, Kyung looked for something that would heal her emotionally and physically. She found refuge in Dahn yoga, a deeply meditative modality that she learned from a tantric monk. After dedicating herself to practicing and teaching yoga, she opened Austin Center for Holistic Healing & Yoga. She leads a team of instructors and alternative healers as they strive to help people of all ages fix their minds and bodies with holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation, aikido, and massage.
Master of Oriental medicine and certified acupuncturist Dr. Sherry Lee won't perform any treatments on her patients that she wouldn’t give to her own family. In fact, with a combination of acupuncture and Chinese traditional medicine, Dr. Lee has been able to all but cure her children of their severe allergies. She honed these skills during her two years traveling through Japan and China, researching diet control and allergy-related problems. Dr. Lee combines these specialty skills with holistic services including cupping, herbal medicine, and gua sha, a technique to circulate stagnant blood by scraping the skin and pushing the body’s percolate button.
Licensed acupuncturists and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine Vanessa and Douglas Rutkowski team up at TigerLily Acupuncture to treat the minds, bodies, and spirits of their patients. Both passionate proponents of Chinese medicine, the two utilize the eons-old practice of acupuncture to clear blockages of chi, the energy that flows through the body. The addition of Chinese herbal medicine further augments the well-being of their patients. Additionally, the duo practices clinical nutrition and nutrition-response testing, delivering supplements to help improve health and moods and analyzing underlying causes of individual maladies.