Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Stan Baker draws from extensive experience in Eastern healing methods to adeptly perform numerous Eastern-medicine modalities. Baker's acupuncture and bodywork sessions help to stimulate the body's vital energy channels, working to alleviate such medical ailments as migraines and musculoskeletal pain. A Sun Do mountain yoga instructor with a black belt in aikido, Baker bolsters his understanding of the East by attending weekly chen-tai-chi classes and boycotting three out of four cardinal directions.
At Laprise Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Kristie Hosey is part of the team that works to maintain patients' wellness, and Kristie's focus is on helping clients move well. She works to relieve tensions and recurring pains through therapeutic massage. Clients with achy backs or sprained muscles may receive a host of benefits from Kristie's Swedish massages, including reduced anxiety and muscle spasms.
Dr. Walter Ialacci, founder of Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates, exclaims pride in his team of health professionals, comprised of an osteopath, chiropractic doctors, licensed massage therapists, and a holistic health counselor. Together, Dr. Ialacci says, these like-minded professionals treat their patients with their “exceptional skills… to create a synergy of wellness that is greater than the sum of its parts.” They treat ailments such as depression, weight issues, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia through chiropractic care, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which all awaken the body’s natural ability to heal.
The team's laser therapy targets acupuncture points for the needle-averse, promoting recovery from strained muscles, skin disorders, and athletic injuries, working closely with each patient’s primary physician if desired, so that they can benefit from both holistic and Western medicine. Physical and Integrative Medicine Associates' wide-ranging treatments are all performed in a neutral-toned office adorned with waterfalls and Eastern artwork.
Though Dr. Heather Veronesi’s focus is on general family medicine, her methods don’t require traditional x-rays found in other practices. Instead, the licensed naturopathic physician assesses patients’ overall health by inspecting the tongue and pulse. Depending on what she finds, she may counsel patients on diet and lifestyle or recommend vitamins and minerals to bolster their health. As a licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Veronesi also corrects the flow of meridians—paths of energy traditionally known as “qi” that sometimes answer to “hey you”—by inserting sterile needles into specific points of the body. Her specialties span from women's healthcare to cardiovascular health, and she has also worked with patients that suffer from the effects of Lyme disease and cancer—topics she speaks of at seminars and also posts online.
Ryan McDonald's background in personal fitness informs much of his massage-therapy practice, which specializes in sports- and repetitive-motion-related complaints. Trained in several massage disciplines, including integrated structural therapy, Ryan applies a wide variety of techniques to address the causes, not just the symptoms, of his clients' discomfort. After a thorough evaluation, he may incorporate methods such as strain/counter-strain or myofascial release into his sessions, which take place within the soothing confines of Anew Massage and Wellness.
At Sustainable Health & Wellness, naturopathic physician and massage therapist Dr. Dana Lapointe leads a team of wellness professionals whose expertise ranges from weight loss and acupuncture, to organic facials and energy healing. In addition to yoga, Pilates, and meditation, clients can unwind in an infrared sauna, which raises body temperature to detoxify organs, slenderize the body, and reduce muscle or joint pain.