Little did Dr. Jan Iyengar know that visiting a homeopathic doctor 45 years ago would not only cure his asthma, but it would also stir a passion for homeopathy that’s guided the rest of his career.
Since breathing easier, he’s become a nationally certified massage therapist, homeopathic consultant, and board-certified hypnotherapist. Inside Body-Mind Wellness Center, Dr. Iyengar harnesses his advanced training in modalities including sports massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release to help bodies drain metabolic waste and improve range of motion. His hypnotherapy sessions also open up his patients’ subconscious minds to suggestion, helping them gain control over the negative feelings that lead to addiction, overeating, and strongly worded letters to the editor about fire-hydrant placement.
Explorers and Boy Scouts alike depend on celestial navigation to know where they are, but astrologer Pat Peabody sees the stars as a way to better understand the emotional journeys of her clients. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, the former president of the Astrological Society of Connecticut uses astrology and tarot card readings to help guests decipher their birth charts and understand how they're affected by planetary cycles. She passes these skills on at astrology and tarot workshops, where her pupils review tarot archetypes and study the astrological charts of celebrities.
Susie Williams believes that every component of the body must be functioning fully for well-being to be achieved. Through personal and group wellness sessions she addresses the emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects of the psyche while zeroing in on physical equilibrium with individualized massage sessions. Rather than attacking symptoms as they appear, or replacing aching limbs with wooden pegs, Williams remedies the body with relaxing Swedish massages and tension-targeting deep-tissue massage. She combines her specialty in these modalities with skills gained from advanced training in neck and upper-back work, frozen shoulders, and rotator cuffs. Her training makes for a diverse tool bag of techniques to draw upon as she works with clients facing fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, athletic injury, or simple stress. While Williams is the primary, most experienced therapist at Absolute Wellness, services may be performed by another therapist with different specialties.
I’m Dr. Andrew Gregory, a board certified chiropractic neurologist with over 18 years of experience helping patients regain their health without using medications or surgery. As a lifelong learner, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to help people feel and function better.
During the initial consultation, Holistic Health Partnering's physicians, Drs. Jane Walker and Kathleen Mueller, review patients’ medical histories and answer lingering questions about the stress- and pain-busting process of acupuncture. The first 60- to 75-minute session kicks off with a brief physical examination, which allows the doctors to customize the treatment. They’ll then insert hair-thin needles into the body to release pain-fighting endorphins and other calming chemicals. Subsequent sessions lasts 45–60 minutes, and appointments can be made online, much to the consternation of tin-can phones.
At Monaco Center for Health & Healing, Dr. John B. Monaco and his staff of certified weight-loss counselors assist clients in shedding pounds through the Ideal Protein weight-loss plan. At the introductory seminar, Dr. Monaco expounds upon the four-phase Ideal Protein program, employing pyrotechnical displays to convey the weight-loss potential of cutting carbohydrates from the diet. Clients sample nutritious dishes during the seminar to get a feel for the meals included with the program. A personal weight-loss counselor then meets with waist-whittlers weekly for 15 minutes or longer to field nutrition questions and discuss progress in weight, body fat, muscle mass, and antler growth.