Gale Lee is a renaissance woman when it comes to holistic healing. A certified hypnotist, spiritual coach, past-life regressionist, and reiki master, Gale taps into a different plane of consciousness to help her clients deal with the obstacles in their lives. Hypnotherapy can help break patterns of addiction associated with smoking and weight gain, and reiki sessions foster overall well-being as Gale channels the body's own energy to heal mind, body, spirit, and spirit's cousin, Bart.
Doctors of Chiropractic Don Clum and Dana Cavell Clum, a husband-and-wife team, promote wellness by adjusting spines, massaging muscles, and teaching patients about nutrition and other elements of a healthy lifestyle. Though the couple often partners with traditional physicians, they focus on holistic therapies that do not involve surgery, medication, or sleeping on a bed of ice-cold stethoscopes. The Clums utilize several techniques when performing spinal adjustments. When using the activator technique, they deliver concentrated yet low-force impulses with a small handheld instrument. Other adjustments incorporate the Thompson terminal-point technique, whose low-impact, high-velocity adjustments are designed to correct misaligned vertebrae in the hips, spine, and core region. To accommodate patients from all corners of the earth, Dana offers communication in English and Spanish.
Dr. Farrago of Great South Bay Chiropractic has been practicing his discipline for more than a quarter of a century, believing it to be one of the few medical disciplines that nurture the body along a path of natural healing. To kick-start self-healing powers, Dr. Farrago applies a full spectrum of drug-free chiropractic treatments such as spinal adjustments, heating pads, and soft-tissue manipulation. He combines these traditional techniques with advanced technology, such as the DRX 9000 machine, designed specifically to treat lower-back pain and sciatica. The machine uses a “distraction force” to retune spines and thereby enable them to play the National Anthem by simply lying across a xylophone.
“Joints love movement, and so do our muscles and our mood,” says Doctor of Chiropractic Lawrence Beck, making the case for a life of dancing, jogging, and swimming. When his own back went out on him during college, it was chiropractic adjustments that freed Dr. Beck and his vertebrae from a life of immobility. At Beck Chiropractic & Wellness, the doctor and his son-in-law, Dr. Jesse Elsholz, restore mobility to muscles and bones with a range of techniques. They might analyze leg length using the Thompson technique, or relieve muscular inflammation with ultrasonic therapy. For patients averse to the cracking sounds associated with adjustments, they employ a hand-held device that mobilizes disc segments with gentle pressure, producing no audible popping, locking, or electric boogalooing. Dr. Beck's patient-care coordinators don't keep patients waiting. Thanks to smart and generous scheduling, they're able to beckon patients right through the sunlit reception area into private treatment rooms.
Dianne Ciprano knows the benefits of a good education. The skin specialist trained at both the Gloria Francis Institute of Beauty and the New York Institute of Beauty, perfecting the skills that she now uses every day at When Style Counts. When she isn’t cleansing pores or softening skin with seven types of facials, Dianne continues to brush up on the latest spa techniques through continuing education courses at Dermal Institute in NYC. One thing she has learned is not to skimp on products. That’s why she reaches for professional Repechage serums as she tailors her treatments to soothe sensitive skin or cover up exposed circuitry.
Doctors Bouwhuis and Beierle strive to eliminate chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal issues. During consultations, they diagnose concerns such as slipped or bulging discs and incorrect posture, then develop lifelong habit improvements and preventive measures with each client to avoid further aggravation. They then execute an adjustment to alleviate discomfort and improve range of motion. They can also arrange rehabilitative plans consisting of corrective exercises to be performed three days a week, thus continuing their efforts to not only relieve the pain now but keep it from recurring.