Under the guidance of clinic director Dr. Timothy Gober, DC, the wellness professionals at White Marsh Healthcare and Physical Medicine help patients to identify food intolerances with the ALCAT blood test. During this test, a technician introduces assorted foods, additives, colorings, and chemicals to a vial of drawn blood and observes the reaction under a microscope.
This Aveda salon is supervised by Dawn Caldwell and Kristy Heron, who have more than three decades of salon- and spa-industry experience between them. Dawn specializes in hair color, much like a chameleon perched on a Sasquatch's shoulder, and Kristy is a massage therapist, who also wields a master’s in acupuncture to free up disruptive energy blockages. The duo teams up with a staff of aestheticians, nail technicians, and stylists to treat guests to facials, acupuncture, massages, and salon treatments.
While studying flute performance and classical dance at the University of Wyoming, Michelle Shaw's endeavors were hampered by constant back pain. She sought relief through massage therapy and yoga, and this holistic care soon developed into a passion, inspiring her to attend the Baltimore School of Massage. She now helps others revel in muscle relief at Mount Vernon Wellness. Within a private treatment room overseen by a serene painting of Buddha, she eases sports- and work-related injuries, which are often caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, and pole-vaulting over cubicles. To treat these ailments, she draws on an array of modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massage. She also employs traditional Thai-massage techniques, which incorporate pressure-point therapy, energy work, and yoga-like stretching to regain bodily balance.
At Mount Vernon Wellness, staffers whisk away pain, stress, and other disorders from of the body with soothing acupuncture and massage treatments. Bodies in need of a kneading can undergo a massage and acupuncture package, which can be used together, split into different appointments, or split up into one-second increments for the student body of a local community college. Practitioners eschew needles during the massage, instead slowly stroking muscles to dislodge deep-seated aches and soreness.
Melt away tensions accumulated from the daily grind with the help of Cara Michele Nether, a trained and licensed needle-whisperer skilled in the relaxation-inducing art of acupuncture. Your visit will include a consultation to discuss your needs and determine the proper course of action before the ancient practice of prickling fleshokeletons into a soothing state of mind commences. An acupuncture treatment helps to rebalance qi and manage the flow of life-giving energy while unblocking obstructions that affect the physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual state of being. Visitors may experience improved concentration, deep relaxation, increased circulation, and the eradication of a variety of symptoms. Additionally, a follow-up treatment helps maintain the body’s newfound state of balance while promoting overall good vibes.
Licensed acupuncturist Karen S. Oliva embraces toyo hari acupuncture, first developed by blind practitioners in the 1930s. Nicknamed gentle acupuncture, toyo hari employs very subtle palpations to release blockages in the chi—the body's vital energy—that can lead to pain, disease, and March Madness. Karen believes in supplementing acupuncture with holistic therapies such as herbs and facial rejuvenation therapy, which boosts collagen and elasticity in worn-out mugs.
Respite caters to mind, body, and spirit alike, rejuvenating and relaxing clients through massage, yoga, and energy healing. The team boasts a wide array of credentials, including reiki certifications and licenses in massage therapy and acupuncture.