With 25 years of experience in the corporate world behind her, Susan Catenaro channeled her human-resources training in founding Bien-Etre Wellness Centre. Equally as important to her business, though, are her certifications and training in life coaching, hypnotherapy, past-life-regression therapy, and aromatherapy. Today, she and her staff aim to help clients live more holistic lives, with everything from classes on essential oils to sessions in an infrared sauna.
Reiki master Maryann Lonergan didn't learn reiki as a hobby or a career. She took up the art of reiki in an effort to help ease her mother's progressive Alzheimer's disease. The holistic healing technique is designed to help bodies heal naturally from a range of ailments, including stress and chronic pain. In treatment rooms, Maryann places her hands over specific nodes in the body and attempts to balance personal energy and calm patrons with strategic touches.
Reiki is an amalgam of two Japanese words––Rei- which means "the higher power" and -Ki, which means "life force energy." As a healing method, it has been in practice for thousands of years and is still a popular noninvasive alternative to prescription drugs and surgery. By placing hands above the body's energy meridians, reiki practitioners hope to decongest the energy flow and naturally stimulate the immune response. Clients can seek a reiki session to aid with simple stress relief or more debilitating ailments such as anxiety, headaches, or disco fever.
National board-certified acupuncturist Dr. Chul H. Han blends acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other holistic healing techniques to treat health conditions such as joint and muscle pain, digestive disorders, and anxiety. To achieve the best results, he works with clients to devise individualized treatment plans based on their health history, making sure to educate them along the way about techniques for living well and raising octuplets.
The Beautiful Image system sculpts faces and bodies alike with the stimulating power of microcurrents. Its noninvasive silver metal wands emit specific frequencies that, when drawn across the skin, encourage the underlying tissue to return to a tauter, more-youthful state. These currents target crow's-feet and drooping jowls, as well as soft bellies and cellulite. Photos taken before and after treatments and news segments about the procedure back up the system’s efficacy.