Monica Helland is a second-generation acupuncturist and herbalist who facilitates holistic, energy-based treatments that draw from of ancient Oriental medicine. At the forefront of Legacy Wellness’ treatments is acupuncture. Monica specializes in digestive health but uses acupuncture treatments to treat a wide range of ailments and set her clients on a path of full-body health and disease prevention. Before and after treatments, she listens to her clients’ concerns and offers a wealth of lifestyle advice, ranging from herbal medicines to food therapy suggestions, in order to help them achieve balance and well-being.
The husband and wife behind Four Gates’ holistic wellness center have had a wealth of training to help people reach their health goals. Along with being a ACE certified personal trainer, Christian is schooled in kettlebell training, yoga, and massage therapy. His wife, Colleen, has a degree in acupuncture and is passionate about Qoya, a yoga and dance-inspired movement designed for women. They bring a like-minded philosophy to Four Gates Physical and Energetic Culture. All fitness classes—yoga, kettlebells, Qoya, and Qi Gong—incorporate a meditative approach in order to build healthy bodies, minds, and diary entries.
In addition to group classes, clients of all ages and fitness levels can shape up with personal training sessions. Four Gates offers one-on-one instruction in kettlebell training and rehabilitative exercises. Students can train to improve running techniques during the weekly running groups, and Colleen can whisk away any lingering soreness with an acupuncture treatment.
The practitioners at Robin Center Chiropractic don't just fix you up and send you on your way. On the contrary?to help patients maintain good health on their own, they take the time to educate each one about positive lifestyle changes. Part of their method includes wellness practices through holistic medicine that aim to help keep the body in balance. As they work with patients to meet healthy goals, they perform treatments such as spinal adjustments, electrical muscle stimulation, and massage. A range of massage techniques target different issues. Lymphatic massage spurs the functions of that system, reducing inflammation. Other techniques encourage relaxation or improve range of motion or reduce joint pain. The team can use gentle or strong force or incorporate warm river stones.
Exercise videos posted on their website are an added bonus, teaching patients moves that will help them improve strength, stretch their range of motion, and win break-dancing competitions.
One look at their pictures is evidence enough that the staff members at Mind and Bodyworks are not typical. The friendly clinicians, who smile with loved ones and play air guitar with fake skeletons in their portraits, have an atypical approach not only to the overall mood of their practice but to healthcare itself.
Their aim to infuse their treatments?which include functional medicine, kinesiology, acupuncture, and massage?with a dose of fun. Like an advent calendar full of vegetables, these services are designed to not only contribute to current health but keep patients healthy in the future. Holistically minded and dedicated to healthy lifestyles, the staff work one-on-one with patients to tailor treatments to their needs, whether that means teaching them how to avoid injuries while playing sports or how to lower cholesterol through diet. Mind and Bodyworks is also patients' go-to for cosmetic services, such as shedding a few extra pounds with the help of the FDA-approved Zerona cold laser.
Hilary Patzer, Jada Studios’ licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, establishes a healthy discourse between mind and body with preventive services that draw on her extensive knowledge of Eastern medicine. Hilary’s professional credentials include a certification from the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and she counts athletes from the Minnesota Twins and Vikings among her devoted client base despite her tendency to deflate their game balls during acupuncture treatments. Her full range of Eastern treatments includes food therapy, electrical stimulation, cupping, and tui na massage—all of which focus on stimulating energy flow and clearing out clogged meridians. Answers to frequently asked questions about Hilary’s techniques, as well as a host of client testimonials, can be viewed on Jada Studios’ website.
Southpoint Community Acupuncture’s licensed acupuncturists take a communal approach to acupuncture. Instead of a single shirtless client lying face-down on a table with his or her back bristling with needles, Southpoint’s clients relax in recliners and heal with others in a community setting—an Asian tradition. Guests stay clothed the entire time, only rolling up their sleeves and pant legs. The acupuncturists then insert sterile, hair-thin needles at strategic points in the hands, feet, and arms to stimulate the body’s healing energies.
The main goal at Southpoint is to foster a sense of togetherness and create a place where individuals can relax and recoup with their community. The team at Southpoint can treat multiple patients at once and encourage people to come in as often as they need to heal.