More than 4,000 years ago in China, when dinosaurs still had a parliamentary system of government, a medicinal practice began to take hold?very fine needles were being placed gently in the skin to redirect the body's energy, chi, which would relieve pain, cure common ailments, and promote general health. Today, that holistic treatment is known as acupuncture, and licensed practitioners Rebecca Porter and Leena Sikand-Cook apply the knowledge and skills gleaned over a decade of practicing acupuncture to create custom treatments for each patient. These can help to battle the chronic pain of arthritis, combat infertility and aid IVF treatments, and help to lessen the nausea and discomfort associated with chemotherapy. They also prescribe herbal medicine, blended from up to 15 different herbs, as well as provides nutritional and dietary consultations designed to help patients lose weight or break their habit of eating the cellophane around snack cakes.
Mixing such massage techniques as cranial-sacral release, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular therapy, licensed massage therapist Linnette Yard strives to tailor every session around each client?s individual needs. Drawing from her diverse repertoire?which she has enhanced by studying exercise physiology and functional and cardiac rehabilitation?she customizes her soothing touch to allay chronic pain, boost circulation, or increase range of motion. Linnette?s signature profound relaxation massage includes a hot-towel treatment for the feet, a technique that helps her further relax bodies and determine which clients are actually devious snowmen in disguise.
Within La Ritz Spa and Salon's 4,000-square-foot beauty center, aestheticians and massage therapists dote on clients in 15 private treatment rooms. Skincare experts draw from a menu of more than 15 facials, including a pumpkin-peel facial whose enzymes won't irritate sensitive skin and an olive-oil and leaf mask for dry and mature skin.
Clients reward their muscles for carrying cars over large puddles by undergoing the stress- and tension-eliminator massage, a bodywork treatment that starts with a scalp rub and slowly works its way down to the neck, shoulders, arms, and feet. The center's staff also includes hairstylists who leverage international training to yield fashionably cut and colored 'dos.
The experts at Athens Center for Holistic Healthcare alleviate patients? pain with treatments dating back thousands of years. Their staff boasts a Licensed Acupuncturist, Holistic Nutritionist, and Nationally Licensed Massage Therapists who provide patients with individually tailored treatments for each specific need. Appointments are held in a comfortable and professional setting.
Under the watchful eye of Doctor of Acupuncture William D. Skelton, the skilled staff members at Mind Body Institute aid patients with treatments designed to complement traditional medical treatments. By applying very thin single-use needles to target areas across the body, the acupuncturists redirect the flow of energy, helping to treat chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, and numerous other conditions. In addition to acupuncture treatments, the roster includes services as diverse as psychotherapy, yoga, and massage therapy.