Located in New Providence's Village Shopping Center, Elements Therapeutic Massage is a professional massage studio that believes massage can be the answer to dealing with chronic pain and stress. Here, licensed massage therapists use deep strokes and focused pressure to relieve everything from muscle aches to back injuries. But before they do so, they make sure to listen to clients carefully so they can learn what ails them. This means every massage is a customized experience, like those choose-your-own-adventure movies that theaters can only project for one person at a time. And because massages by their nature increase circulation, the center believes the practice has benefits even beyond pain and stress relief.
With a team of chiropractors, physical and massage therapists, and a licensed acupuncturist under one roof, Premier Spine & Sports Rehab offers a multidisciplinary approach to injury recovery and wellness. Resident physical therapists Doug Benson and Dr. Victoria Walter help restore mobility to restricted joints and muscles and work closely with sports chiropractors Dr. Andrew Halperin and Dr. Rick DeBiasi, who further improves musculoskeletal wellness with spinal adjustments. Other services include acupuncture from licensed acupuncturist Michelle Kawecki, podiatry, and pain-management treatments.
After graduating from The National College of Chiropractic licensed Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Becker interned at a general health center in Chicago. During the stint, he received hands-on training in the fields of orthopedics and neurology, among others. That experience has influenced his chiropractic care at Becker Spine and Sports Institute, where he treats back pain, sciatica nerves, and herniated disks. His techniques include spinal-decompression therapy, the Graston Technique, and the Cox Technic flexion-distraction technique. He advocates holistic treatments as well, such as massage therapy and acupuncture.
City Acupuncture’s master herbalists and acupuncturists—all of whom hold master's degrees in traditional Oriental medicine—calmly administer a range of holistic treatments.
During acupuncture sessions, the specialists invite clients to unwind on heated massage tables before lying down on fresh white linen treatment beds. With great care, the acupuncturists then begin to insert disposable needles along the limbs and torso in an effort to alleviate issues such as addictive behaviors, chronic pain, and needle-related phobias. The center’s staff also promotes whole-body well-being by administering nutritional and herbal consultations in addition to full-line of massage services.
Inspired by the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture Center’s David and Kim Yoo strive to create balance and harmony in the body through non-Western medical techniques. Their hair-thin acupuncture needles unblock energy flow along the body's 71 meridians, and cupping sessions draw stagnant qi out from its nap on the soul’s couch. The doctors Yoo also employ moxibustion, a 3,000-year old practice of applying a stick of burning mugwort over an acupuncture point to stimulate and strengthen the blood and life energy. Acupuncture Center works in conjunction with primary-care physicians, often receiving referrals from MDs and augmenting traditional treatments of maladies such as lower back pain, arthritis, migraines, and sleep disorders.
Though he’s a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Vincent Saraceno doesn’t stop at the spine. The lead of Newark Pain and Rehab Center takes what he calls the “whole person approach” to medicine, covering any and all underlying causes of pain and prescribing treatments apt for an overall better quality of life. Clients can stop into his office—where staffers speak Spanish, Portuguese, and English—for an initial consultation, exam, and myriad treatments, including adjustments, physical therapy, and acupuncture.