Inspired by the community acupuncture sessions that have been practiced in Asia for thousands of years, licensed acupuncturist Faune Towery created Napa Acupuncture Practice, a quiet, comfortable center where clients can receive treatments in a group setting at a modest price. After completing a new-patient intake survey to determine the goals of their treatment, clients enter the communal space and settle into one of the zero-gravity chairs.
Once clients have a chance to relax, Faune inserts fine, sterile needles according to their individual needs. Some people find that the group energy contributes to their sense of calm, and once their needles are inserted, clients are welcome to nap for 45 minutes or more, depending on available space. Due to the public setting clients remain clothed throughout their session, but it's recommended that they wear loose-fitting garments so that sleeves and pant legs can be rolled up to expose the skin as necessary.
As the chief clinical hypnotherapist at Napa Hypnosis, Christine Hannah uses interview techniques, discussions, and hypnotic methods to help clients access the power of the subconscious mind. Christine, the founder and owner of the center, received her diploma in hypnotherapy from the American Council of Hypnotists Examiners and graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. She conducts customized hypnotherapy sessions designed to promote weight loss, curb smoking, or improve public speaking abilities. Christine can even specialize visits to help people enhance their golf game by visualizing success or building a desktop course with Pixy Stix–filled sandpits and Sixlets golf balls.
"Health," say the staffers at Vibrant Health Acupuncture, "has the potential to be much more than the absence of illness." True health, according to the practice's guiding philosophy, includes wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. This holistic approach informs all the techniques employed by Vibrant Health's clinicians. In addition to acupuncture, they perform cupping and use Chinese herbs to help patients feel better.
Specializing in natural, comprehensive skincare and spa therapy treatments, Sonoma Holistic Spa has everything you need to look and feel your very best. Professional aestheticians pamper and relax clients with innovative beauty treatments, such as the spa's signature facial. This 90-minute treatment focuses on the face, neck, hands, shoulders, and arms, as skin is analyzed and purified. After a cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, and extractions, skin is restored with a finishing mask and massages with pure serums and hydration creams.
For centuries, Chinese medicine has espoused a holistic understanding of the body centered on the energy channels that connect every fiber of a person?s being. Acupuncture focuses on balancing these energy channels to relieve health problems that range from chronic pain to substance addiction. Led by owners Whitney Schatz and Elizabeth Sailer, the staffers at Petaluma Community Acupuncture administer community-style acupuncture treatments in an open room with plush recliners. Working in a group setting helps keep their prices down and allows patients the added emotional benefit of healing in the presence of friends, family members, and unrequited high-school crushes.
David Russell, licensed acupuncturist and certified sports-medicine massage therapist, runs Russell Family Acupuncture alongside co-owner and office manager Heidi Russell. After studying acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, David was inspired to target eye conditions through these holistic healing techniques.