Certified in neuro-linguistic hypnotherapy, Tolley Thompson helps her patients overcome a wide range of psychological issues and phobias by addressing their underlying subconscious causes. Tolley’s hypnotherapy sessions can help with smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety, and other issues.
For more than 17 years, naturopathic practitioner Leanda Morring—known simply as Dr. Leanda by her clients—has been healing and helping people with healing herbs, homemade remedies, and a gentle touch. Dr. Leanda blends aromatherapy with thai massage, or botanical detox strategies with reiki energy healing. She also shares her prodigious knowledge through continuing-education classes in vegetarian cooking, natural nutrition, and the production of homemade soaps, shampoos, and carpet cleaners.
Certified massage therapist Cathy Greene rewires malfunctioning muscle circuitry with her therapeutic bodywork. In the comfort of her cozy studio, clients may relax to flowing Swedish strokes and aromatherapy or find relief from lower-layer knots with firm deep-tissue pressure. Cathy’s business also contains a popular retail store where therapists, spa owners, and clients can stock up on essential oils and aromatic soaps.
Competitive dancer Amy Hontos brings more than 30 years of experience to the education of aspiring dancers. Trafficking in styles such as merengue, night-club two-step, and salsa, instructors can teach newbies their first moves, guide a couple through a wedding dance and synchronized cake-twirling performance, or help experienced students earn DVIDA certification to become ballroom dance instructors themselves. During frequent social dances, sparkling lights spin across the studio's 4,700-square-foot dance floor as students glide through the sequences they've learned.
Driven by an interest in helping people to heal without the use of medicine, Taehee Cho became a licensed acupuncturist in 2008 and opened NUGA Acupuncture Clinic in March 2011. Each acupuncture session begins with a short consultation, in which Taehee evaluates the body's flow of energy as a whole before adjusting it with acupuncture needles. His acupuncture treatments aim to relieve both the underlying causes and the symptoms of diverse ailments, including musculoskeletal pain, migraines, gastrointestinal problems, and bones that swap places in the night. Other services include cosmetic acupuncture and the herb rejuvenation peel, which resurfaces facial skin without harsh chemicals, and the skin-smoothing DermaPen, which uses micro-needles to smooth fine lines and stretch marks while minimizing pores and scars.
Clients lie down on a comfortable massage table at TJ'S Healing Touch LLC, formerly TJ's BodyWorks, as a skilled massage therapist kneads away aches and pains. Spa extras such as mud masks and body scrubs help reduce signs of aging or simply make the skin as soft as the muscles are relaxed.