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.
Soft waterfall lighting floods Zenya Yoga & Massage Studio's space, a holistic repository of all things relaxing. Light music skirts the earth-toned walls as a fleet of yogis guides students of all skill levels through a variety of yoga classes, including gentle flow, anusara and prenatal, using hands-on guidance to provide slight postural adjustments, easing beginners into complex poses, and ramping up the challenge for seasoned practitioners. Amber bamboo flooring meanders through the center, undergirding private rooms that house pampering body-therapy sessions that range from honey facials and body polishes to deep-tissue and Thai massage.
Unlike most doctors, Doctor of Chiropractic Pamela Ruescher of Williamsburg Wellness Center doesn't wait until health issues appear to treat them. That's because she's not like most doctors?Reuscher is a doctor of chiropractic. She and her staff help stave off illness and pain with preventative services. One method of prevention is maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, so the center helps clients jump-start this process with cleansing programs, nutritional counseling, and laser-lipo treatments.
For head-to-toe pampering, clients needn't look any further than Body Therapy of Virginia Beach. The spa's multitalented staff performs invigorating facials, therapeutic massages, and revitalizing paraffin foot treatments under the same roof. For the ultimate indulgence, clients may request a two-person spa package, which blends skin analysis, enzyme exfoliation, and deep cleansing with massage techniques such as flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure.
Massage therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. With her experience working everywhere from hotel spas to sports-focused chiropractic centers, Hilary Rinsland recognizes the role that massage can play in relaxing overstressed muscles, relieving chronic pain, or addressing any number of holistic concerns. Hilary's certification in numerous therapeutic modalities allows her to better identify a client's particular needs to determine the most-fitting techniques from her arsenal of careful kneading and direct-pressure maneuvers. Deep-tissue strokes and trigger-point therapy can unfurl tightly knotted muscles, but Hilary can also rely on centuries-old Thai massage techniques as she restores energetic balance throughout the body. Although light oils and massage lotions can accentuate the modalities' effects, Hilary also plays soft music from time to time, which allows clients to either relax or sing along to remixed versions of presidential debates.