Taking a holistic approach to health care, Center for Cranio Sacral Therapy's certified therapist and Waldorf teacher John Rollinson tackles the corporeal conundrums of patients aged 1 day to 101 years with gentle manipulations of the cranial and spinal membranes. After a brief consultation to determine the best course of action, John sets about his work gently touching the scalp and spine to restore balance, alleviate stress, reduce aches, and refill the craniosacral system’s Pez dispensers. Rollinson also practices SomatoEmotional Release (SER), which helps patients to release or redirect repressed emotional energy.
Radiant Point Acupuncture specializes in women's health, fusing the rich history of oriental medicine with innovative new techniques to better commune with and care for women's bodies, particularly pregnant mothers and those who face infertility challenges. During the one-hour pregnancy massage for labor preparation, a certified massage therapist trained to attend to the delicate needs of pregnant bodies kneads motherly muscles to sooth pain, ease swelling, and enhance the circulation of mother and her unborn bundle of joy while increasing the likelihood that prenatal Mozart CDs have their intended effect. For the 90-minute acupuncture treatment, licensed acupuncturist Kate Cadwgan escorts sterile, disposable, thin needles to specific guideposts on the body. Often accompanied by a slight tingling sensation comparable to a cat's sneeze, these lightly pricked points can steer the body toward restorative health and relaxation.
At CLINIC Alternative Medicines, a team of massage therapists, acupuncturists, and holistic healers congregate in a like purpose: to heal the body without the use of drugs or surgery. Their approach to this mission involves a range of hands-on treatments such as massage and reiki sessions along with holistic modalities designed to tap into the body’s energy to locate and heal the source of illnesses. Before treating patrons with reflexology, nutritional therapy, or mind body counseling, the team demonstrates their commitment to wellness by consulting with each client to better understand their condition and goals.
There are more sources of energy in the universe than stars and light sockets. These sources are where certified reiki practitioner Kate Patenaude-Ross shines. In the comfort of her cozy studio at Soul Spirit Health & Wellness, Kate aims to access clients’ energy meridians to improve their health and immunity. Soul Spirit also offers wellness mentoring and nutritional counseling.
Before founding Indigo Massage and Healing Center, Joe and Charity pursued virtually every interest they could, traveling across the globe to explore potential passions. Joe worked odd jobs and honed his interpersonal awareness as a nurses’ assistant and life coach, and Charity devoted herself to helping start a rainforest preserve in Costa Rica and volunteering at a Moroccan orphanage. Both their paths, however, eventually converged on their mutual passion: massage. Together, the couple boasts 500-hour certifications and endless additional training, and along with a team of doctors and bodywork experts, they work on issues ranging from muscle pain to overactive skeletons. Beyond the suite of wellness services, which includes acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, and yoga classes, the center offers mental counseling to ensure its clients’ holistic health.
The herbal-medicine experts at Goldthread Herbal Apothecary empower customers to attain wellness with fresh herbs and elixirs. Grown on Goldthread's own organic farm, concoctions are composed of ingredients planted according to strict sustainable standards that preserve the surrounding environment. In the bright, spacious store, customers browse a wide selection of natural remedies, from tea blended to relieve allergies and seasonal illness to honey infused with herbs and other flavors. Experts share secrets of herbal and alternative medicine in classes and workshops that teach students how to naturally boost energy levels and pick locks with leaves of aloe vera. In-house acupuncturists and medicine professionals consult with clients interested in holistic treatments.