The husband-and-wife team behind Pandi Acupuncture and Massage heals clients? ailments with holistic treatments. The two turn to the therapies of traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and cupping, to redirect and balance the body?s flow of energy. Not discounting more local practices, they also incorporate modern Western techniques such as kinesio taping to reinforce muscles and poorly wrapped birthday presents. At the center of their practice is massage, which draws on the power of touch to banish stress from the body and mind.
Candlelight skips across the vanilla-white walls. Through the dimness, aromatherapy oils release their fragrant scent, tickling the nose with the essence of sweet almond. The room’s warmth multiplies and, the scene set, licensed massage therapist Rey Reyes begins melting muscles, digging deep into knots with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. In addition to his traditional massages, Rey also champions the use of hot stones and bamboo sticks to quell lingering aches, and improves athletic performance with the foam-finger-based kneads of sports bodywork.
Board-certified and licensed acupuncture physician Marlo Rapp offers a variety of pain-management services and homeopathic remedies at Four Seasons Acupuncture. In addition to holding a specialization in acupuncture, Marlo performs services ranging from cupping—a process in which heated cups apply suction to the skin—to moxibustion—a service that involves the burning of mugwort in proximity to acupuncture points. Marlo also performs comprehensive nutritional consultations that help ensure that clients understand how to select healthy foods as well as how to place them in the proper mouth. To view an expansive list of Marlo’s services and commonly treated conditions, click here.
Martisa and Stan had a problem with sinus pressure and congestion. When they discovered how much salt therapy helped that, they started dropping by regularly. They're joined by clients seeking treatment for respiratory and skin conditions that range from asthma to ear infections.
While at The Salt Room, visitors lounge in a tranquil chamber whose walls, like Liberace's favorite kitchen apron, are entirely covered with sparkling salt crystals. To multiply the therapeutic effects, state-of-the-art halogenerators emit a breathable saline dust made from pharmaceutical-grade salt and fresh, filtered air. As guests inhale deeply, NASA-inspired, zero-gravity recliners lift their feet slightly above heart level, reducing the strain on their spines as they nap or read. A children’s room entertains little ones with art and toys as they absorb the beneficial effects, and a third chamber hosts yoga classes. Deep-tissue and Thai massages enable clients to take in the rooms’ healing properties as the tension in their backs ebbs away.
Outside of its therapy rooms, The Salt Room continues to guide guests on their path to wellness with acupuncture sessions and skincare treatments. These rely on exfoliation, extractions, and vitamin-C peels to cleanse skin without relying on licks from salt-hungry deer.
Dr. Min Yang’s prowess with acupuncture needles is the result of a globetrotting education, which took him from China to Central America to Orlando. Within his clinic, he continues to use this holistic method as a way to strengthen the body’s self-healing abilities and relieve ailments such as headaches, digestive issues, or insomnia. He's helped patients deal with chronic pain, sports injuries, weight loss, gynecological issues, anxiety and depression, and smoking cessation. Dr. Yang also offers other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including fire cupping, moxibustion, and chinese herbology.