Like an enchanted glacial tunnel, The Salt Cavern’s sparkling white walls pulse with gauzy pinks and purples, as crystalline lanterns illuminate powdery tufts of salt covering the floor. But this fairy-tale ambiance belies the cavern’s meticulously calibrated atmosphere: highly concentrated saline aerosol regularly circulates throughout the chamber in an effort to soothe health ailments such as asthma, allergies, or psoriasis.
Owners William and Eva boast backgrounds in the medical industry, but grew disillusioned with chemical therapies after investigating the benefits of salt therapy, a practice that originated in Poland nearly 200 years ago. Now the duo invites clients to experience salt’s therapeutic and calming benefits in their softly lit chamber. In addition to the salt’s calming vapors, William and Eva offer deepened relaxation with yoga sessions in the cave, and enforce a tranquil atmosphere in which clients can nap, meditate, or quietly impersonate the Morton’s Salt girl.
With 20 years of experience in chiropractic care and physical therapy, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Fano was well equipped to help patients when he opened Advanced Rehab & Wellness Center, P.C. in 2010. But beyond healing his paying customers, he was ready to help the community by offering free chair massages to help ease the tension levels of office dwellers throughout the area. Dr. Fano’s dedication to the overall health of his neighbors shows in all of his treatments, which he has curated to include only techniques that will improve a person’s quality of life. Though Dr. Fano specializes in spine-realigning chiropractic treatments, his staff also provides physical therapy to get clients back on their feet after accidents and acupuncture to open up energy meridians for a balanced, healthy body. They're also masters of a range of massage techniques, which help clients get some time in for stress relief without the hazards of replacing their office chair with an affection-starved grizzly bear.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Inside the treatment room of Lotus Affordable Acupuncture, clients relax in their own recliner, their own buffer zone of personal space, and cover up with their own blankets—but they heal as a community. In China, community acupuncture is the norm, and acupuncturist Kelly H. Hahn’s adheres to this traditional approach. Kelly walks between the recliners administering sterile, hair-thin needles to the legs, feet, hands, and face while clients relax amid soft music for 20 to 45 minutes.
With training gained from every corner of the globe, Dr. Lawrence Petracco's team of specialists—which includes chiropractors, a physical therapist, and an acupuncture expert—take a preventative, whole-body approach to assuaging physical aches. In addition to examining spines and realigning rogue disks during basic chiropractic sessions, Dr. Petracco draws from his professorial expertise in manipulations under anesthesia, which uses advanced states of relaxation to achieve more thorough adjustment of muscles and connective tissues. The team boosts their patients' well-being from every angle, honing in on muscle pains with massage services and physical therapy while optimizing inner health by prescribing personalized exercises and diets in lifestyle and nutritional counseling sessions.