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.
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.
Before he founded New Motive Hypnosis, certified personal trainer and nutritional consultant Patrick J. Murray was in search of new ways to help his clients achieve their goals. Soon, he discovered the powers of hypnosis, quickly earning the certifications to become a hypnotist and sports mental-performance coach through the American Board of Hypnotherapy. Through tailored meditation sessions, Patrick now bypasses the conscious mind and taps into long-held behavioral patterns and belief systems, which are stored in the subconscious mind in a box labeled “Do Not Touch – MGMT.” Through this process, Patrick helps his clients transcend instilled habits and reach their personal goals, whether they're to quit smoking, relieve stress, lose weight, or improve their sports performance.
The soccer pros of the New York Red Bulls rely on the hands of Nicholas Stabile, team chiropractor, to preserve their bones through whiplash headers and hairpin turns. The chiropractic doctor extends his biophysics methodology to everyone, even semipro soccer players, at the Family Chiropractic Center of Nutley and Elmwood Park Chiropractic & Physical Therapy. Following a philosophy of patient-directed care, Stabile gives patients the tools to decide on a method of aligning spines and soothing sore muscles.
When he's not counseling and adjusting patients at his office, Nicholas Stabile and his wife, chiropractor Wendy, deliver health lectures. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the exercise and movement science department at William Paterson University.