Bridge of Light Reiki helps clear the blockages in energy that can leave the body prone to negativity, sluggishness, and disease. Certified practitioner Amanda Glenn spends time with each student, ascertaining their symptoms before gently placing her hands on or near the body. Sessions help streamline the flow of energy through the body, and patients typically experience a feeling of gentle warmth and a state of deep relaxation during sessions.
Steve Baglioni knows the human body. On a regular basis, the massage therapist works with sports professionals and chiropractors, and is currently studying to become a certified personal trainer. Given the diversity of the fields he's studied, it's not surprising Steve specializes in two very different styles of massage. As a sports therapist, he provides intense treatment for athletes looking to improve their flexibility or recover from strenuous activity. Steve’s other specialty is hospice service. In this capacity, he performs comfort touch treatments that gently relieve aches in patients who spend a great deal of time in bed or wheelchairs.
At Tsunami Massage and Wellness, therapists free clients from chronic discomfort and restricted muscular movement, enhancing both physical and mental health in the process. They work with four massage styles—during traditional Swedish massage, for example, they relax the body through gentle kneading, much like a baker relaxes a lump of frazzled and stressed-out dough. Their deep-tissue massage, on the other hand, disentangles muscle knots with intense, targeted pressure. Hot-stone massage melts away tension with heated stones, and myofascial release alleviates tightness in the fascia with soft-tissue stretching and manipulation.
Heather Borghesi, nutritionist and reiki practitioner, strives to help her patients reach their health potential through diet and lifestyle changes, supplementation, and reiki healing. During her reiki sessions, Heather provides relaxation and stress reduction through bodywork that spurs the body's natural healing abilities. As a nutritionist, she specializes in food sensitivities as well as remedying ADHD and child-behavior issues through nutrition. Her nutritional consultations can include planning lifestyle changes and introducing supplements, and she even provides in-home meal preparation.
Using nothing more than the fine tip of a needle and knowledge of the body’s meridians, licensed acupuncturists can help treat everything from women's health issues and headaches to insomnia and stress. If needed, she can bolster the ancient Chinese treatment with the suction of cupping, the heat of moxibustion, or the bodywork techniques of tui na. Conveniently, her clinic, Essex County Acupuncture, is open Saturday and until 9 p.m. on weekdays to accommodate clients that have hectic werewolf-transformation schedules.
Whether it’s a deep-tissue massage or trigger point therapy, every bodywork treatment at All You Need Wellness begins the same way—with a thorough consultation. The wellness spa’s staff of massage therapists, reflexologists, and Reiki masters delves deep into clients’ health histories to draw up the best plan of action. If massage is in order, therapists drawn on Swedish, cranial sacral, sports, and a variety of other techniques to alleviate pain and uncover lost LEGO blocks. Beyond soothing bodywork sessions, All You Need also offers aesthetic treatments, including body-contouring lypomassage, acne-fighting facials, and waxing for the brows, upper-lip, and underarms.
Seaport Chiropractic tackles typical ailments and aches with atypical treatments. For one, the center uses lasers to reverse allergies by rewiring the nervous system to identify common irritants as harmless. As for bodily aches, chiropractors use their hands to realign the spine, which soothes migraines, pain in the lower back and neck, and high blood pressure caused by a spine stressed out by its own crookedness.