Matt Beigle believes in the power of education. By teaching people about their symptoms and how and why those symptoms affect their body, he empowers his clients to take their health into their own hands. He also uses feather-light needles placed strategically on the body during acupuncture sessions to help relieve stress, aches, and pains.
Mark Rues first became a believer in acupuncture after experiencing its effects firsthand. He now uses this ancient Chinese method at Five CrossRoads Acupuncture to help relieve patients of a variety of ailments?including stress, infertility, and back pain. Using a style developed by Japanese master Kiiko Matsumoto, Rues first performs palpations to uncover the best points for treatment. From there, he inserts hair-thin needles into the skin with the aim of boosting circulation and unblocking energy pathways.
A licensed acupuncturist with the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine, Jason Rinker is qualified to design treatment plans based on holistic assessments of his patients. Patients step into Mr. Rinker's office to discuss their goals for the visit, which can include relief from stress, pain, or inflammation caused by injury or unmediated pride. Treatment plans may cobble together an array of techniques that include acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion, an herbally based practice.
To some, a massage is meant to keep you healthy, while for others it's to ease tension. If you ask Rebecca Nenno, it encompasses both. When she started Mind & Body Wellness in 2010, her aim was to elevate to the community's sense of well being, both physically and mentally. Today, she and her team of license massage therapists each contribute their own skill set to the practice, and together provide bodywork appropriate for every client.
Rebecca uses her experience in kinesiology and physiology to help people recover from injuries, while the practice's two other therapists concentrate on Shiatsu and Eastern-style massage and acupuncture, respectively. Their massage room is designed to be a respite from the outside world that exudes relaxation, making clients feel a lasting comfort that may lead to wearing pajamas to the grocery store.
Owner and lead therapist Vernell Alexander built AVA wellness to realize a dream she first had in massage school. Today, Alexander spends her days at AVA Wellness helping people feel better. The center recently moved locations and is now inside of SWEAT fitness. The new fitness center features an Asian-themed decorative style and is dimly lit by candles and salt rock lamps. Alexander specializes in massaging away injuries caused by demanding physical activities such as playing sports, dancing, or fleeing from Cujo in nightmares. She also has extensive training in reflexology and prenatal therapy, and has developed a line of antioxidant-rich body products that deeply hydrate the skin during spa packages.
Holding multiple diplomas in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Six Fishes Healing Arts founder and head practitioner Cara Frank draws upon three decades of experience to heal patients with Eastern and holistic modalities. Frank and her colleagues Tansy Briggs and Jennifer Harrison specialize in internal medicine, addressing a variety of ailments within an office boasting exposed-brick walls, wisdom-crammed bookshelves, and huge windows swathed with bright red curtains. The trio uses acupuncture, massage, herbs, and nutrition counseling to holistically treat chronic symptoms by aligning the mind, body, and spirit.