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.
Open City Healing Arts provides acupuncture treatment from a practitioner with 15 years experience. We see patients with a wide variety of issues and emphasize the treatment of the whole person in a calm, clean and convenient location.
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.
Knead Body Boutique's self-explanatory name hints at its endeavors: kneading bodies with the aim to relax clients or alleviate achy areas. The staff's techniques run the gamut from a deep-tissue massage and reflexology to the use of heated stones and cupping. Massages, which can last from 15 to 120 minutes, prep bodies for organic body wraps crafted from a mango passion fruit balm, seaweed, or the cocoon of a giant caterpillar.
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.
The team at Hornstein, Platt and Associates put their licenses in clinical social work, counseling, movement therapy, hypnotherapy, clinical psychology, and psychiatric services to use in taking a holistic approach to psychotherapy. They have an extensive list of techniques at their disposal, including art therapy, life coaching, and nutrition counseling, of which they use a custom combination to help their clients cope with death, divorce, relationships, and career dissatisfaction.