Though Nina Bingham has degrees in psychology, she considers herself a programmer. That's because her hypnotherapy services strive to rewrite codes in the subconscious?specifically, the ones associated with unwanted habits, such as smoking or overeating, and phobias, such as a fear of flying or public speaking.
However, Nina's clients needn't be hypnotized to benefit from her expertise. She also provides life coach services, honing in on specific problems her clients face before developing a plan of action for them. During sessions, Nina identifies each client's aims, analyzes their current situation, gauges the challenges before them, and suggests manageable steps to improve. These consultations can solve personal and professional issues alike.
Plying her trade out of G Squared Salon and Salon Mojo, Mandy Isaacs is sought after for her intensive facials and skill with the waxing strip. For her tools, she favors clinical-grade skin products from SkinCeuticals, which she keeps in the belt of her Batsuit. She exfoliates skin with alpha-hydroxy acid during peels and a diamond-tipped wand during microdermabrasion treatments for the face, back, and hands. Mandy also executes waxing and eyebrow tinting using techniques that she calls "meticulous without the torture.":m]]
As Hugo Kugiya of the Associate Press wrote, "To hire Alma Rubenstein is to hire someone to be your very honest, very proactive best friend for five weeks. She will groom you and dress you and compliment you, criticize you, and repair you." Alma, also known as Date Doctor Alma, is a relationship professional who works with her clients to help them find love. Among her services are speed-dating sessions that require a pre-screening (which doubles as a coaching session) and ensures that all the potential suitors at the event are good matches. Alma also coaches guests during Flirting 101 workshops meant to help guests gain confidence, learn effective conversation techniques, and finally stop the habit of batting eyelashes until eyelids quit cooperating.
The healers at Bambú Clinic look beyond simple symptom management, treating the source of patients' ailments using gentle alternative-medicine therapy. An accredited naturopathic doctor conducts each one-hour naturopathic visit. Bambú's doctors listen attentively to patients' health concerns, ranging from acne to insomnia, and treat each person like an individual rather than a medical case.
Massage technicians at Colon Care, LLC melt away muscle knots with six types of therapeutic massage as an infrared sauna bed gently warms skin. Skilled fingers target trigger points during a myofascial-release session, and a relaxing Swedish massage soothes away tension with long, flowing strokes and generous helpings of meatballs. Therapists can also relieve pain with deep-tissue massage, use lymphatic-draining techniques to cleanse bodies of waste, or work to prevent athletic injuries during a sports massage. Alternatively, they can design a customized massage to knock out pain, tension, and mooching in-laws stubbornly lodged in specific areas.
Portland Clinic of Holistic Health's trio of eminently qualified physicians—Dr. Eric Blake, Dr. Christopher Metro, and Dr. Melissa Woodyard—each found their path to naturopathic medicine differently, and the combination of their histories and talents creates a clinic equipped to handle everything from acupuncture to natural childbirth.
The basic philosophy behind naturopathic treatment involves reducing excesses—whether it be of toxins, calories, or stressors—and restoring deficiencies through nutritional counseling and relaxing exercises. The clinic repertoire of services includes several procedures, including naturopathic physiotherapy and Carroll Food Intolerance Testing, which can reveal particular sensitivity to edibles such as legumes, milk, and pinecones.