During more than two decades in the beauty industry, Charity—the head of Hair 1 and Spa 2—has amassed a wide-ranging arsenal of expertise, excelling in fields as diverse as laser hair removal and manicures. In her capacity as a stylist, her cut and color services revamp coifs, and her facials, peels, and Photo Lite age-spot treatments rejuvenate the faces beneath them. Alternatively, her massages, which include Swedish or deep tissue, dissolve stress and facilitate internal harmony. Clients can pop into her Zen-like salon or schedule an appointment for her to visit their homes or live-in solariums.
A passion for healing others runs in Dr. Liwen "Lily" Heh's veins. She's the third generation in her family to study the art of acupuncture, a calling she has been practicing for more than 20 years. Before coming to the United States more than 15 years ago, Lily studied her family's craft in China, where she earned a degree from Beijing China Medical University.
Today, as a board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, she eliminates her clients' mental and bodily woes with both acupuncture and alternative medicine. Her cupping sessions help banish discomfort by alleviating pressure in achy spots, and her herbal teas help boost energy levels and reduce the need for midday smelling salts.
The team at Axis Natural Medicine understands that sometimes, the best answer to a medical quandary lies outside the bounds of Western tradition. To this end, their practitioners help patients find new paths to wellness and peace through Eastern medical practices combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine, such as acupuncture, cupping, and herbal medicine. During careful consultations, Dr. Graydon Snow concocts simple, effective treatment plans for ailments including everything from depression and stress to insomnia and fibromyalgia. A specialist in the treatment of migraines, TMJ, and chronic pain, Keri Garcia, LMT uproots underlying causes of illness through relaxation techniques and massage therapy. The team also incorporates some of Western medicine's better qualities, boosting energy with B12 injections.
Integrative Medicine Center's Drs. A. Hanna and Lidia Okonski welcome clients in for a combination of spa services and holistic medicine. Dr. A. Hanna is board certified by NCCAOM in acupuncture and oriental medicine, and Dr. Lidia Okonski, who does not perform acupuncture treatments, is a board-certified psychiatrist. Focused on improving personal well-being and health, they center the center's holistic-medicine approach on acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutritional medicine, such as corrective diets focused on vitamins and not eating grapes realistically painted onto drywall. Their spa services, meanwhile, emphasize the external—the menu includes body wraps, facials, waxing, and aromatherapy.
Dr. David Martin completed dual degrees in mathematics and engineering and worked in the corporate world for 20 years before deciding to pursue his childhood dream of healing others. He studied in a Chinese-run school in Boulder, Colorado, which also included integrative medical training (Western Medicine), to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist, and he has now been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Martin employs both ancient and modern practices—including acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal and homeopathic remedies—and continues to draw on the Native American traditions that shaped his childhood.
At Lotus Blossom Clinic, Dr. Martin takes a holistic approach to wellness, working together with his wife and business manager, Deb, and a team of specialists. An aesthetician performs natural facials, and massage therapists knead away stress and tension with soothing strokes. An on-staff hypnotist can help clients to overcome bad habits, such as overeating, smoking, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and more.
Board-certified acupuncturists Dominic and Carly Leotti believe that everyone should benefit from acupuncture. They operate on a sliding pay scale, allowing clients to pay whatever they can for the group healing sessions. This sentiment of universality is reinforced in the treatment room itself, where a cluster of draped, plush chairs welcome visitors. Here, clients relax together, letting thin, sterile needles in their arms, hands, and feet direct their body’s healing while exuding collectively good vibes.