Today's side deal helps heal through hypnosis: for $45, you get a hypnotherapy session at Harley Sears Hypnosis Center (a $100 value). Sessions take place in Sears' relaxing, green-certified Westport office and will include a brief discussion about your problems and treatment goals before you're put into a hypnotic state. Harley Sears, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, is a certified consulting hypnotist with more than eight years of experience.
Hypnosis is a safe, confidential, and effective treatment designed to lull the mind into a state of focused attention that motivates the subconscious to make positive change in one's life. A session of therapeutic mesmerism can help patients quit smoking, lose weight, break bad habits, and dispel stress and anxiety. Once Harley Sears' treatment is concluded, you'll return quickly to your natural state, better equipped to overcome life's hurdles, such as the miles of wooden hurdles that obstruct your morning commute to work.
The Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center team of psychologists, chiropractors and massage therapists combine their areas of expertise to holistically heal minds and bodies. Their core philosophy states that health is tied not only to diet and exercise, but to emotion as well. By marrying therapeutic treatments such as chiropractic with massage therapy and psychology sessions, patients approach their well being with the correct state of mind while unlocking repressed dreams of drowning in a sea of Twinkie cream.
The licensed massage therapist at Ahimsa Healing pulls out every tool in the musculoskeletal toolbox, calling on everything from the popular gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the energy-based healing techniques of Japanese reiki to defeat chronic pain. Visits begin with an intake form, on which clients or enchanted pencils scribble down notes regarding chronic conditions or injuries so that therapists can design a custom pain-relieving treatment. Nimble hands then manipulate muscles, calling upon deep-tissue kneads to offset injuries and craniosacral therapy to reduce headaches caused by accidentally holding your helmet and wearing your jackhammer.
At Cre8u Massage & Bodywork, muscles are put under controlled pressure to remove stiffness and painful knots, restoring them to relaxed elasticity. Clients can choose between a Swedish massage—a fluid style employing light to moderate pressure in order to increase circulation—or the deep tissue massage, where communications between the central nervous system and the muscular skeletal system are de-encrypted and reharmonized into stress-free symphonies. There is no special clothing requirement, so those in need of kneading can arrive directly from their chair at work or their Lego mattress at home.
The only children's psychiatric hospital in Johnson County, Marillac Center provides a comprehensive range of mental-health services for children up to age 17, including hospitalization, residential treatment, and therapeutic education. To help traumatized or injured youth recuperate, recover, and reclaim their lives, Marillac uses a therapeutic model of care that helps children understand trauma and its impact on them.
Marillac's psychiatric hospital admits youth 24/7, including those in need of emergency assistance to stabilize an unsafe situation. In 2011, the hospital served 1,382 children and their families, and of those who reported suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior upon admission, a 99% decrease in those behaviors was observed upon discharge, according to Marillac's annual report. The organization also runs a residential treatment facility that serves children and adolescents in need of long-term, intensive treatment that cannot be provided in a hospital setting.