180YourLife is staffed by graduates of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute who aim to help guests overcome a variety of issues via holistic hypnotherapy. By helping guests tap into their subconscious, the hypnotists can encourage them to stop smoking, build self control, or cope with stress and anxiety. They also boast specific certifications as weight-loss and PTSD specialists.
Jamie Szybala followed in her family’s footsteps when she became a second-generation healer and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She treats allergies and chronic pain with hair-thin acupuncture needles or cupping treatments, which entail suctioning cups onto the skin to move areas of stagnant blood. She also helps her clients improve their wellness with a custom blend of herbs in granular form, as a pill, or disguised as a Twinkie.
At Peaceful Spirit, owner and licensed massage therapist Mara Concordia and her staff help patients attain improved wellness through therapies that balance their physical and mental energies. To do so, they consult with each client and create tailored, integrative care plans that may draw upon treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and spa therapies. Through such customized care, Peaceful Spirit's practitioners have helped patients overcome everyday ailments as well as manage diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer.
They also focus on teaching clients how to heal themselves through classes in Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese healing philosophy that combines simple movements and attentive breathing in order to cleanse the body and cultivate life force—known as qi or chi. In addition to Peaceful Spirit's five locations, therapists can meet patients in their homes or tree houses.
When he was in middle school, Dr. Richard Casabona was the only one in his school with Dr. in front of his name. But at that time, he also had allergies so debilitating that he couldn’t focus in school or play football outside. Noticing that pregame chiropractic care relieved his symptoms and let him tackle with ease, he realized he'd found his calling. Dr. Casabona eventually had the chance to study with some of his field's most knowledgeable professionals—studying he cultivated into his own authority in the field.
He brings that expertise to the practice he's been running since 1989, when the Internet was just a twinkle in the fax machine’s eye. Today, his treatments include chiropractic specialties such as the Gonstead and Pettibon techniques. Dr. Casabona's favorite achievement, however, is educating his patients so they can rely on their own intuition and wellness wisdom.
Saguaro Aquatics' indoor and outdoor swimming pools double as recreational venues and classrooms. Instructors guide swimmers 6 months and older in group or private swimming lessons that cover the techniques for mastering strokes and growing gills. The noncompetitive synchronized-swimming club practices their aquatic art form twice weekly, and boot camp participants jump in and out of the pool for boxing, cardio, and swimming exercises. During Kids' Night Out, little ones enjoy themed games, crafts, and snacks while a projector showcases a kid-appropriate movie on a 15-foot screen. The club recently expanded its portfolio to include the landsport tennis.
As he witnessed his massage patients returning over and over again with the same ailments, massage therapist Richard Aragon realized he wanted to do more for them. Conventional medicine had little appeal, and physical therapy seemed too similar to his massage skills. Ultimately, he landed on the study of chiropractic care. Now he tends to his patients with techniques he's been mastering since 1993, using a whole-person approach that treats both the causes and the symptoms of ailments and doesn't neglect the client's spare hand.