When clients get a massage at Angela's Hands to Heals Reflexology, all they have to remove is their socks. That's because instead of kneading the client's back and shoulder muscles, owner-operator Angela provides relaxation by focusing on reflex points in the hands and feet. Angela, a nationally certified and state-licensed reflexologist, manipulates the reflex points to prompt healing in distant points of the body—for example, one point on the foot might directly connect to the shoulder or the pancreas. Her goal is to restore balance to the body, both physically and emotionally, so clients find better success at walking the tightrope back to their car.
Bridge of Light Reiki helps clear the blockages in energy that can leave the body prone to negativity, sluggishness, and disease. Certified practitioner Amanda Glenn spends time with each student, ascertaining their symptoms before gently placing her hands on or near the body. Sessions help streamline the flow of energy through the body, and patients typically experience a feeling of gentle warmth and a state of deep relaxation during sessions.
When a muscle aches, the whole body aches with it. That’s why licensed massage therapist Natalie Hasenkamp gears each of her five massage modalities toward relaxing the entire body while paying special attention to two or three particular problem areas. She tailors each of her 60- or 90-minute sessions with light, medium, and firm strokes informed by 900 hours of course study, deftly skirting clients’ hurt-so-good threshold without going over. A student of the craft, she continually adds to her muscle mending capabilities with continuing education courses.
"I put people in Trance – to get them out of 'the trance' of their negative thinking, habits, and behavior- and move them in the direction of healthy thinking, habits and behavior."
It seems backwards, but Addie Kania's approach to wellness is deceptively intuitive: she can only unravel the complexities of the subconscious after drawing the subconscious to the forefront. With her clients coaxed into hypnotic states, Addie helps them navigate their inner selves to unearth the underlying causes of compulsive behavior, negative thinking, and positive thinking about negative things.
While triumph over common complaints such as weight gain or smoking addiction ultimately lies in the client's actions—since "change," Addie stresses, "also needs to be consciously cultivated"—Addie's upheaval of subconscious blockers may help clear the path to wellness.