Licensed acupuncture practitioners Joanna Lei Shelton and Molly McMichael gently stimulate acupuncture points with fine filiform needles in treatments targeted to each client's specific health concerns. Patrons relax on comfortable tables nestled in quiet, private rooms with individual temperature controls that keep patients comfortable and able to continue pranks on Arctic explorers. The session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the client's health concerns, and the practitioner draws on extensive experience to tenderly insert the sterile, disposable needles, which stimulate trigger points. The acupuncturist communicates with the patient during the process to keep the treatment as pain-free as possible and cause only sensations of tingling, pressure, or light quilting.
Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Gans relies on the body's own healing energies to alleviate pain and help patients look younger. She administers noninvasive adjustments to help correct a range of ailments, such as headaches and digestive issues, without the use of drugs. Triggering the skin's response to micro-trauma, she simulates surgical face-lifts with nonsurgical acupuncture anti-aging facials.
Integrative Wellness Clinic?s staffers draw upon their skills in both Eastern and Western medicine as they treat their patients. For each case, they investigate ailments based on a variety of personal elements?including psychological, physical, social, and spiritual?before offering the best course of action through their holistic services. Licensed acupuncturists insert tiny, sterile needles into the skin along specific pathways, aiming to restore balance to internal energies and treat conditions such as muscle spasms, migraines, and stress. Balanced herbal remedies in the form of teas, capsules, and powders may be prescribed to help strengthen immune systems or treat insomnia. Other services include fertility treatment, moxibustion, and holistic nutrition, a program that aims to create personalized diets that reduce the intake of additives and preservatives.
The skilled staff members at Taichi Wellness Spa Plus draw on Eastern practices and philosophies to guide their clients on the path toward wellness. Reflecting the holistic nature of this approach, the spa?s services soothe body, soul, and mind, a trio more interdependent than Burt Reynolds, his moustache, and his moustache?s modeling career. The spa?s skilled therapists ease aches while calming minds with acupressure and reflexology massages. Skincare specialists cater to both weary complexions and tense nerves with custom facials that incorporate ingredients such as honey hydrators and vitamin C.
The spa delves further into Eastern treatments with cupping and detoxifying Gua Sha oil, and its Chinese herbal soups and teas blur the line between food and medicine with their nutritional and therapeutic benefits. The meditative martial arts taught at the spa?s tai-chi center has also passed from generation to generation. Under the guidance of Master Li, students in the center?s tai-chi and Qi Gong classes develop the balance and coordination needed to pickpocket a tightrope walker.
At Jamilina Holistic Health Institute, Natchez Lee performs bodywork sessions designed to calm tension and restore balance. He understands that everyone holds tension in their body differently, and he intuitively seeks out strained areas with long, flowing strokes delivered to the individual's level of comfort. But intuition alone doesn't guide his hands. Clients consult with him before sessions to spell out their complaints, request any of his signature essential oils, or read him their official bodywork acceptance speech.
Sophie Peng sees no reason why Eastern and Western medical philosophies can’t work together to heal patients. Holding both an MD from China and a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, it’s no wonder why she feels this way. During her 20 years of experience, she has tapped into her twofold education as a chief physician in China and a licensed acupuncturist in the United States. In addition to healing pain and other ailments during acupuncture, she also mixes custom combinations of herbal remedies.