Tragedy inspired a career for Pnina Zoharah. In the late 1980s, Pnina’s mother fell ill with multiple sclerosis, and while her family turned to Western medicine for help, Pnina began research of her own. Eventually, she stumbled upon a self-healing book that outlined how one practitioner, Meir Schneider, cured his own blindness. Unfortunately, Pnina’s family did not have the funds to take her mother to see Schneider before her death.
Though her mother was gone, Pnina carried on, moving to San Francisco to study with Schneider and learn about energy work, hands-on healing, and emotional release. Today, she continues on her path, now with several publications and teaching seminars under her belt. She's also the owner and practitioner at Movement and Spirit. Within her relaxation oasis, she administers tailored bodywork sessions using several techniques, from Swedish and deep-tissue to neuromuscular and reiki therapy. Pnina encourages clients to turn to movement for relief with dance and movement therapy, which incorporates slow, gentle, and sometimes unusual movements, and hearkens back to her first understanding of self-healing with yoga for the eyes classes and vision-enhancing bodywork sessions. She even helps with emotional troubles through emotional-release work, spiritual counseling, and spiritual-parenting seminars, which are designed to boost communication between adults and kids.
Professional massage therapist Kristina Lentz taps into more than 20 years of massage-therapy experience, as well as her training in advanced bodywork and healing modalities, to help her clients heal and relieve their pain. She uses a wide array of advanced therapies such as Active Release Technique (ART), Myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger points and orthopedic, deep tissue, and sports massage to treat injuries. Along with her specialties in injury recovery and other traditional massage therapy, she’s also a Reiki grand master and a professional intuitive reader, helping clear and balance chakras, auras, long-neglected business, relationships, and health issues.
Certified massage therapist Hazel Frost took her massage education one step further with advanced training in neuromuscular therapy. She deploys those skills, along with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, during 60-, 90-, and 120-minute massage sessions. Hazel offers shiatsu, thai, and reflexology massages, in addition to trigger-point and myofascial therapy. Also a certified holistic health coach, she helps her clients accomplish their overall wellness goals such as losing weight or increasing their energy level enough to beat Super Mario Bros. in one sitting.
At Rutsamee Thai Spa BodyWork, a team of trained massage therapists uses traditional Thai massage techniques to help clients achieve a balance between their physical and mental wellness. The spa's signature treatment, the Thai body massage, combines gentle kneading with calculated stretching of the muscles and joints. Alternatively, therapists can perform other services such as Thai foot scrubs and reflexology treatments, aromatherapy massages with essential oils, and deep-tissue massages.
As a young girl in the Philippines, Jennifer Willis watched and took notes as her grandmother helped friends overcome chronic pain with a combination of massage, energy healing, and ancient medical herbs. She carried those memories with her to the United States, calling on them for inspiration as she spent time as a certified nursing assistant before earning a license to practice massage therapy.
Though far removed from her birthplace and the grandmother who first piqued her interest in holistic healing, The Healing Room represents the culmination of Jennifer’s medical journey. A cottage-style building obscured on the outside by a veritable forest of trees and bushes, the center opens its front doors to reveal a lobby decorated with salt lamps and silk throw pillows. The lush foliage outside presses up against the windows of the private treatment rooms, where Jennifer and her team of certified massage therapists, acupuncturists, and reiki healers restore bodies to factory-fresh conditions. Bask in a facial and footbath or surrender your muscles to therapist and martial-arts professional Lowell Noble, who breaks up tension with targeted pressure and deep-tissue karate chops.
Susan Renaud?s healing abilities stem from a lifetime spent developing a natural insight and intuition in regards to the well-being of others. From athletic pursuits to teaching, she has always found a way to empathize with and assess the source of pain in those around her. Today, through spiritual healing, she aims to enhance the lives of her clients by manipulating the natural flow of energy through their bodies.
Susan?s process employs energy healing at the cellular level, meditative regression, and other techniques to help to soothe physical ailments. More intuitive than an airport scanner, Susan probes inside the body to heal on physical and spiritual levels. Remote healing also helps Susan to unearth bodily complaints from afar or from beneath couch cushions. Once established, healing programs can include a variety of remedies from exercise and dietary changes to meditation and herbs.