Doula Jamie Barber sees childbirth for the transformative process it is for parents and helps them prepare for it each step of the way. As a doula, she meets with parents-to-be throughout their pregnancies and helps educate them on their options, from their birthing plans to actual deliveries. Though a lot of focus is on the birth, Jamie also uses her knowledge and experience to help parents understand and cope with the changes in their lives throughout the pregnancy; she offers Birthing from Within classes as a concentrated guide to help parents understand the process of planning childbirth and delivery.
Massage Wellness Haven is a virtual font of massage modalities. These modalities include Swedish, myofacial release, raindrop therapy, and hot- and cold-stone massages. The therapist, Elvis Gardin, has used these methods to relieve aching muscles for a variety of clients including contestants in the American Idol Tour 2006 and Broadway actors from Wicked and Fame.
Licensed acupuncturist Amy Yip uses the ancient technique to treat such ailments as allergies, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The hair-thin needles also have the power to combat depression and patients’ addictions, such as smoking or drinking.
One of Dr. Len Siskin’s first experiences in medicine was as a social worker in a hospital, where he was struck by how patients were forced to fight their way through a labyrinth of hospital administrators, attorneys, and pharmaceutical companies instead of just being able to focus on getting well. This experience—coupled with his desire to treat and prevent disease with minimal medication—led him to attend Life University Chiropractic School. Today, Dr. Siskin helps pained patients to resume the activities they enjoy through an array of adjusting techniques, such as the Thompson technique, which employs a terminal-point table to adjust the entire spine.
Additionally, Dr. Siskin helps spines to assume more competent relationships with gravity through the clinical biomechanics of good posture and sleeping on piles of physics homework.
Osteopathic physician Dr. Rosen has a simple, yet almost revolutionary idea of how medicine should work. Every body system, he maintains, is interconnected, so the effective prevention of disease must address root causes and take the whole body into account. At Preventive Medicine of Monmouth, Dr. Rosen addresses wellness and cosmetic concerns alike with this uniquely comprehensive philosophy, employing methods as varied as Mesotherapy, bio-identical hormone therapy, and IV vitamin therapy to keep bodies balanced and cosmetically confident.
Driven by a strong conviction in the body's ability to self-heal, health coach Serena Smith-Williams educates clients about healthy lifestyle choices and drafts complete wellness plans that incorporate such holistic techniques as 90-minute warm-stone massages and personal training. A certified trainer with clinical research experience in cardiology and immunology, Serena drafts safe, effective wellness plans by thoroughly combing through medical histories and conducting consultations.