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.
Dr. Eric Waldorf and his team at Waldorf Chiropractic Center take a “whole-person” approach to wellness, performing a variety of chiropractic and complementary treatments while offering lifestyle advice to guide clients toward good health. As a police surgeon for Amtrak, a licensed chiropractor, and a certified chiropractic sports physician, Dr. Waldorf brings a wealth of knowledge to bear on chiropractic visits, which seek out the root causes of chronic pain. He also remedies ailments with spinal adjustments, physical therapy, or massage. Therapist Shara Smith blends Swedish, shiatsu, and neuromuscular massage techniques during kneading sessions tailored to each client’s condition.
Drs. John Marullo and Ryan Varga work to eliminate pain and the need for surgery with their holistic healing services. They treat myriad aches and chronic pain with manual chiropractic adjustments, physical-therapy exercises, and counseling for weight and stress issues. The clinic also treats clients to acupuncture sessions and outfits them with orthotics.
The acupuncturist at Old Bridge Acupuncture and Wellness, LLC works to balance the body by triggering acupuncture points with thin, sterile needles. The practitioner also uses Chinese herbs, acupressure, heat therapy, and breathing exercises to enhance treatments.