During one-hour reiki sessions, Energy Within’s compassionate therapist and certified reiki master, Jill Slunick, coddles the body with safe, gentle touches that can center chi and regenerate life forces. She can also conduct a symphony of healing by moving her hands slightly above the body if preferred. Reiki’s reported benefits include a calm feeling of increased lightness, clarity of outlook on life, and diminished stress, tension, and physical pain. Customers have been said to experience additional benefits of improved eyesight, better sleep, and decoded Braille back tattoos.
It was a back injury sustained as a Black Hawk pilot that first introduced Ronald Warner to the powers of chiropractic treatment. After 20 years spent in the army, he felt the call to serve again. And so, finding his pain cured, he became a chiropractic practitioner, determined to help others live pain free. As a former military pilot, he found himself drawn to a type of care that relied on precision and objectivity: a type of care known as upper cervical technique. This form of treatment––which involves making careful and specific spinal adjustments––can be especially helpful to those suffering from conditions such as multiple sclerosis, parkinsons, fibromyalgia, and vertigo.
Today, Dr. Warner also offers a variety of other services to help his clients live better lives. Biofeedback sessions and nutritional analysis help identify and correct imbalances within the body, and hair mineral analysis can help reveal aspects about a patient's diet, such as whether they're getting enough vital nutrients or drinking enough shampoo.
From a young age, Rosibel Kersjes, CMT, absorbed not only the multicultural influences of her native Venezuela, but also the teachings of her Chinese grandfather, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine. After years of witnessing the power of natural healing, she decided to pursue massage and bodywork to enhance others' mental and physical well-being. Beyond state-level and national certifications in massage therapy, Kersjes has trained and been certified in specialty techniques including bamboo fusion massage and cupping therapeutic massage. She is also versed in Ruthie Piper Hardee's Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, in which she walks barefoot on the back, making deep, sweeping strokes that push out bodily toxins and muscle knots.
Over the past two centuries, the historic town of Hobbard has stayed current without losing any of its small town charms. The Professional Edge salon is no exception. Through the classic hair studio's period storefront, wood accents and cabinetry offer an old-time feel, while skilled stylists maintain hair modernity with Redken brand products. Clients may also retreat to a private room for the Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure of licensed massage therapist Jennifer Ivezic.
From head-splitting migraines to chronic fatigue, Claudea Templeton eases her patients’ pain and daily stress with nothing more than her two hands and some essential oils. During CranioSacral and reflexology treatments, she applies pressure to target points that correspond to larger body systems, thus relieving pain and restoring overall balance. Raindrop therapy combines essential oils and a back massage, and Quantum Touch therapy—akin to reiki—sends energy waves into injured zones to inspire natural healing. Claudea also provides a variety of other services such as Somato emotion release and lymphatic drainage.