Peggy, of Peggy?s Hair Salon, has spent decades in the business, both cutting clients? hair and learning the latest techniques via Redken and Well Professionals institutes. Her team of stylists also attends advanced classes so they can expertly imbue heads with spiral waves and ombre color effects. Their steady hands trim men?s beards and cut the hair on squirming kids. And one of the stylists also pulls double duty as a licensed aesthetician by offering ear piercing and facial waxing services. In addition to hair-care products available for sale, the salon displays trendy purses and necklaces available to purchase or rent by the lifetime.
The staff members at Lifeline Hygienics are all certified to administer gravitational colonic irrigations. However, their expertise goes beyond colon hydrotherapy?before each client's first session, they also discuss diet and health history, hoping to administer colonics from a holistically minded standpoint. The colonics themselves are helped along with abdominal massage and the manipulation of reflex points, which aids in releasing waste.
Awaken Wellness Fairs shed light on the latest trends in holistic healing with events and services spanning in-depth seminars, revitalizing bodywork, and life coaching. Intuitive readers sit down for one-on-one sessions that offer insight into personal problems or looming decisions, and bodywork professionals soothe physical distress with calming holistic treatments. The fairs also feature sundry vendors selling healing crystals and jewelry.
Ayurveda is a holistic medical system designed to balance the body and promote physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Sound Shore Ayurveda & Wellness center’s practitioner, Manjula Paul, comes from a family of vaidyas, or doctors, for the royal family of South India, and she began studying the family trade at the age of 17. Her ayurvedic treatments include chakra balancing and nasya, a natural reliever for congestion, allergies, and sore sinuses. To complement her traditional practice, Paul also offers facials, microdermabrasion, and massage therapy.
A woman’s relationship ends, and she finds herself on the couch with a pint of ice cream; a college student is nervous for his upcoming midterm, so he stuffs his face with chips and candy. Lauren, owner and founder of The Hungry Heart, relates to these all too common scenarios, as she knows firsthand what binge eating feels like. But more importantly, she knows what it feels like to put an end to bad habits. At the Hungry Heart, she and her staff lead one-on-one hypnotherapy and nutritional counseling sessions designed to break compulsive gorging and yo-yo dieting so clients can lose weight and fall into normal eating patterns.
Certified hypnotherapist Michael Rosenbaum tends to work backwards. He believes that many of his clients' issues—from weight gain to phobias and unwanted habits—have origins in the past, and have become ingrained behavior. His alternative treatments often explore a person's history. He uses regression processes that pursue early memories, as well as hypnotherapy to try and reverse established patterns. Through private sessions and CDs that reinforce progress, his clients work towards specific goals, such as eliminating food cravings without having to hire a toll-booth operator for their pantry. Michael has helped clients break the habit of losing and regaining weight, enabling them to lose the weight permanently. Michael also specializes in spiritual meditation, and leads monthly guided sessions that are open to beginners.