Gigi Badila Cristache, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), R.Ac., Di. Hom. is no stranger to the world of alternative medicine. The owner of Naphsha Healing Arts holds a master's degree in the classical form of Five Element acupuncture and draws on her knowledge of holistic healing to alleviate ailments, such as emotional or digestive issues, with acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, and homeopathy treatments. To further promote optimal well-being, Gigi also incorporates bioenergetic therapy into treatment plans, which she devises for clients after they participate in a complimentary consultation.
Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious brains. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis doesn't put people to sleep. Instead, a hypnotist guides the client's mind into the realm of the subconscious to discover and dissipate bad habits, traumatic memories, or stress. Great Lakes Hypnosis strives to do just that with every session. Likening it to flipping a switch within the brain, the hypnotist leads the mind's subconscious captain to smoke-free or anger-free waters. Great Lakes Hypnosis also helps with dietary and lifestyle habits, and clients often leave with healthy brain food, such as a relaxation CD that plies their ears with the tranquil noises of nature.
The licensed massage therapists at The Balance Clinical & Holistic Massage refer to themselves as "Massage Lifestyle Coaches" because they believe that massage should be an important part of everyone's path to health and wellness. Clients are encouraged to spend time unwinding in the post-treatment relaxation area, sipping tea and reflecting after getting a massage or energy healing service. The myofascial release massage helps improve range of motion, the clinical massage helps improve circulation of the blood and lymph, while Reiki healing sessions help balance life force energy throughout the body. With friendly therapists determined to help clients find relief from chronic pain and stress, The Balance Clinical & Holistic Massage is a place to begin or continue a healing journey.
For years, chronic pain plagued Mark Rogers. He?d tried everything?visits to the chiropractor, traditional bodywork, even back surgery. But it wasn?t until he stumbled upon Bowen therapy that he finally found relief. Originating in Australia, Bowenwork shares few characteristics with other forms of bodywork. Instead of subjecting the body to forceful realignment, the methodology incites self-healing with gentle, precise movements aimed at the muscles, tendons, and nerves. During a typical session, the Bowen practitioner will deliver these moves in a series of patterns, stepping out between each series to allow the brain and body time to process the effects. Within an hour, some clients will feel a reprieve from afflictions ranging from back pain to asthma and depression. Mark also specializes in post-concussion symptoms and issues with infertility. According to Mark, the majority of clients notice a change for the better within three to five sessions.
Dr. Alan Migdalewicz’s chiropractic expertise and Dr. Debbie Nicholson’s alternative medicine skills join forces at A & L Chiropractic Center. The duo aims to improve wellness in infants to seniors using chiropractic adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and reiki energy work. Other alternative therapies include the use of crystals to change one’s aura, meditation for stress relief, and sessions with the on-staff mime for some low-key giggles.