At Alternative Approach Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage, Mark treats patients with ancient Chinese medicine while Elizabeth finds and finesses painful muscular knots. The husband-and-wife team collaborate to blend acupuncture and massage therapy to ease stress levels, ease muscle aches, and help rehabilitate from specific injuries. Mark also offers specific acupuncture programs for smoking cessation and weight loss while Elizabeth treats children with special needs through specialized pediatric massage techniques.
Susie Williams believes that every component of the body must be functioning fully for well-being to be achieved. Through personal and group wellness sessions she addresses the emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual aspects of the psyche while zeroing in on physical equilibrium with individualized massage sessions. Rather than attacking symptoms as they appear, or replacing aching limbs with wooden pegs, Williams remedies the body with relaxing Swedish massages and tension-targeting deep-tissue massage. She combines her specialty in these modalities with skills gained from advanced training in neck and upper-back work, frozen shoulders, and rotator cuffs. Her training makes for a diverse tool bag of techniques to draw upon as she works with clients facing fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, athletic injury, or simple stress. While Williams is the primary, most experienced therapist at Absolute Wellness, services may be performed by another therapist with different specialties.
Little did Dr. Jan Iyengar know that visiting a homeopathic doctor 45 years ago would not only cure his asthma, but it would also stir a passion for homeopathy that’s guided the rest of his career.
Since breathing easier, he’s become a nationally certified massage therapist, homeopathic consultant, and board-certified hypnotherapist. Inside Body-Mind Wellness Center, Dr. Iyengar harnesses his advanced training in modalities including sports massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release to help bodies drain metabolic waste and improve range of motion. His hypnotherapy sessions also open up his patients’ subconscious minds to suggestion, helping them gain control over the negative feelings that lead to addiction, overeating, and strongly worded letters to the editor about fire-hydrant placement.
Explorers and Boy Scouts alike depend on celestial navigation to know where they are, but astrologer Pat Peabody sees the stars as a way to better understand the emotional journeys of her clients. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, the former president of the Astrological Society of Connecticut uses astrology and tarot card readings to help guests decipher their birth charts and understand how they're affected by planetary cycles. She passes these skills on at astrology and tarot workshops, where her pupils review tarot archetypes and study the astrological charts of celebrities.
At 25 years old, Andrea Frasier was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Prescription after prescription turned up nothing but more pain—it was only when she turned to alternative healing that she found real relief. Now Andrea has made it her life’s mission to remedy the pain of others through personalized reiki healing sessions. By stimulating the body’s natural energy meridians, clients can accelerate healing and aid detoxification while bringing about mental and physical balance.
During the initial consultation, Holistic Health Partnering's physicians, Drs. Jane Walker and Kathleen Mueller, review patients’ medical histories and answer lingering questions about the stress- and pain-busting process of acupuncture. The first 60- to 75-minute session kicks off with a brief physical examination, which allows the doctors to customize the treatment. They’ll then insert hair-thin needles into the body to release pain-fighting endorphins and other calming chemicals. Subsequent sessions lasts 45–60 minutes, and appointments can be made online, much to the consternation of tin-can phones.