As a child, Joseph Downer’s study of isshinryu karate led him to a deeper knowledge of acupuncture points, meridians, and traditional Chinese medicine. At Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Joe forgoes his martial-arts moves for the slender, precise needles of acupuncture and supplements sessions with Chinese medical massage, raindrop essential-oil techniques, and qi-gong therapy. Practitioners use tenets of Chinese medicine to diagnose and root out imbalances and can also supplement acupuncture therapy with dietary recommendations and herbal supplements.
After seeing a chiropractor for his high blood pressure at age 17, Dr. Robert Pesale was inspired to pursue a career in holistic health care. His academic aptitude propelled him to graduate cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and pursue multiple continuing-education programs. To keep up-to-date on the latest techniques, Dr. Pesale attends at least one postgraduate conference a month. At his practice, Pesale Chiropractic, he works with Dr. Jane Randazzo—who has an extensive background in scientific research—to help clients deal with pain, stress, and weight struggles with gentle, holistic treatments that include spinal adjustments and massage therapy.
Named best massage/facial service by Connecticut magazine for five years running, Tranquility places an emphasis on natural, holistic treatments. Customers enter a lobby decorated in soothing earth tones through a portal wreathed with vines, where they can then choose their preferred method of relaxation, beautification, and stress lancing. The light-to-medium pressure of a Swedish massage can improve muscle tone and stimulate circulation that stalls during the course of long workdays and transcontinental boat rides in sedentary soil boxes. The Rejuvenating facial, with its deep cleansing, toning, exfoliation, mask, and extractions, can hydrate the skin and reduce evidence of aging. Additionally, customers who spend a total of $400 (including this Groupon) in November and December at the spa and attached shop will receive a $50 gift certificate though the Shop and Save Days program.
Doctor of chiropractic Mark Pomerantz combines nutritional counseling with traditional chiropractic care. Grounded in more than two decades of experience, Dr. Pomerantz treats muscle pain, headaches, and digestive issues. He specializes in a practice called nutritional-response testing. Through touching acupressure points and administering reflex tests around the body, he studies the body's organ function. He identifies areas of bodily weakness, such as Achilles' heel and Adam's apple, in order to create diet plans with the right proportions of nutrients for each client.:m]]
As an accredited chiropractor and acupuncturist, Dr. Michael Orefice specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal maladies from Active Health and Pain Relief Centers. Over the course of each approximately 30-minute session, a series of fine needles is inserted into specific points on the patient's body, rerouting the flow of energy by manually flipping the body's circuit breakers. Like a doctor's gloves and hands, the needles are presterilized and thrown away after every session. The majority of patients feel little to no discomfort, and benefits from the procedure can include reduction in physical pain, relief from musculoskeletal injuries to the neck and back, shoulder pain, recreational injuries, and general relaxation.
In the 30 years since receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1984, Dr. Tobet has spent 28 of those years in private practice in Fairfield, CT and worked before this in Israel where he treated dignitaries and ballet dancers. Now all can seek his expertise within his Comprehensive Chiropractic Care facility. Clients also may solicit the help of a licensed massage therapist on staff for a soothing bodywork session.
CT Acupuncture Center's licensed acupuncturist, Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, draws expertise from 30 years of professional practice to alleviate ailments using classic Chinese methods. Holding degrees in Chinese and natural medicine, she has accumulated a portfolio of postgraduate work at five institutions around the world. Ingri now splits her time between performing acupuncture, conducting weekly meditation classes, and appearing on radio and TV to share her expertise and soothe high-strung gaffers.