After struggling with mild but chronic depression for most of her life, Kathleen Simonds spent 720 hours learning a way out. Armed with her 720-hour certification in hypnotherapy, she uses the holistic healing method to treat others' conditions, ranging from the aforementioned depression to relationship issues and smoking habits. Unlike hypnosis you might see used as a party trick, hypnotherapy relies on deeply relaxing the patient so that the therapist's positive suggestions can penetrate their subconscious.
As a former journalist and photographer, however, Simonds has deep reservoirs of creativity––too much to rely on a single approach. She also treats her clients with tarot-card coaching, a collaborative take on tarot-card reading that incorporates thoughtful dialogue. Alternatively, she can aid emotional release with aromatherapy.
With 30 years of teaching experience and a background in dance, athletics, and intensive care, owner Virginia Nicholas founded Moving Breath Pilates in 1995. The clean, serene space, which is also home to the Pilates Core Integration teacher-training program, offers a variety of 55-minute sessions priced according to size and instructor. The specialty group classes focus mainly on mat exercises, not equipment, making them ideal for beginners. Moving Breath schedules approximately nine of these classes per week (with each course able to accommodate 6 to 8 people) and staffs a teacher in training to give students personalized attention. View a schedule here.
Naturopathic Medical practice focusing on acupuncture combined with energy healing for a relaxing treatment. Release stress and set your intention for your healing. Receive an individualized session with aromatherapy and essences of flowers specifically chosen for you to help you on your healing path.
Dr. Susan Williamson, NMD, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, leads the staff of the W Clinic of Integrative Medicine through acupuncture, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, vitamin therapy, and other therapies that can help patients meet their wellness and weight-loss goals. Dr. Williamson uses a whole-person approach to medicine, considering each patient's medical history before recommending both traditional and alternative treatments.
While her clients rest peacefully within her studio, Tranquil Massage & Bodyworks, Jeanette Johns employs a variety of techniques to improve their overall wellness. She can promote relaxation with soothing hot-stone bodywork or relieve long-held lower-layer tension with structural-integration therapy.
The Essential Health: Colon Hydro Therapy Clinic's licensed techs help heal bodies from the soul outward with gentle colon hydrotherapies and customized massages. Utilizing only sterile and disposable equipment, The Added Touch's colonics provide a safe and effective means of eradicating built-up bowel waste, from toxins and fecal matter to loitering impaction, as clients recline across a far-infrared treatment mat and fill olfactory cavities with the scent of aromatherapy oils. Customized massages melt away stress and body aches while an on-staff, licensed reflexologist targets specific points of pain by rubbing the heels and toes to the tune of "Chopsticks." Appointments can be scheduled Tuesday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with availability for after-hours sessions.