Author, yoga teacher, and Phoenix Rising therapist Rose Hahn facilitates healing of the body, mind, and spirit in one-on-one yoga-therapy sessions. Over the course of 90 minutes, Hahn guides each client through relaxing poses drawn from the yoga tradition and ideas from humanistic psychology theory. Suitable for both seasoned yogis and those who've yet to locate an ancillary eye, the gentle postures awaken muscles and prepare the mind for experiences more intense than licking a wasabi popsicle. Guests learn to identify the physical impact of emotional stressors, discovering how fear elevates their heart rates and corporate training videos move them to tears. In the process, they develop a new relationship with stress, embracing its power to motivate while jilting its ugly side effects.
As a former linebacker for the Tennessee Titans and college wrestler, Dr. Brock Stratton knows where the body is apt to get injured. He devotes his practice to alleviating and preventing injuries with a spectrum of modern chiropractic techniques, such as kinesio taping, whole-body cryotherapy, and therapeutic exercises.
But he doesn’t carry out these techniques in some small, single-room chiropractor’s office. His office is located within Steven Stratton Physical Therapy, whose expansive exercise space contains cardio and weight equipment alongside comfortable treatment tables.
Working with patients of all ages, Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Williams plies his healing touch to the uppermost two vertebrae of the spine—the point where the skull meets the neck. Here, the atlas joint floats freely, which allows the head to swivel in all directions, but it can easily slide out of place. Through careful examinations and subsequent gentle adjustments, he realigns this area in attempt to remove pressure from the spinal cord, which allows the body to heal itself.
Doctor of Chiropractic Cynthia Gans relies on the body's own healing energies to alleviate pain and help patients look younger. She administers noninvasive adjustments to help correct a range of ailments, such as headaches and digestive issues, without the use of drugs. Triggering the skin's response to micro-trauma, she simulates surgical face-lifts with nonsurgical acupuncture anti-aging facials.
At Angel Touch Therapy, patrons relax in treatment rooms with gold-toned walls and shimmering pillows while licensed massage therapists dissolve tension from the neck and shoulders. Relaxing Swedish massages, ayurvedic herbal massages, and sports massages are a few specialties. For a more youthful look, visitors can also opt for facials that rejuvenate the skin.
While living in England, Peter Kingsley displayed his hypnotic skills onstage, bending the personalities of volunteers to the delight of his audiences. Today, at his San Antonio office, he uses those same skills, but for a far different purpose: to give his clients more control over their actions and their lives.
At consultations, Kingsley helps clients to identify goals such as losing weight, kicking a cigarette habit, or bending the spoon of a rival while they're slurping soup. Then, during relaxing hypnotherapy sessions, he encourages a connection between mind and body that improves willpower and bolsters confidence. Kingsley also assists athletes seeking to improve their game, helping them to focus on their aim or mentally drown out catcalls from Goodyear-blimp riders.