While the conscious mind fulfills preconceived commands, the unconscious mind works unsupervised, sometimes causing negative conditions such as phobias. Fortunately, the holistic practitioners at Direct Mindpower tap into the brain's inner workings to balance out mental health using hypnotherapy. During sessions, Lingfei Hui?a graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute?works with clients to access their subconscious and treat wide-reaching conditions, including nausea, anxiety, and high blood pressure.
The expert also specializes in AcuPranic Therapy, a needle-free form of acupuncture created by Lingfei Hui. Eschewing all physical contact with the body, she taps into life forces to create invisible needles, which she claims can restore a person's chi flow and improve overall health.
Edward Vincent, the licensed hypnotherapist behind Westcoast Hypnotherapy, uses relaxation to help shape the mind. After putting clients into a deep state of ease, free of stress or distractions, Vincent searches for the root causes of negative thought patterns and behaviors. By reprogramming those points, he can help clients tackle an audition, speak in public without fear, lose weight, or stop smoking. Such services have made Westcoast Hypnotherapy a go-to for everyone from sports pros to politicians.
Sogang Acupuncture & Massage's licensed acupuncturists Lisa Hyun Kim and Kevin Nam Kim keep bodies healthy and minds at ease with a menu of acupuncture treatments, massage, and herbal medicines. Needle-wielders treat patients on one of the clinic's plush-topped tables, aiming to balance the body's flow of chi by placing silicon-coated pins at targeted locations, manipulating therapeutic magnets, and flicking the reset button located midway up the spine. Therapists' multidisciplined hands can further heighten states of relaxation with shiatsu, Thai, deep-tissue, and Swedish massage techniques, or point the way to a selection of herbs and supplements that have soothed ailments for centuries.
The Art of You Holistic Center heals bodies with relaxing treatments performed both indoors and out. Classic facials and back treatments evict dirt from the skin, and massages?which range from deep tissue to Swedish?turn tense muscles into butter. The center also offers acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and only uses natural products that are free of parabens, sulfates, and poltergeists.
If the mind can transform a rainy day's bowl of runny soup into a robust flagon of fresh winter borscht, there are few things it cannot achieve. Today's side deal honors your powerful noggin with a two-hour, one-on-one hypnotherapy session ($225 value) from the bad-habit busters at Mind Matters Restorative Hypnotherapy, plus a custom CD of your session ($20 value) for $110. Break down the toxic tension-building components of your mind while Lisa Hubler or Dale Jaffe spend up to an hour to identifying the negative factors influencing your unwanted feelings and behaviors. Then undergo real-life hypnotherapy for the rest of the session that will cleanse your psyche and leave you ready to take on the world free of such vices as smoking, poor eating habits, restless sleeping patterns, and a love of paint chips.