Charles F. Stueber, a doctor of acupuncture, honed his skills while attending Pacific College of Oriental Medicine––a four-year school that closely echoes the programs taught in mainland China. He draws on several styles of acupuncture, from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean techniques to scalp and ryodoraku treatments, which use electrical pulses to identify and help assuage ailments. Along with acupuncture, he also offers herbal medicine to treat problems ranging from headaches to depression.
The health experts at Five Star Wellness aim to bring the mind, body, and spirit back into balance through a variety of holistic-minded treatments ranging from organic facials to ear candling. Colon hydrotherapy is an office specialty, and all therapists hold certification through the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-Act). Utilizing FDA-approved equipment, the process sends filtered, temperature-controlled water through the large intestine, where it breaks down and flushes away any accumulation of waste or swallowed pride to improve immune- and digestive-system function. An alternate method of detoxification, ionic detox footbaths use positively charged ions to draw negatively charged toxins out through the feet, helping clear the system of heavy metals, cellular debris, and other substances often blamed for throwing the body out of balance.
Sara Naomi has seen the effects of holistic care firsthand. Growing frustrated going from doctor to doctor after being diagnosed with Lyme disease, Sara turned to complementary healthcare methods that addressed her spiritual and emotional well-being in addition to her physical state. The strides she made with this holistic approach inspired her to learn more about other therapeutic techniques and eventually found her own practice.
Sara melds a variety of therapies such as reflexology, aromatherapy, and acupressure to help patients attain optimal well-being with her signature service, HK: BioEnergetic Acupuressure. She first attempts to identify the root cause of issues such as pain and phobias, then she works to relieve them by applying gentle, bare-handed pressure at key points on the body’s energy pathways. As a result, clients may enjoy a decrease in stress, allowing them to relax without the metaphorical fog and literal foghorns that can often impede mental clarity.
During a discussion of sports-performance psychology on Fox 29 News, Todd Stofka, founder of Philly Hypnosis, paraphrased self-help pioneer Napoleon Hill in saying, "What you believe, you can achieve." This mantra captures the mission of Todd and his business partner and former protégé, Pat Donohue, as they use hypnotherapy's power of suggestion to help clients remodel their thoughts in the areas of sports, smoking, and eating. The pair of certified hypnotherapists conducts hypnosis using Todd's signature technique, the Stofka method, which combines his firsthand insight as a competitive athlete with neurolinguistic psychology and traditional hypnosis.
Escape Body Works Boutique realizes that pain isn't just a problem for the person affected. It also touches those around them through displays of unhappiness and irritability. The center's team of massage therapists helps ease that pain—and perhaps mend personal relationships as a result—through four styles of tension-melting massage. Swedish and hot-stone modalities take a generalized approach that's ideal for creating full-body relaxation, while deep-tissue massage banishes more localized tension with focused, firm pressure. The therapists also specialize in pregnancy massage, which uses belly-safe positions to help ease back pain stemming from carrying a child or from using your belly to store gym equipment.
Reformers, Wunda Chairs, Cadillacs, and Ladder Barrels. While it might sound like a line from the classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it is in fact a list of the Pilates equipment within Chi Balance Center. Each bizarrely, wonderfully named device performs a different function, helping bodies to engage their core more deeply as they build muscle throughout. The staff offers far more than just Pilates, treating ears to the Latin rhythms of Zumba, spines to Chiropractic ministrations, and musculature to therapeutic massage.
Synergy Rehabilitation and Chiropractic's doctor of chiropractic Jennifer Grozalis is not only a board-certified chiropractor but also an Active Release Techniques (ART) certified practitioner with a decade of experience. Dr. Grozalis specializes in sports injuries and difficult-to-treat cases that haven't responded to traditional chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy, or soothing lullabies. She also incorporates Pilates equipment into her therapies, using exercises and stretches on the reformer and ladder barrel to enhance ART soft-tissue sessions and adding Pilates mat movements to increase a patient's range of motion during physical-therapy routines.
Dr. Grozalis has assembled a talented team to help facilitate the healing process, including massage therapists and a rehabilitation therapist who is also a certified Pilates instructor. Athletes can also receive performance-enhancement training from pro-football champion and former Philadelphia Eagle Vaughn Hebron.