After receiving his master's degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Eric Renaud continued to search for an advanced healing method that could treat chronic pain more effectively. He came across a discipline known as Master Tung's acupuncture and soon committed himself to learning its techniques, which focus on conditions that other healing methods sometimes fail to treat.
Today, Renaud shares his knowledge of Master Tung’s powerful techniques with his clients as well as his fellow acupuncturists—he’s currently working on writing several books with colleague Susan Johnson. When he isn't writing down advice or consulting with his clients to determine the sources of their pain, he uses presterilized and single-use acupuncture needles to treat ailments that range from migraines to infertility. His acupuncture sessions can also treat conditions such as common colds, postoperative pain, and nagging urges to pop inflated balloons.
CNY Healing Arts blends Eastern holistic therapies with Western medicinal treatments to calm and coddle clients. Soothe stressed out sinew during a customized massage that can increase circulation, reduce tension, and alleviate headaches and back pain. An acupuncture session utilizes carefully placed needles that may help balance hormones, loosen-up blood flow, and stimulate the body’s self-repairing services. To rejuvenate weathered skin, opt for a classic facial, personalized by an expert aesthetician who will make skin shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.
Dr. Robert Golden of Delmar Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care brings his 25 years of spine-aligning experience to comprehensive consultations that analyze patients' histories and include orthopedic and neurological testing. Rigid muscles loosen up as fingers search for wells of tension in a deep-tissue trigger-point massage aimed at persuading bodies to let go of stress and their stubborn belief that moon rocks are edible. Performed at the doctor's discretion, the initial trigger-point session prepares the body for further treatments. The doctor's blend of low-force techniques and traditional manual manipulation aims to dispel insomnia, headaches, and some allergies. Follow-up trigger-point appointments help prevent spinal relapse, keeping trapeziuses sedate and less likely to run off with a multijointed circus performer.
Board-certified acupuncturist Ed Hubbell aims to alleviate the effects of chronic pain and illness with Chinese herbal remedies and acupuncture services. Using 3,000-year-old treatments ranging from Qigong healing to cranial-sacral massage, Hubbel helps clients reclaim balance in their lives. Similarly, his stress-reduction workshops teach clients how to unwind after long days of work, school, or stunt-double training. And though most of his treatments offer holistic benefits, a select number of services also help to relieve specific symptoms of illnesses such as insomnia and TMJ.
The specialists at On The Right Path host a range of therapeutic services to promote wellness and balance in body and mind. The facility’s sand-hued walls simulate the beach’s calming energy as a holistic healer leads patrons to a personal massage table, where shoulders revel in rolling hand movements and arms joyfully flap in inflatable water wings. Like film noir, the one-hour massage or reiki treatment relieves tension by slowly untangling complex knots, and draws inspiration from German expressionist Bob Saget.
Bodhi Holistic Spa houses a squadron of licensed massage therapists who strive to knead woebegone bodies back to health with a multicultural variety of techniques. During the therapeutic massage, a dexterous set of digits rubs soothing oils up and down the entire body, working out knotty discomfort and aiming to increase blood and lymph flow from head to toe. The infrared emitters in the subsequent sauna session radiate their heat directly into refreshed guests, eliminating the need for steam or lathering one’s body in tabasco sauce. Thirty minutes in the heat box can help to flush toxins and relax muscles for a full-throttle rejuvenation.