Laura West kicked a cigarette habit of more than two decades not with patches, sticks of gum, or cold turkey sandwiches, but through hypnosis. The life-changing success of her treatment inspired her to pursue a master's certificate in hypnosis, become a hypnosis instructor herself, and to open her own studio, West Hypnosis. Here, she uses the powers nestled in the subconscious mind to bolster weight-loss efforts, combat fears of swinging pocket watches, and help others stop smoking like she did.
Oklahoma Healing Connection is a family-owned wellness center that helps clients bring their mind, body, and spirit into harmony. Offering reiki energy healing, reflexology, therapeutic massage, and ear candling, the office's certified therapists and registered nurse work to help manage chronic pain and stress. Clients can come in to try a relaxing reiki session, where healing energy is guided through the body, or participate in a pre-marital preparation class or an energy-point tapping session.
Integrative Wellness Services was established in 2013 with the goal of providing clients with the most effective treatments to help their bodies heal naturally. Through the use of customized treatment plans, which can include therapies like acupuncture, cupping, gua sha (Chinese massage), reflexology, essential oils, and dietary advice, therapists find ways to help each client find balance, energy, and heal from chronic pain and illnesses.
Carol S. Hickman started practicing massage therapy in 1993, but it wasn’t until 1995 that she really saw the full effect her skills could have on others. After the Oklahoma City bombing, she used her knack for healing to bring the victims physical and mental peace. The satisfaction of helping others—and to see their faces fade from tortured to pain-free—is what has kept Hickman in this career path for nearly 20 years.
Her treatment repertoire includes hot-stone and therapeutic massages meant to soothe muscles and stiff necks, and zen body therapy, which uses high-intensity energy treatments similar to rolfing to straighten the spine, similar to those used to roll out an old, dry piece of play-doh. Hickman also extends her services to animals with arthritis and to infants, focusing on instilling good posture when children’s bones are the most pliable.
Doctor of Chiropractic Cody Elledge treats more than just backaches and stiff necks—he works to keep the nervous system tuned up and humming efficiently. By maintaining the health of the body's control centers, Dr. Elledge is able to help his patients overcome many a malady without drugs or surgery. Acupuncture treatments complement his holistic treatment regimens, lending to his well-rounded approach to bringing balance to the body.
Doctor of Chiropractic Allison Lees—a former collegiate soccer player—and Doctor of Chiropractic Kayla Smiley—a former collegiate basketball player—both know the physical toll athletes can face. At their practice, the chiropractors take a special interest in helping people recover from sports injuries, as well as chronic pain in the back and extremities. Dr. Lees is also certified in acupuncture to help further alleviate aches and allergies.