When Kristie Kass began suffering from severe sciatic pain during a pregnancy, a family member suggested she try acupressure. She heeded the advice, and the resulting sessions were so successful that she decided to help others in the same manner. Now trained in acupressure, she helps her clients alleviate headaches, back problems, allergies, and digestive disorders. Kristie also specializes in reiki work, which aims to reduce anxiety and increase energy levels.
One's healthy journey isn't always smooth, or even linear. The holistic healers at Integrative Health Center allow for pit stops and detours along the way. Because they don't tout a one-size-fits-all approach to wellness, they incorporate a diverse set of techniques into custom programs. Massage, Ayurvedic treatments, nutrition, and metaphysics are a few of the methodologies upon which they rely, which start healing at the root cause of pain or illness.
April Sturz, a.k.a. "Joy," has a deeply personal relationship with her treatments because they're responsible for her own well-being. It's her mission to help everyone find the same fulfillment. Within her cozy studio, Joy can promote deep relaxation with reiki or aromatherapy or alleviate tension more directly with firm acupressure treatments.
Promoting natural healing and increased well-being is paramount at Serenity Acupuncture & Wellness Spa. Through acupuncture, body treatments, and herbal therapy, the staff works to restore balance to each person's internal energy. The team doesn't skimp on pampering services—the spa also offers massages, facials, and hair- and nailcare.
Shorewood Today magazine states "One of Wisconsin’s most prominent doctors of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is now practicing right here in Shorewood." Dr. Xiping Zhou, MDOM asserts that his application of TCM is "beyond needles... beyond pain," as he once told the Isthmus in a lengthy profile about his practice. His approach to acupuncture transcends the boundaries of traditional therapies. Although many holistic practitioners eschew Western medicine, Dr. Zhou established his belief in its benefits, such as modern diagnosis technology used with traditional Eastern healing modalities.
Dr. Zhou now performs acupuncture in his own 6,500-square-foot facility, called Dr. Zhou's Acupuncture, Pain Management and Natural Wellness Clinic. Zhou draws from what he sees as the best elements from different healthcare philosophies to treat ailments such as chronic pain, infertility, and to encourage weight loss. In feng shui-inspired rooms, diagnostic equipment sits alongside maps of the body's chi. A staff of eight massage therapists, including three acupuncturists and two doctors of Chinese medicine, are on hand to help in all treatments.