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.
Sei Bella’s repertoire of treatments works to restore comfort, energy, and beauty to bodies by reducing signs of cellulite and aging and by leaching out toxins. The high-tech European med-spa treatments target specific hard-to-solve issues, from electro body sculpting, which breaks down fat pockets, to far-infrared wraps that remove heavy metals, toxins, and stubborn poltergeists. Electro body-sculpting procedures reduce cellulite on problem areas such as hips, thighs, arms, back, and abdomen without the hassle of intense workouts, and holistic diet and exercise regimens help clients lead healthier lives. Sei Bella also offers a complete cellulite nutrition program. All services are performed in a chemical-free environment.
Acupuncturist Miguel Cardenas, who earned his master’s degree in the science of oriental medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, administers this ancient Chinese art form to expel physical ailments and restore harmony within the body. Furthering his effort to increase cultural acceptance of Eastern wellness practices, Miguel also performs public speeches about the benefits of acupuncture and herbal supplements. Along with private acupuncture treatments, the center hosts group sessions, in which friends and family can offer one another moral support and encouraging words communicated through a series of winks throughout the treatment.
Shannon Gyles, an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, began studying Chinese medicine because it resonated with her?particularly, its founding in the idea that the body, mind, and spirit are interconnected. After earning her bachelor's degree in nutrition and a master's degree in Oriental medicine, she delved deeper, becoming a specialist in women's health-care and infertility issues and in treating chronic pain. Now, at Madison Acupuncture and Holistic Health LLC, she joins three additional practitioners?reiki master and herbalist Naomi Boldon, massage therapist and aesthetician Colleen Eimerman, and LMT and certified natural trainer Chad Yonkus?in employing holistic medicine to help correct each patient's biochemical imbalances and to encourage natural self-healing. Each member of the staff applies well-honed techniques in order to treat a wide variety of conditions, including depression, chronic digestive issues, and even weight gain?Shannon has helped patients rev up their metabolisms and reduce cravings through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and funyun bashing. Chad and Colleen's massage techniques, such as tui na Chinese medical massage and deep tissue, join traditional Swedish and sports massages on the slate of services, and Colleen's organic facials, free of chemical irritants and laugh tracks, leave faces refreshed and moisturized.