Whether she’s soothing muscles with the gliding strokes of a Swedish massage, laying warm stones on the skin, or applying pressure to trigger points, Christella Gonsorcik adapts her kneading to meet the needs of each stressed or aching client she sees. In addition to her hands-on massages, Christella balances energy with reiki, a relaxing polarity treatment that rejuvenates clients while they are still dressed in their clothes or astronaut suits. Her skill with rejuvenation also extends into the body’s more superficial layers. Herbal body wraps are available to oust toxins and tone skin, and facials, like a manatee’s birthday cake, incorporate sugar, salt, and seaweed mud.
At each of HealthSource Chiropractic's more than 400 locations throughout the country, doctors, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists work together to treat and prevent chronic aches and pains while helping clients increase their overall wellness levels. By combining chiropractic adjustments with strengthening therapy in a technique the center dubs "progressive rehab," specialists can both ease pain and take steps to ensure it doesn't return. This chiropractic treatment incorporates whole-body wellness, not only treating back pain, neck pain headache, sciatica, fibromyalgia and other common concerns, but also focusing on prevention, wellness, and nutrition to help clients achieve optimal health.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this September, Spirit of Change delivers alternative-health material on a quarterly basis to New England coffee tables, covering topics such as medicine, green living, cooking, and community. Editorial pieces range from the environmental impact of cigarette butts to advice for cooking quinoa to the perfect protein-packed al dente or jump-starting healthy eating habits in the food-and-cooking section. Insight into granting forgiveness to loved ones, even after they tattooed a mustache on your face as you slept, spills from the pages of the mind-and-body segment. In addition to its expertly penned articles, each 70-page issue includes a directory that lists contact information for local alternative-health practitioners and community events.
By combining the efforts of practitioners from a wide range of treatment modalities, Eastern And Western Medical Center strives to improve the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of its clients. This holistic, multidisciplinary approach can incorporate anything from traditional Chinese medicine to physical medicine treatments depending on the individual's needs. Regardless of the specific approach, the goal is always to alleviate painful symptoms while addressing the underlying causes and restoring balance to client's minds, bodies, and invisible friends.
By inserting hair-thin acupuncture needles into key locations across the face or body, Jadranka Perl?who holds licenses in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as well as a master's degree in Oriental Medicine?improves circulation throughout the treated area and restores energetic balance. For a needle-free approach, the center also offers reiki sessions, acupressure, and ELR treatments, which use therapeutic light and microcurrent energies to trigger those same acupuncture points. Under the supervision of an orthopedic surgeon, the practice's staff even offers rehabilitative physical medicine treatments, and a team of massage therapists uses traditional Western modalities to soothe aching muscles.
Though some fitness aficionados may prefer the treadmills, rowing machines, and ellipticals that fill most traditional gyms, others enjoy getting in shape a different way—through dance. At Rhythmoz Dance & Fitness Studio, visitors of all ages and athletic levels can shimmy their way to stronger midsections, leaner limbs, and healthier hearts during a variety of dynamic, fun classes. Adults match steps and rhythms with the beats of brain-burrowing tunes during hip-hop, Zumba, and african dance classes. Additionally, kids can build dance and social skills during swing dance, hula dance, and ballroom dance, the last of which readies them for the intricate, dance-centric business presentations of today’s corporate world.
Take Ten Reflexology's holistic health-care practitioners utilize elements of reflexology, reiki, and chiropractic care to release all manner of body-wide tension. Resident reflexologist and reiki practitioner Cyndi Stearns applies her strategic barrages of finger-driven kneading to tense soles, restoring balance to the body's chi. Conversely, Doctor of Chiropractic Karen St. Laurent focuses on the backbone, whisking away persistent aches with simple spinal adjustments and dramatic readings of spine-tingling fax-machine user manuals.