For more than 35 years, Dr. Miesse and the staff of Miesse's Herbs have worked to help the community balance mind, body, and spirit. The store is home to a crew of friendly, knowledgeable staffers who lead visitors in the right direction down aisles stocked with
herbs and supplements ranging from daily multivitamins to those specifically made to bolster respiratory health.
The aestheticians at The Face Place know that different faces have different skincare needs. That?s why they design each of their facials with an audience in mind?they have a smoker?s facial for smokers, an anti-aging facial for adults advanced in years, a teen facial for adolescents, and a European facial for turncoats. Along with facials, the staff offers a full menu of health and beauty services that includes body treatments, waxing services, and makeup applications. And, to round out the mix of wellness services, they have a clinical hypnotherapist who performs hypnosis to help clients conquer phobias, improve self-confidence, or release stress.
Gary Hopkins can divide his mid-20s in two parts: the time before he discovered self-healing, and the time after he discovered self-healing. Before, overwhelming stress and overworking caused him to suffer from anxiety, insomnia, spinal misalignments, and gout. Then, he started meditating, practicing tai chi and energy healing, and taking natural supplements. Not only did these practices help remedy his ailments, but they also led him to a new career as an intuitive healer. Continuing these studies into his 30s, he added such holistic healing methods as Thai massage and reflexology to his regimen.
For more than 10 years, he’s shared his knowledge through a private practice and at Light Path Discovery Center. He is dedicated to helping others conquer physical, psychological, and emotional issues with carefully honed skills and several bodywork methods he developed on his own. For those unable to visit him personally, Gary has penned two books— The Master Within and Axiatonal Integration —that guide readers as they attempt to unlock their happiness, which is usually kept in a safe and buried under their childhood home.
At Hypnosis Delivers, certified hypnotist Mary Sammons helps people overcome their physical or emotional limitations with close to 30 years of experience in hypnosis, family-life education, and counseling. She uses a deeply relaxing process that allows clients to tap into their subconscious mind, addressing issues such as weight loss, addiction, or the inability to walk past a stop sign. Sammons is not only certified as a practitioner; she is also certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists to teach others how to perform hypnosis.
Jimi Merk is a bit of a holistic Renaissance man. As a natural-healing practitioner, Jimi demonstrates the benefits of reiki, reflexology, shamanic healing, and yoga, among other things, in his intimate studio space. His hypnosis sessions, which involve aromatherapy, sound therapy, and breathing techniques, help clients overcome personal obstacles in their lives, such as smoking cigarettes. And to keep bodies balanced at home, Jimi forges jewelry flecked with natural healing stones.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Your health is made up of more than just the physical. I help clients address their mindset surrounding food, ideas about exercise, excuses, habits, and limiting beliefs. I help you change how your mind thinks about weight, freeing you to pursue becoming your best self possible!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
You?ve noticed friends or family members that go work out at the gym or start a new diet, but they soon relapse or even gain more weight and that is very discouraging. Health is holistic; and too often the mental and emotional side is left out completely.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to see the long-term change in clients. The cool thing about coaching and hypnosis is that, often, once people are in a better state health wise, they see improvements in other areas of their life like their career, social life, relationships, and family life because it's all connected.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I think the most meaningful feedback has been in regards to the connection that the coaching relationship creates. Sometimes I am the only one in a client's life who really listens to them. I am happy I can provide that because everyone needs to be heard.