Facial Aesthetics, Acupuncture, and Massage of Milford Connecticut's. Richard A. Covello earned a Best of New Haven 2011 nod for his extensive knowledge of acupuncture. His staff, including Stephanie Ortiz, LMT and Karla Cornelius perform relaxation and wellness massages, specializing in event, post -injury, and post-surgery modaalities to help speed recovery.
Presence of Wellness is a haven of holistic health coaching, Ayurvedic yoga, cooking instruction, and lifestyle guidance. By fueling bodies with good nutrition and clean-burning energy, owner Simone Cameron hopes to bring balance and peace to her clients’ lives. Simone holds many qualifications in the realms of yoga teaching and the alternative therapies of Ayurveda.
At Clove Tree Community Acupuncture, acupuncture sessions are held in a group setting where visitors relax in comfortable recliners. Licensed acupuncturist Zhihong Shang practices the age-old eastern wellness technique by inserting needles along the body’s meridians to unblock energy flow and to deflate any balloons trapped in clients’ armpits. In addition to acupuncture, Clove Tree also offers natural healing services including Chinese herbal medicine and cupping.
At American Barbershop, stylists work to resurrect the corner barbershops of yore, when striped poles spun out front and everybody knew each other's name. They're off to a good start?their red, white, and blue barber's pole twirls in front of the shop, and the vintage feeling continues inside, with red leather barber's chairs sidled up to antique wooden workstations stained dark with pale trim. They even have a rocking-horse haircut chair for kids or the tiny cowboys who mosey on in for a beard trim. The barbers offer hair services for men, women, and children, and keep their menu simple and no-fuss: haircuts and shampoos, along with beard trims for men and blow-dry styles for women.
As a child, Joseph Downer’s study of isshinryu karate led him to a deeper knowledge of acupuncture points, meridians, and traditional Chinese medicine. At Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Joe forgoes his martial-arts moves for the slender, precise needles of acupuncture and supplements sessions with Chinese medical massage, raindrop essential-oil techniques, and qi-gong therapy. Practitioners use tenets of Chinese medicine to diagnose and root out imbalances and can also supplement acupuncture therapy with dietary recommendations and herbal supplements.
Dr. Lori Breiner strives to promote mind and body wellness by offering her patients a host of healing treatments. An ancient practice used to treat illness and balance the body, a 30- to 45-minute acupuncture session aims to release positive energy known as "qi" by inserting fine needles into specific points on the patient's body. The acupuncture session can be tailored to address specific points of pain or general bodily unrest. Alternatively, Dr. Breiner tailors chiropractic sessions to suit each client's skeletal needs, commencing with a spinal analysis. The sessions aim to balance the body through spinal, postural, and soft-tissue corrections, which the doctor makes via manual adjustments. The treatment is designed to decrease muscle and soft-tissue tension and pain, and to help ease the pressure of carrying the world in a backpack.