Stones Institute founder Daryl Stones, a member of Mensa and National Guild of Hypnotists practitioner, tailors hypnotherapy sessions to unearth and extinguish the causes of various physical and mental ailments, such as anxiety, panic attacks, and smoking addictions. Each personalized 50-minute session delves into the underlying reasons behind these afflictions, combating problems with supportive reinforcement to uproot paralyzing phobias, confidence issues, Cold War–sleeper-cell triggers, and sleep disorders that stand in the way of comfortable living. Sessions often spill past the 50-minute mark as Daryl customizes each subconscious exploration to the needs of her clients. Stones Institute also offers energywork and healing services, including reiki.
When several MRIs and doctor's appointments led to Katie Summers's diagnosis of osteochondritis in her right ankle, she was understandably concerned—running was her life. So instead of surgery, she gave acupuncture a shot. It took only one session for Katie to find relief from her pain, and it had such an impact that she decided to pursue exercise science, clinical nutrition, and, of course, acupuncture as a career path. Now in the comfort of Pathways Center for Health & Wellness, Katie can ease deeply rooted pain with a personalized acupuncture session.
ThinFast MD's team of weight-loss specialists?including physicians, nurses, and dietitians?works together to design custom programs for patients of all sizes and ages. With focuses ranging from appetite suppressants to diabetes and nutrition counseling, they help regulate the body's intake of food and spotlight the healthiest choices for each patient's body. They also work with the Optifast meal-replacement program, which kick-starts weight loss with 16 weeks of nutritious meals, custom transition diets, and regular labs and monitoring as needed. Every patient receives a complimentary initial consultation so that the doctors can divine realistic goals. At the root of those goals is the recognition that the best reason to adopt a healthy diet and start exercising is not simply to lose weight or make a lazy pet jealous, but because it feels good and develops a sense of overall well-being.
Family Massage Trust's therapists use their skilled hands to help clients relax and relieve pain. Their signature European manual-therapy treatment works to ease aches and instill relaxation by blending Asian and European methods of physical therapy and massage. They also perform anticellulite treatments to smooth out stubborn areas of fat and offer a Swedish-massage course to train hands how to knead a rib-eye steak into a meatball.
Chevette Birgans helms Appealing Skin, where she and her team of licensed aestheticians offer a variety of beautifying treatments. Their services include facials, chemical peels, and makeup application. They also offer eyelash extensions, body waxing, and body wraps.
Board-certified general and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Demetrios Katsaros—who trained at the Cleveland Clinic, the Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center—oversees a team of surgeons, cosmetologists, dieticians, and stylists at ShapeMedUSA. From among their myriad treatments, the mommy makeover restores women's prepregnancy physiques by combining a tummy tuck and liposuction with a breast lift or augmentation. The slate of less-invasive procedures, such as Botox injections and chemical peels, works to subtly enhance beauty and restore youthful hair-twirling habits.