After experiencing the effectiveness of acupuncture firsthand as patients, the clinic’s three practitioners, Erin, Jennifer, and Dennis, avidly sought master’s degrees at New York City's Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. During their studies, they found one another and bonded over their healing experiences with acupuncture. After school, they started up their own clinic as a place herbal treatments could complement acupuncture and regular infusions of light jazz as a complete wellness regimen. By inserting thin, sterilized, disposable needles, the doctors begin the healing process by targeting specific points in the body's energy channels. Acupuncture relieves a variety of physiological and mental symptoms, as does the herbal medicine it complements at the clinic. Treatments are preceded with an in-depth consultation addressing physical and emotional needs.
Holding multiple diplomas in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, Six Fishes Healing Arts founder and head practitioner Cara Frank draws upon three decades of experience to heal patients with Eastern and holistic modalities. Frank and her colleagues Tansy Briggs and Jennifer Harrison specialize in internal medicine, addressing a variety of ailments within an office boasting exposed-brick walls, wisdom-crammed bookshelves, and huge windows swathed with bright red curtains. The trio uses acupuncture, massage, herbs, and nutrition counseling to holistically treat chronic symptoms by aligning the mind, body, and spirit.
Knead Body Boutique's self-explanatory name hints at its endeavors: kneading bodies with the aim to relax clients or alleviate achy areas. The staff's techniques run the gamut from a deep-tissue massage and reflexology to the use of heated stones and cupping. Massages, which can last from 15 to 120 minutes, prep bodies for organic body wraps crafted from a mango passion fruit balm, seaweed, or the cocoon of a giant caterpillar.
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Acupuncture is a gentle application of specifically placed thin needles that promote healing and decrease pain. This ancient modality dates back to 5000 BC and is currently world renowned for its affects on the reduction of pain.
Dr. Lenny Roberts is a champion of perseverance. After making it to the 1993 NCAA Division III National Football Championship, he underwent his sixth knee surgery and was forced to call it quits. But "quit" isn't exactly in Dr. Roberts's vocabulary. He forged ahead to pursue a career in amateur boxing and won a silver medal in the 1999 Georgia Games before conquering the San Diego marathon in 2006 and the Philadelphia Triathlon in 2008. After earning his chiropractic doctorate from Life University, Dr. Roberts fused sports with medicine in what some might consider a dream job: chiropractic consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Today, Dr. Roberts treats patients with the same care that he would afford an NBA player or a baby who has been drafted into the NBA. His chiropractic services help to improve spinal biomechanics, implementing techniques ranging from spinal decompression to extremity adjustments for joints such as shoulders, ankles, and wrists. He also works closely with his staff to help relieve pains, induce relaxation, and rejuvenate the skin with massage therapy and beauty treatments.
When he isn't mastering endurance sports, healing NBA players, or diffusing suspicions that he is Batman, Dr. Roberts volunteers his time for Habitat for Humanity and Little League baseball.