Board-certified acupuncturist and licensed massage therapist Sara Putman of One Life Wellness Studio fights a gentle war against most types of stress. Operating under the belief that the human body needs a helping hand to regulate its health, she combines holistic treatments with lifestyle advice to address each client's personal ailments. Before each massage session and acupuncture treatment, which can include Chinese herbal medicine, Putman investigates the client's medical history and devises the appropriate plan of action during a thorough consultation. She welcomes visitors of all ages and backgrounds into her studio, and ensures guests never feel rushed by reserving large blocks of time for every appointment and hanging wall clocks that whisper, "Hey, take it easy," instead of ticking.
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Mount Pleasant Acupuncture’s owner Pamela Rhoades found her calling after a journey that took her out of the corporate world and into the healing arts. After 14 years immersed in the stress of a desk job, she left to work for a decade as a massage therapist while simultaneously caring for her ill mother. As she took her mother to the doctors, she noticed how little time Western medical professionals spent with their patients—they just prescribed medication and moved on. Eventually, she underwent her own acupuncture sessions, found a connection in the attentiveness of the process, and earned her license.
Though people generally come to her seeking relief for chronic pain—often after trying Western medicine and wizard spells—Pamela points to myriad other disorders acupuncture can ameliorate: IBS, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and recurring health issues such as sinus infections and UTIs. She performs longer, more intensive sessions in a private room, laying patients on a massage table so that she can access both the front and back of their bodies at the same time. To supplement her acupuncture treatments, Pamela can advise clients on herbs and supplements, including 3,000-year-old Chinese formulas, more contemporary blends, and modern glucosamine, fish oil, and Flintstones vitamins.
Mary White believes in the power of movement to rehabilitate both bodies and minds. As an alternative health expert who has been practicing for almost 20 years, she relies on an integration of yoga, massage, and water movement therapy to put clients on the path to wellness. Her programs are entirely inclusive, welcoming yoga beginners to experience the same restorative poses that have benefitted athletes and irreparably tangled acrobat pairs.
Inside the studio, a blend of styles—including Kundalini, Bikram, and Vinyasa flow—merge with Pilates and muscle-specific stretches. The combination of motion-based techniques works to combat pain and recurring ailments as it hones enough mental focus to defuse a bomb while stressed out by the fact that you’re in a cartoon in the first place. Mary strives to dispense her teachings to walk-in students as well as specific therapy groups, including Alzheimer's patients and single women in need of support.
At NeuroLogic Integrated Health, doctors of chiropractic give their patients the same kinds of precise spinal adjustments that helped the professionals recover from injuries and afflictions of their own. All three physicians discovered chiropractic care as patients first, suffering from sports injuries, recurring headaches, or uncontrollable compulsions to hug strangers. They each found relief through the holistic approach, which takes patients' medical history and lifestyle into consideration to treat a broad range of physical ailments. Today, these doctors look beyond their patients' mere symptoms to get a picture of each person's whole health and get to the roots of their maladies.
Skin Therapy Center Clinic of Acupuncture employs traditional Chinese acupuncture therapy to treat a wide variety of ailments. These include:
Chronic pain as a result of arthritis, carpel-tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and fibromyalgia
Gynecological disorders such as infertility, painful menstruation, and symptoms of menopause
Skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne
Respiratory concerns such as asthma, sinusitis, and hay fever
Psychological issues such as addiction, depression, phobias, smoking, and anxiety
Neurological problems including headaches, migraines, neuralgia, and sleep disorders