Ayurveda is a holistic medical system designed to balance the body and promote physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Sound Shore Ayurveda & Wellness center’s practitioner, Manjula Paul, comes from a family of vaidyas, or doctors, for the royal family of South India, and she began studying the family trade at the age of 17. Her ayurvedic treatments include chakra balancing and nasya, a natural reliever for congestion, allergies, and sore sinuses. To complement her traditional practice, Paul also offers facials, microdermabrasion, and massage therapy.
Michael Baier has been a full-time practitioner of the healing arts since 1999, and though he has been through certification programs and apprenticeships, he considers his hands-on experience his most valuable training. With more than 7,000 client sessions beneath his belt, he offers in-depth bodywork sessions, performing Thai yoga bodywork and traditional Thai massage to promote deep relaxation while relieving tensions. Michael brings a friendly demeanor to his work, and helps his clients improve the quality of their life through stress reduction therapy and energy healing treatments.
Kim Sangiuolo doesn’t just practice massage; she curates it. Her signature fusion massage—the centerpiece of Holistic Healing’s service menu—is a soothing and spirit-reviving treatment designed to assuage muscular discomfort while bolstering the body’s spiritual well-being. Beginning with deep-tissue work, Kim incorporates techniques from other massage types, picking and choosing based on the client's specific needs. This form of therapeutic massage has helped her treat clients with injuries such as tendinitis, muscle strains, and headaches. Kim also offers Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which can be useful when trying to relieve work-related stress or recover from a day of helping a friend move his collection of antique cement bags.
A licensed acupuncturist, registered nurse, and trained herbologist, Christina Robich, R.N. pulls from multiple fields of medicine to address a wide range of ailments. With its black fireplace set against a white-brick wall, paintings, and various knickknacks, Christina's office resembles a home more than a business. Amid those familiar comforts, she oversees acupunctures, delivers hot stone massages, and doles out organic supplements. Christina's flair for healing goes beyond physical treatments, too, as she offers nutritional guidance and even leads classes in ancient remedies.
Plawski Chiropractic combines the skills of not one specialist, but three: a massage therapist, a physical therapist, and Doctor of Chiropractic Marie Plawski herself, a chiropractor with 17 years of experience. Together with NYS licensed massage therapist John Wyler, their skill sets form a voltron of drug-free health care that addresses the full range of skeletal and soft-tissue problems, from pinched nerves in the spine to sore muscles and torn ligaments.
But the team doesn't just administer medical services. Clients looking to untether tension can relax under warm river rocks with a hot-stone massage or extend their feet into a soothing Japanese foot massage.
Licensed holistic practitioners at Inner Healing, Inc. employ natural and organic products in colonic procedures that aim to cleanse, hydrate, and balance bodily systems. In 35-minute sessions, a temperature-controlled stream of water cleanses colon walls of toxins, parasites, and graffiti so intestines can better imbibe vital vitamins and minerals. After sessions, knowledgeable staff members advise guests on lifestyle and eating habits to further lead them on wellness crusades and counsel them through the loss of any parasitic friends.