At Gifted Hands–Holistic Healings, practitioners delve into the body’s energy and subconscious to elicit the answers found inside. Therapeutic hypnosis sessions employ suggestion therapy to identify and modify harmful behaviors, and reiki and EFT sessions help balance internal energy and release stored negative emotions. Instructors also give students the tools to care for themselves, teaching self-hypnosis techniques that they can perform at home or when a coworker starts reciting the Gettysburg Address in elvish.
Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite Hypnosis's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Meredith is highly intuitive in her work using essential oils and crystals to facilitate her clients peace of mind.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The healing arts was my natural calling!
What do you love most about your job?
Helping my clients achieve a state of balance and peace.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
After just one Reiki session with Meredith, the neuropathy improved significantly.
It is now hardly noticeable.
Meredith has a real healing gift and I am so glad I found her! -M.E. Alexandria, Virginia
Lindsey Vick, owner of Sunflowers Healing and Wellness, is a jill-of-all-trades in the world of holistic healing. Her résumé lists a slew of specialties—certified hypnotist, reiki master, birth doula—that attend to both the emotional and physical needs of patrons. Along with life coaching and energy healing, Sunflowers uses these specialties to help thrust individuals and organizations into healthier lifestyles and corporate success. At Lindsey's side are practitioners Mark Vick, a Harvard graduate who facilitates couples counseling and life-coaching sessions, and Marc Christmas, certified Reiki practitioner and reflexologist. Together, they use their combined 25 years in management consulting to bring positivity into the lives of their clients.
Alexandria's massage practitioners come from backgrounds that range from the US Army Reserve to the biomedical division of the Red Cross. They alleviate chronic tension with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques or the light pressure of craniosacral therapy. Therapeutic acupuncture and aromatherapy are also offered along with Rx massages focused on specific afflictions, such as headaches, TMJ, and poor comedic timing.
Instead of relying on a few professionals to oversee a large number of cases, Dr. Victoria Goldsten distributes responsibility among a large team of specialists. When clients need help losing weight, Dr. Goldsten pairs them with a nutritional consultant or body-wrap technician. Those seeking an energy-based approach to healing can meet with a doctor of naturopathology, an acupuncturist, or a reiki healer. The diverse team of specialists is bound together by the eclectic experience of Dr. Goldsten, whose title bears more acronyms than a government phone directory.