Certified hypnotist Kevin O'Kane describes hypnosis as "a technique that enables us to engage our mind more effectively for our purposes." O'Kane has had success using hypnosis for his own weight loss.
The power of the mind is impossible to measure. But through her practice, certified hypnotherapist and licensed counselor Diane Sullivan helps her clients overcome difficult life transitions and self-defeating behaviors using their own inner strength. With training in clinical, medical, and pain-management hypnotism, she focuses on issues that may include weight loss, smoking cessation, or reproductive problems. During a session, she taps into the patient's subconscious mind and guides them to take control of their habits. Using the relaxed mind as a suggestible canvas, a hypnotic gastric band session encourages limiting food intake for weight loss and stress management hypnotherapy helps clients deal with pressure.
Dave Granell, a consulting hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, doesn't buy into hypnosis myths. Rather, he sees hypnosis as a state of heightened awareness in which the subconscious mind can effectively absorb constructive advice. At Granell Hypnosis, he uses this method to help clients achieve goals that range from kicking a destructive habit to improving academic performance.
Kryssage Wellness's three-person team blends traditional medicine with massage and alternative healthcare in order to teach the body to heal itself. By employing custom combinations of techniques such as massage therapy, Maya abdominal therapy, detox programs, and chiropractic, the holistic healers seek to free up blocked energy pathways and improve the function of clients’ minds, bodies, and spirits. Guests may request appointments online or by explaining their symptoms to a sympathetic carrier pigeon.
Having trained at Healthy Soles School of Reflexology, certified reflexologist Gretta Anderson employs an encyclopedic knowledge of extremities to help alleviate patients' pains. During each 50-minute session, Gretta presses zones on palms and soles that correspond to areas of bodily tension, causing stress to melt away faster than a snowman eating a habanero pepper in a hot tub. When appropriate, this body mender will employ essential oils or hot-stone therapy to enhance the results of her relaxing treatment. Well-aimed pressure can relieve discomfort, enhance immune response, and prepare clients for future "This Little Piggy Went to Market" competitions.