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Larchmont Chronicle

JaNuary 2018


Relaxation, mental health on laRchmont:

Multiple techniques, including massage, at Healing Hands

Healing Hands Wellness Center, 414 N. Larchmont Blvd., is your go-to place for massage, acupuncture, chiropractor treatments, and‌ reiki? Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It is said to promote healing in its “laying on of handsâ€? technique. If one’s “life force energyâ€? is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy, according to secondgeneration reiki practitioner Edward Ormandy. New to the center is The Art of Ayurveda with Ananda De Martini. The holistic-based technique originated in India over 5,000 years ago, and it keeps

ART OF Ayurveda with Ananda De Martini joins Healing Hands

up-to-date with nutrition and lifestyle management. “We are multi-dimensional yet subtle beings. In the modern world, our senses are overstimulated. Through this ancient healing system, we can

apply it to the modern world and be our own advocates for the mind, body and soul,� says De Martini. “I give simple suggestions based on your established routine. Change is never easy. And though Ayurveda is certainly a lifestyle change, my goal is to make it an easier transition. Furthermore, I believe living an Ayurvedic life just means living a more balanced life based on your true nature, and together we can identify it.� In addition, acupressure and Swedish massage are among the many styles of massage offered at Healthy Hands. Unwind on Larchmont: Stones at multiple places Hot stone and other types of massage, facials and more are at Radiance of Life, 215 N.

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tuary Spa, 331 N. Larchmont. A full menu is offered for singles, groups and couples at this urban retreat.

Rewrite your script or find someone to talk to

Need someone to talk to? Or do you want to implement major changes in your life? Either way, there is no shortage of help to be found on Larchmont Blvd., which is home to a bevy of psychologists, psychiatrists and marriage and family counselors. Eating disorders, self-defeating attitudes, grief and loss, addiction, counseling for couples or adolescents, and infertility issues are a few of their areas of expertise. Narrative Counseling Center, at 205 ½ N. Larchmont Blvd., is among the oldest on the boulevard, serving area communities for the past 20 years, co-founder Charley Lang said. Individual and group therapy, parenting support and couples group therapy are available, said Lang, who is also co-director of the Psychology and Addiction Studies Concentrations at Antioch University. Co-founder Lucy Cotter has a master of arts degree in child/marriage counseling

and a master of fine arts degree from Otis College of Art. The center provides “strength-based psychotherapy services� for individuals, couples, families and teens, Lang said. “All individuals, couples and families have the ability to overcome problems and achieve more fulfilling stories for the future,� according to the website. Online therapy is also offered, and sliding-scale services are available with interns. Psychotherapist Julie Michaelson, at 321 N. Larchmont Blvd., Ste. 421, has been helping patients heal from emotional wounds for 20 years. “Patients I work with are often interested in emotional healing with a focus on an indepth exploration of emotional and relational issues, gaining insight into the underlying root causes of symptoms and concerns and finding more adaptive ways of going through the world,� according to her website.


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Align Physical Therapy has much more than Pilates on its menu. The studio, at 562 N. Larchmont Blvd., also offers boxing, martial arts and more by Align staff. Co-founder and owner Dr. Paula Gelbart Sauer is a physical therapist with a doctorate from Mount St. Mary’s College. Besides Pilates, she is certified in yoga, cranial sacral manipulation and more. At That Pilates Place, 564 N. Larchmont, owner and instructor Erin Daffern offers a fully equipped studio where Joseph Pilates would feel right at home. Daffern is also Pink Ribbon Program certified, making her an expert at patients recovering from post mastectomies. Reformer classes for all levels are on the calendar at DR Pilates, 418 N. Larchmont, where owner Doug Riccio brings his 20 years of experience. A full roster of teachers is available in the intimate boulevard setting. The Pilates technique is the most effective form of exercise out there, says Pilates with Jen, 403 N. Larchmont, owner Jen Phegley. She gave up a nursing career after she saw the results when getting back into shape after the birth of her second child. Britta Morgan Pilates, 403 N. Larchmont, has taught 13 years and says the technique — which in its early days impressed the likes of Martha Graham — has lasted because it works.

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