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- Holistic Alternativesat Essentials Day Spa
34302 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Appointments @Essentials Day Spa:
Palm Harbor HoursMon-Fri10am to 8pmSat10am to 6pmSun10am to 4pm
Most Insurance Accepted
- New Patient Clinic FormsPlease print & fill out our clinic forms to speed up your intake process during your 1st visit.
Cupping and acupuncture are the winning combination for dealing with chronic pain and muscle strains. Its popularity has grown in recent years, and you’ve probably seen professional athletes and celebrities with the telltale giant red welts all over their bodies. Here’s what you need to know if you are thinking about adding cupping to your acupuncture treatment. continue reading
While you might be familiar with acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine, cupping might be a new concept. It’s become more popular in recent years as celebrities and professional athletes have touted its benefits and proudly showcased the sometimes giant red welts on their bodies. But what is cupping and how does it work with a traditional acupuncture treatment? continue reading
Gift certificates can be used for any Holistic Alternatives treatment:
- Massage Therapy
- Massage Chair Time
- AcuGraph Scans
In addition to our primary space in Palm Harbor, FL, we have added a second location in Sayville, NY for your added convenience.
Holistic Alternatives’ new (additional) location is:
275 West Main Street Sayville, NY 11782
Holistic Alternatives is “At Your Service”
When booking a session at our natural pain and stress relief centers, you receive much greater value compared to other massage-only places that give you a 50 minute massage with no other added modalities (unless paying extra for them).
At Holistic Alternatives, you receive the added value of experiencing all modalities during your session, at your discretion.
This can include: Therapeutic Massage (while laying on an Amethyst Biomat), Acupuncture, Cupping, Reiki, Nutrition and more. All of this combined can give you the most optimal and effective pain and/or stress relief.
New Sayville location deals:
30 minutes for $60
60 minutes for $90
Treating now in both Palm Harbor & Sayville locations!
380 Park Avenue Palm Harbor, FL 11743
275 West Main Street Sayville, NY 11782
Available appointment hours:
(Closed Sundays both locations)
Wednesday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 3pm
Monday, Tuesday & Thurs 8am – 8pm
Saturday 8am – 3pm
$ Most Insurances Accepted
NYSHIP (New York Society for Health Planning) Accepted
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Savings Accounts (HSA) accepted as payment.
Back to School Giving you a Headache? Holistic Alternatives accepts NYSHP plans.
Teachers of Long Island: we welcome you back to a new school year! We know that all you do to educate your students can take a toll on your mental and physical health and well-being. That’s why we accept NYSHP plans. Together, Empire and Holistic alternatives are helping you to access treatments to reduce stress, improve wellness, and improve your mood so that you can be a happier and more productive teacher.
Holistic Alternatives provides holistic wellness services that may be covered by your NYSHP plan. Therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and cupping are just three of the services offered by Holistic Alternatives that can help you move easier, think more clearly, and boost your immune system.
Beyond the obvious benefit of relaxation, therapeutic massage has numerous positive health benefits that can improve your mental and physical well-being. Therapeutic massage can increase circulation, lower blood pressure, reduce pain, alleviate muscle tension, and treat soft tissue injuries. Therapeutic massage can be tailored to your individual needs, addressing a range of health issues, including repetitive stress injuries, migraines, frozen shoulder, and tendonitis.
These and other benefits help improve your mood and can improve your job performance. For instance, massage can improve your concentration, allowing you to focus on your students. Massage can even enhance your immune system, helping you stay healthy even when a bug is going around your classroom.
Acupuncture involves inserting extremely thin needles into acupuncture points (or “acupoints”) on your body in order to stimulate them. Activating certain points and constellations of points provide a drug-free means of treating various health concerns. An ancient technique and mainstay of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture can alleviate the symptoms of many common ailments. The range is broad, and acupuncture can address issues ranging from headaches to arthritis.
Students have you stressed? Acupuncture has been shown to influence the regulation of cortisol, a stress hormone, helping prevent elevated levels in response to chronic stress. Neck and joint pain from late night grading and carrying papers? Acupuncture can address that. It can even address the eye strain. Like massage, acupuncture can help improve your immune system, providing extra armor during cold season and back to school. Acupuncture can also address allergies and increase your overall energy.
Cupping involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The cups are placed in specific spots depending on what they are intending to treat. It is normal for this process to leave a mark, or “hickey”, in the location where the cup was placed. The method has been popular with swimmers, and you may recognize these marks from Olympic swimming events.
Cupping can be effective in the management of pain, sports recovery, and the management of some skin conditions. Is teaching giving you high blood pressure, migrates, or anxiety? According to the British Cupping Society, cupping may be effective in addressing these and other conditions.
Back to School Wellness
These are just three of the forms of holistic therapy that Holistic Alternatives may add to your teaching toolkit with the assistance of your NYSHP plan. Together, Holistic Alternatives and Empire can help you to not only be a more effective educator, but a happier and healthier person.
Robert Lutz, L.Ac., LMT, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Healing Center for Body, Mind & Spirit
Contact Robert Lutz to schedule an appointment:
Texts welcome (727) 266-3000.
TCM practitioner for over 20 yrs:
- Licensed Acupuncturist
- Licensed Massage Therapist
- Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
- Reiki Master
“I offer alternatives to harsh drugs & invasive procedures when practical & safe to do so. I believe in supporting the healing qualities & wisdom of your body. Clients receive quality care with uninterrupted attention for 60 minutes or longer per session.”