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ABLE Aesthetics & Wellness, which offers the latest innovations in holistic healing for all ages, celebrated its grand opening in Forest Hills on May 4.
For owner Sepideh Peykar, who holds a doctorate in physiotherapy, opening a wellness center is a dream come true. Peykar said she usually needs to refer patients to other specialists, but having everything under one roof allows her to offer clients treatment options for mind, body and spirit alike.
Her center uses the latest holistic healing methods with a compassionate approach in a caring, non-judgmental environment.
The process of assessing new clients takes about an hour to establish a comprehensive treatment plan, which costs $ 99. But future clients who join the centre’s VIP text club receive the consultation for free by sending “Holistic” to 57838.
Peykar explained that she uses craniosacral therapy to treat chronic problems, among other treatments.
“Craniosacral therapy acts on the connective tissue that covers the brain, spinal cord, all organs, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons. When there is pain – connective tissue that is either twisted, but not sitting upright – I don’t use any pressure, just a soft touch. I flatten it, ”Peykar said.
She is also a Reiki Master and trained in other forms of energy healing, which she uses if the client, who remains fully clothed during the treatment, feels comfortable.
Peykar said the center was designed based on the philosophy of feng shui, a practice from ancient China, which uses energetic forces to establish a harmonious environment.
Guests will certainly feel at home from the moment they step into the airy first floor, which offers a comfortable, spacious and tastefully furnished waiting room, a large physiotherapy treatment room and a future conference room. The colors of the walls are calming, sporadically interrupted by paintings – the design adhering to feng shui theory.
The center focuses on healing physical, emotional and spiritual issues. The all-female team offers a variety of treatment options including massage therapy and acupuncture, couples psychotherapy and trauma treatment, as well as facials including Botox, PepFactor, and products. of filling.
Dr Natalie Guillaume, who received a clinical doctorate in pain management and oncology from Bastyr University and has a master’s degree in acupuncture, said she received additional training in China, Japan and Hong Kong .
“Acupuncture is as effective as internal medicine. I see these very symbiotic relationships in healing, which is why we are getting good results. We see post-stroke patients receiving acupuncture, getting cranial stimulation, soaking, taking their herbs and also seeing the neurologist, ”said Guillaume. “So hopefully with this kind of concept bringing acupuncture and Chinese medicine in a more excessive and integral way, people will understand that this is not one of those, ‘Hey, you want to try it. ‘”
It also provides Korean acupuncture, which uses fewer needles than Chinese acupuncture – usually four – typically inserted into the face.
Massage therapist Meryl Resnick has been a therapist for over 20 years and is experienced in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and sports massage.
“A lot of people are suffering. I have worked a lot with people with neck pain or back pain and knee pain. I also do craniosacral therapy. So it’s integrative, ”Resnick said. “It’s body and mind therapy, and it’s really relaxing, and it works.”
Dr Rebecca Obedian specializes in Botox and Juvederm. Its motto is “less is more” for a natural look, fresher and well rested. She said she always suggests her patients start with the area that bothers them the most and then take it from there.
Obedian pointed out that she only uses Allergan’s Botox, which she says is the best product on the market.
“You want to be able to go out, and nobody says, ‘Oh, she has Botox.’ You want to look natural, but a fresher you, a younger you, ”Obedian said. “You want someone to say, ‘She’s gone on vacation. She looks so beautiful. ”
Brendan Leavy, Director of Business Development for the Queens Chamber of Commerce, thanked Sepideh Peykar for membership and providing preventive medicine and health services.
Leavy explained that the 1,300-strong organization supports businesses large and small.
“We are a non-profit organization, and all of our work is to support businesses and tell elected officials [officials] to stop making it difficult for Queens and New York to do business. So we stand up for business, ”Leavy said. “We are happy to support you whether you are for profit or not. We love business. You bring jobs. “
Avi Cyperstein, city council candidate for District 29, said he was delighted to see a woman take her chances during the pandemic and open her own business.
“It’s a business that will not only give support and inspiration to other women, but it’s also a place where people can improve and be healthier. And that’s a beautiful thing, ”Cyperstein said. “I think we should all give it a try and use this as a form of inspiration to take risks.”