Hope Gersovitz and Jessica F. Joyce opened Theratique (4440 Canal St., 504-270-9618; www.theratique.com) in January as a "one-stop therapy shop." Theratique offers counseling, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, hypnosis, Reiki and more. A licensed counselor for 15 years, Gersovitz long had sent her clients elsewhere for these alternative health treatments.
"It just made sense to have it in a central location, which then increases the benefit for the client," says Annick J. Burke, Theratique's holistic director.
Nutritionists, acupuncturists and counselors can tailor unique plans to each client's needs to help them heal.
"The body is able to support itself in its own cleaning and stress reduction, so it's actually very empowering," Burke says. "It gives clients the tools and foundation they need to feel better."
Gersovitz and Joyce hope to expand. "We would like to become a staple of New Orleans culture. We'd like to be the Fleurty Girl of therapy," Gersovitz says. "[Theratique] is bringing things together in a way that this area hasn't seen."