I'm unsatisfied by Elke's approach. I think if you are looking to lose weight, would like to maintain your health, and/or have more basic health concerns, she would be fine. But if you are struggling with more complicated issues like allergies, underlying digestive issues (that don't clear up with good probiotic supplementation), endocrine problems, hormone issues, and/or immune problems, you need to look elsewhere. In those instances, I don't find her practice to be sufficient to help - it certainly did not help me. She gives supplements - know that when you go to see her, you're going to be paying $$ for pills. But in my own personal experience, you have to understand biochemistry well enough to know what the supplement is going to do inside the body. And NO pill is going to solve complex health issues alone. If pills were all we needed, there wouldn't be any sick people left to treat. Again, please do yourself a favor and see someone with a heavier background in medicine (not necessarily an MD) and/or biochemistry if you are struggling with complicated things.
Without getting into too many specifics, I have met a few people who have gone to The Spring, and none of us have been impressed. One individual I have met has even been harmed by seeing Elke - luckily, upon cessation of supplementation, this individual's problems cleared up. But not before they paid $200 for visits + supplements. I personally was not harmed, but I also was definitely not helped.
I've seen a few alternative practitioners in town who practice the payment plan that you will find at The Spring. Basically you have to pay for 12-15 sessions and you get a discount if you pay up front. I don't like it, as I don't believe a good practitioner needs to see you every week to make progress. Sometimes the body takes 1-5 months to respond to a treatment plan and/or vitamins, herbs, etc. - meaning that sometimes you need to follow the regimen for awhile before a follow-up.
If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't have seen Elke. I don't find the techniques she uses to be helpful, as I was struggling with fatigue and immune problems. Again, not all of us are going to glow radiantly after we finish a parasite cleanse or detox a heavy metal. But I found her via citysearch, so I leave this review up here to provide an alternative opinion to all of the glowing reviews you see here. And to say with all certainty that you need to make an informed decision before you see any practitioner - not just read reviews online from complete strangers. Ironically enough, the best healer I have found in the city has not a single review posted online. Interpret that as you will..
With all the new people moving into town, I wonder if this practice banks on new clientele to keep the business going. As opposed to repeat clients. That may be a bit cynical on my part, but don't say I didn't warn you if it turns out to be true!