Our Services Expanded
Acupuncture is centuries old, and is well known for stress and pain relief, neurological repair, building the immune system, gastrointestinal support, respiratory support, reproductive health and sports/fitness integrations
In-house specialties include: Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Auricular and Scalp Acupuncture, TCM Style, Taiwanese Balance method, Active Release Technique, Trigger Point / Sports Acupuncture and APIT.
A.R.T. ® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system and movement based massage technique that
treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal
tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow
are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with A.R.T. ® These
conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Trigger point / sports targeted acupuncture blends the holistic approach of Traditional Chinese
Medicine with the specificity of Western Sports Medicine protocols. Patients with athletic injuries,
repetitive strain and overuse injuries and postural strains are assessed and then treated from a broad
perspective and a wide range of treatment tools, including acupuncture, soft tissue manipulation
manual techniques, corrective exercises, and herbal therapy.
Acu-Point Injection Therapy (APIT) involves injection of sterile solutions into traditional acupuncture points. Traditionally, the use of Chinese Herbs were used for this type of therapy to enhance the overall effectiveness of the acupuncture treatment. Today, with the difficulty of getting FDA- approved herbal injectables, we use mostly sterile FDA- approved homeopathic solutions such as arnica, trameel, zeel, GUNA products, and other botanicals including saline and b-12. The benefit of this therapy includes stronger stimulation to the acupoint with longer lasting results of up to 48 hours as the solution gets absorbed.
Biofeedback is a mind–body technique in which individuals learn how to modify their physiology for the purpose of improving physical, mental & emotional well-being. Thanks to the efforts of scientists like Tesla, Einstein and many others, we know that the Universe is 98% energy! Everything found on, in, under, and above the Universe has its own dynamic energy. Our entire body continually vibrates at a subtle level, moving energy and information through the connective tissues that encase us.
Practitioner Lisa Doyle-Mitchell is a Certified Biofeedback Specialist by the Natural Therapies Certification Board. She is licensed, insured, and trained on the L.I.F.E. System, a non-invasive biofeedback device that scans nearly 7,000 energy patterns. By identifying which energy vibrations are out of balance, the system can put them back into harmonic balance allowing your body to return to a state of rest and healing.
For more information: www.bluestarbiofeedback.com
We are pleased to offer clinical psychotherapy with Dorothy Rodwell, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Thoughts, feelings and emotions are the core of Dorothy's practice. And why? Because they are key to optimum health.
Optimum health means freedom from the limitations, judgments and pre-programming of our culture and past traumas. It means you become the master of your thoughts rather than your thoughts controlling you.
Dorothy specializes the newer, briefer forms of psychotherapy such as Rapid Trauma Resolution (RTR) developed by Dr. Jon Connelly.
Also available: BAUD (Bio-Acoustical Utilization Device). The BAUD is a novel therapy device originally developed for improving ADD/ADHD symptoms, and clinical use revealed it to also be helpful reducing stress associated with emotional issues, addictive urges, and even chronic pain.
Optimize your health based on your genes. In Functional Medicine, we look “upstream” for “root cause”. You can’t get any further upstream or personalized than your genes. In combination with taking a detailed history, these targeted functional lab tests can serve as a lifelong roadmap to guide your health.
Genetic Testing & Functional Medicine help people manage and reverse chronic health issues using genetic and other laboratory data to customize diet, lifestyle and supplement interventions. Focusing on education, empowerment and plan customization, it helps motivated people to overcome chronic health challenges and achieve & maintain optimal health.
The tests analyze DNA for clinically relevant single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are actionable, and is easily done at home with a fingerstick or saliva...also making it doable for kids!
All genetic testing clients will also be offered a test for medication compatibility. Even if you do not currently take any medication, you may require medication in the future (e.g. in the event of an emergency, accident, or surgery, etc.). Everyone should know which medications are and are not safe for them, without having to find out the hard way.
As mentioned, it's even available for kids, including concerns or curiosities regarding genetics, behaviors, bowel irregularities, toxin exposure and heavy metals, diet and nutrition status, food sensitivities, frequent illness/supporting their immune system, etc.
We offer two options:
Genetic DNA Lab Testing + Introductory 30-min Interpretation
Genetic DNA Lab Testing + 60 min Interpretation / Appointment
+ Customized Diet, Lifestyle & Supplement Plan
Checking over 60 aspects of new baby health, Holistic Pediatrics uses a broad based diagnostic approach which includes all regular testing of modern medicine, a natural focus and no vaccines. This approach also encompasses well baby check ups, school and sports physicals, and recovery from vaccine damage.
Our Full Spectrum Sauna offers near, mid and far infrared technology. This smart technology is proven effective, customize-able to individual needs and tracks results. It is a wellness tool adaptable to changing health needs.
As the body works to cool itself, heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, causing the body to burn more calories. A 40-minute session can burn up to 600 calories.
Infrared heat deeply penetrates joints, muscles and tissues, reducing muscle spasms and irritated nerve endings. Chronic pain sufferers may experience nearly 70% reduction in pain levels. It has been shown that 30 minute sessions, 3-times weekly reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
And it all happens while you relax!
Call us to learn more about how our Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna can benefit YOU specifically.
$25 per Session - 1 person / $35 per Session - 2 people
Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT)
The Primal Reflex Release Technique™ (PRRT, pronounced “pert”) is a manual-therapy approach for evaluating and relieving musculoskeletal pain.
PRRT has been found effective in more than 80% of patients with painful conditions. How can it be so successful? PRRT is based on the premise that over-stimulation of the body’s primal reflexes creates pain and keeps painful patterns occurring again and again. These reflexes — startle, withdrawal, and the protective joint reflexes–are hardwired into the nervous system of the body for the purpose of survival. When a person experiences a painful or startling event, these reflexes are triggered in an attempt to protect the body.
Unfortunately, these reflexes often persist in a state of hyper-readiness long after the triggering event has passed. When sustained over time, activated reflex responses lead to patterns of pain that are reproduced, repeated, and maintained, interfering with healing and resisting therapeutic efforts to restore natural function.
PRRT addresses muscle and joint receptors along with their spinal modulation. These often overlooked and seldom-treated areas of the body are the cause and solution for many types of pain, including:
- Restricted motion
- Pain with or without motion
- Reduced spontaneity of motion
- Muscle tightness, stiffness, and/or tension
The Primal Reflex Release Technique™ treatment system offers an innovative combination and application of techniques that facilitate rapid “neural reboot.” This neural reboot resets the neural control of joints, muscles, and fascia to release joint restrictions, trigger points, and fascial restrictions not unlike when you reboot your computer.
PRRT “turns off” pain almost instantly by using a series of flicking and tapping techniques. These techniques inhibit the overactive reflexes that may be causing pain. A simple one minute exam is all that is required to locate the tender or hyperactive reflexes like withdrawing or grimacing. Relief is usually
experienced after the first treatment. Follow up visits may be required. In most cases,
no more than four visits are needed to get the desired results.
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Quantam Energetics (QE)
This powerful work has been found to have profound and lasting results.
QE has a "language" similar to Morse code or a signed language for getting answers from the body about which conditions are present and what should be done. This language consists of thousands of numerical codes that are used with muscle testing to get "yes" or "no" answers from the body.
If the testing indicates a disturbance in the energy’s blueprint, the energy flowing to an area, organ, muscle, etc., is diminished and/or disrupted. This causes symptoms.
Lasting about an hour, a QE session begins with a consultation with your practitioner. He/she then uses applied kinesiology, commonly known as muscle testing, to determine your session’s direction.
The muscle testing and codes provide the information needed to “repair” the energy disruption. While clothed, you lie on a massage table and the practitioner places his or her hands on your body using specific and gentle holds. Occasionally you’ll be asked to breathe in a certain fashion.
Because QE honors the order of healing our bodies innately follow, each session is different. Your body knows what it needs and directs the course of the work.
QE is deeply relaxing. We advise you to keep the remaining of your day light after a QE treatment as your body continues to heal itself.
To learn more about QE, visit Quantum Energetics Healing.
Conditions Benefiting From QE
Head Injuries - Learning Disabilities - Structural Issues - Sports Injuries - Whiplash
- Lower Back Pain & Sciatica - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Knee Pain - Fatigue
- Improved Immune Response - Colic - Failure to Thrive - Hyperactivity & ADD
- Toxic Reactions - Pain Associated with Cancer and much more!
Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT)
Rapid Resolution Therapy differs from traditional approaches to psychotherapeutic treatment. Developed by Dr. Jon Connelly, this unique therapy is based on the fact that the part of our mind causing emotional responses doesn't respond to reason. To encourage change, it makes better sense to communicate with the emotional brain in the language it does understand.
Any trauma can be considered a block that stops the mind from clearing undesired emotions and reprocessing past memories. Traditional approaches to treating trauma require the client to experience emotions while reliving the trauma. This may be a lengthy and painful process. RRT does not require this step.
Instead, you and your therapist create a positive space where you feel safe and connected to the present moment. A symbolic image of your desired goal is created and together you work towards clearing the subconscious, emotional mind so desired change is possible. New associations are made using humor, playful banter and metaphors to quickly create painless emotional shifts.
You may even have fun during the process!
Although every session is different and customized to the unique needs of the client,
there are a few basics.
Each session last 60 minutes. During the first session, you become acquainted with your therapist and identify what thoughts, emotions or behaviors you wish changed. Attention is then put on the outcome - your defined goal. Every technique used is designed to support you reaching your goal. Each subsequent session continues to clear the mind, helping you go where you are joyful!
Conditions Benefiting from RRT
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Anxiety - Guilt - Panic Attacks - Phobias - Jealousy - Shame - Heartbreak/Ongoing Grief - Resentment/Anger - Improved Performance in Sports, School or Business - Weight Management - Eating Disorders - Sleep Problems/Nightmares - Sexual Abuse - Emotional Abuse - Obsessions & Compulsions - A Troubling Event Continuing to Haunt - Bypassing Addiction Relapses - Self Destructive Behavior - Depression - Resolving Issues Contributing to Medical Problems
In this challenging time in the world, it is beneficial to have a source to help confirm and help guide us to where we intuitively know we want to go.
The approach is to help people go from where they are in life to where they want to be. The balance of Mind, Body & Spirit healing is so important to the complete health of individuals. This service may help you connect with your loved ones, spirit guides, angels and/or provide intuitive insight using
therapy and angel cards.
Dry Salt Booth (Halotherapy)
Halotherapy helps to cleanse the respiratory system, relieve congestion, reduce inflammation and supports skin health. As a dry salt therapy, it utilizes a halogenerator to grind & crush salt into micronized particles that are dispersed into the Booth via a dry salt aerosol. It works to aid respiratory concerns & skin conditions.
Halotherapy benefits adults and children alike, as well as athletes and animals. It is natural and safe.
According to the Salt Therapy Association (STA), many people who undergo halotherapy as a complementary treatment on a regular basis may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as: Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Coughs, Colds & Flu, Emphysema, Sinus Infections, Sinusitis, COPD, Allergies/Hay Fever, Cystyic Fibrosis, Ear Infections, Snoring, Sleeping Problems
Dry Salt Therapy is also extremely beneficial to your skin in treating:
Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema
In addition, it has been shown to reduce:
Anxiety, Stress, Fatigue
Sessions are non-invasive. Once you enter the SALT Booth®, you can sit and relax. You can choose to listen to relaxing music, read a book, meditate, or simply rest. You will find pure relaxation and tranquility away from your everyday stress, leaving you rejuvenated and fully energized.
A typical session lasts only about 10 minutes. Dressing in loose, comfortable, light-colored clothing that you can relax in works best. The number of sessions, and how often, is customized based on your condition and symptoms.
Tapas Acupressure Technique®️ (TAT)
TAT is an easy process for ending traumatic stress, and freeing yourself of negative beliefs. Developed in 1993 by Tapas Fleming, it is a simple and effective technique that delivers inner peace, relaxation, more vibrant health and empowerment in minutes. It combines lightly holding a few acupressure points on your head (the TAT pose) as you put your attention on a problem (the Steps of TAT).
TAT does not replace therapy or health care from medical professionals.
When a trauma happens, and a person’s response is, “That’s too much for me,” the implication of that inner statement is, “I’ll get to it later, file it away, and face it when I can, when it isn’t life-threatening.” But we seem to put off forever something that we don’t want to deal with now, and the trauma that we put off stays with us. We can put time and distance between us and the event, but the experience is still on hold.
The illusion is created in our minds that it is in the “past” and that we are now in control of our lives. However, the more we keep a trauma locked in the so-called past, the more strongly we are connected to it, and the more traumas we hold off like this, the more narrow and limited our lives become. Also used to clear the emotional origins of physical disease and adverse childhood experiences, it consists of an easy pose that involves touching acupressure points on the face and head and putting your attention on a set of specific statements.
Once the experience causing the anxiety, fear or stress is identified, the individual holds the TAT pose while putting their attention on the statements that address the experience from different perspectives. The client is instructed to refrain from intellectualizing or making judgement about the statements and just be with them and relax and notice what happens. Generally, as the individual disengages from the emotional charge and enters the present moment, a physiological response such as yawning, sighing or a sense of releasing tension is felt in the body. The continuous playing story loop drops away and a new perspective emerges. You are no longer reacting or emotionally engaged with what happened in the past or worrying about what might happen in the future. You are now at cause and
present to what is happening in the moment.
Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Therapeutic massage is the skillful and scientific application of touch to the body's soft tissues. Generally speaking, a massage session enhances joint and muscle function, improves circulation and body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Pain and stress are reduced and replaced with balanced energy, vitality, and relaxation.
At our center we offer a variety of modalities ranging from a simple relaxation massage to
Deep Tissue Work, Brazilian Toe Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stone Massage,
Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Chair Massage and CranioSacral Therapy.
We can easily arrange for friends and partners to receive a massage during the same hour. In addition,we offer in-home massage services.
We also might suggest you schedule a session in our Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna in conjunction
with your massage.
30 Minutes: $50 / 60 Minutes: $85 / 90 Minutes: $120
Home visit - $25 surcharge for 10 mile radius (not including islands)
Chair/Brazilian Toe - $1/min.
Ashiastu: 60 Minutes: $100 / 90 Minutes -$135.
*We are a 'Gratuity Free' Center - No Tipping Required.*
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Call us at (239) 433-5995.
Virtual Gastric Band
The Virtual Gastric Band is a remarkable, yet simple weight loss program pioneered in the UK by the internationally renowned clinical hypnotherapist, Sheila Granger. The Virtual Gastric Band is a non-surgical technique using the power of hypnosis to retrain you to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food. It changes how you think about food, convincing the brain the stomach is full after a certain point. The results are safe and predictable.
It is NOT a diet. You eat what you want, but will eat smaller portions without feeling deprived, miserable or hungry - the issues causing diets to fail. As The Virtual Gastric Band effectively negates these issues, you now possess a long term solution to your weight fluctuations.
Can you benefit from The Virtual Gastric Band?
- Wishing to avoid surgical techniques?
- Looking to re-establish your positive body image?
- Open to changing your attitude towards food?
- Clear that dieting most often only works short term?
- Wishing to forever leave dieting behind?
- Struggling to lose those last few pounds?
- Joyful and excited to control what, how, where, and when you eat?
What can I expect?
The program consists of four 1-hour sessions. To change a habit, it takes 29 days, and that is the commitment needed for the success of The Virtual Gastric Band. A short phone interview is conducted to be sure you are a good candidate for the program.
You can expect roughly 30 minutes of talk and 30 minutes of hypnosis during each session. The virtual (imaginary) operation to place The Virtual Gastric Band is done in the first session. A support audio is provided for daily use.
Generally, the first three sessions are held consecutively, and the fourth session occurs later when a booster will be helpful.
A personalized audio file will be provided at that time.