- Electroacupuncture for Scar Reduction
- Sangoma Traditional Healing
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Home Birth Midwifery Care
- Preconception care
- Intrauterine insemination
- Community education
- Massage Therapy
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Therapeutic Bodywork
- Myofascial Release
- TMJ Massage
- Warm Bamboo Massage
- Occupational Therapy
- Massage Gift Certificates
Acupuncture is one of the fastest growing medicines in the country. It is effective and safe. It has been successfully used by millions of people over thousands of years. Acupuncture works by restoring the systemic balance to the human body. A systemic imbalance occurs when we have physical pain, injury, insomnia, digestive issues, stress, gynecological and reproductive issues, allergies, depressions, colds, and countless other complications. Acupuncture helps to restore one’s natural balance so that organs and bodily systems can work together in harmony. Once this is done, the body is prepared to repair itself and maintain its own optimal health.
Acupuncture had been known to:
–Stimmulating the immune system by increasing white blood cells which boosts overall immunity and guards the body against future infection.
–Regulating blood sugar metabolism, which helps maintain energy levels and aid in weight loss if desired.
–Incrasing blood circulation to naturally lower blood pressure while decreasing “bad” cholesterol and increasing “good” cholesterol.
–Optimizes the function of the digestive system by normalizing stomach acidity and improving the digestive process.
–Directly impacts pain neural pathways in the nervous system so that pain is decreased and erased.
–Regulating the bio-availability of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the human body which leads to better sleep, appetite and mood.
Electroacupuncture for Scar Reduction
Used for treating post operative scar tissue formations with the use of electroacupuncture techniques. Electroacupuncture aids in expediting the skin’s ability to undergo cellular renewal to repair the tissue and regain neurological sensation in the affected area.
Some examples of post operative scar work:
- Scars from accidents
- Cesarean section
- Skin cancer
- Gender-affirming surgery (top surgery)
Sangoma Traditional Healing
“My ancestral energy work supports breaking up the unseen and enormous blockages that can be present for folks who have experienced generations of trauma. I specialize in working with LGBT family, trauma survivors, Black and Indigenous folks and those seeking ancestral wisdom. I work to bring homecoming, remembrance and sacred archiving and transmission of lineage wisdom. The energy healing and traditional medicine that occurs during a session is given and received through cultural performances of song, storytelling and individual consultations on the study of dreams and cultural practices for spiritual development, personal development and a bit of entertainment. All individual sessions are done remotely and group work is done in-person. I also teach classes on movement meditation and dreamwork remotely and in person. There is both a teaching and energy clearing component to every way of working with me.”
The 37 trillion cells of your body hold more wisdom than can be modeled by the most advanced computer systems. The goal of an osteopathic treatment is to listen to that wisdom and allow it to reveal what parts of your body have gotten out of sync and what is needed to bring the whole of you back into harmony
An appointment consists of a typical medical history and physical exam followed by a thorough structural exam. This assesses all the joints and tissues of your body to locate the place(s) that normal vital motion is absent or diminished. In these areas of restriction, Dr. Blum uses her hands to apply the minimum force needed to help the body make its own correction.
What conditions can be treated with osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a complete system of medicine, and is therefore applicable to almost all diseases, whether as a primary treatment or complement to other modalities. In hospitals, it is used to treat infections, speed post-operative recovery times, facilitate weaning from breathing machines, and more
In an outpatient setting, people most often come in for pain:
- Back and neck pain – new or longstanding, sciatica, bulging discs, pinched nerves, lifting injuries, muscle strains
- Headaches – migraines, tension headaches, post-concussion symptoms
- Arthritis – knees, hips, hands, shoulders, etc
- Rheumatologic conditions – rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia
- Connective tissue disorders – Ehlers Danlos
It can also be very helpful in pregnancy
- Low back pain
- Leg swelling
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pelvic and round ligament pain
- Acid reflux
And in treating babies and children
- Colic, reflux, and other GI issues
- Latching/sucking problems
- Recurrent ear infections
- Strabismus and amblyopia
Home Birth Midwifery Care
Comprehensive, personalized and fun prenatal care, home birth midwifery care, postpartum care in your home and newborn care.
Learn how to track your cycle for home insemination, ways to support your fertility, where and how to get sperm and personalized counseling to help you choose the best method of conception. This is the intake appointment for home IUI services.
Conception care for IUI performed in the comfort of your own home.
Swedish, Deep tissue, and other types of massage are so much more than a treat. Massage can help with neck and back pain, lack of mobility, stiffness and sore muscles, headaches, sciatica, TMJ pain and dysfunction, difficulty sleeping, digestive problem, athletic performance and speedy recovery from injury. Each therapist offers their own mix of modalities, giving you a session tailored specifically to your unique needs.
Want to schedule same day appointments or having trouble booking online? Please reach out to a the therapist you’re interested in working with by text or email. Or, call 267-886-8468.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of whole body evaluation and treatment that can have a positive impact on nearly every system of the body. It encourages the body’s own ability to self-correct and has shown to benefit a wide variety of issues and situations including TMJ, migraines, back pain, and pregnancy.
To book a session or learn more, email Julia Taylor (julia @ thresholdwellness.com)
Therapeutic Bodywork is a hands-on approach to movement re-patterning. Through touch, the practitioner helps the client release muscular holding, unwind fascia, gently realign bones and organs and balance the nervous system. Therapeutic bodywork can be used to treat acute or chronic injuries or longstanding postural issues such as scoliosis, leg length discrepancies and scar tissue.
-Alleviate chronic pain and tension.
-Resolve longstanding injuries.
-Increase your endurance, flexibility, range of motion.
-Gain kinesthetic awareness.
-Feel better in your body!
To book a session or learn more, reach out to Julia Taylor (julia @ thresholdwellness.com) or Joe Perullo (978-886-4949)
This type of massage works with the connective tissue in the body, and allows for deep releases with often surprising new understandings of how parts of the body connect.
This type of massage offer specialized myofascial techniques specifically focused on relieving TMJ symptoms. Missy’s own issues in this area led her to seek out more training, and over time, she’s combined that training with her own knowledge and understanding of the body to make this work available to you. Getting a general massage helps, but when dealing with issues in this specific area, these techniques bring more relief because they get into deeper muscles, ones that don’t ordinarily get touched.
To book a session or learn more, email Missy Meyers (Missyleemeyers @ gmail.com).
Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques with or without the use of oil, cream or lotion based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the body.
Research has demonstrated such effects for several reflex areas and their reflected parts of the body. In general terms, the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress. Because the feet and hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and reset homeostasis, the body’s equilibrium.
To learn more, email April Shaver (aprilshaverlmt @ gmail.com).
Warm Bamboo Massage
Warm bamboo massage uses heated rollers and curved bamboo tools to roll away the tension trapped in your muscles.
This ancient technique has been adapted to our modern day wellness center to combine deep-tissue massage and heat therapy. Some recipients of bamboo massage have described the experience as releasing a whole-body tingling or warming sensation. When heat is applied to a sore area of the body, blood vessels widen and blood flow increases to transport excess lactic acid and other toxins away from tired muscles.
To learn more, email April Shaver (aprilshaverlmt @ gmail.com).
Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
Infants and children engage in the occupations of eating, sleeping, eliminating, and playing – if they are unable to participate in any of these occupations or if participation is challenging (ie difficulty nursing for babies/difficulty reaching milestones/difficulty regulating emotions), occupational therapy can help.
What do sessions look like?
Throughout Kelsey’s experience she has become committed to working with the caregiver-child dyad through early development to encourage secure attachment, use sensory-based solutions, and become confident in parenting their unique child.
Kelsey is now offering virtual, in-home, and in-office sessions to address infant breastfeeding difficulties, transitioning to solids, picky eating and problem feeding, developmental and behavioral concerns, and parent coaching. After each session clients receive a written overview of the session as well as a list of recommendations given to work on at home in between sessions. This type of therapy works best when strategies are implemented into your day to day life, making small but specific changes to better support you and your child’s goals.
To set up a free 15-min consultation to see if services are right for you and your family, please contact Kelsey at hello@bwellOT.com. If you decide to move forward with services you will receive an intake questionnaire and schedule an initial evaluation with Kelsey lasting 60-90 min.
Massage Gift Certificates
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