Meet Kristen Harte

KRISTEN HARTEDid you know that we have a new nurse practitioner on our wellness team? Kristen Harte specializes in Women’s Health; she is also a Reiki Master, a certified Acutonics practitioner and is certified in Body Feedback with essential oils and Raindrop Therapy.

I want to introduce you to two modalities that Kristen offers at our Spa,  Acutonics and Raindrop Therapy. Acutonics is an ancient oriental healing method that uses calibrated tuning forks to create a balance in mind, body and spirit. Acuntonics works with vibrational energy created through sound. It is extremely helpful with muscle pain, tension, anxiety, depression and sports injuries. I personally found this treatment to be extremely effective for  pain management, I was new to acutonics and did not know what to expect; I found the treatment both relaxing and left the session pain free!

Raindrop Therapy was developed by Dr. Gary Young, an expert in aroma therapy. This technique involves dropping essential oils, first along the soles of the feet and then onto the spine; which stimulates energy impulses and disperses the oils along the nervous system and throughout the body. This method helps to reduce spinal inflammation and kills viruses that hibernate along the spinal column.  It is also effective in reducing physical symptoms of spinal curvatures and aides the body in restoring balance by clearing and realigning the chakras. Even though the massage only last an hour, the oils can work for up to a week or more in the body.

It would be difficult for me to know where to begin to describe this wonderful modality. The touch is very gentle and nurturing, the results were profound. I felt a complete sense of calm and wellbeing after my session and  when I stepped outside, I felt a level of joy that I had not experienced in a long time.

Take some time out of your busy life to book an appointment with Kristen, you will be glad that you did!

Kristen Harte (978) 526-8900 x 259

Best Wishes,
Marlene Dickinson
Director of Wellness
Holistic Wellness Coach

The Benefits of Cupping and Lymphatic Massage

JCP_10_18_17__MG_2376Did you know that all of our massage therapists are certified in cupping massage? This ancient form of alternative medicine treats a variety of conditions with minimal discomfort. The technique involves placing several cups on various parts of the body to create suction. It draws inflammation out of the tissues which allows for increased blood supply to the muscles, while at the same time; it allows toxins to be released via the lymphatic system!

Cupping treats a variety of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, chronic pain, restrictions in the fascia, and it is deeply effective post surgery to break up scar tissue. Cupping also impacts the nervous system, creating a deep state of relaxation. This modality has beneficial effects for people with high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue, headaches, fibromyalgia and neuralgia.

Deidre Keady, who recently joined our staff; offers lymphatic massage. There are very few practitioners who offer this type of massage and we are delighted to have Deidre on our team. Lymphatic massage can benefit just about anyone, it is a gentle form of massage and is well tolerated for clients with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and post-surgery involving lymph node removal and breast cancer surgery.

So how does it work? After a sports injury or surgery, lymph vessels can become overwhelmed causing the tissues to swell. When tissues are swollen, lymphatic massage is the treatment of choice because it helps the body remove proteins and waste products from the affected area and reduce swelling.

70% of the lymph vessels are found just below the skin, these fragile vessels work to pick up fluids between the cell spaces. The therapist uses very light pressure in a rhythmic, circular pattern which helps the lymph system work more efficiently and move lymph fluids back to the heart.

We are very fortunate to have such a talented team of massage therapists on our team at the Mac, book your appointment today and discover what it is like to be pain free!

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WRITTEN BY:
Marlene Dickinson
Director of Wellness
Holistic Wellness Coach/Consultant