Though her company's name connotes a person's innermost goals and sense of purpose, Wolf Laguerra of Soul Intentions is focused on more than the stuff of dreams. She emphasizes instead the importance of actions—thoughts, words, and actions, more specifically, and how they can all work for or against an individual's ultimate desires for this lifetime. First, Laguerra helps clients identify the innate hopes hidden beneath the rubble of everyday life. Then she develops a plan for clients so that they can make meaningful choices and commit to consistent actions that will aid them on their journey. Her program is designed to empower people with a sense of balance and enable them to focus on what really matters, like the Mars rover carefully sidestepping extraterrestrials to complete its digging mission.
We are a small chiropractic and natural health care office dedicated to providing quality care services to patients of all ages. Our integrative approach combines chiropractic with nutritional support, functional medicine, and lifestyle management and views each patient individually as a whole and unique person.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Stan Baker draws from extensive experience in Eastern healing methods to adeptly perform numerous Eastern-medicine modalities. Baker's acupuncture and bodywork sessions help to stimulate the body's vital energy channels, working to alleviate such medical ailments as migraines and musculoskeletal pain. A Sun Do mountain yoga instructor with a black belt in aikido, Baker bolsters his understanding of the East by attending weekly chen-tai-chi classes and boycotting three out of four cardinal directions.
At Laprise Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Kristie Hosey is part of the team that works to maintain patients' wellness, and Kristie's focus is on helping clients move well. She works to relieve tensions and recurring pains through therapeutic massage. Clients with achy backs or sprained muscles may receive a host of benefits from Kristie's Swedish massages, including reduced anxiety and muscle spasms.
Below the red-and-blue logo of Holistic Retreat & Institute floats the phrase, "Learn, heal, grow," underscoring the center's commitment to making health and education accessible to all. Founder Dr. Alya Shabunin provides a diverse range of holistic and educational services to help her patients make lifestyle changes that can bring about overall wellness. She leads cancer-prevention educational programs, heads up holistic retreats, and guides patients through whole-body detoxification, which can induce weight loss more easily than removing several teeth. She also holds free weekly seminars to raise awareness about disease prevention, proper nutrition, and stress reduction.
A student of Chinese medicine for more than 25 years, Hayley Mermelstein supplements her acupuncture and shiatsu massage with energy healing from the Tong Ren tradition of her mentor Tom Tam. Her studies began in 1987 under the guidance of Janet Murphy at the University of Massachusetts, where she designed her own major in shiatsu, and she opened a practice immediately upon graduation. Today, Mermelstein also leads meditation classes following the principles of her teacher Ellen Tadd. In 2003, Hayley completed her formal acupuncture training, graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture and White Pine Healing Arts and earning a mortarboard that doubles as an emergency massage bed.