Holistic Wellness Services
- Holistic Psychotherapy
- Kabbalah Life Coaching
- Reconnective Healing
- Massage / Body Work
- Specialty Yoga
- Nutrition Counseling
Holistic Psychotherapy is a conscious, skillful, organic blending of eastern methods of healing with western healing psychotherapies that safely support you so that you can relate to yourself with understanding, respect, appreciation, and joy. Holistic Psychotherapy recognizes that you have all the answers and its function is to help you access those answers with competence, responsible action, and a felt sensation of healthy control.
Generally speaking, traditional psychotherapy focuses on problematic thoughts and behavior, interprets the underlining meaning of these thoughts and behavior, and then provides solutions that are practiced by clients and adjusted as circumstances warrant. Unlike traditional psychotherapy, Holistic Psychotherapy optimally fosters growth and healing by noting the synergistic relationship between all the ways we experience ourselves and the world—thinking, feeling, doing, and sensing. Holistic practitioners then channel this knowledge through methods that support the healthy interaction between the processes of the thinking mind, the feeling body, and the emotionally infused spirit to bring growth and healing.
Holistic Psychotherapy engages methods that encourage us to talk, feel, act and sense in ways that make our experiences manageable, safe, and empowering. Holistic Psychotherapy helps us make sense out of anxious and depressed states, manage overpowering feelings, bring solutions to our problems, and teaches us how to effectively plan for our future. Holistic Psychotherapy is the equivalent of preventive medicine. A holistic practitioner will assess what area or areas of self are causing distress–the mind, the body, or the emotions–and how each area is affecting the other. A holistic psychotherapist has state of the art tools and methods honed by years of practice and ongoing training to help individuals, couples, and families identify the source of depressed and anxious experiences while helping to alleviate them, and then provides guidance to develop preventive skills to protect against reoccurrence.
Rosemary Marcaccio ([email protected] / 516-582-6424)
Alissa Schwartz ([email protected] / 631-495-4248)
Fran Thuro ([email protected] / 516-819-2480)
Susan Koenig ([email protected] / 631-521-0966)
Aviva Guttmann ([email protected] / 631-885-4375)
Raena Pastore ([email protected] / 631-680-9499)
Gina Greco ([email protected] / 631-487-2633)
Kabbalah is the ancient and mystical blueprint of creation, universal to all. Secretive and hidden for centuries, it is now available due to a rise in seekers searching for truth, and a way to align themselves with the energy of creation.
Deborah Peretz ([email protected] / 631-891-8133)
Reconnective Healing is a comprehensive healing approach within the growing field of Energy Healthcare with the capacity to promote dramatic shifts in our health and well-being on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
It is a revolutionary process that naturally activates our innate healing capacity to return to a state of balance and harmony through our connection to universal vibrational frequencies that exist in and around us all the time.
During a Reconnective Healing session the practitioner accesses these frequencies, like a radio receiver tuning into a broadcast signal, and begins to resonate with these vibrations, creating the conditions necessary for their clients to do the same. It is through this interaction that the healing process unfolds.
During your Reconnective Healing session, you will lie face-up on a massage table, fully-clothed, as you allow yourself to relax and gently notice what you are experiencing. Although this process is facilitated “hands-off” you may observe a variety of sensory or physical sensations as your body begins to register its interactions with the Reconnective Healing frequencies.
Appointments are scheduled for 1 hour, which includes approximately 30 – 35 minutes of table time, after which you will discuss your experience. Only 1 to 3 sessions are recommended to derive benefits.
Rob Koenig ([email protected] / 631-338-9400)
Deborah Peretz ([email protected] / 631-891-8133)
Patricia Conroy ([email protected] / 516-503-1272)
Meditation brings clarity, balance, peace and awareness to body, mind and soul. New to Meditation? Not to worry! We’ll guide you through easy techniques. Small group sessions are 1 hour in length and include: a soul/life discussion, guided instruction for breathing techniques, a silent meditation, and time for Q & A.
Developing a regular meditation practice results in a number of benefits including: stress reduction, improved concentration, stronger immune health, better sleep patterns, and a greater sense of peace and happiness in one’s life.
Learn to take CONTROL of all aspects of your life. Whether your issue stems from a lack of willpower, anxiety, poor self-confidence, fear, or virtually any problem caused by your worrying mind and not requiring medical attention, hypnosis can help resolve it.
First, a relaxing and detailed approach is used to identify the root/origin of your concerns. Followed with calm, effective techniques to remove bad habits, behaviors, negative feelings and replace them with NEW ways of thinking and positive approaches to any challenges you may face.
Specialty areas include Weight Loss, Anxiety, Smoking Cessation, Self Confidence, and much more.
Alissa Schwartz ([email protected] / 631-495-4248)
Steve Interrante ([email protected] / 631-553-1221)
Massage / Body Work
Honor your body – the temple of your soul, by choosing from among our customizable massage and/or body work services.
Swedish – Good for relaxation, general muscle fatigue & soreness (available for 60 or 90 minutes)
Deep Tissue – Good for chronic pain & spasms (available for 60 or 90 minutes)
AMMA – A Chinese style used to decrease pain, increase blood flow, & help the Qi flow freely (available for 60 or 90 minutes)
Lymphatic – For sluggishness, swelling, and fatigue. Boosts immunity, good for bouncing back from a cold/flu (available for 60 or 90 minutes)
Prenatal – To ease the discomforts associated with pregnancy (available for 60 or 90 minutes) – MUST have a doctors note
Medical – 45-Minute massage for injuries or pain, usually due to some form of accident or injury (usually No-Fault)
Migraine Therapy – This 30-minute massage incorporates aromatherapy & cold stones to reduce/prevent the pain associated with migraine headaches.
TMJ Massage – This 30-minute massage focuses on the jaw & neck to reduce pain.
Enhance your massage experience with one of these luxurious add-on’s!
Aromatherapy: Essential oils are added to suit specific needs deepening a sense of relaxation, elevating moods, to reducing sinus congestion.
Reflexology: Focus specifically to the pressure points of the hands & feet
Hot Stone: Heated stones add comfort, stress relief, & a deeper sensation of release in the muscle tissue
Hot Bamboo: Heated bamboo sticks release fascia, aid in deeper muscle release, & reduce tension
A technique similar to Acupuncture, only it is performed without Acupuncture needles. It is based on the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which utilize “meridians” and their accompanying acupuncture points to effectively bring relief by re-balancing the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to the acupuncture points, to clear blockages in the the body. Good for pain management, nausea, headaches, stress and anxiety (30-minute appointment).
A traditional Korean form of physical manipulation. Kyo Jung incorporates assisted stretches, medical massage, and the use of props to open up the muscles and joints to realign the body structures. It can also restore healthy movement to the body, lessen everyday aches and pains, and bring awareness to the posture to correct physical imbalances and facilitate change (45-minute appointment).
Repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth edged instrument, to produce light bruising. It releases unhealthy elements from injured areas, and stimulates blood flow and healing (45-minute appointment).
An ancient form of alternative medicine where a therapist puts special cups on the skin to create suction. Used to help pain, blood flow, inflammation, relaxation, well-being, and massage (30-minute appointment).
The Holistic Center for Soulful Living offers a wide variety of yoga class styles including: Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini. Classes are offered 7 days per week and include morning, afternoon, and evening choices. Several class package options are available to meet your preferences and needs.
Check the schedule for other exciting yoga opportunities like Generations Yoga (for kids and their adult family members), Yoga without Barriers (offering opportunities for disabled adults to access the benefits of a yoga practice), Pilates, and more!
Private yoga sessions are also available upon request.
Whether you are looking to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent diabetes or just want to eat better, nutrition counseling is designed to set individualized goals and priorities.
During the initial consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss your health history, food likes and dislikes, physical activity and general lifestyle so that your personalized nutrition plan is safe, effective and appropriate for you. Follow up sessions will focus on your progress and identify any barriers (and solutions) to progress.
Gemma Saylor ([email protected] / 917-374-8864)
In Acupuncture, every patient in considered unique, which means every treatment is customized to the needs of the patient. The goal of each treatment is not to just address the symptoms, but to correct the imbalanced system as a whole. This way, the optimal treatment can be created, using the least amount of needles.
Acupuncture for Pain Management
From arthritis pain to acute strains and sprains, and everything in between…there’s a needle for that:
⦁ Acupuncture can inactivate the source of pain by adjusting or modifying endorphin levels, meaning that Acupuncture can alleviate the awareness of pain
⦁ Acupuncture has been shown to have a lower risk of adverse effects than some drugs or other medical interventions
⦁ Acupuncture can effectively relieve myofascial pain, and numb pain signals
⦁ Acupuncture improves circulation of blood through the body, which oxygenates the tissues and relaxes the muscles
⦁ Acupuncture can affect the neurotransmitters, immune system, or hormone levels
Acupuncture for Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses worldwide. Those that suffer can no longer manage stressful situations, and the mind can become overloaded, and fail to develop ways of coping. Acupuncture can be safely combined with conventional treatments, to enhance their beneficial effects and reduce unwanted side-effects.
⦁ External circumstances beyond a persons control can set off anxiety. Acupuncture allows a persons body to take back control, by balancing the body’s biochemical homeostatic mechanisms
⦁ Acupuncture can slow the body’s production of stress hormones, by releasing natural pain-killing chemicals in the brain (endorphins), which can help decrease the heart rate and lower blood pressure
⦁ Acupuncture acts on the areas of the brain that reduce sensitivity to stress and pain, it helps to deactivate the “analytical” brain (responsible for anxiety and worry), and promotes relaxation.
⦁ Acupuncture regulates the levels of neurotransmitters and hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, GABA, and noradrenaline. This alters the brains mood chemistry, and helps to combat negative affective states.
Acupuncture and Depression
It’s estimated that approximately 1 in 5 people will experience clinical depression at least once in their lifetime. Clinical depression differs in that, it is a long-lasting and intense emotional, physical, and cognitive state greatly affecting day to day life. Acupuncture can be safely combined with conventional medical treatements to help enhance beneficial effects while reducing the side effects.
⦁ Acupuncture is similiar in effectiveness to anti-depressant medications, without having the side-effects of those medications
⦁ Acupuncture can increase productions of serotonin and endorphins, and acts through neurochemical pathways including dopamine, cortisol, and noradrenaline.
⦁ Acupuncture can reverse stress-induced changes in biochemistry and behavior
⦁ Acupuncture can help resolve physical ailments, like chronic pain, which can be a contributing cause of depression
Acupuncture and Addiction
Acupuncture is NOT a standalone treatment for substance addiction. When combined with other recovery strategies (psychotherapy, 12-step programs, group counseling, etc), it can enhance the healing and recovery of the patient. Acupuncture for addiction recovery is done primarily with Auricular Acupuncture (meaning the needles are inserted into the ears). Some points along the arms and legs are added to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Auricular Acupuncture helps to:
⦁ Reduce cravings
⦁ Ease withdrawal symptoms and pain
⦁ Regulate sleep and emotions
⦁ Decrease anxiety and stress
⦁ Acupunctue affects the dopaminergic system in the brain to help decrease the positive reinforcement of addiction, and help reduce drug use.
⦁ During recovery, Acupuncture inhibits GABA neurons to decrease withdrawal, and stimulates dopamine to improve mood, further alleviating withdrawal symptoms
Five specific points are used in Auricular Acupuncture for Addiction Recovery:
⦁ Kidney Point: repairs function and eases fear
⦁ Liver Point: removes toxins from the liver and blood, curbs aggression
⦁ Lung Point: improves lung function, alleviates feelings of grief
⦁ Shen Men: decreases anxiety
⦁ Sympathetic Point: promotes relaxation, soothes the nervous system