I am dedicated to helping my patient improve their health as quickly and completely as possible. The best results come when the doctor fits the treatment to the patient needs rather than treating everybody with the same technique.
This idea has led me to a multidisciplinary approach to improving patient’s health incorporating chiropractic, applied kinesiology (AK), nutrition, emotional release, cranial techniques, muscle balancing, soft tissue release and rehabilitative exercise. As a doctor the hardest part is determining which therapy is the most appropriate. This is where AK shines. Through AK muscle testing, the body reveals which therapy it will respond to best. Cutting through the clutter of the symptoms a patient may present with, allows for quicker results.
My ideal patient wants to use a healthcare approach without the use of drugs, take an active role in their health, and look to avoid medical interventions. Improving the body’s ability to function helps all types of patients. Athletes notice improved performance and quicker recovery and those with chronic health problems often find the first relief in years. For more information, visit my website or my blog.
Dr. Michelle is a Buffalo native who spent the last twelve years in Northern Virginia serving the birth community. Dr. Michelle has had the joy of working exclusively with pregnant women (and their babies) for the last seven years helping women achieve the birth they are dreaming of.
Dr. Michelle believes strongly in the strength of women and their ability to deliver naturally. It is her passion to empower women with the knowledge they need to have a peaceful pregnancy, beautiful birth and the post partum experience that they desire. For more on Dr. Michelle visit her website or read her blog.
Her unique practice allows for time to pay special attention to the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis and low back that support the uterus, pelvis, tailbone, and low back. Chiropractic care during pregnancy identifies and removes mechanical strain from the spine and pelvis, allowing for a more comfortable pregnancy and peaceful birth.
As a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Usui, Karuna, and Kundalini Reiki Master Teacher, and Mediation coach, I am abundantly grateful to all of my teachers, and the transformational practices and techniques I’ve learned from them, which include various styles of yoga, Reiki, and Vipassana, Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation. Using a personalized blend of these healing and sacred techniques and practices, I enjoy helping clients leave behind feelings and patterns of physical and emotional pain, blockages, old habits and ways of life, so they can live truly present lives for themselves and their families.
Yoga, Reiki, and meditation came in to my life exactly when I needed them most. I’ve been blessed to have had amazing teachers and experiences to grow my own practice and I truly enjoy bringing those forward to share with others in accessible ways. These practices over time showed me a way of life that made sense and helped me uncover the person I was meant to be.
I am blessed to be married to Erin Schifferli, an amazing and inspiring woman, and father to four dynamic children, who are the greatest of teachers and sources of learning. Together we share the desire to offer health, wellness, and meditation all who seek it. We, as a family hope, to create a safe, sacred space for all to practice, learn, and grow in – both internally, and together. We are continually inspired by the local community and are very grateful to be a part of it.
I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.
-Chief Crazy Horse
- Registered Dietitian
- NY Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist
- Certificate of Training in Weight Management
- Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State University
Theresa’s balanced approach to Nutrition Counseling is centered on sustainable dietary and lifestyle changes. Her mission is to provide practical education and support to help her clients naturally achieve a healthier state of being.
She has been working in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Registered Dietitian for the past 15 years. Her experience has centered around helping clients with Prenatal and Pediatric nutrition issues as well as the management of weight, Diabetes and Heart Disease. She has also worked with clients who face food-related allergies and sensitivities.
Theresa’s passionate about exploring the areas of sustainability as it relates to food, food production and health. She works with clients to develop an understanding of the relationship between food and health – including natural and sustainable kitchen practices.
She counts several settings on her list of past work experiences including: Public Health Clinic, Acute Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Home Care, and private gyms. In 2010 Theresa received a certificate of training in weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Theresa lives with her husband and three children in East Aurora. As someone who deeply believes in the value of wellness, she is excited to share her expertise and passion with the community through her private practice at JoyWheel Yoga and Wellness.
Theresa can be contacted for work with individuals or groups.
I offer an organic and holistic approach to skin health, and am passionate about bringing product safety into your spa services and at-home care. What we put on our skin most certainly has an impact on our inward health, as many products penetrate and become absorbed into our bodies. Unfortunately, endocrine disrupting ingredients such as parabens, talc, soy, etc., are very prevalent in skin care and cosmetics today. The US has very little regulation on what goes into the beauty market. Just as many are realizing the importance of reading labels before consuming foods, we must do the same for what we apply topically.
My personal health journey has led me to look closely at the products I use personally and professionally. I use professional quality, truly clean organic skin care products from Elle Pea Tee and 100% Pure Makeup with my clients. I am also Alexandria Professional certified in Sugaring Hair Removal.
Book online or text/call 607.227.2291
Buffalo Native, Healer & Teacher
200hr RYT, Reiki Master Teacher, Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Sacred Plant Medicine Practitioner, Folk Herbalist
Ashley is a Buffalo native who attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Biology, with a minor in Physics and Chemistry. After finishing college Ashley began her apprenticeship in India, which turned into 3 years of studies throughout Asia. She trained in Ayurvedic Therapy, Yoga, Meditation, Plant Medicine, and Energy Medicine. After her travels, she began apprenticing as a traditional Folk Herbalist and Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner in Vermont. She offers private meditation & Integrated Energy Healing sessions as well as Herbalism and Sacred Plant Medicine.
“My Integrative Energy Healing Sessions are a combination of multiple disciplines that I’ve studied over the years. I include Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Theta Healing, intuitive energy work, healing touch, crystal therapy, plant spirit medicine, and shamanic journeying. Sessions are very relaxing and often provide insight into our own process of healing. I also work with Folk herbalism, plant spirit medicine and meditation practices to create a personalized plan for your optimal health and wellbeing.
I’m very passionate about changing the way we view our health and healing. It’s very easy to look to plants or healing sessions to replace our medicine cabinets, but true healing rarely happens overnight; it takes patience and practice. Healing is about creating a willingness to grow and change and re-define our relationships. Relationships with ourselves and our bodies, as well as with the Plants that heal us, the soil they grow in, the Earth that holds us, and all the life fostered here. It’s about changing the way we see our role in all of that. I like to think that my role in all of this is giving you the tools and knowledge necessary for you to heal yourself.”
Alicia Vega, LMT
Alicia attended the New York Institute of Massage and has over six years of experience treating clients. She specializes in injury rehabilitation, stress relieving techniques and prenatal massage care. She has also taken continuing education classes in Thai Yoga massage and myofascial release therapy. She accepts many Blue Cross Blue Shield and Independent Health plans as well as No Fault insurance claims.
In addition, Alicia is also a licensed Esthetician and attended the New York Institute of Esthetics. Esthetics treatments include facials, body treatments, microdermabrasion and waxing.
You can reach Alicia to schedule a session at: 716-698-3939