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Hands Therapeutic Massage
4.6
from 33 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Ames W.
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Massages are a must must must for holistic health - I truly believe this ... but just like coffee or cars or anything else - there is always good, better, and the best. I've been a regular massage client for almost half my life and it wasn't until I became a member at Massage Green that I realized I'd been getting only good. For less the cost, I now experience the BEST healing and therapeutic massage. Michael is unique in that he is the only massage therapists that delivers a massage that does exactly what your body needs at that particular moment. After a good massage, I would feel rejuvenated and energetic. After a massage from Michael, I feel like I receive a new heavenly body. I'm relaxed, I'm not in pain, I can move without feeling like I'll break; I'm limber, flexible, and energized to the point that I feel like I could run a marathon ... while hula-hooping! At the same time, I sloth, feel light and free like a feather on the wind. Michael's specialty is hot stones and I believe he was gifted with the gift of healing. I hate to tell you all this because that will mean more clients for Michael and less available slots for my Michael massages. He's really the best - therapeutically, his technique can't be beat and he's perfectly professional. Do your body good and book a massage with Michael! You deserve it!

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Relax and Picture This
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
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Sara B.
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Pat was wonderful. On a desperate whim I decided to try thumbtack. Due to my disability I am unable to drive and I really need a massage therapist asap. Pat was available next day and for a very reasonable fee could come to my home. She is very kind, polite, on time, courteous and professional. Pat and I also had a good time discussing holistic medicine as well. I felt the massage was beneficial and she was always aware of what areas needed more pressure.

Peace Holistic Health Spa
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carol G.
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Reiki Treatment, my first and an amazing experience. Karen is very nurturing and her treatments are so warm and soothing. Four weeks of treatments and I was off the medicine I was supposed to need for the rest of my life.

Shelly P.
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Angela takes special care of her clients, the animals she works with, and even the herbs and plants that she grows and uses to help heal. She had a warm and loving energy as she worked with us and shared her knowledge and expertise. She is professional and friendly, so I felt that she not only respected me and my family, but also opened her heart to us.

  • 32 years in business
Pat T.
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It is rewarding to see the success acupuncture brings. My friends are able to get off several pills a day and feel better. Acupuncture for pain relief lasts longer than pills and has no side affects. Dr Flynn is a true healer. He is intutive, sensing the area that needs treatment and goes directly to the souce of the ailment. He believes in correcting the problem a patient is suffering from and sends them back to living a full life. Acupuncture is how I keep myself healthy. My personal insurance plan is regular acupuncture treatments. My health is better sans pills. Last winter I did not have one sick day and I give that success to Dr Flynn's care. Did I say I am "well" past 60 years old?

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At The Center for Integrative Wellness, our "specialty" is you. Drs. Nicholas Morgan and Lanae Mullane are Lansing, Michigan's only licensed naturopathic physicians. We offer a safe, alternative, holistic, cost-effective, and individualized approach for Michigan residents seeking holistic medicine, ways to complement their conventional health care, or education about how lifestyle changes can promote wellness to optimize their health. Located in Lansing's Old Town, we have a patient-oriented practice that combines evidence-based alternatives like nutrition, dietary intervention, herbal/botanical medicine, and lifestyle modifications with your current conventional medicine for a truly holistic approach. If you are seeking integrative medicine that is functional, less invasive and patient centered, then call today for a free 10-minute consultation with a naturopathic physician. During your natural medicine consultation, you can become a new patient or simply learn what we can do to improve your overall wellness.

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About

All of my services are customized to each of my clients. All services begin with a consultation of what the client is seeking in their service.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am an experienced tarot reader (14 years) and a Reiki Master. I offer reiki sessions and also attunements (teaching). I love sharing this wonderful healing modality and am excited to see the mental, emotional, and physical benefits in the lives of my clients.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is classified as an alternative healing method, but licensed naturopathic doctors share some of the same academic background as conventional medical doctors and can often prescribe some medications. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), naturopathic medicine is holistic care that addresses a wide range of problems including (but not limited to) allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Naturopathic medicine aims to strengthen and empower the body and its organs to heal itself through low-force interventions. Here are some examples of the type of medical services often provided by naturopathic doctors, as cited by the AANP:

  • Clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Botanical medicine
  • Naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy)
  • Hygiene
  • Counseling
  • Minor surgery
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intravenous and injection therapy
  • Naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth)

Do naturopaths take insurance?

Many naturopathic doctors accept insurance, but a separate question is whether your insurance covers alternative and naturopathic services. There are several steps you can take to find out:

  • Verify whether you live in one of the 20 states that currently licenses naturopathic physicians:
    • Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.
  • Confirm whether your insurance will cover naturopathic medical services. Read your insurance plan’s fine print, verify whether naturopathic doctors fall into your insurance carrier’s definition of a doctor, and confirm that the care you are receiving is considered medically necessary. Questions to ask your insurance provider could include:
    • Am I covered for this treatment by a naturopathic physician?
    • Do I need a referral?
    • Is there a list of approved naturopathic doctors in my network?
    • What will the co-pay be?
    • Are there limits to my naturopathic coverage?
  • Before seeking medical care, it’s key to understand the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a naturopath. Anyone may advertise themselves as a naturopath, while to be a licensed naturopathic doctor, a person must complete academic and clinical training.

Can naturopathic doctors prescribe medication?

Licensed naturopathic doctors can prescribe some pharmaceutical medication. Naturopathic doctors complete academic training similar to that of conventional physicians: a bachelor’s degree with a focus on pre-med studies, followed by a four-year residential naturopathic medical program whose first two years have a similar foundation to that of a conventional medical school. After completing their studies, they must pass a post-doctoral exam. Although licensed naturopathic physicians are able to prescribe medication, they usually focus on prevention rather than treatment of symptoms. A naturopathic doctor will offer a holistic approach to your care that encompasses your mental, physical and emotional health. While they will prescribe medication as needed to treat illness, they are also likely to be creating shifts in your lifestyle and nutrition to effect deeper changes in your body’s response to illness.   

How do you find a good naturopath?

It’s important not to get misled by the title “naturopath” when searching for a naturopathic doctor. A naturopathic doctor is a licensed professional, while anyone who so desires can call themselves a naturopath. A naturopathic doctor has completed eight years of schooling and is licensed to provide high-quality medical care. When searching for a naturopathic doctor, a good place to start is by researching your state’s licensing and regulatory body for that profession.

Currently, 20 U.S. states license the practice of naturopathic medicine. For those seeking holistic, body-centered healing solutions, a naturopathic doctor can be a good fit. They use natural medicines as well as treatments such as electrotherapy and ayurvedic medicine to encourage the body to heal. Once you have determined a list of naturopathic physicians who are licensed in your state, look for reviews, ask for referrals, and interview the physician in person or by phone to find the right care provider for your health needs.

How long do naturopathic doctors go to school?

Like conventional physicians, naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous academic and clinical training prior to practice. Typically naturopathic doctors go to school for eight years. There are currently 20 states in the U.S. that provide licensing for naturopathic doctors. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a naturopathic doctor must complete a bachelor’s degree and an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical program, and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination, the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), in order to receive a license or registration to practice medicine.

The first two years of the residential naturopathic medical program cover many of the same areas of study as conventional medical schools. Naturopathic doctors provide primary patient holistic care. The goal of naturopathic medicine is preventative care and a focus on low force intervention healing methods. This can include natural medicines, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and much more. Naturopathic doctors often work in tandem with conventional medical doctors, as the two practices complement one another.

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