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Portsmouth Holistic Health Professionals

Browse these holistic health services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Portsmouth.

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Odalis R.
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My experience with Suzan was life changing. I started feeling better right after my first Reiki treatment with her. After a couple of treatments with her my Doctors starting noticing changes on X-Rays that were not attributed to their treatments. My health and life have improved through her healing and spiritual mentoring. She is very professional and available when I have any questions. Her knowledge of Reiki, Hypnotherapy and other Energy Healing modalities are amazing. Her passion about the modalities that she practices are to admire. My interest on healing modalities were sparked through her healing and mentoring. After seeing Suzan for a couple of months I became a Reiki Practitioner as well and my life now is surrounded by healing arts. I will always be grateful for having her cross my journey.

Lynise P.
5.0
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  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley P.
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Lynise is very knowledgeable, intuitive and a great teacher. She addresses all of your concerns and answers all of your questions in an easy to understand manor and makes the steps to living a healthy and holistic life simple and gets you excited about the journey to being the best version of yourself, mind, body and spirit. Her great energy and yummy healthy food alternatives definitely is an added bonus

Gratitude Massage Therapy
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Julie K.
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    I have been going to Gratitude Massage Therapy for two years, and I cannot say enough good things about it. I have a variety of health issues, from multiple spinal surgeries to rheumatoid arthritis and my massage therapist has been able to help be continue in my active life style. I wouldn't go any place else!

    The Ohana Center
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Brandi D.
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    Melissa did an amazing job, she was very knowledgeable and really helped me understand how she was fixing my issue and steps to take in order to stay on top of it :) I will definitely be going back and referring friends!

    Lorri D.
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    I'm a registered nurse who first met Dean when I owned a holistic health practice on Boston's south shore. His technique is flawless. He possesses that hard to find balance of compassion, skill, humor and professionalism that puts clients immediately at ease. I was a client until he moved, and miss the positive results I received from my sessions. Like the sign says, he's "wicked awesome!" Lorri Ann Devlin, BSN, MS, RN

    Jason H.
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    If you're looking for relaxation this is the place to come to. I received a 30min massage from Debbie and she took great care of me. I definitely plan on going back. Thanks

    • 19 years in business
    Kathleen V.
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    Helen is so very caring and knowledgeable. Each treatment she provides is personalized for your specific issue and concern. She takes the time to listen to you and she carefully explains the treatment she will be giving you and how it will address your issue. She also provides information and strategies to do on your own so you can continue to be healthy. Helen is the very best there is!! I highly recommend her to everyone!

    Transforming Lives
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Sydney R.
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    Beverly made my first home buying experience so simple, and she was always willing to work with me to meet deadlines despite my odd working hours.

    Emily M.
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    Shannon was my massage therapist in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada before she came to Virginia Beach. I am a Medical Office Assistant and Typist as well as an individual who was suffering from thoracic-cervical chronic strain, shoulder/neck pain, lower back pain, (L) piriformis syndrome and a high level of stress. My chiropractor referred me to have massage therapy because of the intensity of my injury at that time and I also required frequent treatments of both massage and chiropractor. Shannon had been my massage therapist since January, 2009 on a weekly basis until the time she left to go to Virginia Beach. Many times I was in a lot of pain and after having a massage treatment from Shannon, I was amazed and quite impressed with how relaxed my muscles felt and how much of the pain was gone - and I noticed I began benefiting with having better sleep too! Piriformis syndrome is extremely painful - anyone who has ever had this would agree! During this time I couldn't even work. Each treatment I had was well worth the expense and I know without these treatments I would not have recovered as quickly as I did and I would not be as good of shape that I am in today. I will be forever grateful for the massage treatments I received from Shannon and what they did for me and I highly recommend her services without hesitation. My Dad was 91 at that time and he suffered from osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fractured (L) hip and (L) knee pain and was in a LOT of pain. I took him to see Shannon to see if massage would help him. My Dad received a few treatments from Shannon and he did benefit from receiving these treatments. Shannon would lower her massage table in advance so that he was able to get on it and made some adjustments so he would be comfortable then proceeded with the treatments - plus she allowed me to be in the room with him while she treated him. Because my Dad was living with me and I was looking after him I was able to see first-hand if these massage treatments were helping him or not. I noticed that his level of pain decreased and his mobility increased allowing him to enjoy better quality life. Today as I am writing this - he is still here at 92 years of age - his level of pain is manageable and next to none, he is mobile, his mind is alert and he is enjoying his life and is still living with me. On a personal level I have found Shannon to be very polite, courteous, friendly and very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. She loves her work and it shines through her. I always looked forward to my massage treatments and conversations with her and I still miss her, but also understand and support her future endeavors. Virginia Beach you have an AWESOME massage therapist!!!

    • 8 years in business
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    I address all sides of reaching your goal including nutrition, thoughts, habits, mini-goals, etc.

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    I have been a certified massage therapist since 2003 and specialize in many modalities including Ortho-Bionomy. It is a very effective modality that works with the body. I have helped people with everything from migraines, vertigo, frozen shoulders, and sports injuries.

    • 23 years in business
    About

    I'm a caring and talented massage therapist. I've worked with many different people, and I love the interaction between the client and myself. I always provide the best service possible.

    • 22 years in business
    About

    People are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Come visit our Virginia Beach location today!

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    I offer personal touch, massage therapy, nutrition assistance, assistance with the activities of daily living and marriage counseling!

    • 3 years in business
    About

    Holistic Family Practice is a Naturopathic Healthcare Practice serving Hampton Roads families. Dr Steele, a Naturopathic doctor with a specialty in Functional Medicine. She works with little children, adults, as well as elderly addressing family members with acute, and chronic diseases using an all natural approach. Dr Steele has been in the natural healthcare field for 15 years and believes the body can heal itself if given the right environment. Her goal is to help families prevent, reverse, and stop disease progression while finding causes of the bodies imbalances. She has a clinic at the Oceanfront, with her staff, where she helps families all over Hampton Roads live naturally.

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    I was certified in 2002 by NCBTBM. I attended the Advanced Fuller School of Massage. I have been a teacher/program chairperson at a college for five years. I am also a CPR instructor through AHA. I am proficient in all modalities of massage and bodywork. I will answer serious and ethical inquires only.

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    We offer private one-on-one sessions in the following specialties: 1. Conditioning and Rehabilitation 2. Strength and Flexibility 3. Pilates 4. Yoga 5. Myofascial Release (MFR) Therapy 6. Nutrition 7. Weight Loss and Maintenance

    Q & A

    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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