A lot of progress is being made in terms of access to healthcare in the North Country, but hospitals, clinics and health centers aren’t the only health and wellness options available.
Natural, holistic, and alternative healing modalities are strong and effective practices that help support the body, mind, and spirit, by bringing you into balance.
These modalities are not meant to replace medical treatment or advice, they are meant to work in collaboration with the traditional medical community, encouraging health and wellness.
There are a lot of alternative and complementary healing modalities available here in St. Lawrence County. We’ll be covering this blog post in two parts (part one of this blog post can be found here) and have tried to find practitioners for each modality. If we’ve inadvertently left someone off the list, please contact us so we can add them!
A birth doula is a person who provides emotional and physical support to expecting moms during pregnancy and childbirth.
MamaBirth YOGA (Sara Oakley)
Serving St. Lawrence County
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that embraces the mind, body, and spirit. Helping to reduce stress and improve flexibility and balance, Tai Chi involves a series of movements that teach you how to move in a relaxed but focused state of awareness. There are infinite benefits of practicing Tai Chi, but to name a few: improved mood and ability to cope with daily challenges, improved flexibility and balance, joint and muscle pain relief, lower blood pressure, increased energy and stamina.
North Country Tai Chi, LLC (Master Sean Boutin)
Heuvelton, Canton, and Potsdam NY
Yoga is a mind-body practice with an ancient history based in Indian philosophy. There are various styles of yoga with different focuses - but in general yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation to promote balanced healing in body, mind, and spirit.
Flying Lotus Yoga Center & Juice Bar
Trillium Wellness Center
The Yoga Loft
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that is a simple, natural, and safe method of channeling universal “life force energy” through the body to improve overall health and wellness. Through stress reduction and relaxation, Reiki can help encourage a state encouraging the body’s ability to heal itself.
Upper Room Reiki (Sarah Pickard)
Golden Room Reiki (Katie Davis)
Healing Arrow Holistics (Shannon Richardson, M.Ed., RMP)
Peaceful Holistic Healing (Kelly Charlton)
MediSpa at St. Lawrence Surgery (Amy Jo Douglas)
Tarot dates back to the 15th century, using a deck of 78 cards to play games. Today, the Tarot is a tool for readers to gain insight into the past, present, and future by presenting a question then drawing and interpreting cards. Tarot readings can bring clarity and guidance to current situations, and help the querent to gain perspective when making difficult decisions.
Phoenix Moon Energy (Patti Mason)
Readings by Angie (Angie Dunsin)
Psychic Rich (Richard Tenice)
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to relieve compression in the bones of the head, sacrum, and spinal column. Using gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back, CST can help to relieve stress and pain caused by compression as well as a number of other conditions.
Mindy's Healing Hands (Mindy Cornell, LMT, RCST)
Meditation is a practice that can help with focus and awareness, as well as innumerable other health benefits including relaxation and stress management. There are a wide variety of meditation techniques that involve different practices such as breath work, mindfulness, or focusing on a single object.
Alternative healing is available for your furry loved ones as well. These modalities might include massage, acupuncture, herbal therapies, and more.
Canton Animal Clinic: Harmony Wellness Center
Did we miss any modalities in our two part series? Want us to add someone to this list? Contact us, blog posts are living resources and we are happy to make additions and improvements with the help of our community.