Definition: Nutrition – the process of providing or obtaining food necessary for health and growth
Nutrition is far more involved then calories in and calories out. Here at the Harkness Wellness Center we help guide you to build a plan that is best for your lifestyle. Whether it is for losing weight, recovering from an illness, injury, surgery or learning to eat healthy for longevity we want to ensure that the strategy you agreed-upon is right for you. For example, if you dine out often, or you have very limited free time, a plan that requires you to cook at home won’t be a good fit. We may need to tweak your plan or approach based on feedback from you regarding your results and how you’re feeling. Follow-ups are also an opportunity to ask questions, prepare for challenging situations, learn about new tools, resources, or products, and feel supported. A one time visit can’t possibly offer everything you need to succeed. We work with clients through office visits, by phone, email, and even texting. Communications is a good way to keep on track with your progress. Sometimes our clients will text or phone us from a supermarket or a restaurant with a question or a text from a “get together” to ask which party fare is best. In our practice we work towards helping you achieve your goals.
Nutrition counseling doesn’t always mean just talking about food. I often find myself talking to clients about issues related to food that go beyond nutrition. For some that means a lack of support or even sabotage from their significant other, friends or family. Others feel that their job, workplace, or community get in the way of following through with healthy changes. Many of my clients struggle with emotional eating. In many cases my role is to help coach to through what gets in the way of following my advice. In other words, if you were “good” all day, and wound up binge eating while binge watching Netflix, don’t be afraid to talk about it.
Our practice offers individual counseling as well as family counseling and we also have programs for companies that wish to offer wellness options for their employees.
Phone & Office Visit - 1 hour per session
Initial Consultation includes Compass Bio-Energy Scan
Online Nutrition Program - Printed Program
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
A Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) simply stated, is a screening test that measures all contents of your hair. However, a hair tissue mineral analysis is much more than just. This sample provides a mental blueprint of one’s biochemistry; a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about one’s metabolic rates, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity.
The HTMA is a screening test low-level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a sample of hair. It is a tissue mineral biopsy is noninvasive, relatively inexpensive and extremely accurate. A Hair tissue mineral analysis is considered a standard test used around the world for the biological monitoring trace elements toxic metals in humans and animal species. The same technology is used for soil testing rock samples to detect minimal levels.
Hair, like all other body tissues, contains minerals that are deposited as the air grows. Although the Harris dead, minerals remain as they hair continues to grow out. A sample of hair cut close to the scalp provides information about mineral activity in the air that took place over the past three or four months, depending on the rate of hair growth.
You will receive a complete individualized test interpretation as well as information related to dietary and supplement changes to improve your overall health.
Our office does in-house hair sampling as well as supplying available hair sample kits and instructions for out of the area clients.
We also offer hair drug screening for individuals, parents, the court system and companies.
Cold Laser Therapy*
Cold or soft laser therapy, also known as Low energy therapy has been shown to reduce tissue pain, tenderness, normalize circulation patterns in tissue trauma, and increase collagen formation in wounds. Coldlasers work through more subtle tissue effects that can result in the reduction of both pain and inflammation, devoid of tissue destruction.
Clinical applications of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) include Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Myofascial Pain, and Trigger Points. Cold Laser Therapy is also used as pain management in the recovery of sports injuries, general injuries as well as post surgical recovery. In acute conditions it has been noted in research that a cooling effect in the “hot zone” on an injury post laser application where inflammation was most pronounced has lessened. Furthermore, 75% of the treatment group demonstrated improvement in pain and tenderness levels. There have also been numerous reports published that support the beneficial aspects of LLLT in tendon healing through laser’s positive effects on collagen tissue. There is considerably more and better research support for the use of cold laser application in wound healing perhaps than any of the above mentioned medical conditions. Cold laser is a very effective tool for promoting wound repair. This has valuable implications for the treatment of infected wounds.
By appointment - time depends on physical need
$25.00 per treatment
Compass Bio-Energy Scan*
The COMPASS System is a remarkable and reliable assessment tool. The COMPASS Bio-energy Scan health technology takes all the guess work out of choosing supplements. This technology helps eliminate wasted purchases of ineffective supplements. Additional health assessment over months can access the changes made in the health of the body. All you have to do is place your hand on a small device called a “cradle”. It is about the size of the average human hand. This device is the interface between you and a computer which sends digital signals to your body and measures your body’s responses. There are 76 Bio-markers that it reads and from the ones indicating out of balance, it determines what supplements will bring your system back into balance, and consequently improved health.
ZYTO ™ technology is used by more than 5,000 doctors and health care providers to help make decisions on the health care needs of their clients with 93% proven accuracy.
By appointment - approximately 30 minutes
Included with the in-office Initial Consultation
BEMER (Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation) Therapy
Like the magnetic field of the earth, the patented broad spectrum, pulsed electro-magnetic field signal generated by the BEMER, helps regulate, stabilize and support the basic processes of the body.
· Improve Micro-Circulation
· Support Immune System
· Increase Cellular Energy
· Optimize Performance
· Enhance Well-Being
BEMER can improve restricted circulation in the smallest blood vessels and thus support the body’s own self-healing and regeneration processes.
The circulatory system of our body is the engine that keeps us going. The heart pumps blood through the main arteries, but it relies on the additional power of the autonomous pumping motion of the microvessels . It is these very small vessels that reach the most remote parts of out body.
Without this microvessel track driving, most of our cells wuld be denied the nutrients required to function. They would be denied the nutrients required to function. They would drown in their own waste without the blood flow to cleanse them. This is fundamental for all metabolic processes. By these, our circulatory system also distributes hormones, immune cells, and other signaling molecules.
And this is where the BEMER divice comes into play.
· Better circulation
· Improved ImmuneSystem
· Increased Cellular energy
· Better physical and mental performance
Stronger feeling of Well-being
8 minutes per session
$15.00 per session or $50.00 per 5 sessions