Quakertown Wellness Practitioners
Quakertown Wellness has assembled a broad range of accomplished healthcare practitioners to help you achieve optimal health and healing. Each practitioner has many years of experience and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of integrative healthcare.
Take a moment to meet our outstanding staff.
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Sally Laux, BSN, M.Ac.
Sally Laux is founder and Director of the Quakertown Integrative Healthcare Center. She is an acupuncturist who has studied, practiced and integrated Western and Eastern medical philosophies since 1979. Sally received her BSN from Ohio State University and her Masters from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute Traditional Acupuncture Institute now in Laurel Maryland.
Sally has been in private practice as a Traditional Acupuncturist since 1994. She is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. Her primary areas of interest are in treating chronic conditions by harmonizing an individual's spiritual essence in relation to their health and well being – supporting them to live fully in the presence of their life circumstances.
If you are considering treatment, and would like more information, you are welcome to call her directly at 302-245-3281. This will allow for a more detailed conversation about your specific concerns in determining if acupuncture is right for you.
Kim D. Furtado, N.D.
Kim Furtado received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) degree from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. (link: www.bastyr.edu ) She also holds a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Biology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Inspired by the healing power of earth-based natural medicine, Dr. Furtado is dedicated to continued education and research about health, healing and medicine.
She enjoys serving as a community resource and effective educator of lifestyle changes. Kim is a member of the national organization of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). She is also a program director at the Delmarva Community Wellnet Foundation (www.edendelmarva.org).
Dr. Furtado supports the integration of diverse healing traditions or modalities (conventional, naturopathic, and many diverse traditions) which respect and maintains the integrity and individuality of each tradition's therapeutic approach. Through this balanced integration, we can evolve a diverse, healthy, sustainable and effective community health care system.
Dr. Furtado views healing as an active journey on which she is honored to travel with each person. She is dedicated to the principles of naturopathic medicine and the knowledge that all medicine begins with prevention.
Please see our Naturopathic Medicine section for more information on this
modality. To schedule an appointment or to speak with Dr. Furtado, please call, 302-945-2107. She can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through her website www.DrKimFurtado.com.
Debra Rose, L.Ac., LMT
Debra Rose has been a licensed massage therapist for 16 years. She is a graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute, in Washington DC, where she was also on teaching staff. Her modalities of massage include an integration of Swedish, deep tissue, and myofacial release.
In addition to her massage practice Debra received her Master Degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Laurel MD. Debra's focus of practice is to assist individuals with healing and balance on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
Karyn Jennings, LMT, NCTMBKaryn Jennings has been a massage therapist for 13 years. She graduated from The Baltimore School of Massage and later attended the Acupressure Institute of America in Berkley, Ca. Karyn combines both Eastern and Western techniques and theories to help to heal and calm the body, mind, and spirit. Her techniques include Swedish massage, Deep tissue, Myofascial release, acupressure, reflexology, a variety of energy work, including chakra balancing, and aroma therapy.
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Bonnie Schuyler, LMT, Reiki Master
Bonnie Schuyler is a licensed massage therapist and a Reiki Master. She graduated from the Baron & Butler School of Massage in Rehoboth, DE. She is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), and is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (AMBP).
She offers Swedish Massage, The Bellanina Facelift Massage, Raindrop Therapy (using essential oils down the spine), and Reiki (energy work).
Bonnie’s goal and passion is to help people deal with the stress in their life. Experts say more than 90 percent of disease is stress-related. We need to learn to take stress more seriously. Give yourself the opportunity to relax and re-charge, both mentally, physically and spiritually. It is an investment in your health and well-being.
Deborah M. Dobias, LMT
Deborah Dobias views massage therapy as part of who she is, not just what she does. Deborah is passionate about massage and holds the belief that treating each person as a whole, in mind, body and spirit provides constructive and productive life changes on all levels of health and healing. While providing individual techniques for each client, Deborah applies the synergistic blend of; Cranial Sacral, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Swedish, Myofasia Release, Aromatherapy, Prenatal Massage, Positional Release, Reiki, Deep Tissue, Instructional Couples Massage and varied Energy Balancing in her sessions as needed. She is noted for her gentle touch and caring ways. Deborah practices a holistic lifestyle and is honored to provide healthy alternatives for you.
Deborah's philosophy is "as a man thinks, so he is". Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change. Her sessions have as much to do with what her clients beliefs are, as where they are experiencing pain or discomfort, in this manner she is often able to connect to root causes. Deborah holds the intention of offering clients holistic health information, listening and assisting them in creating a life that encompasses love, respect, integrity, beauty and over all well~being.
Please see our massage therapy section for more information on this modality.
Kim Blanch, RN, LMT, RYT, CHHC
Kim started on her path to wellness in 1996 when she became a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist through the Baltimore School of Massage. Her desire for more knowledge of the body and its wonders took her to Maine where she earned her Registered Nurse degree. While in Maine, she explored trainings with various professionals in the bodywork arena, further developing her skills as a Massage Therapist. Combining her massage and medical background, she conducts a thorough intake while collaborating with her clients to develop a therapeutic session that can include techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release, among others. Her intention is to incorporate the necessary tools to ensure an optimal healing experience.
In 2005, she moved to Italy where she had the opportunity to expand her understanding of anatomy, energy and movement through experiential courses taught by instructors based in a Western European wellness model while continuing her work as a Massage Therapist. Upon returning to the States, she re-established her practice in Coastal Delaware. Since then, Kim has rounded out her ability to assist others in their pursuit of whole self wellness by becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Holistic Health Coach. By integrating mindful stretching, yogic philosophy, breathing techniques, lifestyle & nutritional counseling, her clients can choose the ways in which they want to be supported as they move along their path of wellness.
Kim’s true work in this thing called life is to be available for those looking to further their state of wellness through a proactive, integrated and conscious approach. As an RN, Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Coach, she has a variety of skill sets from which to draw upon as she collaborates with her clients on their path to whole self wellness.
Please see our massage therapy section for more information on this modality. If you would like to speak with Kim or schedule an appointment, you can call her directly at 302-757-9717 or email her at email@example.com.
Sue’s years as a healer began when she was just 14, when she learned laying-on-of-hands, channeled healing and meditation from her grandmother. By the age of 19, she was an elder of a spiritual community that had a membership of over 200. There they had weekly group healing sessions, a book store, and classes in meditation and metaphysics. From this beginning, Sue has, over the last 35+ years, sought out teachers and healers to help deepen her natural skills and build new ones.
Mixed in with her studies of spiritual development and healing, Sue also developed herself as an artist and crafts person. She studied painting, sculpture, weaving and design. Including, studing art therapy at Georgetown University. Art became a great way to ground and further understand the dynamic nature of creativity as it relates to healing.
Sue offers a variey of services, inclusing energy balancing and cearing, auric and health reading, soul and elemental RETIEVIAL, sound healing and acutonics, house clearings and blessings, and weddings and ceremonies.
Based on her combined gifts of clairvoyance, artist, shamanism and healing, Sue has created a unique balance of techniques she calls Bio-Energetic Medicine. Her mission in her work is to bring compassion and care to suffering, to serve by bringing awareness where there is ignorance, and ultimately, to help balance the whole self into a healthy life well lived.
Ada Gonzalez, Ph.D., LMFT
Ada is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a Master's degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology, and a Ph. D. with emphasis on change and dialogue. She started working with individuals, couples, parents, and families more than 25 years ago. She especially loves to help people see life from a holistic viewpoint and experience the benefits of a positive outlook.
Ada nurtures transformative conversations that facilitate change and help people live fuller and happier lives. She is a relationships expert who can help you rediscover the power of appreciation, humor, and playfulness for the renewal of positive feelings and togetherness.
Ada says, "I open safe spaces for guiding people in a journey that leads to joyful lives with less stress, confusion, and conflict. Working with me you will learn how to optimize your energy to create the future they want. I especially enjoy guiding people through transitions in their lives. Time and again individuals, couples, and families have been amazed at how smoothly I help them navigate important transitions and safely conquer new terrain, while keeping connectivity and giving room for growth. I’m known for being approachable, compassionate, caring and practical. I communicate clearly and am able to share complex concepts in down-to-earth practical ways. My international experience has taught me to appreciate everyone and to learn from others as much as I learn from my inter-disciplinary interests. Nothing brings me more satisfaction."
Susan Hamadock, LCSW-C, ST, E-RYT 500
Susan Hamadock is the director of Silver Lotus Training Institute, a partner of Quakertown Wellness. She developed and founded Svadhyaya Yoga™. At present, Susan offers Body/Mind Psychotherapy, TaiYoQiTM, private and small group therapeutic Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong classes. Susan also offers Yoga Teacher Training (Registered with the Yoga Alliance) at the 200- and 500-hour levels, Yoga and Mental Health Clinical Training, and Tai Chi/Qigong Teacher/Leadership training.
See the Silver Lotus Training Institute website for more detailed information on these programs.