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Colleen Young Provides the Unique Benefits of Medical Massage

Colleen Young

Colleen H. Young, a licensed massage therapist and certified lymphedema therapist, is the owner of Mantra Wellness Therapeutic Massage, in Clifton Park. Medical massage is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a physician. It does not refer to any specific treatment method, but includes …

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Transforming Health and Well-Being with Energy Healing

by Erin Lehn Floresca Advanced holistic energy healer Lynn M. Gelman, BHSP, RMT, has always been fascinated with natural health and how the body can heal itself using alternative modalities. She’s also a firm believer in practicing self-care. “Taking care of ourselves is so important. Many of us give so …

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Launching Dreams into a Successful Reality

by Marlaina Donato Empowering individuals and building dreams from the bottom up are driving forces behind Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region (CLFCR), a nonprofit development financial institution serving 11 counties in upstate New York. Despite economically challenging times, conscious living and community outreach are becoming more mainstream. “We …

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Elevating Albany Wellness to New Heights

by Erin Lehn Floresca “Leap, and the net will appear” ~ John Burroughs Synchronicity came into to play when Dr. Amy Cole, owner of Back to Nature Family Wellness; Kerstin Medwin, DC, owner of Medwin Chiropractic; and Michele Dolan, LAc, owner of Vitality Acupuncture, decided to open a new wellness …

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Building Healthy Smiles and Strong Relationships

by Erin Lehn Floresca Robert Herzog, Jr., DDS, says that one of the things he loves most about his practice is the in-depth conversations he has with patients. “It’s really about building trust relationships. When you understand where people are coming from, you can be of better service to them,” …

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Compassionate Dentistry for Body and Spirit

Frederick Dreher, DDS

by Marlaina Donato Fear of going to the dentist is a common one, and Frederick Dreher, DDS, of Ballston Spa, knows firsthand how important a non-threatening and warm atmosphere is for his patients. “When I was 5 years old, an older girl in the neighborhood got mad at my friend …

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Green Building Goes Mainstream

Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience Home & Garden, in Saratoga Springs

Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience Home & Garden, in Saratoga Springs, received her formal education from Russell Sage College, earning a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She started an organic lawn care business in 2005, which transitioned into her current business, which opened in 2009. What have been the …

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A Journey from Healing Crisis to Inspired Calling

by Marlaina Donato Sarah Stout, a naturopath and clinical nutritionist, knows that the most inspired professions sometimes choose us. The vibrant doctor, raw foods chef, gluten- and dairy-free cookbook author and owner of Reinventing Wellness, in Ballston Lake, found her way back to health after being derailed by illness, and …

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Collaborative Cutting-Edge Medicine

by Linda Sechrist Locating the proverbial needle in a haystack today might just be easier than finding a medical doctor, doctor of chiropractic medicine and a thermographic specialist that collaborate for the overall good of the patient. Fortunately, individuals in the Albany area don’t have to waste time or energy …

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