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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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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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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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Journey to Your Best Self at Spirit Tree Connections

Spirit Tree Connections

by Erin Lehn Floresca Brandon Russ, founder of Spirit Tree Connections, in Latham, shares that his creative healing energy center is the culmination of his own journey. “It’s comprised of so many different aspects of my own awakening,” he says. “Spirit Tree is the part of my path for my …

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Jean’s Greens Puts Down New Roots in Troy

Jeans Greens Herbal Tea Works

by Marlaina Donato After 13 years, popular herbal shop Jean’s Greens is closing in Schodack and relocating to 225 River Street, in Troy, on September 6. “Our current landlord is expanding and needs the building,” explains owner Holly Applegate. “We are sorry to leave Schodack, but we’re also looking forward …

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