Michele has an A.A.S. in Dietetics, a B.S. in Nursing from Daemen College, Certification in Health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Certification in Life Coaching from American Association of Diabetes Educators. Michele has 1 year of Graduate studies in Nutrition & Functional Medicine under her belt from University of Western States, that will be applied as a Post Graduate Certificate once her competition of her Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S. in Nursing) is complete, which she is currently in the process of completing at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY.
Michele specializes in women’s health & family health, working with her clients, providing them the knowledge and tools they need to help themselves heal from chronic conditions. Helping women balance hormones naturally with diet, lifestyle, and environment. Michele teaches them to dig for their root cause and no longer allows them to accept the simple band-aid effect of treating only their symptoms, while all along coaching on mindfulness and gratitude awareness.
Lisa has been a massage therapist for 15 years, helping many clients from all over the southtowns. Always having the desire to help others and drawn to massage for her own structural needs, she attended the New York Institute of Massage in 2004. Her therapeutic studies include modalities ranging from Deep Tissue and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) to the much needed relaxing strokes of Swedish Massage. Lisa's priority is to apply her skills and knowledge to help bring you closer to your treatment goals in the most efficient, safe and relaxing manner. Listening to your needs and allowing your body to help heal itself naturally.
Each customized session with every client is an unique blend of aromatherapy with DoTERRA essential oils, focused pressure where needed, stretching techniques, warm Himalayan Stones, Reflexology and Cupping, Reiki 1 techniques and relaxing strokes to complete the approach. She looks forward to meeting new people to assist in reducing the effects of stress, overcoming acute and chronic pain, and enhancing their well-being. Lisa is a provider for BCBS and Independent Health. She is grateful to be a part of the Creative Wellness team and looks forward to your visits!
Terry has been practicing T’ai Chi having studied extensively with master teacher Maggie Newman from New York City. He has been teaching the Yang form of T’ai Chi worldwide since 1990 and currently offers classes in Western NY and to students at SUNY Fredonia.
In addition to her private Wellness Coaching practice, Sarah serves on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute. For the past 10 years she has taught workshops on yoga practice, yoga philosophy, and ayurvedic lifestyle. She travels nationally as a teacher trainer for the Himalayan Institute's Yoga and Ayurveda Professional Certification programs. Sarah currently resides in Buffalo, NY, where she serves on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and Daemen College.
Chelsea LMT has been practicing her art of massage for a little over 12 years. She completed her massage studies in a 2 year program at North Country Community College in the Adirondack Mountains and brings great excitement to the Western NY area. Her experience is widespread using multiple modalities to complete her practice. She has a thriving, intentional interest in helping people reach their health and healing goals both on and off the table.
In addition to these modalities, Chelsea has experience in orthopedic joint capsular work, a technique used to increase ROM within a joint. This capsular release technique is easily incorporated with any session.
Massage is about the mind just as much as it is about the physical self. Chelsea is a firm believer that you cannot affect one without the other, you must address the entire body as a whole. Mind Body and Spirit.
Richard began experimenting with Yoga at age 15 cultivating his practice by attending classes throughout the years, and by living in intentional communities where yoga is a focus. He has lived and worked at The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where he practiced multiple styles of yoga. He completed his 200 hr YTT at ISHTA Yoga in NYC. ISHTA stands for Integrated Science of Hatha (Sun & Moon), Tantra (duality integration) and Ayurveda (life science). He completed his 300 hr YTT at Shri Kali Ashram in Goa India learning more about Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda integration closer to the source. "In my expanding circle of connection I share my gifts and talents in service of the oneness."
During the 80’s Fitness Craze she was a personal Trainer, Fitness and Aerobic Director/Instructor for the World Gym in Houston. Cynthia feels those days were all about the outside and feeling strong and looking good and today the movement is growing with intention to search within and heal all areas of life. Her intention is to help the world heal using natural and holistic remedies as nature intended.
Cynthia lived in India and Malaysia for 14 years where she was introduced to many cultural methods of healing that inspired her thirst for knowledge. Cynthia suffered a cervical herniation in 2005 and was uncomfortable with all the medication and was introduced to many natural remedies that inspired her to begin her studies. Recently relocated from California where she continued her studies she feels so blessed to be part of the Creative Wellness team.
It is always important to stay proactive and well informed in your own health care. In addition to your regular medical breast examinations, consider regular breast screening with Thermography. The results could change your life. Thermography is one of the best early warning systems available today.
After a long and difficult, but successful battle against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Diane is passionate in sharing her nutritional knowledge to others who are seeking natural, God-given methods to obtain optimal vibrant health!
As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, she understands that the health problems that plague our current society are a result of weaknesses in the bodies physiological foundations as a result of poor nutrition.
Diane is dedicated to helping individuals understand and reverse the tragic and unsuspected effects of the modern diet. Through individual consultations or group nutrition classes, each client is taught how to eat healthy, how food can be used as medicine, and how the inner workings of the body are affected by what is put into it.
If this sounds like what you are looking for, Diane welcomes you to contact her and begin your journey toward optimal health.
Being highly intuitive, Shawn Marie offers eastern modalities of energy psychology. She believes in the body’s ability to self heal and guides clients to tap into their power from within. Shawn has studied under some of the most prominent teachers including William Rand and Licensed Senior teachers of the ICRT. She is a Holy Fire II/Usui Reiki Master and Karuna Reiki® Master. She is a professional member of the Reiki Membership association and ACEP Energy Psychology Association. In addition, Shawn is a Certified meditation/mindfulness Instructor and holds an BA in Psychology/Sociology from St. Bonaventure University.
All people deal with depleting daily stressors. The additional stress of a caregiver's journey makes a self-care regimen all the more important. Creating a lifestyle which includes restorative meditation, intentional relaxation, and grateful living has helped Tobi to thrive in her caregiver role. She is passionate about sharing these tools and the joy of implementing them with others.
Tobi is a 200 hour certified meditation teacher from The Veda Center and mindbodygreen. Her work as a teacher is based in a strong belief that meditation should be made accessible to everyone.
The name ‘Cardea’ (CAR-DAY-UH) is attributed to a goddess of classical Roman mythology, whose name is derived from the Latin root word ‘cardo’ (i.e.: cardiac, cardinal) meaning hinge or axis. She was therefore considered to be the goddess of health, of thresholds (both physical and spiritual), as well as a goddess of the center and the changes that emanate therefrom. Her power is to open that which is closed, and close that which is open- and to promote a centeredness which will lead to improved health and wellbeing.
It is her aspects of acceptance, grace, patience, and compassion which form the core of our principles and approach to health at Cardea Health Integrative (CHI).
Cardea Health Integrative,
was formerly known as Preventive Medicine and Wellness clinic, which was founded by Dr. Robert Barnes, DO in Fredonia, NY in 1994. After 26 years practicing general surgery and family medicine, he turned his attention full-time to promoting and practicing alternative medicine. Dr. Barnes has truly pioneered the integrative/ preventive model of medicine in our area, and we pay homage to him as we move forward and continue to aid in shifting the healthcare paradigm here in the WNY region. Many of his patients from long ago remain with the practice to this day! Dr. Barnes transferred ownership of the practice in 2015 to Dr. Jennifer L. Jennings, and was subsequently rebranded as Cardea Health Integrative, or CHI. She had been working with the practice for years and was the logical choice to take the solid foundation given by Dr. Barnes and bring it through to its next evolution.