By THWC Team of Practitioners
With a vision to manifest a facility that would offer individuals an opportunity to heal through various mind and body options, Total Health and Wellness was created. Our mission is “Dedicated to the growth and wisdom of the “individual” by improving their overall health through integrating services to balance mind, body and spirit.” We, at THWC, believe in a holistic approach to healing and thus offer a variety of healing modalities. Our newly-remodeled and expanded facility located in Canton offers counseling services and meditation/mindfulness classes – for the mind; and massage therapy, reflexology, Reiki, acupuncture, and yoga – for the body.
Counseling Services: All the therapists located at THWC believe in ‘walking with our clients on their journey’. If you often ask yourself “How do I keep ending up here?” perhaps THWC can help you find the answers. With over 15 years of experience, our professionally licensed therapists work with a wide variety of individuals who experienced traumatic events, anxiety, panic attacks, domestic violence, eating disorders, substance abuse, as well as those simply having a difficult time dealing with everyday stressors of life, just to name a few. However, not everyone is comfortable with traditional talk therapy, at THWC we now offer Expressive Art-therapy by a licensed art-therapist. (Nina Kucyk, Psy.D, PCC-S; Jennifer Mizicko, PCC,LSW; Theresa Carroll, PCC-S; Mari Lyn, PCC, ATR; Will Maxon-Kann, PCC-S)
Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. – TNH
Sitting meditation is very healing. It is returning home to give full attention to and care for oneself. We realize we can just be with whatever is within us–our pain, anger, and irritation, or our joy, love, and peace. We are with whatever is there without being carried away by it. Let it come, let it stay, then let it go. No need to push, to oppress, or to pretend our thoughts are not there. Observe the thoughts and images of our mind with an accepting and loving eye. We are free to be still and calm despite the storms that might arise in us. We let our mind become spacious and our heart soft and kind. After practicing sitting meditation, we often practice indoor walking meditation; one step with each in breath and one step with each out breath. THWC offers sitting mediation every Wednesday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm free of charge. Come and join…free instruction is offered. (Nina Kucyk Psy.D)
Massage Therapy: Massage therapy (relaxation and neuromuscular) is well known as a stress reliever. It involves manipulation of the body’s muscular and soft tissue structure. It relieves pain and allows injuries to heal. Knowing the body holds memories, we also value the healing that massage therapy offers to individuals who experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, muscles memories etc. Allowing oneself the opportunity for our body to heal, provides a well-rounded healing journey. (Tish Keszeg, LMT 330-209-7672) In addition to traditional massage therapy, THWC offers Thai Massage. Improving circulation, flexibility, and muscle tone, Thai Massage incorporates a combination of acupressure, energy work and yoga-like stretching for an invigorating and balancing experience. (Bob Goerke E-RYT 330-412-3695)
Reflexology: The science of reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex areas on the feet and hands that correspond to all organs, glands, and parts of the body. Basically, your feet are a mirror image of our body. Reflexology involves a non-invasive compression technique using the thumb and fingers on the reflex areas. Some of the benefits of reflexology are stress reduction, relaxation, improved blood circulation, lymphatic flow, sleep, oxygen and nutriment to cells, peripheral neuropathy as well as a compliment to cancer care to name a few. At THWC, our reflexologist brings many years of experience into your healing session. (Margie Stocker, Reflexologist, Reiki practitioner 330-323-7137)
Reiki: Often described as palm healing or hands-on-body healing, Reiki therapy consists of the practitioner placing their hands lightly over the patient’s body to facilitate the healing process. Treating the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body through life force energy, Reiki promotes self-healing by the release of limiting conscious and subconscious thoughts and feelings. It is another good source of stress reduction and is beneficial for stress related ailments such as anxiety, depression, sleeping issues, mental clarity, as well as many more.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine which is recognized today as a medical procedure. The purpose of acupuncture is to balance the body’s energy systems through the manipulation of informational energy, or Qi (“chee”). An interruption of Qi flow is the basis of all disease and dysfunctions. Acupuncture seeks to restore this balance by stimulating correct acupuncture points. Not believing in a “one size fits all,” our acupuncturist uses the Acugraph Meridian Evaluation Software, which allows to literally see the unique energy profile of the individual. This method helps make understanding acupuncture principals more user-friendly. The Acugraph exam only takes minutes but reveals an enormous amount of relevant information which then aids in creating a customized treatment for that session. Acupuncture needles are almost as thin as a human hair. Following a session, individuals report treatments are surprisingly relaxing. For more information visit the website www.cantonacupuncture.com. (Michael Vahila, Acupuncturist, LMT, Reiki Master 330-477-0777)
Yoga: Yoga can transform and heal both the physical and psychological body. Through poses and breath-work, yoga helps achieve a peaceful and focused state of mind. Yoga poses challenge both body and breath in order to strengthen and lengthen them. This results in more oxygen reaching the cells; oxygen necessary for proper functioning. In order to practice yoga correctly and mindfully, it is best learned with a certified, trained and gifted teacher which you will find with all our teachers. In addition, regular practice is also vital. At THWC, we offer excellent teaching in a serene environment for as little as $5/class, a fraction of the cost at other studios. Numerous affordable classes are available throughout the week allowing people to enjoy yoga as another part of their health and wellness program. (Mark Jones RYT 330-904-5961, Bob Goerke RYT 330-412-3695)
SR Hair Studio: Are you dealing with hair loss due to age, hormones, cancer or other health conditions? At THWC we now offer a private, full-service hair studio for those individuals who are self-conscious sitting in the middle of a traditional hair studio. Now you may consult and receive treatment in privacy, which helps build our self-esteem and confidence. Open to the public. (Shelly Rucker 330-313-5407)
Ingredients to a successful program include compassion, education, treatment and openness to learn more about how each individual is unique as is their healing journey. Supporting that uniqueness with individualized therapy and caring for the whole person is at the heart of Total Health & Wellness.
All our services are reasonably priced – so people may engage in this healing without creating a financial burden. For additional information about any of our services, consult our website www.totalhealthandwellnesscanton.com or visit us at 2401 – 2403 Whipple Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44708, 330-956-5681.
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