Elisa Gwilliam

Elisa Gwilliam

WELLNESS EXPERT

Mindfulness has transformed Elisa's life and she is very grateful for the opportunity to introduce these practices to others.

After completing the MBSR practicum at UMass Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness, Elisa continued her studies and is currently receiving mentorship from Diane Reibel through the University of California San Diego, Center for Mindfulness. She is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Elisa has a Master of Education with a focus on mindfulness curriculum. She is currently engaged in a doctoral program.

Elisa lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley with her daughter. She has a daily meditation practice and enjoys the challenges of yoga.

Debbie Justs AADP, CHC

Debbie Justs AADP, CHC

HEALTH COACH

Availability: Wednesdays
Rates: Free Consultation
(845)702-3210
foreverweight@aol.com

As a Health Coach, I am your personal advocate for living an energized and passionate life. I work with my clients to help them create happy healthy lives in a way that is flexible, fun, and free of denial and discipline.

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun, and rewarding.

Together we will work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy. As we work together, you will develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance, and health.

Abby Rau

Abby Rau

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Availability: Tuesday afternoons & evenings; Saturday mornings & early afternoons
Rates: $60 for 30 min., $90 for 60 min., $120 for 90 min.
(914) 489-9036
arau102@yahoo.com

Abby Rau, LMT graduated from the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in 2006, and since that time has worked in spa, chiropractic, and wellness center settings throughout Dutchess County. She is an expert in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal, and Hot Stone massages. Abby customizes all massages to meet each client's specific needs. She is known to provide massages that are therapeutic both medically and mentally. Abby is also certified to perform equine sports massage therapy. Warm Himalayan salt stones and aromatherapy are included if desired.

Jeff Saffir

Jeff Saffir

WELLNESS EXPERT

Dr. Jeffrey Saffir is not your conventional Chiropractor. He does not crack backs; he facilitates the process that naturally untwists your spine back into shape with the PFB treatment, improving overall health and body function. Unfulfilled by following the norms of traditional chiropractic medicine, Dr. Saffir embarked on a new path; one that truly follows the natural mechanical rules of the spine without the use of electric stimulators, surgery or medication for quick-fixes to back pain and body pain.

Prior to his journey to find the optimal treatment for the The Pain Free Body‚Ą†, Dr. Saffir became extremely ill with a severe case of vertigo. For almost a full year in 1999 he was dizzy, faint and off balance. Neither conventional chiropractic nor medicine brought him relief and he like many, began to feel like there was no solution. It was then that structural correction found him. This exceptionally rare practice was developed in the 80's. After seeing the results first hand, Dr. Saffir made it his mission to master this breakthrough practice and help others with back and body pain, especially those on the unpromising path to surgery and dangerous medications. If he never got sick, he may have never discovered and practiced this life changing approach. Things definitely happen for a reason.

His worldly experience compliments his credentials from Life University in Marietta, GA and his advanced training is concentrated in the fields of Spinal Biomechanics and Nutritional Counseling. Dr. Saffir of Dutchess county has been sharing his experience and expertise from his welcoming office based in Poughkeepsie, New York. Making a difference, one that you can see and feel, is what separates Dr. Saffir from traditional chiropractors.

Mike Polito

Mike Polito

WELLNESS EXPERT

Michael Polito has developed the Progressive Movement Method in response to his own evolving fitness interests and needs, as well as the myriad of challenges facing his students. Michael has noticed that fitness on the most part has lost touch with natural body movement. We rely heavily on high tech machines to do the work for us. Michael states that "we are very complex beings and can do so much more compared to all the animals" He agrees that Gymnastics, Classical Martial Arts, and certain dance practices are excellent to help retain the movement capability we were naturally born with.

Interested in Primal Movement. Book your appointment at Hudson Valley Healing Center by calling 845-250-3163.