I am dedicated to helping my patient improve their health as quickly and completely as possible. The best results come when the doctor fits the treatment to the patient needs rather than treating everybody with the same technique.
This idea has led me to a multidisciplinary approach to improving patient’s health incorporating chiropractic, applied kinesiology (AK), nutrition, emotional release, cranial techniques, muscle balancing, soft tissue release and rehabilitative exercise. As a doctor the hardest part is determining which therapy is the most appropriate. This is where AK shines. Through AK muscle testing, the body reveals which therapy it will respond to best. Cutting through the clutter of the symptoms a patient may present with, allows for quicker results.
My ideal patient wants to use a healthcare approach without the use of drugs, take an active role in their health, and look to avoid medical interventions. Improving the body’s ability to function helps all types of patients. Athletes notice improved performance and quicker recovery and those with chronic health problems often find the first relief in years. For more information, visit my website or my blog.
Dr. Michelle is a Buffalo native who spent the last twelve years in Northern Virginia serving the birth community. Dr. Michelle has had the joy of working exclusively with pregnant women (and their babies) for the last seven years helping women achieve the birth they are dreaming of.
Dr. Michelle believes strongly in the strength of women and their ability to deliver naturally. It is her passion to empower women with the knowledge they need to have a peaceful pregnancy, beautiful birth and the post partum experience that they desire. For more on Dr. Michelle visit her website or read her blog.
Her unique practice allows for time to pay special attention to the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis and low back that support the uterus, pelvis, tailbone, and low back. Chiropractic care during pregnancy identifies and removes mechanical strain from the spine and pelvis, allowing for a more comfortable pregnancy and peaceful birth.
As a 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Usui, Karuna, and Kundalini Reiki Master Teacher, and Mediation coach, I am abundantly grateful to all of my teachers, and the transformational practices and techniques I’ve learned from them, which include various styles of yoga, Reiki, and Vipassana, Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation. Using a personalized blend of these healing and sacred techniques and practices, I enjoy helping clients leave behind feelings and patterns of physical and emotional pain, blockages, old habits and ways of life, so they can live truly present lives for themselves and their families.
Yoga, Reiki, and meditation came in to my life exactly when I needed them most. I’ve been blessed to have had amazing teachers and experiences to grow my own practice and I truly enjoy bringing those forward to share with others in accessible ways. These practices over time showed me a way of life that made sense and helped me uncover the person I was meant to be.
I am blessed to be married to Erin Schifferli, an amazing and inspiring woman, and father to four dynamic children, who are the greatest of teachers and sources of learning. Together we share the desire to offer health, wellness, and meditation all who seek it. We, as a family hope, to create a safe, sacred space for all to practice, learn, and grow in – both internally, and together. We are continually inspired by the local community and are very grateful to be a part of it.
I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.
-Chief Crazy Horse
- Registered Dietitian
- NY Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist
- Certificate of Training in Weight Management
- Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State University
Theresa’s balanced approach to Nutrition Counseling is centered on sustainable dietary and lifestyle changes. Her mission is to provide practical education and support to help her clients naturally achieve a healthier state of being.
She has been working in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Registered Dietitian for the past 15 years. Her experience has centered around helping clients with Prenatal and Pediatric nutrition issues as well as the management of weight, Diabetes and Heart Disease. She has also worked with clients who face food-related allergies and sensitivities.
Theresa’s passionate about exploring the areas of sustainability as it relates to food, food production and health. She works with clients to develop an understanding of the relationship between food and health – including natural and sustainable kitchen practices.
She counts several settings on her list of past work experiences including: Public Health Clinic, Acute Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, Home Care, and private gyms. In 2010 Theresa received a certificate of training in weight management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Theresa lives with her husband and three children in East Aurora. As someone who deeply believes in the value of wellness, she is excited to share her expertise and passion with the community through her private practice at JoyWheel Yoga and Wellness.
Theresa can be contacted for work with individuals or groups.
I offer an organic and holistic approach to skin health, and am passionate about bringing product safety into your spa services and at-home care. What we put on our skin most certainly has an impact on our inward health, as many products penetrate and become absorbed into our bodies. Unfortunately, endocrine disrupting ingredients such as parabens, talc, soy, etc., are very prevalent in skin care and cosmetics today. The US has very little regulation on what goes into the beauty market. Just as many are realizing the importance of reading labels before consuming foods, we must do the same for what we apply topically.
My personal health journey has led me to look closely at the products I use personally and professionally. I use professional quality, truly clean organic skin care products from Elle Pea Tee and 100% Pure Makeup with my clients. I am also Alexandria Professional certified in Sugaring Hair Removal.
Book online or text/call 607.227.2291
Buffalo Native, Healer & Teacher
200hr RYT, Reiki Master Teacher, Yoga Nidra Specialist
Ashley is a Buffalo native who spent 3 years in India & Asia training in Yoga, Meditation, Plant & Energy Medicine. She offers private meditation & healing sessions.
“I offer a variety of services from private Reiki & Energy Medicine healing sessions to one on one yoga & meditation courses. Although I do practice healing work, I hesitate to call myself a “healer”, as my approach is aimed at helping my clients empower themselves with the tools to continue their healing journey, outside of the therapy room. Energy Medicine Healing sessions are not a one-time fix all, but rather, a process that initiates us on to the path of healing towards wholeness. This means, my focus is both on holding space for healing during sessions, as well as extending that support after and between sessions to help integrate the effect of the healing. My work is both to facilitate healing, and to act as a guide and teacher as clients begin to embark on the journey of their own self-healing.
Reiki Energy Medicine healing sessions are a combination of Reiki, Sacred plant medicine, Crystal Therapy, Chakra Balancing and Intuitive Energy Medicine. Generally, a healing session lasts 1.5-2 hours and will leave you with a feeling of deep relaxation, peace, and wellbeing. Sessions always begin and end with an open-ended conversation, where you are welcome to bring to the table anything you want to work through. I will often offer suggestions for self-practice, herbal support, or lifestyle recommendations to integrate at home or between sessions.
I also offer private and group yoga nidra sessions, a relaxation technique that offers deep healing and stress relief as well as empowering intentions. I also offer guidance and training in beginner to advanced meditation and breathing techniques.
Being trained in both India and USA has given me a unique perspective to healing that integrates eastern concepts with western lifestyle. As I like to say, we can’t all be yogis living remotely in the Himalayan mountains, but we can all find some part of the teachings that resonate with the lives we have built for ourselves.”
You can contact Ashley to find out more and schedule a session:
Alicia Vega, LMT
Alicia comes to JoyWheel with 6 years of experience in Massage Therapy practices. She graduated from the New York Institute of Massage and is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist. She is also a licensed Esthetician and attended the New York Institute of Esthetics.
You can reach Alicia to schedule a session at: 716-698-3939