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Optimum health and vibrant living await you here
The PureRejuv Wellness Center offers integrative health services and therapeutic treatments designed for prevention, accelerated healing, and long-lasting vitality. Our touch therapies restore a sense of wholeness, and in the context of a healthy diet and stress-reduction training, have been found to be a valuable component in the quest for inner peace. Whether you choose an initial evaluation, chiropractic care, an ayurvedic or therapeutic body treatment, or a weekend or longer health program, our combined approach to wellness will help to revitalize body and mind.
Allow our wellness center team to help you plan the perfect treatment or retreat.
Health and Therapeutic Services
Integrative Medicine &
Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.
Massage therapy involves light to deep stroking of soft tissue with or without oil. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons—to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall wellness.
Our approach to healthcare evaluates the whole person (body, energy, mind) and combines modern medicine with therapies such as ayurveda, yoga, biofeedback, Bowen, Jin Shin Jyutsu and more to treat and heal.
We are dedicated to supporting individuals in their quest to create a more vibrant and healthy life. We provide easy to understand information about health and offer programs for a healthy lifestyle.
We are passionate about:
Making the information and tips we provide for healthy living easy to understand
Providing clear, accurate, and scientifically verified information on why we recommend what we do at our health and wellness center
Breaking down the information and guidance we provide into easy to implement steps, because even a small change in your lifestyle and habits makes a big difference
Encouraging you to have compassion for yourself as you move through your life and journey to vibrant health
Linking lifestyle changes to joy and love, so that you see the emotional benefits of the changes you make
We want you to enjoy growing, exploring, and discovering your connection to your body, mind and spirit through this integrative process. We hope you’ll join us on your journey to vibrant health.
Create a world class Integrative Health division, combining the best of traditional medicine with modern medicine to help people achieve optimum health & healing. We believe medicine should:
Honor the whole person—mind, body, and spirit
Make use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches (choices for complementary therapies and conventional therapies)
Connect you to the best strategies, therapies, products, and services through our programs and retreats to support health and lifestyle transformation
Help you develop a mindset that empowers you to tap into your innate capacity to heal
Our talented team of medical practitioners and therapeutic staff is supervised by our medical director, Carrie Demers, MD. A holistic physician and board certified in integrative medicine, Dr. Demers incorporates modern medicine and holistic approaches to health including ayurveda, chinese traditional medicine, herbs, homeopathy, yoga, diet, and lifestyle changes.
Integrative Medical Staff
Dr. Carrie E. Demers, MD
Carrie Demers MD, has practiced integrative medicine for 22 years. After earning her medical degree and becoming board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, and ayurveda. She uses all these modalities to support patients’ inherent ability to heal.
Dr. Demers sees patients, writes articles, and lectures nationally on integrative medicine. She is board-certified in integrative medicine, and has been the medical director of PureRejuv Wellness Center for the last 20 years.
Michelle Head, DC
A chiropractor and certified applied kinesiologist with a private practice at PureRejuv Wellness Center, Dr. Head has a holistic philosophy of health care. She evaluates the structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health utilizing manual muscle testing. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree with Summa Cum Laude honors from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, a BA in natural sciences and a BM in piano performance from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Dr. Head lectures on stress management, workplace ergonomics, and headache prevention.
Bill Ryan, PhD, RN
Bill earned a PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin and holds degrees in anthropology, nursing, and public health (epidemiology). In addition to being licensed as a registered nurse, Bill is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine, a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, and is certified in biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. He brings 30 years of teaching experience in higher education in exercise science, public health and nursing to his current position on the staff of the PureRejuv Wellness Center.
Sheela Porter-Smith, MSN, CMN, FNP
Sheela Porter-Smith is a certified nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, certified classical homeopath, and certified ayurvedic health counselor. She is also a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and prenatal yoga instructor (P-RYT). Her passions in healing include all aspects of women’s health, Lyme’s disease, and introducing an integrative and preventative approach to people with medical issues. Practicing at the PureRejuv Wellness Center at the Himalayan Institute, she incorporates conventional medicine, homeopathy, ayurveda, nutrition, yoga, and pranayama into a holistic approach to care.
Integrative Therapy Staff
Timothy Garrison, LMT, BCTMB
Timothy is a 2006 graduate of the National Academy of Massage Therapy & Healing Sciences, in Kulpsville, PA, where he received top honors. He has 450+ hours of additional training in Myofascial Release Therapy. As a credentialed massage instructor, he currently teaches continuing education for therapists. Timothy’s focus is meeting the body at resistance, holding space, and allowing the unique expression of each client’s healing intelligence to guide the work.
Nema Nyar, LMT
A graduate of the Santa Fe School of Massage, Nema Nyar has also studied Shiatsu, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Myopathic Muscular Therapy, and Bowen Therapy. She trained and performed as a dancer for 20 years, and has experienced many movement modalities for healing, including the Alexander, Feldenkrais, and Klein techniques and Continuum Movement.
Sharon Ryan, LMT
Sharon began practicing massage therapy in 2011, with a specialty in Thai Yoga Massage. She has been studying at Lotus Palm Institute of Thai Massage and Traditional Bodywork, which integrates Ayurveda, the Buddhist practice of Metta (loving-kindness), meditation, and yoga. Sharon used a holistic approach to heal from cancer, which inspired a daily practice and love of yoga and meditation. A lifelong artist, she brings a sense of creativity and openness to each bodywork session.
Donnalee Tyler, LMT
Donnalee Tyler is a graduate of the Sedona School of Massage, Sedona, AZ, and trained in Swedish, Connective Tissue (Deep), Cranial Sacral, Ortho Bionomy, Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Polarity, Myofascial, Muscular/Skeletal therapies, and Oncology Massage (Light Touch). A Reiki Master/Trainer, she is certified in Usui, Karuna and Violet Flame Reiki.
Cody Waller, LMT
Cody Waller was born and raised on a local farm, learning massage and other alternative methods of healthcare from his parents. He formally studied massage at Fortis Institute in Scranton, PA, and polished his skills with an internship at PureRejuv Wellness Center.
Julia Wittich is a certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner. She received her BA in women studies and photography and completed a year program in art therapy. Her work is greatly influenced by her experience nursing both her mother and sister through premature illness and death. Her delight is to support both men and women during intense life transitions, and to help them transform from the person they were taught to be, to who they truly are. She is presently focusing her continuing education on the newest developments in trauma therapy through NICABM.
Dr. Theresa Oswald, MD
Theresa Oswald, M.D., the founder and president of Knowledge as Medicine, has practiced holistic medicine for over 25 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from The Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency training at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University. Dr. Oswald is Board Certified with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Integrative Medicine. She has been board certified in Integrative Medicine for over 10 years. Her career as a physiatrist has been spent honing ways to optimize her patient’s function in all areas of health: body, mind and spirit. Her experience includes the delivery of medicine in the most modern hospital settings as well as in the most simple, rural settings in developing countries.
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