Practitioners & Staff


ACUPUNCTURE, CHINESE HERBS

Joy Andrews, L.Ac.

Joy received her Master of Acupuncture at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has completed the Initial Mind-Body Medicine program and the Food As Medicine program at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, as well as the Integrative Health Practitioner Training for Hospital Settings at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. She completed an apprenticeship in Feng Shui Design under Feng Shui Master and author, Hope Karan Gerecht.

In her acupuncture practice, she sometimes incorporates the use of electrical stimulation, cupping, Chinese nutritional therapy, lifestyle coaching, and/or specific stress-reducing mind-body techniques to help patients heal.

She loves being straightforward with patients about their biological processes and helping them crystallize what they feel. She also has a passion for helping patients explore and realize their body as the compass for their soul.

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Rachel Brumberger, L.Ac.

Rachel received her Master of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Post-Master’s Certificate in Women’s Holistic Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She completed the Integrative Health Practitioner Training for Hospital Settings at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing.

In her acupuncture practice, she also utilizes Chinese nutritional therapy, lifestyle coaching, and Chinese Herbs (which consist of plants, roots, minerals, and sometimes even animal products) to assist in the healing process.

She rocks at helping validate people’s experiences so they can see themselves as normal and heal from there. She loves teaching people practical ways to live with more ease and be present in order to show up as our fullest, most vibrant selves.

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MASSAGE

Erin Devlin, L.Ac., LMT

Erin has been practicing Massage Therapy since 2005. Since that time she has continued to develop her understanding of the human body through the use of Massage Therapy to help with injury recovery, postural alignment, and stress management. Erin continued her education to encompass a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and now practices acupuncture in Ellicott City. She has found that the knowledge of massage therapy and acupuncture have given her practice a depth that she couldn’t have anticipated.

Erin truly enjoys the work she does and her passion comes through in every treatment. She partners with you by deeply listening to understand your unique concerns and uses her years of study and practice to create a plan that addresses your specific needs. Erin’s practice focuses on moving beyond wellness to inspire the desire to not only live well but to ultimately thrive.

When not working, Erin can be found charming lightning bugs with her five-year old daughter, teaching her to savor life all the while being kind and curious, hiking in local state parks, and hunting for vintage furniture.

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Brittany Rhoads, LMT

Britt is a 2008 graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute for Swedish and Deep Tissue and is certified in Pregnancy Massage by Kate Jordan. She is also formally trained Reiki and Myofascial massage. In her work she combines all of her tools to create a client-centered session that addresses your distinct wellness needs. She’s inspired by working with you on your journey to achieve your individual wellness goals ranging from relaxation to stress concerns and both acute and chronic pain management.

Britt loves talking about the wonder of foam rollers, going to bed early, and a great glass of wine. In her free time she takes adventures with her family to see all of the beautiful landscapes our continent has to offer.

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Emily Wertz, RMP

Through the practice of acroyoga, Emily discovered a passion for bodywork and the transformative healing power of touch. She is highly intuitive and brings a deep sense of balance and partnership to the table. She wants to work with you, not on you.

Emily graduated from the Central Maryland School of Massage in 2017. She has pursued intensive training in Thai massage and also in Alchemical Alignment. Her practice is a reflection of this and she incorporates techniques from each arena into her sessions. Under her hands you can expect different pressures and techniques, somatic applications, and traditional massage techniques depending on what you need and want that day. Whether you are looking to support your body from an injury, experience deeper relaxation, or looking to heal old emotional wounds, Emily is available to help.

In her spare time, Emily whispers babies and most animals, makes a variety of art, creates crystal grids, and can often be found stretching on trees, reading in trees, and sometimes, making coffee.

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NUTRITION

Susannah “Susie” Cohen, MS, CNS, LDN

Susie received her Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University Integrative Health (MUIH), formerly Tai Sophia Institute. She completed her internship at MUIH working one-on-one with clients at the Natural Care Center, providing lectures and culinary demonstrations at MUIH, Howard County Board of Education, Third Space Wellness, and the American Public Health Association, and preparing blog content and handouts for Evermore Farm, Joy Wellness, Conscious Corner, and for a Registered Dietitian in Baltimore, MD.

Susie believes in food as medicine, eating with purpose, and that education and awareness are the first keys to change. She has used this theory over the years to achieve her own health goals and today is happy to work with others to help them achieve optimal health. Every person and every body has individual needs. Susie uses a functional and integrative approach to prepare tailor-made individualized recommendations for each client that may include any of the following: diet modification, lifestyle modification, supplementation through whole foods or whole foods based supplements, mindful eating, and/or referrals for other complimentary therapies.

Susie lives in Columbia, MD. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dogs, cooking, hiking, and dancing.

Susie’s schedule is full and is not currently accepting new clients.


Maureen Rieras, MS, CNS, LDN

Maureen received her Master of Nutrition and Integrative Health at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Her practice is rooted in the philosophy of “food is medicine” because what’s on the end of your fork or spoon has the power to heal your body. She works in partnership with her clients in navigating the journey to great health.

Outside of work, Maureen can be found taking long walks in nature, cooking from scratch, and spending way too much time grocery shopping.

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Sarah Abu-Sheikha

Sarah is a certified foodie! She has a background in baking, pastries, and Holistic Nutrition Wellness. She is also a new mom to a puppy, so her patience and compassion are endless!

 

 


Carla Morgan

Carla is pursuing her certification in western herbs and also teaches yoga around town! In addition, she has also made some of the creative gifts on sale in our retail section. She brings a sense of calm and creativity everywhere she goes.

 

 

 

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