Stephanie holds a Master Diploma from Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Montclair, NJ (2009). Her studies included Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese, Five Element, Auricular, Food Therapy, Gua Sha, Cupping, Moxibustion and Tui Na. She has also taken continuing education courses in Dr Tan and Master Tung styles. She incorporates several styles to accommodate each patient's needs. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Pennsylvania and a Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.) as recognized by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). Stephanie also holds a B. S. in Holistic Health from Empire State College and an A. S. in Physical Therapy (LPTA) from Harcum College (2001), as well as a Level II Reiki Practitioner training.
As an intern, Stephanie's desire to help people was evident when she applied to volunteer at the Veteran's Hospital in East Orange, NJ. Along with a very select group of peers, she was given the unique opportunity to proudly offer acupuncture to our Veterans and was among the pioneers who built the foundation of a back pain study. While there she treated neck, shoulder and back pain, anxiety, stress, depression and other physical and emotional concerns. She was very grateful to be able to give them some relief from their pain and have the opportunity to give back to our veterans.
Her decision to study acupuncture resulted from her positive experience as a patient herself, for treating her chronic back pain and anxiety. Also, she watched her Mother suffer and lose her battle with cancer. The loss and inability to ease her Mother's pain motivated her to find alternative ways to help others through difficult times. Since 2001, she transitioned her practice from physical therapy, to medical massage and ultimately, started practicing acupuncture in 2009. Collectively, she has been in the health care field for 20 years. She takes special interest in treating pain conditions. Specifically, neck, back, shoulder and knee pain as well as, anxiety, stress, depression and hormonal imbalances such as, menopause and menstrual irregularities.
Stephanie's passion for helping others shows from the moment she speaks with you to the minute you walk out of her door. She has a gift for making patients feel welcome and comforted.
When she is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, working out, traveling, listening to music and spending time outdoors in nature. She welcomes you to contact her with any questions or interests you may have regarding acupuncture!
Massage by Trina Feliciano
Trina received her massage training from the National Massage Therapy Institute and has consistently been helping people with massage for 16 years. During this time she has continued to increase her skills , as she keeps up with CEU classes and trainings. Trina is proficient in Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue. Recently, she completed her Reiki Level 2 training and is happy to now offer that to her clients. With Trina's combined experience, she incorporates all of these modalities into her practice to offer her clients a deeper level of healing. Her passion is to help others reach their health and wellness goals and believes that massage is an absolute necessity for everyone! She recommends getting massage regularly to help with stress, tension, recovery from injury as well as aid in your fitness routine.
When Trina is not helping clients feel better, she enjoys working out, eating healthy, spending time with her family, friends and her cats, as well as getting to the beach whenever she can! She welcomes you to contact her with any questions you may have regarding massage!
Reiki with Katie
Teaching and helping others has always been a passion for Katie. She landed her dream teaching job in 2011 where she taught elementary aged students for eight years. In the summer of 2018 she decided to sign up for her first Reiki session. She didn't know much about it, but read about Reiki and wanted to give it a try.
After the session, she was impressed at how relaxed her body and mind felt! She was so curious to learn more about it, which lead to her taking classes, workshops and becoming a certified Reiki Practitioner.
In April of 2019, her son was born and she made the decision not to return to her teaching career, but to stay home and care for her baby. During that transition time, she took several courses with Intuitive Teacher, Julie Jancius and received certification through her program as Reiki Master Healer. She began doing both distant and in person sessions and continues to do so today. Katie is happy and honored to help people on their path of healing and be a conduit for the flow of universal energy that surrounds all of us. Katie welcomes you to reach out with any questions you may have regarding Reiki!