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AcupunctureMassage TherapyBY APPOINTMENT ONLY
About Our Practitioners

Evelyn M. Chan
NYS Licensed Acupuncturist
Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)

Evelyn May-Lan Chan is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Prior to moving to the Capital Region, Evelyn built a thriving acupuncture practice in New York City, where she enjoyed working with patients from all walks of life and from all over the globe - ranging from local Broadway show performers to visiting tourists from Ireland.

She shares her great admiration of Chinese medicine by taking the time to educate her patients about the acupuncture care they receive and encouraging them to take control of their own health. Evelyn has a special interest in treating infertility with a successful track record helping women who are trying to conceive naturally, as well as those who are undergoing assisted reproductive technologies such as IUI and IVF; and providing care throughout various stages of pregnancy, as well as preparing them for labor.

She has also successfully treated a wide variety of conditions including, but not limited to, musculoskeletal and neurological pains, emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and digestive imbalances.

Evelyn served as an Acupuncture Fellow at a major downtown hospital in New York City as a member of an integrated healthcare team, providing care in the hospital's physical rehabilitation, geriatric, and oncology units. She has treated patients with post-stroke paralysis, chemotherapy-related nausea, dementia and other conditions, providing symptom management and improving patient quality of life.

She holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture from The New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Barnard College.

Laurie Austin-Michaud
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist

Laurie Austin-Michaud is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Columbia-Greene Community College, in Hudson NY, in May of 2002. She sat for and passed the New York State Boards in August 2002. During the two year program, she worked on the community at large, at the college itself and at the Columbia-Greene Hospital also situated in Hudson. Part of her college curriculum was designated work hours with elderly patients in a nursing home in Catskill.

Laurie also enjoyed working with those living with HIV/AIDS. These profound experiences took place at two different camps that the college is connected to. Camp Viva and Mount St. Alphonus are located in Dutchess County. These programs are designed for those infected and effected by this dis-ease to experience different healing modalities, such as massage bodywork.

Laurie is a lifelong resident of Columbia County. She lives with her husband and sons in Valatie. She enjoys reading, being outside, yoga and her family and friends.

Laurie's heart and passion is to see that the people who come to her are de-stressed and relieved of pain! Massage Therapy has many wonderful health benefits and Laurie incorporates breath work into her sessions. Laurie has studied Thai Yoga Massage and sets her sights on being able to offer that modality in the near future. Laurie extends her deepest reverence to all those she shares this planet with.

Janelle Scali
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist

Janelle Scali is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Aesthetician. She graduated from Christine Valmy School of Aesthetics in 1999 and The Center for Natural Wellness, School of Massage Therapy in 2000. Janelle has been practicing massage therapy for 14 years in both Latham and Columbia County. Aside from her private practice she has experience in both medical and spa wellness centers. A large part of Janelle's work is focused on helping clients with arthritis, fibromyalgia and relieving chronic pain. In the last year Janelle has studied Thai massage and Thai herbal ball massage. Janelle also has a passion for aromatherapy using organic oils and select organic aromatherapy blends during her sessions to help with relaxation and pain relief.

 

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