I am the owner and visionary of Aqua Serene Wellness. It has been my desire to create a place for clients to feel they are receiving personalized attention on their journey to wellness in a relaxed and professional environment. I have combined many years of training, as well as partnered with other professionals to provide an extensive menu of services and products here at Aqua Serene Wellness.
For me, it all began with an interest in the field of energy therapy. In early 1988 I was introduced to the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu®. That profound experience blossomed into many years of study on the road to understanding the complex way the body responds to holistic approaches. I went on to learn massage therapy and graduated from Midwest Academy of Healing Arts. I continued my education to become certified as an instructor of massage therapy. I found such joy in teaching anatomy, physiology and the mechanics of massage! I have also worked as a massage therapist in chiropractic settings and spa environments. In 2009 I made the transition into the field of digestive wellness after my own experience with a serious digestive health challenge.
I am Nationally Board Certified in Massage and Body work, I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and certified by Lifestream Colon Hydrotherapy Institute. I have studied digestive wellness at the Loomis Institute of Enzyme Nutrition, receiving my diploma as a Loomis Digestive Health Specialist.
Observing that many of the clients I was seeing for digestive support expressed concerns about skin conditions, I went back to school in 2012 to earn a degree in esthetics. While in school I also earned diplomas of distinction and merit from the International Therapeutic Exam Council (ITEC) in facial electrical and facial beauty treatments. After graduating I went on to learn more about traditional esthetic approaches and became certified in chemical peels from PCA. I furthered my knowledge in holistic skin care by training with the Dr. Hauschka Institute. My philosophy is to nurture clients not only with safe beautiful organic products, but also with the relaxing treatments that are the signature of the Dr. Hauschka Institute. I am proud to be one of the only certified Dr. Hauschka Holistic Estheticians in Indiana and own the only certified center.
Pulling all of this together along with several other certifications, it is my hope to support clients on the journey to their goals for digestive support and vibrant health “from the skin to within”
In my personal life I have two grown sons and a lifelong love for dogs. I have spent many years being involved in English Mastiff breed rescue. I also love to garden and tend to my small urban homestead that includes raising chickens and gardening.
I have been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2004. I graduated from the Midwest Academy of Healing Arts, which required 500 comprehensive hours of massage. I then returned to complete the requirements for the instructor internship, requiring an additional 500 hours. In 2007, I became a national certified massage therapist through the Board of National Certification in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCTMB).
As a massage therapist, my overall goal is to promote wellness, encourage balance and harmony, and assist in helping the client experience an overall sense of well-being through therapeutic massage and bodywork. I also specialize in other modalities such as Aromatherapy, Raindrop Technique, and Reiki. I actively listen to my clients and ask questions, which allow me to cater each session to the individual needs of that client. It is such a wonderful experience to witness an individual achieving their desired result.
Having the opportunity to share the various benefits of massage, and serving the needs of others is a gratifying and humbling experience. I am continually grateful to be a part of a profession in which I am able to make a difference in the lives of others through the gift of massage therapy. For scheduling and more information: www.simply-serene.massagetherapy.com
As a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM), I try to marry a rich experiential background, steeped in academics, research, and clinical insight, with a compassion for people, empathy for those in pain, and a thirst for healing. My personal journey brought acupuncture and Chinese medicine across my path due to my own search for an efficient modality to address my own chronic pain. After being involved in a near fatal car accident, I was left with debilitating nerve and bone pain. I was jostled around the Western medical paradigm for years, seeing a host of specialists renowned in their fields, only to be left with no results, and a fistful of prescriptions.
While pursuing my engineering degree in San Diego, I was turned on to acupuncture by a process of elimination, and because, simply put, the allopathic model was not serving me. The results were profound; the pain was gradually managed after a series of treatments, with no ill effects. I was so inspired by the results, the caring nature of the practitioners, and the holistic embodiment of life that TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) modeled, that I resigned from engineering school to pursue my MSTCM.
During my four year tenure at American College of traditional Chinese Medicine, in San Francisco, one of the oldest and well respected programs in the country, I gleaned 1000 clinical hours, including off-site internships at a stroke clinic at CPMC (California Pacific Medical Center), a community clinic, treating the general public of San Francisco, a hospice care facility, and a fertility clinic in Union Square for six months. On top of my clinicals, I gained 3200 hours of both Eastern and Western medicine, including pharmacology, pathology, diagnostics, psychology, and physical examination, to name a few.
Once I graduated, I left San Francisco to return to my beloved Indiana, seeing a much needed void for TCM in the Midwest, and a desire to share what I’ve learned with my fellow Hoosiers. I only hope that more and more people can feel and experience the healing power that I’ve felt deeply from acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tricia Fox completed her Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner training at Functional Medicine University, and additional training at Institute for Functional Medicine. She consults patients using Functional Medicine with an emphasis in Functional Neurology. She is also currently pursuing her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with expected graduation December 2018. She is trained in root cause-resolution to illnesses including gastrointestinal and auto-immune disorders, anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalances, adrenal problems, addiction, allergies, environmental toxicity, etc. Her passion is helping her patients overcome anxiety, depression, and addiction issues naturally through neurotransmitter testing, balancing, and through the use of vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. Tricia is a 13 year resident of Carmel, IN. She and Jeff (her husband of 24 years) have raised three wonderful children. In her spare time she enjoys running, gardening, cooking, research in natural and functional medicine, and the company of her dog, Crosby. Call 317-750-6121 or email email@example.com to schedule your appointment with Tricia.
As a Holistic Food & Weight Loss Coach it is my goal to find the deficiencies in your lifestyle that are not allowing you to live a full and productive life. When we do not feel well on the inside then it is hard to radiate joy to others. One of my opening statements when I introduce myself is this: “I clean out the inner sludge to create an outer glow”. When you are “Well” on inside then you will “glow” on the outside and the joy you feel from overall health shows thru and vice versa when we don’t feel well.
My personal experience with nutrition, wellness and weight had been an arduous one with weighing almost 215lbs nearly 4 years ago. When you are only 44 years old and you can’t play with your 2 year old grandson without being out of breath – there is a problem! I knew I should NOT feel this way as 44 is not old! However, my journey with nutrition actually started with my daughter 6 years earlier but the dots were NEVER connected for me.
I have a daughter who had a diagnosis from the age of 13 of severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and as a mother I wanted to know “why” she had it. For the following 6 years we were in/out of hospitals, gastrointestinal doctors and test labs. Medically speaking there was nothing they could do for her. As told to us by Riley’s finest GI doctor “Suck it up this is your life”. Take a pill and try to cover it up, spend days in bed in wrenching pain and oh by the way have fun living out the rest of your life this way!!
When she was 18 the holistic world opened up to me and I was able to get answers to my daughter’s digestive challenges, work to correct them and put her on the road to “living out the rest of her life”. The challenge then became – how do I feed her, nourish her and also overcome a gluten intolerance, digestive challenges & create a new lifestyle for her as a young adult while knowing all along I was overweight and not educated well on nutrition. When our daughter visited this doctor of kiniesiology for answers I need to tell you that she was almost to the point of bleeding out in her colon and her intestines were 70% inflamed. She was a very sick young lady!
Being the mother of 3 I spent the early years slamming dinner onto the table without a thought of what was good or damaging in the food for my family. As a busy family we lived the SAD (Sad American Diet) lifestyle. It wasn’t till 2013 that the concept of “Clean Eating” was introduced to me but more importantly to our family. Even though our daughter was “healing” we were still having trouble with figuring out “how” to feed her food that wouldn’t send her into debilitating intestinal pain. We had to learn about inflammatory foods, gluten and food intolerance and how they worked against the body. The [SAD] divisive eating system would have to change and when it did she was no longer in pain, she lost 30+ lbs and living this lifestyle with her I lost 65lbs of which I have kept 60lbs off for the past 4 years.
Fast forward 3 years and I have completed my Certified training from the Institute of Transformational Nutrition which revolves their learning around living holistically in the Mind, Body & Spirit because true transformation can not happen until we clean up the toxic load in all three so we can live in harmony with ourselves, God and the universe. I am also a Certified Digestive Health Professional and completed my training with The Food Enzyme Institute.
I have to say that God sometimes has a funny sense of humor! Four years ago when we were desperate to find answers to our daughter’s health the doctor that we worked with started my daughter on Loomis enzymes for digestive problems with sugar & protein. I did not knowing anything about how this all worked together but I knew intuitively that we had found our answer. Fast forward again to this past March; I walk into a class to learn more about how enzymes work and there on the table are the exact bottles that I credit to saving my daughter’s life! I was now going to study under the creator of these target specific enzymes that would revolutionize my understanding of food and digestion to a level that I never dreamed of!
I look forward to helping you transform your Mind, Body and Spirit.
Rene Deal, CTNC, DHP
Phone: (317) 258-2754
Emily Laugle, Board Certified Massage Therapist since 2011, is a graduate of the prestigious Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics, Inc. She believes every ‘body’ is different and, therefore, uses a personalized approach for each individual to meet the clients’ specific needs.
Inspired by an upbringing centered in natural health and well-being, Emily pursued her passion of helping others become well by completing massage school. She happily helps a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals looking for relaxation to those working to overcome serious injuries. Emily specializes in a variety of bodywork modalities, essential oils and nutrition. She has extensive experience in working with top athletes, musicians, healthcare authorities, business professionals and families. Emily is committed to providing a new direction for healing chronic conditions and restoring balance in the body.
She has additional training and certifications in Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy; Myofascial Body Sculpting; Advanced concepts for the Head, Neck and Shoulders; Managing Lumbopelvic Hip Complex; Quantum Dynamics Chromolite Therapy; Aromatherapy; and Nutrition.
In her spare time, she enjoys her 9 year-old son who plays travel soccer, cooking, working out and spending time with family!
-See more at: http://emilylaugle.amtamembers.com
Rita Avellar is a certified Health Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and in love about healthy cooking, wellness, writing and sharing information about healthy living.
Her personal struggle with a sick childhood in Brazil, her native country, with pneumonia, allergies and a low immune system motivated her to research and implement a variety of holistic approaches into her lifestyle. Her research began as young as 12 years old, learning to heal her body using natural and alternative medicine, herbs, vitamins and food.
A combined interest in human behavior and communication led Rita to work for more than 15 years in marketing for the fashion industry and later in life she decided to follow her first passion, study to become a health coach and share what she has learned with others so that they can find relief in their lives as well. When she’s not writing or coaching, Rita enjoys cooking, exploring foodie places in Indy, being active and reading.
Rita Avellar – Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
What Makes You Happy Health Coaching
After working for 28 years as a Registered Nurse, Michelle was frustrated with how many people she met – both personally and professionally – who felt stuck, and didn’t know how to move forward with their lives and their health. Michelle understands this well because she has been there herself. Michelle began her own journey to wellness many years ago after struggling to find answers for exhaustion, brain fog, skin breakouts, histamine-type allergic responses and gastrointestinal issues. Exercise and weight loss became more difficult with each passing year. She was uncertain how she could help others when she could not get results herself.
Michelle’s biggest discovery came with the knowledge that not every program works for every person. You are your own greatest experiment! Michelle also realized that you cannot heal your body by ignoring your mind and spirit. They all work together and they all need to heal together. That is why Michelle became certified as a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. What Michelle offers is much more than a diet and exercise program. She helps men and women reclaim their lives by improving their health through a customized approach that is unique for them. By partnering with her clients, Michelle empowers them to shift their beliefs away from disease management to the action of intentional living that is grounded in what they value most in life.
Michelle’s programs deliver real outcomes, transformations, and shifts in the way you think. These changes will ripple through every area of your life. If you have finally decided that you are worthy of having the health you need to pursue a life you love, then click on her website link below to get started.
Michelle and her husband, Andy, live in Westfield, Indiana. They have 3 grown children and 3 little Yorkshire terriers. Michelle spends her free time reading, practicing yoga, travelling, refinishing furniture and attending sporting events at Ball State University.
Michelle Cardimen, RN, CHHC, CHWC
A Step Away Health and Wellness Coaching