In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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Cathi has worked in the health care field for over 20 years The first part of Cathi's health care career was recruiting, managing and coaching medical professionals for a major medical recruitment firm. She joined our team 15 years ago and became a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) receiving her certification from the Life Purpose Institute in 1998. As a Professional Certified Coach, Cathi facilitates diet and lifestyle coaching with our patients. Lifestyle coaching, when applied to diet, exercise and self-care, leads to a transforming experience that changes perspectives and attitudes. Patients and clients get new "tools", techniques and strategies to make the necessary changes in their lives. With Cathi's help, the coaching process keeps you on track and leads to a greater sense of well being and control over your life. It seems hard to believe that over 10 years ago, Cathi was borderline obese, asthmatic and had many chronic health issues. She did all of the things people do to lose weight and feel better, however, it never seemed to be enough. Diagnostic lab tests were done through Womens BestHealth and Cathi was found to be gluten intolerant. After a trial and error period, she got into the Gluten Free lifestyle. Cathi organized and facilitates the Gluten Free Support Group, "No Grainers" here in the office. Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm. After losing 50 pounds, Cathi says she feels great and is in the best shape of her life! When not working, Cathi enjoys cooking, kayaking and spending time with her family.
Cara: Licensed Massage Therapist / MA 61332
Cara graduated from the American Institute of Massage in 2010 as a licensed massage therapist and became a member of our team in 2011. She is fully proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Chair massage. Cara has also studied and utilized Pre-Natal, Geriatric and Medical Massage, Thai, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology, Hydrotherapy and Hot Stone Massage. She enjoys working in conjunction with Chiropractic care to facilitate recovery of injured patients, as well as employing deep relaxation techniques as an aid in stress management. "Massage is an ancient art which promotes overall health and well being by improving circulation and oxygenation, assisting the flow of lymph, releasing endorphins in the body, improving flexibility and range of motion and conveying compassion and support in the form of the human touch."
Denise: Licensed Massage Therapist /MA 32145
Denise is a licensed massage therapist who has been in the healthcare field for over 15 years. She graduated from Florida College of Natural health in 2000 with a degree in massage therapy. Denise has taken post graduate courses in Shiatsu, Table Thai, Hot Stone, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Chair, Pre-Natal and Lymphatic Drainage massage techniques. She has experience in working with auto accident and work related injuries, chronic pain and stress relief. "Massage has a positive effect on the body's circulatory, immune and nervous systems. Therapeutic massage should be an important component of your wellness plan to keep your body, mind and spirit functioning optimally." Denise is married and enjoys special outings and activities with her husband and two young daughters.
Daniela: Licensed Massage Therapist /MA 57126
Daniela has worked in our office as a licensed massage therapist for over two years. She graduated fro the American Institute of Massage in 2009. Daniela is from Brazil where she received her degree in physical therapy in 2005. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English. In Brazil, Daniela worked with plastic surgeons performing lymphatic drainage massage therapy on patients pre and post surgery to improve recovery speed. She is also certified in Thai Massage which combines acupressure, energy balancing, stretching and applied yoga exercises. Daniela utilizes therapeutic deep tissue massage to help our patients recover from auto, work and sports related injuries. Daniela's mission as a massage therapist is to "work with happiness to inspire trust, as trust is the basis for a lasting patient/therapist interaction."
Women's BestHealth is a functional medicine and nutritional health center specializing in women's health issues and wellness. Dr. Marianne Beck, founder and director, provides natural treatment for menopause, perimenopause, adrenal fatigue/stress, thyroid problems, Hashimoto's, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal problems and autoimmune disease. We offer our services locally in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Marianne Beck, D.C., Functional Medicine Practitioner and Director, Women's BestHealth