Chesapeake Holistic Services
Functional Health & Nutrition
Natural Health Consultations with Bio-Communication
Most clients come to us because they’re tired of the tests-and-medication approach that doesn’t always solve underlying health issues. We believe integrated wellness shouldn’t replace western medicine, but should complement the efforts of your primary physician and specialists.
Together, we’ll get to the root causes of your ailment(s). Chesapeake Holistic’s practitioners combine innovative biocommunication technology and decades of nutrition study and practical application – to create your customized program for healing.
The relationship between how you live, and what you eat, affects how you feel: physically, mentally, and emotionally – the lifestyle and dietary changes Chesapeake Holistic recommends will help you to heal and to live a vibrant life.
Mood/behavioral/cognitive: ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, PMS, memory, dementia, Alzheimer’s, addiction
Digestion: IBS, diverticulitis, Crohn’s, colitis, ulcers, reflux, Celiac, and more
Allergies/sinus: Headaches, congestion, post-nasal drip, hives, rashes, food sensitivities
Endocrine: Thyroid, adrenal, infertility, menopause, weight gain, fatigue, hormone balance
Joints/muscles: Arthritis, joint and muscle pain, cramps
Bones: Osteoporosis prevention and support
Hair/skin/nails: Acne, psoriasis, eczema, weak nails/breakage, hair loss/breakage
Autoimmune: MS, lupus, type I diabetes, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s, Addison’s (just to name a few)
Blood sugar issues: Type II diabetes, hypoglycemia, weight loss
Cancer: Prevention, assistance during cancer treatments, post-treatment rebuilding
Microbial infections (bacteria/fungus/parasites/virus): Lyme disease, mold, candida, Epstein Barr, herpes, CMV, HPV, hepatitis
Cardiac (heart disease prevention/support): Hypertension, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, blocked arteries, high cholesterol, inflammation
Detoxification: Liver, gallbladder, kidneys, intestines, colon, lymphatic
Bloodwork evaluation: We assess your existing bloodwork to determine deficiencies and imbalances, and then recommend an eating program and a regimen of nutritional supplements plan for optimal health.
During your initial evaluation, your Chesapeake Holistic natural wellness practitioner will truly listen to your story – and ask questions based on our staff’s review of the completed forms you submitted prior to your appointment.
As health “detectives,” our goal is to discover the underlying “Why?” of your health concerns.
What makes Chesapeake Holistic one of the Annapolis area’s most specialized and comprehensive integrated-wellness providers is that we incorporate noninvasive bio-communication technology into our protocols – to pinpoint the sources of ailments in your body.
Using biocommunication, we’ll assess your unique biochemistry to make individualized recommendations that will help you to feel like yourself again. This process is effortless and painless, and is often the missing link for understanding underlying stressors and imbalances.
Your Wellness Plan
The next step: we’ll develop (and review with you) a customized plan that includes:
- A list of your food sensitivities and how to avoid these.
- Nutritional supplements specific to your body’s needs.
- Reasonable, incremental healthy-action steps for you to take before your next appointment.
Generally, we recommend monthly visits, while we help you to achieve optimal wellness. We work with clients at our office and remotely (by phone and email), usually for a 3-6 month period, depending upon a client’s specific needs and concerns. Many of our clients return (after their initial recovery period) 1-4 times per year, to maintain health and vitality.
Appointments with Carol Heckman are $175 for the initial consultation (1.5 hours); and $125 for follow-up consultations (1 hour).
*Appointments with Jennifer Salos are $350 for initial appointments (3 hours); and $175 for follow up appointments (1.5 hours).
Craniosacral and Myofascial Release Therapy (CS/MFR) & Somato-Emotional Hypnosis
Unresolved pain and anxiety can lead to chronic illness and life-changing emotional consequences. The power of light-touch therapy – combined with hypnosis and mindfulness coaching for home practice – is a natural catalyst for sparking your inner potential for healing and life transformation. Each custom-designed session will meet your immediate needs – and the long-term goals we develop together.
Clients who benefit most from these services are those who’ve experienced trauma, health or family crises, or who suffer from chronic anxiety. Craniosacral and Myofascial Release Therapy aids with recovery and is beneficial for:
- Chronic pain
- Attention and focus
Somato-Emotional Hypnosis and Mindfulness Coaching are ideal for:
- Developing emotional resiliency
- Envisioning positives outcomes
- Strategies for disciplined self-care
These protocols work to rebalance your body’s dysfunctional patterns and alleviate the impact of trauma on the body – to begin your journey of recovery and wellness.
What to Expect
During your initial evaluation, your Chesapeake Holistic natural wellness practitioner will listen to your concerns and the reasons you sought our help.
Depending upon your needs, we’ll design and begin a custom approach, incorporating protocols from Craniosacral and Myofascial Release therapy, Somato-Emotional hypnosis, as well as mindfulness and meditation coaching.
Our Approach for Your Sessions
CS and MFR therapy works to alleviate stress and protects your body’s systems from the harmful effects of chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. Guided hypnosis may be included to help you visualize desired outcomes and reinforce your understanding of effective self-care treatments.
After your initial session (which lasts up to 1.5 hours), we recommend follow-up appointments (session length/time varies depending on your needs). Many clients find lasting relief within 3 follow-up sessions, while others may need a few more.
Our goal is to “treat and teach.” After receiving treatment, you’ll learn methods for lifelong healing that offer long-term results and can transform your daily life. Examples include breath-work for anxiety, and self-hypnosis and mindfulness practices to reset thinking from a fight-or-flight state to a rest-and-digest frame of mind.
You may choose to check-in periodically with tune-up appointments; but, you’ll have the tools you need to take control of your health and specific lifestyle circumstances.
Craniosacral Therapy – Integrative Session
Initial session: $125 (1 hour)
Follow-up sessions: $94 (45 minutes) | $65 (30 minutes)
Somato-Emotional Hypnosis and Mindfulness Coaching
Initial session: $150 (1.5 hours)
Follow-up sessions: $125 (1 hour)
Package: 3 follow-up sessions for $300 (does not include initial session)
Physical Therapy / Functional Manual Therapy
Integrated FMT & PT for Movement Restoration
Do you have pain that has gone unresolved through traditional physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, pain medications and/or injections?
Have you noticed compensations or limitations in your movement that have formed over the years secondary to injuries, poor posture, or a lack of movement?
Do you have a recent acute injury that doesn’t seem to be improving quickly? Are you seeking to achieve a better overall level of health and wellness?
Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) is an integrated evaluation and treatment system that promotes optimum human performance by enhancing total body mobility and correct postural and movement strategies.
Recent research and functional imaging of the brain continues to reveal the interrelationship between pain, muscular inhibition and poor movement strategies. Just mobilizing joints, giving patients stretching and strengthening exercises, or having a patient participate in “core stabilization” is not sufficient to address the complex interrelationship between the available mobility of the human system and the integration of automatic and volitional motor strategies. Treatment addresses mechanical, neuromuscular and motor control dysfunctions. Mechanical limitations include: joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, organs, and neural/vascular tissues.
Neuromuscular limitations involve the ability of the body to facilitate proper muscular activation and contractions. Finally, motor control puts together efficient mechanical and neuromuscular systems into movement patterns. The ultimate goal of Functional Manual Therapy® is to provide the mechanical ability and the neuromuscular tools of strength and endurance and proprioceptive awareness to become self-sufficient and more proficient in all areas of human performance.
90-minute Initial Evaluation and Treatment: $200
60-minute Follow-up Treatments: $125
The Emotion Code®
Emotion Code is a precise method of identifying and releasing emotions that are trapped in your body – often with profound results as deep-seated challenges and obstacles are removed entirely.
Think about it… Have you ever wondered where the remnants of intense emotions go? Positive emotions are easily processed and dissipate. But, for all of us, negative emotions from specific events or life circumstances do leave their mark… these emotions are a record of the past stored in your body.
If left unresolved, these trapped emotions (which are like balls of energy) will cause your body to react as though it’s living in the past. Emotional scars can cause pain, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other wellness issues related to your organs or body systems. Truly, researchers have discovered a clear physical link between emotions and health, even heart disease.
Most of us, at some point, unfortunately experience heartache. These deeply-felt emotions can be so difficult to deal with… it’s easy to unknowingly put up an energetic “wall” around your heart to keep it from “breaking.”
Do you have a heart wall? It’s not just a figure of speech: grief, hurt or loss can actually affect your heart, the core of your being. Is the wall contributing to a physical illness or disease? Is it interfering with your ability to succeed? Are emotional blockages hampering your ability to give or receive love?
We’ve found that most people do have a heart wall. The great thing is: once we clear the negative emotions, lives dramatically change, better choices can be made, and peace is often restored. And, it only takes a few Emotion Code sessions to clear your heart wall, as well as emotions trapped in other parts of your body.
At Chesapeake Holistic, we’ve had years of training and experience helping clients restore a mind-body balance. One of the most important steps for improving your overall health, love life and longevity is to remove the trapped emotions preventing you from living vibrantly!
Emotion Code sessions aids with recovery from:
- Stress (including PTSD)
- Pain and other physical ailments/diseases
Emotion Code is also beneficial for children, especially those who have experienced trauma or illness. Often, when clients experience how well Emotion Code works, they want their kids to have a session or two: we’re able to clear emotional blockages for children (including infants and teens) quickly, because they haven’t had years to internalize a build-up of negative emotions.
What to Expect
Sessions are held in a relaxing space decorated in neutral tones, warm lighting and artisan pottery handcrafted by Deke Logan (who is married to our Emotion Code practitioner, Cathy). You’ll sit in a big, comfy chair during the entire session.
Our Approach for Your Sessions
At the first session, we’ll explain how we learned about Emotion Code and how it works. Together, we usually identify a few issues (e.g., aches, pains, illnesses or traumatic experiences) you’d like to address.
When we work on the heart wall, the approach is the same (it’s just one of the issues we work on). However, when the heart wall is fully cleared (which usually takes 3-5 sessions), big, positive changes begin to occur because so many blocks have been lifted.
Kinesiology (muscle testing) is done, to tap into your subconscious mind (which holds the answers regarding past events). We’ll also assess your nervous system responses and reference a chart to identify which of the 60 emotions (e.g., fear) is related to the questions asked.
Next, we’ll evaluate responses to pinpoint when the emotion got trapped, and where it is in your body. Once the trapped emotion is released (via your central meridian), your practitioner will repeat the protocol to clear the next trapped emotion (usually 10-20 emotions per session).
Ever hear the expression, “I’m getting in my own way”?… After an Emotion Code session of clearing emotional blocks, clients tell us how much “lighter” they feel and (at subsequent sessions) have shared wonderful stories about how they’ve been able to thrive because they’re not weighed down by past traumas.
Some clients opt for a relaxing detoxifying foot bath after an Emotion Code session.
No charge: first session (45-60 minutes)
$60 (1 hour) – times vary depending on practitioner’s assessment of client’s needs
Package: 6 sessions (1 hour each) for $300 ($60 savings)
$60 Ionic Foot Detox (20-30 minutes) depending on practitioner’s assessment of client’s needs.
Acupuncture & Laser Acupuncture
Have you ever wanted to try acupuncture, but were too afraid of needles to take a chance? Fear no more—laser acupuncture has arrived at Chesapeake Holistic. Using a cold laser (or needles—if you prefer)—our licensed acupuncturist will stimulate points on the body to improve health and treat both chronic and acute problems. Not sure? Come check it out for yourself — we are offering complimentary half-hour sessions to introduce you to this new, exciting service. Laser acupuncture is practiced widely throughout Europe and Asia and is quickly gaining popularity in the US as an effective method of stimulating acupuncture points without the use of needles. We use “cold” lasers that cannot burn the skin to support cellular regeneration, promote pain and inflammation reduction, improve circulation, and stimulate hair growth, to name a just a few examples. Best of all, it’s COMPLETELY PAINLESS. Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat pain, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, nausea, migraine headaches, anxiety and depression, fertility issues, and inflammatory conditions. We invite you to come in an experience the many benefits of acupuncture—using either traditional needles or leading-edge lasers.
$150 for the initial session and $100 for all follow-up sessions.
Invented by electronics engineer, Rolf Binder in Schwanau, Germany, this technology is the culmination of 25 years of research in biophysical medical testing and therapy that resulted in the development of several well-known and sophisticated therapeutic devices. On the basis of this experience, Binder discovered how to interrogate the body’s communication systems and introduce specific signals that stimulate the natural healing process. Medical professionals worldwide have been using ONDAMED with remarkable success for over a decade. ONDAMED (latin: wave medicine) is a technology based on specific Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) and its use centers around Pulse Biofeedback, enabling the practitioner to access each individual’s needs. ONDAMED’s unique feature enables the practitioner to monitor patients’ responses to a wide variety of subtle electromagnetic fields initiated via a special applicator, and select which frequencies are most appropriate. These signals are then introduced with a hand-held applicator or the larger matrix applicator. The ONDAMED System complements existing treatments, including pharmaceuticals, homeopathic remedies, and nutritional supplements and can be safely used with other therapeutic modalities. The patients respond faster and the effects are longer lasting.
How Does ONDAMED Work?
ONDAMED is based on the principle of electromagnetic induction to a highly focused, pulsed electromagnetic field that penetrates deep into a targeted region of the body. It painlessly stimulates tissue, eliciting a pulsed biofeedback signal to alert the practitioner of potential treatment foci.
Who Can Benefit from ONDAMED?
Over the past 50 years, scientists and engineers have developed various techniques for “looking” inside the body to diagnose disease and trauma. Examples include X-Ray, CT scans, MRI, Ultrasound, and others. Similarly, treatments are provided by the energy from lasers, the Gamma Knife, and so on. ONDAMED, a specific Electromagnetic Field Biofeedback device, combined with an individual’s own pulse biofeedback, is yet another non-invasive breakthrough modality to enable the practitioner to relieve pain, improve cell function and circulation, and promote relaxation. ONDAMED can be used on anyone are seeking relief from pain, promoting relaxation and improved sleep patterns, as well as improved circulation. ONDAMED helps the practitioner provide painless and non-invasive complement or alternative pain relief options, supporting surgery and drugs. ONDAMED can enhance the effectiveness of conventional treatments and accelerate recovery time while reducing side effects.
ONDAMED is non-invasive, safe, and has no known side effects.
$75 per session / $337 for 5 sessions / $975 for 15 sessions (payment plan available)
$45 per 30-minute session / $200 for 5 30-minute sessions
Holistic wellness is about being healthy from the inside out: consideration of the whole person, body, mind and spirit – and Therapeutic Massages are an important aspect of integrated wellness.
Each session is custom-designed to meet your needs at the time. Your Chesapeake Holistic practitioner will be a licensed massage therapist who will incorporate agreed-upon elements of Swedish and deep tissue with Lomi Lomi, a Hawaiian form of bodywork.
We also include high-end spa extras without additional fees: our goal is to guide you to a balanced, relaxed state of being.
Therapeutic Massage aids with recovery from:
- Muscle and emotional tension
- Chronic and acute pain
- Soreness and stiffness
Massages are especially beneficial for over-worked, over-scheduled, stressed people trying to find balance and wellness by adding the productive rest a truly restorative massage provides:
- Teens experiencing school and social stress
- Mothers who juggle so much every day
- Husbands of female clients who just need a break
- Anyone with a compromised immune system who needs restorative touch and relaxation
What to Expect
Spa Treatment Room
Our well-appointed Massage Therapy space is designed with natural elements to encourage deep rest. It’s a safe and peaceful space where you can let go of all pressures, worries and concerns, and trust our care and expertise. Ocean waves and nature sounds will help to elicit a slower, gentler and more natural rhythm for your breath to follow, guiding you to attain inner calm.
Our Approach for Your Sessions
Before each session, we’ll briefly discuss your wellness goal(s) and agree upon the massage techniques that will be the most restorative and balancing.
Massage options are 60-90 minute timeframes.Clients find 90 minutes is the perfect amount of time to really slip away and have each area of the body massaged, as well as some extra time to focus where they really need it!
We customize each massage with hot towels, exfoliating foot butters, reflexology, and therapeutic-grade essential oils. Deeply soothing and grounding warm basalt stones are another free option; stones truly help bring you back down to earth while soothing deep knots into relaxation.
Your massage will conclude with mindfulness techniques to guide you back to the present moment and warm oils to soothe the body, mind and spirit into a state of restfulness. Clients often opt to add a foot scrub or a mini-facial after an hour-long massage. (A 30-minute facial allows just enough time to choose one facial concern to address.)
$90 (1 hour)
$120 (1.5 hours)
Package: 4 sessions (1 hour each) for $310
$10 Foot scrub
Combo session (total of 1.5 hours): $130 Massage (1 hour) + Facial (30 mins)
Our licensed Esthetician will design each custom Facial treatment with your wellbeing in mind, while addressing your skincare concerns. She uses organic products derived from fruits, plants and herbs that balance the skin and increase its glow. Trust us, the relaxing spa treatment will provide results you’ll love.
Self-care via regular facials is one of the many integrated wellness services we offer at Chesapeake Holistic. Clients often add a foot scrub, Massage, and/or Ionic Foot Detox to create a morning or afternoon of beauty and restorative rest.
Skillfully delivered Esthetics (Facials) aide with recovery for:
- Fine lines
- Rough skin texture
- Large pores
Who benefits most from a Chesapeake Holistic Facial? Well, everyone… Our clients include:
- Teens experiencing acne breakouts and other skin issues
- Women and men focused on aging well
- Menopausal women with skin changes from hormones
What to Expect
Spa Treatment Room
Our well-appointed Facial treatments space is where we also perform Massage Therapy. The room is designed with natural elements and meant to encourage deep rest. It’s a safe and peaceful space where you can let go of all pressures, worries and concerns, and trust our care and expertise. Ocean waves and nature sounds will help to elicit a slower, gentler and more natural rhythm for your breath to follow, guiding you to attain inner calm.
Our Approach for Your Sessions
You may book Facials in 30, 60 or 90 minute timeframes.
A 30-minute Facial allows just enough time to choose one skincare concern to focus on balancing (it’s also a very popular addition to a 60-minute Massage).
A 60-minute Facial includes essential oils, warm basalt stones and warm towels. Essential oil scrub butter may also be incorporated, in just the right combination, to promote relaxation. You’ll also receive a customized stress-relieving massage as part of your Facial treatment!
90-minute Facials enable us to give extra attention to problem-skin areas. When we’re stressed, our skin is the last place nourished by our bodies (nutrients are directed elsewhere). The result is that dull, undernourished look we all notice during times of intense pressure. A 90-minute facial allows for more stress reduction: focusing on neck, shoulder, arm and hands, as well as a foot massage with warm towels!
After reviewing the Skincare Questionnaire you completed before your appointment, we’ll discuss your skin’s needs, and your Esthetician will determine a tailored skincare approach. We use Shira organic products to customize every Facial, every time.
Our Esthetician addresses dry/dehydrated skin and oily/acne-prone skin with plant-based products – starting with hot towels (to open pores), followed by a coconut and oatmeal cleanser, or a green tea cleanser and pomegranate toner.
She also uses organic peels (such as pineapple papaya, lemon alpha hydroxy, sugarcane micro-derm, and pumpkin) and/or an acai mask to attend to anti-aging needs, dehydration and dry skin concerns.
The finishing touch? Moisturizer! Grapefruit (to name a few choices) for oily skin. For dry skin: avocado or pinot noir moisturizer, plus bergamot or cucumber eye cream.
Expect to feel fully pampered and refreshed from a Facial at Chesapeake Holistic!
$90 (1 hour)
$120 (1.5 hours)
Package: 4 sessions (1hour each) for $310
$10 Foot scrub
$130 Facial (30 mins) / Massage (1 hour) combo session (total of 1.5 hours)
Ionic Foot Detox
Ionic Foot Detox is one of Chesapeake Holistic’s newest services for optimum health and vibrant living.
Similar to Acupuncture and Reflexology, Ionic Foot Detox stimulates the body’s energy meridians. Our ionic bath uses the principles of negative-ionization, rebalancing energy and creating a positive cellular environment – helping your body to heal itself, by drawing out unwanted toxins, during the session and for several days afterward.
Clients often add a relaxing foot detox while they’re here for other services, such as: Massage, Emotion Code, Craniosacral Therapy, and Somato-Emotional Hypnosis. (We do not schedule Ionic Foot Detox to occur on the same day a client has an ONDAMED or Acupuncture session, as these protocols work on the same meridians.)
Ionic Foot Detox aides with recovery and helps clients experience:
- Ability to relax more easily and to sleep restfully
- Improved lymphatic circulation
- Boosted immune system function
- Increase in natural energy levels
- Reduced muscle and joint pain/inflammation
What to Expect
The location of your Ionic Foot Detox session will depend upon your practitioner and which treatment rooms are available.
Our Approach for Your Sessions
After reviewing the Foot Detox Service Waiver you completed before your appointment, we’ll explain the Ionic Foot Detox protocol so you know what to expect.
During an Ionic Foot Detox session, negative ions in the foot bath attract and extract toxins from inside your body. These toxins are released through the energy meridians in your feet. Expect the foot bath water to turn color as this detoxification occurs.
Water color / toxin removal guide:
- Yellow/green — Urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, reproductive organs (gynecological or prostate disorder, kidney or bladder infections)
- Black flecks — Heavy metals (memory issues, chronic fatigue, mental fog)
- Orange — Joints, muscles (arthritis, rheumatism, gout, neuropathy, fibromyalgia)
- Brown — Lungs, cellular debris (smoking, second-hand smoke, air pollution)
- White — GI tract (Candida, yeast infections, insomnia, headaches)
- Dark green/black — Gallbladder, liver, stomach (gallstones, immune system, acid reflux, nausea)
- Red flecks — Blood clot material (arterial blockages, bruising, hypertension, cold hands/feet)
- White foam — Lymphatic system (menses disorders, tender/clogged lymph nodes, skin disorders, allergies)
- Black — Liver (alcohol use, elevated liver enzymes on bloodwork)
We estimate the toxins you’ll see drawn from your body (into the foot bath water), are only 10% of the total detoxification that will occur. The other 90% happens several days after a treatment, as toxic material leaves your body via your excretory system.
It’s important to drink adequate water – to improve toxin excretion and to protect your organs and body systems – the day of (and for several days after) an Ionic Foot Detox bath session.
While one session will definitely kick-start detoxification, some clients more fully experience the benefits of Ionic Foot Detox with 2-3 treatments.
$60 (20-30 minutes) treatment times vary depending on practitioner’s assessment of client’s needs
The programs and services offered by Chesapeake Holistic Health are not substitutes for medical advice or treatment prescribed by your physician. You are urged to seek the advice of a physician before beginning any nutrition or supplementation program or protocol. Our programs, services, and information should not be construed as medical advice, and Chesapeake Holistic Health disclaims any liability from and in connection with this information. As with any exercise or nutritional program, if at any point during the program you begin to have any physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a licensed health practitioner. Individual results may vary, and past performance is not an accurate predictor of future results. No statements or claims made by employees or representatives of Chesapeake Holistic Health have been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration.