Wellness Within Reach
A wise man once said: There are only two ways to be contented: one is liking what you do, the other is doing what you like, this is the prime belief of Owner and Founder of Wellness Abound, Che Chinn. Ms. Chinn was born and raised in Long Island, New York, it was there that she remembers not wanting to be like anyone else. She often asked why she was so different, her questions went unanswered for many years. It was not until the spring of 1996, that Che’ realized her purpose in life, when she watched the horror of a dying earth on television. She then knew that she wanted to practice medicine. But not the traditional form, she wanted to practice Alternative Therapy, and began a journey in finding out all she could about health and longevity.
In High School, Che’ can recall reading books about centering energy and balancing the body, mind and spirit by Dwayne W. Dyer, it was this author that helped her realize that your state of being has a great deal to do with who and what you are. Che’ has since attended numerous seminars and helped facilitate workshops on meditation, yoga and healthy eating. Che’ has studied alongside some of the nations top authors of alternative methods. Some of which include, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. L. Afrika, and Queen Afu, from Brooklyn, New York. Her experiences, as well as a deep passion for health makes her stand out from other massage therapists in the field.
Che’ went on to attend a Junior college, still undecided about what it was that she wanted to do, then, it clicked, she had always thought of Chiropractic Medicine, but realized that Massage would be more hands on and a great deal more rewarding. And her decision was set.
After making that decision Che’ went on to graduate top of her class at The Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy. She has successfully obtained a South Carolina State license and National Certification. In addition Che’ has gone on to complete several other modalities which give her added knowledge in a growing field.
Che’ has studied all over the world and is now back in Atlanta to share what she has learned and experienced. This site explores just some of the unique modalities that Che and her team are proficient in. Please explore the modalities below to learn more.
Aromatherapy is described as the use of scents for therapeutic purposes. It can be used in the form of candles, bath, air diffusers, massage lubricants incense, and aromatherapy heating units.
Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt quotes, “For many common infectious diseases aromatherapy offers more effective and more wholesome solutions than conventional medicine”
This is definitely justified evidence because it is now used to treat a whole range of conditions and is believed to work on people both physically and psychologically. The first part of the theory is that when you smell an essential oil, it triggers your limbic system – the part of the brain that controls emotions and stores and retrieves learned memories – and relaxes you. The other part of the theory is that the essential oils are absorbed through the skin, and have medicinal properties which act on the cause of the problem.
Just some of the conditions aromatherapy is used to treat are:
Anxiety, stress or insomnia
Muscular aches and pains
Menstrual or menopausal problems
Wellness Abound regularly uses these oils for a number of modalities. We urge our clients to use aromatherapy as medicine and to consult a trained aromatherapist before purchasing or blending oils. Over the counter essential oils can be tricky, many are mixed with harmful ingredients that can be detrimental to the body.
Wellness Abounds Ayurvedic treatments include two popular ones. Abhyanga and Shirodhara, which is an Oil Massage designed to deeply penetrate the skin, relax the mind-body, break up impurities and stimulate both arterial and lymphatic circulation. This effect enhances the ability for nutrients to get to starved cells and for the removal of stagnant waste. This treatment is simply excellent in maintaining balance in the whole body “According to Ayurvedic principles, by understanding oneself, by identifying one’s own constitution, and by recognizing sources of doshic aggravation, one can not only follow the proper guidelines to cleanse, purify, and prevent disease, but also uplift oneself into a realm of awareness previously unknown” so Ayurveda is slowly becoming a more recognized modality.
Another modality that Wellness Abound practices is that of Shirodhara, this is a treatment that is specifically catered to the individual. During the treatment we strive to expand your consciousness and reduce stress by continuously pouring warm oil on the center of the head (third eye) Shirodhara is especially effective for those experiencing anxiety, insomnia, depression, and stress in general. Stress, according to Ayurveda, is a state of imbalance and at Wellness Abound, we seek to bridge the gap between these imbalances.
We understand the need for speed and thus offer private corporate accounts for chair massage. Chair massage is a very quick and easy way to release tension in back, neck, arms and shoulder regions. Many massages usually last between 15-30 minutes. “Over 90% of visits to primary care physicians are because of stress related complaints.” It is with this in mind that we developed a plan to have at least one featured business a week. Giving their employees a chance to relax and thus teaching that massage is universal and is a growing and wide open field.
Deep Tissue Massage is probably everyone’s favorite. Ever heard the saying “no pain no gain” well that certainty cannot be applied here. Two of the most well respected authors of Anatomy and philology, Torotora and Garbowski stated that “Painful, stressful, and emotional experiences all cause changes in hypothalamic activity. In turn, the hypothalamus controls the autonomic nervous system and regulates body temperature, thirst, hunger, sexual behavior, and defensive reactions such as fear and rage.” Thus, if you are walking around with plantar fasciitis (comes from shoes too tight, too much weight on feet, heels, etc), poor posture, pain any of you muscles or joints, chances are, your nervous system already knows about it, and will make every effort to fix the problem for you. Neuromuscular therapy is good for extreme cases and we are careful to not push our clients to far beyond a comfortable tolerance of pressure.
Swedish – The “Father of Modern Medicine” once said that “The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing.” He also said “for rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid.” This is certainty what Swedish massage does, these long and continuously flowing strokes are focused towards the heart. This provides for venous blood flow and lymphatic drainage. This is important for young clients as well as older ones. Many times when we are in a certain position most parts of the day or night, our muscles tend to get tighter and lock into that position, creating poor circulation for limbs and other vital organs. Swedish massage helps to stimulate the blood, and lymph. It also gives the clients a very relaxing feeling thereby helping to rejuvenate and revive them after the session is over.
Stay tuned for more articles of the various modalities offered by Wellness Abound.