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Hillary Wells, Acupuncturist MS, LAc

Hillary Wells is a NY-licensed acupuncturist, and a certified teacher of Structural yoga. As a holistic practitioner, her approach reflects a belief in, and understanding of, the powerful interconnection of body. mind, and spirit. Hillary aims to facilitate each client’s return to optimal health and well-being by addressing imbalance as it manifests at any phase of this continuum, thus promoting harmony of the whole being and empowering the client’s own capacity for self-healing.

Hillary offers customized acupuncture/bodywork treatments or private yoga instruction tailored to the client’s specific goals. The acupuncture style that she practices is based on a Japanese lineage, specifically, the work and teachings of world-renowned living master Kiiko Matsumoto. This is a notably gentle yet results-oriented style in which diagnosis and efficacy of treatment is based on a system of palpation that provides instant feedback for both patient and practitioner.  Additional healing modalities such as moxibustion, cupping therapy, gua sha, and bodywork are integrated when appropriate.

Anyone can benefit from the harmonizing, regulating effects of acupuncture, and the reasons for seeking treatment are many; from acute and chronic health conditions, to stress management, to general wellness/disease prevention. Hillary is well-versed in treating a wide variety of conditions, with a special interest in women’s health (infertility, PMS, menstrual irregularities, fibroids, cysts, breast health, peri-menopause/menopause/post-menopause, hormonal/metabolic issues, psycho-emotional health), stress disorders, chronic conditions, and pain.

Hillary is also a certified teacher of Structural yoga; a highly therapeutic system of Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga that acknowledges and accommodates differences in body composition, alignment, and levels of flexibility among individuals. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and is nationally registered with the Yoga Alliance at the level of Experienced Teacher with 10 years of experience leading classes and private lessons throughout Northern New Jersey and NYC. Private and semi-private lessons are available by appointment.

To book an appointment contact Hillary directly at 201-290-2017 or
call us at Salt of the Earth 845-290-0678

Sessions with Hillary:
Acupuncture initial session (90 min.) – $140, Follow-ups (75 min.) $110
Cupping and bodywork (45 min.) – $70.  Added on to an acupuncture session – $60.

Private/Semi-Private Yoga Lesson (60 min.) – $100

Robin Nemeroff, Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Nemeroff is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety issues, depression, and stress-management.  She is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, and mind-body approaches to healing, so she is able to be flexible in her approach to working with you and offer you the most effective treatments available.

Dr. Nemeroff received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in 1999 and completed her post-doctoral training at Weil Medical College, Cornell University.  She is a full-time professor at William Paterson University and teaches psychotherapy courses in WPU’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Master’s Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and Honors Program in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology.  Dr. Nemeroff served as the first Director of William Paterson’s Psy.D. (Doctoral) Program in Clinical Psychology.   Her current academic research focuses on stress-reduction and the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder through the integration of traditional psychotherapies and complementary approaches such as mindfulness and yoga.  Dr. Nemeroff’s research on stress-management, integrative therapies for anxiety issues, predictors of well-being, and the early-identification of mental health problems has been published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.

Before joining William Paterson University as a psychology professor, Dr. Nemeroff was a faculty member at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia University’s Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology, a full-time researcher at Columbia University’s Medical School, and a clinician at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Nemeroff is available on Fridays by appointment only.

To book an appointment, contact Dr. Nemeroff directly at (917)514-0887 .

Sessions with Dr. Nemeroff:
Initial evaluation – $225
Ongoing therapy sessions – $175

Vinita Bapna – CranioSacral Therapist

CranioSacral therapy is a gentle but profound healing modality which enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself. CranioSacral therapy removes any restrictions in tissues influencing the craniosacral system, using various touch techniques. The overall effect of a treatment session can be very calming. Patients often report feelings of deep relaxation and continue to feel the healing effects after the treatment session.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University. By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and has been found to be effective for a wide range of conditions associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • Autism
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

Vinita is a trained CranioSacral therapist and an intuitive healer. Vinita’s painful struggle with Fibromyalgia led her to the path of CranioSacral Therapy. She became passionate about CST as she continued on her healing journey and path to becoming a CranioSacral Therapist. She completed advanced CranioSacral Therapy training in 2009.

To book an appointment, contact Vinita directly – (914) 420-7873 or  call us at Salt of the Earth – (845) 290-0678

Sessions with Vinita:
60 min session – $120
Package of 3 sessions  – $300

Brendan McCarthy – Massage Therapist


Brendan McCarthy, licensed massage therapist aims to bring relief from everyday stressors that throw the body out of balance, and to alleviate the compounding issues that affect the body over time.  Brendan’s focus is on providing therapies  tailored to the individual needs of the client. Through comprehensive evaluation and dialogue Brendan is able to  direct attention to imbalances within the client and bring relief to areas of increased tension. “I consider the body to be like a house, if the foundation is compromised the surrounding structure will weaken. By focusing on the underlying causes of pain and discomfort  I look to bring the body back to a state of homeostasis .”

Brendan is a graduate of Healing Hands Institute of Westwood, New Jersey, having practiced a combined 2,000 hours in a variety of techniques.  With over eleven years practicing massage as a licensed massage therapist in the state of New York, Brendan has sharpened his skills in the arts of Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, trigger point  and Neuromuscular facilitation. Brendan himself an athlete, has experienced multiple injuries to both his lower and upper body. Through surgery he came to realize that fixing the injury didn’t necessarily provide the healing he was expecting.  Through preventative treatments and  teaching self care techniques to his clients Brendan strives to provide his clients with tools to care for themselves.

Brendan is available Saturday & Sunday and select other times by appointment. To schedule a time, contact us at Salt of the Earth – (845) 290-0678
60 min. massage with Brendan – $100

Christin Harvey – Massage Therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner

“To make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.” – Moshe Feldenkrais

Christin has been practicing massage therapy in NY for 21 years after graduating from the Helma Institute of Massage Therapy in 1996. Her studies at Helma included Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, and aromatherapy. Over the years Christin has developed her own eclectic style of massage, many of her clients have been requesting her massage services weekly for 20 years. These long-term professional relationships have greatly helped Christin hone her craft affording her the unique opportunity to see the long-term benefits of her work.

In 1999 Christin was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method when her father gave her an “Awareness Through Movement” tape. As a body worker, Christin became highly intrigued by her father’s newfound ease of movement and flexibility and soon shared his fondness and confidence in the lessons. That same year Christin enrolled in a four year Feldenkrais Training program under the tutelage of David Zemach-Bersin.

Since beginning her work with the Feldenkrais method Christin has found that both massage therapy and Feldenkrais work can be very complimentary. Many of her clients receive both weekly massages and Feldenkrais lessons. Both methods can be used in conjunction to treat common conditions such as: back, neck, and shoulder pain, TMJ pain, sciatica, sports injuries, strains & sprains, scoliosis, and even those with serious neurological problems such as Parkinson’s and stroke. Working with the Feldenkrais Method has broadened Christin’s professional scope, helping her to expand her understanding of how the body and mind work together.

Christin continues to enhance her Feldenkrais knowledge base, as well as advanced massage practices by participating in advanced training s and workshops each year.

Read a recent article in the NY Times – Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain

Christin is available Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and select other times by appointment. To book an appointment contact Christin directly at 914-299-3838 or call us at the Salt of the Earth 845-290-0678.

Massage with Christin (60 min.) – $100

Jody Polevoy – Lymphatic Drainage and Massage Therapy

Jody Polevoy is a mind-body healing practitioner with more than 20 years of experience practicing and teaching powerful methods of personal transformation.  Jody has a BA from Columbia and a MSW from Hunter College. She is a graduate of The Kripalu School of Ayurveda and the Manual Lymph Drainage Institute International and has studied extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad, Rosy Mann, and Dr. Naina Marballi, MD.

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is an effective light touch massage that stimulates and enhances  the flow of lymphatic fluid.  This helps the lymphatic system by decreasing swelling, removing toxins, and increasing your  body’s natural detoxification process.  It is also a highly effective treatment both pre and post surgery, minimizing puffiness and swelling after surgery, and increasing circulation, thus shortening healing time.

Most people benefit from lymphatic drainage since it promotes relaxation, reduces edema, and strengthens the immune system.  MLD has an affect on the sympathetic nervous system, helping calm both the body and mind.  Don’t be surprised to find yourself asleep during a treatment, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when the hour is completed.

To book an appointment with Jody, contact  us at Salt of the Earth – (845) 290-0678
MLD session with Jody (60 min) – $130
Massage with Jody (60 min) – $100

Lisa LaCava – Reiki Master

Lisa first became interested in energy work over seven years ago. Her desire to gain more knowledge of energy as a mode of healing led her to create her own intuitive healing practice.  As her passion and dedication to helping others grew, she was guided to formalize her work and became a Reiki practitioner in 2013 and subsequently a Reiki Master/Teacher in 2014.  Because of her love of learning and guiding clients to their transformation and healing, she was compelled to learn and offer Integrated Energy Therapy® in 2015.
Reiki is a gentle non-invasive, hands on method of energy healing.  Reiki reduces stress, dissolves energy blockages, helps manage physical discomfort and enhances and normalizes function in all systems restoring balance and harmony and promoting the relaxation response.  IET® healing is believed to “get the issues out of tissues”, as it creates healing and change on a cellular level. It identifies and releases deeply suppressed feelings and core cellular memories. Both healing modalities release energy blocks that limit health, life purpose, and creativity.
Lisa provides a healing experience that is truly exceptional as she brings in the use of her intuitive and spiritual gifts as well as crystals; however, each session is uniquely tailored to the needs of the client.  Sessions promote a natural balance and overall well being of mind, body and spirit, through a sacred healing.

Chakra Balancing – 

There are 7 main chakras which are energy centers that correlate to specific organs and physical systems along with emotions, mental ability and spirituality.  Negative experiences and thoughts can affect our chakras and inhibit a natural flow.   Lisa senses and checks each chakra to discern which chakras need healing and balancing.  She then uses crystals and affirmations to assist each chakra to a balanced and open state.

To book an appointment, contact Lisa directly (914) 527-9273
or call us at Salt of the Earth – (845) 290-0678

Reiki Sessions:
1 hour session – $110
3 session package – $300
5 session package – $450

Chakra Balancing Sessions:
45 minutes – $80

Sheryl Silver, FMCHC

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

Sheryl Silver is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and co-owner of Salt of the Earth, Center for Healing.  Sheryl’s personal journey with breast cancer led her to reevaluate her lifestyle and her life’s goals.  With a Master’s degree in molecular biology and infectious disease, her inquisitive nature led to a relentless pursuit of information regarding breast cancer – causes and treatments.  What resulted were some significant lifestyle changes and a deep desire to share what she learned with others.

As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Sheryl incorporates the fundamental principles of functional medicine – establishing and treating the root cause of disease (not just an isolated set of symptoms) and a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person.

When you make the decision to see a health coach it’s because you’re ready to take that first step on a new journey of awareness in your life.   Have you been searching for ways to:

  • Manage everyday stress?
  • Improve your eating habits?
  • Make time for physical activity?
  • Develop healthier relationships?
  • Create balance in your life?
  • Become more mindful?

As a health coach, Sheryl will help you find your path on this new journey and address these issues.  Following a first session that includes a thorough history, she works with each client to co-create an individualized plan promoting healthy choices and lifestyle changes that produce lasting results.  This includes discussions on nutrition, mind-body awareness, relaxation techniques, movement, gratitude and spirituality.

Sheryl is available Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
To book an appointment, contact Sheryl directly (201) 638-3775 or
at Salt of the Earth – (845) 290-0678

Sessions with Sheryl:
1 hour intro session – $100
30 min. follow-up sessions – $60
Package of 5 sessions (1 intro and 4 follow-ups) – $300

Private treatments in the salt cave

Any of the services offered by our independent practitioners are also available as private treatments in the salt cave.  Contact us directly for more information about pricing and availability.

You can also add on a salt cave session to your treatment with any of our practitioners for an additional $25.

Call us to find out more – 845-290-0678