Integrative Therapies

The Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body offers innovative body treatments to assist in pain management, soothe away tension, and promote overall health maintenance. Every treatment is customized by our team of licensed, certified and experienced practitioners to provide the maximum benefits for your specific needs, and our private treatment rooms assure you enjoy a quiet atmosphere for relaxation.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 978-287-3777.

Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Facial Rejuvenating Acupuncture
  • Feldenkrais Method
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Massage Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage
  • Quantum Healing
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki Healing
  • Swedish Massage
  • Tong Ren Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy

About Our Treatments

Acupuncture is the technique of inserting thin, metal needles into specific points on the body for therapeutic effect. Practitioners use acupuncture for relief and prevention of pain and for a variety of health conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, chronic headaches, arthritic conditions, anxiety disorders and depression, Parkinson’s, stroke rehabilitation, asthma, fibromyalgia, chronic heart disease, digestive, gynecological and urogenital problems, and addictions (alcohol, tobacco, drugs).

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system — comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. CST improves the functioning of the central nervous system and many other systems of the body, such as digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory and circulatory, and has shown to help with the physical components related to post traumatic stress, depression and anxiety.

Facial Rejuvenating Acupuncture treatment uses super-fine needles to target underlying health issues that may be contributing to a deficient facial appearance. The needles are placed into problem areas on the face and neck, such as wrinkles or acne scarring, to promote nutrient-rich blood flow, stimulate muscle activity and toning, and encourage collagen growth, which all contribute to a more youthful and healthy looking appearance.

Feldenkrais Method is a somatic or body-oriented intervention that helps people reconnect with their bodies, learn ways to move with greater efficiency, and increase vitality, coordination, and achieve overall improved well-being.

Holistic Dousing is a biofeedback system that enables your conscious mind to link with your higher self — your intuition. Using a dowsing tool, this holistic method helps bring you back into equilibrium. When your body is in balance it functions smoothly and is able to heal itself.

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft body tissues (muscles, connective tendons and ligaments) to enhance well-being. It’s effective for conditioning, stress, improved circulation and other health issues.

Lymphatic Drainage relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks the lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of the body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels, improving the flow of lymph fluid, and reducing swelling.

Myofascial Release is gentle held pressure applied to the many layers of fascia that hold our bodies together but can be distorted by life's many bumps, bangs and injuries, and stay that way until released.

Physical Therapy helps regain and restore movement and overall health, designing and monitoring a planned program using a holistic approach.

Quantum Healing is thermal conductivity using a hertz frequency healing device to transfer heat. The heat accumulation helps to get through several layers of the body, improving circulation and breaking through fibrosis. When combined with massage and lymphatic drainage, the results are higher than using infrared radiation.

Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet, hands and ears. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems.

Reiki Healing channels energy into the patient by means of touch to activate natural healing processes. It’s effective in restoration of physical and emotional well-being.

Tong Ren Therapy is a form of energy healing that opens and removes the blockages so the body can heal itself.

Trigger Point Therapy releases or softens a muscle knot to reduce or eliminate the knot pain and associated pain. This release happens by applying various levels of pressure to muscle knots, and then stretching the affected areas through a complete range of motion.

Tui Na is a form of massage and acupressure using rhythmic compression techniques to break down scar tissue, relax muscles and tendons, and open the energy pathways. Tui Na is effective in treating trauma and injury by clearing the energy pathway for improved circulation and to speed up the healing process.

Zero Balancing is a mind-body therapy that uses gentle touch to reorganize the body's internal structure and energy to resolve unconscious tension patterns for relief of bodily discomfort and emotional distress.

The Team

Karyn Force, RN, CKYT — Reiki Master
Karyn is a reiki master teacher and practitioner certified by the Usui Reiki Ryoho and offers reiki healing sessions and reiki certification classes. Karyn has been training and certifying others in the practice of reiki for over 25 years.


Vivian Howell — Licensed Massage Therapist
Vivian, a board-certified, licensed massage therapist for more than 16 years, has extensive clinical experience at Stamford Hospital’s Health & Fitness Institute, the Bennett Cancer Center in Connecticut, and faculty at CT Center for Massage Therapy. Her shiatsu, reflexology and reiki sessions help alleviate chronic tension and bring about a feeling of deep peace in the body with long-term benefits.


Shirley Lynch — Occupational Therapist, Zero Balancing, Aston Kinetics
Shirley is an occupational therapist and a certified practitioner in Aston Kinetics and zero balancing. She has had a private practice in bodywork and movement education in the Boston area for over 30 years. Shirley offers individual sessions, classes and workshops at the Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body.


Telma Milioli — Licensed Massage Therapist,
Massage Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Acupressure, Quantum Healing, Tui Na, Reiki, Dowsing, Ear Candling
A certified reflexologist since 1993, Telma provides several massage modalities including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage and lymphatic drainage. Other massage modalities include post-surgical rehabilitation, acupressure, meridian trigger points and
tui na. Telma also offers Tong Ren, quantum energy healing, reiki and holistic dowsing.

Ming Wu, PhD, TCM — Tui Na Therapist
Dr. Wu, a third-generation herbalist, has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), qigong and tai chi since 1972. He attended the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou, China, and received his doctorate in TCM, where he practiced at Chouchow Hospital. With over 20 editorials published in the Chinese Medical Journal, he is recognized in The Annals of China's Contemporary Famous Doctors of TCM. He has dedicated his life to healing and teaching others how to live well.


Vivien Zhang — Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Chinese Herbalist
Vivien is an acupuncturist at the Center for Pain Medicine at Mass General Hospital, medical staff member of Emerson Hospital, and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture since 1999. She also served as senior physician of Guan An Men Hospital. Vivien received her medical degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a master’s degree in nutrition and health promotion from Simmons College.


Valerie Ruccia Eagan — Registered Physical Therapist
Valerie offers hands-on physical therapy treatments to release tight muscles, painful joints, and improve posture and natural movement. Her treatments are geared toward restoring strong, flexible, and pain-free movement through trigger point release, joint realignment, muscle strengthening, core stabilization, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy.