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2:05 PM Sat, Dec. 15th

Wellbridge looks for health - the natural way

(Tom Scanlon/The Daily Courier)

(Tom Scanlon/The Daily Courier)

"All these things changed my life," Juli Dalton said.

Suffering from pain and depression for years, she tried a combination of natural therapies: exercise, aromatherapy, Bowenwork and massage.

It worked for her, so she decided to open Wellbridge - meaning a bridge to wellness - this March. The Prescott center is a mini-mall of alternative therapies.

The other afternoon in one room, Julie Bruce was instructing a group of boys ages 14 to 16 on Pilates exercises. In other rooms, vendors were providing "body work": Bowenwork, which uses gentle, rolling motions across muscles and tendons; Niromathe, which operates at the level of the skin; and traditional massage therapy.

"Each service here dovetails with the next," Dalton said. "We have found that a combination of aromatherapy, Bowenwork and Pilates is very effective in helping people who suffer with Fibromyalgia, chronic pain following back surgery and other chronic pain syndromes."

She said aromatherapy "can help with everything from cold and flu to high blood pressure, cholesterol, or chronic pain, depression and anxiety."

The Wellbridge team includes: Nicole Charron, Bowenwork and Niromathe therapist; Rick Barnabo, personal trainer and cancer exercise specialist; Marti Huzarski, therapeutic massage and Bowenwork therapist; Megan Parish, medical massage therapist; Lucille Noggle, Pilates instructor; and Paula Sciortino, RN and certified health coach.

Wellbridge is at 1055 Ruth St., across from Prescott High School. Phone: 928-710-3979. Web:

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