Riverside Healing Center (RHC) was created by Carrie & Melanie to provide quality holistic healthcare to the bath community they live in as well as the surrounding areas. Both Carrie and Melanie have been in the healthcare field for over a decade and understand the frustrations that can occur trying to find the right practitioner and space for healing and wellness. We hope RHC is your space.
Our vision is to help you and those around you achieve a state of vitality that will allow you to live life to its fullest. We are dedicated to contributing to the change in the healthcare model by treating the root cause of disease while fostering balance and health in our own families, our local community and our whole planet.
There is a point for every organ, gland and part of your body in your feet, hands and head. Reflexology is applied using a unique combination of gentle and deep pressure with the fingers, thumbs, knuckles and specialised tools. reflexology is a unique tactile therapy and while it may feel like a “massage” a reflexologist is looking for areas to focus on differently to a massage therapist. With reflexology a reflex may be congested reflecting congestion in a particular part of the body and feel like a lump or gritty area in the foot or hand. The congestion has been proven to be a change in tissue composition, less nerve and blood supply. When a part of the body is under stress and tension due to everyday living or a particular health concern then there is a change in the nerve and blood supply to the effected area. By stimulating the nerve and blood supply in the effected reflex area, it stimulates the whole supply and induces innervation and blood infusion into areas requiring healing.
Reflexology has been shown to improve so many different conditions, all a reflexion of how reducing stress and tension reduces disease and illness.
Reflexology is safe for all ages and most health conditions. The intake form and initial treatment will assist in determining and establishing a unique protocol for the individual.
Your feet reflect your perception of yourself. every aspect of your feet can be interpreted as an aspect of how you perceive yourself and your life.
The direction of your toes, the texture of your skin, the appearance of your skin, blemishes, moles, freckles, calluses, temperature, how the feet feel to the touch and the language you use to describe them may all be utilised in the reading. This can offer you a chance to have a different understanding of yourself, areas you may need some extra support and areas where you shine your natural strengths.
The way you think and feel influences all aspects of your life and can be a reflexion of your overall health and wellbeing.
A foot reading will provide you with the unique insight into yourself to assist with your healing process bringing awareness to underlying beliefs and thoughts that contribute to your state of being.
feet reading is based on universal concepts facilitated by christine stormer-fryer (South Africa) and lyn fava (australia).
What’s a BioMat you ask? It’s a mat embedded with channels of crushed black tourmaline, amethyst, garnet, carnelian and agate and channels of 7 different types of clay to radiate the warming far infrared rays, positive electromagnetic frequencies (PEMF) and negative ions to the body. We use the BIO MAT during our reflexology, reiki and feet reading sessions or it can be used by itself. We find it helps to improve relaxation and the therapeutic effect of the treatments. The level and amount of usage is determined by the practitioner and client.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care -an art, science, philosophy and practice of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness. Naturopathic care focuses on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Treating the symptoms of an illness is like popping a pill whenever you get a headache. The job of the medication is to stop the pain and it does. But then you get another headache a few days later. Why? Because something else is going on that your body is trying to alert you to. Symptoms are warning signs that something is wrong and the longer they’re ignored, or swept under the rug with a pill, the stronger the underlying condition becomes.
In our work as naturopathic physicians, we’ll help you discover the underlying causes of your symptoms and work with you to heal your body. Whether you’ve had a throbbing headache for months, your child has a sniffle, or you just want to know what’s going on in your body, naturopathic care can return your body to its natural, healthy rhythms.
We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and support you every step of the way. Whether you are experiencing new symptoms, ongoing conditions or would like to feel more vital, we can help.
Below is a partial list of conditions with which patients present:
Lyme disease & other tick borne illnesses, Colds & flus, Allergies, pneumonia, bronchitis
IBS, Crohn disease, SIBO, colitis, food intolerances and sensitivities, digestive problems, reflux (GERD), diarrhea, constipation.
Hashimotos, Graves, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogrens, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia.
Memory, emotional stability, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, brain fog.
Stress management, creativity, and weight balancing.
Ear infections, Rashes, Colds, Eczema, ADD/ADHD, Asthma, GERD, Food Allergies, Constipation
Fertility, pre-conception counseling, PMS, menopause, yeast infections, cervical dysplasia, abnormal uterine bleeding, Midwifery Care
Hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism, adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance, menopause and perimenopause, amenorrhea.
High cholesterol, hypertension (high blood pressure), angina.
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, herpes.
Naturopathic Medical Services include:
Physical Exams: Well-Woman, Well-Child & School/Sports physicals
Annual Gynecological Exams & Pap Smears
Naturopathic Newborn and Pediatric care
Vaccinations as well as Vaccine Counseling, alternative scheduling & Homeopathic Vaccination
Preconception planning & fertility counseling
Midwifery Services including pre & postnatal care, home/water births
Natural, Bio-identical Hormone treatment as well as hormone testing
Weight Loss Programs with HCG
Food allergy and sensitivity testing
Nutritional and dietary assessments
Medical nutritional supplementation
On-site Laboratory testing
Riverside Healing Center offers a unique approach to midwifery in Maine. It provides integrative care by artfully blending traditional midwifery practices and Naturopathic medicine. Additionally, Riverside Healing Center extends a holistic scope of practice beyond midwifery by offering continuity of care from pre-conception, through the childbearing years, as well as pediatric and general family health.
As a naturopathic physician and midwife, Dr. Werner is uniquely qualified to treat common conditions that arise in pregnancy, birth, and the post-partum period by employing natural remedies for support. Through her specialty in pediatrics she provides healthy foundations for childhood development by counseling in nutrition, vaccinations, restorative sleep patterns, and the introduction of solid foods.
The practice is founded on the belief that birth is a natural physiological process and that home birth is a safe option for healthy women. A midwife-client partnership is based on trust, education and informed choice. We strive to support families while they recognize their individual abilities to cope successfully with the challenge of labor, birth and parenting and encourage them to be active participants in their experience.
It is our mission to provide you and your baby with the optimal holistic midwifery care possible. Call to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Werner today.
Midwifery Services Include:
~ Complete Midwifery care including prenatal care, home birth, and postpartum care
~ Free consultation visit
~ Complete lab work for pregnancy
~ Nutritional counseling
~ Testing and referrals (as needed)
~ Water birth
~ Newborn screening tests including metabolic screening and congenital heart screening
~ Breastfeeding support and education (referrals as needed)
~ Herbal and homeopathic remedies for the childbearing year
~ Well-woman care including GYN-exam, PAP smears, and breast exams