About Spring Hill Holistic Wellness Center
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About Spring Hill Holistic Wellness Center Acupuncture Physician, Dr. Donna
Board Certified in Massage and Bodywork
My own journey toward wellness began with a battle with breast cancer. At the young age of 44, I was told I had an aggressive cancer and if I did not fight hard I would not survive. So that’s what I did. I went through surgeries and chemotherapy and came out on the other side cancer-free. Unfortunately, like most people who have been exposed to chemotherapy drugs, side affects kept popping up everywhere. Going through that ordeal caused me to begin looking at alternative ways to heal my body … and yes my spirit.
Learning to find peace after my breast cancer treatments began my journey to true healing.
My position on health and wellness comes from my background in social services as a crisis worker for the Department of Social Services in Massachusetts, as director of a long term care facility for Alzheimer and dementia, and as a counselor with the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts for drug and alcohol abuse. My training in therapeutic work as a massage therapist, and now as an Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine draws from a very different approach to healing than the one I began my professional life in. My current orientation signifies the importance of wellness not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually. One does not exist without the other and, as in the Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang (dark and light), forces within us are complimentary, interconnected and interdependent as in the natural world and give rise to how they interrelate with one another. I am a living example of this balance. For me, traditional and holistic wellness are not in opposition. Instead, they are meant to live in harmony with each other.
Acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine and energy work all respond to the nervous system, the immune, and the endocrine system. This interaction brings about a sense of wellbeing, clarity and increased immunity. This is what is meant when we say a preventative approach to wellness.
Master of Science in Chinese Medicine Florida College of Integrative Medicine (2014)
Bachelor Of Science in Health Professional Management, Florida College of Integrative Medicine (2014)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Massachusetts (1987)
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Meet our team of holistic wellness professionals. From massage to mental heath, Spring Hill Holistic Wellness Center helps you thrive.
Tracey Marques is a Holistic Licensed Massage Therapist and Polarity Practitioner. She completed her education at Spa Tech Institute in Southeastern Massachusetts. Her specialties include various types of therapeutic modalities including Advanced Polarity Therapy, nutrition and Yoga, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy and infant massage. In addition, Tracey also offers pampering body scrubs, detoxifying mud wraps and aromatherapy.
Tracey received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Theatre, Dance and Speech from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Tracey’s extensive history in the performing arts includes teaching dance and movement to people of various ages and abilities. She continues to value the intrinsic therapeutic value of movement and dance and loves to hold classes to share these gifts!
Tracey has also had the opportunity to work with children and adolescents on the Autism spectrum both as a behavioral therapist and dance teacher. Through this experience, she has seen first-hand the value of movement as it applies to one’s emotional and physical well-being. She believes in the value of dance as a form of expression and movement that contributes to the well-being of her clients.
Tracey has a true passion for helping others. Her calming nature and gentle ways are sure to put you at ease. Whether you need relaxation, pampering or a little movement in your life, Tracey can work with you to customize a treatment plan that is right for you.
Tracey is a mother of 6 beautiful children and believes in living a healthy lifestyle and wants to help other families achieve their own healthy wellness goals. She has a endless pursuit to learning and loves sharing new ideas and teaching!
Carla Hayes, who has been a resident of Hernando County since 1995, joins the team at the Spring Hill Holistic and Wellness Center with over 45 years of experience as a professional in various industries. She brings with her a passion and dedication for helping people with an emphasis on their health and well being.
Carla recently retired from HPH Hospice where she was employed as a Professional Relations Representative, producing education and support to the community on end-of-life care.
Customer service has always been paramount with Carla, and her many successes throughout her career are a testament to that dedication.
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