Dr. Andrea Mazzola was drawn to naturopathic medicine through the desire to help others achieve peace and wellness in their lives. A strong pillar of her practice involves spending time with patients, getting to know them, and understanding their individual health needs. She strives to offer the option of natural treatments that are often less invasive and produce more sustainable results than their pharmaceutical counterparts. As a doctor of naturopathic medicine she has learned to provide this care while still being educated in conventional treatments and using them when it suits the individual patient.
Dr. Mazzola also believes in the therapeutic relationship as a foundation for healing. She believes that the body and mind are intertwined entities and physical healing often requires addressing mental and emotional health. In practice, this often manifests itself as a patient’s exploration of stress and trauma as obstacles to cure. Dr. Mazzola welcomes all kinds of people to her practice regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender expression, or ability.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle manual therapy used to release restrictions in cranial bones and fascia and create movement in the spine, sacrum, joints, and cerebrospinal fluid allowing all systems of the body to regain normal function. The CST practitioner provides light touch in specific hand positions to areas of restriction to provide a gentle but profound release of these restrictions. Patients experience healing on the physical and mental/emotional level. This treatment is helpful for a wide range of conditions including but not limited to physical pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction, anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, headaches, migraines, central nervous system disorders, allergies, sinus infections, PMS, arthritis and joint pain, edema, GERD, IBS, chronic fatigue, and much more. This therapy can be used in conjunction with other treatments, conventional or naturopathic and will often be a catalyst for deep healing.