2024 Health and Wellness Guide!

Looking to kick your health and wellness game up a notch in the new year?! From healthy eating and nutrition resources, to massage, physical therapy, and wellness destinations, the Seacoast has a lot to offer when it comes to living well!

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NUTRITION

THE FUNK’TIONAL NUTRITIONIST

Did you know that one of the most popular health podcasts is produced right here on the Seacoast?? Erin Holt is the gal behind the mic, rabble-rousing on her weekly show, The Funk’tional Nutrition Podcast. Erin Holt is a functional nutritionist, Stanford-trained compassion teacher and founder of The Funk’tional Nutritionist, an online clinic and education platform that specializes in Intuitive Functional Medicine™. Her virtual clinic with Rachel Mistry, MS, RDN, dives deep with women to get to the root cause of your health issues, and finally get answers to your mystery symptoms. They blend evidence-based practices, functional lab testing, mindset & energy medicine for a unique and customized approach to women’s health. You can work with Team FN in a private setting, as well as through The Funk’tional Nutrition Collective, an affordable online education portal & holistic health community. Through her tried-and-true nutrition & functional medicine programs, The Funk’tional Nutritionist has helped thousands of women re-energize and find real health without restriction. Get ready to end the war on your body and completely revolutionize your health (for real this time).

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FEED & FLOURISH NUTRITION THERAPY

In this day and age, eating is confusing. Everyone’s an “expert” and much of the conversations about food and bodies are harmful, aligned with fear mongering disinformation. At Feed & Flourish Nutrition Therapy LLC, the team helps remove the noise and support client’s efforts in healing their relationships with food, body, and movement, via a weight and body inclusive lens. Feed & Flourish utilizes a Health at Every Size® (HAES®) and intuitive eating approach. They specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, chronic dieting history, body image concerns and more. Feed & Flourish’s compassionate and supportive team thrive in dismantling our diet culture with the intention of clients finding body acceptance, food freedom, and safety in their physical and mental health. The practice’s clinicians are able to provide telehealth appointments for clients located in NH, MA, ME, and VT and can also meet in-person at the practice’s office location in Dover, NH! 

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FRESH NUTRITION & WELLNESS

At Fresh Nutrition & Wellness, the team focuses on fertility, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition needs. Jessica is a doctorate and functional dietitian utilizing a food-first, whole body approach to nutrition counseling. She also provides functional hormone and gut testing for those needing a deeper dive into reasons they may be struggling to get pregnant or seeking answers about certain cycle symptoms. So, whether you need support in making the dream of expanding your family a reality or guiding you to feel your best during pregnancy, Jessica can help. As a mother and dietitian, she is dedicated to helping women and couples navigate this exciting (often overwhelming) time in their lives. Appointments are provided virtually for your convenience. If you’d like to be proactive about your fertility and the health of your pregnancy, apply to work with Jessica today!

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an apple a day!

physical health

AMBROSE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Ambrose Integrative Medicine is the naturopathic medical practice of Dr. Christine Ambrose, that is located in a beautiful historic building just steps from downtown Portsmouth. Dr. Ambrose practices family medicine, with a focus on disease prevention and wellness for men, women, and children of all ages. She uses both conventional and alternative treatments, orders lab tests, and performs exams, including school and sports physicals, well child, and women’s annual checkups. She loves helping others feel their best so that they can enjoy everything this big beautiful world has to offer. While Dr. Christine Ambrose can prescribe pharmaceuticals and make referrals when necessary as a Naturopathic Doctor, she most often prescribes diet and lifestyle therapies, botanical medicine, vitamin and mineral therapies, and physical medicine modalities.

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MINT DENTAL SPA

Mint Dental Spa is here to change the perception of dentistry as a whole for every guest because Founders Jenn and Daniele believe dental care doesn’t have to be stressful. In their modern, spa-like environment Mint Dental Spa offers preventative dental hygiene services like dental cleanings, non-surgical periodontal therapies, x-rays, sealants, non-invasive cavity treatments, and the very popular in-office teeth whitening service. Mint’s dental hygienists treat clients with a patient-centered approach, aiming to tailor visits to their unique needs and ensure they leave feeling empowered and excited for their next visit. Mint Dental Spa’s goal is to provide care in an environment that makes it enjoyable, and in-turn empowering one to find true value in taking control of their oral health for a lifetime. Ask about insurance and affordable in-house memberships! Now welcoming new guests of all ages!

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COASTAL THYME

At Coastal Thyme, Dr. Ashley Dumont’s goal is to improve your whole body’s health, not just your skin’s health. Using functional medicine testing, herbal medicine, targeted nutrient therapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and natural supplementation, she is able to treat the root cause of your concerns. Dr. Dumont specializes in skin concerns like acne, eczema, and rosacea, hair loss and thinning, hormone imbalances, weight gain, fertility support, gut health, IBS symptoms, sleep issues, fatigue, menstrual cycle issues, postmenopausal symptoms and more! She can help kiddos with eczema, teens with acne, young women with fertility support, and postmenopausal women with bothersome symptoms. Virtual and in-person appointments are available!

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LIGHTHOUSE PHYSICAL THERAPY

Lighthouse Physical Therapy is a holistic manual physical therapy practice that utilizes gentle, soft tissue techniques to help reduce restrictions, improve blood flow and healing, and get the body moving as it is intended. The expert team looks beyond where the pain is, and focuses on the root cause of the issue. With offices in both Portsmouth and Dover, New Hampshire, Lighthouse Physical Therapy treats everyone—from pediatric to geriatric, and issues from head to toe—migraines, neck and shoulder pain, hip and back pain, foot and knee pain, and more!

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RESTORE HYPER WELLNESS

With two studios to choose from in Portsmouth NH (Durgin Square and Portsmouth Green) the Restore Hyper Wellness team focuses on helping people feel their best, reach their full potential, and do more of what they love through innovative wellness services. Restore Hyper Wellness’ Registered Nurses, licensed Estheticians, and Hyper Wellness team welcome clients into a relaxing and comfortable environment where they pride themselves on getting to know each person and create an individualized plan to achieve their goals. Specialty therapies at both Portsmouth locations include: IV Therapy, IM Shots and Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Hydrafacial, Oxygen Facial, Cryoskin Toning/Slimming and Cryofacials. These services can be paired with Restore’s core therapies such as Whole Body Cryotherapy, Red Light Therapy, Compression, and Infrared Sauna.

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THE DRiPBAR

The DRIPBaR was created with the goal of helping people obtain their best health using the latest advances in IV vitamin therapy, through the extensive menu of Lifestyle and Health Support Drips. Whether you are already in good health and want to stay that way, or are fighting an illness or chronic disease, The DRIPBaR offers something unique for everyone’s personal wellness goals!

For those who don’t have time for a drip, The DRIPBaR offers IM Quick Shots, which are intramuscular injections to the delt or glute—delivering a quick boost in about 5 minutes. Benefits include healthy skin, energy, weight loss support and detoxification. All drips and quick shots are administered by highly skilled Registered Nurses, under the direction of a Licensed Medical Director. Additionally, and included with all of memberships, The DRIPBaR offers dry salt sauna, infrared sauna, and red light therapy.

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mental health

LISA HAPP COACHING

Do you feel like you’ve jumped into the deep end of the pool and don’t know how to swim up and out? Are you considering, divorce or rebuilding your life after divorce? Do you feel as if you are walking around in a fog and don’t know which way to turn? Divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused, and lost. Lisa Happ of Lisa Happ Coaching is a certified Divorce, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Grief, Trauma, Somatic Healing Coach and Brainspotting Therapist who helps support women and men through major life transitions to help find clarity, peace, and pathways that take them from surviving to thriving. Every person and situation is unique, and Lisa will work with individuals to gain clarity about their lives and how they can go from just surviving to thriving. She will support, mentor, and guide each person to where they want to be in life. Your new life is waiting for you! Are you ready for it??

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EILEEN SUTHERLAND, MSW

Sometimes life events happen and we find ourselves overwhelmed and wondering how we’ll get through. At other times, we can feel ‘stuck’, perhaps struggling with self-worth, a relationship concern, a life/career transition, or a parenting issue. With warmth and understanding, Eileen Sutherland counsels women in all stages of life to navigate life’s inevitable challenges. Helping women discover their natural gifts, talents, and desires so that they can live their best, most fulfilling lives, Eileen’s approach is positive, strengths-based, and solution-focused.

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STEADFAST PSYCHOLOGY GROUP

Kelsey Irving of Steadfast Psychology Group is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist working with adults in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania via telehealth. Kelsey specializes in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. Her mission is to provide you or your loved one with counseling that frees you from limitations of fear and allows you to enter each day as the best version of yourself.

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healthy from the inside out!

holistic wellness

MASSAGE & WELLNESS COLLECTIVE

Instead of offering generic massage and holistic treatments, Massage & Wellness Collective in Portsmouth, New Hampshire provides clients with an experience—a sanctuary where you can retreat, wind down, and feel at home. The collective’s main goal and primary focus is to get to know you as a person, recognize what you need, and understand which treatments will work best for you. When designing custom services, the Massage & Wellness Collective team will mix modalities to craft an individualized healing therapy that will be exactly what you need.

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HOLISTIC SKIN & TONICS

Caring for your skin goes far beyond what you put on it. Lee of Holistic Skin & Tonics in Rollinsford, New Hampshire believes we need to be nurtured and nourished—body and mind. Understanding the connection between our nutrition, our day-to-day stress, our skin, and our innate need to feel connected is what the philosophy is all about at Lee’s studio. The connection between the gut, brain, and skin is vital to helping you have the skin you not only deserve but have always wanted. The focus is on lymphatic drainage, connective tissue massage, and communicating with the cells and fluids below,  helping facilitate that flow, which then gives you that glow. Together, you can cultivate a beautiful, lasting, age-embracing relationship between you and your skin.

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RISE WELLNESS COLLECTIVE

RISE Wellness Collective is a group of independent practitioners who work in a beautiful and energetically aligned space to provide a wide array of wellness modalities. RISE Wellness Collective offers conventional therapies such as Psychotherapy, Midwifery and Nutrition, bodywork services including Massage, Reflexology and Craniosacral Therapy, and self-care options such as Life Coaching, Energy Healing, and Psychic Mediumship. You can access individual treatment services as well as events and workshops in the group meeting space. The team at RISE is confident that you will find multiple ways to access your own wellness and leave ready to RISE!

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JANEGEE

Located in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire is janegee’s Flagship Store. This location is home to the janegee retail store, nutritional skincare studio, and natural nail bar. janegee’s first-of-its-kind Nutritional Skincare Studio is home to a full range of skincare, wellness, and body services. Using Jane’s philosophy of Nutritional Skincare and methods such as Nutritional Response Testing (NRT), Reiki, and Light Touch Therapy, their therapists are experts at treating the skin and body from the inside out. Each janegee service will provide you with a customized experience, at-home protocols and resources, and a plan to achieve your desired health and wellness results.

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WEST END WELLNESS

Have you been told, “There is nothing more that can be offered” well, Meet Dr. Blackman of West End Wellness! He is passionate about offering a wide range of holistic answers to health problems that often go unsolved. He evaluates, prioritizes, and focuses on any imbalances in the body’s system by using organic, whole-food vitamins, minerals, and herbs to assist in the healing process. Come by the office to see for yourself how you can thrive, not just survive! 

Services include: Nutrition Response Testing, chiropractic services, detox foot baths, Holistic Nutrition Analysis, Lab work interpretations, hormone testing, detoxification, and more!

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EMPOWERED AURA

Are you ready to vibe higher and increase your frequency? Empowered Aura is downtown Portsmouth’s premier spot for sound healing and energy healing. Empowered Aura’s mission is to empower each individual to be their most vibrant and radiant self through 1v1 sessions, group sound baths, and private parties.If you’re feeling out of alignment and looking for a holistic way to complement your self-care, choose a 1v1 Session to help you relax and recalibrate your energy. Whitney’s approach is impactful and profound, using a combination of sound, vibration, and intuitive techniques. Empowered Aura’s location can host groups of up to 10 people, or Whitney and her team can bring the customized experience to you!

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integrative health

SEACOAST MOTHER NURTURE

Aimeé of Seacoast Mother Nurture is a Holistic Massage Therapist with two decades of experience. She is an expert in massage therapy for women of all ages and from all walks of life. From teens with anxiety and women trying to conceive, to athletes, pregnant moms, and empty nesters alike Aimeé’s massage treatments will relax your nerves, reduce stress, and relieve muscle soreness and tension. Visit Seacoast Mother Nurture’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire studio which is easily accessible with free on-site parking.

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ROOTS INTEGRATIVE THERAPY

Roots Integrative Therapies is a wellness center in the West End of Portsmouth that offers Manual Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, and Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. Roots was formed from the idea that people deserve a better option to achieve greater health and wellness. They are Root cause-focused with a whole-body approach. They offer highly skilled, hands-on, individualized care aimed at reducing pain and improving function, performance, and overall health. Your team at Roots will integrate together to provide the most cohesive care. Don’t worry, they will also integrate with the rest of your team of health and wellness practitioners. When you see the individual as a whole, and focus on resolving the Root cause of the issue, true health can be achieved.

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CJ PHYSICAL THERAPY & PILATES

CJ Physical Therapy & Pilates specializes in helping people age 40+ to be more active, healthy, and mobile. This downtown Portsmouth studio’s Physical Therapy specialists and expert Pilates instructors help us be more active, healthy, and mobile by empowering us through movement, instead of pills, procedures, or surgery. Carrie and the team offer private, individualized physical therapy services, as well as small group Pilates classes and Reformer sessions. If you’re looking for help getting rid of back, knee, neck, shoulder, or any other musculoskeletal pain or injury, CJ Physical Therapy & Pilates offers FREE Discovery Sessions with its specialists to determine if you’re a good fit for what they do, and make sure they can help you!

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STEINER FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

Steiner Family Chiropractic provides gentle and specific chiropractic care for the whole family. In addition to the team’s focus on pregnancy and pediatric care, they also provide treatment options for adults who are struggling with neck pain, headaches, low back pain, sciatica, and more. Whether you are looking to get out of pain or improve another aspect of your or your family’s health, Dr. Marc and the Steiner Family Chiropractic team would love to help you!

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and the health and wellness party continues!

LIGHTHOUSE PHYSICAL THERAPY

Lighthouse Physical Therapy is a holistic manual physical therapy practice that utilizes gentle, soft tissue techniques to help reduce restrictions, improve blood flow and healing, and get the body moving as it is intended. The expert team looks beyond where the pain is, and focuses on the root cause of the issue. With offices in both Portsmouth and Dover, New Hampshire, Lighthouse Physical Therapy treats everyone—from pediatric to geriatric, and issues from head to toe—migraines, neck and shoulder pain, hip and back pain, foot and knee pain, and more!

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