The Wellness House Northampton is pleased to offer the expertise of Dr. Dan Garfield, D.C. and Amy Mager, MS, Lic. Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM) to the regional community. Based in Northampton, MA, the Wellness House Northampton is a Complementary Care practice serving patients in the Pioneer Valley and neighboring Connecticut. Please use the tabs below to learn more about each of our current providers.
- Amy Mager, MS, Lic. Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)
- Dr. Daniel Garfield, D. C.
- Lisa Gallauresi, LMT
- Jonathan Polgar, PA-C, Rev
Amy Mager, MS, Lic. Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)
Board Member and Secretary of the AOMSM, the Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts
Amy Mager, MS, Lic. Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM) is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine who has been working with women, mothers and children, and men with acute and chronic diseases for over 23 years. Amy was first licensed in CA, where acupuncturists are licensed as primary care providers.
Amy Mager was sought out to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Cradle Maternal Wellness Center from the day it opened until the day it was sold. She continued to provide services at Grow for a year until opening the Wellness House with Dr. Dan Garfield D.C. in February 2014.
Amy was a Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor for the Hampshire County WIC for 11 years and through this program became a Certified Lactation Counselor. Amy has birthed six children and nursed for a total of 16 years.
Listen to Amy’s Radio Segment on WHMP
You can hear Amy on her radio segment with Bob Flaherty on WHMP AM 1240, 1400, 1600 and FM 96.9. Every other Monday from 8:35-8:47 “Healing Outside the Box, Inside the Heart”.
Women’s Wellness Community Style Acupuncture Clinic at the CDH Center for Midwifery Care:
Amy sees patients also at the Women’s Wellness Community Acupuncture Clinic in the Community Room at the Center for Midwifery Care at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 10 Deniston St., Northampton, MA. This clinic is for women only, with body treatments in reclining chairs in a quiet, group setting. Please wear comfortable clothes that easily move to your elbows and knees. All treatments are $25.00 with cash and checks accepted at the clinic. When possible, women are encouraged to have one private appointment at the Wellness House to have time and space for a thorough assessment for serious conditions. You will receive compassionate care in an affordable, mindful group environment at the clinic. Please enter through the Community room door and please park in the lower tier of the CDH parking lot.
While working on her graduate degree, Amy apprenticed for two years with Raven Lang, OMD, a midwife for twenty years before she began practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Amy was privileged to study outside of school for two years with Dr. Miriam Lee, a highly respected acupuncturist and author. Amy has published several articles on parenting including a piece on Tandem Nursing in the book Parenting from the Heart and selections in the magazine “Natural Jewish Parenting”.
Amy’s eight years of professional education includes a four-year Master of Science program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine; with Master Herbalist Dr. Yat-Ki Lai and studies at the Post-Graduate Institute of Oriental Medicine in Hong Kong. She continues to expand her knowledge through classes, including an advanced certificate program in Chinese Herbal Medicine and women’s health issues and gynecology.
The heart of Amy’s practice is her faith in the body’s ability to heal itself. While symptoms provide feedback, Amy’s work is based on healing the whole person. Working to bring the meridian system into the dynamic balance that generates healing.
Dr. Daniel Garfield, D.C.
Dr. Dan Garfield, D. C. has been studying alternative healing methods since an automobile crash nearly took his life in 1985. He began practicing Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) after being a patient of and spending time with the founder and developer of NSA, Donald Epstein, while still a student at New York Chiropractic College. He has been fine-tuning his craft for over 23 years. With 19 years of experience in NSA, Dr. Dan has achieved the highest level certification in Network Spinal Analysis, a low force technique that cues the brain to connect and work more effectively with the body, reducing pain and dropping tension.
For the last eight years, Dan has developed his own specialty, focusing on increasing awareness of how the body is holding tension and teaching the use of breath and movement to shift pain and postural patterns. For the last five years, Dr. Dan has used his expertise in a pain management clinic in Springfield, working extensively with patients in acute pain after automobile accidents.
Dr. Dan is committed to his and his patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual growth, and is privileged to often see miracles in his practice. Patients experience increased energy, centeredness and feelings of well-being.
Lisa Gallauresi, LMT Massachusetts Massage License #4306
A graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and the State University of New York at Binghamton, Lisa’s training includes a background in education coupled with prenatal and postpartum massage specializations, newborn and infant massage certifications, Lamaze teacher training and structural integration massage. Lisa has advanced training in treating sports injuries and chronic pain and enjoys helping people relax and find their centers.
Lisa worked in educational services as a parent educator in infant massage and pregnancy and labor massage at Crouse Hospital in upstate New York where she maintained a private massage practice within a large OB/GYN office. She has been involved in consultation and development of maternal health and pregnancy massage curriculums for large massage schools, hospitals, and spas in New York and Massachusetts. She has been an instructor at massage schools in both states and continues to teach pregnancy and labor massage, infant massage and pregnancy massage certification.
Lisa tailors each massage to the individual person’s changing needs. She approaches her clients with an open heart, skilled hands and the expertise of a long standing and evolving knowledge base.
Lisa is the mother of two children and lives and works in the Pioneer Valley.