The expansion of summer at ilumina

Summer is a time for expansion and growth, we at ilumina are doing just that. I am pleased to welcome Terri Rowan & Marie Verveka to our practice. Terri is a Licensed Massage Therapist that specializes in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.  A new therapy we are excited to offer at our clinic that promotes female reproductive health.  Terri is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Marie is a Licensed Acupuncture practitioner.  She joined ilumina to provide acupuncture and Chinese medicine at the clinic as well as at our affiliated physicians offices for IVF. Currently, Marie will be at ilumina on Thursdays and Saturdays. Please read more about our new staff members below.Terri is a licensed massage therapist, who has been practicing the healing arts for the last 10 years. Her area of speciality includes the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage.Maya Abdominal massage is an external, non-invasive manipulation that addresses the health & position of the pelvic and abdominal organs.  It guides these organs into their proper position for optimum health, and improves organ function by releasing  physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen.  This massage is effective for both men and women.The treatment consist of the following:

  • A comprehensive review of personal history and health care needs.
  • A protocol of abdominal massage focused on aligning and enhancing the health of the internal organs and releasing blockages that are negatively affecting the person's health.
  • Assessment and correction of structural misalignments.
  • Instructions in Self Care Techniques to be performed at home to enhance the benefits and accelerate the healing process.

Marie Received her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), one of the premier Chinese Medical Schools in the United States.  During her study in Portland, she interned at the Oregon Health and Sciences University where she worked together with medical doctors to help patients with severe pain disorders and complicated illnesses.  Marie also interned at Hooper Acute Drug & Detox Facility and The Washington County Corrections Facility where she used acupuncture to help ease the anxiety and suffering of patients going through severe withdraws from drugs and alcohol.Her final year at OCOM, Marie did extensive research on using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for assisted conception technologies.  After graduation, she moved to Scottsdale where she worked with fertility specialists to help patients who had difficulty conceiving.She has spent the last few years performing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine aboard a number of world renowned cruise lines, traveling abroad and perfecting her skills.Marie recently returned to Arizona where she plans to focus her concentrations on Reproductive Health and Fertility.  She joined ilumina Healing Sanctuary in June of 2010 as an independent contract Licensed Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Practitioner.  Call to schedule your appointment with Marie.  She performs onsite IVF services and in clinic appointments on Thursdays and Saturdays.