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AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness

Sep 30, 2015 07:47AM ● By Lisa Marlene

The significant themes of collaboration and cooperation in today’s business world make the merger of Suzanne Blaney’s Health & Harmony Center and Cindy Carfore’s AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness a natural next step in a whole-systems healing concept of wellness for Southwest Floridians. Blaney, who purchased the Fort Myers Health & Harmony Center in 2007, handed down to Carfore a legacy begun in 1990 by yoga teacher and massage therapist Kandy Love.

“I intend to carry on the same tradition of excellence that Kandy maintained for the 25 years that she has been teaching yoga and practicing massage here. Any business that has endured and flourished through all the changes in Western medicine—from holistic to alternative, complementary, integrative and now lifestyle medicine that recognizes massage and yoga as tools for improving health—and which has endured the ups and downs of the economy for 25 years is worth investing in. I consider it an honor that Kandy will continue to teach in our new location in the historic Iona Schoolhouse Professional complex, just three doors down from Kandy’s original location in the actual schoolhouse,” says Carfore.

AHA Spa MassageThe center provides education, resources and complementary health services. Multiple styles of massage therapy—deep tissue work, reflexology, trigger point therapy, hot stone massage, manual lymphatic drainage and CranioSacral therapy—enhance joint and muscle function, improve circulation and body tone and relieve mental and physical fatigue, as well as reducing pain and stress.

Client-centered functional medicine and acupuncture offered by Licensed Acupuncture Physician Robert Murdoch focuses on the whole person, rather than on symptoms and disease. Use is made of advanced medical/lab testing, nutritional counseling, herbal and/or homeopathic remedies and detoxification programs.

Fill Spectrum SpaAcupuncture is well-known for pain relief and building the immune system, and is effective in neurological repair. It is also recognized for its role in gastrointestinal, respiratory and reproductive health. A full spectrum sauna offers near-, mid- and far-infrared technology, proven effective and customizable to individual needs.

Clinical psychotherapy with Dorothy Rodwell, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is a potential pathway to freedom from limitations, judgments, cultural pre-programming and past traumas. Rodwell specializes in Rapid Trauma Resolution. Her Gottman Method of Couples Therapy is a simple, straightforward, nuts-and-bolts approach that is goal-oriented and scientifically based.

Quantum Energetics uses applied kinesiology to communicate with the body in order to determine disturbances in the energy blueprint and restore the flow of diminished or disrupted energy to an area, organ or muscle. LoveWorks Therapy is aimed at freeing the body’s limiting learned patterns and opening the way for wholeness, authenticity and joy. It embraces higher states of consciousness, honoring the innate intelligence and sacredness of being human.

AHA YogaPartnership-in-Healing is a unique form of hands-off energy work, combined with personal intuited spiritual information shared with the client.

Private and group yoga classes for all levels are focused on alignment and Iyengar yoga. chair yoga, and tai chi tune-ups; Stretch & Strengthen classes are also available.

AHA! A Holistic Approach Center for Health & Wellness is located at 15971 McGregor Blvd., in Ft. Myers. For more information, call 239-433-5995 or visit or

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