Accunect® is a heart-centered form of energy medicine that discerns the areas in the body, mind and spirit that are ready to heal.  It’s all about relationship and connection.  By identifying where the discord has occurred, either in the body/mind or outwardly in life, the process of healing can begin.

The system is based on the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and the latest research on the mind-body connection. A gentle tapping technique is used to bring the body back into balance.  I like to think of it as Acupuncture without the needles :)

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Chiropractic Care


Dr. Amanda Ngui-Yen was born and raised in Ontario, Canada where she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at The University of Western Ontario. With a strong interest in physical medicine and a passion for helping others, she went on to attain her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree with honors from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Ngui-Yen believes that chiropractic care including muscular therapy, rehabilitative exercise, proper nutrition and stress management can provide an effective solution to many health conditions and injuries, as well as enhance and improve human function. She strives to provide comprehensive and individualized health care to all of her patients. Dr. Ngui-Yen is also Graston and Dry Needling certified. Please contact her through Beyond Wellness (703)723-9355.

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch complementary method of bodywork developed by John Upledger, DO, OMM. It nourishes the central nervous system to improve overall health and well-being. 

By working with the natural and unique rhythms of different body systems, it can pinpoint and address the roots of problems. It helps to alleviate pain and stress, and can improve your capacity for self-care and stress management to produce profound, positive changes.

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Healing Touch

A nurse-created subtle body practice that uses gentle touch to clear and balance the energy field. Practices from several different healing lineages are incorporated into this heart-centered practice. Deep relaxation is commonly achieved, which is the natural state to allow improvement of physical, mental and emotional symptoms. This practice is evidence based, nationally accredited, and Joint Commission approved for use in hospitals.  Don't be embarrassed if you suddenly find yourself in dreamland!

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Private Yoga

A private yoga session helps to clarify the basics of yoga or to expand your practice. It is also used to help you customize traditional poses to that you get the best benefit is the practice.  Besides who doesn't want a little one on one time with their yoga instructor?

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If you have a Teacher at Rise that you would like private sessions with, please ask. We currently have two teachers available weekly for private yoga (pictured below) but many teachers can make time if there is interest.



Reiki is a Japanese word for Universal energy, and is a therapeutic practice passed down though a lineage of teachers.  It is used for many purposes including: relaxing, energy balancing, physical healing, pain management, and emotional healing.  Widely used in hospitals, cancer treatment centers as well as with wounded warriors and veterans. The benefits are measurable and anyone can benefit from a session.

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