Transformational Breath Facilitator

"​When we begin to breath better... we begin to live better." 

Mary Hagan is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Ashiatsu Massage for 12 years.  She takes a tremendous amount of pride in the level of service & commitment offered to each & every one of her clients. A recent transplant from Iowa where she had a solo practice for 7 years, Mary is excited about bringing the powerful therapy of Ashiatsu massage to the Center.

Her mission is to help people solve the most common pain concerns without resorting to surgery. She has witnessed what massage can do to relieve stress & tension in the body. Gaining control of one's own health is empowering.

Alva Marie Ristevski is an internationally recognized expert on conscious breathing and is Lee County's only certified and practicing Transformational Breath Facilitator. She is fluent in the anatomy of the breath and assists her clients in learning and executing proper breathing technique, because, when we begin to breath better we begin to live better. It is simple and yet profound. Whether your personal battle is physical, emotional or spiritual, Transformational Breath is here to help everyone.

Alva Marie has helped thousands across the US and Central America achieve quick and lasting personal transformations. She is also mentor to many students across the US who are working on gaining  their certification as breath facilitators. Alva has lived, practiced, and been dedicated to this work here in SWFL  since 2012.

Mary Hagan 

LMT   Specializing in Ashiatsu Massage 

"  My goal is to help people gain personal confidence in their own health care and to have a choice. Take care of your pain so your pain doesn't control you. I am proud to be a Therapeutic Body Worker and look forward to the opportunity to serve you!" 

Karen is a gifted therapist with over 30 years experience and has taken opportunities to work in the U.K. and Saudi as well as several American States. Originally from Scotland, and, having spent many years working and training in the Boston area, she is now licensed in the state of Florida as both an RN and Massage Therapist. Karen completed her instruction in CranioSacral Therapy and Lymphatics at the Upledger Institute. She is versed in a variety of massage modalities, including sports, chair, acupressure, myo-fascial and relaxation. More recently, following an intense training, Karen became certified in lymphedema therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

Her passion lies in environmental toxicity and, in this day and age, none of us can escape this reality. This is often overlooked but frequently is at the root of many chronic conditions. When she is not helping her clients gain knowledge to help them make healthy choices, Karen and her husband are active in their church. They enjoy their two dogs and chickens.

Karen Lauchlan 


"​It is because of the lifestyle changes that I needed to make that I now understand the complexities of regaining that healthy balance." 

Robert Murdoch has been an Acupuncture Physician since 1986, devoting his life to helping people recover from mild and severe injury and illness. Also utilizing Functional Medicine, he has worked intermittently in hospitals and has treated patients of all ages and states of health. In addition to television and radio appearances, Dr. Murdoch has authored three books and has been published in the British Medical Journal, Red Flags, and Acupuncture Today.

Dr. Murdoch is currently available at Health & Harmony on Tuesdays and Fridays.

1982 - Present: Over 4400 hours of medical and natural medical training, including 5 years at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Royal Leamington Spa, UK

Originally a corporate trainer for 15 years, Dorothy Rodwell has studied both traditional and non-traditional approaches to psychotherapy. After a decade of private practice as a Licensed Psychotherapist, she now favors the newer, brief therapy methods. Dorothy is also currently part of the on-line faculty at the University of Phoenix and Davenport University. She is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy  and has completed Level I of the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy.​


Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, 2013; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), 2012; Certified Practitioner in Clinical Hypnosis w/ Rapid Trauma Resolution, 2010; MS Adult Education, Florida International University, 1999; MS MFT, St.Thomas University, 1999; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), 2003

Dorothy Rodwell  (#MT 1990)  

Licensed Psychotherapist

​"I am skilled in helping individuals, couples, and organizations change. I favor the newer, brief therapy methods. Rapid Resolution Therapy and holistic approaches are the foundation of my work."

Cindy Carfore has been part of the medical field for many years, beginning in mainstream medicine as a Medical Technologist before migrating towards a more holistic approach. Now with a Doctor of Naturopathy degree, Cindy has founded AHA! A Holistic Approach Center. She is also a licensed Quantum Energetics Practitioner. Read more of Cindy's story.


Western Michigan University: Bachelor of Science & Medical Technology (ASCP); Clayton College: Master of Science in Natural Health & Doctor of Naturopathy for Healthcare Professionals; Quantum Energetics Institute – Quantum Energetics Practitioner certification

Cindy Carfore, ND

​Founder & Director of A Holistic Approach Center
Quantum Energetics Practitioner

"I feel blessed to have not only discovered
my passion, but to be able to live it."

​Our Therapists

Joey Raines, director of Masters & Raines Advanced Healing Therapy, is a master healer whose work can only be described as extraordinary. Over the years he has trained extensively in the US and abroad with some of the most prominent experts in the field of  manual therapy, pain neuroscience and Qigong.

Joey reflects some of the world’s most effective healing methods, ancient and modern. With over 25 years of experience, he offers advanced holistic techniques to accommodate those seeking to overcome the physical and emotional demands of today’s complex society without the use of drugs such as addictive pain killers, anti-depressants or stimulants. 

Joey, specializes in treating acute and chronic pain conditions such as TMJ (jaw) disorders, back, shoulder and neck pain, SI joint dysfunction, and trauma-induced pains like those seen in motor vehicle accidents. Joey uses a unique healing approach to reduce or eliminate pain by rebalancing the autonomic nervous system, the system that regulates stress and relaxation. This approach allows for consistently good long-lasting results in a short period of time resulting in fewer visits. He is also expert in addressing the underlying stress or emotional factors that so often contribute to chronic pain.headaches, 

Laurie Nienhaus

Quantum Energetics Practitioner

"​The body's ability to heal itself is amazing. As a practitioner of this profound form of energy healing, I strive to always be the perfect conduit of energy for my clients." 

Leon has been doing energy work since 2002 and was certified in Reconnective Healing in 2006. Suzie is an intuitive and spiritual channeler. Together they've developed a unique form of energy work called Partnership-In-Healing. During a session with them you lie comfortably and completely clothed while Leon does hands off energy work, working within your auric layers. Suzie sits nearby and receives information of a positive nature. Time is allowed for discussion once your session is completed.

Leon and Suzie are also the creators of beautiful, hand made and deliberately energized wooden items such as meditation benches.

Leon & Suzie Favreau


​"We love our work because it is a true partnership. 
What manifests from a session is as unique as each one of us."

A massage therapist for over eighteen years, Laurie specialized in Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and the energy work known as Polarity. A  2017 graduate of The Quantum Energetics Institute in Fort Collins, Colorado, Laurie has put away her massage hat and now focuses solely on QEST - Quantum Energetics Structured Therapy.

Joey Raines 

Director of Masters & Raines Advanced Healing Therapy, LMT 

"  I am eternally grateful to the masters who preceded and inspired me" 

Robert Murdoch

​​LicAc, BAc (UK), DipAc, Cert NLP, Cert TLT