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Healing by touch

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Preston Utley/Vail Daily Elizabeth O'Dell applies a tuning fork to a patients pressure points, afterwards O'dell then massages the muscles.

What goods and services do you provide?Acutonics, prenatal, rehabilitation techniques, reflexology, aromatherapy, energy healing techniques and heated-stone massage at my office or on an out-call basis.What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition?Diverse experiences. A new technique knows as Acutonics. Acutonics is healing that seeks to harmonize and balance the soma, psyche and soul and to reconnect the individual with the natural rhythms, pulses, cycles and flows of our worlds. The Acutonics system is rooted in contemporary science and oriental medicine, drawing the connections between east and west and ancient and indigenous wisdom.

In ancient times and across all cultures, we find reference to the power of sound. Acutonics provides us with a unique methodology and tools for the practice of harmonic medicine and sound healing. This life-changing healing is not only having profound results treating chronic and debilitating conditions, but also helps people to balance the spiritual, emotional and the physical. Music can calm, ease depression or stimulate and energize the body and mind. Sound is used to shatter gallstones, break up scar tissue, reduce muscle and emotional tension and trauma. This work is an energy-based, non-invasive treatment accessing the meridian and chakra systems. It allows more room for movement and creativity, integrating acupuncture points, acupressure points, muscle and trigger points and energy work.What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers?I treat every client with integrity, compassion and understanding. Respecting where the client is at this moment allows me to better help each individual.

Tell us about your background and experience:I have more than eight years experience as a massage therapist and I am nationally certified. My background experience includes rehabilitation for chronic neck and back conditions, accident victims, people suffering from repetitive work injuries, sports injuries and in-home patient care for terminally ill clients.I have worked in offices with doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, weight trainers and massage therapists. We worked together to rehabilitate patients. I have also been an assistant using physical therapy techniques, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation stretching, ultrasound, neuromuscular re-education, aromatherapy, paraffin therapy, addressing emotional issues, nutritional needs, herbal, homeopathic remedies and more. I like to use humor as part of healing. Laughter and positive thinking can go a long way in making people feel better.I moved here in December 1997 to work for the Sonnenalp Resort & Spa and Swiss Spa and I’m now a Circle of Excellence accepted employee there.

S. Elizabeth O’Dell(970) 376-5635elizabethodell@centurytel.comVail, Colorado

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