Meet Our Vitality Center Practitioners


Alison Birks, MS (AHG) CNS – Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist 
Contact to schedule: 203.263.0673 ext. 355 or
Alison is a state licensed Nutritionist and Herbalist who has has been in practice since 1997. She specializes in weight management, gastrointestinal disease, Celiac disease, diabetes, cardiovascular health, women’s hormonal health, stress-related disorders, food allergies, sensitivities and special diets. Alison compounds custom herbal formulas tailored to each individual client and works with most insurance companies.



Hsiao-Chun (Sophia) White, MTCM, Lic. Ac., Dipl. O.M.
Book online or call to schedule: 203.263.0673 ext 333
Hsiao-Chun (Sophia) is nationally certified as an acupuncturist and herbalist through the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Sophia is licensed to practice in Connecticut and she is also a Reiki practitioner. Her individualized holistic whole person and one-on-one approach will address your specific set of concerns and needs to achieve optimal health.


Clinical Hypnotherapy

Kim Nagle, CH CI – Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Call to schedule: 203-565-6495
For nearly 25 years Kim has been professionally helping people meet life’s challenges and transitions. She is trained as a transpersonal psychotherapist and now utilizes Hypnotherapy, Holographic Memory Resolution, Bi-lateral brain stimulation, and healing with sound through Brainwave Entrainment Technology. Hypnosis can be used to help with addiction, smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety reduction, metaphysical and transpersonal issues, phobias and fears, and many health problems.

Naturopathic Services

Shawn Carney,  N.D. – Naturopathic Services
Every 3rd Friday and  Saturday
Call to schedule: 800.723.2962

Dr. Carney is a licensed Naturopathic Physician whose goal is to help patients overcome their health concerns by restoring balance and proper function to the body. Dr. Carney employs laboratory testing, botanical medicine, nutrition, nutraceuticals, homeopathy, counseling, and physical medicine in his approach to optimizing health. He works with most insurance companies.

Customized Signature Facials &  Waxing

Alexis Murphy – Customized Facials, Waxing, Threading, Tinting, Brows, and Lash Lifts

Book online or call to schedule: 203-263-0673 ext. 333

Alexis is a NYS Licensed Esthetician with a background in Holistic Nutrition. She has 10 years’ experience and customizes every treatment for her clients because she does not believe that one size fits all. Animal safety is close to Alexis’ heart so all products she uses are cruelty-free. Whether you need a relaxing day at the spa or just want to enhance your natural beauty with waxing, threading, or tinting, Alexis will go above and beyond to make your experience at the Vitality Center exceptional.


Dana Salvador – All Natural Facials, Skin Care and Waxing
Book online  or call to schedule: 203.731.9354

Dana is a licensed cosmetologist who has been in practice for over 25 years and offers cosmic facial massage and treatment for issues in the tissues, from acne to aging. She uses vegan and cruelty free products that she makes herself! Waxing also available.


Holistic Therapy

Dawyn Cloud-Alter, B.S., M.S.M.F.T., C.F.H., E.F.T. – EFT & Holistic Therapy 
Call to schedule: 203-297-4193

As a Complementary Specialist, I focus on healing the whole person.  I incorporate the following treatment modalities: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Herbalism, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), and CBTI based on an individuals need always connecting the healing of the body and the mind.  In dealing with mental/physical health we now are aware of the role that our autonomic nervous system parasympathetic nervous system, and sympathetic nervous system plays with regards to a host of issues.  For over 27 years now, I have experience in helping people of all ages with anxiety/panic disorders, trauma, and other challenges

I have a B.S. in Human Services from New Hampshire College and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Family Herbalist, and EFT Practioner.

Therapeutic Massage

Ellen Bleau, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist 
Book online or call to schedule: 203.263.0673 ext 333
Ellen is licensed massage therapist in multiple modalities including: Swedish, Thai, trigger point, craniosacral, athletic, myofascial, deep tissue, maternity, hydrotherapy, and body therapy. She leverages her extensive experience and knowledge to perform multiple modality therapeutic massage for soft tissue and joints to work towards specific client goals including relaxation and stress solutions, chronic pain relief, injury rehabilitation, improved circulation, and general wellness.

Lea Ricard, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist
Book online or call to schedule: 203.263.0673 ext 333
Lea, a licensed massage therapist, offers trigger point massage as well as some firm work and deep tissue massage. She specializes in massage and care for senior citizens. She is also a certified Reiki Master. She prides herself in approaching every client’s individual needs with enthusiasm and is dedicated to helping them achieve overall well-being and balance.