Dr. Nicholas Varholak, D.C., M.SC., DACBN
Dr. Nick grew up in Southbury, CT and attended Holy Cross High School where he excelled in both academics and athletics. He went on to play level Division 1 soccer at the University of Rhode Island where he graduated with a Bacherlors of Science. He then went to test his athletic abilities in Holland as a professional soccer player. After some time Dr. Nick returned to Connecticut to further his education. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a M.S. in Nutrition and a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Nick previously practiced in NYC where he specialized in the treatment of sports injuries, took on a sub specialty of treating cancer patients, and completed his certification in lymphedema therapy. Dr. Nick is specialized in many techniques such as Graston and Active Release technique and acupuncture. To learn more about his specialized services please visit the services page.
Dr. Nick is always furthering his education to stay up to speed with the latest resources to help his patients. He recently completed his Diplomat from the American Board of Nutrition. Dr. Nick resides with his growing family in Litchfield where he is actively involved with the community. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, fishing and running. Dr. Nick brings his education, years of experience and specialties to those seeking lifelong relief.
Dr. Alice Bell, ND MS
Alice Bell, ND, MS, is a Connecticut-licensed Naturopathic Physician who performs extensive diagnostic testing and treats patients using pharmaceutical grade supplements, botanical medicine, and therapeutic nutrition. She specializes in treating adult patients with Lyme disease and the associated co-infections, and other chronic diseases.
Alice Bell, ND, has a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and an MS in Human Nutrition. She has been in practice for more than 10 years. She is certified in Firstline Therapy, a lifestyle management program for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
She has been an Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University, Westchester Community College, the University of Bridgeport, College of Mount Saint Vincent and Fairfield University where she taught Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Nutrition, and other classes.
Dr Bell spent several years studying, practicing and teaching Sivananda yoga and meditation. Before becoming a Naturopath, she spent many years in the computer industry as a writer and manager.
Claudia Larsson, Lmt, Reiki Master
Claudia is a Licensed Massage Therapist who received national accreditation with the (NCBTMB) National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work. She graduated from the Cortiva Institute of New Jersey, in 2012, where she studied Therapeutic Massage. She also studied Dr. Upledger’s Cranosacral 2013 in and studied Energy work at Kom I Balans, Sweden 2007-2011. She received her Reiki Master certification under the direction of Master Elly Kukk, Brookfield, CT.
She has always been drawn to health and healing and in particular to massage and body work. After studying energy medicine, it became clear that a 'hands on' modality was the way for her to share her gifts and talents in service to each client’s well-being.
She honors each client and provides healing and balance on all levels of consciousness; Mind, Body and Spirit. Her role is to facilitate health and healing as she works with each person’s body rhythm and assists in unlocking their natural capacity to heal. Each client receives a thorough assessment on the first visit, followed by personalized therapy using various modalities that will address their specific issues.
Reiki and all forms of Energy work/healing modalities are the base of her work. Intent and the energy behind it are what heals body, mind and Spirit. Reiki is a beautiful exchange where both practitioner and patient are moved into an energy dance; both receive and give creating a positive exchange. Claudia has often stated that she is not the healer, but a conduit of the Divine Energy that is accessible to each and every one of us. When we open to these Universal truths we receive healing and peace that rebalances us and reaches into all facets of our lives.