Birch Hill Natural Medicine

Massage Therapy

Carol Valderrama, LMT is a highly experienced and educated practitioner of nearly 20 years. She offers a variety of modalities (described below) to her clients. Click below to fill out the contact form and schedule a Massage for you or as a gift!

Call Carol to Schedule: (516) 220-2363

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Appointment Availability

Monday Afternoons, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
or Upon Request (use the form above or call today!)


Swedish/European Massage
Swedish massage employs manual techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, vibration, tapotement (stroking, kneading, compression). It is a relaxing technique that helps to relieve tension, improve circulation, and enhance flexibility and coordination. Swedish massage is also used to prepare for sport and/or aid in recovery from physical activity; it reduces pain and can help with injury rehabilitation. sweedish-massage
Amma Therapy
Amma Therapy restores the body’s energy (or Qi/Chi), especially when used to help with a specific medical condition. It is even safe to use on cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy to alleviate the nausea and fatigue effects of the treatment. amma
Trigger Point Therapy/Acupressure Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is very helpful when treating conditions such as a stiff neck, which is often the result of prolonged incorrect positioning associated with typing, holding a phone, watching television, or sleeping with inadequate support. Digital pressure hands reflexology massage tuina therapy
Gua Shua
Gua shua is an Asian method which involves scraping the muscles to release toxins and increase blood supply to the affected area. It is not painful but does tend to leave long striations on the area treated which disappear within a few days. The result is a wonderful feeling of relief, associated with the release of muscular tension. gua-sha-photo
Moxabustion
Moxabustion involves the heating of an area of the body. This technique is often combined with acupuncture but it may also be employed by itself. It is frequently used during periods of cold weather in the treatment of arthritis or other cold-climate conditions. By providing a feeling of warmth deep within the body, moxabustion can help with the healing process. moxabustion
Cupping
Cupping is often used for acute cases of muscle spasm (typically due to overuse and stress). It helps to relieve the spasms and intense pain that they cause. Cupping also serves to increase blood flow to the affected area, facilitating the healing process. It can be especially useful for alleviation of chest congestion caused by upper respiratory conditions (i.e. cold, flu). cupping

Birch Hill Natural Medicine

Birch Hill Natural Medicine in Locust Valley, NY is the best place on Long Island for Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Chinese Herbs, Ayurveda, Massage, Yoga, Nutrition & Wellness Consultations. Dr. Charles Ventresca, D.C., LAc. and his long time staff have moved to this new location and transformed the practice into a Wellness Center where many different types of healing modalities are now offered. Joined by Christina Newman, LAc., Carol Valderrama, LMT, Jill Talvé and Janice Ventresca, CYI, Dr. Ventresca is pleased to welcome you to our new office!

Chiropractic Care at Birch Hill Natural Medicine

Dr. Ventresca is the best chiropractor in the Tri State Region. In fact, some of his patients travel from as far away as Connecticut to see him. He has treated patients for over 30 years blending his knowledge of Chiropractic Care, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Overall Lifestyle Wellness to give his patients the best care possible.

Acupuncture at Birch Hill Natural Medicine

Both Dr. Charles Ventresca & Christina Newman are accomplished and extremely knowledgeable Acupuncturists. Their understanding of causal relations between different systems in the body is immense and aides in their ability to provide the best Acupuncture on Long Island. Recently they were actually voted as Best Acupuncturists on Long Island!

Chinese Herbs at Birch Hill Natural Medicine

The use of Chinese Herbs goes back nearly 6,000 years to Ancient China when the healing properties of plants began to be used systematically to treat a variety of ailments concerning human health and well being. Dr. Chuck and Christina Newman are both studied herbalists and are certified and qualified to diagnose and treat many different conditions using Chinese Herbs. Gan Mao Ling, Yin Chiao, Relax Extract, Bi Yan Pian, Pe Min Kan Wan, Six Flavor, Liver Detox, Pill Culing, & more. Dr. Charles Ventresca & Christina Newman would be happy to speak to you regarding how Chinese Herbs can become part of your medicine chest and used at the first sign of illness. More complicated and customized combinations to treat specific ailments can also be blended especially for you! Visit our page on Chinese Medicine and feel free to reach out with questions!!

Massage Therapy at Birch Hill Natural Medicine

Carol Valderrama is the BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST! A massage from Carol is a true treat! Carol stands at just 5’2″, but her mastery of the modalities she offers feels INCREDIBLE when you’re on her table. Carol also is certified in Cupping, Moxabustion and other topical healing modalities. Carol’s gentle energy and calm demeanor will leave you feeling relaxed and satisfied.

Yoga at Birch Hill Natural Medicine

Janice Ventresca is offering Yoga Privates at Birch Hill Natural Medicine the same way you might have an acupuncture or chiropractic treatment. You get a private room where she guides your every move through asanas designed to challenge and open your body. Whether you’re a well-practiced Yogi or just a beginner, Janice will show you the moves to maintain your physical flexibility as well as open your mind to an attitude of grace and gratefulness.

Nutrition & Ayurveda at Birch Hill Natural Medicine

Our diets determine much of how we feel and how healthy we are on a day-to-day basis. So why not learn how to eat for your constitution? Jill is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and offers consultations, cleanses, Ayurvedic Massage, Nutrition Consultations, and more. Don’t know much about Ayurveda? You’re in the right place! Birch Hill Natural Medicine has the information you need.

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