At New Heights Wellness Center, LLC we believe that every human was created with a body, a mind, and a spirit. Ours is a holistic approach to balance the whole person with a value on prevention over treatment , fostering healthier habits and lifestyle choices, inspiring and empowering you to take control of your own health and well being.
At New Heights Wellness Center we understand that so many people are searching for a holistic approach to health and wellness. We believe that in order to achieve wellness you must balance the three components of which we were created: Body, Mind & Spirit.
But what is body, mind and spirit?
We know that we are all created with each of these and we cannot exist without all three. They are truly so connected one cannot exist without the other. But do we ever stop to think about what these words really mean and their profound impact on our lives? If there is a connection, it must be true that anything directly affecting a person in one of these areas, must affect all other areas as well. Therefore if one does not have balance in one component, one does not have balance in all three, and consequently does not have wellness.
- The body is the physical aspect of the human being. It consists of roughly 50 trillion cells which organize to form tissue, nerves, bones, and organs. The body expresses itself in the language of matter, atoms, particles, and molecules.
- The mind is the mental/emotional aspect of the human being. The mind processes thoughts and ideas as well as feelings and emotions. The mind is consciousness, memory, and imaginationThe soul is a non-physical aspect of the human being. It is our personal and individuated expression of the divine or spirit.
- The soul is that part of us that longs to have meaning and seeks answers to the great questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose?The soul is eternal and communicates in the language of creative expression such as music, art, and poetry.
- The spirit is the vital force within all things. Spirit may be called God or Creator. It can also be called the Quantum field, the field, or the unmanifest. It is the indescribable organizing principle of the universe and its language is pure energy.
The body, mind and spirit are the components that, collectively, comprise and define our species. If we are sick or suffering, we must work holistically to completely heal. If we do not, we are missing the connection and in all likelihood will never reach our potential for wellness and vitality. If we do not consider the whole human being, we will most likely work to alleviate symptoms of a problem and never address the root cause.
Meet the Team
At New Heights Wellness Center we attend to each client as a whole unique, individual person much greater than the disease, dysfunction or stress they suffer from.
Our therapists and instructors practice with intuition and full presence, using sound clinical thinking as they plan a session with the best of intention and compassion.
Real connections are formed as our friendly compassionate staff provides caring, connective touch, coaching, meditation, nutrition, aromatherapy, and exercise guidance based on the premise that real wellness encompasses the body, mind and spirit.
Our staff is highly qualified in their fields of expertise and have achieved appropriate licensure and certifications to practice.
Malissa Tracy, LMT, C.MI, TCHI-CI
President, Licensed Massage Therapist, Practitioner, Instructor
Malissa has dreamed of her Wellness Center for over 12 years. She has always been compassionate and nurturing as a caregiver.
In her previous careers she served as an EMT/Firefighter in her community as well as an STNA/nursing student in hospitals, nursing homes and home health care.
She has finally found the work that feeds her soul and enjoys building relationships with her clientele, who become more of extended family members to her as time goes by. Malissa creates NHWC as a God centered business and every day strives to keep her priorities focused and centered. She is a single mother of 5 children, grown, and 6 grandchildren. They are the next center of her universe and she loves spending time with them when she is not working.
Malissa loves anything outdoors.......camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking etc and prefers the warmer weather. She is very passionate about travel and seeing the world and she recently was fortunate enough to travel to Africa on a missions trip where she able to provide among other things, massage therapy to impovrished third world ladies and share the benefits of such therapy.
Lyndsay is a recent graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership. She is planning to return to school in the near future to pursue a Master's degree.
Zumba / Zumba Strong Instructor
My name is Sherry; AKA Sherrylicious.
I am mom to my teenage daughter Alexis and 3 furbabies. I am also the wife of a retired 20 year Navy veteren who is currently an over the road truck driver.
In my spare time, I pet sit, loving on fur babies as if they were my own.
Another passion is fitness and empowering women to start by loving themselves and encouraging them not to be afraid to move no matter what life has brought their way.
I have been a Zumba Instructor for 3 years with my licensing in Zumba Kids and Strong By Zumba. I love my classes and continue to develop new group fitness classes.
I believe you are empowered living a fit life today and that embodies everything including our spirit. I want to inspire, encourage and spread the light of love.
My motto is "I'm getting fit one sweat drop at a time." My classes help me deal with my anxiety and make my weeks so much brighter and that's what I want to share with others coming to my class.
Come as you are and leave feeling AMAZING and FIERCE!
I hope to see you soon!
Kara Keeton, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Kara started her lifestyle in the massage world when she was just 7 years old.
Her mother became an LMT and Kara quickly learned she loved being mommy's gueania pig!
Growing up, watching the extensive benefits of massage Kara knew that it was something she wanted to carry into her career.
At the age of 21 she toured SHI School of Medical Massage and honestly never looked back.
Shortly after graduation Kara was blessed with her beautiful daughter Elli Anna Grace who is now 5 years old!
Elli has grown up giving and receiving massages daily just like her Mommy and Mimi.
Kara enjoys all modalities of massage and has a very wide range of practice tools in her bag from simple swedish massage to interior TMJ work.
She, being a single mother and knowing that "mom stress" is all too real, finds herself most often doing neck and shoulder work. (For which she is FABULOUS!)
At a tiny 5'2" do not doubt the "knot seeking missiles" in her small little hands. They are perfect for finding trigger points.
Kara is ecstatic to be a part of New Heights Wellness Center, LLC not only to further her career but for her personal lifestyle,
because everyone needs to have the ability and space to focus on their own body, mind and spirit!
Jen Barth, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jen comes to New Heights Wellness Center with 4 years experience.
Becoming a massage therapist was a natural choice for her. She's always been good at it
and her ability to be a good listener helps to her to custom tailor a session for each client.
She loves her job and takes pride in her ability to help others feel better.
Jen graduated from Miami Jacobs-Dayton in 2014
and has worked with several chiropractors previously and
we are excited that she has chosen New Heights Wellness as her new home!
Jen lives in Dayton with her boyfriend and loves hiking, drawing and woodworking in her spare time.
She loves to do hot stone & prenatal massage
and hopes to broaden her horizons to many other modalities in the future
Magen Wright, DONA, CAPPA
Labor & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator & Lactation Consultant
Magen currently is a trained labor doula (DONA), postpartum doula (CAPPA), and childbirth educator (Lamaze) working with Tender Beginnings, a group of professional doulas serving the greater-Dayton area.
In addition to her current work, Magen is working towards her degree in Maternal Child Health with Union Institute & University, expecting to graduate in Spring of 2019.
Upon graduation, Magen will be eligible to for examination for becoming an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Magen is active with the Greater Miami Valley Breastfeeding Coalition, a local chapter of the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association.
Debra E. Venable
HOPE: Holistic Options for Personal Empowerment
Reiki & Wellness Resources Tools for Body, Mind & Spirit
As a holistic health consultant Deb's goal is to educate and help others achieve optimal health using complimentary modalities combined with conventional therapies .
Deb shares our philosophy that a whole person is made of interdependent parts. If one is not working properly, all other parts will be affected.
A holistic approach considers the whole person and how he or she acts within his or her environment. If you have an imbalance in your life,
be it physical, emotional or spiritual, it can negatively affect your overall health. For example stress is an underlying cause of distress on overall wellness.
A holistic approach emphasizes the connection of body, mind, and spirit.
- Usui Reiki Practitioner/ Teacher
- Certified Holistic Health Consultant
- Clinical Reflexology
- Clinical Aromatherapy
- Client-Centered Imagery
- Neurolinguistics Programming
- Holistic Nutrition
- Vitamins & Supplements
- Herbal Remedies
- Meditation Skills
- Stress Reduction Techniques
Amber Duncan, CA
Holistic Health Helper
Amber Duncan is a Clinical Aromatherapist specializing in the teaching of safe and appropriate essential
oils use, with a special focus on pregnancy and labor/delivery. Amber brings well over 500 hours of
education and training to multiple easy to understand workshops. Through introducing an education
only (no sales) perspective, students learn what the essential oils can do and how little is really needed
to create an amazing result. She also offers a 4 CE course for LMTs approved by NCBTMB. In addition to
teaching aromatherapy Amber is a full time mom to 3 little ones ages 8, 6 and 3. She is also certified in
Reiki Level 2 and is currently back to school to get her Associates in Nursing degree to lead to an RN