The Whole Health Collective Brings Healing to the Next Level
By Roberta Bolduc
After 25 years as a clinical massage therapist, Theresa Wilkes has found her niche. Wilkes is the founder and owner of The Whole Health Collective (TWHC), a holistic health concept that brings together a team of practitioners offering a full range of natural health services.
As more people experience less relief from chronic pain through traditional health care methods, such as prescription drugs and surgery, Wilkes declares, “Natural health has arrived.” Her dream of a treatment center where a full range of holistic health services could be accessed either individually or collectively became a reality when she founded TWHC in 2018.
Wilkes owned the North Carolina School of Natural Healing in Asheville prior to relocating to Greenville in 2011. “Asheville was saturated with natural health services—I wanted to go where I was needed.”
Wilkes points out that it has now been confirmed that stress causes inflammation and inflammation is the root cause of all disease. “Our stressed nervous systems contribute to the overproduction of inflammation. TWHC’s modalities consider and treat both systems for optimal health. We offer the latest innovative and evidence-based treatments and manual therapies in alignment with nature to facilitate the human body’s innate healing abilities”.
The “collective” approach may begin with a 30 minute needs assessment by registered nurse and health coach, Terrie Kirkpatrick. Depending on the nature of the condition, Kirkpatrick may then consult with the team’s resident physician, Dr. Dimple Joshi. Dr. Joshi provides a variety of services including holistic health and functional medicine wellness programs, advanced laboratory testing and holistic testing. A treatment plan is then suggested which might include sessions with one or more of the practitioners.
This could take the form of a visit with one of their three chiropractors—Dr. Paul Hennicken, who practices the Activator Method chiropractic technique, Dr. Justin Griffin, a Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) chiropractor, or Dr. Donna Paulowsky, also a Network chiropractor and practitioner of the Torque Release Technique.
A consultation with weight loss specialist and hypnotherapist, Amanda Holt, may be in order, or perhaps a session with orthopedic massage therapist, Eric Eckelman.
Wilkes, herself, manages Light Hand Clinical Massage within TWHC. “We are a team of highly experienced therapists who specialize in treating chronic pain, pre/post surgery and injuries. We utilize deep lymphatic massage, CranioSacral Therapy, neuromuscular therapy, and many advanced clinical techniques. All the therapists have more than 10 years of experience.” The following additional health resources round out TWHC’s cadre of services.
Certified Natural Health Practitioner Heidi Kurtz says her treatment approach is “to treat the root cause of health issues, rather than treat the symptoms” in order to bring the body back to its natural balance.
Licensed Professional Counselor Mo Guffey is a certified, medical-support clinical hypnotherapist. Guffey encourages clients to “explore the blocks that are in your way, and use what you learn to get unstuck and get on with your life.”
Naina Dewan practices The Alexander Technique, a method of neuromuscular somatic education that gently reduces habitual muscular tension and enhances body awareness, ease of movement, embodied presence, poise and performance.
Thermography services are also available by appointment.
Mark your calendar for September 12 when TWHC plans to introduce their collective approach to wellness through a complimentary Holistic Happy Hour that will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Wine and healthy snacks will be provided. Guests will be invited to do a “speed dating” type of interview with the various practitioners. Future offerings at TWHC include a full schedule of classes on many natural health topics.
Wilkes notes, “Natural health care has advanced in its technologies that bring the body back to wholeness without chemicals and surgery. We intend to represent the beginning of a new era in health care.”
The Whole Health Collective is located at 530 Howell Rd., Ste. 100, Greenville. For more information, call 864-387-0435, email TheWholeHealthCollective@gmail.com, or visit TheWholeHealthCollective.com.