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Jennifer Carey-Prescott

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Jennifer Carey-Prescott is a nationally board-certified acupuncturist and graduate of the respected Florida Instititute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is one of only a few American acupuncturists to attend an advanced clinical internship program at Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hang Zhou China. Through this internship, she received intensive practical application study of needling techniques as well as Chinese herbal protocol from some of China's most prestigious doctors.

As a primary care physician in Florida, Jennifer has a strong interest in women's health issues. She creates a personal rapport with each patient, spending time to ensure that her individualized treatment strategy offers the highest level of care. Striving to continuously expand her healing knowledge and techniques, she consistently researches the most current TCM approaches to a variety of illnesses. She believes that Traditional Chinese Medicine is complementary medicine that works very effectively with western medicine and encourages her patients to have their MDs become part of the treatment dialogue. Utilizing all of the modalities at her disposal, Jennifer's goal is long-term wellness and balance for each and every patient.

St. Petersburg Florida has been the home to her practice for the past thirteen years. The cumulative time concentrated in women's health combined with the personal experience she gained planning for, carrying and home-birthing her children has provided her with an abundance of first-hand knowledge to guide women through all of life's transitions from first menses to last and beyond. In 2011 she combined these skills and those of her very talented associates to open Thank You Mama - Family Wellness Center.

Jen Poll

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Jen Poll is proud to be part of the Thank You Mama team to provide therapeutic bodywork for the entire family. Licensed in massage therapy since 2005, Jen's bodywork style has been described to possess the art of creating deep relaxation while applying deep tissue techniques, a wonderfully effective bodywork experience. Jen has also pursued certifications in Pre/Post natal massage and The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. Jen listens to your concerns and goals, and tailors your session to achieve the desired results. Jen truly enjoys the work she does, and the varying people she works with. From deep body balance, pre/postnatal massage to Maya Abdominal Therapy, Jen's well rounded approach is right at home at Thank You Mama.

In the spring of 2008, Jen attended professional level training for The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. Having personally benefited from the techniques, Jen was eager to learn the work and share this ancient healing with others. Jen enjoys working with women in all phases of life, from preconception to menopause, her passion is empowering women through transformative bodywork. Jen is a St. Petersburg native and mother of two, a lover of nature, travel and live music, and supporter of local business, art and organic food.

Belinda Wager

Belinda Wager

Belinda Wager is a professional massage therapist with an intuitive touch. She has been practicing since graduating the accredited Cortiva Institute in 2014. With training in myofascial, nueromuscular therapy, and reiki, she has the ability to create a relaxing experience with a therapuetic blend. She has knowledge of essential oils, reflexology, and cupping--giving each client their own personalized experience. She specializes in prenatal and postnatal work including labor encouragement and postnatal mother warming. As a mother of two, she has a special place in her heart for expecting mothers and is excited to share her innate gifts with the whole family.

Heather Reagan

Heather Reagan

Heather Reagan joins us from Nashville via Los Angeles having run 2 successful practices as a board certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Massage Therapist.

Heather attained a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology and Nutrition from California State University Fullerton. Graduate school followed at Southern California University of Health Science (SCUHS). SCUHS is one of the highest ranking Chinese Medical schools in the country. Graduating Valedictorian of her class, she received the highest honors; the prestigious Chinese Herbology award, Shen Nong, which is given to one student per year showing exceptional skills in herbal pharmacology, raw herbal formula prescription, and herbal pharmacy management.

Heather interned in Taipei Taiwan studying under 20th generation Chinese medicine doctors specializing in cancer treatment and stroke patients. Following a 3 year internship program at the University Health Center of Southern California University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles, she was chosen to run the Alternative Medicine department for California University Fullerton's Health center.

Heather specializes in Women's health, Orthopedic and Internal medicine. Heathers patients benefit from her wide range of modalities combining Acupuncture, Chinese Herbals, Massage Therapy and Nutrition to develop a plan for whole body and mind healing.

Amy Gendron

Amy Gendrons

Amy’s approach to healing empowers her patients to live with vitality, by integrating the best wellness and medical practices.

In 2010, Amy began studying Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine. Beyond the curriculum she is trained in:

● Japanese Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion Childbirth Doula (labor and delivery support)
● Homeopathy and Vitamin Injection Therapy
● Medical Intuition
● Advanced Injection Therapy
● Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupunctures

Amy began her journey in holistic health as a personal trainer, mentored by a black belt martial artist. The approach required her to physically complete every training program she would teach clients. During that time, a neck injury that didn’t respond to pharmaceuticals, Amy turned to acupuncture. It resolved the neck pain and more. Traveling to Yunnan China in 2013, Amy completed an externship with nationally renowned Dr. Shui. The externship focused on herbal medicine for women’s health and acupuncture treatment for facial paralysis.

In 2018, Amy earned a certification in Philanthropic Leadership and created a volunteer role for acupuncturists at Shepherds Hope, a medical care facility for the underinsured, where she volunteers weekly. She was one of the few American physicians invited to attend a Physiological Regulating Medicine program in Milan, Italy.

Beyond her medical practice Amy is a coach certified by USA field hockey. She is a former field hockey NCAA champion and still competes nationally.

Ellen Policastri, AP, MSOM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

Ellen is a nationally board certified Diplomat of Acupuncture and licensed Acupuncture Physician who has been in practice for over 10 years. Her education and training was completed at the University of South Florida in Tampa and East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL where she earned her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and Bachelor’s degrees in both Biology and Professional Health Sciences.

Ellen is certified in Acupuncture Injection Therapy, an integrative therapy that blends the best of Acupuncture with conventional homeopathic medicine. She also has a background in Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, a natural treatment that effectively rejuvenates your facial skin’s vitality for healthier more youthful appearance. Incorporating a wide array of modalities she is proficient at treating orthopedic syndromes and chronic pain issues, colds/flu, allergies and asthma, gastrointestinal issues, women’s and men’s health issues as well as pediatric care, managing autoimmune pathologies and providing support during the treatment of various cancers and other chronic illnesses.

With over a decade of experience as an Acupuncture Physician, Ellen has worked with a broad range of patients in all age groups specializing in a preventative and holistic approach while providing a caring, gentle and nurturing experience. Staying up-to-date on current research and coursework in holistic medicine and nutrition, she truly enjoys learning and educating her patients on how to cultivate wellness and balance in their lives.

Mission

Our mission at Thank You Mama is to empower healthy family beginnings. We offer access to the healing benefits of alternative medicine and in-depth educational opportunities. We encourage a nurturing and open-minded social network, one that supports local businesses and global consciousness. We are committed to servicing the evolving needs of your entire family.

Thank you mama, for delivering the love and thank you baby, for delivering this Mama.