Pathways is a non-profit corporation and group of independent practitoners in private practice. We are brought together by our common dedication to provide comprehensive, holistic healthcare and education to the community. We have created an atmosphere of diverse healing modalities, mutual respect and ongoing support for one another and our practices. We provide one location with complimentary methods of healing for individuals of all ages to discover their own best avenue to health and wellness.
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When looking at health problems, the holistic healer studies and considers not only the disease organism, but also the person’s own body, or the "terrain" the disease organism enters. Building up a health body so that the terrain is resistant and inhospitable to disease organisms is important for well being. Health is affected by both body and mind. A less stressed body has an immune system that works better. Massage, bodywork such as Reiki and mental health counseling and case management all help to reduce stress. Nutrition, including eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every, day builds a strong body. Relaxation helps enhance the immune system; every day should have some time to relax.
In December 1976, Don Wright, Bea Bookchin and Julie McLane started the Massage Center on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. With Julie’s vision of working holistically with people, she founded Pathways to Well Being. In 1978 Pathways became incorporated as Vermont’s first holistic health center. As a non-profit organization the mission of Pathways to Well Being is to offer holistic health services and education to the community.