Announcing the opening of “Advanced Health & Longevity”

Essex Wellness Center’s Advanced Health & Longevity Expansion Brings
New Services to Connecticut Shoreline and River Valley

Beginning March 1, Essex Wellness Center will offer specialized longevity services geared toward the 50+ crowd interested in aging well physically, mentally and emotionally.

The nation’s 90-and-older population nearly tripled over the past three decades, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and National Institute on Aging, and that trend continues to grow.

“While aging puts a person at risk for several health issues, illness and disability are not inevitable,“ said Essex Wellness Center Founder Heidi E. Kunzli, MS, LADC, adding, “Working on your health now improves the odds for good health later. Advancing age requires advanced health strategies to increase longevity with a high ‘active life expectancy.’ This is a projection of how long a person will stay independent, healthy and well.”

Unmanaged aging can adversely affect quality of life with conditions resulting in:
• Insomnia
• Memory decline
• Weight gain
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol
• Chronic pain
• Circulatory issues
• Acute or chronic pain
• Arthritis
• Poor self esteem and body image
• Dwindling energy
• Loss of sex drive
• Medication side effects and interactions
• Cancer, hypertension and other aging-related diseases

If this isn’t what you see for yourself as you acknowledge the passage of time, Advanced Health & Longevity offers an array of evidence-based integrative interventions that include complete functional testing and assessments, nutrition consultation, one-on-one stress management, acupuncture, specialized therapeutic massage, hypnosis, health coaching, fitness programming, injectables, facial enhancements and other advanced aesthetics, body wraps, scrubs and more.

Naturopathic physician Dana Krete, ND leads a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable practitioners, each of whom is highly regarded as being “the best of the best” in their specific field. Dr. Krete treats conditions related to the “dis-ease” of aging. Dr. Krete is known for her work with functional assessment and natural treatment for chronic conditions, nutrition, supplements, specially formulated tinctures and Chinese medicine.   Acupuncturist Alicia DeMartin, LAc, specializes in orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, injuries and post-surgical pain following joint replacement.

Advanced Health & Longevity is located directly behind Essex Wellness Center’s anchor location at 28 Main Street in Essex Village with free off-street parking. New patients are being accepted for primary care and a la carte services. Essex Wellness Center is happy to complement care received through a patient’s existing medical professionals and specialists. Some major insurance is accepted; check with your insurance provider.

For more information, call 860.767.7770 or visit essexwellnessctr.com.

0-767-7770 or email info@essexwellnessctr.com

 Anti-Aging Treatments

Nikki Rasmussen, APRN of YOLO Med Spa joining forces with Essex Wellness Center’s Advanced Health & Longevity starting in April!

Nikki Rasmussen APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Aesthetic Specialist License #006304

Nikki is a seasoned health professional with 24+ years in the medical field with the last nine years solely dedicated to the field of Aesthetic Medicine. Nikki has trained with leading experts in both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery and she herself is also a physician trainer for aesthetic laser devices. Nikki is trained in advanced injection techniques, use of the micro-cannula and owns and operates over eight different aesthetic laser devices. Her approach to optimal aging is to formulate an individualized, comprehensive program that properly addresses a client’s concerns. She is focused on creating a balanced aesthetic where an individual looks “refreshed” and not “done.” By offering the most comprehensive treatment options; including the latest and safest laser technologies to her clients, as well as a variety of fillers, she can realistically turn back the clock in a natural-looking approach.

Nikki is a Connecticut native and owner operator of Yolo Laser Center and Med Spa, an award winning aesthetic and cosmetic laser facility located in Guilford, CT. She joined EWC to broaden her service area and believes in the “whole body” approach to optimal aging. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, The Dermatology Nurse’s Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.

Nikki is married and has three children and enjoys boating, fishing, yoga, gardening and cooking and is a volunteer for several local charities.

mindfulness based cognitive therapy group essex

There is external beauty and there is internal wellness. When both function optimally together, there is health.

Acupuncture and anti-aging go hand in hand because both view the human body in its totality for understanding the root cause of disease. The body, when healthy, is capable of self healing. Acupuncturists and anti-aging specialists are medical detectives who search for underlying deficiencies and blockages that are responsible for illness and disease.

Anti-aging medicine is not about stopping the clock. It’s about aging without disease, mental decline and a crippling body. It applies advanced medical technologies for prevention, early detection, treatment and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders and diseases.

With early detection, early intervention and modest lifestyle changes, the statement, “Your symptoms are from old age” may be a thing of the past.

  1. Cardiovascular Disease: diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutic interventions
  2. Cancer: epidemiology, assessment and risk factors
  3. Cognitive Diseases & Impairments: diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutic interventions
  4. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutic interventions
  5. Respiratory Diseases: diagnostics, prevention and therapeutic interventions
  6. Musculoskeletal Diseases and Impairments: diagnostics, prevention and therapeutic interventions
  7. Skin Aging: assessment and therapeutic interventions
  8. Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Biomedical Technologies
  9. Demographics and Trends in Aging and Disease
  10. Nutritional Interventions

Nikki Rasmussen APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Aesthetic Specialist License #006304

Nikki is a seasoned health professional with 24+ years in the medical field with the last nine years solely dedicated to the field of Aesthetic Medicine. Nikki has trained with leading experts in both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery and she herself is also a physician trainer for aesthetic laser devices. Nikki is trained in advanced injection techniques, use of the micro-cannula and owns and operates over eight different aesthetic laser devices. Her approach to optimal aging is to formulate an individualized, comprehensive program that properly addresses a client’s concerns. She is focused on creating a balanced aesthetic where an individual looks “refreshed” and not “done.” By offering the most comprehensive treatment options; including the latest and safest laser technologies to her clients, as well as a variety of fillers, she can realistically turn back the clock in a natural-looking approach.

Nikki is a Connecticut native and owner operator of Yolo Laser Center and Med Spa, an award winning aesthetic and cosmetic laser facility located in Guilford, CT. She joined EWC to broaden her service area and believes in the “whole body” approach to optimal aging. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, The Dermatology Nurse’s Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.

Nikki is married and has three children and enjoys boating, fishing, yoga, gardening and cooking and is a volunteer for several local charities.