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Building Optimal Health through Early Detection with Thermal Imaging

Apr 29, 2015 11:37PM ● By Gisele Siebold

Lori Martin (center) & the Aqua Blue team

Lori Martin, owner of Aqua Blue Detox, in Leola, was inspired to open a clinic when her friend was diagnosed with a stage IV breast tumor—which went undetected by her routine mammogram. Martin turned her attention to studying thermal imaging, which has since become her passion.

In 2008, Martin opened the clinic, where she first offered detoxification services. She attended Trinity School of Natural Health in Warsaw, Indiana, and received her degree in natural health in 2010. Motivated by the benefits of thermal imaging, she completed course work through the American School of Thermal Imaging, in Fort Myers, Florida, to receive Level I certification as a clinical thermographer in 2013. She then followed up in 2014 to receive her Level II certification.

Digital infrared thermographic imaging (DITI) is a safe, non-invasive procedure with no side effects, which visualizes changes in temperature and may help identify potential problem areas. DITI is highly sensitive to disease in the muscular, vascular, neural and skeletal systems of the body. Clinical uses include; baseline imaging to track wellness and disease in the body, such as in breast tissue or basal skin cells; monitoring of the healing process of a skin graph or injury; and pinpointing an abnormal area so further diagnostic tests can be done.

DITI is not only useful for breast screening, but also for whole body screening and as a wellness initiative. For example, children experiencing gastrointestinal stress can have thermal imaging done for the digestive system, and baseline imaging can be done for young females at the onset of adolescence. Since the camera does not make contact with the body, DITI is a safe choice for clients with muscle soreness, sports injuries, trigger points, jaw problems, brain/nerve entrapments, strains, ruptured disks and headaches.

During a typical thermography appointment, the client changes into a robe and sits in a softly lit, comfortable, warm and inviting room. Images are taken using the camera, the client gets dressed and the procedure is complete. Following the appointment, the client’s health history and images are read by medical doctors. The client receives a report, with the option to schedule a session with Martin to review the results.

Martin is joined by three professionals who round out the staff of Aqua Blue Detox: Donna Furlani, massage therapist; Mary Blount Lapp, certified nutritionist and trained chef from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition; and Paula Wainscoat, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques, trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping.

Some of the classes offered by Aqua Blue Detox include Emotional and Physical Weight Loss, Brain Fog Remedy and Healthy Cooking and Eating, with take-home recipes and shopping tips. Aside from thermography, other services include food sensitivity testing, craniosacral and fascia therapy, massage therapy, nutritional consultations and supplements, EFT tapping, lymphatic drainage and a full-spectrum infrared sauna.

“Education is power, and my goal is to educate and help people in many different ways on the journey toward healing and building optimal health,” Martin shares.

Aqua Blue Detox is located at Leola Business Center, 50 Keystone Ct., in Leola. For more information, call 717-656-8615 or visit

Gisele Siebold is a contributing writer to Natural Awakenings magazine, Lancaster-Berks edition. Connect at [email protected]

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