Aqua Blue Wellness CenterOct 30, 2020 12:46PM ● By Sheila Julson
New Location in Smoketown
New Location Allows for a Full Spectrum of Healthcare Options
As more people strive to restore their health through integrative therapies, Lori Martin, owner of Aqua Blue Wellness Center, has seen tremendous growth in her business since opening in 2008. To meet that demand, Martin has partnered with Dr. Frank Noonan, a specialist in Lyme disease and integrative cancer therapy, to expand Aqua Blue Wellness Center’s integrative treatments such as intravenous (IV) infusions, ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) and more at a spacious new location in Smoketown.
“By combining Dr. Noonan’s integrative health services with natural therapies, we’re hoping to benefit those that choose to combine both of those worlds to restore health,” Martin enthuses. “My goal is to better serve clients by having the medical component available to put out any health fires that may be of imminent concerns. Clients will have more options to rebuild the body through nutrition, with a full spectrum of healthcare options.”
Martin, who was inspired to open Aqua Blue Wellness Center after using natural solutions to overcome her own health challenges, had her eye on a new space for a couple of years. The building in Smoketown, where the center is now located, was formerly a pool hall. Martin oversaw a complete renovation, which included removing a wall to create a spacious, open feel. She notes there’s ample parking at the new location, and it’s conveniently located on PA Route 340, near the U.S. Route 30 interchange.
Building Upon Existing Services
Aqua Blue Wellness Center offers thermal imaging for health assessments, as well as medical massage therapy; detox therapies such as a full-spectrum, infrared sauna, foot baths and Electro-Lymphatic Drainage Therapy; nutritional education; and a retail component with vitamins, supplements and essential oils. Martin says that the therapies she chooses to add are driven by clients’ health concerns she sees as a result of thermal imaging.
Under Noonan’s guidance, Aqua Blue Wellness Center will offer comprehensive, individualized care protocols for each patient. Noonan is a doctor of osteopath who has practiced family medicine and has more than 40 years of experience in the medical field. If it is determined that clients could benefit from the new IV therapy offerings, they can choose from a full menu that includes vitamin C infusions, glutathione and other beneficial vitamins, supplements and minerals. Martin, Noonan and staff will develop specific protocols to address ailments such as Lyme disease, inflammation-based illnesses, allergies, hypertension and other maladies.
In addition, the new partnership with Noonan will allow Aqua Blue Wellness Center to expand their UBI services. UBI is a procedure that exposes blood to ultraviolet light, which can heighten the body's immune response and kill infections. Martin says the process also involves adding ozone to the blood to help remove bacteria. “It’s good for anybody with a compromised immune system or who is suffering from a chronic illness,” she says.
Martin has also expanded the retail component to offer a broader array of vitamins and supplements, which complement her nutritional programs. Martin studied nutrition and natural wellness through various programs including theTrinity School of Natural Health, which embodies a “food as medicine” philosophy. Martin works with clients to help determine nutrition-based protocols that might help the body overcome specific conditions. She will also add additional staff to accommodate the larger space and expanded therapies.
Aqua Blue Wellness Center is located at 2435 Old Philadelphia Pike, in Smoketown. For more information, call 717-656-8615 or visit AquaBlueWellnessCenter.com.
Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.