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A Multifaceted Approach to Vitality at Aqua Blue

Sep 30, 2022 09:31AM ● By Sheila Julson
Aqua Blue Wellness Center, open since 2008, continues to expand support of immune health which can prevent inflammation-related disease. Founder Lori Martin and her team of licensed health professionals customize wellness plans for each patient and incorporate services such as thermal imaging, multiple detoxification therapies, therapeutic and oncology massage, infrared sauna, nutritional education and more.

“We have lots of professionals on our team, including a doctor of osteopathy, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, licensed massage therapists and certified phlebotomy technicians, all working together to create bridge between holistic and medical health care,” Martin says. “Our doctor on staff can order scans if needed, and we do bloodwork. Clients can get a full-body evaluation through a medical doctor and choose which direction they want to go.”

Aqua Blue Wellness Center features detoxification therapies such as ionic footbaths, which help draw out impurities from the body through the pores of the feet; the M-Pulse full-spectrum infrared sauna; the Bemer device, which helps improve circulation; massage therapy; and electro-lymphatic therapy, which uses a non-invasive technique to stimulate drainage of the lymphatic system. “In this age of rampant viral and bacterial infections, it’s important to decrease toxins in the body and increase nutritional levels so the body can fight off these infections,” Martin emphasizes.

Intravenous (IV) nutrition therapy, which Martin recently added to the menu, helps boost the body’s immune system through IV solutions that contain vitamins, minerals, supplements and amino acids. Delivering nutrients intravenously allows the contents to be delivered through the bloodstream and bypass the gastrointestinal tract, allowing better absorption with no stomach irritation.

There are more than 20 different IVs available for various applications—increasing energy, relieving dehydration, fighting colds and viruses, allergy relief and more. They can also be customized, depending on a client’s needs.

Patrons must complete a health questionnaire and be evaluated by a doctor if they have any health concerns before starting IV therapy. Martin emphasizes the IVs used at Aqua Blue Wellness Center are pharmaceutical-grade and do not contain any corn-based or salt-based fillers or artificial ingredients.

New to the center is ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI), used to purify blood by drawing a vial and then fractioning it through light, which breaks down bacterial formations in the blood. The blood is then injected back into body.

Martin says UBI is used to help treat inflammation-based illness such as Lyme disease, viruses, arthritis and chronic illness based in inflammation. Depending on the health concern, Martin says some people are given a series of treatments. Others use UBI for maintenance to clean the blood or for detoxification and to lower inflammation levels.

For the past decade, Aqua Blue Wellness Center has offered digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI), a non-invasive screening procedure that uses no radiation. The technique scans and records thermal images often used to detect underlying breast disease in the early stages. Martin advises that their DITI images are interpreted by a medical doctor. DITI can also detect inflammatory conditions that may lead to inflammation-based chronic illness, as well as nerve, joint and skin issues.

Martin emphasizes that she and her team take a three-stage approach toward wellness that involves lifestyle changes, supplements and traditional medicine, if need be. “We want to make sure we’re using all avenues, rather than an either/or approach to help clients,” she says.

Aqua Blue Wellness Center is located at 2435 Old Philadelphia Pike, in Smoketown. For more information, call 717-656 8615 or visit