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Aqua Blue Wellness Therapy for Oxidative Stress

Jan 31, 2024 09:31AM ● By Sheila Julson

Lori Martin

Medical journals, including Frontiers in Physiology, report that oxidative stress—an imbalance between the free radicals and antioxidants in the body—can lead to the development of several metabolic, chronic disorders or cancers.

Lori Martin, owner of Aqua Blue Wellness Center, affirms that she sees many clients with oxidative stress triggered by lifestyle choices, poor nutrition, synthetic additives to food and emotional stress. “Oxidative stress leads to toxic buildup within the body, which adds stress to the organs, causes hormone imbalances and leads to other chronic illnesses,” she explains. “That also makes one more susceptible to contracting viruses and bacteria.”

After Martin used natural solutions to overcome her own health challenges from oxidative stress, she was inspired to form Aqua Blue Wellness Center in 2008 to help others achieve wellness through nutrition and detoxification protocols that help rebalance the body.

Martin chooses stress reduction tools that help promote organ health. Nutritional intravenous (IV) therapy delivers vitamins and nutrients while bypassing the gastrointestinal tract to increase absorption. This IV therapy can be administered as part of a health consultation recommendation by a medical doctor or as a standalone service. “The IVs are customized for each client’s individual needs. The vitamin solutions are pharmaceutical-grade,” Martin says, and are free from synthetic additives, soy and corn derivatives.

With ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI), a client’s blood is drawn and placed in a cuvette that is run under a series of lights to break down free radicals, inflammation and viral loads. The clean blood is then returned to the body. “Behind every illness is inflammation, and UBI helps keep inflammation levels low,” advises Martin.

Additional therapies at Aqua Blue Wellness Center include red light therapy to help reduce inflammation and improve skin and health conditions. Ionic foot bath detoxification can help the body expel toxins through the pores of the feet. There is also an M-Pulse infrared sauna.

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy delivers low-frequency electromagnetic waves to the hands and feet to facilitate changes in the cells. Martin says that because healthy cells are on different frequencies than unhealthy cells, PEMF can stimulate them to improve cellular function.

Medical massage services at Aqua Blue Wellness Center are prescribed by staff doctors based on individual clients’ conditions. Martin notes that while massage is often associated with luxurious pampering, her team addresses medical concerns by promoting lymphatic drainage, joint function and myofascial release, along with relieving muscle pain and stiffness.

While oxidative stress can be taxing on any of the body’s organs, it can be especially burdensome on the heart. “Oxidative stress interrupts the heart’s electrical field,” says Martin. Ongoing studies published in The American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology suggest that “oxidative stress induces subtle changes in the heart’s intracellular pathways, redox signaling, at lower levels, but causes cellular dysfunction and damage at higher levels.”

Aqua Blue Wellness Center uses heart supplements such as Cardio ND, all suggested by trained staff and based on each client’s needs. The medical-grade supplements, superior to those found in big-box stores, include heart-healthy ingredients such as beet powder, fermented hawthorn berry, garlic extract and resveratrol. Martin says, “Our goal is to educate people about things that they can do on a daily basis to cut down the probability of chronic illness.”

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