The WAY Wellness Team Serving Pittsburgh for 10 years, it is our mission to treat each individual as a whole person capable of a vibrant and healthy existence. We focus on resolving your chief complaint or health issues, while also considering your health history, lifestyle choices, diet and emotional wellbeing. We work as a team of expert practitioners to the field of Integrative Medicine and Natural Health to resolve your specific concerns and promote a pain-free, balanced and joyful life.
Daniel Johnson, LAc
Daniel is the Clinical Director of the WAY Wellness Center. As a western Pennsylvania native, he was raised to appreciate the healing power drawn from living in balance with the seasonal variations of nature. With a strong background in psychology, biology, and classical Chinese medicine, Daniel in an expert in mind-body studies and natural healing practices. Daniel uses the tools of acupuncture, bodywork, herbal medicine / nutritional therapy, and QiGong (mind-body exercise) to empower and heal his clients. He specializes in treating conditions of chronic degeneration including conditions involving the respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular and nervous system. Daniel is experienced in reproductive health and natural fertility.
Availability: Sunday 9 - 4, Monday 9 - 7, Wednesday 9 - 7, Thursday 9 - 7
Weekly Classes: Morning Yoga, Tea Meditation, Healing Qi Gong, Yinz - Yang Power Hour
Seasonal Workshops: Tea Medicine, Qigong Training
Lisa Facinelli, LAc
Lisa is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She specializes and is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture® giving her additional training treating pain, discomfort, and injuries. In addition to treating musculoskeletal issues, she has experience with and enjoys treating a variety of health concerns including stress and psychological problems, digestive concerns, fatigue, migraines, insomnia, women's health (infertility, pms, and pregnancy support), and many others. She also practices Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Availability: Monday 10 - 2:30, Tuesday 10 - 7, Thursday 3 - 7, Friday 8 - 3, Saturday 9 - 2:30
Dr. Tracey Cook, ND LAc
Dr. Tracey was born and raised in Orrville, OH. She received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and her Masters in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. Dr. Cook shares with her client natural and non-toxic methods of achieving health and wellness. She specializes in treating chronic pain, stress and anxiety as part of Naturopathic general family practice.
Selective Availability: Friday 12 - 5, Saturday 8 - 5, Sunday 8 - 5
Julia Schandelmeier, LMT
Julia has been a massage therapist for over 17 years specializing in neuromuscular therapy, Manual lymph drainage, and Postoperative massage. Her goal is to help her clients achieve their desired results from the therapy. Julia received her training at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and is a Certified lymphatic therapist through the Norton School of Lymphedema.
Availability: Wednesday 10 - 7, Thursday 10 - 7
Allisa Gay, LMT
Allisa is a Licensed Massage Therapist with an enthusiastic outlook on life. She is a 2011 graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy where she specialized in Neuromuscular (Trigger Point) Therapy. She specializes in helping her clients correct TMJ, headaches, neck, shoulder and low back pain.
Availability: Friday 9 - 5, Saturday 9 - 5
Erica Kershner, LMT CD (DONA)
Erica Kershner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Maternity/Birth/Newborn photographer. She has been assisting women during their perinatal period since 2013. She received her doula training in NYC and while living in Boston she studied with a Licensed Acupuncturist fertility and induction acupressure points. She received her massage therapy education from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. She specializes in fertility, prenatal, induction, and postpartum massage. Erica is a strong proponent of the Spinning Babies “exercises”, which help women balance the pelvis and prepare them for the gentlest birth possible. In addition to these specialties, she has a passion for practicing a combination of Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial work to relieve both acute and chronic symptoms.
Availability: Monday 2 - 7, Tuesday 2 - 7, Wednesday 2 - 7
Carolyn Virostek, LMT
Carolyn has many years of massage and Healing Touch experience. She is scholarly in regards to bodywork since she also a full time massage instructor. Her patients love her energetic sensitivity and ability to focus on them and their core issues.
Availability by appointment
Chris Molinari, RYT
Christopher Molinari, RYT, completed his 200-hour training at the Himalayan Institute Pittsburgh and has been practicing Yoga and meditation for years. His specialties include Yoga philosophy, relaxation techniques, and bhakti (devotional) Yoga. He teaches private and group yoga living classes.
Weekly classes: Yoga Basics, Align and Flow, Evening Meditation
Seasonal Workshops: Intro to Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Systemic Relaxation