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Tagliarini Chiropractic Recommendations


West Hartford Acupuncture – An exceptional group of Licensed Acupuncturists with over a decade of experience and the highest level of training. We treat pain, anxiety disorders, women’s health and digestive disorders safely and naturally.

Quan Yin Healing Arts – Karen Borla uses Chinese Medicine to achieve balance and maintenance of optimal energy flow in your body which is essential for optimal health. Healing will be guided through a combination of holistic therapies, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, Gua Sha, and Tui Na. Karen has assisted many couples to overcome fertility issues and be able to conceive naturally.

Prossage Wellness – Susan Griffin L.Ac. Is a licensed acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience. She received her training in Classical Five Element Acupuncture at the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture. Susan specializes in acupuncture for fertility enhancement, anxiety and pain management.

Athletic Trainer

Concentric Care – Jennifer Tirillo is a licensed and board certified Athletic Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist, and 200 RYT yoga instructor. Using a personalized approach, she selects effective training strategies to reduce injury risk, improve mobility, and mitigate pain for an active lifestyle.


Get A Doula – Shannon Kent believes that a Doula is like a trail guide, familiar with the path, she keeps you hiking through the hard parts, knowing the view at the end is incredible. She has attended over 400 births since becoming a certified birth and postpartum doula in 2004, always striving to tailor your journey to your specific needs. Additionally, she has been a certified childbirth educator since 2004, helping parents be informed to navigate the birth process and many choices that may present.

Companions In Birth – Jennifer Dzen is a certified birth & postpartum doula as well as a certified childbirth educator providing education, encouragement & support to growing families. Jen welcomes all birth clients in all settings & is passionate about supporting each of her client’s unique needs. With sleep deprivation being a big challenge to most families with newborns, she makes it a priority to help her postpartum families get the rest/naps they need.

Rushes Childbirth – Dana Oakes-Sand specializes in traditional postpartum care including Ayurveda, moroccan postpartum practices and traditional cooking, food delivery and placenta encapsulation. She attends births and has specialities in Cesarean, highly complex/medicalized pregnancy and birth, optimal fetal positioning, and VBAC. All birthing clients are welcome, not just those listed in her specialties. She is also part of the LGBTQIA Welcoming Project.

Tiny Miracles – This team of birth, postpartum doulas and newborn care specialists has a goal…to be a helping hand and give families the tools needed to help them thrive as they navigate their family growing. This is done postpartum through meal preparation, infant care education, sleep assistance overnight and more! They thrive to help you feel well equipped as you welcome your little one home.

Bay Bee Bundle Doula Services – Experience has taught Mandy that the bond she builds enables birthing families to create a haven of support during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. Her philosophy as your doula is to create a relationship that is based on trust, knowledge and individuality. She finds joy in knowing your family feels cared for, heard and nurtured, while sharing in a birth story that will be told for generations.

Harmony Births – Desirae Whittle is a Birth doula specializing in expecting after the unexpected. Including but not limited to: infertility & loss, assisted reproductive technology, LGBTQIA, trauma & anxiety, high-risk and cesarean, BIPOC, She/Her. She is also a family & mental health advocate.

Birth Partners Doulas – specializes in personalized support during pregnancy, birth and your postpartum period. We also offer placenta encapsulation services, gift registries and virtual support options. Call any time for further information!

Birth Tribe – This doula collaborative believes that there is a doula for everyone. Based on information you provide, a short session will be set up for you to meet with each of the doulas that best match your specific need. Then you will be guided through the process of starting a relationship with the doula you choose to join you for your life changing moment.

Me & My Doula – Mischa Hadaway is a Birth Doula (certified with DONA). She specializes and enjoys working with clients who are interested in creating a positive birth experience. Her passion is to help address the intermittent levels of stress, anxiety, and unpredictable emotions by using information, supported guidance and partner involvement to maintain a safe environment for every birth. 

Lactation Consultants

Sweetly Nourish – Julie Tower is passionate about helping parents feed their babies stress free! Whether you are breastfeeding/chestfeeding, pumping, combo-feeding, or formula feeding, she has the skills, knowledge and experience to help guide you to a happier feeding journey while providing judgement free, in-depth support with compassion and care. Prenatal lactation classes, telehealth, in-home, or in-office visits for most of CT and southern MA.

Lactation Services of Southington – Patrice Jones helps moms across Connecticut and beyond to meet their own personal breastfeeding goals…there are so many ways to be successful and it doesn’t look the same for everyone! They start with prenatal education and then provide continued support through the first weeks/months, working virtually and in person (or occasionally at home) with breastfeeding, pumping, bottle feeding and expressed breastmilk. They also work with tongue tie and tethered oral tissue helping to solve problems of painful latch, slow weight gain.

With Women Wellness – Susan Small provides decades of baby experience as an APRN and Neonatal Nurse practitioner and advanced training as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to provide expert care for your baby & breastfeeding challenges. She has Master Class training for infant with tongue ties/tethered oral tissues and other restrictions that affect breastfeeding. Most all insurances accepted for in-office appointments at Manchester as well as telehealth prenatal breastfeeding consults.

Massage Therapy

Massage at Tagliarini Chiropractic – We have TWO amazing experienced in-house massage therapists:

Amy Clow, LMT  has been practicing massage therapy for over 21 years, with a focus on prenatal massage and a certification in Mother Massage. She loves being able to ease the physical stresses of pregnancy and uses the Bodycushion to fully support her clients throughout their pregnancy. Amy can help all of her clients address the pain, stress, decreased range of motion, and improve the overall health and quality of life.

Christine McGurgan, LMT is experienced in practicing massage therapy for over 22 years. She strives to focus each session to meet that person’s individual needs, whether they need pain relief, stress relief, relaxation, or all of the above. She has taken initiative to expand her skills and knowledge with additional classes and certifications over the years. Christine is certified in Orthopedic Massage, a Reiki Master and has additional training in Cupping, Craniosacral, Myofascial, Facial Rejuvenation, Ayurvedic Marma and Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.

If Amy or Christine’s availability doesn’t fit yours, there are plenty of local experienced reputable massage therapists that we recommend:

Carissa Spada, LMT – Specializing in both Fertility Massage and Relaxing, Nurturing, Stress reduction focused massage. Carissa’s fertility work is a specific and tailored protocol designed to enhance potential conception while nurturing and relaxing the body and mind. Fertility massage sessions are a combination of both lifestyle coaching and a blend of bodywork techniques including energy, acupressure, cranial sacral and so much more.

Jessahart Massage – Many athletes struggle to find a massage therapist who is as strong as they are. Jessa English, LMT has the ability to enhance your athletic and recovery performance goals. If you like a deep therapeutic sports massage from a true athlete then Jessa is your girl.

Nurturing Hands – The decades of experience and skill that the practitioners at Nurturing Hands in West Hartford speaks volumes. From Swedish, to Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Thai, and Couples Massages, this facility is a one stop shop for all things therapeutic massage.

Prossage Wellness – This team of five massage therapists, a licensed acupuncturist and a med-trained esthetician has provided award winning services in Downtown Hartford for 12+ years. Whether its deep tissue or a couples massage we have the therapists to meet your needs. Relax poolside, soak in the hot tub all with a beautiful view of the Connecticut River.

Balance Massage Therapy & Wellness Center – Cailin McBee, LMT’s background in Sports Medicine enables her to address all your needs: pain reduction, chronic physical issues, and rehabilitation. In addition, she incorporates healing Reiki as a holistic approach to wellness. This Newington practice offers multiple practitioners/modalities to serve as a “wellness one stop shop.”

Mental Health

Gentle Mama Counseling – Mischa Hadaway is a Perinatal Therapist working to improve the feelings associated with your experience up to and through motherhood. We will work together to process the sad, scary, or negative thoughts and/or memories of your birth story, identify worries and anxiety, and discuss all losses and grief in a way that empowers, nurtures, and supports you.

The Mom Source – Dr. Sharon Thomason is a perinatal psychologist specializing in perinatal adjustment for over 20 years. Dr. Thomason provides emotional support and practical tools to help Moms and Dads negotiate the challenges of becoming a family. Office visits, in-home, and phone consultations are available.


With Women Wellness LLC – grew out of a desire to provide comprehensive, personalized midwifery care to women of all economic, social and educational backgrounds. The midwives at With Women Wellness believe in empowering women to become advocates in their own healthcare, knowledgeable about options and be supported in their decisions in order to facilitate better health. With Women Wellness is located in Manchester, CT and provides full scope midwifery focused gynecological and obstetric care.


Bloom Natural Health – The doctors at Bloom are trained experts in integrative and functional medicine. They utilize a thorough health history along with laboratory testing to develop a comprehensive individualized natural treatment plan for your healing journey. They focus on foundations of health such as diet, exercise, hydration, sleep, nutrition, toxicity/detoxification, and healthy gut microbiome.


Wellness Via Nutrition – Sarah is a clinical nutritionist in the greater Hartford area who sees clients of all ages. Her passion and specialty is working with pregnant and postpartum mothers, children and families. Her focus is with those who want to navigate eating healthy, food sensitivities, skin conditions and leaky gut.

Empowered Nutrition and Fitness – Brenda Holian MS, LDN, CPT is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer in West Hartford. Her specialty is in gut and female hormone health. She believes in treating the individual and not the condition, that means that you will receive an individualized protocol that addresses your specific needs.

Personal Trainers & Gyms

Empowered Nutrition and Fitness – Brenda Holian MS, LDN, CPT is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer in West Hartford. She has been in the fitness industry for over a decade and specializes in pre and postnatal fitness as well as functional and strength training throughout the lifespan. She develops individualized fitness plans to meet client’s current fitness needs and goals.

Physical Therapy

Select Physical Therapy – At Select Physical Therapy, we work hard to provide our patients the best quality evidence-based treatment. We work with patients of all ages, and we pride ourselves in our sports medicine experience. We value the important role of education in preventing injuries, and we offer complimentary injury assessments to help identify any imbalance or injury before symptoms worsen. We look forward to working with you!

Little Antz Physical Therapy – Dr. Leticia Jacquet, PT, DPT is a private practice with a focus on helping prenatal and postpartum clients with pelvic floor dysfunction (e.g. incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, painful intercourse, and pelvic organ prolapse), diastasis recti and scar management (C-Section/episiotomy/perineal tears). The end goal is to help moms return to running, sports and their desired fitness levels. We also help new parents to nourish the first 5 years of our children’s gross motor development.

Physical TherapyCenter of Rocky Hill – Dr. Alison Colussi, PT, DPT treats women and men with pelvic floor dysfunction such as incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, painful intercourse, and pelvic organ prolapse. She offers specific support during the peripartum period including treatment for pelvic pain during pregnancy, urinary issues and scar pain postpartum, and healing from diastasis recti.


Fleet Feet – You don’t have to be an experienced runner to shop with them. They love helping walkers, yogi’s, cross-training enthusiasts and anyone looking for comfortable shoes. They strive to provide gear that fits your individual needs, training that helps you reach their fitness goals, and camaraderie to support you and make life a little more fun!

Stem Cell Therapy

Valley Sports Physicians – These doctors are leaders and pioneers in the use of Regenerative Medicine treatments, including Stem Cells, PRP, fat grafting, prolotherapy and Prolozone. They specialize in the non-surgical treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis in any joint and rotator cuff injuries.


CT Thermography – We have a choice…If you could see changes in your breasts years before a tumor forms why wouldn’t you? Thermography is a radiation free way to monitor your breast health altering you to changes years before a tumor has formed. Be proactive not reactive with your breast health.


Imagine Float – Imagine Float boasts a sanctuary for self-care to bring you closer to your best physical, mental and emotional self via floatation therapy, cryotherapy, infrared sauna, and compression therapy. All services provide non-invasive therapies to heal your body, mind and soul. Benefits of their therapies include: enhanced muscle recovery, reduced inflammation, muscle tension relief, increased range of motion, chronic pain relief, improved sleep rhythms, stress reduction and reduced cortisol levels which assists with PTSD, ADHD, depression & anxiety.


Peaceful and Prenatal – Molly Weyers offers both live and pre-recorded online prenatal and postnatal yoga classes. In prenatal yoga, we work to build strength and endurance for labor, practice breathing techniques and positive affirmations, and ease pregnancy aches through movement and mindfulness. In postnatal yoga, we work to establish a loving connection with our new bodies, stretch, restore, and build strength.

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