Dr. Kristen Latona, the owner of Natural Pain Management and Wellness, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where she earned her BS and Masters in Public Health. She is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She has had extensive training in biomedical sciences, public health, nutrition and pediatrics. In practice, Dr. Latona-Brzezinski utilizes techniques including Diversified, Drop-Table, Flexion/Distraction, instrument adjusting, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT), and soft tissue (muscles and ligaments) techniques comprising of Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique (GT) and is certified for Webster Technique for pregnant women.
Dr. Latona is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), a group for chiropractors with a specialty in treating infants, children and pregnant women.
Nate graduated from the NY Institute of Massage in 2013 after a long career in corporate accounting and finance. His goal is to collaborate with you to reduce your pain and enhance your movement quality. He is certified as a personal trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has taken additional bodywork training in myofascial release and dermoneuromodulation. Other interests include family, fitness, learning and music.
Kristina Murray, born and raised in Buffalo, NY graduated from Clarence high school and in 2013 Buffalo State College with a BS in Fashion and Textile Technology with a concentration in Apparel Design, where she was magna cum laude. During her senior year at Buffalo State, she started her own small business focusing on apparel and accessory design and manufacture.
A practicing energy worker for the past 13 years, Kristina has attained her first level attunement in Usui Reiki and plans to attain Master level. She has experience with energy healing techniques using both hands-on and hands-off methods, as well as distance healing. The love of massage never left her, however, and in 2015 she decided that she would pursue massage as a career. After researching local options, she chose the New York Institute of Massage, where she learned many different techniques and modalities to aid her in her path as an agent of healing.
Cynthia Juhre, RN, has enjoyed a career that has spanned three continents and has explored the rigors of science and the medical profession from the Western tradition to the Eastern doxology found in an ashram in India. As a registered nurse, she held the positions of patient care coordinator (head nurse) at Monteifiore Hospital in NYC, staff nurse in cardiology at Sisters Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and a staff nurse in a private OB GYN practice in Buffalo. She has studied yoga in the United States and India and is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor since 2001 and certified in prenatal yoga since 2003. As a licensed massage therapist she has delivered a variety of massage therapies including hot stone, cranial-sacral, deep tissue, reflexology and pre-natal massage. She believes in many types of healing modalities, especially in the innate healing abilities of one's body. She loves teaching yoga because of the implicit connection between body, mind and breath. She believes that our body will tell us what it needs: we only need to "hear" that message. She has previously worked with extreme weight loss patients at The Biggest Loser Resort.
Erin has been a licensed massage therapist in the State of New York since 1997. She was trained at New York Institute of Massage in Buffalo, NY where she had received over 620 hours of massage training. She has been strictly practicing medical massage, working with doctors in the pain management field, physical therapists and chiropractors for the last 15 years.