Welcome to Leta Herman’s Alchemy Healing Center website. The clinic offices are in Northampton, MA.  Please click here to contact our office or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you and your family.

Leta Herman, CP-AOBTA®, LMT

Leta Herman is an author, Chinese Medicine practitioner, and co-founder of a new media company. She offers a wide range of energetic acupressure and Alchemy treatments based on the principles of ancient Chinese Medicine. Please see her Treatments page for more information on how she can help you and your family.

A former journalist and syndicated columnist, Leta has recently released three new books: The Energy of Love,Connecting Your Circle, and The Big “Little” Gua Sha Book.

“I have completed and continue to study advanced principles in Chinese Medicine with Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th Generation Daoist priest and Chinese Medicine master. I have been teaching the Five Elements for over fifteen years and have provided Five Element counseling to hundreds of individuals and couples. I am also a graduate of Eliot Cowan’s Plant Spirit Medicine studies program. I have studied intensively with well-known teachers and former students of J.R. Worsley, who brought Five Element Acupuncture to England in the 1960s. I also have a license in massage therapy and am certified in acupressure by the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (the AOBTA).

My acupressure practice is very unique and diverse, focusing on ancient Chinese healing practices that are largely unknown today in the Western culture. People travel from around the world to my clinic to do intensive Alchemical work with me. I also enjoy traveling upon request to help individuals, families, and their friends.”

To book a treatment with Leta,please call our office at 413-213-0303 or schedule an appointment online.

Jaye McElroy

Jaye McElroy is an author, business coach, photographer, and entrepreneur. McElroy combines her career in advertising, business, and writing with the Five Elements to help people manifest their true potential in life as a Five Elements Life Coach. She has recently released three new books: The Energy of Love,Connecting Your Circle, and The Big “Little” Gua Sha Book. She considers herself a humble student of life, love, her dog Dax, and of course the Five Elements.

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To book a Five Element coaching session with Jaye,please call our office at 413-213-0303 or schedule an appointment online.

Ana Bennett, LCMT

Ana has happily been in practice for over 20 years, treating people of all ages from babies to the elderly, using the craniosacral mechanism to help restore health and vitality. Her background is in the art and science of osteopathy.

“I trained in osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy in the UK, a four-year full time training, qualifying in 1991. I was in private practice in London for 15 years as a cranial osteopath; this also included a year working at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.”

“Since qualifying in 1991, I have undertaken extensive post-graduate training in working with the craniosacral mechanism both in the UK and USA, and I am now on the faculty of the main post-graduate training body for cranial osteopathy in Britain, the Sutherland Cranial College, and teach regularly in the UK. I am a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council in the UK, and an international affiliate member of the Cranial Academy. I have also trained extensively in the biodynamic approach to cranial, as taught by James Jealous, DO. I also hold the US-based Licensed Certified Massage Therapist(LCMT) certification.”

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To book a cranialsacral treatment with Ana, you may use Leta’s Online scheduling system…

Click HERE… or please call

Ana at 978-544-5225

or the office at 413-213-0303

Sarah Rauber, MA, L.Ac, Diplomate Ac.

Sarah offers both acupuncture and acupressure. This year, Sarah has been working with Leta to learn some of her unique and special techniques and is excited to partner with you to begin an exploration of a healthier, happier and more peaceful life through acupuncture and acupressure.

She has studied holistic healing, including massage and acupuncture, for over 15 years.  Sarah earned a Master’s of Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute of the Healing Arts (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health) where she honed her skills in Five Element Acupuncture.  She is nationally board certified, and licensed in Maryland and Massachusetts.

Sarah sees acupuncture as a powerful tool to help revitalize your spirit and ease physical symptoms.  There are common energetic blocks that can be released, and with acupuncture and acupressure, Sarah can gently help to free your body to let go of physical discomfort, depression and anxiety, sleep disturbances and much more.  After sessions, many people experience a renewed energy, a lightness of being and clear direction in their lives.

As an added dimension of her practice, Sarah is fluent in American Sign Language.  She has worked as a certified interpreter for over 30 years.  Interpreting has given her empathy for others and an ability to see things from someone else’s perspective, without judgment.  Sarah provides an open environment where people can feel free to discuss anything.

If you have been a client of mine (Leta’s) before, you have the option of having me consult with Sarah on your past treatments at the clinic. My goal is that your treatments (whether performed by me or Sarah) will be following a consistent treatment plan.

Sarah is in the office every Tuesday and can schedule other days as needed. To book a treatment with Sarah:

please call Sarah at (413) 801-0111or call the clinic at 413-213-0303or you may use Leta’s Online scheduling system if you already have a password… Click HERE.