Five years into being a neurotherapist, Brain Love Neurotherapy owner Lauren Haggerty said she believes almost everybody would benefit from a little brain brightening.
“There’s so much data in the brain, it’s like peeling back the layers of an onion,” said Haggerty, during a recent interview. “Once a person learns the patterns, it’s like learning the constellations.”
Haggerty is a board-certified neurotherapist who spent two decades as a physical therapist before getting into the field of neurotherapy. She said the purpose of neurotherapy is to regulate sections of the brain that might be working too fast or too slow.
Haggerty said neurotherapy has been around for decades, cycling in and out of popularity. She uses state-of-the-art neurotherapy equipment – a NeuroField X3000 Plus, which is a pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation device – designed to reduce stress and relax the body.
Haggerty said studies have shown pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation has been effective in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s disease.
Beginning with the mapping of the brain, Haggerty described her services as a robust process. She has to know where the bullies are before she can start regulating, she said.
“My job is to help a person’s brain. A patient’s job is to then take care of their brain,” said Haggerty, who then listed the brain-care basics of good hydration, exercise and diet. “I need food on board to push the brain around.”
Haggerty is quick to say she does not prescribe or use the maps to diagnose. They just point in a direction that can be explored, she said.
Haggerty said, at this point in time, her services are not covered by insurance. However, she thinks her prices – $1,375 for a before-and-after mapping of the brain, with 10 sessions – are reasonable.
Brain Love Neurotherapy also partners with licensed massage therapist Christine Holefelder to offer craniosacral and myofascial therapy for infants, children and adults.
Haggerty said Holefelder, who is based out of Brookhaven, Pa., is in the office once a month for her services.