Dr. Hayden Henningsen is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He is the founder and clinical director at ActiveLife Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Dr. Hayden has over 4000 hours of education in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, training under world-renowned Chinese medicine practitioners, including Tom Bisio and Robert Doane. He practices Distal Needling Acupuncture, Medical Pulse Diagnosis, Tung-style Acupuncture, Japanese Meridian Therapy, Scalp Acupuncture, and Ear/Auricular Acupuncture. He also uses custom formulated Chinese herbal medicine, Moxibustion, Medical Massage/Tuina, fire-cupping, Gua Sha, Acupressure, Shoni-Shin, and Longevity Movement.
Katie is a master level social worker and is recognized as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. As a therapist, Katie’s goal is to assist clients in practicing the skills, discovering the strengths, and clarifying the values that empower them to live a meaningful and authentic life. Katie is a generalist and works with a variety of mental health concerns. Her special areas of interest include working with adolescents, college students, and adults facing challenges such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, relationship issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and life transitions. Katie received her B.S. in Social Work in 2013. She then relocated to NWA to work with individuals and communities on food justice issues. She went on to receive her Masters in Social Work from the University of Arkansas, completing her clinically focused internship at the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Alexis was introduced to Chinese medicine during her senior year at the University of Arkansas while working as an intern at ActiveLife. She has studied nutrition at the university and on her own for six years and is passionate about making dietary changes accessible and personal to individuals. She has worked with nutrition in the context of living with indigenous healers in South America, training with midwives in the U.S., teaching nutrition classes, and offering 1 on 1 coaching. She enjoys spending time in nature, experimenting with new foods, and fostering community around her.
Melody began her career in medicine by studying Massage Therapy in 2009. After finding that clients needed more support, she turned to Chinese Medicine for answers. She has over 3000 hours of training in Chinese Medicine with intensives in gynecology, herbal medicine, Tui-na, western orthopedics, pediatrics, 5 element acupuncture, and various microsystems such as hand and ear acupuncture. Her training at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts included study under Master Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Daoist priest from the Jade Purity School, Lao Tzu sect, and a 26th generation priest of the Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate sect. She enjoys specializing in treating pain and looks forward to sharing Chinese medicine with every new patient that discovers ActiveLife Acupuncture.
ACE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Movement & Rehab Specialist,
Jodi is an ACE Certified personal trainer. She has worked with people from ages 14 - 92 years of age. She loves the challenge of helping each unique individual finding his/her imbalance and correcting them. Her goal for you? FEEL AWESOME!!! We all need body movement, and it's important to figure out which is best for you! Her passion in life is sharing what she has learned over the last 15 years of exercise using traditional weight lifting, TRX suspension training, kettlebells, balance, mobility, flexibility and resistance training to encourage healthy joint and spinal alignment. She has completed R.A.D (Rape Aggression Defense) certification and would love to help you to find your RAWR and also teach basic self defense strategies. Her personal successes include her three daughters and finishing her 70.3 Ironman in Chattanooga, TN May 2019.
MS, EdS, LAC-Applicant
COO, Counseling Director
Rachel is the founder, director, and CEO of ActiveLife Counseling and the COO of ActiveLife Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Rachel’s life and therapeutic philosophy are built around promoting personal responsibility, embracing individual strengths, and discovering ways to help individuals live meaningful lives. Rachel has experience treating various mental health concerns, including high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, specific phobias, addiction, depression, and more. Rachel holds a Master of Science and Educational Specialist, both in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Harding University, where she continues to serve as the assistant editor in chief at the Journal of Graduate Education Research (JGER) and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. She received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. Rachel has research experience in social psychology, neuroscience, and the intersection of mental health and diet, in which she has published original research. *Please note, Rachel will only be offering life coaching until licensed as a counselor later this summer.*
Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist
William Hall, MMT provides a multi-dimensional interactive experience for his clients. William not only focuses on physical aspects of well-being, but also the mental, emotional, and spiritual. William specializes in:
William M Hall has been a massage therapist for over 15 years and has over 1100 hrs of education. William offers measurable results combining medical massage techniques with energetic modalities making the massage experience a truly holistic one. Most of William's clients come in with specific issues like pain, poor range of motion, or needing prehabilitation or rehabilitation. They come back because they recognize intrinsic benefits of his style. William works with people of all ages and stages of health, his youngest client was minutes old and his oldest is 102. His breadth of education and his years of experience make him an invaluable member of the ActiveLife team. William is a Master Massage therapist with certifications in Neuromuscular therapy, Deep tissue structural integration, Acupressure, pre and post natal massage, he has training in Cranial Sacral therapy, orthopedic massage, and is a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master. Visit goodwillmassage.com to book an appointment.