Stephanie Gordon, M.S L.Ac
Founder, Co-Owner, Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist
Although many may consider what owner Stephanie Gordon does to be alternative, she swears by the integrative healing powers of acupuncture therapy. In fact, she credits acupuncture for helping to cure her from the debilitating migraines that she suffered from almost throughout her entire life. Gordon did not initially seek out treatment due to her headaches, but rather to confirm for a prenatal doula client whether the therapy hurt. After testing it out, she found, on the contrary, that not only was acupuncture not painful, but that it could be used to treat a wide-variety of chronic symptoms both related and unrelated to pregnancy, setting her on the journey to further her education and become a licensed acupuncturist herself.
Her experience working in the health and wellness field ranges from her early days as a birthing doula to her current abilities to treat patients through her knowledge of herbs, nutrition, massage, mindfulness meditation and exercise. Gordon worked as an independent contractor at a few different clinics before eventually founding Sacred Dunes. Currently, her focus is on blending Eastern and Western medicinal approaches in order to allow others to have a similar experience in finding relief from their everyday ailments. Gordon stresses the ability of acupuncture to serve as both a standalone treatment, or an effective companion to a patient’s health care plan.
In addition to running her practice, Gordon is the Health and Wellness Coordinator and teacher at The Social and Learning Institute (a non-profit organization that works with adults with developmental disabilities,) a member of the Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce, and Uptown Arts District Mainstreet Association. She specializes and has a great interest in treating: chronic pain, autoimmune disorders, digestive issues, women's health, and oncology.
Gordon holds bachelor’s degrees in nutrition and education; as well as a master’s degree in traditional Oriental medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. She is honored for Sacred Dunes to be a staple in the Michigan City community, offering safe and integrative medicine.
Lindsay Negrelli-Gawat, LMT
Co-Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist
From a young age, Lindsay Negrelli-Gawat has always had a passion for helping people; however, it was not until her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer and turned to massage therapy to manage her pain that Lindsay realized she this could become a career for her. Soon after, she too turned to massage to help manage on-going, daily aches and pains and was instantly hooked. This began her journey to study and complete her certification in massage therapy from the Soma Institute of Chicago in 2008, and she has not looked back since.
While her initial draw to the profession was not linked to women’s health, Negrelli-Gawat has quickly found this to be her passion. After her first pregnancy and subsequent childbirth she learned firsthand how truly beneficial a regular massage routine can throughout the duration of one’s pregnancy, and she spreads that message both throughout Sacred Dunes and the community organizations that she partners with. While she stresses the importance of massage to aid pregnancy and post-partum related ailments, her expertise does not stop there, as she is versed in techniques including (but not limited to): Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Strain-Counterstrain, Warm Bamboo, Hot Stone Massage, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, and Sports Massage. She has seen success in treating patients suffering from a variety of common medical conditions, and believes in the power of massage to pair with a client’s current plan of care.
When she is not assisting others on their journey to health and wellness, Lindsay enjoys spending time at the local beaches, hiking, volunteering, or doing anything that involves her husband and two children. Her family are avid lovers of Disney World, and make it a point to get away whenever they can.
Dr. Greg Golden, DAOM, LAc., DiplOM
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Doctor Greg Golden is a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and board certified herbalist. As a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, he has achieved the highest board certification granted by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for practicing a full scope of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Golden received his clinical doctoral degree and training from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine after completing a total of 6 years of graduate and post-graduate training and clinical work. He graduated summa cum laude with a Masters of Science and Oriental Medicine degree (MSOM) from the National University of Health Sciences, one of only a handful of integrated research University clinics where multiple modalities of medicine (including Naturopathy, Oriental Medicine, Chiropractic, and clinical massage and body work) are all administered under one roof.
Dr. Golden treats all non-emergency related states of imbalance- physical, emotional, and otherwise but his passion is to treat those who feel under mental and/or emotional disarray of some kind. This also includes individuals who have embarked on a spiritual journey but have somehow lost their way. His main modalities of medicine are herbs, acupuncture (and its related accessory techniques such as cupping and moxa), and consciousness balancing with psychological kinesiological techniques or PK.
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
As a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Lauryn Ulam provides professional lactation support by assessing, counseling, advocating, and creating a care plan that is tailored to the family’s specific needs and goals. She has completed over 100 hours of formal lactation specific education and is always pursuing additional training and knowledge. Lauryn’s personal breastfeeding experiences have fostered a passion for helping families navigate the difficult situations and celebrate the successes of their unique circumstances.
In addition to her work as a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Lauryn co-founded a Breastfeeding USA chapter for LaPorte County and surrounding areas, which offers free ongoing evidence based peer support and general breastfeeding and lactation education.
Denise Morris, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Denise studied massage at the American College of Massage and has been practicing for over 20 years. She has additional training in prenatal massage and Myan uterine massage and uses Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities such as cupping, moxibustion, and guasha in her treatments. Her goal is to empower others to function at their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit.
In addition to her work, Denise is a mother of three and loves spending time gardening, hiking, and going on beach adventures with her family. She is passionate about natural and holistic medicine and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.