Towncrest Natural Health Clinic

Towncrest Natural Health Clinic is a group of highly trained and experienced practitioners who provide a variety of natural health services, which include Massage, Upledger Cranio-sacral therapy, Trager Bodywork, Healing Touch and Energy Therapy, Reiki, Feng Shui, Reflexology, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial therapy, and more. Each of the people working in this clinic represents excellence in their field, and practice with integrity and professionalism. We are blessed to have this group offering services in the same clinic with Laura Christensen and Acupuncture of Iowa.

Each individual practices independently and schedules their own appointments. To contact a practitioner, call Acupuncture of Iowa at (319)341-0031 and their contact information will be shared.

Nancy Lincoln, LMT
Nancy is an experienced professional massage therapist who brings many years of work with clients and a charming, enthusiastic and warm personality to her practice.

Virginia Dreier, LMT
Virginia was educated at the East West School of Integrative Healing arts in Iowa City. Her thoughtful approach, understanding of musculoskeletal problems, and creative problem solving, along with her ability to work in a way that is sensitive and caring, provide an excellent experience for her clients.

Sandy Kemp, MA
Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Reiki I & II, 
Essential Energy and Quantum-Touch Practitioner

“Energy Therapy restores the body’s energies. The body’s restored energies aid healing.”

Sandy uses Healing Touch, Reiki, Essential Energy and Quantum-Touch to restore the body’s energies. Sessions include assessment of the client’s energy centers and biofields followed by relaxing, therapeutic sessions based on mutually agreed goals.

Sandy is an Iowa City native and graduate of the University of Iowa. She worked for a number of years as a special educator with the Iowa City Community School District. She’s a member of Healing Beyond Borders and of American Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

Amber Thunell, Certified Trager® Practitioner
Amber brings to her clients and sessions a long history of movement exploration.  Amber received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance from the renowned program at the University of Utah and took her diverse studies of movement to New York City, where she continued to dance and began a passionate personal journey of healing and wellness.

Having suffered years of pain and numbness in her back due to an injury, Amber fervently sought modalities of bodywork that could address the body as a dynamic whole and offer effective ways to create positive and lasting change. It was through the fusion of easy movement, gentle and supportive touch, and increased awareness experienced during Trager sessions that Amber was able to find relief and possibility for a freer and more positive reality.

A style of bodywork rooted in movement, the Trager Approach engages the body in qualities of relaxation that support harmony and a deep letting go.  The cumulative nature of Trager helps to ease pain, reduce stress, increase mobility and balance, release habitual tension patterns and compensations, and improve athletic performance.  For more information or to request an appointment with Amber, please visit

Traci Davis
Reflexology, Reiki & Feng Shui
Traci began training in Reflexology in 2013 and opened her practice in November 2015. She received her training in Reiki Levels I and II in 2010 and her Master Teacher training during the summer of 2011. She received her Feng Shui Certification training from James Jay at Feng Shui Designs. Traci is a member of the International Feng Shui Guild.

“I love to learn and help people. I am grateful that I am able to use my talents to heal others and create environments that promote harmony.”

Janiece Piltingsrud, LISW
Good mental health and good physical health go hand in hand for enjoying life’s journey. Janiece has been providing psychotherapy services for 15 years to assist clients with developing good mental health. She uses an eclectic mix of techniques and theories to meet the Client where s/he is today and to assist in their movement forward to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

Adults age 19-90 come to work on symptoms of depression, anxiety, bi-polar, trauma, grief and loss. Sometimes help is needed with relationship issues, stage of life issues, or coping with life in general.

She has a BA from Luther College, MA in SCI from Maharishi University of Management, and MSW from University of Iowa. Licensed by the State of Iowa, with LISW.

Appointments Tues – Fri,  10 am – 4 pm.  319-930-5410
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare accepted. Sliding scale fee by arrangement.

Carl Gillman, DC
Carl graduated of Palmer College of Chiropractic, combines specialized training in upper cervical adjusting with an emphasis on evaluation and adjustment based on discreet results from testing. This produces very good outcomes in his patients. He utilizes a wide variety of approaches and techniques, but is known for his careful and comprehensive work.

John Westefeld, PhD

John  is a retired professor of psychology from the University of Iowa. He provides individual psychotherapy.