What is Thermography (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging, aka DITI)?
Digital Infrared Thermal Imagining (DITI) is a highly accurate, non-invasive (no compression), no radiation test of physiology. Considered a preventative test to help monitor your breast and overall health.
A breast thermogram evaluates all areas of the breasts and regional lymph nodes and can detect subtle physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology (cancer, fibrocystic changes/estrogen dominance, lymph congestion, infection and vascular disease). ALL women can benefit but it is especially wonderful for women 25-40 as mammography is not usually recommended until 40 (1/3 of all breast cancers occur in women under 45), those with dense breast tissue, fibrocystic breasts and breast implants.
DITI can also aid in the diagnosis and prognosis for many conditions and injuries, including but not limited to: back injuries, Arthritis, Headache, Nerve Damage, Unexplained Pain, Fibromyalgia, Dental infection and TMJ, Artery inflammation, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Disc disease, Inflammatory pain, Skin Cancer, Sprain/Strain, Digestive disorders, as well as monitor therapy progress.
Thermography reports are read by licensed MDs (radiologists) who are also certified thermologists.
Rachel Mazzerelli, MS CCT
Whole Health Thermography
Rachel Mazzarelli was born with “healthy living in her blood”. Both her mother and grandmother were self described “health nuts” educating themselves about good nutrition and the importance of daily exercise long before it was popular. When Rachel was born, she became the recipient of their knowledge and healthy habits. These early lessons would become the building blocks of the philosophy she holds today about “whole health”.
Rachel studied business at the University of Hartford. While in college, her continued passion for healthy living inspired her to also become an aerobic instructor and personal trainer. After graduation, Rachel opened her own fitness business specializing in corporate wellness. She was able to combine her college degree in business and her passion for fitness by creating wellness programs for the employees of Texaco and Boehringer Ingelheim. During her time in corporate wellness, Rachel became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and obtained a master degree in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport which enabled her to offer a more in depth nutrition and stress-management component to her programs.
Armed with her corporate wellness experience and her back-to-basics philosophy for better health, Rachel launched her own practice in 2004, Whole Health LLC. Her desire was to teach clients how to listen to their own bodies while providing them with strategies and programs to address those needs.
True to her own self-care model, Rachel took a hiatus from Whole Health to be a full time parent during her children’s early years. It was during this time she started realizing how unknown thermography still was. Getting thermograms for almost a decade Rachel knew first hand its benefits for monitoring breast health. Wanting to offer this preventative tool to clients Rachel became a Certified Clinical Thermographer once her children were in school full time.
Rachel truly loves helping people find healthier living and believes a vital healthy life requires a 'whole health' approach encompassing sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress management, passions/activities, spirituality/positive attitude and relationships.