Welcome to Element 7 Wellness.
Here, we believe in creating a safe space for you to share your healing journey with us. We offer services that help you maintain wellness in the midst of your busy life, including Counterstrain, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Intravenous Nutrient Therapy.
We are committed to helping you thrive!
Holly Christy, ND, LEAMP, CACI, JSCCI
Dr. Christy co-founded The Bridge Back Project in October of 2017 and is the principal investigator and executive director. She is passionate about providing a research-based treatment to help ease suffering for those who have suffered from post-traumatic stress injuries.
Dr. Christy has been trained in the highly specialized technique of Fascial Counterstrain by Tim Hodges, LMP, JSCCI, CACI, and Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI, both of whom have been pioneering an effort to expand the methodology of Counterstrain to effectively restore function to the fascial systems of the body: Visceral, Neural, Cranial/Dural, Musculoskeletal, Arterial, Venous, and Lymphatic. She is an instructor for the Counterstrain Academy and the Jones Institute, and a graduate and clinical adjunct faculty member of Bastyr University.
“Of all the modalities I’ve been exposed to in my career, Counterstrain is the most evolved and astoundingly powerful. Counterstrain is based in science and applied anatomy, and through it, we are able to reach inside the body and restore function with very little effort. One patient described it as ‘invisible surgery’ – an apt description for this outstanding technique.”
A lifelong Washingtonian, Dr. Christy earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington, Master of Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She has been in practice since 2000.
Rachel Harmon, ND, LAEMP
Naturopathic Physician, Licensed Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine practitioner
Dr. Rachel Harmon is the Resident Physician at Element 7 Wellness, and serves as the Research Coordinator for the Bridge Back Project. Rachel is passionate about working with patients to achieve their optimal wellness by removing obstacles to cure and establishing “foundations of health” – structural integrity, environmental health, nourishment, movement, stress-management, sleep hygiene, and spiritual and emotional well-being . She relies heavily on the Principles of Naturopathic Medicine and the Therapeutic Order, while integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fascial Counterstrain, IV therapy, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Kinesio Taping, and Western Diagnostic modalities for a truly individualized treatment approach.
A native to Western Washington, Dr. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. Rachel has taken all of the offered Fascial Counterstrain classes through the Jones Institute, three mastery programs with Counterstrain Academy, and continues to practice counterstrain under the mentorship of Dr. Holly Christy. She has been practicing medicine since 2020.
Prior to pursuing her advanced degrees, Rachel spent time working as a Child and Maternal Health Intern for Kore Timoun in Léogâne, Haiti, and remains a lifelong advocate of global and community health. During medical school, Rachel sought out a variety of extra-curricular experiences to enrich her didactic and clinical education including volunteering as a student clinician with downtown Seattle’s Alternative Healthcare Access Campaign, serving with Natural Doctors International in Ometepe, Nicaragua, completing a botanical field study in Costa Rica, conducting a collaborative research study with Bastyr University, Sea Share, and the YWCA on dietary seafood intake with cooking classes and lipid levels in resource-poor households, working as a research assistant to Dr. Laurie Mischley on Parkinson’s Disease, immersive learning of Kneipp Hydrotherapy and Botanical Medicine in Germany, studying Crevasse and Mountain Rescue with the Mountaineers, and participating in Bastyr’s Ragnar Trail Running Relay Team.
Rachel lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys mountain biking, splitboarding, cycling, trail running, rock climbing, mountaineering, foraging, painting, and cooking with her family and partner Gregory.
Nettie McHenry, Clinic Manager
Nettie came to work for us in August 2019. She comes to us with a background in accounting, billing, medical office experience, and many years working with the public.
With her many skills and experience she keeps the clinic running smoothly, always with a smile & eagerness to take on new tasks. She is friendly and compassionate and has been a great addition to our team.
When Nettie is not at the clinic, she and her husband love to take on outdoor projects in their yard, as well as camp, exploring Washington state and beyond. Her Daughter’s family live on Bainbridge Island, who she visits often. Her favorite (four-legged) friend is her Vizsla, Archer, whom she loves to explore with throughout our beautiful County trails.