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Affordable acupuncture medical massage, thai massage, and hot stone therapy provided in an 90 minute healing experience for the whole body

Centered Wellness

Our Mission:

Centered Wellness provides acupuncture, medical massage, and Chinese Medical to the Albuquerque community.  In its aspiration to augment community wellness and provide individuals with an affordable, holistic course of medical treatment, Centered Wellness interweaves acupuncture with bodywork. Through incorporating dry-needling, trigger point therapy, Shiatsu, Thai-yoga massage, hot stone therapy, and deep tissue massage, Centered Wellness harnesses the healing quality of touch while relying on the practices of time-tested healing traditions.

Centered Wellness is a great option for those who love the benefits of acupuncture but also need a good massage. Centered Wellness is the ideal choice for individuals that want find a path to conquering their ailments which also involves promoting a harmony of body, mind, and spirit. Our commitment is to build community wellness one treatment at a time and whenever necessary, to do so even if that means going above and beyond what your health insurance plan will cover. Centered Wellness views the maintenance of one’s health as an intricate and multi-faceted exercise; we simply want to put you in charge of it.

Diseases and conditions have been shown to be treated effectively by acupuncture

World Health Organization


Centered Wellness

D.Valore Medical Massage & Oriental Therapies provides:


is the stimulation of specific acupuncture points along the skin of the body involving various methods such as penetration by thin needles or the application of heat, pressure, or laser light. Clinical practice varies depending on the country. Traditional acupuncture involves needle insertion, moxibustion, and cupping therapy.

According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture can effectively treat: low back pain, hypertension, sciatica, tennis elbow, knee pain, TMJ, post-operative pain, RA, nausea and vomiting, and more. Centered Wellness treats many different conditions by utilizing acupuncture along with Chinese herbal medicine and other therapies.

Myofascial release

a form of soft-tissue manipulation that works to directly lengthen the fascial system of the body. Fascia is a connective tissue that envelops skeletal muscle, while covering, connecting, and supporting most structures of the body. The fascia can become restricted due to over-use, repetitive motion, long-standing muscle tension imposed by postural influences, trauma, and other factors. These fascial restrictions can develop locally in the body, contributing to the formation of “trigger points,” and can restrict particular myofascial pathways, or tracts, of the body. Such restrictions of the connective tissue lead to inflammation, reduced circulation of blood and lymph fluid in any given body region; in turn, this restriction of the fascial system leads to the development of pain and tension in the body.

Myofascial and Trigger point therapies are key components of the Centered Wellness treatment approach. When treating numerous conditions, releasing fascial restrictions affords the recipient greater range of motion, enhanced flexibility, improved blood and lymph circulation, decreased inflammation, and reduced pain. Centered Wellness combines acupuncture with myofascial release and deep-tissue massage in order to eliminate pain and tension from multiple levels of the various tissues of the body. This strategy of addressing both superficial and deeper levels of the body causes the effects of a Centered Wellness treatment to last longer and for this therapy to release more tension in less time.

Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbology is the theory of traditional Chinese herbal therapy, which accounts for the majority of treatments in traditional Chinese medicine.

Chinese Herbal Medicine- Numerous Chinese herbs can effectively be used to reduce various types of pain. The vast majority of these Chinese herbs do not have the side effects that are commonly experienced when taking pharmaceutical analgesics. Chinese herbs are used to treat many different conditions and are particularly beneficial when used in combination with acupuncture.

Hot stone massage

Hot stone therapy is wonderful for people that tend to feel chilled or have cold hands and feet. The application of hot stones is also a very useful way of initiating any type of massage. Hot stones help the muscles to fully relax, and after the affected areas have been sufficiently warmed with the stones, the fascia and skeletal muscle tissue in these regions become more amenable to receiving deeper therapeutic massage.

Centered Wellness uses hot stones to promote whole-body relaxation and to painlessly administer a therapeutic massage that will afford patients lasting results.

Thai-yoga massage

Thai massage is a system of massage and manipulation developed in Thailand, and influenced by the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia, as well as by yoga.

Thai-yoga massage is a helpful component of any treatment. Using passive stretching while incorporating other techniques, such as hot stone or myofascial release, allow for a deeper release of restricted fascia. Thai-yoga
massage techniques interweaved in Centered Wellness treatment with acupuncture and myofascial release gives patients long-lasting relief from chronic muscle tension and other types of body pain.


is a manipulative therapy developed in Japan and incorporating techniques of anma (Japanese traditional massage), acupresure, stretching, and Western massage. Shiatsu involves applying pressure to special points or areas on the body in order to maintain physical and mental well being, treat disease, or alleviate discomfort. This therapy is considered holistic because it attempts to treat the whole person instead of a specific medical complaint. All types of acupressure generally focus on the same pressure points and so-called energy pathways, but may differ in terms of massage technique. Shiatsu, which can be translated as finger pressure, has been described as needle-free acupuncture.

Centered Wellness uses shiatsu as a non-insertive form of acupuncture. Shiatsu and acupressure are perfect alternatives for those that want the benefits of acupuncture but do not want their skin to be punctured with thin acupuncture needles. Shiatsu and acupressure are modalities based on the same meridian theory as acupuncture and are also very effective for reducing pain.

Sports massage therapy

is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

For more information about the background and experience of D.V.M.M.O.T. click here for Dr. Valore ‘ s curriculum vitae.


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Centered Wellness, the offices and clinic of Dr. Dante Valore D.O.M., M.S.O.M.,dipl.-O.M., M.A.E.C., L.M.T.

605 Monroe St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110


Business Hours

Monday9:00 AM7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM7:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM5:00 PM
ThursdayPlease call to schedule.505-814-1899
Friday9:00 AM6:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM6:00 PM
Sunday11:00 AM6:00 PM

*Closing time signifies the time that the last treatment of the day may be booked.

**Cancellations must be made with 24 hours notice or there is a $50 fee. Please send an email using the form above.


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