Clinical Massage Therapy

We believe massage should have results. While all massage therapy has truly wonderful relaxation benefits, our clinical or medical massage gets positive outcomes, such as: - accelerated healing of injuries - lasting pain relief - increased flexibility of joints - sustainable reduction of stress and anxiety - healthy blood pressure - a more resilient immune system. ​Massage is medicine,... Read More

We believe massage should have results. While all massage therapy has truly wonderful relaxation benefits, our clinical or medical massage gets positive outcomes, such as:
- accelerated healing of injuries
- lasting pain relief
- increased flexibility of joints
- sustainable reduction of stress and anxiety
- healthy blood pressure
- a more resilient immune system.

​Massage is medicine, and we can help. And in case you didn't already know: it feels GREAT.


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture is an elegant, efficient and effective way of establishing balance and flow in the body. Acupuncture points on the surface of the body have references in the internal organs and other regions in the body, some local and others far from the actual point. It is a system developed over thousands of years and acupuncture has persisted and thrived all this time for a simple reason: IT ... Read More

Acupuncture is an elegant, efficient and effective way of establishing balance and flow in the body. Acupuncture points on the surface of the body have references in the internal organs and other regions in the body, some local and others far from the actual point. It is a system developed over thousands of years and acupuncture has persisted and thrived all this time for a simple reason: IT WORKS. One of the beauties of acupuncture is that we work WITH your body, rather than against it; we harness your own healing capacity and direct this native energy to wherever it is required.

Additionally, Chinese medicine will consider remedies with herbal formulas, as well as nutritional plans, massage and body work, and instruction in meditation and other forms of personal cultivation.

Perhaps best known for treating pain, swelling and movement difficulties, acupuncture can treat the entire range of human suffering, including (but hardly limited to) the following:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Fibromyalgia
- Emotional distress and depression
- Constipation
- Diarrhea
- Digestive problems
- Insomnia
- Asthma and COPD
- Recovery from cancer care
- Infertility
- Colds and flu
- Skin conditions
- Menstrual difficulties
- Allergies
- Immunity
- Endocrine dysfunction
- Post-surgical care
- Sexual dysfunction
- Dizziness
- Sinus problems
- Anxiety and depression
- High blood pressure
- Addiction (smoking, alcoholism, and more)
And perhaps most importantly:
- Preventive care


Seamus Kennedy, LAc LMT

Seamus is a healer. His primary aims are to:

  • make you feel better, physically-mentally-emotionally
  • treat the root cause of your pain or illness
  • empower you to make effective choices to assist your recovery
  • inspire insight into your natural healing capacity and spiritual depth

Seamus is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist. As owner-founder and guiding influence of Live Well Upstate, Seamus is committed to providing you with simply the very best drug-free care available. Using the scientific healing arts of acupuncture, personalized herbal prescriptions, clinical massage therapy, nutrition and mindfulness therapy, in addition to several other modalities such as cupping and moxibustion, Seamus partners with his patients and clients on the road to well-being and recovery.

Seamus studied for six years in Portland, Oregon, at the National University of Natural Medicine, the oldest naturopathic medical school in the United States. Seamus had access to the best training of Classical Chinese medicine in the country. Working under Dr. Youping Qin as a close student, teaching assistant, and clinical intern, Seamus trained heavily in sports and trauma medicine from a Chinese perspective. A committed meditator for over 25 years, Seamus brings a relaxed, compassionate approach to his clinical work. In addition, Seamus has worked alongside chiropractors, nurses, medical doctors and naturopaths to provide optimal natural medical care.

From sports injuries to infertility, digestive complaints to the common cold, everyday stress to cancer recovery, Seamus uses the gifts of his teachers and experiences to get at the root of the problem, treat the acute situation and keep an eye to your long-term care, and allow you to feel a whole lot better in the meantime! In both assessment and treatment, Seamus never forgets the guiding phrase of Live Well: “The patient is the healer, we assist that healing”. Together, we can assist and guide that process to swift and satisfying completion.

Please join Seamus in the clinic for expert natural medical care, and upstairs for regular classes in meditation. He loves meeting new people!

Seamus is a native Upstate New Yorker, Elmiran and Southside High School graduate. After many years away, exploring the world and being humbled by the depth and breadth of human experience, he has been guided back home. He is proud to be part of the rebirth of Elmira, and is enjoying participating in the new sense of community and stewardship in our great little city!

Seamus Kennedy, LAc LMT Seamus is a healer. His primary aims are to: make you feel bette... Read More

Maya Hayes, LMT

In massage sessions with Maya, you will find a rare sincerity of purpose and integrity of skill. Healing, relaxation and pain-reduction are Maya’s gifts for you. No matter your condition, acute or chronic or preventive, Maya gives you care you can trust, in a session designed especially for you, the individual client. Maya listens, communicates and gives you the best massage available. Depth of character combines with profound skill, just for you.

Maya is a graduate of Finger Lakes school of Massage, where she excelled in both academic performance and mastery of massage therapy. She also leads a youth group at her church, developing life skills in young girls such as respect and reverence while teaching them biblical principles to live by. Maya puts every ounce of her self into what she loves, and you will love your session with her!

Maya Hayes, LMT ​ In massage sessions with Maya, you will find a rare sincerity of purpose ... Read More

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