Pathways Holistic Center is a full service healing destination in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Our staff has worked closely with clients for nearly 20 years to restore health from within by cleansing, nourishing and transforming the way we live. Combining a variety of holistic healing methods, from Body Ecology to in-depth detoxification programs and nutritional consultation, we help shape a new path to reclaim life and become balanced & whole once again.

We also take great pride in specializing in prepared foods and other gourmet healthy eating options for our surrounding community. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite for lunch or looking to stock your fridge and pantry with natural, healthy ingredients, our selection of wraps, salads, sprouts, sea veggies, cultured veggies, soups, dressings and more are the perfect way to eat happy and healthy!

Sherry Wachter

Sherry is an RN, Certified Holistic Nurse, Certified Body Ecologist, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist  and instructor, Certified in Lifeline Technique, Healing Meals Creator, Certified Food Handler / Processor, studied the Ann Wigmore way, Maternal Child Nurse, Oncology Nurse, Master Nutritionist, Grief and Bereavement consultant.  Studied with Dr. Gary Young (Young Living Essential Oils) for vibrational healing with powerful oils.  Highly educated to teach others’ how to live off the land for self healing —  in many ways Sherry has been self taught and self healed of many medical diagnosis…  “let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”, Hippocrates –  Owner of Pathways Holistic Center in Emmaus PA

Let us assist in the creation of YOUR unique healing!

Lisa Umstead

A former client at Pathways, Lisa transformed her life to lose over 70 lbs. (and still going) and has now joined the team to work closely with other Pathways clients and visitors. Our resident food and produce go-to gal, well versed in nutrition and colon hydrotherapy.  If she doesn’t have the answer she’ll obtain it and get back to you!  Dedication to making an imprint in our world that matters, Lisa works alongside Sherry in every aspect of Pathways and for visits that require her caring touch.

Sheetal Contractor

Sheetal Contractor is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher whose mission since 2001 has been to assist and support her clients in feeling their highest potential of wellness and ease.  She includes a variety of massage modalities ranging from Cranio-Sacral Therapy and intentional touch to Thai Yoga massage and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi into each session.  Her yoga background also allows her to give “take home” suggestions to promote further tension relief in between massage sessions.  Sheetal’s goal is to always provide a wellness experience that is gentle, effective and supportive each individual’s unique healing journey.

Russell Afflerbach




Russell Afflerbach

Russell Afflerbach, NCMT, PDMT, is a Pfrimmer Therapist and a certified teacher and practitioner of the prestigious Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage. He is a nationally certified massage therapist and nationally certified instructor for both Thai Yoga Massage and Migraines and Headache Massage-Associated Muscles. 

As former owner and director of the Alburtis Neuromuscular Institute, Russell will use his nearly 10 years of experience to tailor your massage to best meet your personal needs. Russell’s mission is to improve his client’s quality of life by working with three massage techniques; Thai Yoga massage, Pfrimmer massage, and Lomi Lomi massage.




Our darling four year old buddy. You can see him playing outside and he absolutely loves visitors!