Mindful Roots Mission Statement
The formation of Mindful Roots stemmed from a fun and collaborative project initiated by three
forward thinking female physicians. Our diverse backgrounds make for the foundation (and thus roots)
of our practice. Our mindful and careful consideration on what we want to bring to our community is
the basis behind our mission.
Our primary focus with our new adventure stems from the identified need in our community to
provide both a safe and secure space, in addition to time, to discuss sensitive subject matter. Our goal is
to create an open atmosphere to talk about body image, sexual and pelvic health without judgment. The
current focus will be with urinary incontinence, pelvic floor relaxation, core strength, body image, and
overall wellness. HOW WE CARRY and FEEL about ourselves. We have some exciting tools that we hope
will help you.
We are very excited to announce that we are the FIRST practice IN MAINE to provide EMSELLA, technology based on
HIFEM (High- Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic ) energy that produces deep pelvic floor contractions and strengthening.
This has been FDA approved for both urge and stress incontinence for woman AND men. An exciting alternative (or addition) to the
current options of physical therapy, pessaries, medications, or surgery. This works!! It has been found to
be 95% effective and can change your life! Imagine being able to move, cough, laugh, run, and not to
worry about pads, odor, embarrassment or shame. Babies, life, and time... Most of us have been
affected by incontinence. And it does not stop at the bladder. All of our organs rely on the strength of
our pelvic floor, there are many potential benefits to this therapy. As ob-gyns and family practice
physicians we cannot tell you how passionately we feel about this cause.
In addition to the pelvic floor another very important (and again forgotten) aspect to our overall
health is our muscle core. How we breathe, stand, and carry ourselves depend on our core strength. To
help address this need we are excited to provide the EMSCULPT. Using the same technology discussed
previously, this machine focuses primarily on three different treatment areas, rectus muscles, glutes,
and thighs. In addition to muscle strength, the Emsculpt also offers fat reduction. A final treatment
modality is for Rectus diastasis (separation of the abdominal wall secondary to pregnancy) - a huge and
frustrating problem not fixed by routine exercise, or requiring invasive surgery. The EMSCULPT therapy
has shown significant improvement with this issue. The before and after results for all treatment areas
In the end we feel this technology is SAFE (no adverse side effects)* and marries FORM and
FUNCTION. Something we all believe in. The Emsella and Emsculpt are just the beginning for us. Many
great ideas and thoughts are in process for our future. We look forward to meeting and growing with
*Some patients are not candidates for therapy (metal implants/ pacemakers/ some medical issues)
therefore please fill out and review our health questionnaire prior to your consult.
Rana Daniel DO, Catherine Krouse DO, and Lisa Parsons DO