Matt founded the Heart of Bath Health Center with Julie Meyer in 2009 to provide acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in a safe and comfortable environment.

As a comprehensive system of health care, Traditional Chinese Medicine provides effective treatment for acute and chronic conditions such as, arthritis and joint pain, tendinitis, injuries, sciatica and low back pain, neck pain, headaches, digestive disorders, anxiety and depression, menstrual and menopausal disorders, insomnia, and fatigue.

Many health insurers now offer an acupuncture benefit. We are providers for Anthem, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Aetna, and the Veteran's Administration.


A mala is a garland of 108 beads used to count such things as the number of breaths taken while meditating or the number of times a mantra is recited. Malas are traditional tools used in the deeper practices of both Thai bodywork and yoga.

For us, a mala represents commitment, connection, and continuity, serving as an everyday reminder of our community and the tools available to cultivate health and happiness.

MALA ROOM WAS FOUNDED IN BATH, MAINE BY JESSICA DAFNI AND HELEN HUDSON IN OCTOBER 2016.