Our Story

Mainestream Wellness in Cape Elizabeth, Maine is dedicated to empowering individuals with mind-body medicine and restoring this practice back into our mainstream healthcare. We are creating a world-class wellness center where authorities in physics, psychology, medicine, nutrition, meditation, Thai Chi, Yoga, and other energetic arts and sciences will run classes, seminars, and events demonstrating how to utilize the mind to restore balance in both physical and non physical states. We believe that by combining the strengths of both allopathic and mind-body medicine improves health, reduces costs and generates better outcomes. 


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Mainestream Wellness was created by Dr. Shaw Sprague, a Systems Therapist with active practices in Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine. Dr. Sprague (known to most as Dr. Shaw) has long been fascinated with how unconscious energy patterns influence the mind, body, and spirit. His interest in complementary medicine began when he became involved with Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camp for terminally-ill children. Through integrating his knowledge of psychology, mind-body treatments, and art therapy, Dr. Sprague has cultivated a deep understanding of how to empower individuals to lead healthy, creative, and fulfilling lives.

After earning a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Boston University and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology from California Graduate Institute, he studied Traditional Chinese Medicine’s "Art and Science of Energetic Medicine." By combining Carl Jung’s theories of in-depth psychology with traditional Chinese medicine’s notions concerning the subconscious mind, Dr. Sprague created a highly advanced and authentic mind-body healing system. This system is trans-rational, not governed by limitations of logic, but connected to the unlimited power of the collective unconscious mind and non-perceptible energy or Chi that has been shown to promote wellness, prevent disease, extend life, and restore balance in mind, body, and soul.

In the year 2000, Dr. Shaw began studying with Tom Tam at the Chinese Cultural Institute in Boston, learning how Tong Ren heals physical and non physical diseases. In these past several years, Dr. Shaw has been utilizing Tom Tam’s healing system by running healing classes, seminars, and teaching individual clients how to access the creative and innate healingpower of their mind to open physical and non-physical blockages.