About | The Healing Roots


My passion in life is to help individuals heal. My purpose in life is to guide others on their healing journey and give them the tools they need to bring their body back into balance on a physical, mental and soul level. I believe everyone deserves a life filled with good health, it is absolutely essential and the most valuable thing we are given.

You deserve to speak your truth, be loved, find peace and feel great. I am here to help you. I value the body’s innate ability to heal and I believe in you. I will meet you where you are with compassion and empathy. We will collaborate and focus on your goals.

We will address root cause imbalances and utilize holistic and integrative approaches to support the body’s natural mechanisms to heal.

Eleni Ottalagana, RDN, LD and Reiki Master received a dual degree from the University Of New Hampshire in Nutrition-Dietetics and EcoGastronomy. Through this dual major, she explored the holistic nature of food and health through the integration of nutrition and sustainable agriculture while studying in New Hampshire and Italy.  

After her time abroad she completed her program by presenting a thesis on the topic of gut health and functional nutrition. After graduation, Eleni continued her studies and was accepted in a competitive program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to become a Registered Dietitian.

During this time and earlier on in her life, she struggled with autoimmunity and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Her will to lead a healthy life free of diagnoses and medications led her on a personal healing journey. Through a whole body approach with the guidance of other functional practitioners and healing modalities, Eleni brought her body back into balance. She maintains health and continues to heal through her lifestyle of spending time in nature, cooking, practicing yoga and surrounding herself with loving friends and family members.

Eager to spread this care and knowledge she worked in various job settings to help guide others. Eleni gained valuable experience while working at a functional medicine clinic called Austin UltraHealth, the clinic of Dr. Amy Myers. Shortly after, Eleni worked at a weight loss spa called Skyterra nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina as the Nutrition Director.  She has also worked with top doctors and leading experts in weight loss and obesity medicine.

Eleni has spent hours training with with Master Healers, Herbalists and Doctors throughout her career. She has studied internationally and worked nationally to learn and spread the message of true health and healing. 


  • Bachelor of Science Dual Degree in Dietetics and EcoGastronomy
  • Virginia-Tech Dietetic Internship
  • Reiki Level I & II
  • Reiki Master
  • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy Practitioner Courses
  • Integrative Health Coaching at Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine