Winter Wellness Fair

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Here is the line up of Practitioner Talks at CWH Winter Wellness Fair

*11:30- Learn seated massage techniques for every day benefit, Antje Roitzsch LMT, Shiatsu, and Phenomenal TouchTM Master

Practitioner and Instructor will show you how to incorporate massage into your daily life. During this talk you will learn both, to give and receive seated massage. These simple techniques will help you shed the stress of the day.
We will be using regular chairs and be dressed in comfortable clothing.

*Noon- Mind-Body Medicine, Barbara Davis, LCSW, and Alison

Faulkingham, MD, will present the fundamentals of Mind-Body Medicine and demonstrate how these fundamentals can play a central role in health and self- care. The techniques introduced in this lecture will be expanded upon in an upcoming group they are offering at Camden Whole Health this March.

*12:30-Shiatsu Self Massage and Meridian Stretches, Michele

DiGirolamo LMT, will demonstrate and instruct techniques useful in shiatsu self massage as well as guide you in meridian stretches you can implement in any daily practice.

*1:00-Acupressure and Stress Relief, Amy Jenner M.Ac, Dipl. OM, L.Ac, will teach techniques of acupressure for yourself and others that will help

promote relaxation.

*1:30-Somatic Meditation, Willow Hall, LMT, Holistic Health Coach, and Yoga Instructor, will give a brief introduction of Somatic Meditation and then guide participants through a series of simple exercises designed to improve our understanding of the impact of posture and breathing on our emotions. This

mini-workshop is appropriate for people of all abilities – no prior meditation experience needed.

*2:00-Personalized medicine-how genetics is leading the charge to individualize care, Dr. Deb Moskowitz, ND, Founder of Camden

Whole Health, Ever feel like your body doesn’t respond quite the same way as others? Have sensitivities to medications? Diets that work for others aren’t working for you? Recent advances in genomics is opening a whole new field of medicine- that which is tailored to the individual based on their unique genetic code in addition to environmental factors and current health status.

*2:30– note- this talk is canceled

An Apothecary in Your Pocket: 10 Essential Homeopathic Remedies for Daily Life, Kelly Callahan CCH, Concentric Healing

Homeopathy, will introduce the basic principles of homeopathic medicine, review 10 essential remedies, and answer your questions about this time-tested modality. Learn effective, natural and gentle treatment for: head injury, grief and shock, fever, headache, bumps bruises and injuries, tick bites and stings, hangovers, flu, and food poisoning. Kelly especially encourages those who have long been confused by homeopathy, or have tried with no results.

*3:00-Essential Oil origins and Safe Use, Nancy Lubin, Certified Aromatherapist, will explain where Essential Oils come from, how they differ from other “oils”, and how to use them safely. She will discuss using dilution guidelines to determine what application methods are best for your desired outcome.

*3:30- Breast Cancer Research Review: Preventing Recurrence Naturally, Dr. Barbara MacDonald, ND, LAc, CranioSacral Therapist and the author of The Breast Cancer Companion: A

Complementary Care Manual, 3rd ed. will answer questions and share the latest research on lifestyle choices we can make to significantly reduce the risk of recurrence of breast cancer.

 

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In Safe Hands | Massage and PTSD

Here is a repost for an article from the Massage Therapy Journal on Massage therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

I currently am reading a lot on the collaborative approaches of psychotherapy and massage therapy.  More about that later. I am thrilled to see an article in the Massage Therapy Journal addressing possible treatment for clients that have suffered trauma. Here is an excerpt of the article with a link to the whole story:

…….For clients with PTSD seeking massage therapy, Fitch believes working through their trauma history with an experienced psychologist or psychotherapist is a must. “If clients with PTSD seek massage therapy before they have done some reflection with a psychotherapist, they could be at risk of worsening their symptoms, becoming triggered by the touch, or feeling depressed or angry,” she explains.

How Can Massage Therapy Help?

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According to Fitch, some of the massage therapist’s most powerful tools come from how the massage therapy session itself is handled, from the informed consent and opportunity for a client to ask questions that start each session to the therapist’s ability to respond to the individual’s needs during a session, whether that’s stopping altogether, changing positioning or adapting levels of pressure. “All of these actions ensure that clients are safe and know they can stop the treatment at any time, providing them a safe environment to experience touch,” she explains.

Massage therapists can also provide clients with self-care strategies to help prolong the positive benefits achieved, not only in massage therapy sessions, but with other integrative treatment approaches as well. “People who have been traumatized are no longer at home in their bodies,” Fitch says. “Massage therapists can teach clients safe and effective ways of self-soothing and stress management.”……….

Read the whole article- Source: In Safe Hands | Massage Therapy Journal

Give the Gift of Nurturing

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Give the Gift of

Relaxation, Compassion, Tenderness, Healing,

Time for Self, Nurturing, Soothing

With a Gift Certificate for a Phenomenal Touch Massage

by Antje Roitzsch

As part of the “buy Local” movement, each gift certificate includes a hot stone massage, $ 20 Value

call Antje Roitzsch to reserve your gift certificate:

542-4285, or email: info@HealingArtsMaine.com

91 Elm St. Camden, at Camden Whole Health

or go to this link and get a gift card online: Gift Cards

follow the ONLINE Store to gift cards

 

Open Studio Invitation

Come and join us on May 24, Tuesday from 2-5 pm

Antje Roitzsch has joined the Wellness team at “Camden Whole Health” with her Phenomenal Touch™ massage practice “Healing Arts Maine”.

To introduce herself in the new space, she will offer free 15 min. sessions on Tuesday May 24 from 2-5.

P1060180Antje will add to the center her enthusiasm for helping clients build a relationship with their bodies that is rooted in love, respect, honor and trust.

Antje brings her ability and talent as a sculptor to the massage table, giving her the sensibility to touch and work the tissue of the body like clay. She listens with her hands in a three-dimensional, sculptural way.

“I love being the bridge for people to live in their body with greater joy.”

She is especially excited to join a team of wellness practitioners, where it will be possible to offer treatments that complement each other, giving clients support from different angles. For example, if a client is working on shedding old behavior patterns with a counselor, those patterns are also reflected in the muscle tissue of the body. Antje will support the client in releasing those old patterns and create spaciousness for new movements to emerge, giving the client a full mind body opportunity to change.

Besides the well-known benefits of massage, such as maintaining comfort & mobility and dissolving tension & stress, Antje offers support during life transitions. This also may include releasing old trauma, building trust, raising self-esteem, adjusting postural patterns or restoring the body after illness.

To reserve a special timeslot for the free 15 min. introduction call Antje at 542-4285 or check out her website for more information: HealingArtsMaine@wordpress.com

restoring adrenal balance

The Women to Women in Yarmouth approach to restoring adrenal balance:

Diet – The first and most important step to restore adrenal balance is following our dietary Guidelines:

  • What you eat counts! We recommended eating three meals and two snacks every day. Food has a very powerful impact on how you feel all the time, and can especially impact adrenal function
  • Reduce carbohydrate intake to 16 grams per meal and 7 grams per snack
  • Be sure to include protein at every meal and every snack
  • Eat within 30 minutes of waking which helps keep blood sugar stable
  • Eat healthy fats
  • Avoid gluten
  • Eliminate sugar

Stress – Don’t just talk about it, do something about it! Prolonged stress does affect us in many ways. It not only causes worry, but actually makes your body overproduce the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol has far reaching affects causing hormonal imbalance, thyroid dysregulation, sleep disruption, immune suppression, blood sugar dysregulation and weight gain to name a few of the many symptoms it can create. Take these steps to minimize stress:

  • Take 3 long deep breaths daily.
  • Take an “electronic sabbath” for an hour, a day, a weekend – no computers, no cell phones, and nothing work-related. Start with 30 minutes and see how far you can go!
  • Turn off electronics (including TV) one hour before bedtime.
  • Look at the demands in your life – is there something you can say ‘no’ to?
  • Do something just for you at least once per week. Read, journal, take a class or go for a walk!