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March 2012
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Alternative Therapy


Qi Gong Classes


Classes Began February 15th, 2012 and you can
join anytime!
Class Schedule:
 Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm 
At:  Alternative Therapy 6080 26th Street West, Bradenton, Fl 34207
Try a class for free, then $12 per class or
10 for $100. 


Yoga Schedule 
Range of Motion 
(Gentle Class)
4:30   -   5:30 pm
Mixed Level Class
5:30   -   6:30 pm


Mixed Level Class
8:30 am   -   9:30 am


Range of Motion 
(Gentle Class)
4:30   -   5:30 pm
Mixed Level Class
5:30   -   6:30 pm


Mixed Level Class
8:30 am   -   10:00 am


Wear comfortable clothes and join us for alignment based yoga.
$10 per class
*$20  Saturdays
*$30  on Workshop Saturdays


Look forward to seeing you there! 
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 Alternative Therapy
  6080 26th St. West
Bradenton, FL  34207

 A warm and inviting health care haven offering progressive therapy to ease pain in the body, center the mind and soothe the broken spirit through gentle and intuitive, osteopathic physical therapy, massage (including Bamboo-Fusion), acupuncture,oriental medicine and yoga.
as well as Adults

Alternative Therapy 

Fibromyalgia and Alternative Therapy

Andrzej Strzalkowski, RPT

An interesting coincidence...

A recent article by Dr. Paul Donohue in the Sarasota Herald Tribune pointed out that though there is no lab test for fibromyalgia, in fact the feature unique to diagnosis is "tender points". "...points on the body where the examining finger of the doctor elicits pain far out of proportion to the pressure the doctor applies." Sound familiar? Has Andrzej ever made you "jump" by applying pressure to a specific spot on your body?

Though careful to label them "tender points" rather than pressure points these "tender points" (all 18 of them!) are found on the body's meridian lines (the energy circulation system, similar to the blood circulation system) that are manipulated in alternative therapy; for a variety of beneficial results including improved circulation, relief from swelling and pain. This is the physical aspect of Alternative Therapy.

Theories as to the Cause of Fibromyalgia

Medical research has yet to pinpoint a clear cause of Fibromyalgia. Some doctors believe a hormonal or chemical imbalance disrupts the way nerves signal pain. Other doctors suggest a traumatic event or chronic stress may increase the susceptibility to Fibromyalgia. Most traditional experts agree fibromyalgia results from a combination of factors, rather than a single cause.*

Consider this...

The meditation and relaxation exercises taught by the practitioners of alternative therapy are effective in stress reduction/elimination whether the stress is from everyday living, a chronic condition or past traumatic experiences. The osteopathic practice of treating the entire body, by seeking release through pressure points, gentle manipulation, cranial sacral release together with Andrzej's relaxation training and emotional support provide an environment for healing regardless of the malady.

*From Web MD.comReviewed by Louise Chang, MD on September 06, 2011


Are you curious about drug free, total body wellness?

Call Alternative Therapy for more information: 941-727-1500



Ellen Teeter, A.P., D.O.M.
Qigong Health Preservation Exercises
at Alternative Therapy

Ellen Teeter, A.P., D.O.M. brings her 25

years of experience in the ancient Chinese art of Qigong to classes she is teaching at Alternative Therapy.


Ancient Exercises Offer Improved Health


Qigong promotes blood flow and increases the amount of energizing oxygen reaching the body.


Benefits of regular practice are:       


Pain reduction

Muscle relaxation

Increased strength

      Improved sleep

      Better memory

      Enlivening of the senses

      Good digestion

      Better balance



Class Schedule:


Time:  Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm 

Place:  Alternative Therapy 

    6080 26th Street West

    Bradenton, Fl 34207 

Cost:  Try a class for free Then $12 per class or 10 for $100. 


Call 941-727-1500 for more information


Bamboo-Fusion Massage


Treat yourself to a Massage!


Nathalie Cecilia, LMTCreator, Bamboo-Fusion 


Swedish Massage - Traditional European style, promoting overall relaxation and renewed energy


Craniosacral Therapy - Alleviate a range of illnesses, pain and dysfunction.  Light touch will be used to release problem areas.


Bamboo-Fusion Massage - A deep tissue technique using warm bamboo for extreme relaxation.


Ah Shiatsu Massage - The therapist uses her feet to release pain and provide a deep tissue massage.


Traditional Thai Massage - A deep, full body treatment of gentle stretching that is both stimulating and relaxing.


Bamboo Visage - French facial massage using bamboo.


Experience profound relaxation. 

Schedule your "health smart" massage today:



Yoga for the Soul
The "Yoga" Experience
Today, with so many choices in Yoga, it can be mind boggling where to begin your practice.  From "Naked" yoga in Brooklyn to "Yoga.com" on the Internet, many may feel overwhelmed or under educated and unable to choose.
 Bound Ankle Pose
Relax!  Select the best yoga for your physical ability, personality and goals.  Here are three of my personal picks:
Hatha Yoga - The best place for beginners to yoga; gentle, alignment based asanas (poses).  A certified teacher can give you variations of each pose to match your level of skill for each asana.
Berkram Yoga - 26 postures, Hatha style asanas, practiced in a studio heated to 105 degrees.  Beneficial for cleansing the body of impurities.
Vinyasa Yoga - Often called flow or "power" yoga; a quick moving, flow style practice that incorporates specific breath patterns.  Good cardio workout.
There are innumerable variations of the ancient practice of yoga.  Talk to people who practice, seek recommendations and choose a studio that is convenient in both class times and location.
Above all, practice with a certified yoga teacher who will assist in keeping you injury free!  Get curious, keep an open mind, find a class you enjoy and begin the journey!


Put someting really special
in their Easter Baskets!
A NEW Gift Certificate from
Alternative Therapy!
  Gift certificates that allow the recipient to choose from:
Alternative Physical Therapy
 Call 727-1500 for more information