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Learn Self-Massage Techniques July 2007
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  • ACA Summer Newsletter
  • Teacher Training at Twist
  • Herbal Conference in Wasilla
  • Harry Potter Book Release Events in Downtown Palmer
  • What The World Eats
  • Greetings!

    On Wednesday, July 18th from 7pm -8pm Pamela Stephen, L.M.T., will present a FREE class on Massage. The workshop will be held at Alaska Center for Acupuncture.

    Massage and body work include a variety of modalities. Each type of massage applies techniques to the muscles, soft tissues and energy fields of the body to stimulate healing and revitalization. This one-hour workshop will define several types of massage and discuss the benefits of each. Discussion will include what you can expect from a massage session and how you can get the most benefits. A portion of the hour will include a demonstration of several self-massage techniques to relieve headaches, tight shoulders and stress. Whether you have had experience with massage or have wondered if massage might be beneficial to you, this workshop will be fun and informative AND you will leave the class with simple, effective techniques for self care.

    Pre-register by calling Alaska Center for Acupuncture at 745-8688. Space is limited, so call early!

    Pamela J Stephen RN, LMT, NCTMB is owner of Healing Path Therapeutic Massage and a practicing nurse with Mat-Su Regional Homecare and Hospice. She has integrated various massage techniques into her nursing practice since 1964. Pam graduated from Institute of Business & Medical Careers in 2003 with a Certificate in Therapeutic Massage and holds a National Certification in Therapeutic Massage. She is currently a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

    Please visit Pam's chair massage tent at Palmer Friday Flings or call 746-7584 or 715-8748 to schedule a massage treatment.

    For a printable flyer to hang in your office or pass on to others who might be interested, please click the link below:

    Massage Workshop

    Pam is also lending a hand to Mat-Su Boys and Girls Club in celebration of EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week, Sunday July 15 to Saturday, July 21. The event is sponsored by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

    Come by the tent outside the Palmer Visitor's Center for a free chair and foot massage July 17, 19 & 21, 10am to 7pm. You can stop by to Relax, Revive & Rejuvenate with a ten minute massage and your donation will go to the Boys and Girls Club.

    Pam joins ABMP volunteers nationwide in an educational public service event designed to promote the many benefits of massage therapy. The use of massage therapy has boomed in the last two decades. Massage has proven health benefits, such as effectiveness in treating persistent back pain and arthritis pain, as well as strengthening the immune system.

    ABMP is the nation's largest massage organization with more than 58,000 members and has sponsored a charitable, promotional massage event for 13 years.

    Massage Photo

    ACA Summer Newsletter

    In case you missed it, our latest Health and Wellness Newsletter for Summer 2007 is posted at the link below:

    ACA Summer 2007 Newsletter

    This newsletter is full of tips for staying healthy in the summer season. We've also included photos from a recent hike, book recommendations, recipes and a wonderful health parody animation from Mercola.com.

    If you haven't already made an appointment for a summer tune-up treatment, now is the time to do it. The acupuncture points to help your body align with the energy of the summer season are the most powerful in the few weeks around the solstice.

    Teacher Training at Twist
    Yoga Photo

    Antiqua Libbey of Twist Yoga in Wasilla will be offering her next 200 hour yoga teacher certification at Twist Yoga in Wasilla. This is an intensive course that runs from October through December 15th with Thanksgiving off. It's a great opportunity to get your teacher certification right here in the Mat-Su Valley!

    Additionally, If you are thinking about trying yoga for the first time, or if you just want to invigorate your current practice, Twist has a great introdoctory gift for first time students. For $10 you get 10 days of unlimited yoga classes. Try the different classes and see what works for you. Our clients who have a regular yoga practice notice that they get even more benefits from acupuncture treatments. Chronic health conditions improve faster, and we get to focus on prevention and potential much faster. We encourage all of our clients to try yoga.

    To learn more about upcoming events, teacher trainings or to find out more about Twist's yoga class schedule, please visit the website below:

    Twist Yoga Studio

    Herbal Conference in Wasilla

    The Herb-Land Security Conference will be in Wasilla, at the Meier Lake Conference and Retreat CenterAlaska from Friday July 27th to Sunday July 29th.

    The conference features local herbalists such as Stella Lyn, Dori Crannmore and Deborah Paetzhold McCorkle as well as nationally and internationally know speakers such as Rosemary Gladstar and Janice Schofield Eaton. If you are an aspiring herbalist or if you want to learn more about herbs for personal use, don't miss this opportunity.

    To learn more about the conference and register, visit the link below:

    Herb-Land Security Conference

    Harry Potter Book Release Events in Downtown Palmer
    Harry Potter

    Fireside Books will be sponsoring book release events all over downtown Palmer on Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st. Alaska Center for Acupuncture will be one of the locations where you can find clues for the "Calling All Wizards" contest from 9-11:30pm on Friday. Please stop by to say hello and see Sam, Kevin and Luann dressed as characters from the books.

    The details for Friday Evening are as follows:

    The Harry Potter saga comes to an end in Downtown Palmer Friday night July 20. (The final book in the series goes on sale at midnight, July 21.) The festivities begin at 7:00 PM -- and continue all the way up to the midnight release of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." But you don't have to wait to pre-order the book. Those of you who pre-pay for a copy at Fireside will get a ticket to the faster line when you pick up the book at midnight..

    7:00 PM Palmer Train Depot. Palmer Arts Council Summer Youth Band and Summer Youth Percussion Band.

    8:00-10:30 Palmer Public Library Quidditch Matches (I'm told the game will be on the ground.)

    9:00-11:30 Fireside Books Pick up the "Calling All Wizards"contest materials. Use our special map to find clues throughout downtown Palmer. (Bring your walking shoes)

    Midnight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows goes on sale as soon as the clock strikes midnight.

    You can repeat the contest again Saturday morning, starting at 10:00 at Fireside Books.

    For more information, visit Fireside Books in downtown Palmer. Or check out their website:

    Fireside Books

    What The World Eats

    This is a fascinating article in pictures from Mercola.com that shows why the health of the Western world is in rapid decline from all our prepackaged, chemically processed and sugar-laden goods, and how much we're actually paying for the privilege. Look closely at what the American's are eating.

    What The World Eats

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