Alternative Therapy

5801 Braden Run, Bradenton, Fl 34202     941-727-1500
Men's Health Specials
See coupon below for special savings for that special Man!

Simple Solutions
Stressful Lives


(Even If You Don't  Have The Time)


Presented by:
Ellen S. Brenner,


Wellness Educator



June 17, 2014

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


This interactive and informative program will introduce you to:


The Impact of Chronic Stress on Your Health


The Power You Have Over Your Own Well Being


Simple and Natural Relaxation and Restoration Techniques 


Come prepared to experience the power we have over our own well being. Leave with some simple solutions. Interested? Read more... 


Note: For those with smell sensitivities, portions of this class include the use of pure and natural essential oils.

$20 per person


Space is Limited. Reserve your place early.

Please register at  941-727-1500  

Weekly Class at Alternative Therapy

Every Wednesday 
7 - 9 pm

Experience guided meditation techniques with 
Energy Therapy
promoting deeper levels of calm.

Learn how you can eliminate stress, prevent illness and find peace!

Call Now to Sign up  Space is limited!  941-727-1500

Preregistration Required



Tues, Wed & Thurs
9 AM-10 AM
$15 per class
10:45 am-12:15 pm
$20 per class

Call for Saturday Class Availability
* Can't Find a Class Time that Works for you?...

Form Your Own Class!
Just 3 people are needed to form a class and YOU choose the time!  So grab a couple of pals and schedule your class time today!  

Program Savings
10 classes for $120

Private Instruction
Available by Appointment 

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Healthy Intentions  June 2014
In This Issue
Schedule of Classes
Attention Chronic Pain Sufferers!
Attn Men: Deep Tissue Massage
Yoga for Men...No Sissies Allowed!
From Surviving to Thriving After Trauma
Please Welcome to theAlternative Therapy Team: 

Elaine Dohms


Elaine brings new therapeutic specialties to Alternative Therapy. Nationally certified as a Lymphedema Therapist, she works with her patients to develop an individual plan of care that will support their needs. She uses "Complete Decongestive Therapy", the natural, yet approach to reduce the chronic effects of Lymphedema.


She has developed a comprehensive and experienced approach to helping her clients reduce their pain levels associated with chronic and acute conditions. Elaine believes each person should be empowered to choose their healing experience and is as important as relieving a patient's physical pain.   


Elaine is trained in CranioSacral Therapy, Oncology Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, Chinese Meridian Therapy; she is a Clinical Master Aromatherapist, Reiki Master/Teacher/Practitioner, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Elaine co- teaches Oncology Massage and is the facilitator for the monthly Lymphedema Network Meetings at the Center for Building Hope.


Stop in and meet Elaine.  Elaine designs individual, effective healing plans for each client.  She is gifted at blending her passion for her patient's well being with her training and skills.  

Call for your appointment, today.  941-727-1500 

Chronic Pain?  Find Relief!
Andrzej Strzalkowski, RPT
Still suffering from that old high school football injury?  Not recovering as quickly as you should be from a more recent injury or surgery?  Alternative Therapy will help your body heal.

Through osteopathic science, Andrzej stimulates the body to heal itself, shortening recovery time.  Cranialsacral adjustments will energize and release hidden stresses.  Gentle hands on manipulation will open blockages and release pain.

Typically, men ignore minor aches and pains, and even put off treatment for more serious injuries or illnesses until their body is screaming and completely incapacitated. 

Don't Wait! 
Treat your body to pain free living.
 Call Now!

Three Healthy Steps Men Can Take
In the 1920's women lived on the average a year longer than men, today they live over 5 years longer!  Traditionally men have more dangerous jobs, tend not to take care of themselves and 
don't have medical insurance (don't get regular check up).
Men die younger and in greater numbers of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more. These are lifestyle diseases and more than half of the premature deaths in men are preventable.
Men tend to isolate when stressed and "go it alone".  Your ill health and early death is an issue for your whole family.  Over half of the elderly widows living in poverty were not poor before the death of their husband.  The suffering from ill health and premature death affects all your loved ones.
Step 1 Pay Attention to Your Body
In Traditional Chinese Medicine we review the "10 Questions" with our patients regularly. This is a fundamental review of how your body's systems are performing.  Do a self check regularly.  Have your bowel movements changed? is urination hesitant or are you getting up at night to urinate? Do you have symptoms of acid reflux or gas and bloating? Erectile dysfunction can be an early warning sign of heart disease.  Pay attention and when things aren't working right get a check up.
Step 2 Get Regular Exercise
Moderate aerobic exercise for 30 minutes 5 times per week or vigorous exercise for 20 minutes 3 times per week is all you need to reduce risk factors substantially.  You can combine strength training with stress relief through yoga.
Step 3 Eat a More Varied Diet
Eat whole grains with as much variety as possible.  Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.  Its not the occasional indulgence that does the harm but the daily consumption of highly processed, high fat foods that does the damage.  Michael Pollan's 7 Rules for Eating on eating are a great guideline.  To summarize "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"
For much much more information on men's health and prevention click here.
Find wellness and pain relief with
Alternative Therapy 
Call for your appointment today! 
5080 Braden Run Bradenton, FL 34202
Relax Tight Muscles
Through Bamboo-Fusion
Bamboo Massage
Nathalie Cecilia, LMT
Improve your game at the office and on the playing field!  A Bamboo-Fusion massage can be as deep as the client desires.  The warm bamboo melting away stress as muscles are released and knots "ironed out".  Reap the benefits of a stress-free body in improved performance at work and play!

Schedule your massage today!

Massage:  The Secret to Success!

Make your appointment today 941-727-1500!
Yoga for Men:  It Ain't for Sissies! 
Often, yoga is presented as a practice for women, particularly at gyms where it is a constant flow, reminiscent of Suzanne Sommers' Aerobics.

The true practice of Yoga is not a workout.  It is a lifestyle.   The practice of genuine Iyangar yoga will bring you body back to a flexible state...reversing osteoporosis, improving blood pressure and trimming away love handles and beer bellies.

It's A Win-Win!
It has been a common experience for men in my yoga class to lose inches in their waistline, lower their blood pressure (reducing medication) and gain significant yardage in their golf game.
Along with the physical bonuses of a regular yoga practice comes the improved ability to center, release stress and experience an incredible feeling of peace!

A 15 year practitioner, Brook Longobardi, structures her classes to the nTriangleeeds of the students.  Inflexibility, pain and weak muscles are reasons to practice Yoga, not avoid it!  Try a class and see how your body and mind respond.

Enjoy better posture, health and 
a renewed sense of calm!

Rediscover Your Youth...through Yoga!
Call 941-727-1500 for more information.


Restore Your Balance     Reclaim Your Life

From Surviving to Thriving After Trauma


More than ever before, miracles in modern medicine are enabling patients to survive traumatic illness or injury such as

Ellen S. Brenner,
Wellness Educator

cancer, or spinal cord injury. These unexpected and defining events greatly impact a person's mind, body and  

spirit and challenge the very concept of clinical recovery - returning to a former state of health or functionality.  

Survivors contend with both acute and chronic issues resulting from their illness or injury, as well as the treatment. Physical symptoms can include pain, fatigue, nausea, functional limitations, changes in bodily functions and appearance. Emotional issues can include changes to self-esteem and self-image, fear, anxiety, stress, anger and depression. Challenges to a person's spirituality may include questions about why this has happened to them, why they have survived, and revisiting their purpose and meaning in life. Continue Reading...    


Ellen is a compassionate and comprehensively trained wellness educator and practitioner. She provides inspired wellness education focused on the mind/body/spirit connection, its impact on our health, and the doable steps we can take to sustain our own optimal wellbeing. Ellen believes in whole-person, wellness-based care unique to each individual. She is experienced in supporting those who have faced traumatic illness or injury, chronic conditions, and long-term stress.


Ellen is a nationally board certified and licensed therapeutic bodywork practitioner. She has intensive training in energy medicine, holistic aromatherapy, and holistic health coaching. She is also certified in reflexology and transformational healing workshops. Ellen received her undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach and her graduate degree at DePaul University in Chicago. Previously, she served 22 years as a healthcare executive, leading organizations through transformational change and sustainable growth.

The Perfect Gift for Grad & Dad...

In Alternative Therapy
"Care Cash"

Need a Special Gift for That Special
Dad or Grad?  

Show them you care with a Gift Certificate for any treatment at Alternative Therapy & receive $20 in care cash towards your next visit!
"Care Cash" rewards are non-transferable and may be used toward any service at Alternative Therapy.  "Care Cash" may not be used toward the purchase of Gift Certificates or with any other promotion offer.  Offer Expires June 30, 2014.
Alternative Therapy 
5801 Braden Run
Bradenton, FL 34202