Alternative Therapy
5801 Braden Run, Bradenton, Fl 34202     941-727-1500
Simple Solutions
Stressful Lives


(Even If You Don't  Have The Time)


Presented by:
Ellen S. Brenner,


Wellness Educator



August 26th 

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 


Space is Limited. Register now!

Please register at  941-727-1500

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. 

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

$20 per person



Weekly classes at Alternative Therapy

Wednesday Evenings
7 - 8 pm

Experience guided meditation techniques with hands-on
Energy Therapy
which assists in reaching 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
Program Savings
10 classes for $120

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Healthy Intentions August 2014



Andrzej Strzalkowski, RPT 


The summer is winding down and now is the time for parents and children to prepare for the return to school and sports activities.  Remember to add an osteopathic adjustment to your "to do" list to prepare for the added stress of your packed schedules.  A monthly "tune-up" is highly recommended for athletes to avoid serious injuries during training and events.  Make this school year the best ever by beginning a stress-free lifestyle that includes regular visits to Alternative Therapy to keep your body, mind and spirit in optimum health.   

Call for your appointment today!   941-727-1500 



Ellen Teeter, AP, DOM

IT'S SUMMER in Florida and we are hot, hot, hot!  Oriental Medicine has lots of methods for cooling off; one of the easiest is to watch what you eat. Hope this brief article helps keep you cooler and happier during these hot summer days.


Foods and Drinks for Cooling Down

What you eat can make a difference. We have known for centuries that foods can have energetic properties. There's the phrase "cool as a cucumber" or "peppery hot". The Chinese have taken this concept and developed a system of Food Therapy. You can heat up or cool down depending on what you eat and how it is prepared.


1. Eat more raw foods during the summer months. Generally raw foods are cooler than cooked and if you think about the foods that are most popular in the summer you will find they are often energetically cooling.  


2. Eat more blue, green or purple foods, they are "cooler" than red, orange and yellow. One of the most energetically warm fruits is pineapple. One of the hottest foods is red hot chili peppers. Warmer fruits & vegetables are cabbage, kale, mustard greens, onions, garlic, winter squash, parsnip, leek, chive, scallion, cherries, pineapples and dates.


3. Choose cooler natured beans and grains. Amaranth, barley, millet, and wheat are more cooling than rice and oats. Great northern, navy, kidney, lima, and mung beans are good bean choices. (Remember to soak legumes for at least 12 hours prior to cooking, discard the soak water and replace with fresh prior to cooking. Add kombu seaweed to the cook pot to help cut down on the gas production! ) In addition seaweeds are cooling foods.


4. Steaming and quick frying are the best summer cooking methods. They retain a lot of the foods moisture content and put a lot less heat in the food than baking, deep frying and stewing.


5. Choose less starchy vegetables including lettuce, celery, radish, cucumber, summer squash, broccoli, tomatoes, and most leafy vegetables. Most fruits are cooling as well.


6. Avoid food and drink which heats you up. Wine and alcoholdrinks are very warming, they can stimulate hot flashes and night sweats. Reserve them in moderation for winter months. Beer is a little cooler but too many can leave you warm later. Teas and coffee can stimulate sweating and you can feel warmer temporarily but energetically they don't put as much heat in your system as the wine and alcohol.

Call for your appointment today 941-727-1500
and take advantage of our
 "Sun Bird" special

Save 25%
For those of you who live here year round I've got a Summer Bird Special just for you.  I'm offering 25% off your next visit if you book by the end of August 31st.
Offer Expires: August 31, 2014



Prepare your body and soothe your spirit with massage.  Weather

Nathalie Cecilia, LMT
you are getting ready for the new school year, the new tourist season or preparing for a season on
Elaine Dohms, LMT

the high school gridiron, a therapeutic massage from Alternative Therapy will smooth every transition.  In addition to reducing stress, a massage is a superb tool to preparing the body for exercise and sports in order to avoid muscle and joint injuries.  Call for your appointment today!  941-727-1500 MM16653

Brook Longobardi, CYI


Beat the Heat!!

If you are finding it difficult to keep up with your exercise during the dog days of our Florida summer, BRING IT INSIDE!  Yoga offers a cool respite to outdoor sports while providing total body, mind and spirit fitness.


COME INTO THE COOL, calm and challenging practice of yoga! 


The group class schedule is on the left hand column.  Private classes are available by appointment or gather your own group of three and create your personal "group" yoga class.  For more information call 941-727-1500.


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Great for all kinds of pain, cuts, sprains and bruises. 
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Our Price:  
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Try Before You Alternative Therapy   For more information call 941-727-1500 or  

y patients find the Medlight Pro gives them great relief, it heals my children's sprains, scrapes and bumps quickly and it
has the
science to back it up."
Andrzej Strzalkowski RPT, Osteopath 
Alternative Therapy   5801 Braden Run   Bradenton, FL 34202