D'Arcy Wellness Clinic May eNewsletter

Healthy & Fun Programs, Lectures and Classes

Welcome to our May eNewsletter.

This month features the healthy and fun programs, lectures and classes that we offer, in addition to the Wellness Therapies at our Clinic. We are currently very fortunate to have a tremendous group of practitioners offering Acupuncture, Chiropractic therapy, Massage, Integrative M.D.'s (covering Mind-Body Medicine and Holistic healthcare,) Massage, Psychotherapy and Yoga.
These Therapies are supported by our Wellness Store offering a unique range of supplements, books, yoga props, and more.

All the best to your health and wellness,
Geoff D'Arcy, Lic. Ac., D.O.M.

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PROGRAM... DIET-FOR-LIFE

Diet-for-Life Program
June 5th & 12th
2 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm
by: Geoff & Po D'Arcy
cost: 45$

Following after the Diet-Detox Program we are often asked how to integrate the benefits of a well-balanced healthy diet into everyday life. In this short course, we will discuss the three most important factors to maintain optimum health: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!!
The goal of this course is to re-connect to eating "real" food and how to make the good healthy food choices from within our fast pace, fast food life.
We'll sort through the confusion and common misconceptions about dieting, and offer solutions to the challenge of eating well and maintaining a health weight for the rest of your life.
Join us and feel healthier now!
Please RSVP to save your seat. 508-650-1921


HERBAL LECTURE...CHOCOLATE, COFFEE & GINSENG!

Chocolate, Coffee, and Ginseng.
Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 8 pm.
Free lecture.

Visiting author, Steve Blake, Doctor of Holistic Health and Registered Herbalist, will give us the lowdown on our favorite treats. Are there anti-oxidants in chocolate, coffee, green tea, or red wine? What is a polyphenol, and is it good for me? Why is some chocolate better than others? Can you increase your energy AND build strength at the same time? Come find out the answers to these and other questions you may have!

Dr. Steve Blake, is the author of Healing Medicine, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified, and GlobalHerb Pro, 2007 comes from Maui to share this colorful power point presentation.
For more information call 1-800-793-2729

CLICK here.. to check our Steve Blake's website

ONGOING CLASS...QI GONG

Qi Gong
Mondays 9:15-10:15 am.
with: Betty Woo.
cost:$10. Drop-ins welcome.

This ancient discipline combines mental concentration, breathing technique, and body movements to activate and cultivate our vital energy as it flows through the channels of the body. We are born with the vital and intelligent energy of Qi.

*Qi (Chi) = air, breath, universal force that forms all animate & inanimate things.

*Gong = work, the function and benefit of this energy, self discipline leading to the art of mastery


ONGOING CLASS...GENTLE YOGA

Gentle Yoga
with: Kathy Mongeau.
Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15pm.
All Levels.
COST:$15 class. Drop-ins welcome. $60 series (5 wks)

This is practically a private lesson with one of the area's top teachers. It is a great opportunity to take advantage of this intimate class setting.

Classes focus on ancient and modern principles of the body that will rejuvenate you. Find flexibility, strength, and energy as you de-stress. Each class has a theme that brings you back into connection with your body, self, and the universe.




ONGOING CLASS...GENTLE HATHA YOGA

Gentle Hatha Yoga
Fridays, 11-Noon (No class 5/25)
with: Patrick Crowley.
cost: $15 drop-ins. $60 series (5wks).

Find deep relaxation, a sense of connection through the parts and systems of the body, and alignment to the larger forces. Breath and awareness are food for the body. Develop strength, build bone density, feel better balance. Find more flexibility & improve alignment. Grounding. Centering. Focus. Clarity. Awareness. Presence. Peace.
You will revitalize your body and self.
All levels. Beginners & Drop-ins welcome.


D'ARCY WELLNESS TV SERIES NATICK ONLY (at the moment)

D'Arcy Wellness Show.
The series format is based upon Geoff interviewing and discussing topics and therapies that are non-drug and non-surgical options with licensed practitioners of Complementary and Alternative Medicines.

Episode #4 Massage & Yoga with Patrick Crowley, L.M.T.
Next scheduled showing:
5/18/2007 at 8:00 PM
5/21/2007 at 4:30 PM
5/22/2007 at 8:30 PM
5/23/2007 at 3:30 PM
5/24/2007 at 3:00 PM
5/25/2007 at 8:00 PM
5/28/2007 at 4:30 PM

CLICK HERE..for TV series schedule times in Natick.

D'ARCY WELLNESS TV SERIES OTHER TOWNS

Other Towns that have agreed to or are showing our series are:
Dover/Sherborn
Millis
Milford
Wayland
Wellesley
Weston
Please contact these TV stations directly for their viewing schedules. It is a fun series, please let us know what you think.


ARTICLE...BE YOUR OWN PRACTITIONER

Be Your Own Practitioner
By Patrick Crowley

We do not need a holistic treatment (massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, etc) or teacher to help our bodies and selves feel better. We can do it ourselves! Here are two simple self-care practices that will help you relax and recharge.
I. Abdominal Balancing:
This helps relax and energize the abdominal muscles, abdominal organs and the digestive system.
*Lie on on your back with your knees up.
*Gently and slowly wiggle, roll, and breathe your spine into length and relaxation. Make sure you relax your throat and lengthen your neck.Your fingers will gently press into 5 points along the midline of abdomen from the top to bottom
*Start with the top point in the solar plexus a little below the bottom of the sternum (breastbone).
*The backs of your 2 sets of 4 fingernails will be touching as you gentle put some pressure with these 8 finger into this point. Your elbows can be on the ground if possible.
*You want to take 3 full breaths, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. Let your inhalations and exhalations be long, slow, steady, and easy.
*Then move to the #2 point, half way between your solar plexus and your navel.
#3 navel.
#4 half way between navel and pubic bone.
#5 just above pubic bone

*3 full breaths for each point, allowing for a release down toward the back of the abdominal cavity. Focus on the sensations. If you feel the aortic pulse, this is normal. Consider it the heart saying hello to the organs - different and great body systems having a deep meeting!

II. Deep Relaxation (Savasana)
This 10 minute practice has been taken from what is done at the end of many yoga classes to help you integrate the exercises you have done in the class. We can use this practice any time during the day as an another amazing way to relax and recharge.
*Lie on your back a bare floor, a rug, or a towel on the floor.
*Gently and slowly wiggle, roll, and breathe your spine into length and relaxation. Make sure you relax your throat and lengthen your neck.
*Your feet are 2-3 feet apart. Your hand are palms face up 1-2 feet away from the torso.
Set an alarm for 10 minutes.
You will scan your body from the top to the bottom This is important: feel sensation and release the layers of tissue in your body to gravity. 15-30 seconds for each area of the body.

1) Start with your head: scalp, face, forehead, eyes, jaw, mouth (roof, tongue, teeth, gums), throat (back, swallowing muscles), neck
2) Then you chest & arms: Feel your lungs, your heart beating, your ribs, upperback, upper arms, elbows, lower arms, wrist, hands (feel the 27 bones and many joints of each hand!)
3) Mid back, lower ribs/solar plexus, upper belly, low back, lower belly, pelvis, sacrum (back of pelvis), pelvic floor (bottom of pelvis)
4) Hips, upper legs, knees, lower legs, ankles, feet (26 bones in each foot!)

Patrick Crowley does sessions,
Tuesday through Saturdays,
in massage, bodywork, body mechanics, and body coaching - as well as teaches a Yoga Class (Friday @ 11am)
Please call or email him with any questions: 617-320-9792, patrick@patrickcrowley.net

CLICK here...for Patrick Crowley's Massage info & bio

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In This Issue:

Healthy & Fun Programs, Lectures and Classes
PROGRAM... DIET-FOR-LIFE
HERBAL LECTURE...CHOCOLATE, COFFEE & GINSENG!
ONGOING CLASS...QI GONG
ONGOING CLASS...GENTLE YOGA
ONGOING CLASS...GENTLE HATHA YOGA
D'ARCY WELLNESS TV SERIES NATICK ONLY (at the moment)
D'ARCY WELLNESS TV SERIES OTHER TOWNS
ARTICLE...BE YOUR OWN PRACTITIONER
SHOP OUR ONLINE HERBAL SUPPLEMENT STORE
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE!
Contact Info



Contact
D'ARCY WELLNESS CLINIC & STORE
Your Resource for Natural Health and Beauty Care
63 South Main Street
Natick, MA 01760
CALL: 508-650-1921 or, 508-652-1975
on-line appointment scheduler @
www.darcynat.com

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