Elemental Core Healing newsletter
“live with heart”
We hope our newsletters will provide you with insight about many essential issues.
We shall be discussing every 3 months, the trends in health, effective pain management techniques, some soothing de - stressing techniques, mindfulness, meditation, and information pertaining to upcoming workshops or classes we are hosting.
We begin the new year with :
Some Effective Tips To Leap into the NEW YEAR and Keep Those HEALTHY NEW YEARS GOALS You Have Made With YOURSELF
From an Acupuncture / Craniosacral (CST) Perspective, here are some helpful tidbits we have found :
The ABC'S of Acupuncture / CST - for the new year: Part 1
Acupuncture and craniosacral therapy (CST) reminds us of our innate inner wisdom to heal. The driving idea behind acupuncture and CST is that we already have everything we need to be well. We hold the power to heal ourselves. This article incorporates a perspective from Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy and Psychotherapy to incorporate a whole body wellness.
A - Aqua
In acupuncture, each season has an associated natural element. Winter's is water.
There has been some studies that suggest a higher daily intake of water may help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Start every day with a large glass of lukewarm water. Fill your favorite glass/bottle with 250mls water and drink it slowly, followed by taking some deep breaths. This is a great morning pick up to help keep your body feel hydrated and relaxed. In CST, the rhythm is like that of flowing water which is the cerebral spinal fluid being produced and absorbed in the body. Like the ebb and flow of the tide. Again like breathing in a slow rhythmic manner to help the body relax. Try counting your breath in for 6 then out again for 6. Similar to the rate of the CST rhythm.
B - Balance
Strive For Balance – YIN and YANG
Acupuncture is all about balance. The goal of treatment is to tonify (give to) areas of deficiency and reduce (take from) areas of excess. In CST, there is an exchange of energy. Energy is offered, if there are areas of deficiency then it is given, if there are areas of excess, it is taken away. This is dependent on what your body needs.
Here are 2 excellent tools for adding balance to your life:
1 - Be Like A Mountain. In addition to balancing deficiencies and excesses, acupuncture focuses on balancing yin and yang.
Yin qualities are: cold, dark, quiet, contracting, deficient, weak, delicate, soft-spoken, contemplative and introverted.
Yang qualities are: hot, bright, loud, firm, expanding, excessive, robust, energetic and chatty.
If everyday life starts to become too yang – too much of a high-energy, fast-moving nature. It is important to remember to add some yin qualities so that we remain balanced. ( retreating, reading a book, taking some time to just be )
In a meditation you can imagine yourself as a mountain. A mountain is the ultimate yin, solid, rooted and still, despite the winds swirling around it. When there seems to be a whirlwind, take a moment to think of yourself as a mountain. This will help you find some inner calm despite the “busy - ness” happening around you.
2 - Rub Your Ears
The ear, in acupuncture and reflexology, is a microcosm of the whole body, so ear points are used to address conditions that involve multiple systems. Since stress can truly wear the body down, treating the ears is considered an effective and efficient counter-measure.
Use your thumb and index finger to apply acupressure to the whole ear, moving from the top of the ear down to the earlobes. You can do this simultaneously on both sides.
C- Communicate with Nature
Humans are viewed as microcosms of the natural world that surrounds them. The natural elements are essential parts of all of us, and yet many of us fail to make time to commune with them, especially when the weather turns cold.
Taking just three minutes a day to notice the natural world around can be a refreshing de-stressor. Try finding a piece of nature that inspires peace or tranquility in you. It can be an old tree, a serene pond, or crystal white snow. Maybe it is just standing outside and feeling the solid earth under your feet, or the crisp wind against your face.
D – the D in de-stress
Stress can cause the body to feel many overloads, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Stress begins in the thoughts, this can be an important focus in psychotherapy. From our thoughts this causes the Amygdala, an almond shape component located in the limbic system or midbrain, it initiates our famous stress response - Fight or Flight – it creates an over production of a hormone called cortisol. Studies have linked cortisol to increased sugar cravings, increased appetite and added abdominal fat.
Lets work on our amygdalas – try some acupressure and craniosacral / brain curriculum treatments that can calm you. Since both acupuncture and CST work directly on the nervous system and treatments can focus on the Amygdala. We can show you CST and acupressure points for yourself for home self-care. Psychotherapy also helps people with stress to address the thoughts that may start the whole cycle of stress and anxiety.
Elemental Core Healing Calender of Events February 2016
Saturday February 6th – Newmarket Winter-fest
Come in to Elemental Core Healing about different specials we have at the center
- The Psychic Advisor Nina will be doing Mini readings – 15 minutes for $20 – call to book.www.psychicadvisor.ca
- Massage - 10 minute mini massages for 10 dollars
- Magnified Healing. ($20)
- Shiatsu – 10 minute mini Shiatsu for 10 dollars
Saturday February 13th – Valentines early bird
Surprise your sweetheart with a couple treatment of a Cranio/Acu power pack. Let both of you relax for the big heart day. Book both of your treatments and get a savings of $40 off. Both of you will be treated at the same time so you can both be rejuvenated and refreshed for the rest of your romantic day.
Book your massages with Amanda, treat yourself to a special day of self-love. On this day if you book a one hour massage you would receive $20 off each massage. Gift certificates are also available for $20 off a one hour massage.
Nina the psychic advisor will also be offering her mini reading special of 15 minutes for $20.
Book a one hour Shiatsu treatment for your sweetheart and receive $10 off regular price of $80
In store savings of 20% on our new Organic Malie creams from Hawaii. Enjoy the warmth of this exquisite nourishing cream.
Call 905-836-4466 to book your discounted
In the works: Please check our website soon for details.
The Mindful Way – we are offering an 8-week program that can help you overcome depression, anxiety, and stress--by simply learning new ways to respond to your own thoughts and feelings. This meditation series provides specific mindfulness practices to try each week, with reflection questions. This 8 week program is an hour long session on Saturdays. More details to follow check our website. Program start date is Saturday March 12th . 2 classes are running, Saturday 10am-11am, and Saturdays 3pm-4pm. Early bird registration fee $60, before February 14th, after February 14th, course fee is $70.
CST: Down the Dura– come learn Craniosacral and acupressure techniques that can be used for your family, friends and pets. Full details with dates and prices on website soon.
Serenity Saturdays at Elemental Core healing – beginning February 2016
last Saturday of every month
An afternoon of learning and experiencing new and exciting aspects in the realm of wellness. Come in and treat yourself , light refreshments will be served.
Saturday February 27th - 12-5pm
Guest Speakers: Colette Mesdag
Rev. Jessie Brandon
Intuition as a tool to healing - 1pm-2pm
Come and meet Colette Mesdag, creator of :
Mystic Bliss Empowerment Cards www.colettemesdag.com
Have you forgotten who you are?
Individuals, as well as professionals in the holistic healing and coaching communities, are seeking to unlock the inner knowing inherent in each one of us.
Divination cards, journaling, scrying and many other such tools have found their way back into mainstream as methods to expand our personal intuition.
Colette Mesdag, will share how the use of cards and journaling can assist you on your personal healing journey. These techniques are easy and can trigger a deeper inspiration for your life’s purpose.
Learn to listen to and trust the messages your intuition is sending you during this interactive presentation.
Colette will also be offering the opportunity for private card readings by appointment. Advance booking recommended.
$30 for advance bookings / $35 at the event.
Connecting the D.O.T.s (Details of Trauma) 12.30pm-1pm
Come in and share an afternoon with Presenter Rev. Jessie Brando, www.jessiebrandon.ca
Everyone is looking for Connection and there are many levels of connections - from work to family to friends. But what about the bigger connection… to Self?
Rev. Jessie will address the things we need to remember, such as who we are, why we are here, what happens to us and what happens for us. What happens to us are the traumas we experience which cause us to disconnect. Our lives crumble into what may appear to be a sorry mess of cookie crumbs. The key is seeing the challenges as opportunities and the traumas as gifts and to follow the crumbs back Home to Connection.
Discover connections hiding just below the surface with Jessie’s offering of intuitive energy readings. Advance bookings $30/$35- half hour at the event.
For booking either or both Colette or Jessie for readings call
Elemental Core Healing at 905-836-4466
Services that are offered at Elemental Core Healing
TCM Acupuncture Craniosacral Therapy Brain Curriculum
Registered Massage Therapy Psychotherapy Reflexology
Holistic Nutrition Rain drop therapy Thai Massage
Community Acupuncture Organic medicinals Meditation
Workshops Reiki Crystals
Psychic advisor readings Meditation stools Metaphysical items and more
Elemental Core Healing
258 Main Street, Newmarket, Ontario 905-836-4466