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DIRECTORY INDEX Active Release Techniques® 6 Acupuncture 6 Alternative Health Practitioner 7 Alternative Therapies 8 Anti-Aging 9 Apparel 9 Aromatherapy 9 Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® 10 Athletic Performance 10 Ayurvedic Bodywork 11 Body Care Products 11 Bodywork 1 1 Building / Construction 13 Children’s Health 13 Children’s Store 13 Chinese Medicine 14 Chiropractic 14 Coffee Shop / Fair Trade 15 Colon Hydrotherapy 15 Corporate Wellness 16 Cosmetics 16 Counseling / Psychotherapy 17 Craniosacral Therapy 19 Dreams 19 Eco Friendly Products 19 Emotional Freedom Technique 20 Energy Healing 20 Energy-Saving Products 21 Environmental Education 21 Equine / Horse Therapy 22 Essential Oils 22 Fair Trade 23 Farm Market 23 Fitness 26 Garden Supply 27 Gluten Free 27 Hakomi Therapy 28 Health Care Provider 28 Health Food Stores 28 Health Psychology 29 Health / Wellness Center 30 Healthy Food / Dining 31 Herbs 32 Holistic Healing 32

Homeopathy 33 Hydroponics 33 Hypnotherapy 34 Inflammation /Joint Pain 34 Instruction / Classes 35 Intuitive Reader / Workshops 36 Ionic Foot Detox 36 Kinesiology / Applied Kinesiology 36 Laser Skin & Vein Therapy 36 Leaky Gut 36 Life Coach 36 Massage Therapy 36 Mastectomy Rehabilitation 38 Meat Market 38 Meditation 38 Musical Meditation 38 Nature Center 38 Naturopathy 39 Neurofeedback 39 Nutrition & Supplements 39 Nutrition Response Testing 40 Nutritional Counseling 40 Occupational Therapy 40 Past Lives 40 Personal Fitness Training 40 Pharmacy 41 Pilates 41 Plant Care 41 Raw / Living Foods 41 Reiki 41 Retreat Center 42 Salon Services 42 Schools / Education 42 Skin Care 43 Somatic Therapy 43 Spiritual Community 43 Spiritual Experiences 43 Spiritual Healing 44 Stress Reduction 44 Tea 44 Vibrational Medicine 44 Weight Loss 44 Women’s Groups / Retreats 45 Yoga 45 Yoga Therapy 46 5


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ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES® DYNAMIC FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Ronda VanderWall 4072 Chicago Drive, Grandville 616-531-6050 www.DynamicChiro.com

Soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis and knee problems are just a few of the many conditions ART can resolve.

ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE OF WEST MICHIGAN

2815 Michigan St. NE, Lower Level, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-855-7718 www.WMAcupuncture.com At Acupuncture of West Michigan, we have helped thousands of people restore their physical health and their mental-emotional vitality. Call today to schedule a free consultation and find out if acupuncture is right for you.

HOLISTIC CARE APPROACH

3368 Beltline Ct NE, Grand Rapids 616-361-9221 Barbm@HolisticCareApproach.com www.HolisticCareApproach.com Multidisciplinary wellness center specializing in osteopathic, homeopathic, and naturopathic medicine, and other services that include, Bio-identical hormones, Nutritional IV’s, NAET, Massage, Acupuncture, HCA Skin Care Center, Far-Infrared Sauna, Ionic Footbaths, products and classes.

WEGE INSTITUTE FOR MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

Craig Houchen, Medical Acupuncturist 616-685-6923 www.MercyHealthWegeInstitute.com Craig has 15+ years of experience, a masters in acupuncture and oriental medicine and has practiced across the United States and China. Craig specializes in addiction, pain management, stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, migraines and more using Western medicine and acupuncture. See ad page 47.

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A glossary of terms used to describe approaches to natural health, holistic living, as well as green products and services focusing on conscious living and sustainable lifestyles.

Active Release Techniques (ART)

A patented, state of the art soft tissue system/ movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

Acupressure

Based on the same system as acupuncture, but fingers and hands are used, instead of stimulation with needles, in order to restore the balanced flow of the body’s life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners unblock and strengthen. Common styles of acupressure include Jin Shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more, and Shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds.

Acupuncture

An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance itself based on the theory that an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) is channeled in a continuous flow throughout


(continued) the body via a network of “meridians”. Disease is understood as an imbalance in the meridian system. Diagnosis of an imbalance is made by “reading” the pulse, face, tongue and body energy. To correct it, a practitioner inserts acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life force. Acupuncture principles include the yin and yang polarities and the associations of the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood with bodily organs.

Ananda (Yoga)

A form of gentle Hatha yoga with an emphasis on meditation. Ananda combines classic yoga postures with breathing and silent affirmations to attune with higher levels of body sense, energy and silent inner awareness. As an inner-directed practice, it has less appeal to those desiring a more athletic or aerobic experience.

Anusara (Yoga)

Anusara means, “Go with the flow”, and blends spirituality with inner/outer alignment and balanced energetic actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997, this style urges students to think of poses as artistic expressions of the heart. Individual abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored so Anusara yoga can be helpful for everyone and is good for beginners.

Aromatherapy

An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments.

Art Therapy

Uses the creative process of making art to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being and to deepen self-awareness. The therapist makes a diagnosis and determines treatment plans by encouraging a client to express his or her feelings and unconscious thoughts through the nonverbal creative process and by observing the forms and content created.

WEGE INSTITUTE FOR MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

Jackie Koekkoek, Medical Acupuncturist 616-685-6923 www.MercyHealthWegeInstitute.com Jackie has 14+ years of experience, a doctorate of acupuncture and oriental medicine, continued education at Heilongjiang Hospital and was a volunteer acupuncturist in Nepal. Specialties include sports acupuncture, women’s health and f e r t i l i t y, g e r i a t r i c s a n d p a i n management. See ad page 47.

WEGE INSTITUTE FOR MIND, BODY & SPIRIT

Zhiqun Zhou, Medical Acupuncturist 616-685-6923 www.MercyHealthWegeInstitute.com Zhiqun has 20+ years of experience and a masters in acupuncture and oriental medicine. Zhiqun specializes in women’s health and fertility, geriatrics, neurological disorders and pain management. Zhiqun combines Western and Eastern Medicine to her patient’s course of treatment. See ad page 47.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH PRACTITIONER GRAND RAPIDS NATURAL HEALTH

5131 East Paris Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 616-264-6556 office 616-942-2497 fax www.GRNaturalHealth.com Dr. Kelly Hassberger, ND specializes in naturopathic and homeopathic care. She offers a qualified, holistic approach to your health. Her services include classical homeopathy, lifestyle assessment, nutritional supplementation, dietary counseling, cleanse programs and more.

GROUNDSWELL HEALING

Asher Thayer BS, NHT 616-821-8209 adthayer@gmail.com www.GroundswellHealing.com I’m a Natural Health Therapist committed to helping each of my clients find their own path to wholeness, by addressing the root of imbalance and providing safe, natural suggestions and education— empowering them along their journey.

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HERBS ETC

503 East Broadway St, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 989-773-3636 Contact@HerbsEtc.info www.HerbsEtc.info The largest, most comprehensive natural health facility in Michigan. Over 2 0 h e a l t h consultations, therapies, and clinics. Herbs, vitamins, minerals, teas, essential oils, books, music, massage, reflexology and more. See ad page 48.

LAKESHORE WHOLE HEALTH

5909 W US Highway 10, Ludington, MI 49431 213-843-4800 www.LakeshoreWholeHealth.com www.facebook.com/LakeshoreWholeHealth Nutritional clinic offers Nutrition Response Testing, Whole Health Education, Standard Process Organic Supplements, DoTerra Essential Oils, Organo Gold coffee & teas, homeopathics, gluten-free breads & select healthy grocery items. Shop our little store or become a client for your new healthy lifestyle path. Our exclusive process uses a specific form of applied kinesiology (NRT) to determine underlying causes of your health issues.

THE HEALING CENTER

Bob Huttinga PA-C 332 S. Lincoln Ave, Lakeview 989-352-6500 www.TheHealingCenterOfLakeview.com Bob, a Certified Physician Assistant since 1976, specializes i n Tr a d i t i o n a l a s w e l l a s Naturopathic and Homeopathic care. We use homeopathy, herbs, oils, Bach Flower remedies, bioidentical hormones as well as prescriptions. We accept most insurance.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES HEALING HARMONY

Dr. Gregory Ling D.C. 700 Fulton Ste. A Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-844-1416

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A Paradigm Shift in Healing. Reset and activation of the body’s own healing mechanism. Breakthrough technology for many types of illness and disease including Sinus, Allergies, Cancer, Autism, Herpes including Shingles, Neuropathy and more. www.drgregling.com

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®

Addresses position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen or tilted uterus, for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men and for relief of many common digestive disorders. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care that includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing.

Ashtanga (Yoga)

A physically demanding style that is light on meditation, Ashtanga yoga employs a fast-paced series of flowing poses to build strength, flexibility and stamina. Developed by Indian yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga’s progressively difficult postures are synchronized with a loud breath (called Ujyaii breath in Sanskrit) and are designed to produce intense internal heat and purifying sweat in order to detoxify muscles and organs. The room is usually heated to warm muscles and increase flexibility. Preferred by many athletes, this style is too intense and demanding for most beginners.

Ayurveda

The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to Ayurveda principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurveda prescriptions might include purification procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification.

Ayurvedic Massage

One part of Pancha Karma, a traditional detoxification and rejuvenation program of India, in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins. With the client’s permission, oil is also poured into the ears,


(continued) between the eyebrows and applied to specific chakras, or body energy centers, in techniques known respectively as karna purana, shirodhara and marma chikitsa. These treatments, which have been modified to meet the needs of the West, powerfully affect the mind and nervous system—calming, balancing and bringing a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace. Ayurvedic massage techniques are grounded on a thorough understanding of the primordial energies of the Five Elements— ether, air, fire, water and earth—and of the three basic types of energies, or constitutions, that are present in everyone and everything— vata, pitta and kapha. A knowledgeable therapist selects and customizes various ayurvedic massage techniques by selecting the rate and pressure of massage strokes and the proper oils and herbs to use in order to maximize the benefits for each client.

Bee Venom Therapy (BVT)

The therapeutic application of honeybee venom, through live bee stings, to bring relief and healing for various spinal, neural, joint or musculoskeletal ailments.

Bikram (Yoga)

A strenuous style, designed to make students sweat, taught in rooms heated to a minimum of 105º Fahrenheit, with about 40 percent humidity. The superheated rooms facilitate stretching and allow the body to release toxins through perspiration. Former national India yoga champion Bikram Choudhury developed the style, whose 26 demanding poses are performed in a specific order, to promote optimal health and proper function of every bodily system. Bikram yoga is a good choice for highly fit individuals and seasoned students seeking a challenge.

Biodegradable

Capable of decomposing rapidly into elements found in nature, such as water, carbon dioxide and organic matter, when exposed to sunlight, air, water and microorganisms.

Biofeedback

A relaxation technique that monitors internal body states and is used especially for stressrelated conditions such as asthma, migraines, insomnia and high blood pressure. During

ANTI-AGING ASEA

Jo McDaid, RN, BS, CCM 269-217-0701 JoMcDaid@gmail.com www.TeamASEA.com/McDaid ASEA is the world’s first and only molecular supplement with Redox Signaling Molecules identical to those found inside every cell. Although we lose the ability to make them as we age, replenishing these molecules w i t h A S EA h e l p s t o a c t iva t e antioxidants and increase cellular communication so our body can better detect damage and accelerate healing.

APPAREL CLOTHING MATTERS

141 Diamond SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-742-2818 info@ClothingMatters.net www.ClothingMatters.net Experience an ever-evolving, world-class collection of sustainably manufactured apparel featuring local, regional, domestic and international designers since 1996. Simplify and reduce your carbon footprint while adding exquisitely satisfying layers of sustainability to your everyday life. Enjoy best blends of bamboo, soy, organic cotton, hemp, alpaca, and recycled fibers to prevent pollution, conserve resources & promote social justice. Speaking of sustainability? What are you wearing? Consider putting your logo on a piece of the solution and discover how good clothing can be! Business, school, non-profit & private groups welcome by appointment.

AROMATHERAPY BE YOUNG ESSENTIAL OILS Clara VanderZouwen 616-481-8587 claravz@sbcglobal.net www.NaturalHealth4Today.com

There’s more to Aromatherapy than just smelling something good! Maintain health naturally by raising your body’s frequency with Be Young Essential Oils. Rid your body of toxins, heavy metals, stress, hormone imbalance and L-forms. Learn more at my FREE Monthly Classes through my website.

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BONNIE HEALEY

doTERRA Essential Oils IPC #406390 616-340-5115 bonniehealey_doterra@aol.com www.mydoterra.com/bonniehealey Three qualities of the oils, working in h a r m o ny, g ive aromatherapy a wide array of unique health benefits: emotionally, physically and mentally. Pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils are powerful agents for natural health and wellness.

ARVIGO TECHNIQUES OF MAYA ABDOMINAL THERAPYÂŽ Beth Ann Townsend: 616-340-9388 beth.ann.townsend@comcast.net Sarah Mokma: 616-481-6581 sarah.mokma@gmail.com Susan De Witt Armstrong: 616-443-0016 susandarmstrong5@gmail.com Arvigo Therapy as practiced by Beth and Sarah is known for relieving digestive disorders, uterine issues, and fertility challenges as well as relieving symptoms of BPH in men. The advanced pregnancy care that Beth provides is very beneficial in supporting healthy pregnancy. Spiritual Healing offered by Susan and Beth creates a modern sanctuary and sacred space for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Visit www.arvigotherapy. com for more detailed information.

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE ASEA

Jo McDaid, RN, BS, CCM 269-217-0701 JoMcDaid@gmail.com www.TeamASEA.com/McDaid ASEA is the world’s first and only molecular supplement with Redox Signaling Molecules that help our body better detect damage and accelerate healing. Studies show that ASEA mobilizes fatty acids, which athletes can use as a better fuel source, s p a r i n g g l y c o g e n . Fo r b e t t e r performance, endurance and a faster recovery, ASEA is the edge you are looking for.

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(continued) biofeedback, patients monitor minute metabolic changes (e.g., temperature, heart rate and muscle tension), with the aid of sensitive machines. By consciously thinking, visualizing, moving, relaxing, etc., they learn which activities produce desirable changes in the internal processes being monitored.

Bio-fuel

Fuel derived from renewable biological material, including plant-derived fuels like ethanol and biodiesel, as well as methane, which is emitted from landfills and livestock manure management systems during the anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition of organic material. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas when released into the environment. Therefore, recovery and combustion of methane to produce energy can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)

The treatment of the symptoms of menopause (and its male equivalent, andropause) through the use of hormones that have the same chemical structure as those naturally produced by the body. Many compounding pharmacies have staff trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which is thought by its proponents to have fewer risks and side effects than traditional methods of hormone replacement.

Birth Networks

Birth Networks all over the world are promoting, supporting and protecting mother-friendly births. By making informed choices and having confidence in the process, families can experience safe and satisfying childbirth.

Bodywork

Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the best-known types of bodywork; both have proven successful in relieving tension and stress, promoting blood flow, loosening stiff muscles and stimulating the organs. Massage therapies encompass countless techniques, including Swedish massage, shiatsu and Rolfing. The same is true for yoga. Other types of bodywork include martial arts practices like aikido, ki aikido and Tai chi chuan. Some others are the Alexander technique, Aston patterning,


(continued) Bowen, Breema bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Hellerwork, polarity therapy, Rosen method, Rubenfeld synergy and Trager. Finding bodywork that improves mental and physical health is a highly individual process. Several types may be combined for the greatest benefit.

Carbon Footprint

The total amount of carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, emitted over the full life cycle of a product or service. Also, stands for an individual or family’s total carbon dioxide contribution resulting from their activities, including energy use and vehicle driving habits.

Carbon Neutral

An entity or process that achieves net zero carbon footprints by obviating or offsetting more carbon emissions than it produces.

Carbon Offset

A carbon emissions reduction credit that represents investment in a project that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by funding clean energy projects, such as wind farms, which displace energy produced from polluting fossil fuels. Carbon offset credits are a way for individuals and businesses to offset the carbon emissions produced through daily activities.

Chelation Therapy

AYURVEDIC BODYWORK SCHAFER CHIROPRACTIC AND HEALING SPA

Sheri Beth Schafer CMT, Ayurvedic Bodyworker, Reiki Master Holistic, Chiropractic, Ayurvedic 1801 Breton SE Grand Rapids, MI 616-301-3000 Ayurvedic bodywork including: Vishesh: rhythmic, choreographed massage, Swedna: steam therapy, Shirodora: warm herbalized oils gently poured over the forehead, Udvartina: ultimate in detoxification and more. www. grchirospa.com for info.

BODY CARE PRODUCTS SÉRENDIPITÉ ORGANIQUES

959 Lake Dr SE, Ste 2 GR 49506 *Second Floor of Blackport Building 616-419-8115 www.facebook.com/SerendipiteOrganiques Your retail location for makeup, body care, & household products that are organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free & cruelty-free! Products offered score ‘0-2, Low Hazard’ on Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database.

BODYWORK 360 MASSAGE AND HOLISTIC CARE

A safe, painless, nonsurgical medical procedure that improves metabolic and circulatory function by removing undesirable heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and copper from the body. A series of intravenous injections of the synthetic amino acid EDTA are administered, usually in an osteopathic or medical doctor’s office. The EDTA blocks excess free radical production, protecting tissues and organs from further damage. Over time, injections may halt the progress of the underlying condition that triggers the development of various degenerative conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and cancer.

1514 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-242-0034 Info@360massage.com Where our hands are nature’s aspirin

Chinese Medicine

State licensed school for massage and bodywork. Offering high quality, affordable massage certification courses as well as NCBTMB continuing education courses for the experienced therapist. Located conveniently to Grand Rapids, Standale, Walker and Allendale.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest and most complete systems of holistic health care. It combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food

Treatment that e m p h a s i z e s manipulation and realignment of the body’s structure in order to bring about greater ease of movement, less discomfort, and a higher level of energy in daily activity. Offering Reiki and Cranial Sacral Therapy.

INSTITUTE OF SANATIVE ARTS 0-11279 Tallmadge Woods Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616-791-0472 info@SanativeTranquility.com www.SanativeTranquility.com

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JOURNEY HOME YOGA & HEALTH YOGA –- EDUCATION -– WELLNESS C. Caradedios—MS; E-RYT; LC; Positional Therapist; Reiki Master Serving Greater Grand Rapids & Beyond 616-780-3604 Info@URHomeYoga.com www.URHomeYoga.com

Discover health, self, and joy, through JHYH’s compassionate yoga, wellness services, and transformational education. Offerings include: Group/ P r i v a t e Yo g a C l a s s e s ; Transformative and Educational Wo r k s h o p s & R e t r e a t s ; Relationship, Life & Spiritual Consultancy; Bodywork (including Reiki Treatments & Trainings, Positional Release & Yoga Therapies etc); Yoga Nidra; Meditation.

KEN PORTER CST, CHT 534 Fountain NE Grand Rapids MI 49503 616-262-3848 www.BodyandSoulGR.com

Offering two forms of somatic ( b o d y centered) therapy. H a k o m i Therapy is an experiential, mindfulnessbased path to deep self-acceptance, healing, and fulfillment. Massage Therapy is a touch- and energy-centered path to physical healing and emotional balance.

therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise, along with the recognition that wellness in mind, body and emotions depends on the harmonious flow of life-force energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”).

Chiropractic

Based on the premise that proper structural alignment permits free flow of nerve activity in the body. When spinal vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves radiating from it, potentially leading to diminished function and illness. Misalignment can be caused by physical trauma, poor posture and stress. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment.

Colon Therapy

An internal bath that washes away old toxic waste accumulated along the walls of the colon. It is administered with pressurized water by a professional using special equipment. A colonic irrigation is the equivalent of approximately four to six enemas and cleans out matter that collects in the pockets and kinks of the colon. The treatment is used as both a corrective process and for prevention of disease. Colonics are used for ailments such as constipation, psoriasis, acne, allergies, headaches and the common cold.

Color Therapy & Colorpuncture

R3 STATION

1152 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 616-475-7830 Call for An Appointment Our mission is to afford everyone the opportunity of an active lifestyle free from pain and physical limitations through caring & skillful applications of occupational and clinical massage therapy. We accept most major medical insurances.

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Color therapists believe that the vibrations of color waves can directly affect body cells and organs. Thus, different hues can treat illnesses and improve physical, emotional and spiritual health. Many practitioners also claim that the body emits an “aura,” or energy field, with colors reflecting a person’s state of health. Color therapists apply colored lights or apply color mentally, through suggestion, to restore the body’s physical and psychic health. Colorpuncture combines the insights of light physics with the knowledge of the meridian points emphasized in Chinese acupuncture. The noninvasive technique is used to clear blockages in the meridians and restore healthy energy flow. Kirlian photographs track improvements. Another related sensory healing technique is light therapy, which attempts to restore well-being and can be successful in


(continued) treating the depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

WHOLISTIC KINESIOLOGY HEALTH SERVICES, LLC Barbara Zvirzdinis, WK, CMT 616-581-3885 www.WKHealthServices.com

Compostable

Certified Massage Therapist offering Therapeutic, Hot Stone & M a t r i x M a s s a g e . C e r t i fi e d Wholistic Kinesiologist, Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner, Reconnection Healing Practitioner, Certified Herbalist, Certified Acutonics Practitioner, and a Certified Reflexologist.

Organic matter that will decompose into a nutrient-rich material under aerobic (with oxygen) conditions.

Counseling / Psychotherapy

These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

A manual therapeutic procedure to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism—the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: that the bones of the skull can be manipulated, because they never completely fuse; and that the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect variations in that pulse. CST is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity.

Crystal & Gem Therapy

Practitioners use quartz crystals and gemstones for therapeutic and healing purposes, asserting that the substances have recognizable energy frequencies and the capacity to amplify other frequencies in the body. They also absorb and store frequencies and can essentially be programmed to help effect healing. In the ancient art of ‘laying-on of stones,’ practitioners place crystals and gemstones on various parts of the body, corresponding to its chakra points (energy centers), in order to balance energy flow.

Deep Tissue Work

A technique of stretching and moving the connective tissue that envelops the muscles (fascia) in order to lengthen and balance the

BUILDING / CONSTRUCTION dlh concepts

Kyle Hass Licensed Builder 616-299-5815 dlhconcepts@gmail.com Locally owned building and r e m o d e l i n g c o m p a n y. Specializing in building q u a l i t y, l i v a b l e a n d affordable homes that are Energy Efficient and utilize Green Building practices. Unmatched efficiencies and uncompromising quality. Call today for a free quote. See ad page 25.

CHILDREN’S HEALTH GROUNDSWELL HEALING

Asher Thayer BS, NHT 616-821-8209 adthayer@gmail.com www.GroundswellHealing.com I’m a Natural Health Therapist committed to helping each of my clients find their own path to wholeness, by addressing the root of imbalance and providing safe, natural suggestions and education— empowering them along their journey.

CHILDREN’S STORE HOP SCOTCH CHILDREN’S STORE 909 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-233-4008 www.HopScotchStore.com

Your alternative children’s s t o r e ; s a f e r, h e a l t h i e r products for families. Monthly lifestyle workshops, special events and a continually growing selection of cloth diapers, organic clothing, carriers, breastfeeding supplies, non-toxic feeding options, wood and organic toys, plus lots of locally made products.

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CHINESE MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE OF WEST MICHIGAN

2815 Michigan St. NE, Lower Level, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-855-7718 www.WMAcupuncture.com At Acupuncture of West Michigan, we have helped thousands of people restore their physical health and their mental-emotional vitality. Call today to schedule a free consultation and find out if acupuncture is right for you.

CHIROPRACTIC DYNAMIC FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Ronda VanderWall 4072 Chicago Drive, Grandville 616-531-6050 www.DynamicChiro.com

Family owned and operated in the heart of downtown Grandville, Dynamic Family Chiropractic focuses on lifestyle improvements through living a maximized life. A safe and natural approach to health through the combination of exercise, nutrition, detoxification and chiropractic care.

HEALING HARMONY

Dr. Gregory Ling D.C. 700 Fulton Ste. A Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-844-1416 A Paradigm Shift in Healing. Reset and activation of the body’s own healing mechanism. Breakthrough technology for many types of illness and disease including Sinus, Allergies, Cancer, Autism, Herpes including Shingles, Neuropathy and more. www.drgregling.com

MOREA CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER Mike Morea, D.C. 388 N Third St. Suite L Fruitport MI 49415 231-865-7474 www.MoreaChiro.com

Specializing in affordable, quality Chiropractic for all ages, Dr. Mike provides comprehensive care to West Michigan residents. Our state-of-theart facility offers exercise and nutritional counseling, massage therapy, wellness workshops, custom orthotics, digital X-rays and more!

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(continued) body along its natural, vertical axis. Distortions of the connective tissue may be caused by internal reactions and compensations due to accidents, emotional tension or pastunreleased traumas. Deep tissue massage works to detoxify tissue by helping to remove accumulated lactic acid and other waste products from the muscles. The therapy is used to ease or eliminate chronic muscular pain, help with injury rehabilitation and reduce inflammatory pain caused by ailments such as arthritis and tendonitis.

Detoxification

The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing.

Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT)

The original non- or low-force technique of chiropractic developed by Dr. Richard Van Rumpt. At the heart of the technique is a method of challenging and leg measuring (similar to muscle testing) to detect the presence and location of spinal misalignment (subluxation), and a thumb thrust for correction. Structures included in analysis and corrections are vertebrae, ribs, muscles, discs, cranial, soft tissues, extremities, and some ligaments. Features of DNFT are: • A direct analysis of disc subluxation and a direct correction for a bulging or even herniated disc. • The ability to distinguish between nerve interference being produced by muscles, vertebrae, discs or any combination thereof. • A knee correction, which includes all osseous structures, ligaments, meniscus, and related muscles. • A comprehensive TMJ/cranial correction. • A comprehensive and effective shoulder correction.

Eco-Friendly

Intended or perceived to have no harmful effect on the natural environment and its inhabitants.


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

SCHAFER CHIROPRACTIC AND HEALING SPA

A self-help procedure founded by Gary Craig that combines fingertip tapping of key acupuncture meridian points while focusing on an emotional issue or health challenge. Unresolved, or ‘stuck,’ negative emotions, caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system, are seen as major contributors to most physical pains and diseases. These can remain stagnant and trapped until released by the tapping. EFT is easy to memorize and portable, so it can be done anywhere.

Dr. Andrew Schafer 1801 Breton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-301-3000 www.GRChiroSpa.com

Energy-Efficient

TILTON CHIROPRACTIC

A system or product that uses a reduced amount of energy compared to one of comparable size and quality by using advanced technology and/or special design features.

Treating musculoskeletal conditions, but specializing in back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Also offering physical therapy, massage therapy, and postural awareness. Most insurances accepted. Breton Village area.

Dr. Trent Tilton, DC 2845 Thornhills Ave SE, Ste Z, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-949-1888 www.TiltonChiropractic.com A well aligned spine is a major factor in determining whether your body is producing health (optimum physical, mental and social well-being) or disease. Our priority is to correct your spine to optimize your nerve function.

Energy Healing

The art and practice of realigning and reattuning the body between the physical and the etheric and auric fields to assist in natural healing processes. Working directly with the energy field in and around the body, the practitioner is thought to channel and direct energy into the cells, tissues and organs of the patient’s body to effect healing on physical and nonphysical levels simultaneously. Sessions may or may not involve the physical laying on of hands.

Energy Star

COFFEE SHOP / FAIR TRADE GLOBAL INFUSION

143 Diamond Avenue SE, Grand Rapids 49506 616-776-9720 www.WeLoveChai.com M-Th 9-7; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5 An eclectic Fair Trade marketplace of handcrafted gifts, decor, clothing and more. Offering coffee and chocolate, bulk loose leaf teas, herbs and provisions. Featuring an extensive tea and coffee bar.

A joint program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that sets energy efficiency guidelines for products, homes and businesses. (See EnergyStar.gov)

Enzyme Therapy

Can be an important first step in restoring health and well-being by helping to remedy digestive problems. Plant and pancreatic enzymes are used in complementary ways to improve digestion and absorption of essential nutrients. Treatment includes enzyme supplements, coupled with a healthy diet that features whole foods.

Flower Remedies

Flower essences are recognized for their ability to improve well-being by eliminating negative emotions. In the 1930s, English physician Edward Bach concluded that

COLON HYDROTHERAPY HARMONY ’N HEALTH

Mary De Lange, CCT. CMT. 1003 Maryland Ave., NE, Grand Rapids 616-456-5033 www.HarmonynHealth.net Certified therapist since 1991 offering colon therapy in a sterile and professional environment. Using a holistic approach colonics relieve constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloat, poor digestion, back pain, body odor and more.

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CORPORATE WELLNESS iTrain Consulting LLC Aaron & Heather Cobb 616-541-5438 itrain4it@gmail.com www.itrain4it.com

iTrain offers Corporate Wellness services that range from “Lunch & Learns”, weight loss contests and facility design. Let our t e a m o f c e r t i fi e d fi t n e s s professionals help you whip your company into shape. Contact us for details.

ROCKFORD HEALTH ALTERNATIVES/ MELT MICHIGAN Kari de St. Germain Rockford, MI 49341 616-710-3273 www.RockfordHA.com www.meltMichigan.com

Orthopedic Massage/Manual Therapy focused on pain, injuries, conditions, repetitive motion issues. The MELT Method-Group classes, personal instruction, equipment, for chronic pain, increased flexibility/athletic performance, and slowing the aging process. Corporate Wellness Programs/Seminars.

COSMETICS SÉRENDIPITÉ ORGANIQUES

959 Lake Dr SE, Ste 2 GR 49506 *Second Floor of Blackport Building 616-419-8115 www.facebook.com/SerendipiteOrganiques Your retail location for makeup, body care, & household products that are organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free & cruelty-free! Products offered score ‘0-2, Low Hazard’ on Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database.

THE SKIN REVITALIZING CENTER

4285 Parkway Place SW, Grandville, MI 49418 616-257-1582 1-800-A-NEW-YOU www.TheSkinRevitalizingCenter.com Featuring ColoreScience Mineral Makeup, skin care meets cosmetics at The Skin Revitalizing Center, where healthy skin begins. Dermatologist-directed formulations, from foundations to sun protection and more, all provided by our friendly, caring staff.

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(continued) negative emotions could lead to physical illness. His research also convinced him that flowers possessed healing properties that could be used to treat emotional problems. In the 1970s, Richard Katz completed Bach’s work and established the Flower Essence Society, which has registered some 100 essences from flowers in more than 50 countries.

Food Miles

The distance food travels between its place of origin and consumption.

Fossil Fuels

Solid, liquid or gaseous fuels formed underground millions of years ago, by the decay and fossilization of dead organisms. The resulting fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas, are nonrenewable because they take millions of years to form. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants into the atmosphere, including greenhouse gases that are altering the Earth’s carbon cycle and destabilizing the climate.

Green Building

An approach to site selection, building orientation, design and construction that minimizes a structure’s impact on the environment. Green building considerations include minimizing site disturbance and construction waste; employing renewable technologies for heating, cooling and electrical systems; and incorporating sustainable, recycled, low-water and energyefficient materials and products.

Greenhouse Gases

Gases that allow solar radiation to enter the Earth’s atmosphere and warm its surface, but prevent thermal radiation from escaping from the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming. Greenhouse gas emissions come primarily from the combustion of fossil fuels to produce energy.

Greenwashing

A deliberate attempt by a business or entity to mislead the public into believing a product, service, company or practice is environmentally sensitive when in fact it is not.


Guided Imagery & Creative Visualization

Uses positive thoughts, images and symbols to focus the mind on the workings of the body to accomplish a particular goal, desired outcome or physiological change, such as pain relief or healing of disease. This flow of thought can take many forms and involve, through the imagination, all the physical senses. Imagination is an important element of the visualization process; it helps create a mental picture of what is desired in order to transform life circumstances.

Hakomi Therapy

Body-centered, experiential, transformational therapy. Clients are guided with mindfulness and loving presence into a deep understanding and healing of previously unconscious, detrimental patterns. Integrating scientific, psychological, and spiritual sources, Hakomi has evolved into a complex and elegant form of psychotherapy that is highly effective with a wide range of issues. The method draws from general systems theory and modern body-centered therapies including Gestalt, Psychomotor, Feldenkrais, Focusing, Ericksonian Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, and the work of Wilhelm Reich and Alexander Lowen. Core concepts of gentleness, nonviolence, compassion, and mindfulness evolved from Buddhism and Taoism.

Hatha (Yoga)

Hatha yoga is the foundational discipline on which nearly all other styles are based. In Sanskrit, ha represents the sun and tha, the moon—hence, the practice is designed to bring the yin and yang, light and dark, masculine and feminine aspects and polarities into balance. Essentially, Hatha yoga brings all aspects of life together. A class described as hatha will likely include slowpaced stretching, asanas, or postures, that are not too difficult, simple breathing exercises and perhaps, seated meditation. Hatha yoga classes provide a good starting point for beginners, who can learn basic poses and relaxation techniques.

COUNSELING / PSYCHOTHERAPY BONNIE CRIPE PHD, LMSW, ACSW Northland Counseling Center PLLC 18554 Northland Drive Big Rapids, MI 49307 231-592-8090 office www.TheCentreBuilding.com

Providing holistic services through Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Regression Integration Therapy, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique. Va r i o u s Wo r k s h o p s o ff e r e d . Counseling specialties include Post Traumatic Stress, Survivor Abuse, Depression, Anxiety and Phobias, Relationship Counseling, CoDependency and Family issues.

JENISON PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, PC Dr. Edward Schmitt, Psy.D., F.A.A.D.Psy. 616-457-0016 ph 616-457-1950 fx dreschmitt@jenisonpsych.com www.jenisonpsych.com

Established psychology practice with an emphasis on psychological understanding rather than medication use. Our therapists provide individual and relationship counseling as well as psychotherapy and psychological assessments. Call for a free mental health screening.

JOURNEY HOME YOGA & HEALTH

YOGA –- EDUCATION -– WELLNESS C. Caradedios—MS; E-RYT; LC; Positional Therapist; Reiki Master; Serving Greater Grand Rapids & Beyond 616-780-3604 Info@URHomeYoga.com www.URHomeYoga.com Discover health, self, and joy, through JHYH’s compassionate yoga, wellness services, and transformational education. Offerings include: Group/Private Yoga Classes; Transformative and E d u c a t i o n a l Wo r k s h o p s & Retreats; Relationship, Life & Spiritual Consultancy; Bodywork (including Reiki Treatments & Trainings, Positional Release & Yoga Therapies etc); Yoga Nidra; Meditation.

Healing Touch

A non-invasive, relaxing and nurturing energy therapy that helps to restore physical,

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NANCY DOCK LMSW

616-334-9334 NancyDockLMSW@gmail.com www.NancyDock.com Holistic support for your health and wellness. Services offered: Counseling, Reiki, Chakra balancing, Reflexology, Hypnosis for various concerns, including past life regression, Virtual Gastric Band to reshape your body, Akashic Record Readings, Bach Flower Remedies.

NEUROFIT

Dr. Steve Hamming & Molly Raaymakers, LLP 616-459-0000; 616-940-9870 85 Campau, NW, Suite R-100 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Steve@DrSteveHamming.com Molly.Neuro@sbcglobal.net Experience Profound Healing through the efficiency of Neurofeedback. Services since 1999, in combination with skilled counseling & individual attention: exemplary outcomes in Peak Performance, Mood & Sleep Stability, Cognitive gains, ADD/ADHD, Personal Transformation & Meditation enhancement! www. GetNeurofit.com/; www.MichiganBrain.com; www. Psychwod.com; www.DrSteveHamming.com

SUE DILSWORTH, PHD, RYT-500, LFYP-2

6189 Lake Michigan Drive Allendale, MI 49401 877-932-4446 * 616-307-1617 Dr.Dilsworth@HeartsJourneyWellness.com www.HeartsJourneyWellness.com Dr. Sue Dilsworth is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing from a holistic health perspective. Sue specializes in stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, eating disorders, chronic pain, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and life transitions. Most insurance accepted.

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(continued) emotional, mental and spiritual balance and support self-healing. A gentle touch is used on or near the fully clothed client to influence the body’s inner energy centers and exterior energy fields. Healing touch is used to ease acute and chronic conditions, assist with pain management, encourage deep relaxation and accelerate wound healing.

Herbal Medicine

This oldest form of medicine uses natural plants in a wide variety of forms for their therapeutic value. Herbs produce and contain various chemical substances that act upon the body to strengthen its natural functions without the negative side effects of synthetic drugs. They may be taken internally or applied externally via teas, tinctures, extracts, oils, ointments, compresses and poultices.

Homeopathy

A therapy that uses small doses of specially prepared plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and healing processes in order to cure illness. Homeopathy, taken from the Greek words homeos, meaning “similar”, and pathos, meaning “suffering”, employs the concept that “like cures like”. A remedy is individually chosen for a person based on its capacity to cause, if given in an overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing.

Hybrid (vehicle)

A vehicle that combines two energy sources to power a car—the most popular being hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in which a gas-powered engine and a battery-powered electric motor work in tandem to decrease fuel consumption.

Hydrotherapy

The use of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full-body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used at home as part of a self-care program.


Hypnotherapy

A range of hypnosis techniques that allow practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The altered state that occurs under hypnosis has been compared to a state of deep meditation or transcendence, in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche are allowed to flow more freely. The subject can achieve greater clarity regarding his or her own wants and needs, explore other events or periods of life that require resolution, or generally develop a more positive attitude. Often used to help people lose weight or stop smoking, it is also used in the treatment of phobias, stress and as an adjunct to the treatment of illnesses.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY ESSENCE PHYSICAL THERAPY Rachel Davies, PT 1140 Monroe NW, Suite 5201, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616-459-4082; 616-481-6661 essencePTgr@gmail.com

Returning You to Your True Self. A “Wholistic” Approach. Skilled One-onOne Treatment. Treating Root Causes. Return to an Active Lifestyle. Specialties include: Women’s Health, Infants and Children, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, and Manual Joint Mobilization. Offering a 30 minute Complimentary Consultation to new patients.

Integral (Yoga)

A gentle style of yoga brought to this country in 1966 by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Classes are structured to balance physical effort with relaxation and include breathing practices, chanting and both guided and silent meditation. Integral yoga is suitable for beginners and helpful for more advanced students who wish to deepen their physical and spiritual awareness.

Integrative Medicine

This holistic approach combines conventional Western medicine with complementary alternative treatments, in order to simultaneously treat mind, body and spirit. Geared to the promotion of health and the prevention of illness, it neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies, without serious evaluation.

Intuitive Arts

A general term for various methods of divination, such as numerology, psychic reading, and tarot reading. Individuals may consult practitioners to seek information about the future or insights into personal concerns or their personality. Numerology emphasizes the significance of numbers derived from the spelling of names, birth dates and other significant references; psychics may claim various abilities, from finding lost objects and persons to communicating with the spirits of the dead; tarot readers interpret a deck of cards containing archetypal symbols.

DREAMS ECKANKAR

616-245-7003 800-LOVE GOD www.eck-mi.org www.Eckankar.org Eckankar is about your daily, personal connection with Divine Spirit. You’ll find books, activities and classes on how to gain truth, love and wisdom as well as learn the power of the word: HU.

ECO FRIENDLY PRODUCTS CLOTHING MATTERS

141 Diamond SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-742-2818 info@ClothingMatters.net www.ClothingMatters.net E x p e r i e n c e a n ev e r evo l v i n g , wo r l d - c l a ss collection of sustainably manufactured apparel featuring local, regional, domestic and international designers since 1996. Simplify and reduce your carbon footprint while adding exquisitely satisfying layers of sustainability to your everyday life. Enjoy best blends of bamboo, soy, organic cotton, hemp, alpaca, and recycled fibers to prevent pollution, conserve resources & promote social justice. Speaking of sustainability? What are you wearing? Consider putting your logo on a piece of the solution and discover how good clothing can be! Business, school, non-profit & private groups welcome by appointment.

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LAKESHORE YOGA CENTER 715 1/2 Washington Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-844-1900 www.LakeshoreYoga.com

Eco-Friendly products including: I love Yoga & Synergy Yoga brand all organic clothing lines. Yoga shawls, bags & headbands. Yoga inspired jewelry & artwork, eye pillows and adding much more.

SÉRENDIPITÉ ORGANIQUES

959 Lake Dr SE, Ste 2 Grand Rapids 49506 *Second Floor of Blackport Building 616-419-8115 www.facebook.com/SerendipiteOrganiques Your retail location for makeup, body care, & household products that are organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free & cruelty-free! Products offered score ‘0-2, Low Hazard’ on Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database.

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT) BETH TUTTLE

Certified EFT Level II Practitioner 616-633-8975 BethTuttle@BethTuttle.com www.BethTuttle.com Tapping is an incredibly versatile healing technique. No matter what’s bothering you, it can be dealt with through EFT. Think of it as needle-free, emotional acupuncture that can help you break free from whatever has been holding you back!

ENERGY HEALING AMA~DEUS®

Elizabeth Cosmos Grand Rapids ElizabethCosmos@sbcglobal.net www.Ama-Deus-International.com AMA-DEUS energy healing method is a hand mediated technique. Love is the basis for this healing technique, which helps to enhance our spiritual growth, expand our awareness, and promotes physical & emotional healing.

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Ionic Foot Detox

This machine is a modern energy therapy device that balances the body’s natural energy system. By introducing a high level of negative ions into the water of a foot bath, the feet, utilizing principles of reflexology and the science of ionization and osmosis, create a positive cellular environment and enable the body’s natural detoxification processes to function at their peak.

Iridology

Analysis of the delicate structure of the iris, the colored portion of the eye, to reveal information about conditions within the body. More than 90 specific zones on each iris, for a combined total of 180-plus zones, correspond to specific areas of the body. Because body weaknesses are often noticeable in the iris long before they are discernible through blood work or other laboratory analysis, iridology can be a useful tool for preventive self-care.

Jin Shin (or Jin Shin Jyutsu)

A gentle, non-invasive energy-balancing art and philosophy that embodies a life of simplicity, calmness, patience and self-containment. Practitioners employ simple acupressure techniques, using their fingers and hands on a fully clothed client to help eliminate stress, create emotional equilibrium, relieve pain and alleviate acute or chronic conditions.

Kinesiology / Applied Kinesiology

The study of muscles and their movement. Applied kinesiology tests the relative strength and weakness of selected muscles to identify decreased function in body organs and systems, as well as imbalances and restrictions in the body’s energy flow. Some tests use acupuncture meridians and others analyze interrelationships among muscles, organs, the brain and the body’s energy field. Applied kinesiology is also used to check the body’s response to treatments that are being considered.

Kripalu (Yoga)

An integrated practice that emphasizes breathing and alignment and coordinates the breath with movement. Amrit Desai, a longtime student of Kundalini yoga master Swami Kripaluvananda, developed Kripalu, also called the yoga of consciousness. This style


(continued) incorporates three stages of development, beginning with postural alignment and progressing to meditation, with longer posture holding, finally creating a meditation in motion, where the movement from one posture to another happens unconsciously and spontaneously. Students are encouraged to honor “the wisdom of the body” and to work according to the limits of their flexibility and strength. Kripalu is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced students.

LaStone-Therapy Stone Massage

Employs smooth, heated or cooled stones to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation and a spiritual connection to Earth’s energy. Stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or may be used by the therapist for specific trigger-point work. Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide soothing heat for deep-tissue work. Cold stones aid with inflammation, moving blood out of the affected area and balancing male/female energies. The alternating heat and cold of thermotherapy brings the entire body into the healing process, with a rapid exchange of blood and oxygen and alternating rise and fall of respiration rate, as the body seeks homeostasis.

HEALING HARMONY

Dr. Gregory Ling D.C. 700 Fulton Ste. A Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-844-1416 A Paradigm Shift in Healing. Reset and activation of the body’s own healing mechanism. Breakthrough technology for many types of illness and disease including Sinus, Allergies, Cancer, Autism, Herpes including Shingles, N e u r o p a t h y a n d m o r e . w w w. drgregling.com

MATRIX ENERGETICS

Barbara Zvirzdinis, WK, CMT 616-581-3885 www.WKHealthServices.com Matrix Energetics is a system used to heal, transform and create new possibilities in your life. Using the principles of quantum physics and subtle energy during a Matrix Energetics session we are able to enter into different realties and download new possibilities for your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves.

ENERGY-SAVING PRODUCTS DTE ENERGY MULTIFAMILY PROGRAM Craig Thompson 616-913-2212 616-477-6165 cthompson@seelllc.com

Learning Therapy

An interactive, non-drug treatment for learning challenges (like ADD/ADHD or classroom behavioral issues) or for enhancing learning, often through patterns of movement thought to stimulate neural pathways. Types of learning therapy include programs/curricula designed by Brain Gym and the Seattle-based HANDLE Institute.

LED

An acronym for light-emitting diode: An extremely energy-efficient, long-life light source.

LEED

An acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; a green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This nationwide program provides guidelines for residential and commercial construction projects aimed at improving

Multifamily buildings with 5 or more units under one contiguous roof can lower their energy bills and protect the environment by taking advantage of energy-efficient upgrades at a fraction of the investment cost. Call to schedule a free walk through audit. See ad page 2.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PIERCE CEDAR CREEK INSTITUTE 701 W Cloverdale Rd Hastings, MI 49058 269-721-4190 www.CedarCreekInstitute.org

Nature and conference center with trails on 661 acres. Free, and open to the public from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday. Attend a workshop, conference, retreat, or brunch. Overnight accommodations and food service are available.

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WEST MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COUNCIL 1007 Lake Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-451-3051 info@wmeac.org www.wmeac.org

WMEAC has been West Michigan’s preeminent resource for environmental education and advocacy since 1968. It is focused on Building Sustainable Communities and Protecting Water Resources. Known best for rain barrels, energy efficiency and river clean ups.

EQUINE / HORSE THERAPY REDTAIL EQUINE CENTER

Equine Assisted Interaction 9325 Dwight Boyer Rd. Watervliet, MI 49098 269-930-2262 www.RedtailCenter.com Redtail Equine Center provides equine assisted learning, team building and leadership development through interactive and experiential activities with horses (on the ground). Utilizing the EAGALA method, personal, familial and group communication and growth is encouraged.

ESSENTIAL OILS BE YOUNG ESSENTIAL OILS Clara VanderZouwen 616-481-8587 www.BeYoungEO.com #1025 www.NaturalHealth4Today.com

(continued) energy savings, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality, reducing CO2 emissions and heightening stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. (Visit usgbc.org)

Life Coach

A professional who helps clients identify their personal and/or professional goals and design a plan or institute techniques for achieving them. The life coach works with clients to recognize and overcome any obstacles that may interfere with achievement of those goals.

Locavore

A person who eats only locally grown and raised food in order to support local economies, sustainable agriculture and independent farms.

Macrobiotics

An Eastern philosophy best known in the West for its dietary principles. Macrobiotic theory posits that there is a natural order to all things. By synchronizing our eating habits with the cycles of nature, we can achieve a fuller sense of balance within ourselves and with the world around us. Although not a specific diet, it emphasizes low-fat and high-fiber foods, whole grains, vegetables, sea vegetables and seeds, all cooked in accordance with macrobiotic principles.

My passion is to provide you with the tools you need to maintain health naturally. 100% E.O.B.B.D. guaranteed pure essential oils for ultimate Aromatherapy, internal & topical use. Pamper yourself with our Body Lotions & Scrubs, Bath Salts, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Mineral Make-up, Meal Replacement Shakes & Masaji whole food juice. Enjoy Free Monthly trainings, experience Physical & Emotional relief, Weight loss coaching, Ionic Detoxing foot baths & Bio-Energy scans.

Magnetic Field Therapy

BONNIE HEALEY

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

doTERRA Essential Oils IPC #406390 616-340-5115 bonniehealey_doterra@aol.com www.mydoterra.com/bonniehealey Our oils effectively reduce or eliminate many chemicals, pharmaceuticals and general medicines in your environment. I offer Zyto Compass biofeedback scans, AromaTouch Technique application and free educational oils classes. Call to schedule an appointment today.

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Electromagnetic energy and the human body have a vital and valid interrelationship, making it possible to use magnetic field therapy as an aid in diagnosing and treating physical and emotional disorders. This process is reported to relieve symptoms and may, in some cases, retard the cycle of new diseases. Magnets and electromagnetic therapy devices are now being used to eliminate pain, facilitate the healing of broken bones and counter the effects of stress. A gentle, non-invasive, rhythmical whole-body massage, aimed at stimulating the lymphatic system to carry away excess fluid in the loose connective tissue, which helps remove toxins. Blockage or damage within the system may lead to conditions like edema, acne, inflammation, arthritis and sinusitis. The therapy stimulates one of the body’s natural cleansing systems to help bring tissues to a healthier state.


Martial Arts

Systems of codified practices and traditions originally designed primarily for self-defense or combat. Now more often practiced as a sport, the martial arts have a strong emphasis on honor and self-discipline. The best-known martial arts originated in Asia and include aikido, karate, judo and taekwondo.

Massage Therapy

A general term for the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes. Massage therapy incorporates various disciplines and involves kneading, rubbing, brushing and tapping the muscles and connective tissues by hand or using mechanical devices. Its goal is to increase circulation and detoxification, in order to reduce physical and emotional stress and increase overall wellness.

Meditation

The intentional directing of attention to one’s inner self. Methods and practices to achieve a meditative state are based upon various principles using the body or mind and may employ control or letting-go mechanisms. Techniques include the use of imagery, mantras and observation, and the control of breathing. Research has shown that regular meditation can contribute to psychological and physiological well-being. As a spiritual practice, meditation is used to facilitate a mystical sense of oneness with a higher power or the Universe. It can also help reduce stress and alleviate stress-related ailments, such as anxiety and high blood pressure.

Mediumship

A medium professes to mentally see, hear and/or sense persons or entities in a spiritual dimension, and convey messages from them to people in the physical world. Readings focus on evidential messages from recognizable personalities in the spirit world. The messages are delivered as guidance for one’s “highest good”.

FAIR TRADE CLOTHING MATTERS

141 Diamond SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-742-2818 info@ClothingMatters.net www.ClothingMatters.net Experience an ever-evolving, world-class collection of sustainably manufactured apparel featuring local, r eg i o n a l , d o m e s t i c a n d international designers since 1996. Simplify and reduce your carbon footprint while adding exquisitely satisfying layers of sustainability to your everyday life. Enjoy best blends of bamboo, soy, organic cotton, hemp, alpaca, and recycled fibers to prevent pollution, conserve resources & promote social justice. Speaking of sustainability? What are you wearing? Consider putting your logo on a piece of the solution and discover how good clothing can be! Business, school, non-profit & private groups welcome by appointment.

GLOBAL INFUSION

143 Diamond Avenue SE, GR 49506 616-776-9720 www.WeLoveChai.com M-Th 9-7; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5 An eclectic Fair Trade marketplace of handcrafted gifts, decor, clothing and more. Offering coffee and chocolate, bulk loose leaf teas, herbs and provisions. Featuring an extensive tea and coffee bar.

FARM MARKET FULTON STREET FARMERS MARKET

1145 E Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616-454-4116 www.FultonStreetMarket.org Open Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8am - 3pm Grand Rapids oldest Farmers Market. Hosting a great selection of Michigan produce, prepared foods, and more. Accepting SNAP Benefits, Cash, and Credit. Regular season starts Saturday May 3rd with Wednesday evening markets starting in June.

Myofascial Release Technique

A safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The use of Myofascial Release allows the practitioner to look at each patient as a unique individual.

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Ashraf Girgis, N.D. SC&T

Using FDA Approved Fisher Wallace Method for the treatment of Insomnia, Pain, Anxiety, Stress & Depression in addition to using Herbs, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Meditation & other approaches. Also providing alternative & complementary approaches for ADHD, Stress Related Hypertension, Preventative Cardiology and More.

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FITNESS BOUALEM AGGOUNE FITNESS TRAINING Certified Fitness Trainer, (W.I.T.S.) 231-773-8926 Staff@BoualemAggoune.com www.BoualemAggoune.com

Muskegon-based freelance trainer with over 10 years of experience provides on-site or in-home personal training, fitness classes, and corporate wellness packages. Year-round indoor and seasonal outdoor class schedule available. Contact “staff” today for more information.

CORE PILATES AND BARRE 4981 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-361-2555 www.CorePilatesGR.com

A full service studio offering Pilates, Barre Intensity, Pink Ribbon Rehabilitation & Yoga. Private training on Pilates equipment and small class sizes makes us unique. We focus on you and your form. Come let us help you achieve your fitness goals.

ECOTREK FITNESS

Series all over West Michigan 616-291-2851 Cari@EcoTrekFitness.com www.EcoTrekFitness.com EcoTrek = unique group workouts, all outdoors, in all kinds of weather, for all fitness levels! The sessions integrate strength training, cardio & flexibility all in one 75-minute workout – find all details online!

FOUR POINTES – CENTER FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING 616-842-9210 brigit@fourpointes.org www.fourpointes.org

Promoting the vitality and well-being of older adults in north Ottawa County by offering life-long learning and e n r i c h m e n t programming, home services, consumer advocacy programs, information and referral.

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(continued) Myofascial Release is a type of soft tissue massage, which incorporates stretching and massage of the connective tissues, or fascia. Myofascial Release operates on the principal that many people hold stress in their muscles, which causes the muscles to seize or lock. This is exacerbated by muscle injury and scarring. Myofascial Release aims to access these areas of blockage and tension to release them, thereby freeing up the muscle and allowing it to move more easily and effectively. This whole-body, hands-on technique seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Therapists use their hands to apply mild, sustained pressure, in order to gently stretch and soften fascia. Myofascial release is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries and scoliosis.

Naturopathy

A comprehensive and eclectic system whose philosophy is based upon working in harmony with the body’s natural healing abilities. Naturopathy incorporates a broad range of natural methods and substances aimed to promote health. Training may include the study of specific approaches, including massage, manipulation, acupuncture, acupressure, counseling, applied nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and minor surgery plus basic obstetrics for assistance with natural childbirth.

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)

Practitioners use muscle testing to locate unresolved, negatively charged emotional responses that are stored in your body. When located and identified the practitioner helps correct and eliminate disharmonious body response, allowing you to release and heal the “Neuro Emotional Complex (NEC)”. It’s fast, and it can dramatically improve your health. Finding “trapped” or conditioned memory loops with simple muscle testing procedures helps determine if your body is in harmony with a particular concept or idea, which is linked to an unresolved emotional event. NET is safe and effective, and is a natural way to instantly resolve long-standing health problems by resolving the emotional components that accompany the physical symptoms.


Neuro Muscular Therapy (NMT)

Emphasizes the interwoven roles of the brain, spine and nerves in causing muscular pain. NMT employs specific massage therapy and flexibility stretching to help balance the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. One goal is to relieve tender, congested spots in muscle tissue and compressed nerves that may radiate pain to other areas of the body. (Also see Trigger Point/Myotherapy.)

Nutritional Counseling

Embracing a wide range of approaches, nutrition-based, complementary therapies and counseling seek to alleviate physical and psychological disorders through special diets and food supplements. These will be either macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fiber) or micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements that cannot be manufactured in the body). Nutritional therapy/counseling often uses dietary or food supplements, which can include tablets, capsules, powders or liquids.

Organic

In the United States, a product that has been produced in accordance with the Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, which sets national standards for the production, handling, and processing of organically grown agricultural products. Organic growing methods and inputs serve to enhance the ecological balance of natural systems. For example organic producers conserve soil and water, use renewable resources and grow food without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. (See ams.usda.gov/NOP)

Orthomolecular Medicine

Employs vitamins, minerals and amino acids to create nutritional content and balance in the body. Orthomolecular medicine targets a wide range of conditions, including depression, hypertension, cancer, schizophrenia and other mental and physiological disorders.

Passive Cooling

The use of building and design strategies to cool structures with no refrigeration systems and little or no mechanical assistance. Passive cooling strategies include low or high thermal mass materials (depending on nighttime tem-

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GLUTEN FREE NATURE’S MARKET

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HAKOMI THERAPY

peratures), shading, reflecting, natural ventilation and evaporative cooling.

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Past Life Regression

Hakomi Therapy can truly change your life. It’s a mindfulness-based, body-centered, experiential healing process for transforming the unconscious patterns that keep you from the love, joy, and fulfillment you deserve. Offered with exquisite care and attentiveness.

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Past life and regression therapies operate on the assumption that many physical, mental and emotional challenges are extensions of unresolved problems from the past, either childhood traumas or experiences in previous lifetimes. The practitioner uses hypnosis or other altered states of consciousness and relaxation techniques to access the source of this “unfinished business”, and helps clients to analyze, integrate and release past traumas that are interfering with their current lives.

Personal Fitness Trainer

A certified fitness professional who designs fitness programs for individuals desiring one-on-one training. The goal is to provide optimal fitness results in the privacy of one’s home or at another location, such as a club or office.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

This style helps release physical and emotional tension through assisted postures, breathing techniques and ongoing student/teacher dialogue. A deeper connection to the self is encouraged by incorporating traditional yoga techniques with contemporary psychology, which ultimately results in the healing of mind, body and spirit.

Physical Therapy

Evaluates difficulties with mobility or function to focus on rehabilitation, through a restorative treatment program and instruction on how to make efficient use of the body in daily activities. Physical therapists use massage, exercise, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and other means to help the patient regain functional movement.

Pilates

A structured system of small isolated movements that demands powerful focus on feeling every nuance of muscle action while working out on floor mats or machines. Emphasizes development of the torso’s abdominal power center, or core. Gentler than conventional exercises, Pilates, like yoga, yields long, lean, flexible muscles whose gracefully balanced movements


(continued) readily translate into everyday activities like walking, sitting and bending. Can help in overcoming injuries.

Qigong & Tai chi

Qigong and Tai chi combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) in the body, improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to traditional Chinese medicine. Tai chi was originally a self-defense martial art descended from qigong and employed to promote inner peace and calm.

Real Time EEG Neurofeedback

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NATURE’S MARKET

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Involves direct training of brain function. Using computer processing to capture electrical activity in the brain, an individual can reward the brain with positive feedback, changing its activity to desired, more appropriate patterns. Gradually, the brain learns and remembers how to exhibit only the good patterns.

Large selection of local, organic/natural dairy, meats and organic produce. Va r i e t y o f g r o c e r i e s including bulk foods, herbs, spices, coffee, gluten free, specific allergies, vegan and raw selections. Supplements, teas and natural body care products.

Rebirthing Breathwork

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Also known as conscious connected breathing, or vivation. Rebirthing is a means to access and release unresolved emotions. The technique uses conscious, steady, rhythmic breathing, without pausing between inhaling and exhaling. Guided by a professional rebirther, clients re-experience past memories, including birth, and let go of emotional tension stored in the body.

Recycle

The act of diverting objects from the waste stream for the purpose of turning them into useful raw material that can be used to create new products and materials. Recycling is a closed loop process; materials that are diverted from the waste stream must be bought back by consumers in a successive product form.

Reduce

The act of making deliberate reductions in consumption levels in several areas (e.g. energy, water, packaging, consumer goods, etc.) to conserve resources, reduce pollution and avoid waste.

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Natural & organic foods, vitamins, sports nutrition, gluten free foods, teas, essential oils and more! Special orders for bulk foods available upon request. On site UPS shipping. Certified Pharmacy Technician available for your supplement questions.

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY NEUROFIT

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HEALTH / WELLNESS CENTER BODHI TREE YOGA & WELLNESS STUDIO 208 W 18th Street, Holland, MI 49423 616-392-7580 Info@MiBodhiTree.com www.MiBodhiTree.com

We are more than just Yoga. We offer diverse classes, workshops, spa treatments, massage, Reiki, and meditation training. We are committed to making you stronger and to live a more peaceful, balanced, purposeful life.

ESSENCE PHYSICAL THERAPY Rachel Davies, PT 1140 Monroe NW, Suite 5201, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616-459-4082; 616-481-6661 essencePTgr@gmail.com

Returning You to Your True Self. A “Wholistic” Approach. Skilled One-onOne Treatment. Treating Root Causes. Return to an Active Lifestyle. Specialties include: Women’s Health, Infants and Children, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, and Manual Joint Mobilization. Offering a 30 minute Complimentary Consultation to new patients.

HOLISTIC CARE APPROACH

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HOLISTIC NUTRITION CENTER

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Reflexology

A natural healing art, based on the idea that there are specific reflex points on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands that correspond with every major organ, gland and area of the body. Using fingers and thumbs, the practitioner applies pressure to these points to treat a wide range of health problems.

Regression Therapies

Operate on the assumption that many physical, mental and emotional problems are extensions of unresolved problems from the past, such as childhood traumas. The practitioner uses hypnosis, or other altered states of consciousness, and relaxation techniques to access the source of “unfinished business”, and helps clients to analyze, integrate and release past traumas that are interfering with their current lives.

Reiki

Means “universal life-force energy”. Reiki is a method of activating and balancing the life force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). Practitioners use light hand placements to channel healing energies to organs and glands or to align the body’s chakras (energy centers). Various techniques can ease emotional and mental distress, heal chronic and acute physical problems and achieve spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki can be a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses and others for whom the use of touch is essential and appropriate. A healing practice that originated in Japan as a method of activating and balancing the life-force present in all living things. Reiki literally means “universal life-force energy”. Practitioners use light hand placements to channel healing energies to organs and glands or to align the body’s energy centers, or chakras. Various techniques are applied for emotional and mental distress, chronic and acute physical problems, and for achieving spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki is a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses and others for whom the use of touch is appropriate or essential.

Renewable Energy

Energy generated from renewable resources is unlimited or rapidly replenished and therefore, cannot be exhausted. Includes power generated from wind, sunlight, water flow, biomass and geothermal heat.


Reuse

The act of finding continuous uses for objects and materials in order to extend their useful life or substituting pre-owned durable goods for newly manufactured items.

Rubenfeld Synergy Method

Combines touch, talk and compassionate listening in a dynamic system for the integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit. Through gentle touch and verbal sharing, each of these four levels can be accessed simultaneously, releasing pain and fears held in the body/mind. This method facilitates pain management, increased ease of movement, improved body image and self-esteem, and recovery from physical and emotional trauma.

Shamanism

An ancient healing tradition, which believes that loss of power is the real source of illness and that all healing includes the spiritual dimension. Shamanic healing usually involves induction into an altered state of consciousness and journeying into the spirit world to regain personal power and to access the powers of nature and of teachers. Shamanic healing may be taken literally or employed symbolically, but in or out of its cultural context, the tradition can be both self-empowering and self-healing.

Shiatsu

The most widely known form of acupressure, Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning finger pressure. The technique applies varying degrees of pressure to balance the life energy that flows through specific pathways, or meridians, in the body. Used to release tension and strengthen weak areas in order to facilitate even circulation, cleanse cells and improve the function of vital organs. Shiatsu may be used to help diagnose, prevent and relieve many chronic and acute conditions that manifest on both physical and emotional levels.

Somatic Therapy

Body-oriented healing. Somatic therapy encompasses a wide variety of healing modalities, which engage the physical body as a primary gateway to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. A partial list of somatic therapies includes Hakomi, SensoriMotor

LAKESHORE WHOLE HEALTH

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THE HEALING CENTER

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Sound Healing

Employs vocal and instrumental tones, generated internally or externally. When sounds are produced with healing intent, they can create sympathetic resonance in the physical and energy bodies. Sound healing also is used to bring discordant energy into balance and harmony.

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Feel better and reach your health goals with prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ self-healing process. Diets, herbs, homeopathics, exercise and bodywork are often incorporated.

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(continued) Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Radix, Feldenkrais, Trager, CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, Myofascial Release, Rolfing, and Bioenergetics. Core principles of somatic therapies include the unity of mind and body, and the body as a storehouse of implicit memory and information.

Arvigo Therapy as practiced by Beth and Sarah is known for relieving digestive disorders, uterine issues, and fertility challenges as well as relieving symptoms of BPH in men. The advanced pregnancy care that Beth provides is very beneficial in supporting healthy pregnancy. Spiritual Healing offered by Susan and Beth creates a modern sanctuary and sacred space for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Visit www.arvigotherapy.com for more detailed information.

Practiced in two forms. In one, the healer uses thought or touch to align his or her spiritual essence with that of the client. The healer works to either balance the spiritual field or shift the perceptual base of the client to create harmony between mind and body and draw the client into the active presence of Divine Spirit. In the other, the healer transforms healing energy into a vibrational frequency that the client can receive and comfortably assimilate, reminding the person’s intuitive core of its inherent healing ability.

Sports Massage

A specialized field of massage, employed to minimize the risk of injury, tend to sports injuries that do occur, and assist in achieving optimum performance.

Sustainable

A way of doing something that maintains resource renewability and environmental health over time to meet both present and future needs.

Swedish Massage

The most commonly practiced form of massage in Western countries. Swedish massage integrates ancient Oriental techniques with principles of anatomy and physiology. Practitioners rub, knead, pummel, brush and tap the client’s muscles. Swedish massage is widely practiced; thus, practitioners vary widely in training, techniques and session lengths.


Thai Massage

A form of body therapy that incorporates gentle rocking motions, rhythmic compression along the body’s energy lines and passive stretching to stimulate the free flow of energy, break up blockages and help restore general well-being. One of the branches of Traditional Thai Medicine (TTM), Thai massage is performed on a floor mat, with the client dressed in lightweight, comfortable clothes. No oils are used. Thai massage aids flexibility, inner organ massage, blood oxygenation and quieting of the mind.

Therapeutic Touch (TT)

A contemporary healing modality developed by natural healer Dora Kunz and nursing professor Dolores Krieger in the 1970s. Therapeutic Touch is drawn from ancient practices and is used to balance and promote the flow of energy. The practitioner “accesses” the area where the body’s energy field is weak or congested, and then uses his or her hands to direct energy into the field to balance it. Nurses and other healthcare practitioners to relieve pain, stress, anxiety and to promote wound healing, practice Therapeutic Touch.

Thermal-Acupressure Massage

The term generally applies to an automated bed or table in which the recipient lies down on their back. Beneath them a series of Far-Infrared rollers move up and down the spinal column providing a spinal alignment while emitting healthy light energy rays that penetrate approximately two inches into the body stimulating cell activity and improving circulation to peripheral areas of the body while activating the lymphatic system (detoxification).

Thermography (Thermal Imaging)

A diagnostic technique that uses an infrared camera to measure temperature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of inflammation and abnormal tissue growth. Inflammation is recognized as the earliest stage of nearly all major health challenges.

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GRAND RAPIDS NATURAL HEALTH

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HYDROPONICS HORIZEN HYDROPONICS

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Total Body Modification - TBM

This very sophisticated system of kinesiological testing (muscle testing) enables the practitioner to discover imbalances or blockages related to reflex points on the body impairing optimum health and function. TBM is able to evaluate, reset and rebalance body

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HYPNOTHERAPY BONNIE CRIPE PHD, LMSW, ACSW Northland Counseling Center PLLC 18554 Northland Drive Big Rapids, MI 49307 231-592-8090 office www.TheCentreBuilding.com

Providing holistic services through Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Regression Integration Therapy, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique. Various Workshops offered. Counseling specialties include Post Traumatic Stress, Survivor Abuse, Depression, Anxiety and Phobias, Relationship Counseling, Co-Dependency and Family issues.

HYPNOSIS WORKS

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THE HEALING CENTER

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(continued) reflex points associated with organs, muscles and systems. By stimulating these reflex points located along the spine the practitioner is assisting the body in its desire to obtain healthy functional physiology.

Touch for Health Kinesiology

Created by chiropractor John F. Thie in the 1970s. Touch for Health is a holistic approach aimed at restoring the body’s natural energies through acupressure, touch and massage. The techniques aim to balance the body’s energy, which in turn improves overall health and strengthens resistance to common ailments and physical complaints. Clients can successfully practice many of the techniques at home.

Tree Free

Paper products made from non-wood fibers, including plants (hemp, kenaf, cotton), agricultural waste (wheat straw, bagassee, flax, pinzote, coffee leaves) and recycled materials (old money, textile scraps).

Trigger Point/Myotherapy

A massage technique used to relieve pain, similar to Neuro Muscular Therapy (NMT). Practitioners apply pressure to specific ‘trigger points’ on the body—tender, congested spots of muscle tissue that may radiate pain to other areas—in order to release tension and spasms. Treatment decreases the swelling and stiffness associated with muscular pain and increases range of motion.

Vegetarianism

The voluntary abstinence from eating meat and/ or other animal products for religious, health and/or ethical reasons. Lacto-ovo vegetarians supplement their plant-based diet with dairy (lactose) products and eggs (ovo). Lacto vegetarians eat dairy products, but not eggs; ovo vegetarians include eggs, but no dairy; and vegans (pronounced vee-guns) do not eat any animal-derived products.

Vinyasa (Yoga)

A challenging style that matches breath to movement. Vinyasa yoga poses incorporate alignment principles and are woven together in a flowing practice that is both intense and dance-like. Translated from Sanskrit, vinyasa means “without obstacle”. This style is best suited for energetic, physically fit students.


V.O.C.

Volatile organic compounds; found in many paints, finishes, synthetic foams, adhesives and stains; readily evaporate to the atmosphere, where they contribute to air pollution and can be hazardous to human health.

Yoga

Practical application of the ancient Indian Vedic teachings. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj which means “union” or “to join”, and refers to the joining of a person’s physical, mental and spiritual elements. The goal of good health is accomplished through a combination of techniques, including physical exercises called asanas (or postures), controlled breathing, relaxation, meditation and diet and nutrition. Although yoga is not meant to cure specific diseases or ailments directly, it has been found effective in treating many physical ailments. Individuals of every age and physical condition can benefit from the regular practice of yoga, which has been proved to enhance flexibility, strength, stamina and concentration. Using a combination of asanas, or postures, and breathing techniques, yoga works to induce deep relaxation and reduce stress, tone the body and organs, increase vitality and improve circulation and energy flow. Uplifting and meditative, yoga can be applied as a spiritual practice, as well.

Yoga Therapy

The application of yoga principles, methods and techniques to empower individuals to progress towards greater health and freedom from disease, represents a first effort to integrate traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge. Yoga therapy aims at the holistic treatment of various kinds of psychological or somatic dysfunctions, ranging from emotional distress to back problems.

Please note: The contents of this Health & Wellness Glossary are for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be used in place of a visit or consultation with a healthcare professional. Always seek out a practitioner who is licensed, certified or otherwise professionally qualified to conduct a selected treatment, as appropriate.

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INTUITIVE READER / WORKSHOPS MARVE CREATIONS, LLC

Eugenia Marve 616-243-4937 home 616-481-2698 cell Eugenia@MarveCreations.com www.MarveCreations.com Eugenia’s belief in God frames her intuitive ability to see past, present and future circumstances. She perceives a range of information: outcomes of relationships, health, economics and insight about loved ones who are not present.

LASER SKIN & VEIN THERAPY THE SKIN REVITALIZING CENTER

4285 Parkway Place SW, Grandville, MI 49418 616-257-1582 1-800-A-NEW-YOU www.TheSkinRevitalizingCenter.com We u t i l i z e a va r i e t y o f specialized, non-invasive laser therapies to safely treat redness, brown spots, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and to comfortably remove unwanted hair and veins. Younger, smoother looking skin can be yours!

LEAKY GUT NATURAL HEALTH 4 TODAY

IONIC FOOT DETOX HARMONY ‘N HEALTH

Mary De Lange, CCT., CMT. 1003 Maryland Ave NE, Grand Rapids 616-456-5033 www.HarmonynHealth.net The ion-cleanse process is a quick, easy and affordable solution to remove unwanted toxic material from the body. The immediate benefits are an increase in energy and metabolism, and wellness to the body.

Clara VanderZouwen 616-481-8587 www.LeakyGutAnswers.com www.NaturalHealth4Today.com Be Young Total Health

Do you suffer from Allergies, Asthma, Bloating, Celiac Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Eczema, Hives, Psoriasis, IBS, Crohn’s, Lupus, RA, Type I Diabetes? Leaky Gut can cause both Physical and Mental challenges. Find relief by getting to the source of the problem!

LIFE COACH INNER PEACE AND PURPOSE COACHING

KINESIOLOGY / APPLIED KINESIOLOGY WHOLISTIC KINESIOLOGY HEALTH SERVICES, LLC Barbara Zvirzdinis, WK, CMT 616-581-3885 www.WKHealthServices.com

Certified Wholistic Kinesiologist, Certified Matrix Energetics Practitioner, Certified Massage Therapist, Reconnection Healing Practitioner, Certified Herbalist, Certified Acutonics Practitioner and a Certified Reflexologist. Specializing in muscle testing, massage, energy medicine, nutritional counseling, lectures and classes.

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Annie Notestein 989-546-5373 Annie@InnerPeaceAndPurpose.com www.InnerPeaceAndPurpose.com

Empowering people-pleasing and sensitive women to say “No” to stress and “Yes” to feeling comfortable in your own skin with self-love and strong selfesteem. Teaching step-by-step: end selfsabotage, create boundaries, and live your passions.

MASSAGE THERAPY 360 MASSAGE AND HOLISTIC CARE 1514 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-242-0034 Info@360massage.com Where our hands are nature’s aspirin

We provide massage techniques meant to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness. We offer deep tissue, relaxation, sports, trigger point, lymphatic and hot stone massage.


BALANCE MASSAGE AND YOGA

HOLISTIC CARE APPROACH

Our Balance signature massage combines various techniques including: Deep tissue, Medical, Lomi Lomi and sports massage to create a massage treatment appropriate for you. Please call for an appointment. Michigan Massage Therapist License L2549157.

Multidisciplinary wellness center specializing in osteopathic, homeopathic, and naturopathic medicine, and other services that include, Bio-identical hormones, Nutritional IV’s, NAET, Massage, Acupuncture, HCA Skin Care Center, Far-Infrared Sauna, Ionic Footbaths, products and classes.

DYNAMIC FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE THERAPY

LAKESHORE NATURAL SKIN CARE

Peter Violino LMT/E-RYT Suite 202, 255 W. Seminole Rd. Muskegon 231-343-3228 www.BalanceMassageAndYoga.com

Jaci Timmermans, MT 4072 Chicago Drive, Grandville, MI 49418 616-531-6050

I offer Swedish massage with Integrated Techniques, chosen specifically to your unique body. Relieve those tired and sore muscles and rejuvenate! Call for ongoing monthly specials and d i s c o u n t s . w w w. DynamicChiro.com.

HARMONY HEALTH MASSAGE

Kris Rasmusson, RN, CMT Holistic Health Practitioner & Master Herbalist Holland, MI 616-510-1252 Specializing in Acupressure, T h e r a p e u t i c M a s s a g e , Pa i n Management, Sports Injuries & Relaxation. Support your health & healing by using a holistic approach. Member of American Medical Massage Association.

HARMONY ‘N HEALTH

Mary De Lange, CCT., CMT. 1003 Maryland Ave NE, Grand Rapids 616-456-5033 www.HarmonynHealth.net Over 21 years of professional experience and trained in a complete range of modalities. Whether you are seeking relaxation, renewal, or treatment for a specific condition, Mary will help find an approach that is helpful for you.

3368 Beltline Ct NE, Grand Rapids 616-361-9221 Barbm@HolisticCareApproach.com www.HolisticCareApproach.com

10500 Chicago Drive Holland Twp/Zeeland MI 49464 231- 557-3619 www.LakeshoreNaturalSkinCare.com Specializing in advanced, customized skin care using all-natural, organic skin care products from Elina Organics. Also: Bamboo Massage, RainDrop, Air Compression Lymph Drainage Massage, Acupressure, and Reiki. Please see our listing under “Skin Care”. See ad page 47.

LAKESHORE YOGA CENTER

Carey Burns, CMT; 231-750-1038 Robin Andreozzi, CMT; 616-498-0788 Veronica Dare, CMT; 616-502-1302. 715 1/2 Washington, Grand Haven Available by appointment only. Visit www.LakeshoreYoga.com to see each therapist specialty & bio. Offering Deep Tissue, Swedish/Esalen, Lymphatic, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Cranial Sacral, Relaxation, Breath Work, Energy Work, Acupressure, & Myofascial Work for the joints.

R3 STATION

1152 Burton St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507 616-475-7830 Call for An Appointment Our mission is to afford everyone the opportunity of an active lifestyle free from pain and physical limitations through caring & skillful applications of occupational and clinical massage therapy. We accept most major medical insurances.

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ROCKFORD HEALTH ALTERNATIVES/ MELT MICHIGAN Kari de St. Germain Rockford, MI 49341 616-710-3273 www.RockfordHA.com www.meltMichigan.com

Orthopedic Massage/Manual Therapy focused on pain, injuries, conditions, repetitive motion issues. The MELT Method-Group classes, personal instruction, equipment, for chronic pain, increased flexibility/ athletic performance, and slowing the aging process. Corporate Wellness Programs/Seminars.

SANATIVE TRANQUILITY WELLNESS SPA 0-11279 Tallmadge Woods Dr. Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616-791-0472 info@SanativeTranqulity.com www.SanativeTranquility.com

Wellness spa for massage, bodywork and skincare therapy. Offering a wide diversity of style to encompass the mind, body and spirit of today’s lifestyle. Come in and enjoy our stress free spa environment today.

SCHAFER CHIROPRACTIC AND HEALING SPA

Sheri Beth Schafer, CMT, Ayurvedic Bodyworker, Reiki Master 1801 Breton SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-301-3000 www.grchirospa.com We have multiple certified massage therapists offering relaxation, prenatal, deep tissue massage, and medical massage. We also offer Reiki, chakra balancing, and Ayurvedic bodywork. Breton Village area.

MASTECTOMY REHABILITATION CORE PILATES & BARRE 4981 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-361-2555 www.CorePilatesGR.com

Core Pilates & Barre offers the Pink Ribbon Post Mastectomy Rehabilitation Program. If you or someone you know is struggling with a breast related surgery, this program can: Help regain strength and mobility in affected shoulder and arm. Retrain musculature of trunk for postural improvement. Improve self-confidence. Reduce feelings of depression. Enhance energy levels. Decrease stress and tension. Enhance 38 physical and mental well-being.

MEAT MARKET VAN BALL’S PRIME BEEF INC 3442 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-363-0801 M-F 8-6pm & Sat 8-5pm

Locally produced, hormone, steroid and antibiotic free! Veal, lamb, beef, pork, 30 varieties of sausages, roasts, roasting pigs, homemade jerky, chops, burgers and more. Gift certificates & holiday meat packages available. We fully process all wild game.

MEDITATION GRAND RAPIDS CENTER FOR MINDFULNESS

Carol Hendershot, E-RYT & April Hadley, MSW 5270 Northland Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-361-3660 www.GrandRapidsCenterForMindfulness.com GRCFM offers 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs as taught at UMASS Medical school, a weekly practice group, mindfulness professionals groups, workshops, retreats and presentations.

MUSICAL MEDITATION INTEGRATIVE BREATHWORK Linda Adamcz, MSW Certified Practitioner of Integrative Breathwork 269-388-2988 www.AdamczAssociates.com

A musical journey for insight, healing, creativity & renewal. Breathwork involves mind, body & spirit and can assist with life changes, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, job stress/burnout, addictions and finding meaning/purpose.

NATURE CENTER PIERCE CEDAR CREEK INSTITUTE 701 W Cloverdale Rd Hastings, MI 49058 269-721-4190 www.CedarCreekInstitute.org

Nature and conference center with trails on 661 acres. Free, and open to the public from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday. Attend a workshop, conference, retreat, or brunch. Overnight accommodations and food service are available.


NATUROPATHY GRAND RAPIDS NATURAL HEALTH

5131 East Paris Ave SE Kentwood, MI 49512 616-264-6556 office 616-942-2497 fax www.GRNaturalHealth.com Dr. Kelly Hassberger, ND specializes in naturopathic and homeopathic care. She offers a qualified, holistic approach to your health. Her services include classical homeopathy, lifestyle assessment, nutritional supplementation, dietary counseling, cleanse programs and more.

GROUNDSWELL HEALING

Asher Thayer BS, NHT 616-821-8209 adthayer@gmail.com www.GroundswellHealing.com I’m a Natural Health Therapist committed to helping each of my clients find their own path to wholeness, by addressing the root of imbalance and providing safe, natural suggestions and education— empowering them along their journey.

NATUROPATHIC INSTITUTE OF THERAPIES & EDUCATION 503 East Broadway St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 989-773-1714 Contact@NaturopathicInstitute.info www.NaturopathicInstitute.info

Educational Programs Offered: Natural Health Program - Four Years (one weekend a month); Massage Therapy Program - One Year (two weekends a month); Holistic Doula Practitioner Program - Six Months (one weekend a month). Individual classes available. See ad page 48.

RACHEL DAWSON KNAPP, NATURAL HEALTH THERAPIST

1324 Lake Dr SE, Suite 4, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 507-261-9786 RachelDawsonKnapp@gmail.com www.RachelDawsonKnapp.com Rachel focuses her practice around nervous system health, the mind/ body connection, and women’s health. Rachel utilizes craniosacral therapy, lifestyle and dietary suggestions, and herbals to support each client’s unique process of healing.

NEUROFEEDBACK NEUROFIT

Dr. Steve Hamming & Molly Raaymakers, LLP 616-459-0000; 616-940-9870 85 Campau, NW, Suite R-100 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Steve@DrSteveHamming.com Molly.Neuro@sbcglobal.net Experience Profound Healing through the efficiency of Neurofeedback. Services since 1999, in combination with skilled counseling & individual attention: exemplary outcomes in Peak Performance, Mood & Sleep Stability, Cognitive gains, ADD/ADHD, Personal Transformation & Meditation enhancement! www. GetNeurofit.com/; www.MichiganBrain.com; www. Psychwod.com; www.DrSteveHamming.com

NUTRITION & SUPPLEMENTS KEYSTONE PHARMACY & NUTRITION 4021 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-974-9792, TF 888-852-9792 www.KeystoneNutrition.net

NICHOLE R. CAUDLE

Naturopathic Doctor 1514 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Nichole@360massage.com Helping you take charge of your health

We offer pharmaceutical grade supplements from companies like Metagenics, OrthoMolecular, Xymogen, and Designs for Health. Not sure what to take or where to start? Make an appointment with our in house certified nutritional consultant.

Feel better and reach your health goals with prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ self-healing process. Diets, herbs, homeopathics, exercise and bodywork are often incorporated.

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NATURE’S MARKET

Natural Food Store 1013 S. Washington, Holland 616-394-5250 www.NaturesMarketHolland.com Large selection of local, organic/natural dairy, meats and organic produce. Variety of groceries including bulk foods, herbs, spices, coffee, gluten free, specific allergies, vegan and raw selections. Supplements, teas and

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY R3 STATION

1152 Burton St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507 616-475-7830 Call for An Appointment Our mission is to afford everyone the opportunity of an active lifestyle free from pain and physical limitations through caring & skillful applications of occupational and clinical massage t h e r a py. We a c c e p t m o s t m a j o r medical insurances.

natural body care products.

NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING

PAST LIVES

LAKESHORE WHOLE HEALTH

5909 W US Highway 10, Ludington, MI 49431 213-843-4800 www.LakeshoreWholeHealth.com www.facebook.com/LakeshoreWholeHealth Nutritional clinic offers Nutrition Response Testing, Whole Health Education, Standard Process Organic Supplements, DoTerra Essential Oils, Organo Gold coffee & teas, homeopathics, gluten-free breads & select healthy grocery items. Shop our little store or become a client for your new healthy lifestyle path. Our exclusive process uses a specific form of applied kinesiology (NRT) to determine underlying causes of your health issues.

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING HOLISTIC NUTRITION CENTER

Pamela Zinn M.S. 90 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 616-355-5333 www.HolisticNutritionCenter.net “Wellness begins in the mind but the journey starts at the dinner table.” Learn to use food, a little discipline and a whole lot of common sense as your primary health care. Clinical appointments, programs, weight loss, classes - gluten, baby food, fermentation, more. Specialty: gut, brain, autoimmune conditions.

LAURA K BURKETT, HHC, AADP

Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Counselor 616-856-1691 LaurakBurkett@gmail.com www.RealFoodWellness.com Specializing in Mind/Body Nutrition and Dynamic Eating Psychology to re-connect with food, body, health, and happiness. Together we blend the wisdom of ancient and modern dietary theory to fully individualize your diet.

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ECKANKAR

616-245-7003 800-LOVE GOD www.eck-mi.org www.Eckankar.org Eckankar is about your daily, personal connection with Divine Spirit. You’ll find books, activities and classes on how to gain truth, love and wisdom as well as learn the power of the word: HU.

PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING CARI’S OneOnOne FITNESS TRAINING Cari Draft, ACE Certified Personal Trainer 616-291-2851 Cari@OneOnOneFitGirl.com www.OneOnOneFitGirl.com

Regular, consistent exercise is essential and positive lifestyle changes must be a priority; once you find yourself in the stage where you are ready to initiate actual changes... THAT is the time to contact me!

iTrain Consulting LLC Aaron & Heather Cobb 616-541-5438 itrain4it@gmail.com www.itrain4it.com

The only personal trainers in Grand Rapids offering a 100% Money Back Guarantee, no tricks, no gimmicks, just results.


PHARMACY

RAW / LIVING FOODS

KEYSTONE PHARMACY & NUTRITION

CAMP RAWNORA

West Michigan’s only accredited compounding pharmacy offering custom medications, Rx Skin Therapy, vaccines, and consultations for pain m a n a g e m e n t , H RT, & nutrition and wellness. Specializing in your health, we take insurance, offer free educational seminars and compounding expertise!

400 acres with private lake, hiking, horses, organic gardens. Rustic, relaxed atmosphere, guided retreats, and custom programming. Body cleansing, juice fasting vacations, weight loss, raw food prep classes, and raw chef certification. Healthy at its most fun!

4021 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-974-9792, TF 888-852-9792 www.KeystoneRx.com

PILATES CORE PILATES AND BARRE 4981 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-361-2555 www.CorePilatesGR.com

A full service studio offering Pilates, Barre Intensity, Pink Ribbon Rehabilitation & Yoga. Private training on Pilates equipment and small class sizes makes us unique. We focus on you and your form. Come let us help you achieve your fitness goals.

WHITE RIVER YOGA

8724 Ferry St. Montague, MI 49437 231-740-6662 www.WhiteRiverYoga.com Offering classes in Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Tai Chi, Total Barre, and Zenga, for all levels. See schedule on our website, or call for more information.

PLANT CARE HORIZEN HYDROPONICS

1614 Leonard NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 866-791-1664 Locations in Kalamazoo, Lansing & Byron Center (Growers Outlet) www.Hhydro.com Classes offered to garden clubs and schools. Organic/ORMI products to grow all plants YEAR ROUND indoor and out. Soils, worm castings, bat guanos, fish emulsion, seeds, pest control including live bugs… EXPERTS in indoor lighting, hydroponics, environmental controls, pest and disease.

Plant-based Wellness Center P.O. Box 111 Watervliet, MI 49098 269-463-4444 or 1-877-RAW-RAW8 (729-7298) Raw@Rawnora.com www.Rawnora.com

REIKI BODHI TREE YOGA & WELLNESS STUDIO 208 W 18th Street, Holland, MI 49423 616-392-7580 Info@MiBodhiTree.com www.MiBodhiTree.com

We are more than just Yoga. We offer diverse classes, workshops, spa treatments, massage, Reiki, and meditation training. We are committed to making you stronger and to live a more peaceful, balanced, purposeful life.

BONNIE CRIPE PHD, LMSW, ACSW Northland Counseling Center PLLC 18554 Northland Drive Big Rapids, MI 49307 231-592-8090 office 231-796-3184 fax www.TheCentreBuilding.com

Providing holistic services through Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Regression Integration Therapy, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique. Various Workshops offered. Counseling specialties include Post Traumatic Stress, Survivor Abuse, Depression, Anxiety and Phobias, Relationship Counseling, Co-Dependency and Family issues.

LAKESHORE NATURAL SKIN CARE

10500 Chicago Drive Holland Twp/Zeeland MI 49464 231-557-3619 www.LakeshoreNaturalSkinCare.com Specializing in advanced, customized skin care using all-natural, organic skin care products from Elina Organics. Also: Reiki, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Bamboo Massage, RainDrop, and more. Please see our listing under 41 “Skin Care”. See ad page 47.


NANCY DOCK LMSW

616-334-9334 NancyDockLMSW@gmail.com www.NancyDock.com Holistic support for your health and wellness. Release blockages and old patterns, increase energy flow, clear and balance your chakra system, ground your physical and energy body in a supportive, relaxing environment. Certification classes offered.

RETREAT CENTER EXPRESSIONS OF HEALTH

Martha and Jeff Gottlieb 6170 Ridge Road, Oscoda, MI 48750 616-808-9023 www.ExpressionsOfHealth.com Lake Huron Retreats! Great energy, Reiki, Reflexology, Massage, Essential Oils, Yoga, Kayaking, Bonfires, and miles of beach. Only $275 pp up to six guests. Call or visit our website for details.

PIERCE CEDAR CREEK INSTITUTE 701 W Cloverdale Rd Hastings, MI 49058 269-721-4190 www.CedarCreekInstitute.org

Nature and conference center with trails on 661 acres. Free, and open to the public from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Attend a workshop, conference, retreat, or brunch. Overnight accommodations and food service are available.

RONORA LODGE & RETREAT CENTER P.O. Box 111 Watervliet, MI 49098 269-463-6315 RonoraLodge@msn.com www.RonoraLodge.com

400 acres of nature preserve, wooded trails, private lake, and more. Private venue for weddings, reunions, spiritual, school, or corporate retreats. Amenities: Cabins for 80, dining hall, meals homemade traditional, vegetarian, vegan, and more. Organic gardens, trails, bonfires, horses, and more!

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SALON SERVICES CJ’S STUDIO SALON

5286 Plainfield Ave NE Grand Rapids 49525 616-364-9191 www.CjsStudioSalon.com An award winning Hair Stylist with 30 years Advanced Education, that uses and sells Organic Hair Care Products as well as uses a professional line of Organic Hair Color. Ionic Detox Foot Baths also available.

LONDON STUDIOS SALON Sally Loew: 616-299-1796 Ashley Woods: 616-443-9583 6455 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 www.LondonStudiosSalon.com

Specializing in Organic Colour Systems. Ammonia-free, professional-only, permanent, salon exclusive hair color. 1 0 0 % c e r t i fi e d o rg a n i c ingredients, natural plant extracts, amino acids, natural anti-oxidants and nutrients that produce the healthiest, richest colors. Facebook.com/LondonStudiosSalon.

SCHOOLS / EDUCATION INSTITUTE OF SANATIVE ARTS 0-11279 Tallmadge Woods Dr. Grand Rapids, MI 49534 616-791-0472 info@SanativeTranquility.com www.SanativeTranquility.com

State licensed school for massage and bodywork. Offering high q u a l i t y, a ff o r d a b l e m a s s a g e certification courses as well as NCBTMB continuing education courses for the experienced therapist. Located conveniently to Grand Rapids, Standale, Walker and Allendale.

NATUROPATHIC INSTITUTE OF THERAPIES & EDUCATION 503 East Broadway St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 989-773-1714 Contact@NaturopathicInstitute.info www.NaturopathicInstitute.info

Educational Programs Offered: Natural Health Program - Four Years (one weekend a month); Massage Therapy Program - One Year (two weekends a month); Holistic Doula Practitioner Program - Six Months (one weekend a month). Individual classes available. See ad page 48.


SKIN CARE KEYSTONE PHARMACY & NUTRITION 4021 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616-974-9792, TF 888-852-9792 www.RxSkinTherapy.com

Created by pharmacists, Rx Skin Therapy premium skin therapy delivers the most advanced treatment available without a prescription. Sold Exclusively at Keystone Pharmacy, meet Cathy Miller, our Certified Skin Care Expert today!

LAKESHORE NATURAL SKIN CARE

10500 Chicago Drive Holland Twp/Zeeland MI 49464 231-557-3619 www.LakeshoreNaturalSkinCare.com Specializing in advanced, customized skin care using all-natural, organic skin care products from Elina Organics. Facials, Back Facials, Foot Facials, Hand Facials, Tummy Facials, and “Beautiful Legs” services. Needle-Free Mesotherapy, TriPolarRF, DermaLaser, LED, Microdermabrasion, Peels, Body Wraps, Body Scrubs, Brow Shaping, Aromatherapy, Signature Scent, Hair Restoration, Bamboo Massage, RainDrop, Air Compression Lymph Drainage Massage, Acupressure, Reiki, Infrared and Ionic Cleanses, Ear Candling, and more! See ad page 47.

SOMATIC THERAPY KEN PORTER CST, CHT

534 Fountain NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616-262-3848 www.BodyandSoulGR.com Offering two forms of somatic (bodycentered) therapy. Hakomi Therapy is an experiential, mindfulness-based path to deep selfacceptance, healing, and fulfillment. Massage Therapy is a touch- and energy-centered path to physical healing and emotional balance.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY UNITY OF GRAND RAPIDS

1711 Walker Avenue NW. PO Box 141663 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 616-453-9909 www.UnityofGrandRapids.org Unity of Grand Rapids: Sunday Worship and Youth Services: 10:30 AM; variety of classes held weekly. A warm, inviting, New Thought, spiritual community, inclusive and accepting of all, honoring diversity, for those seeking spiritual truth.

UNITY OF GREATER GRAND RAPIDS 6025 Ada Drive SE 616-682-7812 Office@UnityGGR.org Weekly Service: Sundays at 10 a.m.

A positive path for spiritual living! Offering spiritual teachings and programs that empower a life of meaning, purpose and abundance. A practical, progressive approach to Christianity. Find out more at UnityGGR.org and

THE SKIN REVITALIZING CENTER

4285 Parkway Place SW, Grandville, MI 49418 616-257-1582 1-800-A-NEW-YOU www.TheSkinRevitalizingCenter.com Our friendly, caring staff provides Dermatologistdirected treatments and products specific to your skin c a r e n e e d s . Microdermabrasion, Botox, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Collagen Aesthetics, Laser Vein, Spray Tan, Laser Hair Removal, and much more.

Facebook.com/unityggr

SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES ECKANKAR

616-245-7003 800-LOVE GOD www.eck-mi.org www.Eckankar.org Eckankar is about your daily, personal connection with Divine Spirit. You’ll find books, activities and classes on how to gain truth, love and wisdom as well as learn the power of the word: HU.

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SPIRITUAL HEALING Beth Ann Townsend: 616-340-9388 beth.ann.townsend@comcast.net Sarah Mokma: 616-481-6581 sarah.mokma@gmail.com Susan De Witt Armstrong: 616-443-0016 susandarmstrong5@gmail.com Arvigo Therapy as practiced by Beth and Sarah is known for relieving digestive disorders, uterine issues, and fertility challenges as well as relieving symptoms of BPH in men. The advanced pregnancy care that Beth provides is very beneficial in supporting healthy pregnancy. Spiritual Healing offered by Susan and Beth creates a modern sanctuary and sacred space for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Visit www.arvigotherapy.com for more detailed information.

STRESS REDUCTION

VIBRATIONAL MEDICINE HEALING HARMONY

Dr. Gregory Ling D.C. 700 Fulton Ste. A Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-844-1416 A Paradigm Shift in Healing. Reset and activation of the body’s own healing mechanism. Breakthrough technology for many types of illness and disease including Sinus, Allergies, Cancer, Autism, Herpes including Shingles, Neuropathy and more. www.drgregling.com

WEIGHT LOSS ACUPUNCTURE OF WEST MICHIGAN 2815 Michigan St. NE, Lower Level, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-855-7718 www.WMAcupuncture.com

At Acupuncture of West Michigan, we have helped thousands of people restore their physical health and their mental-emotional vitality. Call today to schedule a free consultation and find out if acupuncture is right for you.

GRAND RAPIDS CENTER FOR MINDFULNESS

Carol Hendershot, E-RYT & April Hadley, MSW 5270 Northland Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-361-3660 www.GrandRapidsCenterForMindfulness.com G R C F M o f f e r s 8 - We e k Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs as taught at UMASS Medical school, a weekly practice group, mindfulness professionals groups, workshops, retreats and presentations.

TEA GLOBAL INFUSION

143 Diamond Avenue SE Grand Rapids 49506 616-776-9720 www.WeLoveChai.com M-Th 9-7; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5

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Gwendolyn Guyton 616-828-2186 GGuyton821@comcast.net www.SlimEasyAs123.MyItWorks.com Are you looking to lose weight, tone up or increase your energy levels? Fit into those jeans again? I may be able to help. Our all natural products are second to none. Contact me for a free consultation.

HOLISTIC NUTRITION CENTER

An eclectic Fair Trade marketplace of handcrafted gifts, decor, clothing and more. Offering coffee and chocolate, bulk loose leaf teas, herbs and provisions. Featuring an extensive tea and coffee bar.

IT WORKS

Pamela Zinn M.S. 90 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 616-355-5333 www.HolisticNutritionCenter.net “Wellness begins in the mind but the journey starts at the dinner table.” Learn to use food, a little discipline and a whole lot of common sense as your primary health care. Clinical appointments, programs, weight loss, classes gluten, baby food, fermentation, more. Specialty: gut, brain, autoimmune conditions.


NANCY DOCK LMSW

616-334-9334 NancyDockLMSW@gmail.com www.NancyDock.com I specialize in “The Virtual Gastric Band.” This is NOT a diet. Skilled counseling, guidance and support are given using this highly effective weight management method. Reshape your body to your desired shape and size.

WOMEN’S GROUPS / RETREATS AWAKENED POTENTIALS® FOR WOMEN Daina (DINAH) Puodziunas - Owner Enchanted Lake (35 miles N.E. of Grand Rapids) 616-754-9672 Dinah@AwakenedPotentials.com www.AwakenedPotentials.com

Providing smart, self aware women who get stuck in over thinking with everything they need to become re~enchanted with life since 1988. ‘Dancing From Within’ - Free Form Dance, Group & Private Retreats at Enchanted Lake, ‘Awakened Women’s’ Support Groups and Coaching.

YOGA BALANCE MASSAGE AND YOGA

Peter Violino LMT/E-RYT Suite 202, 255 W. Seminole Rd. Muskegon 231-343-3228 www.BalanceMassageAndYoga.com Offering individual and group Hatha yoga classes for all ages and experience including: Gentle, Restorative, Beginner, Intermediate and advanced classes, yoga for seniors, “Yoga for Golfers” and “Yoga for the Office” workshops.

BODHI TREE YOGA & WELLNESS STUDIO 208 W 18th Street, Holland, MI 49423 616-392-7580 Info@MiBodhiTree.com www.MiBodhiTree.com

We are more than just Yoga. We offer diverse classes, workshops, spa treatments, massage, Reiki, and meditation training. We are committed to making you stronger and to live a more peaceful, balanced, purposeful life.

GRAND RAPIDS CENTER FOR MINDFULNESS

Carol Hendershot, E-RYT & April Hadley, MSW 5270 Northland Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 616-361-3660 www.GrandRapidsCenterForMindfulness.com G R C F M o f f e r s 8 - We e k Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programs as taught at UMASS Medical school, a weekly practice group, mindfulness professionals groups, workshops, retreats and presentations.

HEART’S JOURNEY WELLNESS CENTER

6189 Lake Michigan Drive Allendale, MI 49401 877-932-4446 * 616-307-1617 Info@HeartsJourneyWellness.com www.HeartsJourneyWellness.com Heart’s Journey Wellness Center offers Beginning, Vinyasa, Hot, specialty yoga classes and other events. Our intention is to bring the therapeutic component of yoga to your life. Yoga is about “undoing not doing.” Yoga is about “undoing not doing.”

JOURNEY HOME YOGA & HEALTH YOGA –- EDUCATION -– WELLNESS C. Caradedios—MS; E-RYT; LC; Positional Therapist; Reiki Master Serving Greater Grand Rapids & Beyond 616-780-3604 Info@URHomeYoga.com www.URHomeYoga.com

Discover health, self, and joy, through JHYH’s compassionate yoga, wellness services, and transformational education. Offerings include: Group/ Private Yoga Classes; Transformative and Educational Workshops & Retreats; Relationship, Life & Spiritual Consultancy; Bodywork (including Reiki Treatments & Trainings, Positional Release & Yoga Therapies etc); Yoga Nidra; Meditation.

LAKESHORE YOGA CENTER 715 1/2 Washington Grand Haven, MI 49417 616-844-1900 www.LakeshoreYoga.com

Voted #1 studio on the Lakeshore 2nd year in a row! We offer more than 28 classes 7 days a week! Wo r k s h o p s , S p e c i a l E ve n t s , Clothing, Massage therapy and infrared sauna! Building Community and Spreading Love!

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THE YOGA STUDIO

Carolyn Heines & Kat McKinney 955 Cherry SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 616-776-0836 info@gryoga.com www.gryoga.com

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Grand Rapids’ first yoga studio, established in 1979, offers ongoing classes in classical hatha yoga. Seven Iyengar influenced teachers provide individualized attention and a supportive environment for students of all abilities. Located in a historic building in the vibrant East Hills neighborhood.

WHITE RIVER YOGA

8724 Ferry St. Montague, MI 49437 231-740-6662 www.WhiteRiverYoga.com Offering classes in Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Tai Chi, Total Barre, and Zenga, f o r a l l l eve l s . S e e schedule on our website, or call for more information.

YOGA THERAPY BALANCE MASSAGE AND YOGA

Peter Violino LMT/E-RYT Suite 202, 255 W. Seminole Rd. Muskegon 231-343-3228 www.BalanceMassageAndYoga.com Offering guidance for a mindful, transformational, developmental and therapeutic yogic approach to common aches and pains, chronic disease, and emotional health. Specific guidance for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress is offered.

HEART’S JOURNEY WELLNESS CENTER

6189 Lake Michigan Drive Allendale, MI 49401 877-932-4446 * 616-307-1617 Dr.Dilsworth@HeartsJourneyWellness.com www.HeartsJourneyWellness.com Dr. Sue Dilsworth offers Yoga Therapy sessions integrating mental health, physical health and spiritual well-being through a combination of self-inquiry and the healing practice of yoga (including Ayurvedic assessment and structural analysis).


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