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The San Juan Islands’

Wellness Guide

2011­– 2012

A Directory of Wellness and Fitness Practitioners and Services in the San Juan Islands A Publication of The Journal of the San Juan Islands and The Islands’ Sounder

Our pharmacy tries to make patient customers out of customer-patients.

Pharmacy crew at the ample pick-up counter in Friday Harbor Drug: Back row: Norman DeGraffe, RPh; John Van Hoecke, RPh; Jessica Karki, Pharmacy Technician. Front row: Jessica Barajar, Pharmacy Assistant; Diane Deason, Pharmacy Technician; Cheyenne Mauldin, Pharmacy Assistant; Tracy Paterson, Pharmacy Assistant. (Not pictured: Katie Leed, Pharmacy Assistant and Catherine Scott, RPh..

IT’S AS SIMPLE AS A-B-C A. If you have your prescription with you, go to the ordering window to the left of the pick-up counter. B. If you want to consult the pharmacist, first go to the privacy consultation window on the right side of the pick-up counter and around the corner of the pharmacy department. C. Ask when ordering how long it will take to fill your prescription and then it usually will have been verified with your physician or refilled and be waiting for you. It always Is a pleasure to serve you as speedIly and accurately as possIble.

210 Spring St. West • Friday Harbor • 378-4421 2


The San Juan Islands have long been associated with healthy lifestyles, and are home to an impressive array of wellness and fitness providers. The purpose of this annual guide is to assist the community in its search for information about local practitioners and services. It in no way purports to be an inclusive representation of all the providers and services in the area.

Directory of Practitioners & Services by Category Glossary of Terms

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for using this guide. We hope it has been a useful source of information. To participate in next year’s guide, contact us at: The Journal of the San Juan Islands 360-378-5696 The Islands Sounder 360-376-4500 WELLNESS GUIDE 2011–2012


Assisted Living Coach COACHING FOR CAREGIVERS Sylvia Chesley Smith Coaching for Caregivers is a service designed to help adults take good care of themselves while caring for others. You don’t have to do this alone. As your coach I can support you in dealing with: * Delegating responsibility * Setting boundaries * Home care or assisted living * Health and legal systems * Finding existing services * End of life * Healthy self care (360) 468 3314 • stayamazed@rockisland.com

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bodywork & massage in good hands caroline scott, lmp • Restore healthy breathing patterns as you relax • Enhance functions of joints and muscle tissue • Relieve mental and physical fatigue “An integrated touch therapy that blends massage, bodywork and energy based therapies in a gentle, slow paced and focused treatment that will engage and ease the subtle patterns of stress in mind, body and spirit.” Continued Care Benefits Include • Increased body awareness • Learn to breathe and relieve stress • Deal with Chronic pain • Rejuvenate a productive life Rates: $90/1.5 HR $60/1 hr. $30/30 min Lic# MA00014999 Eastsound, Washington • 360-376-5250

KIRA LIU, RN, LMP, CC INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES TO HEALING AND HEALTH OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT With over 25 years of extensive experience in the Western and Eastern healing arts, Kira, a certified counselor, offers healing through Integrated Massage Treatments (Deep Tissue, Injury Treatment, Acupressure, Swedish Massage, Energy Balancing, Qi Gong Healing and Craniosacral Therapy). She also offers Mindfulness Meditation, Hakomi Therapeutic Intervention, Stress-Reduction sessions including Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes for health. Sessions are individually crafted for each client with a holistic approach. Group retreats and workshops in Mindfulness-Centered Health Programs are available. 640 Mullis St., Suite 213 • PO Box 2686, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 office: 360-378-8981 • cell: 360-472-1928 • email: kira.healing@gmail.com 4



“Keeping the Care in Healthcare”

John Gossom, Amanda Rennick, Sarah Ware, Eva Nash, Dr Mark Fishaut, seated Marie Boughton, Leslie Mutchler, Paul Barger, Dr Burk Gossom, Karie Rishel, seated Kristen Linde, Cooky Gossom, Becky Phillips

Dr. Burk Gossom, MD Dr. Mark Fishaut, MD

Leslie Mutchler, ARNP Joann Mayo, RN, CDE

SPECIALIZING IN: Family Care Geriatrics Pediatrics Women’s Health Preventative Medicine Behavioral Health Serving Our Community Since 2001

689 Airport Center, Suite B • Friday Harbor

360-378-1338 • Fax: 360-378-1830 www.sanjuanhealthcare.org WELLNESS GUIDE 2011–2012


bodywork & massage Cont. LIBERATION MASSAGE on LOPEZ ISLAND SHANNON STERNBERG, LMP ADVANCED CERTIFICATION IN ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE Lic.# MA60133184 Practicing Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy technique, Posture Balancing and Chronic Pain relief in a warm, relaxing and professional environment. Conveniently located office in Lopez Village. Home visits provided to established clients. New Clients receive ONE-HALF HOUR FREE with a one-hour massage! Call for a free consultation. (360) 468-2928 See display ad on page xxxxxx.

OUTBACK MASSAGE: TRAVELING SPA SERVICE To Restore the Springs of Life to Flow SUKIMA HAMPTON L.M.P. I am deeply passionate about my work as a massage therapist. I have been a Washington state licensed massage therapist for over 25 years. My specialty is therapeutic massage based on years of experience using a choice of aromatherapy oils and soothing arnica body lotion when focusing on specific problem areas. Massage does not have to be painful to be effective! But I do deep tissue work with Shiatsu as well as the most relaxing of Swedish massages. I like to think of my treatments as a unique blend of the East and the West, the traditional and the alternative, with the desire to restore the springs of life to flow. I love to give couples massage especially in the comfort of your own home. Have table will travel! I also receive clients at my studio on the corner of Enchanted Forest Rd. and Lovers Lane. Please call for an appointment. Eastsound. 360-376-4624. 360-472-1267 sukimah@centurytel.net

Suzanne Getz, BCST, RPP, LMP WA State Lic # MA60244048 I am a licensed therapist with 26 years of full time practice in Cross-fiber Massage, Polarity Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. The combination of these therapies creates a deep, cleansing and relaxing experience. These techniques assist in recovery from injuries, trauma, surgery, dental work, headaches, neuropathy, chronic and acute pain and much more. To further enhance your wellness, I offer rejuvenating Spa Treatments such as Hot Stone Massage, Heavenly Foot and Face Treatments, and Hot Oil Hair Treatment. In office or house calls offered. On-going massage training available. Lopez Island 360-468-2909 www.serenacenter.com

Chemical Dependency Professional full circle counseling Steven Gresham, Ph.D., CDP

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669 Mullis Street 102, Friday Harbor

A Comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation Clinic offering a team approach for: oRthoPediC Conditions • Joint Replacements • Arthritis • Osteoporosis • Injuries • Hand Therapy • Post Fractures

neuRologiCAl imPAiRments • Stroke • Brain Injury • Parkinsons • Multiple Sclerosis • Spinal Injuries

PAin mAnAgement

• Low Back & Neck • Comprehensive use of modalities including Cold Laser

PelviC FlooR dysFunCtion Wound heAling Alumni exeRCise gRouP

Back row: Scott Schoultz, Pat Christenson, Kim Flack, Ray Johnston Patti Bjarnason, Joyce Thomson, Ashley Paull

Our Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists are ready to help you meet your therapy goals.

360.370.5226 WELLNESS GUIDE 2011–2012


FITNESS & HEALTH Jazzercise of Orcas Island Paige McCormick When you love your workout, results come easily. Jazzercise combines elements of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and more to create truly effective programs for people of every age and fitness level. On Orcas Island, choose among 5 classes each week. You’ll love this workout. Pricing as low as $20 per month. Classes at Odd Fellows Hall. Eastsound • 360-376-3310 • www.jazzercise.com

Mountain Lake Holistic Movement Studio Kari Boyd Gardiner, Christian Gardiner, TAMARA JOYNER Open since 2004 on Orcas Island, Mountain Lake Holistic Movement Studio offers Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® classes. Our mission is to provide the highest quality Pilates and GYROTONIC® education. We offer a safe and positive environment for people from the injured to the physically fit, from the young to the old, to explore their own potential of movement. It is our goal to invite each person to build a strong, flexible body that moves with ease and joy. We are a fully equipped studio teaching private, semi-private and group lessons. Certified in 2003 by Power Pilates in New York City, Kari Boyd Gardiner pioneered Pilates and GYROTONIC® on Orcas. Both Kari and her husband, Christian Gardiner, are certified to teach GYROTONIC®and GYROKINESIS® classes. Included in the studio is Tamara Joyner, certified Pilates Instructor. For more information, please contact us at 376-7767 or email us at mtnlakepilates@yahoo.com.

FOOD AND NUTRITION blossom grocery

Blossom Grocery provides the best grocery shopping experience in the San Juan Islands. We measure the quality of our products by their food miles, certified organic status, fair trade sourcing, producer ethics, affordability, simplicity, freshness, and suitability for islanders’ needs. We are locally owned, controlled, and committed. Our selection of supplements includes brands such as New Chapter, Paul Stamet’s Host Defense, Barlean’s Omega Oils, and Lopez-based Green Magic Herbs and Whispers of Nature. We strive to keep our body care section to a high standard: free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, and other harmful ingredients, with brands such as Dr. Bronner’s, Badger, and Lopez-based Arbordoun and Seraphim Soaps. We also feature fresh produce, local meats & seafood, regional & imported fine cheeses, artisan bread, beer & wine, locally roasted fair trade coffee, and a plethora of chocolate! Our full line of bulk foods and grocery staples make Blossom your one-stop-shop. Visa, MasterCard, and EBT accepted. Special orders welcome. Open every day in Lopez Village, The Old Homestead Building 360-468-2204 www.BlossomGrocery.com



Are you ready for a new approach to health care?

COACHING FOR CAREGIVERS www.stayamazed.com

I focus on: • Treating the whole person • Taking the time necessary • Developing long term health

Dr. Bronwyn Bacon, ND Located at Spa d Bune 669 Mullis Street

Coaching for Caregivers is a service designed to help adults take good care of themselves while caring for others. You don’t have to do this alone. As your coach I can support you in dealing with: * Delegating responsibility * Setting boundaries * Home care or assisted living * Health and legal systems * Finding existing services * End of life * Healthy self care

Call today to schedule an appointment

(360)378-3355 DrBronwynBacon.com

Sylvia Chesley Smith

(360) 468 3314 stayamazed@rockisland.com

Eastsound • Friday Harbor • (360) 376-5883 WELLNESS GUIDE 2011–2012


HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES domestic violence and sexual assault services of the san juan islands (DVSAS) anita castle, ms, executive director www.dvsassanjuans.org P.O. Box 1516, Eastsound • 360-376-5979 (admin. office) Crisis Hot Line : 360-376-1234 dvsasorcas@rockisland.com • www.dvsassanjuans.org P.O. Box 3175, Friday Harbor • 360-378-8680 (office) Crisis Hot Line : 360-378-2345 dvsassanjuan@rockisland.com • www.dvsassanjuans.org Lopez Island • 360-468-3788 (office) Crisis Hot Line : 360-468-4567 dvsaslopez@gmail.com • www.dvsassanjuans.org See display ad on page 18.

HOSPICE LOPEZ ISLAND HOSPICE AND HOME SUPPORT Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support, Inc. has been helping Lopez Island residents since 1997. Services include professional case management, chore service and respite care, caregiver and loss support groups, durable medical equipment loans, and a resource library for caregivers. Lopez Island residents with medicallybased needs are eligible to be assessed for hospice and home support services, regardless of age, gender, race, or religion. Those with short-term, long-term, or life-limiting illness or disabilities quality for Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support care. All services are offered without charge to the client. For more information, contact Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support, 360468-4446, or email admin@lihhs.org

NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS ENTRANCE MOUNTAIN NATURAL HEALTH These two talented naturopathic physicians combine over 60 years of practice experience. You can have one or both on your wellness team. DR. MAGDA MISCHÉ, Reg.Pharmacist, N.D. Dr. Magda Misché has been serving the San Juan Islands since 1990 - initially as a Registered Pharmacist at Ray’s Pharmacy, and now as a Naturopathic Physician (N.D.) in downtown Olga. Dr. Magda’s work combines the many perspectives of her extensive 30+ years of study and training. Dr. Magda began her health career with a 5 yr. B.S. degree in Pharmacy, firmly committed to standard medicine. Years later, her perspectives expanded into a 5 yr. N.D. degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she learned how to assist the body to heal itself, prevent illness, and offset undesirable effects of pharmaceuticals. Complementary healing modalities followed – now the package includes bodywork, classical homeopathy, psychology, shamanism, spirituality, and belief management. Yes, there are many paths to wellness! As many facets as you wish to explore may be utilized for your journey, whether it is simply doing routine lab work and getting a “tune-up,” or delving into the deeper issues of how your health relates to your life. You decide, and together we create an individual plan that works for you. Dr. Magda specializes in immune system enhancement; tonifying the metabolism 10


NOW IN FRIDAY HARBOR Robert Williams, M.D. Ophthalmologist Board Certified

More than 30 years experience diagnosing and treating Medical and Surgical Eye Diseases including:

Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration Diabetic Eye Disease, Cataracts Dry Eye, Eye Infection Eye Injuries Disease of the Eyelids An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor. After completing four years of college, four years of medical school and a year internship, an ophthalmologist spends three years in intensive training learning about medical disease of the eye and learning to perform surgery on the eyes and eyelids. Many ophthalmologists will spend an additional year or more specializing in one or more aspects of eye disease. Dr. Willliams, for example, specialized in Glaucoma and is a nationally recognized Glaucoma specialist now living in Friday Harbor.

360-378-EYES (3937)

Robert Williams, M.D. Ophthalmologist 470 Spring Street, Suite 200, Friday Harbor WELLNESS GUIDE 2011–2012


NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cont. and endocrine system to conquer fatigue, weight, or adrenal issues; preventing and alleviating many chronic diseases; and solving women’s health issues, including menopause and bio-identical hormonal support. It’s really about optimizing your health, your stress management, your life— whatever your age! CALL for a FREE 15-minute telephone consult to explore the possibilities. 6866 Olga Road, PO Box 22, Olga 360.376.5454 DR. ALEXANDRA GAYEK, N.D. Dr. Alexandra Gayek works with adults with chronic and recurring issues of all kinds. She has a special interest in pain and stress-related problems, ADD, anxiety, and difficulty getting yourself to do what you believe you “should” do for yourself. Her personal health journey resulted in a miraculous healing, which led to her passion for helping others with conditions that, like hers, had not responded to any treatment or medicine. Dr. Gayek completed a residency at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine after earning her N.D. degree there, then went on to join a top practice in Seattle. She brings 30+ years of study, training, and practice to Orcas. Dr. Gayek does a great deal of her work online and by phone, coaching people worldwide with an intuitive, empowering mind-body approach to wellness. For those open to this approach, chronic or repeating problems in any system in the body—whether from illness or injury--often improve in ways unexplainable by standard medicine. Results are often swift and longer-lasting, and allow you to drop your reliance on expensive and painful lab tests, medication, and surgery, if you choose. The process is as quick or gradual as your readiness for wellness allows, and complements all other therapies and medicines. CALL for a FREE 15-minute telephone consult to explore the possibilities for you. 6866 Olga Road, PO Box 522, Olga 360.376.5484

Dr. Bronwyn Bacon, ND Natural , On-Island Family Medicine I focus on: • Treating the whole person • Taking the time necessary • Developing long term health Are you ready for a new approach to healthcare? Primary Care * Complementary Care Wellness Exams * Annual Physicals * Acute Care Nutrition Assessment * Digestive Support Weight Loss * Hormone Balancing Pain Management Allergy & Immune Support Well Child Exams * Sports Physicals Dr. Bronwyn Bacon N.D. Located at Spa d Bune 669 Mullis Street P.O. Box 672, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (360) 378-3355 • www.DrBronwynBacon.com See display ad on page 9.



Restoring Independence and Changing Lives At Life Care Center (formerly Islands Convalescent Center), we provide a variety of services designed to put each resident’s needs as top priority. ❖ In-patient and out-patient, physical, occupational and speech therapies ❖ Dementia unit ❖ Respite care ❖ 24-hour licensed nursing care ❖ End of life care We accept Medicare, Medicaid, private pay and most insurances.

Clockwise: Cindy Thurman RN/Resident Care Manager, Cindy Lonsinger PTA, Mary “Mo” Fuhrmeister, patient

www.LCCA.com/islands 660 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

For more information, please call


San Juans Vision Source Chris T. White, OD Extensive Selection of Frames • Lenses Contacts Custom Contact Lenses for Hard to Fit Patients

“Your local Optometric Physician & Provider of Quality Medical Eyecare” Complete & Precise Exams • Accepts Major Insurance



1268 Mt. Baker Rd. #6 818 Mullis Street #3 Eastsound Friday Harbor www.cweyes.com WELLNESS GUIDE 2011–2012


Neurofeedback full circle counseling Steven Gresham, Ph.D., C.D.P. “Neurofeedback, or EEG Biofeedback, is a non drug learning procedure that enables you to improve mental functioning, normalize behavior and stabilize emotional, learning & stress-related problems. NFB is a technique that enables a person to alter their brainwaves and create new neuropathways.   Non-invasive sensors are connected to specific sites on the surface of the scalp. The sensors enable the brain wave patterns to be displayed on the computer screen. By placing the sensors strategically on the head, specific areas of the brain can be trained to replace abnormal rhythmic patterns with normal rhythmic patterns.  While looking at game-like displays on a computer monitor, you learn to control the activity of the brain for effective learning. It is like playing a video game with your mind.  Once the brain’s normal patterns have been restored, the neurofeedback training is no longer necessary.” 1286 Mount Baker Road, B-208, PO 363, Eastsound, WA 98245 Phone: 360-376-6181 • Fax: 360-376-6182 See display ad on page 15.

OPThamology Robert Williams, M.D., Ophthalmologist More than 30 years experience diagnosing and treating Medical and Surgical Eye Diseases including: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Cataracts, Dry Eye, Eye Infection, Eye Injuries, Disease of the Eyelids. An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor. After completeing four years of college, four years of medical school and a year internship, an ophthalmologist spends three years in intensive training learning about medical disease of the eye and learning to perform surgery on the eyes and eyelids. Many ophthalmologists will spend an additional year or more specializing in one or more aspects of eye disease. Dr. Willliams, for example, specialized in Glaucoma and is a nationally recognized Glaucoma specialist now living in Friday Harbor. Robert Williams, M.D. Ophthalmologist 470 Spring Street, Suite 200, Friday Harbor 360-378-EYES (3937) See display ad on page 11.

OPTometry San Juans vision Source CHRIS WHITE O.D. As an optometric physician, I examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. San Juan Vision Source offers comprehensive eye exams with advanced diagnostic equipment. We offer an extensive selection of frames and lenses, contact lenses, including those tough fittings and bifocal fittings, medical and surgical eyecare management, co-management with ophthalmological specialists, and care and case reviews for patients and families. We accept major insurance. 1286 Mt Baker Rd. Suite 106B • Eastsound (Near San Juan Insurance) 376-5310 818 Mullis Street • Friday Harbor 14


Island Psychiatric Services, P.S.

Carla Weston, MN, ARNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

• Psychiatric Evaluations • Medication Management • Therapy • Consultations • Medicare and Most Insurance Accepted P.O. Box 1449, Eastsound WA 98245

Phone -360-376-3558 carla@islandpsych.com

Every Day in Lopez Village

(360) 468-2204 www.BlossomGrocery.com

Full Circle Counseling & Recovery, LLC

1286 Mount Baker Road, B-208, PO 363, Eastsound, WA 98245 Phone: 360-376-6181 Fax: 360-376-6182 Anne Gresham, ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner) Psychiatric Medication Management, Psychotherapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Mary Nash, M.A. (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) DBT; Child, Youth, Adult and Senior Adult Counseling: Individual, Couples & Family Therapy Steven Gresham, Ph.D., C.D.P. Neurofeedback Practitioner and Addiction Counselor for Youth & Adults, Transpersonal Psychology, and Holotropic Breathwork.



OPTometry Cont. 378-3553 (Next to San Juan Cellular) www.cweyes.com See display ad on page 13.

pilates CENTER WORKS STUDIO INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE: ANNE MARIE SCHULTZ (OWNER), LAUREN CASTLEWEAVER, TORAH O’NEAL, AND RENEE SEGAULT At Center Works Studio we believe that changing your body can change your life. In our spacious studio we are proud to offer a variety of classes every day of the week to help you create “Wellness from Within” including: • Private and semi-private sessions in Pilates and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM ® by appointment • Daily group Pilates and Ballet Barre classes, both mat and apparatus based • MELT® neurofascial release techniques Our experienced, professional teachers love what they do, and are excited to teach you new ways to connect with your body. Class size tends to be smaller, allowing for a more personalized workout focusing on what each client needs and wants. If you’re tired of struggling with back and body pains; longing for a leaner, stronger, more flexible body; or searching for a challenging workout to push you to the top of your game then stop by and see us-we can help you transform your body, stay active at any age, and experience your life to it’s fullest! 188 A Street • Eastsound (at the front of the Athletic Center Building) 360-376-3659 www.orcaspilates.com


The Lopez Island Medical Clinic, an Island Hospital Family Care Clinic, specializes in family medicine and preventive health care. Medical practitioners provide health, wellness, injury, illness and acute care for all ages. The vast majority of medical needs can be met here on the island. The clinic is owned and equipped by The Catherine Washburn Memorial Association (CWMA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and working in partnership with Island Hospital excels on all levels of health care. Lopez island • 360-468-2245 • 360-468-2856 fax See display ad on page 22.

orcas island family medicine, pc david l. russell, m.d. BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PHYSICIAN Offering the full spectrum of family medicine services for all ages. Dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Orcas Island community in a friendly, unhurried and compassionate environment. Please call for a complimentary “get-to-knowyou” visit. 33 Urner Street, Ste. 5 • Eastsound • 360-376-4949 1 6 W E L L N E S S

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Lopez Island Massage Therapy

Hospice of San Juan

Shannon Sternberg, LMP of Liberation Massage Offering Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, and Relaxation Bodywork

(360) 468-2928 Free yourself from tension, pain and stress! Lic.# MA60133184

An All-Volunteer Free Service Provider

PO Box 1434 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-472-0322 www.sjhospice.com



Physicians & SURGEONS Cont. Orcas Family Health Center David Shinstrom, M.D., A.B.F.P. Phoebe Hershenow, Family Nurse Practitoner Provider on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Full family medicine services, including urgent and emergency care. Laceration repair, fracture care, on-site blood draws for lab work, ultra-sound and X-ray. We provide considerate, respectful, and quality medical care to Orcas Island residents and visitors. 1286 Mount Baker Road, Eastsound Suite B 102• 360-376-7778

PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELING Island Psychiatric Services, P.S. Carla Weston Carla Weston, ARNP is an experienced nationally Certified and state Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 30+ years providing mental health services. Starting in October of 2007 she has built a successful private psychiatric practice. Services provided include psychiatric evaluations, prescription medications, and therapy. She works with adolescents (16 +) and adults of all ages including those with dementia. Carla treats most psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety & panic, bipolar disorder, mood disorder, schizophrenia, and post traumatic stress disorder. She believes in healing the whole person, and takes an eclectic approach depend-


Administration Office P.O. Box 1516 Eastsound, WA 98245 360-376-5979 Fax: 360-376-6742 Crisis Hot Line: 376-1234 dvsasorcas@rockisland.com

San Juan

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands

P.O. Box 3175 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-8680 Fax: 360-378-8681 Crisis Hot Line: 378-2345 dvsassanjuan@rockisland.com

Lopez Anita R. Castle, MS P.O. Box 916 Executive Director Lopez Island, WA 98261 360-468-3788 dvsasorcas@rockisland.com Fax: 360-468-4520 www.dvsassanjuans.org.

Crisis Hot Line: 468-4567 dvsaslopez@gmail.com



San Juan Physical Therapy, Inc. Offers Specialized Comprehensive Treatment in: Balance Therapy


Orthopedic Injuries • Joint Replacement

Cancer Rehabilitation

• Computerized Balance Testing and Training • Vertigo • Fall Prevention

• • •

Rehabilitation Shoulder Injury, Arm Pain Post Surgical Rehabilitation Osteoporosis Arthritis

Neurological Conditions

• • • •

Stroke Head/Brain Injury Parkinsons Multiple Sclerosis

Chronic Illnesses and Pain Management

• Neck and Back Pain

Diabetic Foot Care • Shoe Fitting • Orthoses

• Athletic training and Sports Injury • Injury Prevention ACL/ Throwing • Running Gait Analysis • Manual Lymphatic Drainage • Bandaging


• Foot, Leg, Knee, Hip problems requiring • Bracing, Orthotics • Foot Evaluation and Shoe Recommendation • Women’s Health and Wellness • Continence Concerns Concerns • Posture • Fitness and Wellness Regimes

Kelsey Olenik, Tyler Cornell, Julia Thompson, Suzie Lefever, Donna Miller

Contact the team at

San Juan Physical Therapy 570-B Spring St, behind Life Care Center


• 360-378-4112



PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELING Cont. ing on the patient’s needs. Once care is established, she is her patients’ biggest advocate for a better life through mental wellness. Treatment includes discussion of ways to prevent recurrence and improve life choices. Medicare & most other Insurances are accepted, including approved Labor & Industry claims. 374 North Beach Road, Eastsound, WA 98245 For appt. call 376-3558 Email: carla@islandpsych.com See display ad on page 22.

Lenore L. Bayuk RN, MN, ACNS Psychotherapy Lenore is a Psychosocial Nurse Specialist with 42 years of experience in the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy.  Her specialty areas are in-depth group psychotherapy, loss and grief issues, relationships/communications, and short term problem solving. Lenore has a special interest in self care and how that plays out in our lives and in our relationships. Insurance coverage available. Office hours vary, call for appointment. 360-378-3636, ext. 1

RACHEL NEWCOMBE, L.I.C.S.W. Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis I am a psychoanalytically trained therapist working with individuals and couples looking to understand why they are having difficulties in their lives. There are aspects of our minds that remain unconscious yet they have an enormous influence on the choices we make. Talking openly in therapy is an effective way of understanding how your choices and behaviors are influenced by thoughts that are not yet conscious. In our work together I will help you listen more attentively to your own thoughts and associations in order to expand your awareness, allowing you to see new options in your life. I believe the intimacy of the therapeutic process allows individuals to have a rich relationship with their internal life and with others. Eastsound and Friday Harbor (360) 376-5883 See display ad on page 9.

spas The Spa at Rosario The Spa at Rosario is integrated into the historic Moran Mansion and features stunning views of Cascade Bay and the San Juan Islands. Facilities include a sauna, indoor pool, whirlpool, treatment rooms, mirrored exercise room and weight rooms with a variety of fitness equipment. The Spa offers rejuvenation and relaxation services in an amazing setting - Body Work includes Deep Sport and Rejuvenation Massages, Skin Care Services include a variety of facials featuring Decleor products, as well as manicure and pedicure services. Fitness Classes are offered, including Matwork Core Training and Strength and Conditioning Classes, all by talented island practitioners and instructors. Monthly memberships available. Download Spa Services Menu and Fitness Class Schedule at www.rosarioresort.com 1400 Rosario Road - 360-376-2152 ext. 600 See display ad on page 14. 20




G l o ss a r y o f T e r m s Acupressure—An ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key acupuncture points on the surface of the skin.

Hellerwork—Movement education that fuses deep tissue bodywork and voice dialogue to realign the body and release chronic pain and stress.

Acupuncture—A form of traditional Chinese medicine that relieves pain and/or restores health; involves inserting special needles into specific points to stimulate the body’s natural energy.

Holistic Medicine—A form of natural medicine using safe methods of diagnosis and treatment emphasizing the care of the whole person using physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Aikido—A martial art emphasizing harmony and grace of movement.

Homeopathy—Based on the hypothesis of “like cures like” by stimulating the body’s own healing power to correct itself.

Applied Kinesiology—A form of muscle testing using varied therapeutic techniques to evaluate structural, chemical and mental health. Aromatherapy—The practice of using pure, concentrated, essential oils as inhalants or massage oil. Ayurvedic Medicine—The ancient healing science of India believing that disease arises from imbalances in five basic elements of nature at either the physical, mental or spiritual level.

INTUITIVE READINGS—Though readings can vary widely, most have in common the offering of life guidance or counsel by way of reading a person’s energy intuitively. Jin Shin—Jin Shin is an oriental healing art that releases tensions by gently lacing the fingertips over clothing along designated meridian pathways.

Bioenergetics—Focusing on muscular tension patterns and emotional history using breathing.

Magnetic Field Therapy—A natural therapy that activates and improves ordinary bodily functions such as circulation, increasing oxygen supply and stimulate metabolism.

BIOKINESIOLOGY—A non-invasive therapy that is used to evaluates health through testing muscle reactions.

Myotherapy—A therapy where pressure is applied to trigger points or tender spots in the muscle or soft tissue.

BOWENWORK—A type of bodywork developed in Australia that utilizes small, gentle moves over muscle and other soft tissues.

Naturopathic Medicine—Using any number of natural methods that include supplements, herbal medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle counseling.

CERTIFIED SEX THERAPIST—Psychotherapist or counselor who can discuss, diagnose and treat issues related to sexual functioning and sexuality.

Neurofeedback—A process for training and learning how to self-regulate brain function. Also called electroencephalography.

CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE—The centuries-old use of medicinal herbs for helping to bring the body back into balance and/or well-being.

Neuromuscular Therapy—A form of deep tissue massage to balance the central nervous system.

Chiropractic care—Uses spinal, cranial and extremity adjustments to remove misalignments/ subluxations. CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER—A counselor who uses an ecological approach in helping individuals, couples and families heal distress and conflict. Craniosacral Therapy—Uses light touch to address the craniosacral system to improve fluid exchange, tissue mobility, nervous system function. Deep Tissue—Inclusive of a range of therapies, this technique goes deeper than the standard Swedish massage. Detoxification—The process of cleansing the body of toxins for better overall health. DOULA—A woman who provides non-medical physical and emotional support during labor, birth and or the post partem period.

Nutritional Counseling—Counseling covering proper levels of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Opthamology—Physicians that examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system. OPTOMETRY—Optometry is comprehensive professional eye care performed by an optometric physician, or optometrist. Pilates—A form of body conditioning using special equipment to promote physical harmony. Polarity Therapy—A gentle, holistic therapy based on Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine; can include bodywork, yoga and diet. PSYCHIC INTUITIVE—A means of tuning into an individual intuitively, through sight, hearing and feelings, via an intuitive. PSYCHOTHERAPY—Counseling that focus on the diagnosis and treatment of individuals, families and couples through the use of psychological theories.

EFT/EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES—A procedure that balances the body’s energy system by gently tapping on a series of acupuncture meridian end points while focusing on the symptom.

Reflexology—Applying specific pressures on reflex points in the feet that connect to the entire body.

ENERGY MERIDIAN THERAPIES—EFT, TFT, TAT, TAB, BSFF, REMAP and other modalities balance the mind, body and emotions by stimulating energy meridians.

Reiki—A hands-on, non-invasive healing technique directing a flow of healing energy that stimulates the body’s defense mechanism.

feng shui—Feng Shui, the ancient art of placement, holds that personal belongings in the home to bring harmony with specific arrangement.

Rolfing—A system of body restructuring and movement education that works with gravity to realign the body.

Flower Essences—A cross between herbal medicine and homeopathy using wildflowers as catalysts to alleviate the underlying causes of stress.

SHAMANIC HEALING—Based upon the belief that all healing includes a spiritual dimension.

Healing Touch—A form of energy therapy using a very light hands-on approach to align and balance the human energy field.



Shiatsu—A Japanese form of finger pressure massage that stimulates certain pressure points of the meridians, loosening up blockages.

Soma Neuromuscular Integration—Deep manipulation of muscular and connective tissue with movement training to address chronic pain. SOFT TISSUE RELEASE (STR)—A dynamic and versatile technique that combines movement and manipulation. Sports Medicine—A branch of medicine focused on athletic injuries. SOUND THERAPY/SOUND HEALING—The use of vibration emanated by the voice or other instruments for purposes of healing. Stillpoint Therapy—A non-invasive emotional release energy work combined with light touch and meditative techniques that focus the mind. Swedish Massage—The most common form of massage in the U.S. using five basic strokes to relieve sore muscles and joints. Therapeutic Touch—A specific method of healing, usually without touching, that is used for relaxation and anxiety reduction. Traditional Chinese Medicine—Encompassing everything from simple herb remedies, physiotherapy, meditation, martial arts and acupuncture, to observations of nature and behavior, this philosophy is based on the tenet that life’s many facets are interlinked. Tragerwork—Using gentle and non-intrusive movements to produce deep relaxation, increase flexibility/mobility and relieve pain. Voice Dialogue—A tool for change by getting to know the various parts of who we are. Yoga—A system of exercises that are part of a Hindu discipline to promote control of the body, mind.

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Wellness Guide - 2011  


Wellness Guide - 2011