Author: Amber McKenzie

Student Massage Clinic Now Taking Clients

Therapeutic Connections School of Massage is now taking Student Massage Clinic clients at 505 East 24th Avenue, in Spokane. The classroom is set up and designed for students to provide massage therapy to members of the community at a reduced rate. Purchase a one-hour massage for $30 or a student massage card for three, one-hour massages for $84. Massage appointments are available Mondays at 6 and 7:15 p.m. and Wednesdays at 12:15 and 1:30 p.m. School owner and teacher Rebecca Dragseth says, “Our students look forward to providing you with an amazing massage!” For appointments, call 509-230-2307. For more...

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Natural Awakenings and Wellness Bar Launch Event

Natural Awakenings Inland Northwest and the Wellness Bar are teaming up for a magazine launch and wellness event from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, at the Wellness Bar in Hayden, Idaho. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of our free magazine hot off the press. There will be freshly pressed juice and 25 percent off all wellness bar menu items, plus a chance to meet local holistic service providers, get your posture checked, and experience a mini meditation or yoga class. Holistic businesses, service providers and nonprofits are encouraged to attend and bring business cards. Admission...

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Athletes Benefit from Açai Superfood

by Monica Lang Engebretsen Not every superfood tastes as good as it feels, but the açai berry is an exception. This small, deep purple berry, grown in Central and South America has gained popularity over the years thanks to its jam-packed nutritional content and great flavor. Açai ranks as the seventh-highest antioxidant superfood on the oxygen radical absorbance capacity chart, just below turmeric. In addition, açai offers loads of anti-inflammatory nutrients, vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, electrolytes, trace minerals and amino acids. When it comes to exercise, studies show açai is absorbed very quickly by the body and...

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Understanding Fevers

by Toby Hallowitz A person’s ability to generate a fever is an eloquent demonstration of the body’s innate self-healing potential. Our immune system response to infection is an amazing and intricate process. Additional white blood cells are manufactured that destroy bacteria and viruses and also remove damaged tissue and irritating materials from the body. With a fever, activity of the white blood cells increases by as much as 20-fold, and they move rapidly to the site of infection. We get sleepy and lose our appetite, which conserves energy for natural defense and repair. The elevated body temperature itself can...

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K Salon Moves to New Location in the Spokane Valley

K Salon, an organic beauty salon, has moved from their Sprague Avenue location to 1819 South Wardson Street, in Spokane Valley. Owner and stylist Malina Yeager makes her own organic products called Saint Hil. The new location has beautiful wood floors, whitewashed brick and cozy fireplace, modern lighting and European-style shampoo bowls. New features include an updated drink bar; locally roasted, organic, fair trade French press coffee; superfood non-dairy creamer and classic non-dairy creamer; fruit-infused water; organic tea selection; and organic honey and stevia; and new organic products. For appointments, call 509-926-5392. For more information, visit...

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