7 Tips to Keep You Healthy This Season

November 21, 2017

Autumn is in full swing – the days are shorter, air is cooler, and the leaves have mostly fallen from the trees.  Cold and flu season is here!

In Chinese medicine, autumn marks the transition from the active yang energy of summer to the beginning of a more subdued yin cycle. It is the season of final harvest, a time to stock up on food and warm clothing, and to slow down and become more introspective in preparation for the colder winter months ahead. To maintain good health, we need to live in harmony with nature by attuning ourselves to the seasonal ...

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Sascha Kerr Sascha Kerr
November 21, 2017 November 21, 2017

Multiple Functions of Acudetox Points

January 15, 2017

Body and auricular (ear) acupuncture are used for treating a variety of clinical disorders. There are numerous acupoints on the external ear, all of which correspond to a specific area or function of the body. Stimulating these points with pressure or needles helps to facilitate the body's own natural healing processes, restoring internal balance and treating the deeper underlying condition.

The five acupoints used in the NADA Acudetox protocol (from top to bottom) are:

Shen Men
Calms the mind and helps facilitate a state of harmony, serenity, and a deeper connection to one's spirit; enhances ability to love self and others. ...

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Sascha Kerr Sascha Kerr
January 15, 2017 January 15, 2017

What is Acupuncture Detoxification?

November 3, 2016

Acupuncture detoxification, also commonly referred to as Acudetox or the NADA protocol, was initially introduced in the 1970’s at the Lincoln Hospital, Bronx NY, as part of their substance abuse detoxification program. 

In 1985, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) was established to promote education, oversee training and encourage community wellness through the use of the standardized five-point auricular (ear) acupuncture protocol for addiction and behavioural health treatment.  Since its development, further research has shown the NADA protocol to be an effective complementary treatment that has been easily integrated into a variety of different settings worldwide including: addiction and mental health ...

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Sascha Kerr Sascha Kerr
November 3, 2016 November 3, 2016
Massage Therapy Aurora

Expanding Massage Therapy Services at Spine Stretch Studio

March 25, 2016

The last several months have been more than challenging for us offering Massage Therapy services to our clients.  We sadly said goodbye to Raissa who moved out of the area, and personal health injuries of two of our other therapists (oh...why must our therapists be so ambitious and physically active?!) prevented them from working and providing the superior health care we have all known to appreciate and heal from.  We did the best we could to accommodate all of you with the limited availability that we had.  Sascha even stepped in while on maternity leave during our busy holiday season ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
March 25, 2016 March 25, 2016
Pure joy with twins

Pure Joy x2

June 16, 2015

Spine Stretch Studio is so excited and full of joy to share the news of the arrival of baby Gavin and baby Kaiya born on June 4, 2015.  Gavin Blake was born 5.2lbs and Kaiya Alexandra was born 4.2lbs.  Congratulations to our amazing Massage Therapist Sascha and her husband Dave!

Gavin and Kaiya remained in Southlake Hospital until they put on a little more weight.  They made great progress and arrived home this past Saturday afternoon.  Stayed tuned for more adorable photos of these bundles of joy.

Everyone is happy and healthy.  Welcome to the world little ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
June 16, 2015 June 16, 2015

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