Monthly Archives: October 2014

On Stones, Schedules, and Stocking Stuffers!

Hello my Wonderful Readers!


I wanted to intimate some information to you all, and what better way than this lovely blog?  Firstly, (and boy am I excited about this one!) Shevone has brought back her HOT STONES for the season!  I just had my first HOT STONE MASSAGE on Wednesday, and boy oh boy was it amazing!

hot stone massage

Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. Shevone may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.  A common question people have is whether to get hot stone massage or a regular massage. Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and get this type of massage for relaxation.  (From my personal experience, I can tell you that Shevone can go much deeper after those pesky trigger points when using hot stones–the heat from the stones just makes those muscles melt and your tension because nothing more than a puddle of melted butter; or at least this is how feel after a hot stone treatment!)

Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure. I myself have found that while I love deep pressure on my back or neck, my calved can barely stand to be touched; unfortunately, they probably need more work than my back and neck combined!  The hot stones are a new tool that Shevone can use to rid her patients of harsh knots and spasms.

People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:

Back pain and aches
Poor circulation
Stress, anxiety and tension


Shevone is offering hot stone upgrades for $15 on each massage.  I would like to caution patients that as we get closer to jingle bells and holiday smells that Shevone’s schedule will fill up!  Families and loved ones seem to adore giving each other massages for the holidays (my mom came to visit earlier this month, and I myself could not let her leave without a massage from Shevone!) so Ms. DiSanti’s schedule can be tough; call me, Carolyn,  earlier rather than later to reserve s spot!


Pull the other one, it’s got bells on! So sorry for the above image, but it just made me laugh and laugh!

I wanted to let you know that BodyPoint Medicine also has gift certificates for any and all services and products that we offer!  You can gift a massage or a dollar amount or a de-stressing session of acupuncture (say that ten times fast!).  I pride myself on making up a pretty little packets and pretty little gift cards with lovely wee bows on them; You can ask any of us about gifting services, but I will make sure it is done properly!



Well, it might not look that nice (is professional gift wrapping really a job?), but your gift certificate with be tucked into a lovely card and there will be ribbon involved, I promise it!


Well I think that is everything that I needed to divulge, so I hope you all have a FRIGHTASTIC and GHOULISH Halloween!  Stay safe and watch for wee monsters crossing the street come Friday!


Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

By: Dr. Jaclyn Slavin, DC


As we I mentioned during the HEALTHY EATING / ANTI-INFLAMMATORY Presentation, the following list of foods that have been shown to have the most pesticides when produced conventionally, and whenever possible should be selected from organic or natural options (Dirty Dozen).

The Clean15 are foods that tend to have the least pesticides when produced conventionally, and can be purchased in the regular section of the store (save money here, to spend it on the Dirty Dozen). Source

2014 Dirty Dozen

Read More: EWG’s Complete 2014 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides and Produce
Nonorganic apples once again topped The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce report, making it the fourth year in a row the beloved fruit earned the unfavorable spot.

Kale, collard greens, and hot peppers were frequently contaminated with insecticides that are particularly toxic to human health, prompting their “Dirty Dozen Plus” status.

Dirty Dozen
1. Apples
2. Strawberries
3. Grapes
4. Celery
5. Peaches
6. Spinach
7. Sweet Bell Peppers
8. Nectarines (Imported)
9. Cucumbers
10. Cherry Tomatoes
11. Snap Peas (Imported)
12. Potatoes
+ Hot Peppers
+ Kale/Collard Greens

2014 Clean 15 
It’s not all bad news! These produce picks contained the lowest pesticide levels.

1. Avocados
2. Sweet Corn
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbage
5. Sweet Peas (Frozen)
6. Onions
7. Asparagus
8. Mangoes
9. Papayas
10. Kiwi
11. Eggplant
12. Grapefruit
13. Cantaloupe
14. Cauliflower
15. Sweet Potatoes

Read More: EWG’s Complete 2014 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides and Produce

October Promotion at BodyPoint Medicine

OmegAvail TG1000 Deal-page-0

BodyPoint Medicine is now offering OmegAvail™ TG1000 by Designs for Health

10% off through 10/31/14

OmegAvail™ TG1000 is a highly potent, non-GMO fish oil, containing an impressive 1,000 mg omega-3 oils per softgel, making it an ideal choice for therapeutic dosing. Each softgel contains 662mg EPA and 250mg DHA, along with other omega-3 fatty acids. As with all Designs for Health fish oil products, OmegAvail™ TG1000 contains the triglyceride (TG) form for superior absorption and bioavailability.

OmegAvail™ TG1000 uses the latest innovation in EPA/DHA technology to insure superior quality, purity and absorption. The fish used to make this product are 100% sourced from certified sustainable US-caught wild Alaskan fish (Alaska pollock) and processed in the US. These fish are freshly caught and quickly processed within hours, resulting in exceptionally fresh raw fish oil.

OmegAvail TG100 Techsheet View this link for more information!


Call Carolyn Wrightam, Business Manager, to pick up a bottle today!