An Introduction to Reiki and FREE Treatment!

No one likes to go into a doctor’s appointment with no idea what to expect.  We want to educate and inform our patients before they even come in the door–so they know what the treatment accomplishes, how it works, and what they themselves want to do before and after care in our clinic. Our newest provider, Jami Shetler, offers a service wholly new to BodyPoint Medicine, and we want our patients to understand our advanced and alternative treatment options.

Reiki is a Japanese technique that promotes healing by reducing stress, encouraging relaxation, and replacing low or unhealthy energy with healing energy. Reiki is a cosmic, “life-force” energy, and when that energy within us is low, sickness and physical pain often result, due to depletion.

What to expect:

During a session, the patient relaxes on a massage table while the Reiki practitioner administers Reiki with different hand positions, both on and above the patient’s body. The patient remains clothed, and relaxes with soft music, and often falls into a relaxed, meditative state during the session. The practitioner often uses crystals for their healing benefits around the patient’s body, and the aroma of essential oils to create a balance that is the most beneficial for the individual patient. The practitioner also uses Reiki symbols to break up foreign energy, and replace blockages with healthy energy. The patient may feel the practitioner’s hands grow very warm, or at times cold, depending on the energy needed in that area of the patient’s body. During the session, the practitioner will be in a meditative state, with her eyes closed most of the time, while she actively looks at the chakras and the alignment of the patient’s body, pinpointing areas of stress, foreign energy, and pain.

From Jami:

Jami Shetler Reiki Longmont, CO BodyPoint MedicineAs a Reiki master, I look past the physical to see where stress and foreign energy are plaguing the patient. Everything spiritual relates to us on a physical level, so often I see stress hitting a person on a certain area of their body, and the client will usually confirm that they are experiencing physical pain or problems in that area as well. Or, at times it’s something such as foreign energy in a throat chakra that makes it difficult for a person to express their truth to others. Or the patient has suffered the ending of an important relationship in their life, and their heart chakra is extremely wounded and vulnerable. Through treatments and the healing of the heart chakra, the patient can recover much quicker both emotionally and physically. Reiki breaks up the hindrances and refuels the patient with light, love, health and peace. When our spiritual bodies are balanced, we experience lowered stress, serenity and better health in our lives.”

 

 

Reiki treats the entire person, including the mind, the emotions, and the spirit. It has the capability to aid in the recovery of virtually any illness or struggle, with beneficial effects. It is not uncommon for a patient to report complete life changes and better moods feelings in general when keeping up Reiki treatments as a sort of maintenance. Reiki is safe and works well in conjunction with all medical and therapeutic treatments. It helps to alleviate side effects and promote healing.

 

On Thursday July 2nd, Jami will be offering FREE Introductory Reiki treatments all day!  

Call ahead to reserve your time, but walk-ins welcome!  

Facial Rejuvenation, the Natural Face Lift

Rachelle Lambert LAc Facial Rejuvenation BodyPoint Medicine Longmont, CO Facial acupuncture treatments are scheduled for 90 minutes. Facial rejuvenation is a special technique of acupuncture that improves the appearance of the face. Blood circulation is increased, resulting in a reduced appearance of facial discolorations, scars, inflammation, and a healthier glow. Even one treatment will improve the appearance of your skin.

 

Facial acupuncture is also known as acupuncture face lifting. A Chinese facial massage will be performed first, so make sure to come in without make-up. With this technique, the needles are placed under the skin of the wrinkle, to stimulate collagen production underneath. Over the course of ten treatments the skin plumps up below the wrinkle, filling in the line. Muscle tone is increased, lifting the jaw and chin areas.

 

Ten treatments spaced one week apart are considered one “face lift”, and although results vary, many people experience skin smoothing results similar to Botox treatments. There is zero down time and you can do all normal activities immediately after a treatment. Bruising happens rarely, but sometimes cannot be avoided due to the large amount of micro-capillaries in your facial skin. Make sure to plan your ten treatments around any public events where bruising is undesired (weddings, performances, etc.) Results do vary as each of us has a different body and as a result a different process of collagen metabolism. The results last for an average of five years with maintenance.

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June 2015 Special @ BodyPoint Medicine

Hello Friends and Fans of BodyPoint Medicine!

We are happy to announce that BodyPoint Medicine is ONE YEAR OLD!BodyPoint Medicine Longmont, CO Anniversary Special

 

….Aaaand because we are celebrating our first year, we want to  give back to those patients who mean so much to us!

Each time you come into BodyPoint Medicine for an appointment in the month of June, you can drop your name in the hat for the July 1 drawing.

Now what kind of fun things can you win from BodyPoint? Why TREATMENTS of course! Each provider is GIVING AWAY a free treatment! As we have recently added some really awesome new providers to our team, I thought I should introduce them all again:

Dr. Donna F. Mitchell

Dr. Donna Fleitz Mitchell is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and has been providing anesthesia care, acute and chronic pain management for the last 30 years.  Dr. Mitchell holds a BA degree in Biology and a MD degree, both from the University of Louisville.  She received a MBA from Auburn University.  She has also served on the University of Louisville faculty where she taught in the residency program.  Dr. Mitchell received her acupuncture training through the Biomedical Acupuncture Institute with extensive mentoring from Yun-Tao Ma, PhD and advanced study in Beijing, China at the International School of Acupuncture and Moxabustion.   She has been providing integrated medicine to patients with acute and chronic pain conditions since 2005.   With education in traditional medicine and integrated techniques, she believes that the best approach is create treatment approach which best suits the patient and the condition.  She also feels that incorporating healthy eating, lifestyle choices and exercise are very important for long term health and well-being.

She started exercising to get in shape after having children, so she is familiar with the challenges of work and fitting in exercise.  Learning to swim and completing her first Ironman at age 51, she is well aware of the special challenges placed on aging body parts.   She is a Three-Time Ironman finisher, marathoner and an avid skier and cyclist, providing her with a unique understanding of an athlete’s injuries and training requirements.  Dr. Mitchell is married with four children and resides in Niwot.

Personal Motto: “When you rest, your rust.”

Shevone DiSanti

shevone-smShevone DiSanti was born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1984. She studied massage therapy at IntelliTec College in Pueblo, where she graduated in 2007 with over 960 credit hours. After becoming a Registered and Certified Massage Therapist in Colorado, Shevone relocated to Longmont to raise her two young sons. She enjoys gardening and working on her home renovations in her free time, as well as introducing her kids to the love of the outdoors. Shevone has studied many forms of massage therapy, and through her years of experience in treating a wide assortment of clients, from top tier athletes, to expecting mothers and chronic pain patients, has created her own unique brand of massage by mixing and matching varieties of massage to each individual client’s needs. Shevone utilizes

Hot Rock Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Swedish Massage
Reflexology
Sports Massage
Myofascial Release
Cranial Sacral Massage
Prenatal Massage
Geriatric Massage
Aromatherapy

She is an advocate in the treatment room, and encourages her patients to communicate what they are hoping to achieve with each of her body tune-ups. Shevone uses deep touch therapies to release trigger points without creating a pain reaction for clients by adapting range of motion movements into each massage. She prepares personalized pamphlets for each client to take home, filled with stretches and exercises geared towards each specific issue. At our office, we see many patients with spinal issues, some that have even required surgery, and these massages can help with ongoing pains or even scar tissue pain that can prevent people from having a full range of motion.

Jami Shetler

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Jami Shetler is a Reiki Master and empath. Known by friends and family for her soft heart and gentle touch, one of her greatest passions in life is connecting people back to the Source, and removing stress and foreign energies from their lives, through Reiki. Since the age of four years old, she knew that healing was her calling in life, and she is passionate about learning and practicing healing methods, both emotional and physical.

Jami grew up in the country with her sisters and brother on farms in Texas and Oklahoma, where she often nurtured sick and hurting animals back to health. In 2008, she and her family moved to Colorado, and she resides in Johnstown, where she raises her three, lively daughters. She is studying for her bachelors degree, and looks forward to being a counseling psychologist at the end of her school journey, as well as being a holistic healer for life.

Rachelle Lambert

Rachelle Lambert LAc Cosmetic Acupuncture Longmont  BodyPoint MedicineRachelle Lambert has earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, graduating from the prestigious school the Academy of Integrative Medicine at Austin. She is licensed through the Texas Medical Board and Colorado State as a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, and certified by NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Over the course of her 4 year study, she learned special techniques in weight loss, dermatology, pediatrics, facial rejuvenation, and acupuncture orthopedics. Rachelle was fortunate enough to study in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and trained in a Chinese medical hospital. As part of her internship, she practiced acupuncture at Seton Williamson County Hospital in Round Rock, Texas.  Rachelle spent time in 2010 and 2011 changing lives around the world on cruise ships. She has worked for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, on ships including Splendour of the Seas, Eclipse, and Oasis of the Seas. She has a collection of testimonies that you may read proving fast and effective results. Rachelle is also involved with a research group at University of Texas at Austin. She published two articles in the Wellness Section of two L/G Style Magazines in 2012. Rachelle is also the Creator and Director of the First Annual Natural Living Festival, Austin, TX, 2014. Rachelle has post-graduate education in orthopedic acupuncture, with a certification from Lerner Education partnered with the Whole Foods Market Global Risk Team.  Rachelle is certified in Nefeli and Jamie Wu’s Facial Rejuvenation systems.

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Each of these providers will treat  you with Reiki, Acupuncture, or Massage Therapy to get you feeling your best. Not only that, but our newest providers, Rachelle Lambert and Jami Shetler, are offering fantastic discounts on initial appointments with new patients!

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THANK YOU!

Introducing our newest provider!

BodyPoint Medicine has added a new practitioner to our office! Welcome Rachelle, our newest acupuncturist!

Rachelle Lambert LAc Cosmetic Acupuncture Longmont BodyPoint MedicineRachelle Lambert has earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, graduating from the prestigious school the Academy of Integrative Medicine at Austin. She is licensed through the Texas Medical Board and Colorado State as a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, and certified by NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine.

Over the course of her 4 year study, she learned special techniques in weight loss, dermatology, pediatrics, facial rejuvenation, and acupuncture orthopedics. Each of these specialities are completely new to BodyPoint Medicine, and we are very excited to extend what services we can offer!

Rachelle was fortunate enough to study in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and trained in a Chinese medical hospital. As part of her internship, she practiced acupuncture at Seton Williamson County Hospital in Round Rock, Texas.  Rachelle spent time in 2010 and 2011 changing lives around the world on cruise ships. She has worked for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, on ships including Splendour of the Seas, Eclipse, and Oasis of the Seas. She has a collection of testimonies that you may read proving fast and effective results.

Rachelle is also involved with a research group at University of Texas at Austin. She published two articles in the Wellness Section of two L/G Style Magazines in 2012. Rachelle works as the Creator and Director of the First Annual Natural Living Festival, Austin, TX, 2014. She has completed post-graduate education in orthopedic acupuncture, with a certification from Lerner Education partnered with the Whole Foods Market Global Risk Team.  Rachelle is certified in Nefeli and Jamie Wu’s Facial Rejuvenation systems.

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic acupuncture and how Rachelle can help you, contact us today!

Once again Rachelle,

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ACUPUNCTURE 101: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE

Curious about acupuncture? We dish on everything you need to know about this ancient healing practice!

Acupuncture Longmont Donna Mitchell MD

Although the technique may be old, the idea of a therapy involving needles in this way is brand new to most of us and can easily be intimidating. That’s why we asked Sara to break down the basics for us – dispelling a few myths and answering some questions we always wondered about.

Are you curious about acupuncture? You’re not the only one. Acupuncture seems to be popping up everywhere these days—celebrities are doing it, the morning shows are talking about, legislators are debating it. Yet despite its recent boost in popularity, acupuncture remains submerged in a sea of unknowns and misconceptions. If you’re one of the many people who are considering taking their relationship with acupuncture to the next level, here are 10 things you should know.

IT DOES NOT HURT.

Most people who have never had acupuncture do not realize how thin acupuncture needles are. They do not bear any resemblance to needles that are used for injections or to draw blood. Acupuncture needles come in varying lengths and thinnesses, and some are as fine as a hair. They bend when you touch them.  When needles are inserted into acupuncture points, they often produce a feeling of heaviness, like a dull ache. This is an unfamiliar sensation for most people who have never had acupuncture before, but it does not hurt. If you have a fear of needles, let your acupuncturist know. Most acupuncturists stock several needle sizes and will be more than happy to use the thinnest variety at your request.

IT IS NOT JUST FOR PAIN.

It is true that acupuncture can work wonders for back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, postoperative pain, and pretty much any other kind of pain you can think of. However, pain is just one of many ailments for which acupuncture can provide relief. Acupuncture alleviates digestive problems, menstrual irregularities, allergies, insomnia, stress and anxiety, asthma, and several other conditions. While many acupuncturists are generalists who treat a wide range of ailments, some specialize. Do a little homework before booking an appointment to find out whether an acupuncturist has experience treating whatever you need help with.

IT IS NOT A ONE-SHOT DEAL.

Acupuncture works cumulatively, meaning one treatment builds on the next. If the issue you’re seeking acupuncture for has been bothering you for a while, it probably will take more than one treatment before you notice results. Similar to how medications are ineffective unless you take the prescribed dose, if you don’t get acupuncture consistently and within an appropriate time frame it is unlikely to yield the desired result. After your first treatment, an acupuncturist usually will provide an estimate for how many treatments you’re likely to need. This is always an estimate because response times to acupuncture can vary widely, but it’s a good guideline. If you haven’t seen any improvement after giving it 10 appointments, try out another acupuncturist.

IT IS A GREAT TEACHER ON GRATITUDE.

The driving idea behind acupuncture is that we already have everything we need to be well. In contrast to bio-medicine, which is premised on the notion of external intervention, acupuncture takes what’s already there and rearranges it into something positive. Acupuncture doesn’t add or subtract anything. Rather, it prompts or reminds the body to do what it knows how to do. An acupuncture perspective teaches us to appreciate what we have rather than what we are lacking. This helps us reframe our desires so that we can better understand our motivations and have greater gratitude for what is.

IT IS NOT RELIGIOUS.

Although it’s becoming less common as the general public gets more educated about acupuncture, the myth of acupuncture as a religion or supernatural phenomenon remains. Acupuncture is not religious, nor is it voodoo. There is nothing supernatural or otherworldly happening during an acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture is a healthcare modality designed to help balance your body’s various, interconnected systems. You don’t need to “believe” in acupuncture in order to experience its benefits.

IT HAS GREAT SIDE EFFECTS.

Forget what you’ve been told. Acupuncture does have side effects. Many people who seek acupuncture for one issue wind up experiencing a lot of additional benefits. Here are the five most common side effects of acupuncture: better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, better digestion, and less stress. So there you have it, the truth, once and for all: Acupuncture has side effects that can significantly influence your quality of life. Consider yourself warned.

IT WILL OPEN YOUR MIND.

Acupuncture requires us to think about physical and emotional health in entirely new ways. Despite noble efforts by many to find one, there is no biomedical equivalent for qi (pronounced “chee”) or for meridians or acupuncture points. Acupuncture turns mainstream medical tenets on their head. It reminds us that there are multiple ways of seeing the world.

IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE.

Private acupuncture sessions can run anywhere from $80-$200, which for many people is unattainable. It’s not a dead end, however. Some insurance companies have recently started adding acupuncture to their benefit packages. And in 2014, under the new healthcare laws, residents of some states will have acupuncture covered as an essential health benefit (Colorado included).

IT WORKS.

There is a pervasive belief in healthcare that for something to be effective, it must be validated by clinical trials. This is not true. Clinical trials are to thank for many medications and technologies that have extended and improved life for countless people. That does not mean they have the answers to everything. They are merely one way of looking at efficacy. Results from clinical trials on acupuncture are all over the place. Some say acupuncture works, some say it’s no better than placebo, some say it’s worse. This does not mean acupuncture doesn’t work. All it means is that mainstream medicine’s gold standard isn’t able to make sense of it yet. The clinical and anecdotal evidence in favor of acupuncture’s efficacy is sky high. Millions of people have had their ailments erased and their lives changed for the better because of acupuncture. If acupuncture is something you want to try, don’t get bogged down in research. Achieving a true state of health is not about doing something because a study said you should. It’s about becoming aware of the options and deciding what’s right for you.

IT WILL MAKE YOU AN ALL-AROUND STRONGER PERSON.

It’s not always easy to embrace acupuncture. Most doctors, as well as some family, friends and colleagues, regard mainstream medicine as the only acceptable form of healthcare. The constant barrage of pharmaceutical advertising is hard to ignore. It takes courage to go against the grain. Acupuncture, although becoming more popular, is still not the norm. It requires a conscious commitment to understanding ourselves in a way that the majority shuns. This is the harder path toward health but ultimately the most rewarding.

 

Acupuncture in Longmont, CO Donna Mitchell

 

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15 Things Your Massage Therapist Wants You to Know  

Massage Therapy Shevone DiSanti BodyPoint Medicine LongmontOriginally published in Body Sense magazine, Autumn 2011. Copyright 2011. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

1. I am not a masseuse, and, no matter how cool you think that word sounds, your massage therapist probably doesn’t like it. Massage parlor is rather outdated as well. In years past, some “massage parlors” were really fronts for sex shops and I did not take out student loans and complete more than 850 hours of training to be associated with prostitution. Trust me–I’m pretty serious about it. Jokes about “happy endings” are outdated as well.

2. Please be on time. We really like to work on you for the entire scheduled time. We often have another client coming in right after you, so it is unlikely for us to work on you past the scheduled appointment time.

3. We don’t care about the stubble on your legs. Unless a leg is shaved within a few hours of your massage, it has stubble on it. We don’t mind, and we are not going to flip out about leg hair. You don’t hear men apologizing for the stubble on their faces? And that stubble is actually rough (although that doesn’t bother us either). As long as you are reasonably clean, we’re all good.

4. Your perfume may smell beautiful, but since we work in close proximity to you for about an hour, it can get a little overwhelming. We prefer you wait until you leave our office to put it on. Some of our other clients have allergies to perfume, and it’s hard to air out smells sometimes.

5. You have no obligation to talk to us during a massage. If talking helps you relax, by all means go ahead. Otherwise, go to your happy place.

6. To us, your butt is not cute, big, small, or sexy. It’s a big muscle, and we like muscles. If you have problems in your lower back, chances are that your gluteal muscles are involved with that as well. We can work your glutes with a sheet covering if that makes you more comfortable, but it seems kind of silly not to work on some of the biggest muscles in the body.

7. Even if you are comfortable with nudity, we don’t want to see it. We are trained on how to properly drape clients to protect your modesty and ours. Just because we are comfortable with the sides of your buttocks, doesn’t mean we want to see anything else.

8. We have had extensive training in anatomy and physiology, kinesiology (the study of muscles and movement), pathology, and ethics. If we forget that you may not know all the same terminology we have learned, please ask us what we mean. We know where your medial malleolus is (that’s your ankle bone on the inside of your leg), but if you haven’t heard of that before, please ask.

9. If you have had a change in your medical condition since you were here last time, it is important that you tell us. If you tell us halfway through a deep-tissue massage that you are taking blood thinners, we are going to be thinking “uh-oh” in our heads.

10. Tell us if you want more or less pressure. We are happy to oblige, and won’t take offense. In fact, we love it if you tell us what you like and don’t like as we go along–it helps us to individualize your massage to what you want and need.

11. Yes, we put clean sheets on the table for every client.

12. During the massage session, our job is to do bodywork. Your job is to relax. We love the tranquil look people get after their massage, so leave your worries somewhere else and leave your muscles to us.

13. If you are unhappy, please tell us why. Sometimes a client doesn’t return and we have no idea if we did something wrong or if you are just busy.

14. If you are happy with what we do, tell your friends. We love referrals.

15. Finally, enjoy your massage! We love our work and hope you do, too.

Shevone DiSanti RMT Massage Therapy BodyPoint MedicineShevone DiSanti RMT offers Cranial Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, and Pre & Post Natal Massage.  She utilizes monthly maintenance plans for those patients who require routine care.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule, contact Carolyn Wrightam Business Manager.

Monthly Specials at BodyPoint Medicine

Hello Fans of BodyPoint!

We had a VERY busy December here at BPM, and so I am very sorry we did not have a lot of time to post any articles or blogs.  I hope everyone had a wonderful and fulfilling holiday season.  We here at BodyPoint know how stressful the tail-end of the year can be, so I hope everyone is taking a moment to Breathe. Relax. And Focus.

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Bring it in for a moment and let your stresses fall away!

Here is a great link for reducing and managing stress–very important for everyone at this time of year.

January is the time to start something new, so maybe you should think about what you want to work on in 2015.  Weight loss? Fatigue? Aches and pains that just won’t go away?  Well here are our MONTHLY SPECIALS, and boy can they help you start something new!

Jacqui SlavinDr. Jaclyn Slavin DC is offering introductory rates for new patients to Functional Medicine.  During the month of January you can come in for an in-depth 2 hour consultation with Dr. Slavin for only $189.  The regular rate for a intake consultation with Dr. Slavin is $250, so those are some BIG savings!

Not only that, but Dr. Slavin is also offering a secondary monthly special of $150 OFF your first three appointments with her!  That is $50 off each appointment!

You can contact us to find out more information.

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Happy January Y’all!