Happy Holidays to You and Yours

We here at Mountain West Wellness want to take a moment to wish you and your family a happy holiday season and thank you for making our first year in this new office a great one. I hope that you all will have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year! Lets all make 2010 a great year.
All the best,
Jack Schaefer MAcOM LAc

Food Drive for Health Care

What are you giving friends and families for the holidays? Give them a chance to become healthy, you could win a FREE one-hour professional massage, and help us feed the needy!

People often ask us, “Can you treat such and such condition?” Once one experiences the amazing benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, it is hard not to want the same for your children, spouse, friends, family, and co-workers!

If you know someone who lives locally and is suffering from any of the following: headaches, fatigue, insomnia, pain, digestive trouble, mood swings, infertility, hormone imbalances, sinus problems, or other stress-related conditions, help us help them. As a service to you and them we will send them:

1. A beautiful holiday greeting card,
2. A Gift certificate to use for a 1 hour initial evaluation, and case history valued at $50
3. A letter explaining the certificate.

Simply call to set up a time to meet one of us here at the office. Bring the address(es) of the people you would like us to mail the card to. We will work with you to fill out and mail the holiday card, address the envelope, we will provide the postage and mail it for you.

What does this gift cost you?

Simply this, all you have to do is make a donation of 2 non-perishable food items (or cash) to our Community Food Share drive.

Winners for the massage will be notified by January 5, 2010.

Please help us fulfill our purpose of helping as many people as we can get healthy, help your friends and family get healthy, and help us support The Community Food Share.

Happy Holidays!

Jack Schaefer, MACOM
and Julie Gwyther MSOM

Welcome Our New Team Member

Finally at long last we have a new massage therapist here at the office. As a Certified Acupressure Massage Therapist, Lynn brings Chinese Medical Theory to all the modalities she practices. She loves the timelessness of a massage or shiatsu session - everything stops and the only focus is the client. Her interest in healing modalities started in high school, and believes that learning never stops. She is passionate about encouraging people to listen to their bodies, to create space for themselves relax and let go of all the 'shoulds'. She want to help as many people as she can find their own place of safety and healing within their own bodies.

Lynn has been a volunteer for the Boulder County Aids Project for 15 years, and continues work with people living with HIV/AIDS.

She is also dedicated to helping people open up to their own creativity and spirit, using fun meditative techniques. Her creative projects include photography, woodworking, textiles, beadwork, poetry, baking and cooking, herbology and nutrition.

Lynn has 26 years of experience in massage and bodywork. She received her B.A. from San Francisco State University in Holistic Health, which focused on non-western spiritual and healing practices. She started her studies in Chinese Medical Theory and the Five Elements there, and then received her Acupressure Massage Certification from the Acupressure Institute of America in Berkeley, CA

BAREFOOT SHIATSU: is a combination of Thai and Japanese bodywork, acupressure, Chinese Medical Theory and reflexology. You are fully clothed and the work is done on a futon on the floor. I use my feet on the larger muscles on the back of the body, and I incorporate stretching and compression on the energy meridians and specific acupressure points. The aim of this form of bodywork is energetic and emotional balance. You may be more alert at the end of this session.

INTEGRATIVE MASSAGE: More like a traditional table massage, I focus on the meridians while using acupressure, compression, and stretching on muscles. It helps muscles to relax and soothes the nervous system. I use light, non-scented lotion on the skin. You are unclothed to your comfort level, but fully draped on the table.

As a treat to all patients and their families Lynn will be offering a $10 discount off of the first visit until January 31.

Consider a Gift Certificate This Season

Having a hard time coming up with a gift for someone this year? Why not give them a gift certificate. We have gift certificates here in any amount you like! You can, not only get a gift certificate for acupuncture, but also for massage and Chiropractic too.

As a special offer for our e newsletter subscribers, if you buy a gift certificate for someone else to use for acupuncture anytime during December, your next acupuncture visit will be $10 off!
This offer is only good for December.

For more information or other breaking news here at the clinic, as well as our lecture schedule, please check our website www.mountainwestwellness.com . From there you can see our blog. In addition you can also become our Facebook friend. Just search Mountain West Wellness from your account.
Thanks for your support and trust. In addition, thanks for opting in to receive this newsletter digitally rather than by mail. It will help us to save paper and resources, thereby protecting the environment.

Please feel free to forward this newsletter on to anyone that you know who might be interested in the information.

Stay Healthy!

Jack, Julie, Kim, Lynn, & Jim