Wellness Immersion Day: A breath of fresh air in Truckee | SierraSun.com

Wellness Immersion Day: A breath of fresh air in Truckee

Amy EdgettSierra Sun

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Sierra Sports andamp; Spine Healing Center at 12257 Business Park Drive in Truckee opened their doors Saturday to offer the community a breath of fresh air.The Wellness Immersion Day was a soothing atmosphere of health, focusing on factors from the ground up. Be it organic food, foot reflexology, oxygenating with the chi machine, ear acupuncture or biofeedback sessions.andamp;#8220;If one person walks away on a better path to health, this is a success,andamp;#8221; said owner Mary Sutton, physical therapist.andamp;#8220;We want to introduce ourselves and expose the community to different treatments, the science and philosophy of the healing arts,andamp;#8221; said Dr. W. Kevin Davis, chiropractor. He got into the field after seventh grade football injuries were improved by chiropractic. andamp;#8220;It saved my job,andamp;#8221; said Davis of a year-long stint with the Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters opposing team. Who is chiropractic for? andamp;#8220;Anyone who has a spine. It will help improve the nervous system and body function,andamp;#8221; said Davis. Gudrun Hartig, CMT, who performs results oriented bodywork, took feet in hands for 20-minute reflexology sessions. Reflex areas on your feet correspond to glands, organs and every part of your body. Hartig uses pressure to excite a sluggish gland or organ or inhibit overactive ones. She determines what areas are impaired by crystalline deposits and the level of pain a patient feels under pressure. With continued treatment, reflexology improves blood supply and promotes unblocking of nerve impulses.A detox footbath, which releases toxins through an ionic process, including heavy metals, changes your body’s pH levels to a more alkaline state. Flecks of brown-black muck emerged from my soles, indicating a purging of lungs, kidneys and heavy metals.A plethora of educational hand-outs, posters and chit chat emphasized the necessity to eliminate toxins from our food sources, including the prevalence of genetically modified foods and bad personal habits.Carla Beryl McLure, L.Ac., offered acupuncture to align body, mind and spirit in the ancient Taoist diagnostic system, which can be helpful managing harmful habits, digestive, emotional and neurological issues.An experiential sound therapy table smoothed brain waves, using new age sounds and music vibrating through the andamp;#8220;mattressandamp;#8221; and headphones. The pulsing impressions through spine and mind floats you into a state of peace.Sierra Sports andamp; Spine Healing Center is centered in so many health disciplines: biofeedback with Elayna Hocking, yoga classes, traditional gym equipment, super foods and nutrients, water filtering systems, cranio sacral therapy, physical therapy in the warm pool and classes. Call 530-587-9355 (WELL) or visit http://www.sierrahealing.com. Sutton has been healing in Truckee Tahoe for 30 years. Her vision is andamp;#8220;healthy bodies and joyful lives walk hand in hand.andamp;#8221;I walked on air out of the Wellness Immersion Day with a renewed dedication to take care of myself, my son and live a joyful life.

Doctors with a Heart: Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Tahoe Wellness Center, 695 Wolf St., Kings Beach. Visit http://www.laketahoewellnesscenter.com or call 530-546-8201. A tough economy doesnandamp;#8217;t mean people need to put their health and wellness on the back burner.20th Annual Womenandamp;#8217;s Wellness Weekend : Oct. 23 and 24, The Village at Squaw. A weekend full of health and wellness related educational sessions and activities for women of all ages. Visit http://www.regonline.com/2010WW or call 530-587-3769.The Community Wellness Clinic: Oct. 26, 1-6 p.m., 925 North Lake Blvd. Suite B-207, Tahoe City. Practitioners provide cost effective services. Featuring Body in Balance, quantum biofeedback, BodyTalk Tahoe, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and chair massage.Resort at Squaw Creek Wellness Month, through October 31. Specialized spa treatments and packages, yoga classes, organic cuisine and viticulture at discounted rates. Visit http://www.visitsquawcreek.com.