We Are Re-Opening!

We Are Re-Opening!

We cannot thank you enough for your support, and loyalty during this time! We are truly grateful! We have missed you all!

As a unified community, we have fought the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing and staying at home. Now we can once again come together to celebrate safely!

We are excited to announce that we are opening our doors to clients and customers on Monday, June 15th. It has been a challenging and yet amazing journey during this time and inspirational to see how faith can overcome fear!

Of course, re-joining society does not mean relaxing our vigilance. Throughout this time, our energy has been spent on working hard to create a healthy environment for our clients and team so that “We’re safe, you’re safe!”

Our Promise to You!

We are continuing to “do things the right way.” That means we’re going above and beyond to ensure we are ready to re-open for all our services. Here are our commitments and promises to you:

  • We are following all CDC guidelines, including team member daily health checks. We have always had the very highest standards for cleaning. We clean going above OSHA, MIOSHA, and Health Department standards everyday and after every treatment. We also have a Holistic Care Approach COVID-19 Plan in place.
  • Our providers will be wearing masks. ( Gloves as needed).
  • We ask for your patience during check-in and check-out as we navigate this “new normal.” Please know that we value both your health and your precious time!

What Can I Expect at My Next Appointment?

  • Don’t forget your mask: All clients are expected to wear a mask once entering the building (please bring your own mask).
  • Early arrival: Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, as our receptionist will check you in with a no contact temperature check and a COVID-19 questionnaire. She will also ask that you sanitize your hands.
  • Come in leaving any extra personal belonging in your vehicle. This will help keep our environment as clean as possible.
  • After your service, your provider will gather any supplements or skin care products from the retail area and you can proceed to the receptionist for safe payment and rescheduling procedures.
  • Plan ahead: We will work with each client to create a schedule that is as expedient and efficient as it can be, with spacing between appointments.

We care about you:

  • We will answer any of your questions quickly, honestly, and openly. We want you to feel comfortable every step of the way. We also ask for patience and flexibility as we get back into the swing of daily life.
  • As we return, we want you to know that we will be the same relaxing integrative clinic we have always been with minor changes.
  • We are excited to welcome you back and look forward to providing all your favorite services for you again!

**Reach out to us at 616-361-9221 for scheduling, and questions about our re-opening process**


The HCA Team

What Side Sleepers Need to Know to Sleep Sound and Pain-Free

What Side Sleepers Need to Know to Sleep Sound and Pain-Free

Going to sleep at night is meant to be restorative, yet many people wake up with aches and pains, plus a foggy mind from a restless night. There are numerous causes of insomnia, but one consideration that’s easy to overlook is how you’re sleeping. Not how well, but how you sleep can have a major impact on pain, your overall health, and how rested you feel in the morning.

For people who mostly sleep on their side, you can optimize your sleep by becoming aware of how certain factors affect you and the changes you can make.

Maximize Comfort & Minimize Pain

Your Mattress

Your mattress is there to provide support and comfort, so it should be no surprise to hear that your mattress can be the ultimate deal-breaker when it comes to whether you get a good night’s sleep. If your mattress is too old, the materials have likely broken down so that it’s no longer supportive enough, which can cause all kinds of pain. Even if you have a newer mattress, one that has too little or too much firmness can also be a problem. For example, a mattress that is too firm can cause joint pain and inflammation, and this can be especially problematic for side sleepers.

If any of these issues sound like what you’re experiencing, it may be time to swap out your old mattress for a new one that has the right amount of support for side sleepers. Mattress shopping can be overwhelming, which is probably one reason why “bed in a box” mattresses you can order online have become so popular. One of our favorites that has excellent reviews is the Purple brand, which is ideal for side sleepers. Purple mattresses are designed to provide the support you need while eliminating pressure points, plus it’s perfect for anyone who sleeps hot because it maximizes airflow. Of course, even if Purple isn’t the brand for you, keep your sleep style top of mind when shopping around for a new mattress.

Your Pillows

In addition to having the right mattress, you also need the right support from pillows. Some side sleepers prefer contoured pillows, but there are also adjustable pillows on the market that allow you to get the exact support you need to keep your neck in proper alignment. In addition to using the right pillow under your head, Real Simple recommends placing a pillow between your knees and another one between your ankles. Doing this keeps your spine in alignment and helps keep you from rolling to one side or the other (and getting everything OUT of alignment).

Your Position

Side sleeping is a perfect position for most people, but one thing you want to avoid is curling up in a ball. Sleeping this way is the worst for spine alignment, putting a strain on your back and joints.

Health Concerns

In addition to making sure you get the comfort and support you need, you can also rest easier knowing how sleeping on your side affects your overall health.


Sleeping on your left side can improve a number of digestive functions, including easing constipation and gastric reflux, along with healthy pancreatic functioning. Some supplements are felt to assist with nighttime digestive issues, and you might add them to your routine as well.


Due to several potential health risks, doctors recommend that pregnant women avoid sleeping on their backs. In addition to avoiding these risks, you may also want to sleep on your left side during pregnancy because doing so keeps the weight of the baby off your liver, plus it increases blood flow throughout your body.

Brain Health

According to Today, researchers have found that side sleeping may be the best position for brain health because it keeps your airways more open than back sleeping. Side sleeping also helps your brain eliminate a peptide called amyloid beta, and previous research indicates these peptides might play a role in developing brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.

For most people, sleeping on your side has multiple health benefits with minimum cause for concern. This doesn’t mean, though, that you can just plop into bed and expect to get the best rest. It’s up to you to tailor your sleep style and get the right support to make the most of the time you spend snoozing.

Photo credit: Unsplash

April 2016 News

April Specials: Acne Treatment

With the arrival of spring, many of us are out and about enjoying the warmer weather as the trees and flowers begin to bloom. Looking ahead to the summer months, Holistic Care Approach has a wealth of natural and effective treatments for beautifying your skin as well as treating one of the most common skin conditions: acne.

For April, we’re offering 10% off all products, facials, and peels for treating acne. In addition, you can receive $50 off all acne Broadband Light treatments. Get started on the path to clear, healthy skin just in time for summer days at the beach!

Enjoy Clear, Acne-Free Skin with our Natural Skin Treatments

This month, we’re putting a spotlight on the many holistic treatments available for acne. Did you know that there are several natural options that can help treat your acne? Often, there are underlying causes of acne that need to be assessed, and utilizing prevention over treatment can be a better option. Just some of the natural holistic treatments for acne available at Holistic Care Approach include:

  • Natural Peels for the Face, Back, and Neck – we offer many different skin peels, some of which can be used to specifically treat acne. Ask us about Arctic Berry Peels, Yam and Pumpkin Peels, and Blueberry Detox Peels. We have other specialty peels for treating your face, neck and back too.
  • NAET for Allergy-Related Acne – In many cases, we have found that a patient’s acne is caused by an underlying allergy. NAET helps us identify and eliminate that allergen in your body. NAET is painless, non-invasive, all-natural, and completely safe.
  • Broadband Light Acne TreatmentsPhototherapy BBL is a breakthrough technology for effective management of acne. When used correctly and at the right intervals, this procedure will lead to the reduction of acne and can improve acne scarring non-ablatively. This form of acne treatment is less invasive than other methods and results in considerable improvement in skin appearance for most clients.
  • Supplements and Homeopathic Remedies – other acne treatment methods and products include all-natural offerings from Avene and Eminence, as well as all options regarding detoxing and homeopathic solutions.

Contact us for a FREE skin care consultation today to find out the best acne treatment solution for you!

Featured Event

Conversations with Barb: Grow Your Own Tower Garden
Tuesday, Apr. 19th 7 – 8 p.m.
We think you will find it a healthier, easier, and smarter way to grow your own vegetables and fruits – right outside your own backdoor. Learn more about hydroponic, vertical gardening for inside or out! There’s no weeding, no tilling, no kneeling, and no messy dirt! This event is FREE to attend. Check out our events calendar for more information, and to view other free events this month. We look forward to seeing you!

Product Spotlight

Eminence Facials for Acne
Eminence of Hungary produces all-natural organic skin care products made with hand-picked ingredients. Many of their offerings are extremely effective as acne treatments, such as their Probiotic masques, moisturizers and cleansers, and their Willow Bark Exfoliating Peels. The Clear Skin Collection from Eminence focuses on keeping your skin clean and healthy with several carefully-selected ingredients. Each of these has its own individual benefit, but their synergy can alleviate many skin problems, including acne. Stop in to Holistic Care Approach in Grand Rapids to view our full product line.

March 2016 News

March Special: SkinTyte BBL Treatment

As winter begins to give way to spring, you can usher in your own renewal by giving yourself clearer, healthier skin.
This month, we’re offering $50 OFF any SkinTyte BBL Treatment.
Broadband Light (BBL) Therapy is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage.
BBL skin tightening is an ideal treatment for wrinkles, tightening skin on the abdomen, and firming neck and lower facial tissue.
During a BBL treatment, The light energy gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen, restoring your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant, and younger-looking.
These treatments are safe and optimized for all skin types. BBL technology can predictably, effectively, and comfortably treat any area of the body where improvement is desired.
View even more March savings on our specials page, or contact us to schedule an appointment today!

Pamper Yourself in Celebration of Spring

Celebrate the waning of winter by pampering yourself with one of our many massage therapy options available at Holistic Care Approach. Our wide range of expert practitioners in multiple disciplines gives you the best selection to choose from.

Featured Event

Conversations with Barb: Are Allergies Affecting Your Life?
Tuesday, Mar. 15th, 7 – 8 p.m.
Are allergies affecting your health? Learn how you can use Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques to eliminate your allergies! This class will introduce you to NAET, show you how it works, and teach you how to muscle test at home. This event is FREE to attend. Check out our events calendar for more information, and to view other free events this month. We look forward to seeing you!

Featured Product

Chartreuse Organic Herbal Teas
Holistic Care Approach is a proud distributor of Chartreuse Organic Tea, makers of high quality loose leaf herbal teas. Chartreuse Teas are sugar-free, caffeine-free, gluten-free, and are grown locally in Michigan. All teas are USDA Certified & Fair Trade with herbal benefits. This month, we’re offering a 10% discount on our collection of Michigan-made Chartreuse Herbal Teas. Stop in to see our selection today!