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!

Take Time! Great words of wisdom to start the New Year!

I spent some time today cleaning out a cupboard that had been left untouched in my condo after my mother in law passed away several years ago. I found this amazing old cookbook of hers from her birth town of Oswego, New York. The cookbook has a date of 1890 and while it has some pretty cool recipes it also held this little treasure that I would like to share with you as we begin a new year. The title is:

Take time for 10 things:

  • Take time to Work- it is the price of success
  • Take time to Think- it is the source of power
  • Take time to Play- it is the secret of youthTake Time
  • Take time to Read-it is the foundation of knowledge
  • Take time to Worship-it is the highway of reverence and washes the dust of earth from our eyes
  • Take time to Help and Enjoy Friends-it is the source of happiness
  • Take time to Love- it is the one sacrament of life
  • Take time to Dream-it hitches the soul to the stars
  • Take time Laugh-it is the singing that helps with life’s loads
  • Take time to Plan-it is the secret of being able to have time to take time for the first nine things

 Blessings for a wonderful 2016!

Barb

 

Featured Treatment of the Month: CranioSacral Therapy

Close-up of neck of woman beig manipulating by a therapistThis therapy can open up new avenues of healing for many people. By addressing a person’s cranial sacral system (the fluid that flows inside the head and spinal cord of our bodies), healing begins at the internal core, thus yielding more pure and elongated results. Gentle pressure focused on balancing the rhythm of the cerebral spinal fluid releases restrictions from the sacrum to the cranial area.This therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages natural healing mechanisms to dissipate stress on the central nervous system. Virtually anyone can reap the benefits of  CranioSacral therapy, for encouraging brain and spinal cord performance is critical in creating balance and flow to the human body. This method of therapy may improve or prevent a variety of conditions. Click here to learn more.

Please contact us if you would like to talk to someone or schedule an appointment.

HCA Sponsors Gazelle Girls Half Marathon April 13

ggirlHolistic Care Approach is delighted to join community sponsors to support the Gazelle Girls Half Marathon! Whether you are looking to complete your first 5k or half marathon or are looking to set a PR, this race is for you! Grab your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, cousins, grandmas, aunts, or a co-worker and sign up for this event! You won’t regret it! We promise!

Don’t forget to use #GazelleGirl throughout the year to stay connected!

Holistic Care Approach is supporting Gazelle Sports to actively pursue, encourage and celebrate a healthy lifestyle. We have a vision to change West Michigan by making it the healthiest region in the country. In 2013 over 3000 women came together to run the streets of Grand Rapids. Over 700 women ran the half marathon or the 5k distance for the first time. That’s what it’s about! This year’s event is going to be even better and we hope you will join us!

Gazelle Sports is hosting this event:

  • To celebrate Title IX
  • To honor women
  • To actively encourage new runners to participate in the sport
  • To build relationships
  • Because women’s health impacts family health
  • To enhance partnerships within the community
  • To raise money for women’s charities
  • To HAVE FUN!!

Event Schedule for 2014: 

Expotique & Packet Pickup
12-8pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Race Day
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Packet Pickup (no race day registration) 6 – 7:30 am
National Anthem: 7:55 am
Half Marathon Start: 8 am
5k Run/Walk Start: 8:15 am
Award Ceremony (top three overall): 10 am

Featured Treatment of the Month: BBL Photofacial

Beautiful Girl Touching Her Face. Beauty Face.Start your spring cleaning with facial rejuvenation! Relieve your skin of the long winter it’s had by receiving a Forever Young BBL Photofacial Treatment for $200 (regular $300) during the month of March 2014 only. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage. A photofacial using BBL energy is commonly used for rosacea treatment, age spot removal, the minimizing of small facial veins and sun spots, and many other skin conditions. Your photofacial treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results. Refresh, renew and rejuvenate your skin!

Contact us now for your free one-hour consultation!

Take an Archetypal Journey!

HCA is hosting a workshop titled Embodying the Spirit: An ArchetypalJourneyArchetypal Journey as a way for you to spring clean your soul. The series is developed and facilitated by Chris Wheeler and Mary Johnson based on the teachings of Caroline Myss.You will develop the ability to consciously respond to life situations that align with your spiritual path. You will gain insight into how personal and collective patters impact your life, and increase opportunities for reaching your highest potential!

The series includes five 2.5 hour classes (March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20) and offers the option of a residential weekend retreat June 13 – 15. The full program is $450, the price for just the classes are $135, and the price for just the retreat is $325.

Download the PDF page for more information and the registration form!

No Mud, No Lotus: A Day of Mindfulness led by Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor

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Withered Tree Mindfulness Meditation Community welcomes Chicago-area Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor to Grand Rapids to lead a Day of Mindfulness on March 29. The day will include sitting and walking meditation and instruction; time for reflection; and Jack will speak about transforming the challenges life presents into fertilizer for the good seeds inside us all.

 

Jack was is ordained in 1992 and given the name True Direction; he is one of only a few Dharma Teachers that represent Thich Nhat Hanh. In addition to facilitating Lakeside Buddha Sangha (or ‘meditation group’) in the Chicago area, has led numerous retreats and Days of Mindfulness in the Midwest and northern Rocky Mountain States. He has been married for thirty-five years and has two adult children.

 

Jack has a warm personal style and the ability to bring humor and fun to the teachings. He also has a gentle approach, such as inviting practitioners to adjust their posture if they become uncomfortable while sitting in meditation. This is a unique opportunity to practice mindfulness in Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition with such a skillful teacher.

 

A vegetarian lunch will be served, and this year we will be meeting in a larger space. A donation of $20 to cover expenses is encouraged. Meditation instruction provided, please bring your cushion or bench; chairs and some cushions will be available.

 

9:30am to 5pm
Holistic Care Approach
3368 E. Beltline Court NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

 

Space may be limited, please contact Eric at 616-666-9443 or erickorsedal@gmail.com to register or for more information.

Barbara Meconis Featured as an “Influential Woman”

Barbara Meconis Featured as an “Influential Woman”

Posted by hca_admin on 01/30/14

Barbara Meconis, owner and CEO of Holistic Care Approach, was featured as one of Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Influential Women.

The business was also nominated as the Top Women Owned Business in the $1.49 million and under annual revenue category.

by Tim Gortesma, GRPJ:

Barbara Meconis is proof that holistic and traditional health care can work well together.

Holistic journey

BarbThe owner and CEO of Holistic Care Approach opened the natural healing center in northeast Grand Rapids in 2003 after having spent time as director of system quality improvement at Spectrum Health and as director of health care management programs at Priority Health.

Since then, she has negotiated an exclusive contract to provide holistic health services to the staff of the largest health care provider in West Michigan.

“I have established and expanded a business during a very difficult economic environment,” Meconis said. “Holistic Care Approach provides the widest range of holistic health services in a clinical setting and is unique to any business in all of West Michigan.”

Click here to see the complete article.