TLC BLOG

Welcome to the Tree of Life Center for Wellbeing Blog page. Here we will post articles of interest, events, commentary, links to great info we’ve discovered on the web, notices from our office, and also provide a forum for discussion.

Cold & Flu Season Support

Posted by on December 2, 2018 in Diet & Nutrition, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cold & Flu Season Support

With Cold & Flu season on our door step I wanted to share a list of herbal, homeopathic, and nutritional products that I have successfully used and trusted for many years. These are all available to my clients thru our dispensary, Wellevate/Emerson Ecologics, with our 15% office discount. (if you are not yet set up on our dispensary, and wish to be, contact Dana). Emerson Ecologics has been a trusted supplier to naturopaths and offices like ours for many years. They carry top of the line nutritionals geared to health offices and...

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Low Level Laser for Musculoskeletal Pain and More

Posted by on November 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Low Level Laser for Musculoskeletal Pain and More

90% or more of my clients come to me for help with acute and/or chronic pain. Though I have a broad range of skills within the framework of massage therapy, I have, from early on in my practice, been committed to learn as many adjunct therapies and techniques to enhance the healing process as possible. I have found in practice there is not simply one way that works for everyone or in every situation. The body is complex and the healing process is complex. One modality may achieive a certain level of healing and another modality or technique...

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To give a truly relaxing massage is an art

Posted by on August 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

To give a truly relaxing massage is an art. To address chronic pain & acute injuries to give a truly effective therapeutic massage is an art. To interweave both (when the conditions warrant) requires skill and experience. From my experience with over 10,000 hands on hours as a licensed massage therapist, I have found that by reducing stress, creating a safe healing environment, respecting and adapting to the clients unique needs and response to therapy, as well as interweaving both relaxing massage & therapeutic massage, is the...

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1/2 hr. Focused Therapy Sessions

Posted by on June 26, 2018 in Massage | 0 comments

1/2 hr. Focused Therapy Sessions

½ hr Focused Therapy Sessions I have always practiced a holistic approach to the work I provide. As such, not only do I look beyond the more obvious area of pain to address the larger issue precipitating the complaint, but I also intentionally include calming massage methods to supplement and support the more intense deep tissue therapy. As my client well know, I work slowly with much focus and intention thereby helping to reduce the discomfort deep tissue therapy can sometimes foster, but to also address the stress that living with chronic...

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IASTM now offered at TLC

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Massage | 0 comments

IASTM now offered at TLC

I am very happy to now provide IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) techniques for my clients with acute / chronic pain and injuries. IASTM uses a combination of techniques that I commonly use (from orthpedic massage and physical therapy methods) with instrumented assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques commonly used in the physical therapy and osteopathic fields. Until this time IASTM, or simply ASTM, training has been limited to physical therapy, chiropractic, and osteopathic doctors, but now includes licensed massage...

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Prepare Your Body for Spring Activities with Therapeutic Massage

Posted by on April 26, 2018 in Massage | 0 comments

Prepare Your Body for Spring Activities with Therapeutic Massage

Spring is finally taking hold as the weather warms, the grass gets greener, new birds are at the feeder, and the garden soil is ready to be worked. Winter in Maine is long and can easily be a time when our body becomes deconditioned as a indoor passive lifestyle settles in. So when the weather warms and we head outside to begin the clean up and prepare the gardens its easy to over work our body in short time. As any professional athlete will tell you, proper conditioning prior to any event is paramount to top performance and reducing risk of...

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Why Your Low Back Pain Could Be Coming From Your Butt

Posted by on April 19, 2018 in Massage, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why Your Low Back Pain Could Be Coming From Your Butt

Dana Tavares 4/19/2018 One of the first things I was taught in massage school was not to simply focus on where our patients felt their pain as it could very well be originating from another area altogether. And if we were to focus just where they felt their pain we would likely only provide temporary relief instead of completely resolving their issue. Though this is a very broad and complex subject however I will attempt to keep this simple and show why this is important for you, as well as your therapist, to know. Most people come to me...

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New “Gateway to Homeopathy Study Group” Starting Soon

Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New “Gateway to Homeopathy Study Group” Starting Soon

  8- Week Homeopathic Study Group at TLC Chronic pain, seasonal and food allergies, skin issues, injuries, stress, headaches, gut issues, these are just some of the things that homeopathy can help by not only decreasing the symptoms, but actually curing, based on the experiences of many individuals around the world over that last 200 years.   This is a terrific opportunity to learn the basics of what Homeopathy is and how to get started using it for acute and chronic illness, allergies, first aid, and much more.   Classes will...

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TLC Gateway to Homeopathy 8-week Study Group

Posted by on January 2, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  8- Week Homeopathic Study Group at TLC This is a terrific opportunity to learn the basics of what Homeopathy is and how to get started using it. Classes will be at our office in Newcastle, and available interactively via the internet, on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm est., starting January 25th.   Homeopathic medicine was the mainstay medical medicine before the advent of synthetic pharmaceuticals. At that time there was over 150 homeopathic hospitals operating in the United States, and many more around the world. Germany and France...

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