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Acupuncture Now Offered at Healing Tree!

Julia Sevitt, RAc is available Mondays 9am-5pm, Tuesdays 2pm-7pm and Fridays 9am-5pm


Acupuncture is the practice of sterilized filiform disposable needles inserted into the body at specific trigger points and meridians (energy channels) on the body to balance and regulate the flow of blood and Qi according to Traditional Chinese medicine principles and theories. It has been in existence for over 2000 years and is the most widely used form of medicine in the world.

The World Health Organization recognizes the effectiveness of TCM Acupuncture in the treatment of several conditions and diseases determined through controlled trial studies. These include:

Whiplash and other neck or shoulder pain, low back and hip pain, sciatic nerve impingement, tennis elbow, knee pain, bursitis, tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, facial neuralgia, dental pain, TMJ, allergies both environmental and food related, anxiety, depression, bereavement and grief, digestive disorders including: irritable bowel syndrome, ulcer, reflux, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, painful periods, symptoms associated with menopause, morning sickness, fetus malposition, labour induction, hypertension, recovery from stroke.

Your Treatment

Julia’s holistic and multi disciplinary approach to healing is uniquely tailored to meet you and your needs. She has crafted a unique blend of modalities that work on the mind, body and spirit. In her treatments she combines Acupuncture with Shiatsu massage, Thai massage, cupping, moxabustion and nutritional counselling.

You will be asked to fill out an intake and waiver form which will take about twenty minutes, so please come early to your first appointment to do this. It’s advisable to have had something to eat around an houror two before your treatment, and also to plan to have a snack or meal sometime after your treatment as well. Drinking coffee or other stimulating beverages before coming for a treatment isn’t recommended.

During your treatment past life history, current symptoms and concerns will be discussed in a relaxed and supportive environment. Your practitioner will develop a personalized treatment plan towards optimal health and wellness using acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine treatments.

The course of treatments depends upon the imbalance is at hand. Acute issues can be cleared up quickly if treated soon, as chronic issues can take more commitment. With acupuncture, consistent treatments create consistent results.

Acupuncture FAQ’s

What is Shiatsu and Thai Massage?

Shiatsu is a form of massage meant to invigorate Qi and Blood in the body. Techniques involve a firm pressure with the thumbs, palms, and elbows and various stretches. It promotes structural and locomotive health increasing mobility and range of motion in the body. Thai massage is similar and involves more yoga type stretches.

What is Cupping?

Cupping is an ancient therapy used in many cultures around the world throughout history. A cup is attached to the body by using suction, opening the pores on the body and invigorating the flow of Qi and blood, therefore stimulating energy and circulation.Cupping creates an outlet for toxins to exit the body by pulling latent impurities into the connective tissue and fascia below the skin so that the lymph system can flush it out.

What is Moxabustion?

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi, and maintain general health.

What is TCM Diet Therapy?

TCM dietary therapy considers foods for their five flavours, five energies, movements, the common actions of foods (e.g., to lubricate dryness, soften hardness, or nourish blood), and organic actions (the specific internal organs on which certain foods can act).

According to TCM a balanced diet means eating a variety of whole foods in order to benefit from all the flavours, energies, and organic actions a varied diet offers.

Are there any side effects?

People react differently to acupuncture; some people feel energized, and some feel deeply relaxed, others feel giddy. No matter what the reaction is, the relaxing effects of the treatment can continue though out the day, and so it’s advisable to rest or at least take a gentler approach to the remainder of the day, staying hydrated. Patients that are strongly affected by acupuncture are advised to make safe arrangements to get home.

Is Acupuncture safe during pregnancy?

TCM treatments are gentle and safe and for pregnant women. Ailments in all three trimesters can be addressed.

Acupuncture can help with morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, exhaustion, anxiety, heartburn, constipation, sciatica, pelvic and hip pain, urinary tract infection, breeh babies and malpresentation, and pre birth cervical ripening.

Breech Babies & Malpresentation Acupuncture:

Chinese medicine has treated breech and malpresented babies for centuries using acupuncture and moxibustion. The ideal timing to treat breech and other malpresentations would be between 30 to 34 weeks.

Is it covered by my health plan?

Acupuncture is covered by most extended health plans.

Is acupuncture safe?

Universal precautions and only disposable needles ensure safety. Health Canada has appointed the College of Traditional Chinese Medical Association to set the standards of safety in BC. Acupuncture is very safe when given by a licensed professional.

Does acupuncture hurt?

No acupuncture does not hurt. People experience a variety of sensations with acupuncture including a heavy, dull or tingling feeling around the points. The pins are tiny and finely crafted. Acupuncture has a relaxing effect on the body which occurs if the person is comfortable.

How is this different from dry needling or my doctor offering me a treatment?

Other professions can do minimal training and apply techniques without understanding the theory of TCM. Registered Acupuncturists specialize in an approach to medicine that is different and our training is extensive in this particular field.

New Infant Massage Workshop Starts October 30th 2012

Come and Learn Massage Techniques Your Baby Will Love!


When: 3 Tuesdays –  October 30th, November 6th & November 13th 2012



Where: Healing Tree Massage and Wellness Studio, 205 – 175 E Broadway Vancouver, BC – Lee Building @ the NW corner of Broadway at Main Street.


Cost: $50.00/3 day workshop


Availability: 10 babies (1 month – pre-crawling) per session


Instructor: Anita Trommel, Certified Infant Massage Teacher and Post-Partum Doula


Call 604-605-TREE (8733) to reserve your spot.


Course Description: Come and learn easy and effective massage techniques to help common infant concerns such as teething, congestion, colic and digestive issues.

*Up to 2 caregivers can join each baby*

**Handouts and oil provided**



Payment for this workshop is required prior to the 1st class and will be taken in form of a $50.00 donation to Anita Trommel’s First Giving Fundraising Page to aid in fundraising for her volunteer trip to Vietnam this December with the Liddle Kidz Foundation to help introduce the wonderful benefits of infant massage to orphanages around the country.

+All students must make their donation to Anita’s page to hold their spot in this workshop+

*All donations will receive a tax receipt*

We look forward you meeting you and your family at Healing Tree!

Journal To The Self Workshop

Journal to the Self

A course to discover the writer within you

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.” ~ Rumi

Journaling has long been recognized by healing professionals, researchers and creative writers as one of the most effective ways to reduce stress, gain clarity and overcome creative blocks. In this six-week class based on the work of journal therapy pioneer Kathleen Adams, you’ll explore 18 unique journaling techniques that will add color, perspective, and dimension to your reflective writing.

With the help of these journaling tools, you can gently but powerfully explore the various aspects of yourself, your life and your relationships with others. Thousands of people who have benefited from this workshop series agree: Journal writing is a joy!

When: 6 Thursdays, Sept. 20 – Oct. 25, 7:30-9:30 pm

Where: Healing Tree Studio, @ Broadway & Main Street

Tuition: $150 (+ $10 workbook)

To register: (604) 700-5232 or solanna.anderson@gmail.com

Instructor Bio: Solanna Anderson MA, PhD (ABD) is a certified Journal to the Self Facilitator, through the Center for Journal Therapy in Colorado. She is passionate about creating welcoming spaces for writing to be shared in community and has over 10 years of group-facilitation experience. Solanna has worked internationally with the UN, women’s peace groups and conflict resolutions organizations and sees journaling as an invaluable way to engage more fully in life and bring about both inner transformation and broader social change.

Win Big By Helping us Reach 500 Facebook “Likes”


Spring into a healthier you with this amazing promotion brought to you by Healing Tree Massage & Wellness Studio and Nature Does It Best.

You are only 2 clicks away from being entered to win a total Healthcare package valued over $450.00!

Simply click the 2 links to “Like” both Healing Tree Massage & Wellness Studio’s and Nature Does It Best’s Facebook pages and when each page reachs 500 “Likes” we will randomly draw 1 grand prize winner.

“Like”Healing Tree Massage & Wellness Studio’s Facebook Page

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Total Healthcare Package Includes:

Fresh Start Package with Nature Does It Best – Nutrition Consulting

Need some inspiration? Need to push the restart button? This package will help you get back on track.

Package includes:

Initial consultation (2 sessions)

2 x Follow-up Sessions

1 x Grocery Shop

Initial Consultation

Both sessions are tailored to support you and your nutritional and supplemental needs- whatever they

might be.

Follow-Up Sessions

Follow-up sessions are a chance for checking in and making adjustments where necessary.

Grocery Shopping Assistance

Grocery stores can be overwhelming and many products can be deceiving. Our time together in the store

will be spent looking at products, ingredients, and how to make each trip as economical as possible!

*Fresh Start Package is valued at $250.00


2 x 60 Minute Registered Massage Therapy Treatment

Let our experienced and talented Registered Massage Therapists customize

a massage therapy treatment specifically to your concerns.

*Valued at $180.00


5 Class Drop-in Yoga Pass

Whether you are a beginner or an expert our talented teachers aspire to make your yoga experience a

fulfilling one.

*Valued at $40.00


Terms & Conditions

This promotion will end when a total of 500 Facebook “Likes” for both Healing Tree Massage & Wellness Studio and Nature Does It Best has been reached. You must “Like” both Healing Tree’s and Nature Does It Best’s Facebook pages to be entered.

One individual will win the entire prize of the Fresh Start Package with Nature Does It Best, 2 x 60 Minute Registered Massage Therapy Treatments and one 5 Class Yoga Pass, both redeemable with Healing Tree Massage & Wellness Studio. The winner must redeem all of the prize him or herself and may not share the prize with anyone else. Grand Prize must be redeemed within 1 year of issue date.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Winner(s) will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!

New Beginner Friendly Pre-Registered Hatha Yoga Series Monday and Wednesday Evenings

New Beginner Friendly Pre-Registered Hatha Yoga Series Monday and Wednesday Evenings At Healing Tree

~ This will Replace Our Regular Drop-In Schedule at Healing Tree ~

~ Begins Monday April 16th & Wednesday April 18th 2012 ~

Monday Evening Hatha

Teacher: Beverly

7:00pm – 8:15pm

April 16th to June 11th 2012 (8 weeks)

*No Class May 21st 2012

Cost: $80.00 + HST


Wednesday Evening Hatha

Teacher: Julia

7:00pm to 8:15pm

April 18th to June 6th 2012

Cost: $80.00 + HST



Please call us at 604-605-8733 or email at info.healingtree@gmail.com to register for either series.

**Registration Closes Sunday April 15th at 5pm**

New Yoga and Meditation Series With Camelia Robyn ~ Begins April 15th & 17th 2012

The Secret life of Bee-ing

Yoga & Meditation with Camelia Robyn

Befriend your inner nature

Be your longing

Become your Truth

Beauty awakens

Believe in the sweetness of bee-ing alive

~ Classes ~

Yin Yoga & Meditation

Sundays 6:00-8:00pm

April 15th – June 17th

* No classes April 29th & May 20th

Hatha Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm

April 17th – June 5th


Yin or Hatha $155 (8classes) OR bring a friend for $145 each

Yin & Hatha $280 (16classes)

For further inquiries & registration contact

Camelia Robyn at 604.313.8175 or cameliarobyn@gmail.com

*Please note that these free Bee images have been taken from www.ace-clipart.com

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