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May Day! May Day!

May 1st, or May Day, is also known and celebrated by many people around the world as International Workers Day — a day which honours and celebrates the contributions of all working people. Community acupuncture clinics around the world have participated in this annual celebration for more than ten years now. Each year, in support of International Workers Day, POCA community clinics in north america and beyond have hosted a special event offering 1000’s of free and low cost treatments. Join hemma on Sunday May 3rd as we host our 7th annual celebration event for International Workers Day, from 10-3pm. We will be offering $5 dollar treatments for all! This event is for both new and current patients.  Book your appointment early to reserve your spot, and please tell your co-workers, family, and friends about this special day that honours the contributions of working people everywhere!


TC10K reminder

On Sunday April 26th, be prepared for the Times Colonist 10K running race!  The 10K route leads down Moss Street, right by hemma, before taking a left onto May Street. There is also a half marathon along Beach Drive and Dallas Road. If you are participating, don’t forget to wave as you pass by! If you are coming to hemma in the morning, and arriving by car, make sure to check the map on the TC 10K website to find the best route.  Most racers should pass by hemma between 8:20am and 10am.



Rather than reaching out for the usual tennis balls, foam rollers, hot water bottles, and flax seed packs, consider trying out the new blue massage balls adorning our shelves. We have had the traditional Halfmoon set of two spikey balls for some time, but are excited to add Acuballs to our assortment! They were designed by Chiropractor and Acupuncturist Dr Michael Cohen to “empower yourself to heal” - anywhere.

There are countless ways to use massage balls and I encourage you to look up Dr Cohen’s website or ask your acupuncturist about how you could use them to find release – and relief.  (more…)

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