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JULY 21st Hemma Open House and Moss St Paint-in!

The Moss Street Paint-In is one of our favourite days around here. As thousands of people wander by, admiring the art festival that runs the full length of Moss Street (11am-4pm), many people also wander in to Hemma to say hello. We LOVE this! To coincide with this community fun, we have an OPEN HOUSE on that day. On July 21st, we invite you stop by Hemma for prizes, sales, high fives and hugs, in addition to our regular Saturday schedule!

Now is the time to stock up on your favourite 5 treatments for $85 acupunch cards or plan the rest of your summer yoga routine with 5 classes for $55 (on sale July 20th-23rd, in person, over the phone, or online!).

We will also have unique prizes and sales (up to 40% off), and FREE outdoor acupuncture from 11am-4pm! Donations will be accepted and all proceeds given to the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention.

Come and say hello on July 21st – we look forward to seeing you! Please note Moss St will be closed from 10am-6pm at least, and parking may be tricky to find, so please plan to walk or bike to hemma, and allow yourself plenty of time to arrive for your treatment or yoga class!


Acupuncture News

Hi everyone.  As you may have noticed we have had some scheduling changes over the past month that may have caught you by surprise.  Feo recently joined our team as Aaron is soon departing for Nelson.  We are excited to have Feo and are already missing Aaron! Along with staffing changes, Melissa’s father has been in hospital over on the mainland. She has been going back and fourth from the island to care for him, and as a result, has had to miss some of her shifts. Please keep her and her Dad in your thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks.

We are always updating the schedule on pocapoint, our booking calendar, if you’re curious about who is working any given day.  We also want to remind you that regardless of who is in the clinic we work as a team here at hemma, striving to provide caring, consistent, and  effective care 7 days a week.  Remember that although you may have a favourite practitioner, it’s you and your body that do the healing.  Which means you can benefit from a treatment no matter which of our acupuncturists is providing it!  Thank you for your commitment to health, community, and for all your support.


Practice Rain or Shine

With longer days and sunlight, it feels easier to get outside and find activities to do both on land and on water. I know for myself that during these times of solar powered outdoor explorations, my indoor yoga practice tends to dwindle. I still start my day with a short morning meditation practice and some breathwork, but I relinquish the asana that winter months call for…

Why do we do this? We know that yoga is a valuable complimentary practice to summer (or indeed any) activities. It is important to warm up the body to prevent strains and injuries, as well as stretch out afterwards. Yoga, as well as acupuncture, helps to recover and avoid sore muscles so the body can be strong and limber.

After your next hike or cycle tour, roll out your mat on your patio, the beach or in the park, do yoga on a SUP, come practice at Hemma… Whatever you do, keep your practice up! We are here to support you with our unlimited Summer Yoga Pass for July and August for only $175!


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