Monthly Archives: July 2019

Hemma Open House

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 2oth, 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 19-22, in person, over the phone, or online!).


Deep Rest

Over the years working in the clinic I have learned that regardless of a persons health concerns, one of the most important contributors to health and well-being is Rest – Deep Rest –for the mind, body, and spirit.  Rest is the state our bodies need to digest, repair, mend, and heal. Unfortunately for many of us, rest is an increasingly scarce experience, despite the notion that Summer is restful time of the year.

Deep Rest only happens when you consciously rest.  Different from sleep, deep rest can be cultivated with the help of acupuncture, meditation, lying in shavasana.  Acupuncture helps by inducing a deep state of relaxation, making it easier to rest and quiet the brain.

Resting doesn’t always come easy, there are often a million things rattling around in our brains at any given moment — the grocery list, the argument we had with our friend, the school assignment, work tasks, the news, etc.  Yet, when we take time out to Rest Deeply, our bodies and minds have a chance to catch-up, to heal.  As a result we feel better, we perform better, and we are just more fun to be around!  So remember to make rest a priority in your life this summer!