Hi, I’m Mary Anne Malek. In 2012 I completed my initial training and became a Certified Bowenwork practitioner. Since then I continue to update my skills. I am also a Level 3 Reiki practitioner an advanced master gardener.
Bowenwork is hands-on healthcare. It consists of sequences of rolling movements of the practitioner’s thumbs or fingers over precisely located sites on the body. These movements serve to signal the body to remember how to heal a variety of health issues.
Bowenwork provides gentle and profoundly effective signals to the brain for healing and recovery through the stimulation of special receptors in the tendons, muscles, and ligaments of the body. These stimuli can result in deep relaxation, resetting of muscular tension and range of motion, lymph drainage, pain and inflammation reduction, and pain relief.
Bowenwork helps the body remember how to heal. The specific objectives may vary, but there is always focus on relaxation, reduction of the “fight or flight response”, and engagement of the body’s perfect pattern memory for the area that is in pain, contracted or otherwise out of balance.
Bowenwork positively affects mostly all health ailments. It is very gentle and is suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Most conditions should resolve or lessen in 3-4 sessions. Chronic conditions may require additional sessions.
Please contact me to start on your pathway to wellness.
Rebecca Spannagel, LMT (Massage Therapist), RN, and Natural Health Advocate
Rebecca decided halfway through her first year in the certified naturopath program at the Naturopathic Institute to take a different direction into therapeutic bodywork. She graduated from the Naturopathic Institutes Therapeutic Bodywork Practitioner program in November 2019, receiving her Licensure for Massage Therapy in December 2019. If you ask her “Are you glad you made that decision?” You would get a double thumbs-up, a big smile, and a “Most Definitely!!! Learning how to perform therapeutic touch is something I was gifted with the ability to do and has been life-changing.”
Rebecca is passionate about natural/alternative wholistic wellness and facilitating her clients’ own healing abilities. She will be the first to tell you that she doesn’t believe in protocols, and not any of her sessions are the same. When asked why? She says: “Every being on this earth is special and unique, and deserves a session focused and tailored to that uniqueness. Whether you come to de-stress and relax, or for a specific health concern, that session is tailored specifically for you and your needs.”
Rebecca offers various types of massage sessions that employ multiple therapeutic modalities (with/without essential oils) along with Reflexology, Cranio-Sacral, and Light Healing Touch.
If you would like to set-up a session with Rebecca please call, or text her, at 989-482-3866. She is currently accepting clients. Her hours of availability are varied, so her sessions are by appointment only.
Put your left foot in front of you right, and then your right foot in front of your left, and then repeat.
That’s called walking. And it could be the best thing for your overall health.The historian Geroge Mcaulay Trevelyan wrote in 1913 that his two doctors were “My left leg and my right.”The truth in that statement is coming to light every day with new studies and reports. The Guardian published an article titled, “Walking could protect your brain against shrinking,” based on research published by U.S. neurologists who monitored 300 volunteers over 13 years. The report says walking may ward off a variety of conditions.
Holly is passionate about helping others on their healing journey. From a young age she was able to connect with other people’s emotions. Through life experiences, her gifts have awakened and have allowed her to support others through their emotional, spiritual and physical healing.
Holly is a certified Energy Healer through Sage Soul Healing. She is a Reiki Practitioner, and a Certified Natural Health Educator through the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education. Holly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Marketing from Northwood University.
Energy Healing sessions with Holly are offered in-person or remotely. Each session focuses on core issues that are affecting you physically, emotionally and spiritually. Holly will look at ancestral connections, traumas, inner child healing, balancing the chakra system, and other modalities to provide a comprehensive healing session customized to your needs. All sessions are provided in a safe, supported space which allow for healing of the body, mind, and soul.
Specializing in therapeutic essential oils and custom blends
What is Naturopathic Health?
Naturopathic health blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care.
Naturopathic health is a distinct system of primary health care that has roots back to ancient Greece and Hippocrates, who taught, “Nature is the healer of all diseases.” Naturopathic medicine is an art, science, philosophy and practice of healing and preventing disease.
Naturopathy concentrates on whole-client wellness; the treatment is tailored to the client and emphasizes prevention and self-care. Doctors of naturopathy cooperate with all other branches of medical science referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.
Major Tenets of Naturopathy: Alternative Medicine, The Definitive Guide (Future Medicine Publishing) 1.The body has the power to heal itself. The role of a naturopathic professional is to facilitate this process using natural, nontoxic therapies. 2.Treat the cause rather than suppressing the symptoms. Naturopathic professionals believe in correcting the underlying cause of an illness. Symptoms such as a fever or inflammation are the way the body heals itself. 3. Do no harm by using safe, natural, non-invasive treatments such as herbs, nutrition, essential oils and homeopathy. 4. Treat the whole person. Health is a complex mix of physical, emotional, spiritual and social factors. 5. Prevention is the best cure. The job of the naturopath is to teach people how to keep themselves from getting sick by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Questions to ask Do you have training in a specific area that might be helpful to my condition?
Can you tell me about your success in treating clients with a condition similar to mine?
How much does a session cost?
How often will I need to schedule follow-up sessions?
Health Naturally staff visited two gardens located in northern Michigan July 22nd-24th. Our first visit was to Light of Day Organics. Light of Day Organics, located in the Leelanau Peninsula of Northern Michigan, is the only Certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic grower of Camellia sinensis (tea) in North America.
Information obtained from Light of Day Organics website:
Biodynamic® Principles and Practices
Biodynamic® agriculture views the farm as a self-contained, self- sustaining ecosystem responsible for creating and maintaining its individual health and vitality without any external or unnatural additions. It is an integrated farming system that addresses the health of the entire property and maximizes the unique characteristics of each farm.
In practice, soil, plants, animals and humans together create this image of a holistic living organism. On-farm recycling improves the individualizing character of the farm and includes the integration of animals and animal feeds, perennial plants, flowers and trees, water features, and composting. Farms reduce dependence on imported materials for fertility and pest control. Water conservation is emphasized. Specially prepared medicinal plants, minerals, and composted animal manures help increase the vitality of the products grown and further anchor each individual farm in time and place. Biodynamic farms are required to maintain at least 10 percent of total acreage as a biodiversity set-aside. Riparian zones, wetlands, grasslands, and forests: all are considered an integral part of the life of the farm.
Biodynamic farming is holistic land stewardship at its best. It is the highest paradigm of sustainable farming, offering one of the smallest carbon footprints of any agricultural method.
Health Naturally attended a class on Chakra teas and learned:
about the history of tea in America, and learned why Light of Day Organics is the only certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic grower of Camellia sinensis in N. America.
the difference between, and most importantly taste “cup”, White, Green Oolong, Black, Tisane/Herbal Teas & Matcha Green teas in a wonderful, unique setting on our farm.
about biodiversity, the difference between conventional, organic and Biodynamic farming methods, Fair trade, and learned what certifications really mean to you as a consumer.
about the importance of reducing inflammation so that you can enjoy the very highest quality of life.
about integrative holistic health principles that support a high quality of life. The Chakra Tea Collection was prepared, tasted and explained.
Jan Doerr, ND and Tina Pickvet, ND at Cherry Point Farm.
On day two, our group traveled to Shelby, Michigan to visit Cherry Point Farm and Market where we enjoyed the giant lavender labyrinth and herb gardens located in the center of the labyrinth.
The labyrinth is designed in an ancient spiral pattern which, when walked, is thought to be a spiritual journey, and symbolic of one’s path in life. In recent years, labyrinths have undergone a dramatic revival as a meditation, relaxation, and spiritual tool. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is a continuous circuit and you cannot get lost.
An arbor towers above and surrounds the center of the labyrinth and a sacred geometry herbal garden. The herb garden is designed in accordance with the principles of sacred geometry, the 12-point vesica pattern defines 36 beds filled with dozens of herbal varieties. The herb garden includes plants used for culinary, medicinal and aromatic benefits and purposes.
The elements of time are represented in the design: One stone circle, 12 interlocking circles, 52 arbor posts, and seven cross pieces.
A FUNdraiser for the Purple Martin Camp
June 10, 2017 • 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Hot House/Chi – try this multiple energy approach for your preventative health improvement. 15 minutes is equivalent to 10,000 steps. Body Vibe – standing on this machine for 10 minutes is equivalent to a 4 mile jog. It works to increase bone density and muscle mass, reduce cellulite and improve balance. ERE – electro reflex energizer – this apparatus stimulates reflexes in the feet to improve total body health. Hot house/Chi/Body Vibe/ERE – all four available in 30 minute session – $20
Foot Detoxification – eliminating toxins through your feet painlessly – $30
Facials – SOQI facials include anti-aging benefits and healthier skin – $20
Custom Perfumes – have a personalized essential oil blend made specifically for your body’s needs. – $20
Mini Hand Reflexology with hot hand wax – treat your hands to a session of stress reduction and increased body circulation by using the energy pathways in your hands. This will be followed by a hot wax dip for relaxation – $20
Massage – Swedish (relaxing), deep tissue and sports massage – $35
Brain Fit – an interesting approach to pain loss, sleeping, and more – $20
Tea Tasting for Your Health – throughout the afternoon – FREE
Essential Oil Class for Beginners – at 6 pm and open for everyone – FREE
Appointments will go fast — so book yours now by calling Deb at 989-846-1225
Event will be held at Health Naturally! at 4308 Doerr’s Forest in Bay City. 989-684-9701
This event is sponsored by your local travel agents!
About Purple Martin Camp
The Purple Martin was founded in 2011 with the determination to transform the lives of foster children and at-risk youth through social change. Our programs give children the chance to have fun together, learn and know a happy time and a safe place.
Health Naturally! would like to extend our heart-felt thanks to all of our loyal clients and patrons who we have had the privilege of serving in 2016. Health Naturally! recently held its first annual Customer Appreciation Day. Staff conducted tours of the Bay City office, discussed service offerings, provided chair massages, bowenwork and healthy snacks for all who stopped by.