Bowenwork with Mary Anne Malek

Mary Anne MalekHi, 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.

Mary Anne Malek
989-754-6630 (h)
989-964-8003 (c)

Bev Cook, Shamanic Energy Medicine

Beverly Cook RN, MSN, Certified Master Practitioner Neurolinguistics and Shamanic Energy Medicine
Bev has had an immersive relationship with nature for as long as she can remember. That relationship with Pachamama (Mother Earth) has been a perfect foundation and segue way into an ancient healing modality that honors nature. Our relationship with nature is pivotal to health and well-being on a personal and a planetary level. When our relationship with Mother Earth is compromised, we are compromised.

Beverly has over 25 years of clinical nursing experience and has also taught nursing. She began incorporating Neurolinguistics Programming into her nursing practice to assist oncology patients to step out of faulty belief systems and into resourced states that were aligned with health. She continues to integrate this work into her energy medicine practice today. She was a student of Alberto Villoldo, PhD and Linda Fitch for several years. In 2004 she became a graduate of Healing the Light Body with the Four Winds Society and has completed many advanced trainings in energy medicine. She has deepened and distilled her knowledge by traveling to Peru; the source of the medicine teachings and the home of the healing lineage she is a part of. She has been initiated by and worked ceremonially with the Q’ero Elders throughout sacred sites of the Andes. She has also worked with the curanderos of northern Peru and the Amazon jungle.

Currently, she offers shamanic classes, private sessions, and ceremonies in the Saginaw Bay area. Her private energy healing practice engages clients on a core energetic level and fosters re-connection to the client’s essence allowing healing to occur on spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical levels. She is available for in-person sessions at the Bay City or Standish office and works remotely with clients if they are too far or infirm to travel.

Health, Naturally Services are Expanding

Welcome Rebecca Spannagel

Rebecca Spannagel, LMT, RNRebecca 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 seeing clients at both the Bay City and Standish Health, Naturally locations. Her hours of availability are varied, so her sessions are by appointment only.

Why the Best Medicine Might Be Your Right and Left Feet

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.

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Welcome Kim Decker, Natural Health Educator

New Staff

Kim Decker

Kim Decker, NHE

I am happy to introduce myself to the clients at Health, Naturally. I am Kimberly (Kim) Decker and am thrilled to start working at Health, Naturally as a Natural Health Educator and doing Reflexology. I currently work in the store as a clerk and assist where needed. I have just completed my first year at the Naturopathic Institute of Therapies and Education as a Natural Health Educator. I am enrolled and continuing my second year at N.I.T.E.

My passion has been to help others start their own journey. Food is my starting point which is why I am so excited to start with this program. I started my own journey about 19 years ago and found by changing a few simple habits I actually started healing myself. God has led me here to now share my knowledge with others and assist them on getting them started on their own journey. Sometimes just someone to hug and support them is the start some are looking for.

Doing Reflexology is a passion I fell in love with as soon as I started. Seeing the tension released through this technique is why so many fall in love with it and get it done on a regular basis. People can get the same results with an hour session of reflexology as an hour of bodywork.

Looking forward to starting this journey along with everyone involved at Health, Naturally and I thank Jan Doerr for this amazing opportunity.

Welcome Holly Shillair

Holly Shillair

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.

Pardon Our Mess!

Warning - Construction Area

We are starting the new building in August, so be careful in the parking lot. Once the new building is up, we will then be renovating the present northwest section of the building. The 20 by 40 foot section will include: another naturopathic office with a massage table, a larger therapy room and the store size will be doubled. After that, we will be adding an additional bathroom and new carpeting. Come grow with us!

Health Naturally

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?

Is this treatment covered by medical insurance?

Do you accept medical insurance?

Bev Cook, Shaman

Salcanty Glacier

Salcantay Glacier & Lagoon, Peru

Energetic Healing Arts
Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Energetic healing provides a bridge to a new and different way of thinking and accessing health. Disease may be viewed as areas where our lives are out of balance; this may include our physical body, our emotions, our attitudes and thoughts, our connection to the Earth, or our connection to Spirit.

Ancient Buddhist healers have always know about balance and harmony that comes from right relationships, right thinking, and right loving. The indigenous healers of Peru call this balance with all creation Munay (moon eye). Some call it Agape or unconditional love, that is giving for the joy of giving without expecting anything in return.

For healing to occur, the root cause of any problem must be addressed, whether the problem is physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Coming into balance on an emotional level may require us to address the root energetic cause of the problem. For example, a person gets a divorce and falls into a depression that changes not only how they view the world but how they view themselves and interact with the world. The cause of this problem is not the divorce but the perspective the person has developed because of their perceived situational trauma. Energetic healing can assist with removal of the faulty perspective that has imprinted on the person and allow the person to have a new perspective and emotional freedom to make new choices in their life.

Who will benefit from Energetic Healing?
Generally anyone who would like a greater sense of well-being, health, joy, abundance, love, clarity, peace, creativity, compassion, courage, connectedness, and harmonious thinking can benefit from this work.

What does one experience during a session of energetic healing?
The client lies fully clothed on a massage table after removing all metal from their person for the session. The client’s energy is assessed while gently holding their head. Work is generally done off the body to remove energetic imprints of heavy energies. (The heaviest energy is fear.) After the area is cleared of heavy energies it is replaced with the new clear energies. If a person has lost a quantum of energy, it is recovered and restored to the person. Assistance from the natural world in the form of a power animal may be called on to help the person assimilate their reclaimed energy into their daily lives.

Will I feel anything during the session?
Sometimes clients feel sensations as energy moves; sometimes they feel nothing at all. Sometimes they may feel waves of emotions moving through quickly as heavy energies are removed. Generally, at the end of a session, they will feel peaceful, rested, and calm.

How long is a session and what is the cost?
A session is from 60-90 minutes and costs $90.00 per session.

Sessions will be provided by Bev Cook, MSN, RN. She has experience working in Surgical Intensive Care, Emergency Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, and IV Therapy. Even though Bev is not working as a nurse in this role, she draws on her 25 plus years of foundational experiences of caring for a wide variety of people. She has been certified in Healing the Light Body by the Four Winds Society in 2004 and has worked several times with Peruvian Q’ero Elders at sacred sites in Peru. She is also a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistics Programming since 1991. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 989-255-5931.

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Bev Cook

Bev Cook

My Journey
I was raised in rural Michigan and sensed the magic of Mother Earth and all of her children. In summer I played beneath giant ferns, dipped my toes in the creek, and swam in spring-fed lakes. In winter I caught snowflakes on my tongue and struggled to climb mountains if snow dressed like the Michelin man. The trees, stones, and every living thing around me were a part of me and told me their stories. I was learning directly from the Earth and her children. Then at age six, an accident nearly took the life of my mother and changed my life forever. I became a care-taker.

Fast forward twenty years:
After earning my BSN, my daughter and I moved to North Carolina where I became a skilled clinical nurse and vested in the healing and comfort of others. In North Carolina, I learned meditation as a way to cope with the stress of working in a major medical center emergency department. As I moved toward energetic healing, I began my own healing journey and search for wholeness. For a time, I worked with Healing Touch and Neuro-Linguistics Programming. Each modality of healing brought me gifts and closer to my essential nature. However, when I began working with Shamanic healing practices there was a deep reconnection for me with Nature and the world I had known as a child. I had come home. And I had a map to follow to show others how to come home to their essential selves as well. Now I love sharing what I know, assisting others to connect with their essential selves and heal their luminous architecture which will then cascade down to their emotional, mental and physical bodies, allowing them to open the seeds of their becoming and craft a brilliant new future.

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2018 Spring Wellness Get Away Days

Health, Naturally! Bay City location dates:
April 14, 2018
April 21, 2018

$150.00 per person
Call 989-685-9701

A $75.00 deposit will be required at the time of your reservation to reserve your spot.

 


Wellness Get Away Days 2018