ilumina Healing Sanctuary
7520 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

October 2013 - In This Issue:
National Acupuncture Day is October 24
                       acupuncture facial  

October 24, has been designated as National Acupuncture day.  The purpose of the day to educate the public on the benefits of using certified practitioners.  It also is a great opportunity to share personal experiences on how Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have improved the lives of so many people.  


"I love ilumina Healing . I started going to ilumina healing a few years ago to balance out some issues we get as women.  I have to say acupuncture is one of the most relaxing and healing experiences you will ever have in life. It's like a proverbial reset button, that when you're done with your treatment you feel 100% better. The staff at ilumina healing is well educated in this field and are the best in its class ".  



For some information about this important day visit:

ilumina at Fertility Treatment Center
Through the years we have tried to develop strong relationships with our colleagues in western medicine.  One of those strong relationships has been with The Fertility Treatment Center located in Tempe and in Scottsdale.  Beginning this month, Dana Price, DOM, L.Ac., FABORM will be providing acupuncture treatments at their Scottsdale location on 8415 N. Pima Road.  On Wednesday afternoons, patients can have a close to ilumina experience right in the fertility clinic.  
Please call 602-957-2602 for more information.

The Best Gift 
We are pleased to announce the addition of Leaf People to our Wellness Boutique.Leaf People is a very thoughtful, comprehensive, and high quality skin care line from Colorado.  We are the first in Arizona to carry Leaf People and we are very excited to share what we have found.  They are committed to using raw, organic, and effective extraction processes to provide the desired results.  We love that they are mindful enough in maintaining the purity of their ingredients that they ban the use of cell phones and computers in their lab.  Visit their website for the full story.

In preparation for the holidays and simply because we know that when you get it in your hands you will love it, we are offering 10% off a bundle of any three Leaf People products.  These products make a very thoughtful and unique gift and what is better than treating someone to something that is good for them.

Remember that as the winter rolls in, we can be a resource for building your immune system.  If you find yourself already feeling ill, come in so that we can help to speed up your recovery.

Athletes are Using Acupuncture



The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as safe and effective for acute and chronic pain,  injuries and orthopedic problems.


Here at ilumina Healing Sanctuary, Catherine Travis, L.Ac., treats professional athletes and weekend warriors.  Acupuncture is used by MLB, NFL, NBA, tennis, Olympic ice skating, college sports teams. Acupuncture is now used along with other forms of sports medicine. Your massage, chiropractic, physical therapy and stretching will be enhanced and more effective.


Reasons Why Athletes are Using Acupuncture to Boost Athletic Performance.

  • Acupuncture speeds recovery time by accelerating healing process and helps your body recover from intensive exercise
  • Acupuncture resolves pain
  • Acupuncture increases range of motion
  • Acupuncture decreases inflammation
  • Relieves muscle spasms
  • Decreases swelling and bruising
  • Improves circulation
  • Benefits of acupuncture for the athlete in training:
  • Acupuncture strengthens the immune system
  • Acupuncture increases awareness of body, mind and emotions 
  • Acupuncture eases stress and anxiety
  • Acupuncture improves sleep




Proven Benefits of Massage Therapy

By: Audrey Blanchard LMT


 Massage Therapy Awareness Week is October 20th-26th


Stress is a part of every day life. No matter how organized your schedule or laid back your attitude, it is hard to escape stress. The more we learn about the physical effects of stress, the more we understand how important it is to find positive ways of dealing with stress. From meditation to regular exercise, people have found many ways to combat stress and stay healthy.  Now, new research is beginning to show the benefits of adding massage therapy to your health and wellness program.


 In a 2010 study, researchers at Cedars-Sinai investigated the physical effects of massage therapy,

Audrey- Massage

 finding that the 29 subjects who received 45 minutes of Swedish massage therapy had an immune boosting response when compared to 24 subjects that received 45 minutes of light touch. Hormone and blood cells were measured before and after the massage, and at regular intervals up to one hour after the massage. Says Dr. Mark Rapaport, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, "this research indicates that massage doesn't only feel good, it may also be good for you." The blood tests of participants who experienced Swedish massage showed changes indicating a benefit to the immune system, as well as a decrease in the stress hormone cortisol.


Most importantly, is that these results were seen after only a single massage. So, consider making massage therapy a regular part of your health and wellness regimen. 


Look for holiday massage specials here at ilumina Healing Sanctuary soon to give yourself or a loved one the benefits of massage therapy!






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Receive a complimentary 30 minute  
massage when you refer a friend

To thank all patients who tell their friends and family about the health benefits of massage and acupuncture, we would like to reward them with a complimentary 30 minute massage. After your friend completes their first appointment, we will mail you a gift certificate to thank you! Call 602-957-2602 for more details.
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