Friday, Apr. 12
We are more concerned than ever with what we put into our bodies, onto our bodies, and how we take care of ourselves. And we can all use a reset before the summer hits, right? To help with all things #selfcare and learn a wealth of information about holistic health, be sure to participate in Erie’s 4th Wellness Night — think Gallery Night but with a focus on wellness — on April 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. where local establishments will show how they can take care of you.
Take a deep breath and feel a little more relaxed at Aki’s Salt Room — 2616 8th Street — by taking a free 10-minute mini-salt room session to experience the healing benefits of natural Himalayan salt. Next, head over to Chicory Hill Herbs at 2516½ Peach Street to learn about the benefits of gemstones and receive a mini massage and Reiki session.
Spend some time at Erie Oriental Medicine at 2131 East 8th St. Suite A, where Jeffrey Kinnear and team will be discussing the benefits of Eastern therapies including super-yoga breathing exercises and electro-meridian image testing. Generally, Erie Oriental Medicine offers traditional acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, cupping, Gua Sha, and other healing therapies. Come and bring all your questions.
Want to stretch out? Never been to yoga before? Yoga By Bridget at 4117 West Ridge Road will be providing introductions to the practice and her studio. Naturally, beginners are welcome.
If you really need to chill out, stop by Lake Effect Cryotherapy at 3545 West 12th Street. Cryotherapy is an alternative health treatment that harnesses the power of freezing temperatures to awaken the body’s own natural healing mechanisms; some experience pain relief, rejuvenation, and restoration.
Other experiences include Energy Healing at The Village of Healing and Wellness, 2558 West 8th Street, healthy treats and snacks at The Juice Jar in West Erie Plaza, and demonstrations and information at the ProActive Family Chiropractic Center at 3823 West 12th Street Suite A.
Swedish, Shiatsu, and Thai massage will be on offer at Serenity by Sylvie, a wellness facility where Sylvie provides medical massage therapy services, and Gwen Kerr, homeopathy practitioner and Reiki master is offering services like cupping, moxa, hot stones, lymphatic drainage, and Reiki.
For full details, head over to the event Facebook page, and prepare to learn better ways to take care of your mind, body, soul, (and appetite!) from a wide range of Erie-based holistic professionals. Namaste. — Miriam Lamey
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. // various locations // eriewellnessnetwork.com