Alternative Health Expo in Grand Junction Saturday, Feb. 8
WHAT: Alternative Health Expo
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: 2817 North Ave. (A Taste of Heaven Catering in Grand Junction)
Perhaps you’ve wondered what it means to receive biofeedback therapy. Or, what defines electromagnetic therapy? Maybe you’d like to talk to an acupuncturist before trying the traditional Chinese medicine.
On Saturday, Feb. 8, Healers of the Grand Valley will present an Alternative Health Expo at 2817 North Ave. (where A Taste of Heaven Catering is located), where practitioners representing a wide range of alternative and complementary therapies will share their knowledge and techniques.
The theme of the expo is “to educate, inform and empower the community about alternative health options and how to make knowledgeable decisions,” Healers of the Valley owner Kathie Fingerson said.
Fingerson, a self-described alternative health promoter, and her husband David Fingerson founded Healers of the Grand Valley in 2012, a website-based directory of companies, practitioners and specialties — somewhat like the website WebMD, where people search for western medical practitioners in their area, Fingerson said.
“Our mission is to build a bridge between the community and alternative and complimentary healers,” Fingerson said. “There are so many wonderful, talented practitioners in the areas that we think the public should know more about.
“That’s where we come in. We help with (promoting) public events, products and practitioners.”
Current subscribers to the directory include practitioners of acupuncture, acupressure, biofeedback, Bowen therapy, cranioSacral work, electromagnetic therapy, Esalen massage, herbal medicine and more.
Local Reiki master Rhonda deLong began subscribing to the directory a month ago. Already, she’s attracted three new clients from the site, she said.
Reiki is an energy-based modality used to heal areas in the body that are stressed or traumatized, deLong said.
The Reiki practitioner will be at the expo where she said she plans to share ideas on how to balance the mind, body and spirit to promote health.
More than 40 vendors will be at the event, representing foods, cosmetics, health coaches, equipment, therapy, medical practitioners and more.
For example, Stephanie Garcia-Hagen, of Arbonne, a cosmetics company, will demonstrate gluten-free make-up, and Chris Rushing will be there to talk about ortho-bionomy, Fingerson said.
People can subscribe to the Healers of the Valley online directory for $60 a year.
“Then I share it on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Meetup.com,” Fingerson said.
Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, has offered special discounted lodging prices as well as free shuttle service to the health expo venue for vendors and out-of-town visitors.
To see a list of all the vendors, visit http://www.healersofthevalley.com/expo/index.php.
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