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21st Annual Berkeley Springs Spa Feast
Posted by | February 3, 2011 at 5:12 PM
A Rainbow of Soaps from Star Eagle Gardens
A trip to Berkeley Springs, WV, last Saturday for the 21st Annual Spa Feast was the perfect cure for cabin fever. Held at the historic Ice House, this was an excellent opportunity to learn about and even sample a variety of health treatments. With everything on the menu from familiar spa offerings like facials and massage to more alternative therapies like Reiki and Reflexology, there was a little something for everyone--even pets!
Holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jane Doyle of Animalia Veterinary Care, was one of 11 lecturers on the agenda. Her talk included tips for natural flea and tick control (garlic and brewer's yeast) as well as a discussion on how to provide your pets with a fully nutritional, natural diet.
Since natural remedies aren't just for animals, Garnet Marsh of Washington Homeopathic Products (WHP) was on site with an array of free sample remedies from WHP. If you're not familiar with Homeopathy, I highly recommend you check out the WHP website to learn about the different remedies. Speaking from personal experience, as someone who has allergies to a lot of conventional medications, the sinus and allergy combination remedies have been absolute lifesavers. I also think that everyone should keep a bottle of the flu remedy on hand, especially at this time of year.
For those looking to stretch their limbs and perhaps their horizons, movement classes in Chi Gong, T'ai Chi, and Yoga were offered throughout the day. However, if what you really needed was some time to sit and relax, you could take a turn in the Genesa Crystal.