a:108:{i:0;s:0:"";s:13:"welcome_title";s:36:"Welcome to DAY & BETH HEALING ARTS ";s:15:"welcome_title_2";s:13:"What We Offer";s:17:"welcome_section_2";s:1601:"Programs, classes, and therapies for your health and well being, including:
";s:15:"welcome_title_3";s:22:"A Philosophy on Health";s:17:"welcome_section_3";s:1811:""I am learning that facilitating my body’s natural healing will help reduce all illnesses and will provide me with health today plus it will ensure my health for all days to come." (-- the mind learns from the body)

NATURAL HEALING MECHANISMS - the ancients recognized 3 components by which our bodies innately maintain health and they are the BLOOD circulation system, the LYMPHATIC circulation system, and the CHI or vital life force energy. By maintaining good flow in these 3 systems we support the body’s strength, flexibility, and immune system. We don’t get sick and we can ENJOY life.

FACILITATING BLOOD FLOW - tight, tense, contracted muscles inhibit blood flow whereas loose, limber, flexible muscles enhance blood flow. EXERCISE with the goal of providing flexibility and balanced muscle tone is a good thing!

FACILITATING LYMPH FLOW - the lymphatic fluid relies on muscle/joint movement for circulation and this is enabled with limber, flexible muscles. So, walking, swinging the arms and legs promotes lymph flow and strengthens our immune system and is a good thing!

FACILITATING CHI FLOW - flexible muscles and joints allow chi flow while restricted joints inhibit chi flow. Sustained inactivity and/or holding tension will promote chi stagnation and likely ill-health. So, all activities that promote free joint movement and relaxed, flexible muscles is a good thing!

WHAT ABOUT MY HEADACHE?! - imagine knowing a pressure point to massage to open an energy block that is the source of the headache to relieve the pain in seconds (without the need to take pain medications that are focused on relieving only the symptom, leaving the energy block still available to bring the headache back again). This knowledge IS available to us! ";s:15:"welcome_title_4";s:58:"Come join us and receive the benefits of the healing arts.";s:17:"welcome_section_4";s:2:" ";s:11:"staff_title";s:64:"Thank you for allowing us to share some of our life with you ...";s:13:"staff_title_2";s:24:"A Word From Our Founders";s:15:"staff_section_2";s:532:"Our life goal is to help provide a place of healing and self-discovery for all who wish to take the journey. We bring together our personal skills, talent, and energy in all that we offer. We believe that both eastern philosophical teachings and western scientific exactness will see us through our healing and we combine both in all of our work. We believe that each and every one of us have a special place in this process of health. -- Beth and David ";s:13:"staff_title_3";s:4:"Beth";s:15:"staff_section_3";s:842:"BETH HIAM ACHESON, MAcOM, LicAc
An intense passion for the practice of taijichuan led Beth to self healing and to her innate life path as a healer. As a practitioner of oriental medicine, Beth brings her trainings in many healing therapies together to compliment her intuitive healing ability. These therapies include reiki master, acupuncture, shiatsu, tuina, Chinese herbal medicine, qigong therapy, craniosacral therapy, therapeutic touch, foot reflexology, and High Touch Jin Shin.

After a decade of a healing practice in dental hygiene, Beth received her master of acupuncture and oriental medicine degree and qigong teaching certificates from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, in Portland, Oregon.

Love for her own small children has led to advanced training in Chinese medical pediatrics.";s:13:"staff_title_4";s:5:"& Day";s:15:"staff_section_4";s:1130:"Rev. DAVID HIAM ACHESON, BS,MS,LMT
With trainings in engineering (BS Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University) and the natural sciences (MS Geology & Geophysics, Boston College) Day brings together scientific exactness with the sensitivity of being human using a well balanced list of alternative healing therapies.

Also now ordained in the global order of Spiritual Humanism, Day brings knowledge of our deeper source into the work of healing.

Through extensive bodywork training (Neuromuscular Therapy, International Academy of NMT; Zentherapy, International Zentherapy Institute; Craniosacral Therapy, Upledger Institute; Visceral Manipulation, Upledger Institute; Orthopedic Massage, OM&PM) Day facilitates the release of the physical body with an intuitive focus. As a teacher of Japanese acupressure (Jin Shin) and with master level Reiki attunements (Usui), Day contributes strong understanding of and connection to our source healing energy.

These combined skills create a highly efficient pain relieving practice and also allow further exploration into the soul healing realm.";s:13:"staff_title_5";s:9:"Our Goals";s:15:"staff_section_5";s:779:"For the Wellness Center are ... and for YOU... so that you can BECOME WHO YOU REALLY ARE!";s:15:"therapies_title";s:20:"Therapy Descriptions";s:17:"therapies_title_1";s:27:"Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs";s:19:"therapies_section_1";s:462:"Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on nearly four millennia of holistic healthcare, and includes acupuncture, massage, herbal medicine, and qigong therapy. TCM is appropriate therapy for almost any condition such as asthma, addictions, sleep disturbance, emotional stress, digestive problems, pain, female and male reproductive imbalances, injuries, and post-surgical care. Effective for adults and children, gentle treatment is tailored for each individual. ";s:17:"therapies_title_2";s:20:"Craniosacral Therapy";s:19:"therapies_section_2";s:299:"A light, hands-on treatment that connects with the spinal rhythm and restores physiologic balance. Benefits include releases to fascial connective tissue, balance to internal organs, and inner release of stored trauma. Especially appropriate for head injuries, car accident trauma, and chronic pain.";s:17:"therapies_title_3";s:14:"Jin Shi Jyutsu";s:19:"therapies_section_3";s:285:"A gentle Japanese hands-on energy treatment that relaxes, restores our inner balance, and relieves symptoms of many conditions. It has a powerful spiritual base not found in other therapies. It is treatment-based and also a self-help healing therapy that can be practiced by everyone. ";s:17:"therapies_title_4";s:7:"Massage";s:19:"therapies_section_4";s:172:"Therapeutic swedish massage combined with fascial movement techniques provide increased flexibility, improved blood and lymph flow, relaxation, and a feeling of well-being.";s:17:"therapies_title_5";s:27:"Neuromuscular Therapy - NMT";s:19:"therapies_section_5";s:354:"Focused and specific muscular therapy to release ischemic muscles/tendons and trigger points to provide lasting improvement, including complete healing, of any musculo-skeletal dysfunctions such as tendonitis, frozen shoulder, sciatica, carpal tunnel, plantar fascitis, migraine headaches,and is perhaps the most effective treatment for TMJ dysfunction. ";s:17:"therapies_title_6";s:11:"Reflexology";s:19:"therapies_section_6";s:218:"The entire body is accessible through the feet. An entire foot massage as well as specific areas being pressed creates deep relaxation and improvement of health. Through caring for the feet, we care for the whole body.";s:17:"therapies_title_7";s:5:"Reiki";s:19:"therapies_section_7";s:242:"A gentle, ancient, healing therapy that balances our internal energy providing freedom from pain and disease. Using light hands-on and waves of energy, Reiki is relaxing, calming, and is used to treat many acute and chronic health problems. ";s:17:"therapies_title_8";s:7:"Shiatsu";s:19:"therapies_section_8";s:220:"Japanese massage is effective for many health conditions. Comfortable pressure, stretching, and movement is applied through clothing to access and balance energy channels. Some descibe it as acupuncture without needles.";s:17:"therapies_title_9";s:21:"Visceral Manipulation";s:19:"therapies_section_9";s:354:"A sensitive, hands-on treatment that resets our internal organs with their natural rhythm to restore physiologic balance and function. Our organs need to synchronously "breathe" to maintain our health state. Interuptions can result from injury trauma, postural distortion, and emotional upset. Restoring organ function is a quick way to retore health.";s:18:"therapies_title_10";s:16:"Zen Body Therapy";s:20:"therapies_section_10";s:549:"A ten session treatment plan of focused bodywork to realign the skeletal balance in the body and allow the release of our natural form. Life¹s traumas cause muscular skeletal distortions and these distortions can be permanently released through this deep and focused work to the muscular-fascial-skeletal system. Examples of benefiting conditions include scoliosis, chronic back pain, military neck, chronic ankle sprains, chronic shoulder dislocations and more. This is a powerful therapy program that provides significant and lasting life change. ";s:18:"therapies_title_11";s:15:"Other therapies";s:20:"therapies_section_11";s:454:"If you are in search of a therapy or product that we do not offer at this time, please contact us about this area of your interest and we will happily share our knowledge with you. If you are looking for a particular therapy that we do not offer, we will do our best to connect you with any practitioners we know in the surrounding area. We also can provide access to many alternative and complimentary products available or can direct you to a supplier.";s:18:"therapies_title_12";s:62:"Can't visit now? Click below to find a therapist in your area:";s:20:"therapies_section_12";s:861:" ";s:18:"therapies_title_13";s:9:"Insurance";s:20:"therapies_section_13";s:465:"Some of the above therapies are universally covered by most insurance and some are rarely covered. It is important to check with your insurance provider if insurance coverage is important for you. We request payment for services at the time of your appointment. Although we do not file personal insurance claims for you, we do provide service receipts and appropriate medical forms in a professional manner to assist you in making and filing your claims.
";s:18:"therapies_title_14";s:35:"ANY QUESTIONS? DROP US A LINE! ";s:20:"therapies_section_14";s:123:" ";s:13:"classes_title";s:22:"Current Class Schedule";s:15:"classes_title_1";s:25:"Call For Current Schedule";s:17:"classes_section_1";s:105:"We offer the following classes as our schedule permits and according to interest. Please call to inquire.";s:15:"classes_title_2";s:60:"Qigong & Tai Ji -- Spring -09 classes have begun -- JOIN US!";s:17:"classes_section_2";s:444:"Qigong ("chee-gong") is a gentle movement class designed to improve and to maintain good health. It is based on chinese meridian therapy, the same system that acupuncture is based. Our body's energy travels these pathways, and when blocked or slowed creates pain and illness. The regular practice of qigong helps keeps this energy flowing. Call for class times. Private instruction is also available. Check 'NEW EVENTS' link for class times.";s:15:"classes_title_3";s:4:"Yoga";s:17:"classes_section_3";s:516:"Although we are not currently offering group yoga classes, we are committed to the value of yoga to our health. We can offer recommendations for nearby Yoga classes. We also include Yoga instruction and coaching in many of our therapy services offered as it is of great value in leading a life free of chronic pain. If you are a yoga practitioner and you wish to refine your practice, you may want to consider a postural evaluation with us and a private yoga therapy session. Please call for more information. ";s:15:"classes_title_4";s:18:"Meditation Classes";s:17:"classes_section_4";s:434:"Our mind-body self is inseparable, and good health results from its balance. Meditation will quiet the mind to allow the body-self and the mind-self to "be" and discover the peace that is in our everyday moments. There are many forms of meditation and this class will introduce several and encourage the regular use of meditation to maintain a comfortable relaxed living. Call for our classes schedule or to arrange a private class. ";s:15:"classes_title_5";s:8:"Open Sit";s:17:"classes_section_5";s:142:"This Meditation time is open to everyone. We will hold a quiet 30 minute meditation before each class (above). Bring your pillow and join us. ";s:15:"classes_title_6";s:15:"Jin Shin Review";s:17:"classes_section_6";s:120:"These classes are for Jin Shin practitioners and students to gather informally and further explore this art of healing. ";s:15:"workshops_title";s:28:"Classes & Workshops Offered ";s:17:"workshops_title_1";s:67:"Self-Help Jin Shin Instructional Classes -- NEXT CLASSES MARCH 2009";s:19:"workshops_section_1";s:394:"Learn this self-help healing art that harmonizes the life energy in the body. This seminar presents acupressure treatments specific for everyday stress and pain to provide deep relaxation and effective coping with life¹s stresses, both physical and emotional. Completion of this seminar provides short-cut skills to use jin shin for self-healing of any energy imbalances. Call for more details.";s:17:"workshops_title_2";s:42:"High Touch Jin Shin Acupressure Workshop 1";s:19:"workshops_section_2";s:374:"A weekend learning/training course in an ancient Japanese healing art that harmonizes the life energy in the body. It can be practiced by anyone on yourself and others; facilitates healing of all illnesses. This is a weekend workshop. Completion of this workshop provides the skills to use jin shin for healing of the organ function energy imbalances. Call for more details.";s:17:"workshops_title_3";s:42:"High Touch Jin Shin Acupressure Workshop 2";s:19:"workshops_section_3";s:381:"A powerful ancient Japanese healing art.. Build on Workshop 1 knowledge (see listing above) to learn the causal energy responsible for energy imbalances and to promote deep healing abilities to stabilize and reverse chronic conditions. This is a weekend workshop. Completion of this workshop and the level 1 workshop is allows for practitioner certification. Call for more details.";s:12:"events_title";s:15:"Special Events!";s:14:"events_title_1";s:68:"FAIR WEATHER QIGONG TAIJI Classes BEGINNING MONDAY JUNE 1ST 2009 ";s:16:"events_section_1";s:978:"FAIR WEATHER QIGONG TAIJI Classes begin for the summer on Monday, June 1st, at 8am in BROAD BROOK PARK in WILLIAMSTOWN (corner of Harrison and White Oaks Roads). This is a gentle exercise for health to promote "chi flow", our vital life energy. This class will instruct in the BASIC 24 FORM YANG STYLE and the MEDICAL QIGONG of JIANG JIAN-YE of CAPITOL DISTRICT TAI CHI SCHOOL.

CLASSES are three mornings per week to encourage daily self practice. So, come and join us MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY at 8am to learn skills that lead to improved health, stamina, and relaxation QIGONG(gentle exercise for enhancing chi flow) and TAI JI (art form of 'oneness with chi').

Classes are held OUTDOORS so please dress for the weather and call for rain cancellations.

Monthly fee of $45, come to as many classes as you wish during the month. Instructional DVD included. For more information phone 413-458-0912 or email from the 'contact' on this page.";s:11:"store_title";s:22:"Products That We Offer";s:13:"store_title_1";s:24:"Thorne's Health Products";s:15:"store_section_1";s:603:"Thorne's is the highest quality nutrition and supplement line available. They offer a complete line of vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements of tested and assured purity that is backed by their comprehensive quality control program.

Thorne's MEDI-CLEAR diet is a 3 week cleansing program complimented with a complete nutrient balanced protein powder to sustain health while the body is cleansed with a special dietary intake plan. This is useful for identifying and eliminating food allergens, cleansing the digestive tract, easing off poor eating habits, or clearing food addictions.";s:13:"store_title_2";s:17:"Golden Flax Seeds";s:15:"store_section_2";s:1194:"Flax seeds are called the "food of the 21st Century". They have the right balance of essential fatty acids (omega-3,6,9) to keep us healthy in this world of compromised food health -- it has been shown that the majority of our super market foods are excess in omega-6 and this has been shown to lead to demetia, skin disorders, gastro-instestinal problems, and immune system breakdown. Flax seeds are a convenient way to get the omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, without concern of mercury toxicity. Flax seeds also contain cancer-fighting lignans, high protein, and high fiber.

GOLDEN FLAX SEEDS are special hybrid seeds which have been developed by the North Dakota Agriculture Bureau for human consumption and have over twice the omega-3 oils and over 3 times the lignans as ordinary brown flax seeds. The brown flax sold in local health food stores are simply commercial varieties widely used for manufacture of linoleum flooring and house paint. We offer these GOLD FLAX SEEDS to our clients because they are so superior.

Pictured is also a recommended grinder. Simply scoop in 2-4 tablespoons for a quick automatic grind and store in the fridge for the day. ";s:13:"store_title_3";s:45:"SKYE Botanicals for Premium Natural Skin Care";s:15:"store_section_3";s:1032:"SKYE Botanicals has a great line of skin care products that we use extensively: from the decadent Mocha Butter to the practical Shea Butter... "Shea butter is magic, it must be pure spirit" says Beth. It does seem to help most any skin condition. It relieves the itching of excema. It heals dry cracked heels. It moisturizes the raw diaper rash on a baby's bottom. It restores hands dried out from dishwashing. It heals finger cracks from the dry winter's indoor heating air. We use it as a mild UV sunscreen on our childrens' delicate skin. It is soothing for muscle soreness. Here is an excerpt from the label: "100% PureYellow Ghanian Shea Butter (BuyrisoermumParkii), Totally Unrefined, contains stigmasterol, an anti-stiffness factor, helps relax tired muscles as well as provide relief from swelling, rich in Vitamins A & E". We encourage you to try any of these products. We think you will be very pleased. We are. We completely changed our "at home" cabinet stock and found that we have satisfied all of our skin care needs.";s:13:"store_title_4";s:0:"";s:15:"store_section_4";s:0:"";s:12:"directions_1";s:35:"Directions From The North (Vermont)";s:12:"directions_3";s:38:"Directions From the South (Pittsfield)";s:12:"directions_2";s:4:"