NEWSLETTER AND BLOG POSTS
More people, More acupuncture, More often
Bridge Community Acupuncture
As the year comes to an end, we know we are all ready to say goodbye to 2020! Things sure do look different this year, masked and distanced, by appointment, and online! Whether or not you can travel to see your family, have your annual gathering, or enjoy the usual merry festivities, we hope you are healthy and happy and find as much joy and love as you need this season and through the new year!
We are planning great things for 2021, more community hours, more counseling hours, continued discounted microneedling, and more herbs and gifts for you and your loved ones.
We will continue our current safety practices until they are no longer necessary. Check the website for updates.
We are so very grateful for your support!
Take good care of yourselves and each other.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
GREAT NEWS: Microneedling will continue to be offered at the discounted 50% off through the winter and spring!
Community Acupuncture 2021: Jill will continue to see clients on Wednesdays and Fridays 9;30-1:00 and Melissa will be back to her usual schedule of Tues, Thurs and Sunday 9:30 - 1:30. And Wednesday evenings 6-8.
Counseling will be offered on Mondays 9:30-!;30!
We are working on much more! Can't wait to tell you all about it just as soon as we are done planning!
I can’t believe it’s already November! Hope everyone is adjusting to the short days and the cooler temperatures with grace and ease! We are getting excited about our annual family Thanksgiving vacation. This year we are driving to Charleston, SC and the mountains in north Georgia! We are also stopping in Atlanta for a day at the Aquarium! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday full of great food and good times with your families!
The Clinic will be CLOSED FRIDAY NOV 22 - MONDAY DEC 2.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
We are offering our 5 for $65 special throughout November. You can purchase in house or online. A treatment package makes a great holiday gift for your loved ones or yourself! They never expire. (limit 2 per person please).
Also please note Wednesday Nov 13th Melissa will be teaching kids yoga and mindfulness at the elementary school. (We will be closed from 9:30-1:30.) BUT THE CLINIC IS OPEN WED 11/13 EVENING 6-8pm.
Our Big Announcement this month is we’re planning our 2 yr anniversary celebration. Thank you so much for your support.
Bridge Community Acupuncture
2nd Anniversary Open House
Friday December 6, 2019
Light refreshments and casual conversations.
Bring your friends, invite your neighbors.
As always donations are greatly appreciated!
If you’d like to contribute, there’s a signup sheet at the clinic.
Or text or email questions or ideas. Thank you.
Last 2 sessions of Autumn Seminar are 11-8 & 11-15 at 10:15 am.
11/8 is Mindfulness & Meditation during the end of the year
11/15 is Tapping to let go of family dynamics no longer serving you
Both sessions will include practicing these skills.
(Suggested $10 donation).
Group Reiki will be held Thursday 12/14 @ 7pm. (Suggested donation $15). Space is limited, RSVP to Melissa or Jessica at 727-415-7113.
Patti Marin, LCSW is accepting new clients on Tuesday evenings. She is now in network with Medicare and Cigna. Please call her at 347-978-3833 to schedule.
We look forward to seeing you and helping you through whatever it is you’re going through.
Take good care,
Melissa and family
Last month we introduced you to the new line of CBD products we are carrying. I am committed to learning and educating clients about the endocannabinoid system and how CBD products can help relieve your symptoms, especially pain and anxiety. At Bridge, we always want to be respectful or your financial situation. With that in mind, this month I am offering samples of each of the capsules and pain crème products we have in stock. You can try 5 or 10 days of capsules to see if you like them. We have full spectrum, CBD isolate, and a sleep formula. 5 pills for $10 (a bottle of 30 is $60). Additionally, the pain crème can be a big investment ($45 or $75 for the 2 products we currently have). We also have samples of pain crème between $5-$9. The cost depends on the strength and added essential oils. If your symptoms, pain, anxiety, or insomnia are related to a CBD deficiency in your body, you will feel better when taking CBD. Getting a sample is a good way to try it without a big investment. Please feel free to discuss with Melissa any questions you have about CBD in general or our products.
We are also excited to announce that ProMed is now making a CBD tincture for your pet. A 500mg bottle is $30.
As always you can get high quality essential oil samples for $3.00. I recommend using essential oils for headache relief, viral and bacterial infection protection and relief, and as a anti-inflammatory agent either as inhaled or used topically in a pain crème. Essential oil is also very good at relieving anxiety and depression. Next time you're in, smell a few of the samples and see what you think.
Jessica is offering 2 different opportunities for group Reiki this month. A mid-month reiki recharge on Friday Oct 18th at 7pm and for the new moon on Sunday Oct 27 at 2:30 pm. Spots are limited to 6 per session so please RSVP with Melissa to secure your space. Group Reiki is offered as a donation based service (suggested $15). Jessica is also available for private sessions upon request. You can check out her website here to learn more: https://balansprana.com/reikipricing/
Fall's Seminar Series is starting Friday October 25 at 10:15. Autumn is the time of the Lung and Large Intestine, the Metal element. "The energy of this season, more than any other, supports our letting go of the waste, the old and stale in our lives, leaving us receptive to the pure and new, granting us a vision of who we are in our essence. Autumn returns us to our essence, moves us to eliminate what we no longer need, reveals again what is most precious in our lives." The seminars are casual, conversational, and enlightening. For each series, we meet 4 Fridays in a row at 10:15am for 1 hour, (Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, & 15). Please feel free to drop in and leave when you need to. Each week is a different topic representing areas of opportunity for growth and change within the season and element. Handouts are always available at the clinic or by email. (Suggested donation of $10).
We are considering adding a testimonials page to our website. If you have a remarkable story about how acupuncture, or specifically your treatments with Melissa, have helped you and would like to share it, you can email it to or simply respond with your story to this email.
As always, thank you for your support. Please continue to spread the word about our clinic. Receive a free treatment with every 3 referred clients. And look for exciting news about our coming 2 year anniversary in November's newsletter!
Take good care,
There are so many things brewing in the clinic we had to share them with you! This is the first of our monthly newsletter!
Introducing ProMed CBD products. As many of you know I have been researching and testing different CBD products hoping to have options for anyone looking to try this innovative and whole body therapy. I currently have a new line of products that meet all of my standards: medical grade products with quality processing standards, organic flavors, full range of oils, capsules, and creams, and they're affordable!
I want to share my experience with you, As many of you remember, I was hit by a car last December. Although I have healed well, I have lingering pain and stiffness in my hips and ankles. At times, the stiffness alters how I walk, especially after sitting for awhile. It can be very difficult to get up. Sometimes I need a minute or two to get everything cooperating and ready to move forward. I have noticed that many people complain of low back pain and have similar symptoms. I also have plantar fasciitis in my right foot. In the morning when I get out of bed, stepping down on my heel is often painful. I have tried 3 of the CBD products. All of three of them help! My pain is less and sometimes not there, my muscles are not as stiff and I am moving freely again. The 500mg CBD Isolate tincture has no taste. I took less than 1ml once a day for almost two months. After 10 days, I realized my pain was almost gone. Because I wanted to make sure it was the CBD, I stopped taking it for a few days. After 2 months I am pain free most days. I can confidently say that it is the CBD that is helping ease my pain and stiffness. I am now trying the full spectrum 1000mg, which is supposedly better for pain. It is a strawberry guava flavor, which is very good, with just a hint of the typical plant taste. I just started taking it yesterday, but will update you next month. I also use the 250mg CBD isolate pain cream as needed on sore muscles. It is really effective, has some menthol in it and is very soothing. Next month I will try the 1000mg full spectrum pain cream. I highly recommend all of the products. There are also capsules at 25mg each of both the isolate and the full spectrum. CBD is an excellent herb and can offer you lasting relief. I look forward to learning more about these products together!
If you have been wondering is CBD will help you, please feel free to discuss with me and we will find a product that is right for you. Upcoming events:
Group Reiki: Mid-month Reiki Recharge with Jessica. Friday Sept 20 @ 7pm. ($15 donation suggested). Limited seats, please book with Melissa to confirm your spot. Jessica will be offering group Reiki sessions once a month. She will also be available for private sessions. Please talk to Melissa about scheduling with her.
The Summer Seminar series is ending on Friday Sept 20. This series we talked about: Radical Self-Care and why its so important, Dialectical Behavior Therapy with tips to use for better stress management, EFT/ Tapping with an included sample session and three week plan, and embodied practice and the importance of connecting to your body daily. As always the handouts are available in hardcopy or via email. Look for the Autumn Series in late October.
I am thinking about hosting a book group on Friday or Monday mornings. Would you be interested and able to attend? I would like to discuss books that encourage and describe healing tools and ideas for self transformation, for example: books from the Hay House, yoga or other body philosophy books, nutrition or disease fighting books, or spiritual guides like mindfulness or Buddhism, etc. One book I am interested in is the Tapping Solution's guide to manifesting your Greatest Self or Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth or The Power of Now. Please let me know what you would be interested in reading and discussing!
We finally have T-shirts! They are available at the clinic for $20. I have limited sizes and quantities but hopefully will be ordering more soon.
Also we are starting a referral program! For every three friends or family members that have their first appt. that you have referred, you get a FREE treatment! I'd like to have 25 new patients a month, (right now the average is about 18).
Thank you so much for your support and love of this clinic. My mission is to help more people experience the healing and transformative power of acupuncture, more often.
Hope to see you soon.
With sincerity and gratitude,
In a couple of weeks look for October News, Events, and Specials!