Posts Tagged ‘TN’

Open House on December 10th – Come See Our New Space!

Enjoy food and art by local students. . . .  Meet our Newest Therapist, Francois Minani. . . .  Come see our newly renovated space!

Print a PDF version of our Open House invitation here.


Interview TMJ Expert

Interview TMJ Expert Amber Vachon

Want to interview an expert, and need an interview in a hurry? Call TMJ Expert Amber Vachon. Regardless of her location, Amber will make herself available for your newspaper or magazine interview, for your radio talk show, or for your television talk show. Amber has spent years studying jaw pain and the temporomandibular joint from a holistic standpoint and has developed a highly effective alternative treatment regimen for jaw pain. As one of the country’s leading TMJ experts, few massage therapists are better attuned to the challenges of TMJD sufferers than Amber. An interview with Amber is filled with valuable educational information for your audience.

Amber’s innovative TMJD manual therapy treatment regimen is gentle and non-invasive, making it a beneficial conservative treatment option. Manual therapy is highly effective in correcting malocclusions and the functional anatomy of the TMJ. Treatment responds to specific TMJ movement disorders by addressing the soft tissue of the TMJ.

Amber’s clinic, Appalachian Medical Massage Associates, serves the greater southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee area, drawing clients primarily from Abingdon, Bristol, Gate City, Greeneville, Jonesborough, Kingsport, Johnson City, Knoxville, and Wise.


Workshops Offered to Enhance Health

Julia Thie of Acupuncture Associates is offering classes this spring. They should be great!

A Nutrition and Lifestyle Workshop focusing on insulin resistance is scheduled Sunday, February 22nd from 2:00-4:30pm at Re-Max offices on Eastman Road in Kingsport. This is helpful information for everyone! Pre-registration cost is $15, or $20 at the door.

A Qi Gong for Spring Workshop is scheduled Sunday, March 22nd from 2:30-5:00pm at the Appalachian Fairground in Gray indoor/outdoor. Cost is $25. Registration ends March 14th. This is the first in a series focusing on exercises for each season.

More information is available at or by calling 423.239.7044.


Healthier Solutions by Marie

If you haven’t checked out Marie Browning’s website, yet, please do. It’s local and full of useful information about how to live a more healthy lifestyle here in the Tri-Cities.

This month’s newsletter has just been published. Included among it’s many features is an article that we wrote. Check it out at


Back Pain Starts Young – Tips to Ease the Burden

Written by John Groth

We’ve all seen the TV documentary where the scurrying ants are carrying portions of leaves and other vegetation back to their nest. Many loads carried by the ants exceed the ant’s weight. An almost similar scene is repeated every day at schools all across the county, and kids weighted down with overloaded backpacks trudging back and forth to school. Many only have to trudge with the heavy backpack from home to the bus and from the bus into school but the strain on their backs are obvious and could be damaging.

So book reports, various projects and science exams aren’t the only pressures on your kids at school. Wearing and walking with heavy backpacks, especially when wearing them the wrong way can lead to back pain, muscle strain and overall poor posture. In a recent study, almost 60% of students reported chronic back pain related to them.

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