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Grieving La Plata County residents find healing through yoga

Kaiti Rhea Countryman, an Ignacio resident, needed a place to quiet her mind and process her grief after losing several family members since 2010. So she turned to a yoga mat. Countryman and her...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Reflexology unlocks pain relief by treating nerves in the feet

Feet get shoved into shoes, pounded into the pavement and sometimes neglected, but they can hold the key to pain relief for some patients. The nerve endings in the feet are linked to internal...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Event planned to support victims of sexual violence

An event organized by Animas High School student Ellis McNichol, “Healing from Rape and Sexual Assault: A Day of Unity, Healing and Empowerment,” will be held Monday, May 15, at the Smiley...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill banning conversion therapy for minors passes state House committee

DENVER – For the third year in a row, a bill that would prohibit the practice of sexual orientation conversion therapy on minors is making its way through the state Legislature. House Bill 1156 was...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dry needling takes off as a way to ease chronic pain

When April Ralph was referred to Advantage Physical Therapy and Wellness in Durango last summer, she had aching pain down her left leg. To ease it, her physical therapist, Kolten Tea, used dry...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Corralling children’s grief

GRAND JUNCTION – Sometimes, it takes a different environment than a counselor’s ear and a box of tissues to make progress in processing grief. For the most vulnerable people hurting from losing a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Homestead project offers vets therapy, farming experience

While building the soil through regenerative farming, Gregory Hopkins is forging camaraderie with combat veterans. Hopkins and his partner, Edit Aquarian, founded the Veterans Homestead Project ...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eclectic Aromas opens in Cortez

A new aroma-therapy store has opened in downtown Cortez at 37 E. Main St. Eclectic Aromas offers essential oils and accessories, free consultations on their benefits and ionic detoxification foot...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Open Sky chief says agency ‘deeply concerned’ about frostbite cases

The Durango-based Open Sky Wilderness Therapy program could face licensing and accreditation repercussions following a December incident in which six students were sent to a hospital for frostbite...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraiser set to help horse center

The Medicine Horse Center, which promotes healing processes through equine therapy, is holding a fundraiser Friday to build its services to veterans. A major goal is to have a mental-health...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hand it to the therapists

When patients come out of surgery they’re only part way to full recovery. Still to come is therapy to regain their pre-operative physical condition.It’s certainly true of hand therapy, said Mary...

DATE: June 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Health

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