FROM THE EARTH: The magical role Mother Nature plays in supporting our Whole Body Health

Suzie Herrmann Blog

It’s summertime in the Pacific Northwest, and we’ve endured months of inclement weather for this long-awaited season of warmth, sunshine and natural beauty!That’s why this summer at Root, we are celebrating the beauty, power and wisdom of all things Natural from the Earth that supports whole body health. Get outside and soak it in!TIME OUTDOORS & EARTHINGHERBS, ROOTS & ALL …

Should You Sauna in the Summer?

Suzie Herrmann Blog

When we think of saunas, our minds often think of a reprieve from the cold and rainy months to warmth and relaxation. However, saunas are not just for the colder months. In fact, engaging in regular sauna sessions during the summer can be incredibly beneficial for your whole-body health. Here at Root, we encourage regular sauna use year round. Heat …

Whole-Body Health & Lymphatic Drainage

Suzie Herrmann Blog

If you’re trying to maintain whole-body health, there are many things you can do. Learn more about how lymphatic drainage can help to improve your body’s health. WHOLE BODY HEALTH AND LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE In today's fast-paced world, it's no secret that our bodies are constantly bombarded by various toxins, stressors, and pollutants. In order to maintain optimal whole-body health, it …

How to Support Your Whole Body Health This Summer

Suzie Herrmann Blog

Supporting your whole body health is our clinic’s top priority year-round. Each season, how we support you may vary. During the summer months, the Root clinic encourages the prevention of sunburn, injury, and dehydration, and promotes natural, evidence-based ways to treat these occurrences. SUN PROTECTION & CARE We advise an organic, non-toxic, mineral-based sunscreen at the Root Clinic. While SPF …

Root's Guide to Mental Health and Well-being

Root’s Guide to Mental Health and Well-being

Suzie Herrmann Blog

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, a month that is important to us here at Root. Over the last year especially, with the addition of Counseling to our Clinic, we have been on a mission to end the stigma surrounding Mental Health, and to bridge the gaps between physical health, mental health, and self-care, as we know they are all so …

Women wiping her nose in front of a bush, suffering from allergies.

Good Bye Allergies: Improve the quality of your life this Spring

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THE ALLERGY BALANCE CONNECTION: In its simplest form, an allergy is an excessive reaction by the immune system to a substance that is normally harmless. Such a substance is called an “allergen.” A body out of balance and exposed to allergens leads to traditional allergy symptoms such as swelling, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, allergic eczema, conjunctivitis, and gastrointestinal symptoms. …

Traditional Dry Sauna vs Infrared Sauna

Breaking Down the Benefits: Traditional Dry Sauna vs Infrared Sauna

Root Whole Body Blog

By Dr. Jon Conant, LAc In our last blog on sauna, we explained the wonderful health benefits of using it as a therapy and also noted that we offer two types of sauna at Root: infrared and traditional dry sauna.  This led to questions about the differences between them, so we wanted to offer further explanation to help you choose …

Root Whole Body Summer Vitality Post

Summer Vitality: How to Nourish Yourself and Thrive in the Summer Months

Root Whole Body Blog

As we begin to safely and mindfully reintegrate as a community, health and wellness becomes more important than ever. Chinese medicine can offer us incredible insights into how to cultivate and maintain flourishing well-being. Chinese medicine is a 2,500-year-old medical practice that focuses on preventative medicine through diet and lifestyle recommendations as well as gentle medical interventions in the form …

Move Your Body at Home

Simple Ways to Move Your Body at Home

Root Whole Body Blog

With in-person studios and gyms unavailable right now, you may be looking for ways to continue working out and moving your body while at home. Making sure to still incorporate movement into your daily routine will prevent stagnation in your body, improve your mood, bolster your immunity and help ease any additional stress you may be feeling. Here are a …

Staying Connected During Social Distancing

Staying Connected During Social Distancing

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Connectedness: it’s what we, as humans, crave in order to feel a sense of community and a sense of purpose in the world. With the current state of mandated social distancing, physical connection to friends, co-workers, extended family and even friendly strangers is extremely limited. However, it’s so important that we continue to stay connected and lean on one another …

Video Conferencing with our Clinicians

Telemedicine Appointments: Video Conferencing with our Clinicians

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What is Telemedicine?  Definition: The remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology. Root Whole Body and Dr. Katherine Walker have started a Telehealth HIPAA compliant system using Zoom Video Conferencing that keeps us connected and compliant with appointments. We specifically started this system in order to continue care for our long distance patients and now with the spread of …

Rooted in Health - Coronavirus: Prevention

Rooted in Health – Coronavirus: Prevention

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To our Root community: Obviously, everyone’s talking about the coronavirus. It’s probably difficult to know what’s valid – and relevant – for you and your family.  Here is what we know and what we can do. Facts: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. All the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week …