3/25/2023 0 Comments
Food for Thought...
In 2012 all my hair fell out.
Do I have your attention? Yea, that kinda got my attention too.
Turns out my body had been trying to give me hints and ask for help in a myriad ways - but finally settled on dropping all of my almost waist length hair as the way to get me on board. (Like ALL of it. I was golem. Then I was in a wig. For real)
I found out that I was pre-diabetic and also had an autoimmune issue.
I found out that I could reverse the pain and other issues, such as, but not limited to, complete hair loss...
I'm personally not a pharma fan. (not judging, just saying why I did what I did)
I also really like to understand actual cause. So I went the route of food.
The learning and figuring out was a 6 month process. It was not easy, but it was the most valuable thing I have gone through. I learned so much about how my body functions. I learned how my body likes to be feed and treated to function at its best - and to let me have hair - and my health - thank you very much.
I told you that to mention this. - FOOD is the most powerful tool you have for (or against) your health. I should say one of - but I won't.
Food can heal. Food can help your body do a better job. Food can prevent. Food can improve.
It varies from person to person. The menu is not the same. But it is more than worth the trouble to figure it out.
So I am beyond excited to have Marisa Mangiameli of Eat.Love.Live.Heal. teaming up with Complete Wellness.
Marisa is knowledgable as hell. She's a beautiful, fun, super-real person and she will be leading a fully supported "30-Day Reset"
and then a full years worth of "Wellness 101" workshops.
If you really are ready to feel better. If you really are ready to experience what it is like to be well.
Here it is - Your golden ticket people.
I say this because I KNOW from experience.
It's been 11 years since my body told me off. I learned what worked. I did it for a good 3, almost 4 years to the "T".
I stepped off the wagon for a second....got run over by the wagon and then the wagon exploded.
I did things kinda 1/2 way for a few years and in the last 2-3 I TOTALLY lost my friggin mind with my food choices.
Now, I have bald patches and pain.
Now, I know what to do and am listening earlier than I did before.
Now, I am VERY excited to know I can restart my healthy relationship, decision making and planning with food (and more)
in a super supported way.
Text/Call/Email Complete Wellness/me....get your thoughts through and we can chat.
Your health its worth it
YOU are worth it.
Does this sound like a commercial? It isn't.
It's your holistic health loving, Reflexologist shouting from the rooftops about something personal and dear to her heart.
If you've seen me more than once you've heard at least parts of this saga.
Learning about what foods serve you and what foods don't is HUGE and I can't capitalize and bold it enough.
OK. I'm thinking maybe ya get what I'm saying. lol, Maybe?
Just a little Food For Thought...
(text/Call 267-509-7717. Email: email@example.com)
Tracy McGovern, co-owner of Complete Wellness, Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist, Reflexology Instructor and Reiki Master.
Appointments available Tuesday - Friday.
2/25/2023 0 Comments
Once Upon a Time...
It's Women's History Month and as inspiring as it is to hear the history from the past and from the auspicious, we thought it would be fun to share OUR history. And we would absolutely LOVE to hear yours!
Once upon a time, there were two healing princesses who believed in helping others. It all started many, many moons ago when Stacy started her college adventures at a small school in Philadelphia. After two years, she decided the city was not for her and moved to another college far, far away leaving some dear friends behind.
Fast forwarding to the year 2013 where Stacy found herself moving to Quakertown where she knew of only one person, a college friend, Kelly, from her time spent in Philadelphia.
She reached out and the two friends from long ago reconnected. Kelly invited Stacy to meet new
friends at a crystal class hosted by Tracy, a reflexologist. Kelly introduced Stacy as a massage
therapist who recently moved to the area. The class was a new experience for Stacy as she had
never considered crystals as having energy or healing properties.
A couple months went by and Stacy received a call from a that crazy crystal/reflexology woman.
Tracy said she was setting up an office in a nearby gym and wanted to know if Stacy would want to share
and do massage. Isn’t it amazing how meeting new friends can set things in motion?
Stacy and Tracy ended up sharing a room at the gym offering massage and reflexology. Then
one day, the gym closed. Out of nowhere and with only a few days notice, Stacy and Tracy no
longer had a space to offer their healing services.
Luckily, a knew holistic center was opening in Quakertown. Stacy and Tracy decided to continue
their arrangement and share a room at this new center. It was wonderful. Their businesses
grew. They were able to help many people, and were quite happy.
At the end of one year, they decided to branch out and grow their concept of helping others.
With the help of their fairy godmother, Dawn, they found a perfect space with room for others
to come and share their healing arts. There was even a room for a Salt Room and space for
classes to help enlighten those around them.
Their business continued to grow, services were expanding, and then… The pandemic. With the
love and support of friends, family, and their loyal clients, Stacy and Tracy were able to weather
the pandemic and continue their adventure. 4 ½ years in, they decided they were outgrowing
their current space. Once again, their fairy godmother, Dawn helped them find the perfect
Now, having celebrated 5 years in business and a new space, Stacy and Tracy continue to be
best friends, co-owners, and dreamers of the future. Helping many live happily ever after...
Stacy Ford is Co-Owner of Complete Wellness, a certified Athletic Trainer and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
She is available for appointments M-F.
Tracy McGovern is Co-Owner of Complete Wellness, a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist and Reiki Master
She is available for appointments M-F
1/26/2023 0 Comments
Thoughts of hearts and love....and couples.
Here at CW we love couples. We offer couples massge.
You can decompress together in the Salt Room. It's a beautiful thing.
But really - we want to celebrate YOU!
As you are.
And for all the things you are striving to be and do.
And because we know the more YOU LOVE YOU, the better equipped you are to LOVE all the other people in your world.
Yup - Self Care. Self Love. It may be overused but it's the real deal here.
It's our jam and we want to pass it on to you - no - really we want to encourage you to embrace it for you.
Check out what's going on this month. Do something nice for you that you will enjoy. Because you really are worth it. You really do deserve your time and your peace and to feel better.
Let us know how we can help. Happy February!
AND of course...Love and Hugs to you all
From ALL of us at CW
1/26/2023 1 Comment
Bumped from the Rut
So, it's been a year. Ok. Maybe it's been a few years. Things have been weird, intense, way way outside the realm of the usual and truly kinda tough.
Perhaps I understate things?
Last weekend my hubby took me away for a long weekend. We recently decided that snowshoeing would be something cool to do.
We were absolutely correct - but that is another story. We went to Colorado, to Rocky Mountain National Park. There truly are no descriptive words that do that majestic part of this world justice.
But truly....talk about perspective.
We all exist in our own world of joys and trials and day to day....well, stuff. I know from my own experience and listening to decades of clients experiences that our day to day stuff can just drown us and get us stuck in places where we can't even function.
A change in perspective - this weekend gave me a BIG change in perspective. Different air, activity, temperature, sights and heights!
It is the change in perspective that bumps us out of the stuck. That allows just a bit of breathing room for new ideas, for a reprieve...
for a chance to come at things from just a little different mindset.
It doesn't have to be a big trip. It may not even need to be a burst of nature (although if asked I would encourage that method).
Being immersed in something different for just a little while. Or a long while. Enough to be jostled from the one sticky place you've been.
During the trip it felt like every direction I turned was scenic. Astounding. I stood by almost every stream and just stared. Something about the water making its way under the snow and ice. Over the rocks and branches.
The sound. The motion. The water just making its way. Relaxing. Reassuring. Inspiring.
Couldn't package much from this trip - but this - I brought a little back so I could jump in again when I needed it.
Headphones and a video loop my friends. :-)
I have been bumped. I feel different. Like I can breathe a little better, see a little more.
What will bump you from the rut? Where can you get lost a while?
A book? A trail? A recipe? A meditation?
A great reflexology session or massage? (<-- of course!! who could leave that out. lol)
I would truly love to hear what helps you move forward. And if you don't know what moves you I send you all the good juju to find it.
Be Well. Be Happy. Be Here.
Tracy McGovern is co-owner of Complete Wellness, a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist and Reflexology Instructor. She is available for appointments at Complete Wellness Mondays - Saturdays.
We are rolling in to the middle of the month and the first two weeks of 2023 are almost complete. So it’s a great way to freshen up your ideas, your visions, and possibly a few goals. When we don’t have results to what we desire come to us instantly, we can lose focus and our momentum. It’s kinda a human thing. Then it’s time to also dig more into - is this what I really want? Is this a hell yes!
A hell yes means it lights us up. It isn’t something we “think” we have to do in order to gain something. A hell yes fuels the soul instantaneously with a frequency of high vibration. That is when we know that it’s meant for us
So maybe what you thought you desired for the 2023 needs revising! Keep doing that till you feel an exciting ping and then use these steps to anchor in your juicy and sometimes life altering desires!
1. Break down your goal into smaller, achievable steps. This will help you stay on track, as you can focus on completing
one step at a time and measure your progress.
2. Set up reminders or notifications on your phone or computer to help you stay focused on your goal.
3. Make sure to track your progress! This will help you stay motivated, as you can see how far you have come and
what you have already achieved.
Happy creating! Remember if you know your energy type (human design energy type) be sure to follow
YOUR strategy - initiating, being invited, waiting to respond - in any manifesting! It’s one of the
beautiful benefits of your type and will be a great asset!
Human Design Maven!
Michelle McInnis is a CW Partner providing classes & individual support sessions in Human Design - a specific, highly individualized to understand your strengths and way you best function in this world. For more details visit www.theclarityroom.net
12/24/2022 0 Comments
What is your Superpower?
What is your SUPERPOWER?
While doing massage, a client sometimes asks – “Can you feel that?” (Their problem area; their tension spot; their pain points.) Or they ask “How do you know what area has the issue?” I have my responses, which are genuine, to which they then reply, “That’s amazing you can feel that”, or that I know where to look or that I know what their issue may be. My answer to their amazement is… we all have our gifts and mine is human touch. It is how I make a difference in someone’s life or day or my day or contribute to humankind. It is my purpose and how I thrive. It fills my happy meter.
It is my SUPERPOWER.
Now here we are facing another New Year. Woohoo!! But, how many of us put those expectations out? What are we going to accomplish? What changes are we making? Big strides and big ambitions. And although it is fun and important to learn new things and expand our endeavors, let’s not set goals to perfect those endeavors in a short time. Or to have expectations to change who we are. Or make an objective of creating a whole new us.
Let’s embrace and acknowledge what makes us special.
What do you already do well?
What are you already accomplishing?
What are you already achieving?
I don’t ski. I am really bad. Like painfully bad. I also don’t build things. My measurements are not precise enough. It comes out lopsided. I like to sing, but there are no record producers signing me. I would like to learn to play the piano, but I have no expectations of selling out the Met. I love to bake. I love to take pictures.
I know human touch. I love to help people feel and function better. It’s my thing. We all have our thing. Let’s live in the moment of what makes us happy and fills us up. I say, embrace your passions, your gifts, your purpose and live there. Celebrate it. Share it.
So what is YOUR SUPERPOWER? Seriously, honestly, we want to know.
Stacy Ford is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist and Co-Owner of Complete Wellness.
She is available for Sports/Therapeutic Massage M-F.
12/24/2022 0 Comments
3 Ways to Trust Your Inner Knowing
Michelle McInnis offers classes and support sessions at Complete Wellness as well as Human design readings and more.
Visit The Clarity Room for full details about Human Design and the impactful way you can understand your
unique roadmap and how your purpose, talents and tactics best work for you.
I'm a co-owner here at CW and sometimes ya just have to take one for the team. When we have new services I try my best to try them out so I can really understand who it may good for and how to describe the service.
It's tough - but someone has to do it. :-)
Well last week I tried the Zen XL Facial & Body Massage.
Now I have to find words for it. This is hard because it was SUCH an experience....just wow.
But that's not enough. Not nearly enough.
(BTW if you've met me you know speechless is not usually my issue, yet here we are!)
This is a 90 minute service with our super talented therapist Lori.
It is a full body massage combined with the Zen facial massage. It has beautiful oils that are good for your skin. It has a warm honey & brown sugar scrub. It has Hot Towels on your face...and neck....and back.
And, And, And...
I was silent for 90 minutes.
I don't even think I was HERE. This was an escape.
I literally walked into a room, closed the door and was transported away from all the STUFF of daily life.
Relaxed. Pampered. Void of all the thoughts and lists in my head. There was just too many soothing things to feel to be thinking.
Then there was after.
My body was happy. My skin....oh my....I am very upset with myself for not taking before and after pics.
The dark lines under my eyes were gone. My complexion - color, tone, vibrancy - was 1,000% improved compared to looking tired, pale and droopy.
I looked alive again and I felt that way, too.
Clearly I still need to hone in on how to describe this - it's too good for words really.
So, who needs this experience? Let's see...
If you need a break from all EVERYthing, if your body needs to feel better, if your skin and its appearance needs a refresh. THIS is for YOU.
Who doesn't need this? I don't know. I don't know anyone who doesn't need this in their life.
If you have lived through the past 3 years - you deserve this and ya probably need it too.
Tracy McGovern is a co-owner of Complete Wellness as well as a Nationally Board Certified Reflexologist and Reflexology Instructor. She has appointments available M-F and some Saturdays.
These are a few of my favorite things...
My family has a lot of traditions. I won’t bore you with all of them, but know that many of my
memories come from family gatherings. Over Thanksgiving I was trying to spur some dinner
table conversation and asked, “What was your favorite Christmas gift you ever received?”
Have to say many of the answers were subpar. Were your gift givers lousy? Do you not
remember who gave you what? Or did you not commit special moments to memory? Or maybe
we process special moments differently – special people, special foods, special gifts, feelings,
smells, the weather, the place.
I have a few special gifts come to mind – the kitchen set my dad built for me, the bench my
uncle built for me, games, games and more games, the first holiday Barbie my husband tracked
down for my aunt to give me, the pillow and blanket Nanna made for each of us. Maybe you
noticed the theme here. These were all special because of the people who created, made the
effort, took the time FOR ME. Every year my mom would give me a new game and that New
Year’s we would play it until the ball dropped.
But beyond the gifts were the cookie baking with Christmas music, the red velvet cake and
homemade fudge, the exact same dinner every year, hosting the extended family holiday party,
hosting the New Year’s bash, Christmas caroling around the neighborhood. Not sure how my
mom didn’t combust, but it was her favorite time of year and she passed that to us.
Special moments, quality time, memories made, keepsakes forever. We have a few pictures (no
cell phones clicking away and posting.) But pictures are limited compared to the memories that
evoke feelings. You can almost hear the laughter, wrapping paper ripping, the parade on TV.
Smell the baking. Know it was cold that year it was a white Christmas. Hold those close my
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, my message is to be present in the memories being
made. It translates to any time and with anyone. Make the effort to be with family and friends.
Spend the time more than the money. These are the things that make memories. Make
Thanks for another wonderful year from all of us at CW. You are in our hearts and we have
special memories spent with you.
Stacy Ford is co-owner of Complete Wellness, a Certified Athletic Trainer & Licensed Massage Therapist. She is available for appointments Monday - Friday to help you feel & function better.
12/13/2022 0 Comments
Do you hear what I hear?
Do you hear what I hear?
One of my favorite Holiday songs is Do You Hear What I Hear? The version sung by
Whitney Houston with that voice of hers as big as the sea. I listen to it and my heart
beats a little faster especially towards the end when the music crescendos right at ‘he
will bring us goodness and light’. Music has a way of helping us to feel our emotions.
Think about it. How many times have you walked through the grocery store when one of
your favorite songs came on and instantly your mood lifted? That’s the power of music
or healing sound. It helps to lift us out of lower vibrations.
Our voices are sound that’s unique to each of us. Our own sound comes from the heart
and when you speak, your words are carrying that heart note in the form of vibration.
Imagine if all of our words were kind! We’d be walking through a sea of love. Maybe
that’s why we’re attracted to Holiday music. The high vibration themes are love, hope,
divinity, and peace. We sing or hum these songs and that frequency floats around our
beautiful globe, Mama Earth, reaching out and blending with other high vibration
sounds. And we feel a little better, lighter, dare I say, happier.
As you go about your life this Holiday season, I encourage you to listen for those high
vibration sounds that you resonate with, like, a familiar voice, a rhythmic purr, an
expressive tune, the chime of a bell, a crackling fire, even the silence of a snowfall.
You’ll know it when you feel it. Receive it as love and then send the love to someone
May your days be merry and bright this Holiday season and may peace and love
Kelly Thomke is a Workshop/Retreat - JourneyDance/Sacred Dance Facilitator and a frequent instructor at Complete Wellness. You can find her at the Tea & Tarot Gatherings, Goddess Gathering and various other magical classes through the year.
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