I love Spring! Despite my horrible allergies, I LOVE this time of year! I sat outside during the little warm snap we had a couple of weeks back and watched my kids play in the backyard. The Martins were singing and swooping around, the baby calves were playing in the nearby pasture, and the sun warmed my dry winter skin. I could not help but look at the trees and plants that seemed to be stretching their arms and sprouting their spring leaves and think to myself, “How can anyone NOT believe in God?”
This time of rebirth and renewal just before Easter always gives me great pause to think about the circle of life. After my father passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, I clung to the passage from Ecclesiastes regarding the time for everything under the sun: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”
Days later I would find out I was pregnant with our first child after years of trying. Talk about renewed hope! She was born in the Spring, and though we spend our first Easter together in the hospital with complications, I knew without a shadow of a doubt how much God loved me.
He loves you that much too! Whatever season you may be in right now, it is only temporary. We don’t always understand or have the privilege of knowing the purpose of our tears and trials, but God works all things together for good for those who believe in Him. Hang in there, sweet friends, and hold on to hope. A new day dawns every morning, ripe with possibility and new beginnings! Just look around you at this beautiful Spring as it blossoms forth from a long, cold winter!
Allison Key, MD
Staff Spotlight: Jasmin Gonzalez-Camacho, LMT, BCTMB
I am a native New Yorker, born and raised. After 21 years of living in the cement jungle, I felt compelled to move to my true home, the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. On this enchanted, Caribbean island I met my one true love, Jesus! Everything changed and what a wonderful journey it has been. My Masters is in “Life of Hard-knocks”! Gotta love it! I am a single mom supported by the most amazing and eccentric family! We love people & enjoy creating unforgettable memories! I am “Mama Bear” to an amazing young man named Joseph-Elijah and a “Glam-ma” to the most precious 1 year old, Ethel. And I love to the moon and back my daughter (thanks to my baby boy), the lovely Ms. Brittany Burns-Gonzalez. I am blessed! In Puerto Rico, I studied and acquired my Advanced Certification in Massage & Bodywork. I am board certified and have acquired crazy hours in continuing education; rest assured, I can cater to your needs in bodywork. Twenty some odd years later, I am still practicing Massage & Bodywork all around the world & just loving life! I’ve worked in multiple facets of the industry, training, management, consulting you name it; I live to serve and love it! I can’t say it enough, but I truly love what I do and do what I love. So a little bit about me: I enjoy listening to music especially Sounds like LOVE which is instrumental radio, funky beats. I love to read books and articles on my beloved profession because we don’t know everything, and that’s a fact. Times are always changing! I Netflix and enjoy psychological thrillers, animated features, and foreign films. I love to dance as though I were a Rockstar on stage in the privacy of my boudoir. I am an early bird and love to eat, so cooking is fun, but New York pizza is hands down my favorite meal. Quiet moments are my favorite; Just Jesus & me! Yep, that about sums me up. As a conscientious Massage Therapist & Bodywork Practitioner I enjoy exercise & promote alternative holistic health through a variation of therapies and treatments. It’s important for me to educate and motivate everyone (newborn, young, old and everything in between) to see manual therapy as not a luxury but a necessity. Awareness is key to achieving balance. Incorporating amazing healthcare professionals, physical activity, beneficial and balanced nutritional choices, and also integrating massage and bodywork regularly through a variety of modalities will assist in achieving this balance. Massage and Bodywork are defined as those modalities and techniques that employ procedures intended to affect soft tissue and/or the energetic system of the human body achieving “SYNERGY”.
Vanquish Me: Melt Your Fat Away!
Ready for summer and those swimsuits?! Have a few problem areas you want to improve upon? Vanquish could be a solution for you! It is the worlds first radio-frequency, contactless fat heating device. There is no downtime or discomfort associated with treatments. It has the largest applicator in the industry and can treat the abdomen and love handles simultaneously.
What do you have to do during the treatment? Relax and enjoy catching up on your favorite show! During your treatment, we will place the applicator above your abdomen and ensure that it is in an optimal location. We then monitor the settings for the next 45 minutes to ensure maximal results. All you should feel is uniform heat across your abdomen (like a heating pad). The heat should never feel hot or uncomfortable. The only thing we ask is that you stay well hydrated prior to and following the treatment as this will maximize your results.
What can I expect from my treatments? Typically, patients can lose 2-4 inches in their abdomen with the package of 4 treatments.
What is the pricing for these treatments? Our pricing is more affordable than the national average treatment price. Each treatment costs $400 or you can purchase a series of 4 treatments at a reduced price.
Workout of the Month
Always check with your healthcare provider before starting any exercise regimen. The workout provided below should be done to your own comfort level.
7×7 Full Body Workout: Do each of these 7 exercises as fast as you can and repeat for 7 rounds!
7 Russian Twists
7 Tricep Dips Cool down and stretch!
Healthy & Easy Recipe: Texas Caviar Ingredients:
- 30 ounces canned, reduced-sodium black-eyed peas, drained & rinsed
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 ear of corn, cut off the cob, OR 1 up fresh, frozen corn, thawed
- 1 small bell pepper, yellow or red, seeded, stems discarded, diced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded, diced
- 2 cups tomatoes, diced OR 14.5 ounce canned, no-salt-added, diced tomatoes
- 3 cloves fresh garlic minced OR 3 teaspoons jarred, minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- fresh, ground black pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine the black-eyed peas, green onions, corn, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapenos, tomatoes, and garlic.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, zest, and cumin. Pour over vegetables, add salt and pepper and toss together until vegetables are coated completely in oil blend. Best if chilled for 2-3 hours.
- Serve as a side dish or with whole grain pita chips as s dip.
- 25% off Laser Hair Removal packages
- 25% off Vanquish Me (Fat Melting) packages
- $50 off Microneedling procedures
- Spray tans for $20 OR body scrub, facial wax, and spray tan for $55
- Weight Loss Membership Programs starting at $99/month–call for more information!
- Expanded Fitness Program–Semi-Private Training Sessions, $75/month membership
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To schedule your family medicine appointment, please call 770-537-1234. To schedule a spa appointment, please call 770-537-1236. Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Questions? Call or email us at [email protected]!