Highline Medical Center announced Friday (Sept. 9) that it will be opening two new ‘urgent care’ facilities this fall, in West Seattle and Des Moines. Both new facilities will be open seven... [Read more]Sponsored Post
A big B-Town Blog Welcome to our newest Advertiser, Larson Medical Aesthetics, which is part of Larson Family Medicine & Medical Aesthetics. Larson Medical Aesthetics has a very exciting coupon for... [Read more]
Brian Aston, the young man who went blind at age 20 (read our previous coverage here), will be leaving June 12th for a gene therapy study in Miami using money raised at an April 29th benefit…
Dr. Elie Levy Highline Medical Center (BTB Advertiser) announced that Dermatologist Dr. Elie Levy recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and... [Read more]
The city is sponsoring its second annual “Burien Wellness Fair,” a community health fair on Saturday, Sept. 11th, from 10am – 4pm at Burien Town Square Park, at SW 152nd Street & 5th... [Read more]Sponsored Post
We’d like to welcome our newest advertiser, Highline Medical Center, to the B-Town Blog. They opened a brand new emergency room earlier this year and the patient response has been over-whelming. Here’s... [Read more]
The Grand Opening Celebration for Highline Medical Center’s New ER and Patient Care Unit is coming Saturday, April 10th from 10am â€“ 3pm at the main campus in Burien. Along with tours of the... [Read more]
King County Public Health on Wednesday (Dec. 9th) announced that starting this Saturday, Dec. 12th, the H1N1 influenza vaccine will be provided to everybody six months of age and older in King County,... [Read more]
King County Public Health announced Monday (Nov. 30th) that it is opening up four free H1N1 vaccine clinics beginning this Saturday, Dec. 5th, then again on Wednesday, Dec. 9th, as a way to provide access... [Read more]
It’s not quite as controversial as drive-thru “sexpresso” stands with bikin-clad baristas, but members of Group Health can now get flu shots in their vehicles as their Burien Medical... [Read more]
It’s “Binational Health Week” and the Sea-Mar Community Health Center is holding a FREE Health Fair at the Burien Library Saturday, Oct. 10th from 11am to 4pm. There will be clinical... [Read more]
As you may know, October is “Breast Cancer Awareness” month, and Burien’s own Highline Medical Center is partnering with local businesses to help encourage women to get their mammogram.... [Read more]
This is NOT Kathy's x-ray. The saga continues…last January, Dr. Clark replaced my left shoulder. It was such a success and such a blessing to be pain free on the left side that I, once again,... [Read more]
This Saturday, June 27th, at 2:30pm a PBS Frontline documentary called “Sick Around the World” will be shown at the new Burien Library’s multipurpose room on the first floor. A discussion... [Read more]
The B-Town Blog is proud welcome our newest Advertiser: Reiki By Anita! Sheâ€™s located right here in Burien.
â€œIt is my community and I want to practice in my community. Reiki is my calling and my passion, and has been for 22 years,â€ owner Anita Graham explained to us last week.
Anita started her study and practice of Reiki in 1987 and became a Reiki Master in 2006. She learned in the tradition of the Usui System of Reiki Healing (called Usui Shiki Ryoho in Japanese).
Now she can not only work on her partner, Monty, her cat, her friends, her family, her clients, but also lead Reiki classes for those looking for a way to offer hands on healing for family, friends, pets and themselves. She is pleased to announce her summer classes:
- FIRST DEGREE REIKI CLASSES:
- June 13 & June 14, 2009
- July 18 & July 19, 2009
- August 22 & August 23,2009
All classes will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10am â€“ 5pm both days.
The class is an accessible way for massage therapists, body workers, nurses and other health care professionals to enhance their practice with this gentle, non-invasive modality, as well. For more information and to register contact Anita at (206) 242-2052 or click here. The classes are held in Burien, and space is limited so you’d better act now.
Anita Graham is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education (approved Provider Number 450604-08).
Anita started her journey towards Reiki while working in the health and human services world. Sheâ€™s been a social worker, therapist, college counselor and her favorite– working with seniors in the field of Geriatric mental health. She still works with elders in her job and volunteer work in and around the south sound.
MultiCare-Good Samaratin Hospital in Pierce Co. and our own Highline Medical Center employ Anita in their Home Health and Hospice â€œComfort Therapies Program.” As an adjunct position to the staff Anita visits hospice patients in their home where she uses Reiki to help them relax, reduce anxiety and relieve pain.
She also volunteers at Highline Medical Center where she works with surgery patients in post-op. Reiki helps ease anxiety, stress and pain with post-op patients. A major report about Reiki treatments for surgery patients at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth New Hampshire indicated that they often leave the hospital earlier, in less pain and with less pain medication (see Dr. Andrew Weilâ€™s Self-Healing Newsletter, April, 2006).
â€œI feel that Iâ€™m one of the luckiest people in the world. I am so fortunate that I can give comfort to people. Reiki has given me a way to be of service in the world, said Anita.
I felt like one of the luckiest people in the world last week when Anita suggested a complimentary 30-minute Reiki session in her home Reiki Studio*. Talk about your soft touch. I wanted to totally relax and float away, but I was on the jobâ€”interviewing and talking.
*Reiki By Anita offers a series of four treatment sessions of 1-1/2 hours EACH at $70 each. She recommends that all four treatments take place in seven-10 days when starting a treatment for chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia. The National Institute of Healthâ€™s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is funding a study on Reikiâ€™s ability to reduce fibromyalgia symptoms, such as fatigue.
Anita believes the best way to learn what Reiki is about is to experience it. And the best way to experience it in Burien and surrounding area is with Anita, at Reiki By Anita.
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Monday afternoon (4/27), the King County Council held a special session on the swine flu with public health experts, who reassured councilmembers that despite heightened monitoring, the swine flu that recently originated in Mexico has not yet spread to the area.
No cases of swine flu have yet to be reported in Burien, let alone King County or the entire state of Washington, according to Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health â€“ Seattle & King County. He said the 40 cases confirmed in the U.S. have been mild, with no serious illnesses or deaths…
by Mark Neuman Itâ€™s tough being a kid, as the saying goes. Itâ€™s even tougher being a kid who isnâ€™t feeling well, maybe suffering from a sore throat or stomach flu or other issues. And... [Read more]
by Gina Bourdage The 25th annual American Cancer Societyâ€™s 2009 â€œRelay For Lifeâ€ kick-off happened last Wednesday (Jan. 21st) at Highline Medical Center. The evening began with hors... [Read more]
The official kickoff celebration for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) “Relay For Life” of Highline is Wednesday, Jan. 21st, from 7pm-8:30pm at Somers Auditorium in Highline Medical... [Read more]
The B-Town Blog is more than happy to offer a grinning Welcome Aboard! to our latest Advertiser, Burien Childrenâ€™s Dentistry! If youâ€™re all grown up now, but still act like a baby when it... [Read more]
by Janet Grella Earlier this week, I went in for my annual mammogram atÂ Highline Diagnostics on SW 160th. Like most “women of a certain age” (over 40 according to the American Cancer Society),... [Read more]
The King County Public Health Department announced that the new flu vaccine has arrived, which means it’s time to start planning on when to “get poked.” Unlike a few years ago, this year... [Read more]
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a regular on The Oprah Winfrey Show and one of the worldâ€™s most influential people according to Time magazine, will be the featured speaker at Highline Medical Centerâ€™s Womenâ€™s... [Read more]