Ice or Heat for Pain?

I get asked this question ten times a day. I tell my patients “if you use the word pain to describe what you feel, use iceWhen in doubt, ice it out.” Why? Because it is inflammation(swelling) of the tissue or joint that hurts.
Inflammation is the body's reaction to tissue trauma … plain and simple. It can be the result of blows, sprains/strains, fractures, foreign bodies, chemical, electricity, heat and cold (thermic causes) microorganisms, surgery (traumatic causes), or ionizing radiation.
Classic symptoms: pain, heat, redness and swelling.
Pathological Changes: Vascular dilation within 30 minutes of injury and greatly increased blood flow.
Pain = Inflammation  ICE =
Decreased Inflammation = Decreased Pain
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that can create dramatic improvements in your life …
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Meditation Monday

Meditation Monday    Next session starts March 11th                                          

Awaken Breathe Calm Down Relax Balance

Enjoy an hour filled with, gentle movements, inspirational readings, crystal healing bowls, and guided and silent meditation with Bonnie Eskie, LMFT. We will explore relaxation and awareness techniques as an effective way to reduce all forms of stress, manage and ease pain, and learn how to find more joy in life. Bring a mat or sitting pillow and settle down with people in your community to share in this sacred space. $12 drop-in class or $40 for 4 passes.

Every Monday Morning resuming March 11th from 11am- Noon

4841 Soquel Dr. Soquel Village at The Pacific Wellness Center Annex
Hosted by Holistic Family Nutrition, Jill Troderman, NC

Healing Art of Fermentation Series

Transform Your Health and... Your Kitchen!                     

Taste, Learn, and Explore with us as we journey into the amazing world of Fermented Food and Drink
With master fermenter Kelly Dearie and Holistic Nutritionist Jill Troderman

Power of Fermented Foods    January 19th  2-4 pm
Learn how to create fantastic medicinal foods 
We will explore the cooking techniques and health benefits of just a few of the dozens of fermented foods that people have been eating around the world forever, and for good reason, including miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut.

at Pacific Wellness Center, Soquel, CA
4841 Soquel Dr 
Soquel, CA 95073

Sauerkraut as Art and Medicine February 2nd  2-5 pm 
Hands On and Take Home
Come to Creative Culture’s kitchen and practice the old-world art of making your own kraut.  Each participant will leave with a ½ gallon of kraut to ferment at home!  You won’t believe how fun, therapeutic, and delicious it is to make!
at Creative Cultures Kitchen, Santa Cruz, CA
call for more information - Jill Troderman 831-476-2303 x 103



Join Dr. Zandra Amato for this unique workout program called "TRX Suspension Training". This low-impact training program provides safe but effective flexibility, balance and builds power and strength. This program is excellent for everyone regardless of athletic ability or condition.

The series is a 4-week / 5-hour series meeting once a week. The first class is 2 hours long then 1 hour for the following classes. Series cost: $250

April 7, 10-12:00 pm

April 14, 10-11 am

April 21, 10-11 am

April 28, 10-11 am

Call to register or for more information (831) 476-2303.

Top 10 Anti-Cancer Foods

Top 10 Anti-Cancer Foods
Wednesday March 28, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Learn what the most important top 10 anti-cancer anti-oxidant foods are that you need to be eating. These powerful free-radical quenching foods boost your nutritional intake, enhance your overall health, and bolster your cancer fighting capacity. $12

Call to for more information contact Jill@jilltroderman,, or call Pacific Wellness Center at 831-476-2303

Meatless Monday Made Easy

Meatless Monday Made Easy
Wednesday March 21, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
We will explore the huge array of foods from a multitude of cuisines that you can incorporate into your meals so you can go meat free one day a week! We will discuss and learn how to make 3 different delicious vegetarian and vegan breakfasts, lunches and dinners that you can make easily and affordably at home. $12


10:00 - 11:30
PWC Annex


Personal instruction on Structural Rehabilitation and Postural Alignment that you can implement at home immediately (handout provided).

This class is a MUST for anyone with back issues OR for those who
Don't Want
back issues!

You will learn 'Structural Imprinting' that will assist your body gain 'Muscle Memory' in learning, maintain and building flexibility, balance and strength.

Space is limited! Call today (831) 476-2303