Salt is more than just something you put on your food! It also has so many health benefits, from balancing the pH of your skin and exfoliating your skin to the lung health benefits from breathing in the salt. Come to this Gettin’ Salty Party and see all the ways you can add this into your health program while having a lot of fun! What are we doing? We will have a quick intro to all of the benefits and some of the history, and then we are going to have FUN with SALT! You can make and take a salt scrub and a saltRead More →

We are proud to announce that we have been serving the Fort Collins and Northern Colorado community now for 4 years! Over those years, we have gone from a small center on the main level of a building with 6 businesses all the way to expanding into the whole building, supporting 9 full-time businesses, plus adding in 2 spaces for countless other entrepreneurs to use and a salt cave!   Our providers from the beginning: Under Pressure Therapeutics Debi Saidman-Ireland with Touch of the East Acupuncture Dr. Lorraine Caron, Naturopath Erin Purdy, Counselor Faith Brandt, Counselor   Newest Members: Tiah Terranova, Psy.D. Elizabeth Brandon withRead More →

Stressors come in all kinds of forms: work and school pressures, relationships, health concerns, uncertainty about the future. Even changes that are generally positive can still be incredibly stressful, like gaining a family member or starting a new business. Left unchecked, stress can lead to a host of symptoms, including headaches, disrupted sleep, nausea, irritability, lack of focus, and poor impulse control. Tips for stress management are frequently repeated and generally well-known: Get some exercise! Talk with a friend! Breathe deeply! Get a massage or acupuncture!   But while most of us recognize at least a few of these symptoms from stressful periods in ourRead More →

It’s not hard to think up great ways to treat yourself. We’d all love a spa day topped off with a meal prepared and served by someone else. Maybe get a sitter for the night, so the little angels are asleep when we get home. Or making yourself a cashmere, velvet candy cane, with velvet slippies, cashmere socks, velvet pants, and a cashmere sweater.   But for every article about self care, it’s easy to think “Who can afford that?”  Yes, it would be great to have an afternoon by yourself and a bucket of fried chicken and a cookie dough chaser. But that’s notRead More →

    “There is a bridge between time and eternity; this bridge is the individual soul, the Jiva.” Chandogya Upanishad     What is a chakra? Chakras are part of Hindu practices, but have also have played a huge role in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Buddhism, Reiki, Healing Touch, and so many other energy works.    Chakra means “wheel” or “vortex” in Sanskrit. With your chakras, you have these energy vortices that act as a bridge between the spiritual and the physical. They are not physical–you can’t pick one up and sell it. It’s an essence of the individual. It’s an aspect of consciousness, much likeRead More →

The Chinese New Year this year begins on February 5, 2019 and goes until January 23, 2020. The Chinese zodiacs go off of years, but because the Chinese New Year is a little different than the Gregorian Calendar we use today, you have to make sure which year you fall under if you were born in January or the first part of February.   What is the Chinese Zodiac, and why is it different? Like most great folklore and legends, there are stories that explain why we think or believe or do something certain ways. The origins of the story of how we have these 12Read More →

With all of the wonderful offerings we have here at The Orchard, we have some great deals that you can take advantage of this Holiday Season.   Giving a self care experience shows that you care about someone more than just stuff. You’re concerned for their health and well-being. From Salt Sessions to massage and acupuncture, we have you covered.   Salt Cave VIP Membership Enjoy UNLIMITED Salt Cave Sessions for a full year for only $999! If you’re that person who has springtime allergies and fall allergies and prone to getting sick in the winter and lives with you Neti Pot every day, thenRead More →

Our Podcast has various episodes on how to Survive the Holidays.   Listen here:     Here’s the transcript: Today’s tip is to set daily goals.   Imagine your life if you only had to accomplish one task per day! How great would that be?   Why not just do it! Live your life that way!   With everything that we have to get done, breaking down each task and assigning a different thing per day will ensure that you can get done everything that you need to get done, which will also make them more enjoyable.   Sometimes a goal can be taking aRead More →

We are happy to announce and invite you to our first Silent Retreat! Why a Silent Retreat? From buzzing of phones to the constant distractions available to us, it’s hard to find some quiet. But quiet is an opportunity for you to reconnect and really listen to your body.   What do you do at a Silent Retreat? Well, you… be silent!   We will allow you to take this opportunity to not have to speak. Not have to justify your existence, and just be. With that, we have a few items on our agenda, including some unstructured silent time: Yoga Meditation Salt Cave SessionRead More →

Are you salty? And by salty, we mean is your life full of the health benefits of salt.   Friday, October 26th, come to The Orchard to learn all about Salt! We added a Salt Cave to our facility, and this will be a great opportunity to see why we added it.   Halotherapy, or Salt Therapy, is a great way of promoting health and wellness. Halotherapy can help reduce the symptoms of allergies, asthma, sinus infections, and so much more. Did you know that the different types of salt have different tastes? Table Salt (regular, idodized salt) is just salt, completely stripped of minerals.Read More →