Fibromyalgia Coalition Hosting Health & Healing Retreat - Oct. 18-20

Patient Expert

The Fibromyalgia Coalition is a wonderful nonprofit organization whose mission is "to give hope to everyone suffering with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through extensive research and reporting of natural, proven and effective therapies that focus on the root causes."

With that mission in mind, they are hosting a three-day Health & Healing Retreat at The Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20, 2013.

The presentation theme "Health and Healing" focuses on successful treatments for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other chronic pain conditions, and will offer personal stories and information on how former sufferers have reversed their symptoms.

The lineup of experts includes holistic nutritionist C.J. Powell, health educator Jan Allsopp**,** music therapist Janalea Hoffman, myofascial release therapist Jan Kelly, author Kristin Urdiales, nutritional therapist practitioner Mary Ann Partridge, and author Dr. Gloria Gilbère.

The retreat is geared toward fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other chronic pain patients who will have a chance to network and participate in open discussions with each presenter.

Attendees will have an opportunity to reflect and reevaluate their life from a different perspective, hear stories of recovery, and relax during the healing concert. Optional massages, manicures, pedicures, spa services and exercise classes will be available.

"Fibromyalgia sufferers can find hope and help at this retreat, and that's the most important thing," said Yvonne Keeny, FCI founder and executive director. "The retreat will give patients an opportunity to stay informed and find solutions that work for them."

For more information about the retreat or to register, visit the FCI's Retreat Web page. Or you can call 913-384-4673 or e-mail if you have additional questions.


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