Alternative health focuses on Healing Modalities that treat the Human Being and their infirmity as though the two were connected as part of a Synergistic Whole System.  We assume that your Mind, Soul, and Body are interconnected and so Healing must take place on all levels. We will cover topics such as  dietary influences, emotional health, and potential cancer cures. Nikki will also be chronicling her Candida Cleanse Experience, using alternative therapies such as letting ‘Food be your Medicine’.

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Ceragem Infra Red Thermal Massage Bed

Alternative Health with a Ceragem Infra Red Thermal Massage Bed, image by Monica Holy

Ceragem as a company hails originally from Korea but set up a Corporate office in Los Angeles, California back in 1999 with distributors springing up in Canada around 2001.  Today these infrared massage beds are sold world wide and we have one too!

As hobbits we see the value in Massage as a form of Therapy that helps with the stress of everyday ordinary life.  We purchased this Infra Red bed to address the aches and pains that come up for both of us as a form of maintenance especially as we get older.  The list of improvements that people say they experience is impressive, but nothing beats taking it out for a spin.  We love ours!

Here is a run down of features in the words of the company themselves.  From here you can link out to the international website and locate a local retailer closest to you.  In the province of B.C. we found a distributor in both Vancouver and Victoria to assist you.  Definitely take the bed for a half dozen spins before you lay out the cash to make sure it’s right for you.  We found that we were in such bad shape (out of alignment and so very tight in our muscles) that it was uncomfortable at first, but over the course of several sessions we ‘loosened up’ and it became far more enjoyable.  Hang in there. If you believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…this could be your new best friend.

In the words of Ceragem International from their website…

Introducing The Full Digital CERAGEM-RH

CERAGEM combines Eastern health techniques handed down from generation to generation with the most scientifically advanced medical breakthroughs of today. Experience this revolutionary Automatic Thermal Massager in the comfort of your home and share it with your family.
Improve your overall well being with the CERAGEM Automatic Thermal Massager.

CERAGEM Effectiveness:

  • Relieve stress
  • Relieve muscle pain
  • Relieve muscle stiffness and eases aches associated with arthritis
  • Improve blood circulation

Innovative Features:

  • Finger Pressure
  • Finger Pressure is a practice done by hand to relieve compressed nerves by
  • correcting the spinal alignment. This stimulation allows your body to return to
  • its natural rhythm.


The therapy is one of the oldest forms known to relieve pain, relax the muscles and stimulate the body.


A method utilizing heat derived from mixture of herbs to stimulate pressure points which promote the body’s ability to heal while increasing blood circulation and providing relaxation.

Radiant Far-Infrared Heat:

The benefits of Radiant Far-Infrared Heat have been researched and noted to increase blood circulation throughout the body, improving overall health. Ceragem emits an optimal level of Radiant Far-Infrared Heat through our Internal and External Projectors and our Epoxy Carbon Panels, components located within the main and lower mat.

Alternative Health with the Ceragem Infra Red Thermal Pad, image by Monica Holy

CeraPad is a flexible, thermal pad that is used as an accessory to the Ceragem, Automatic Thermal Massager which incorporates both jade and ceramic pebbles to emit and maintain an optimal level of Radiant Far Infrared Heat. The flexibility of the CeraPad provides the user a comprehensive application to the contours of your body.

Remote Control for the Ceragem Infra Red Thermal Massage Bed, image by Monica Holy

3 Pre-programmed Modes & 1 Manual Mode:

1. Automatic Mode
This mode has been pre-programmed to provide approximately 40 minutes of complete massage and CERAGEM Pressure™ with Moxibustion effect to the spine and abdominal area.

2. Semi-Automatic Mode
Users can set the program to localize the application of massage and CERAGEM Pressure™ with Moxibustion effect to your desired area.

3. Massage Mode
This mode provides a continuous massage with the optimal level of Radiant Far-Infrared Heat.

4. Manual Mode
Users can manually manoeuvre the Internal Projector to apply massage, CERAGEM Pressure™ and Radiant Far-Infrared Heat to a specific area.
CERAGEM International:

Our Cat Mist likes the Infra Red Thermal Heat of the Ceragem Massage Bed, image by Monica Holy

Image Credits: Monica Holy

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