Fibromyalgia Coalition plans Health and Healing Retreat, Oct. 18-20

The Fibromyalgia Coalition will host a Health and Healing Retreat Oct. 18, 19 and 20, 2013, at the Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

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 sufferers have reversed their symptoms.

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

The retreat is geared toward fibromyalgia 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 exercises 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 or to register, visit or call 913-384-4673 or email

About the Fibromyalgia Coalition International: Founded in 2000 in Mission, Kan., the Fibromyalgia Coalition International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has grown significantly since beginning as a support group in 1998. The coalition has helped many change their lives for the better by providing support groups, awareness outreach, annual conferences, continuing education for healthcare professionals, research efforts, and by publishing one of the nation’s top fibromyalgia magazines.

Fibromyalgia Coalition International 5201 Johnson Dr., Ste. 210, Mission, KS 66205-2920 Media Contact: Yvonne Keeny, 913-384-4673,

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