Gwen Wendy Hammarstrom launched her book, Circles of Healing, The Complete Guide to Healing with Massage and Yoga: For Caregivers, Practitioners, Students and Clients on on July 14.

Circles of Healing is a culmination of her work with a variety of clients, from infants to the elderly, from animals to the severely mentally and physically challenged. The book also includes her mandala art that she has presented at First Night in Escondido and that she teaches at Bravo School of Art in San Diego. She is excited to see her work in book form after having worked on it for eight years.

Ms. Hammarstrom has been practicing and teaching massage and yoga for over thirty five years and has given over 15,000 hours of massages to a variety of clients, from infants to animals to the dying. She received a BFA in Dance from Temple University and was Director of Innerworks Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she taught classes for bodyworkers and health care professionals. She was artistic director of Agape Dancers, a modern dance company that reached out to audiences using choreography that combined yoga, martial arts, and images from nature. Gwen continues to share her expertise through her work with clients, teaching, news columns and her blog site.

In her bodywork practice she offers her unique blend of acupressure, trigger point work, polarity therapy and massage therapy. People who have benefited from Gwen’s massages include professionals, homemakers, athletes, truck drivers, people who work in offices and stores, people who work in the arts, yoga teachers and police officers. Her clients include parents and infants, teenagers, the developmentally disabled, the medically fragile, hospice patients, animals, and all their caregivers. She also teaches yoga classes in Murrieta and Escondido, CA.

Gwen was a co-founder of Inland Holistic Health Association in Southwest Riverside County, California. She has written a column on health and wellness for the Californian newspaper for two years, as well as a bodywork column for Awareness Magazine and freelance writing for High Country Journal in southern California, The Murrieta Chronicle and Neighbor’s Newspaper. Her blog, which is updated on a regular basis, is

For more information, call 951-303-4508.