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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Hope Wellness Center of Hope, New Jersey – Open House Successful

Diane Hynes and Renae Jenson are partners of Hope Wellness Center, located at 2 Walnut Street, in the historic Village of Hope, New Jersey. They hosted a 6-hour Open House, Saturday, September 24th.

The day was a meet and greet – an introduction to their practitioners.The Open House was well-attended, each practitioner introduced themselves, lectured and demonstrated their wellness practices.

Food and drinks were provided while Russ Berger gave intuitive card readings throughout the day.

The Open House lineup:

Dr. Karen Zuidema demonstrated Kinesiology. This is used to compare the strength and weakness of any muscle and detect allergens. Once a weakness is detected, Acupuncture and or Acupressure is applied to remove energy blockages. When the blockages are removed, energy can flow freely through the energy meridians, bringing the body in perfect balance.  

Her next lecture demonstrated cold laser therapy – a low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing while using low levels of light. The main uses for cold laser therapy is tissue repair and relief from pain and inflammation.

She demonstrated cupping therapy, the cups are applied to the skin creating a suction force to pull blood into the skin to help ease pain.

Brian Nolan discussed the journey that is one’s life, and the adventure that can be found, even in the darkest of times. He discussed the eclectic application of the Shamanic Healing Arts, mindfulness practice and Massage Therapy to empower individuals to explore their own transformation.

Gabe Aiello has 50+ years of experience with a variety of spiritual traditions, he was a founding member of Snow Lion Publications, a publishing effort dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Culture. He teaches meditation and astrology. He gave a lectured on astrology, discussing the astrology chart and personal mandalas which he creates for his clients.

Hynes spoke about the nervous system and how to release stress and anxiety. She spoke about nutrition and herbs to strengthen and empower your whole being. She taught a Qi Gong lessons to all. Qi Gong is a moving meditation that incorporates the breath and gently flowing exercises to increase the body’s chi. Chi is the life force of the body.

Jenson spoke about her work with Feng Shui. Feng Shui is known as the art of placement to bring peace and harmony to the home and office. Jenson explained the state of your living space is a direct reflection of your life. She discussed ways to balance and heal the home and work spaces.

”It is ancient wisdom for modern times” Jenson states happily.

The day ended with a crystal sound healing meditation with Ruth Rathiff. She spoke about the healing properties of crystal bowls as a gentle therapeutic way to nurture and restore the body and mind. She then instructed a guided breath meditation using quartz crystal and Zen singing bowls, gongs and sonic instruments.

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About the two partners:

Diane Hynes is an intuitive bodyworker, she uses shiatsu massage therapy. She uses acupuncture, sound healing, Qi Gong and Cranial Sacral therapy in her practices.

”I allow my clients to find that place of wellness within them.” Hynes explained.

Qi Gong is an ancient moving meditation which tones the body to promote healing by circulating the life force called chi.

Cranial Sacral therapy is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to palpate the joints of the cranium. The therapy uses light touches to a patient’s spine and pelvic bones.

J. Hynes is a shiatsu therapist, who applies pressure on the body’s meridians, to balance or unblock the flow of energy.

In 1989 Hynes graduated from the International School of Shiatsu in Doylestown Pennsylvania where she became senior teacher for one year and where she continues to teach today. Hynes teaches at several schools including Warren County collage as part of their massage degree.

Jenson of The Conscious Design® Institute is a certified Feng Shui professional and teacher with experience in Feng Shui consulting in commercial and private properties, community development planning, and business consulting. She is a NJ Certified Real Estate instructor, founder of a Real Estate certified school, and offers CEU programs. For more info check out her web site at

Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

MB has been a resident of Frelinghuysen for the past 22 years. She lives in an old farmhouse on the side of the road. She enjoys the simple life, puttering in her flower garden, practicing Qi Gong under her redbud tree, or creating art on the deck.
MB's experience as a journalist began when her son was quite young, she began writing for The Paulinskill Valley Chronicle, often bringing him to work with her. Her responsibilities were writing articles with photos, selling ads, and billing. This suited her, as a single mother not wanting to be separated from her small child.

She considers herself a lover of nature, often seen photographing its beauty. She has worked as a seasonal employee of YMCA Camp Mason for the past 17 years. She is a teacher and mentor of children, always emphasizing the YMCA’s core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. She tries to listen carefully to each individual she interviews, getting their viewpoint. That is why she likes to write about the interesting people and places that make Warren County such a nice place to live.