Westport Farmers Market to Host Health Focused Lecture Series

By Lori Cochran-Dougall January 6, 2023

The Westport Farmers’ Market will host a four-part lecture series at their winter location at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport. Lectures will be held each Thursday through January at 1:00.  WFM Corporate Sponsor, Dharma Massage is co-hosting the series to help create an outlet for health education. “We are hosting this lecture series to support a healthy community. Education and exploration in one’s health is incredibly important and we are happy to provide the space and experts to our community.” said Lori Cochran-Dougall, Executive Director of WFM.


Lectures are as follows:.

 January 12, 2023 1:00 – 1:20 followed by Q&A

Dr. Andrew Crape

Muscle Activation, Neurological Inhibition, and Chronic Pain.

Have you ever wondered why so many of us struggle with recurring pain in the same area of the body?  Even if symptoms improve from the onset, why is the healing often incomplete?  Come join me to discuss neurological signaling to the musculoskeletal system and the techniques to restore proper function.


January 19, 2023 1:00 – 1:20 followed by Q&A

Rev. Dr. Mark L. Heilshorn, LMT, MMP

Owner of Dharma Massage Therapy, 250 Post Road East. Suite 202. Westport, CT 06470.

Topic: The Lymph has been described as the body’s giant mop. What is causing our lymph to become toxic? Why is drainage so important? How can we keep our lymph clean? A brief demonstration of “Manual Lymphatic Drainage.” MLD is a procedure that can address the following: weight loss, allergies, cystic breasts, eczema – any autoimmune condition such as lupus, fibromyalgia, lyme disease, and long term covid.


January 26, 2023 1:00 – 1:20

Christine Beal Dunst,

CEO and Co-founder of Embody Wellness Company; Social: @embodywellnesscompany

Topic: Gut Healing and Anti-inflammatory Bonebroth Detox Soup Demo
using many of the ingredients you can find at the market. Learn how to
make this healing soup in less than 30 minutes, the functional
ingredients and their benefits to your body, and why gut health is so
critical to your overall wellness and immunity.

For more info contact: Lori Cochran-Dougall                                                             



About Westport Farmers’ Market 

The award-winning Westport Farmers’ Market (WFM) is held every Thursday beginning in May at 50 Imperial Drive, Westport, Connecticut, and Thursdays beginning mid-November at Gilbertie’s Herbs & Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport, Connecticut. WFM is committed to providing fresh, local, healthy, and seasonal food. It aspires to create a fun, safe, and healthy community environment for education and socialization. Its mission is to increase awareness, knowledge, and support for local producers focused on sustainable and healthy growing practices.


WFM receives philanthropic support from: Abramson & Company LLC; Aitoro Appliance; Alma Mexican Food; Boxcar Cantina; Cohen and Wolf; Compass Realty, Riolo Team; Dharma Massage Therapy; Doc’s Maple; Don Memo; The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center; Gault Family Companies; Gilbertie’s Herbs & Garden Center; LeafGuard; Pause + Purpose; Pure Barre; Sugar & Olives; Terrain; Wave Hill Breads; and Wells Hill Farm.