SERVICES WE OFFER

Reiki - Psychotherapy/Counseling - Bodywork - Ayurveda - Art Therapy - Intuitive Angel Readings
Coaching - Feng Shui - Workshops & Classes


REIKI
FOR HEALING & TRANSFORMATION

with Charlene Anestis, Kirsten Jettinghoff,
Donna Greenhalge, & Anne Beecher

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "universal life force," power that flows to us from the source of eternal light. This power is available to us in abundance at all times. Reiki channeling is an ancient healing art that can help balance our energies, clear our emotional blockages, and ease our pain and suffering. Reiki treatments can restore us to a profound sense of our oneness with all things, thereby strengthening our innate ability to heal ourselves and others. Invoking the infinite power and love of the Universe, the Reiki practitioner activates subtle but powerful energies that help us move toward deep inner wellness.

Reiki is an excellent complement to Western medicine. It induces the relaxation response, releases stress and tension, and helps us to prepare for or recover from surgery. It promotes balance and harmony on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. It is both energizing and relaxing. A single treatment can be very effective. However, when a client receives Reiki on a regular basis over a period of weeks or months, the healing power of the treatments deepens and strengthens, bringing about greater and more stable improvement on all levels.

Reiki is a gentle, hands-on healing technique. The person receiving Reiki remains fully clothed, either sitting or lying down in a comfortable position. For those who are uncomfortable with touch or who have an injury or a painful surgery site, Reiki can be administered from a few inches above the body. During a session, the recipient may feel the healing Reiki energy as warmth, as subtle waves, or as soft pulses of energy. Usually the recipient experiences a feeling of deep relaxation and peace. Clients report feeling more balanced, centered, and focused, as well as pleasantly energized after receiving reiki.

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELING
with Molly Salans, Kathleen McCarthy, Kirsten Jettinghoff,
Lisa Wessan, Dr. Kate Bettencourt, Doronit Bloomenthal, & Laurie Auffant

We all have histories that are rich with the answers to our problems and challenges, if we can just dig deep enough, and quiet our minds enough, to hear our own stories. The different parts of ourselves tell these stories to us through our behavior, thoughts, and emotions. Therapists and counselors act as an inner guide to their clients, taking them deep within themselves to a place they know quite well but may have forgotten about long ago. The journey is safe and nurturing, insightful and profound, and helps people get to the root cause of their concerns.

 

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
with Anne Beecher

Massage is a relaxing and therapeutic experience which involves the manipulation of the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. With great care for each client's comfort and modesty, your sessions are crafted to help you achieve optimal body comfort for a happier, healthier life experience.

The biggest effect you may notice after experiencing a session is your ability to sleep more soundly. Many people have never achieved the level of relaxation reached during a massage and it can come as a pleasant surprise. Since the body holds onto our experiences throughout the day, and sometimes chronically, there can be an emotional response to your bodywork as well, sometimes in the form of great relief, or even sadness. Your therapist can help you understand what to expect during the course of your sessions.
Here at Massage Well, your comfort and needs always come first. After you've had your first session, you may have questions. The therapist and client work together to determine the best plan for your goals. Your next session can be completely different or exactly the same as your first!

Some of the techniques you will experience during your sessions are: deep tissue neuromuscular techniques, orthopedic assessment skills, strain counterstrain techniques, myofascial techniques, trigger point therapy, pregnancy massage, stretching instruction, Reiki, Chi Gong, Acupressure, and other methods. These methods have been successful with clients suffering from injuries, chronic pain, headaches, asthma, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, depression, fibromyalgia, myofascitis, sciatica, neck pain, back pain, TMJ or jaw pain, and other discomforts. Massage is a big part of an effective wellness plan. Over time, you will begin to see lasting long-term benefits.

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AYURVEDIC HEALTH & BEAUTY CARE
with Rekha Sharma

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. In fact, Traditional Chinese Medicine (commonly practiced in the U.S. as acupuncture) and other ancient medical practices find their roots in Ayurveda. More than a system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life: Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, including diet, meditation, and yoga, Ayurveda teaches us that health is the manifestation of balance between our environment, body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda views vibrant health -- not just the absence of disease -- as your birthright. Read more about Ayurvedic health care at the University of Maryland Medical Center website.

Ayurveda views all of nature as consisting of three main types or doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each of us has a unique proportion of these types in our basic nature, usually with one of them predominating. Environmental factors, such as stress, diet, exercise, and daily routine can affect the balance of our natural constitution. When imbalance is present, toxicity may build in our tissues, compromising whole-health and well-being. Examples are shown below. More information about doshas can be found at NYALIFE.com.

IN balance, one's prevailing dosha may manifest as follows:
Vata
: Light, thin frame; energetic, joyous, quick thinking, strong communicator
Pitta: Medium build, light hair and eyes; passionate, intelligent, courageous
Kapha: Heavy set, thick, oily skin; steady, motherly, methodical, thoughtful

OUT of balance, one's prevailing dosha may manifest as follows:
Vata:
Anxiety, gas/bloating/constipation, forgetfulness, restlessness
Pitta: Irritability or anger, rashes, diarrhea, being critical and controlling
Kapha:
Depression, weight gain, mucous build-up, difficulty waking, complacency

 

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INTUITIVE ANGEL READINGS
FOR HEALING & TRANSFORMATION

with Donna Greenhalge

An intuitive angel card reading provides a way to converse with your angels and learn about yourself and your soul path. Your angels will always speak from a place of love and compassion and will deliver messages of inspiration and sacred guidance to you. An angel reading can provide guidance or confirmation for current, past, or future situations. Come to the reading with an open mind and a question you want to ask your angels. Keep your question direct and simple. You can also keep your question private or simply ask for daily guidance. Various card layouts are used and these layouts can be from one to twelve cards. The more cards that are drawn, the longer the reading.


LIFE, HEALTH, & BUSINESS COACHING
with Charlene Anestis & Jenna Amara

Coaches help clients set goals and then encourage and support them in achieving those goals, step by step. Asking questions, listening without judgment, and giving honest and supportive feedback, they assist clients in discovering what is keeping them from achieving their goals in areas such as relationship, career, communication, motivation, health, etc., and they help clients clear their inner roadblocks so that they can perform at their highest level professionally, personally, and financially.

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FENG SHUI
with Kirsten Jettinghoff

Feng Shui (pronounced "fung-schway") is the art and science of using the space around us to enhance our well-being and live in harmony with our environment. Our space and possessions are part of us. They may reflect our oldest histories and our boldest desires. Just as our view is limited looking into a foggy mirror, so our energy can be affected by the state of our surroundings. By balancing the flow of energy within our space, we become supported by our surroundings, rather than drained by or detached from them.

The principles of Feng Shui were developed in China over 3,000 years ago. They are based on the recognition that everything in life has its own energy or essence. This energy is called "Qi" (you may also see it written as "Chi"). Just as the human body possesses this life force energy, so does one's home. Just as the goal of traditional Chinese medicine is to balance the flow of energy in the human body, the aim of Feng Shui is to balance the flow of energy in a physical space, be it a home, yard and garden, office or business. Chinese medicine is focused on renewing health; Feng Shui is used to create an environment that allows us to live a life of health and success.

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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES


TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS &
TAI CHI FOR FALL-PREVENTION, BALANCE, & HEALTH
with Julie Oberhaus

Tai chi originated in ancient China. Today it is practiced throughout the world as an effective exercise for relaxation, balance, and improved health and wellbeing. Tai chi consists of fluid, gentle, circular movements that are done in a slow and relaxed manner. Slow deep breathing techniques are used to aid in concentration and relaxation. Anyone can practice tai chi; it can be done seated or standing and in almost any location or setting. Classes are ongoing and may be joined at any time.

Tai Chi for Beginners is a great first class to begin your journey toward better health and wellness. In this class, each form is broken down into small sections so you can follow along and learn with ease. Tai chi principles are explained during each lesson so you can understand how to use them to improve your tai chi. The Tai Chi for Fall-Prevention, Balance, & Health program is recommended by the CDC for fall prevention, and the AOA has rated it as the highest evidence based program for older adult health and wellness. This is an excellent set for beginners who may or may not have symptoms of arthritis. The program is safe and easy to learn. Studies have shown it relieves pain and improves quality of life. For these reasons and others, this program is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations in the US, Australia, and Great Britain.


CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR TRAINING &
CERTIFIED LABOR/POSTPARTUM DOULA TRAINING

Taught by Julie Brill, Certified Combination Childbirth Educator, Certified Labor Doula

Become a certified childbirth educator with CAPPA, the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association. Julie Brill is the CAPPA teacher trainer for Massachusetts. She believes childbirth is a normal, natural event with the potential to be extremely empowering. Julie always strives to provide accurate information and useful tools so that each birthing woman can choose the birth that is best for her.

Julie's teaching includes:
Improving Nutrition During Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Lactation • Demonstrating Exercises for Pregnancy and Positions for Labor and Birth • Describing the Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy • Explaining Fundamentals of Labor and Birth • Identifying Ways to Prepare Birth Partners • Providing Proven Pain-Coping Techniques for Labor • Using the Risk/Benefit Model to Teach Medications, Interventions, Cesarean Birth, and Breastfeeding • Preparing Parents for the Postpartum Period and Possible Unexpected Outcomes • Teaching Strategies for Various Types of Adult Learners • Marketing Your Services.

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ORTHO-BIONOMY®
with Cynthia Wood, Ortho-Bionomy® Instructor/Practitioner

Ortho-Bionomy ("bi-onna-mee") is a non-force technique which has its roots in Osteopathy and martial arts. It is a gentle yet highly effective form of therapeutic bodywork and is used to relieve pain and to restore natural alignment and well-being. It is effective with both acute and chronic pain as well as stress relief and optimal performance. It combines well with other modalities and is appropriate for anyone interested in health care or personal growth.

Ortho-Bionomy helps resolve pain from injuries, stress, and trauma, as well as problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. Using comfortable positions and gentle movements, Ortho-Bionomy triggers the body’s own self-correcting reflexes. No forceful manipulations are used. Instead, using gentle positioning, Ortho-Bionomy employs the body’s innate wisdom to find balance and health. It addresses structural and soft tissue issues, including, for example, whiplash, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, range of motion problems, and sports injuries, as well as trauma, anxiety, and emotional stress.

Ortho-Bionomy was created by Arthur Lincoln Pauls, DO. He drew from his experience as an Osteopath and as a Judo Master to create this technique. He found that working with the body, not against it, he could be effective without the use of force. Ortho-Bionomy stimulates the self-correcting reflexes by way of the proprioceptive nerves located in our joints and muscles. These sensory nerves give the body information about where it is in space -- our kinesthetic sense. By gently exaggerating postural imbalances, using positions of comfort, these nerves are informed and trigger the self correction. Restrictive patterns dissolve, improving function, reducing pain, and giving rise to a general sense of well-being. Dr. Pauls defined the term as “the corrective application of the natural laws of life.” In his words, Ortho-Bionomy is "really about understanding your whole life cycle. Naturally, we focus on the structure because that is the literal skeleton upon which our life is built. When your structure works right your circulation works better, you feel better, you think better.” Read more at Ortho-BionomyNE.com.


KABBALISTIC HEALING &
FAMILY CONSTELLATION WORK
with Molly Salans

Within the ideas of Kabbalistic Healing is the understanding that there is a place of wholeness that exists vibrantly within each of us. This place has never been broken, and receives our brokenness as Holy. When we are out of relationship with ourselves, and we believe that our suffering is our only reality, then this suffering creates more suffering. We then travel down the dry riverbed looking desperately for what we want, and our actions tend to be those that take us more and more out of ourselves, creating yet more disconnection and brokenness. Paradoxically, suffering itself can lead us back to wholeness. A kabbalistic healing session consists of about forty minutes of conversation and then a twenty-minute process for the healing. During the session Molly holds this principal of wholeness and chooses one of many Kabbalistic Healings to give you. After a healing you will feel relaxed and, during the week, at some point your body will register it hashad a healing and will come back into balance. When this happens, you will most likely notice some changes in your energy and in the way you handle frustrating situations.

Our relationship with our family of origin impacts our relationships with family, friends, health, work, money, and more. Family Constellation Work is a healing approach that allows one to witness and step into an old relationship in order to see it with new eyes. Are you stuck in the same habits and patterns, and can’t seem to get out from under no matter how many intentions you make? It’s likely that these habits and patterns have their beginnings in your intergenerational past. As babies, we were so filled with love and loyalty for family that we took on all the good and the bad in order to stay connected to our family of origin. Similarly, our parents and grandparents loved their family so much that they took on these negative patterns from their parents. Thus, the patterns are passed down from one generation to the next, until one member of the family decides to change the pattern. A constellation taps into the energy field of the family, revealing these unwanted patterns that were created out of love and loyalty. Using figurines, you, the client, present an issue to Molly, and as you together enter the family energy field, the resolutions are found, and the negative feelings are softened. By acknowledging what is - both the good and the bad - you are held in the healing field of the constellation. As a probable result, you will see your family members with new eyes and experience more freedom and love both with loved ones and within yourself.

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