- Psychotherapy/Counseling - Bodywork
- Ayurveda - Art
Therapy - Intuitive Angel Readings
Coaching - Feng Shui
- Workshops & Classes
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
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.
with Molly Salans, Kathleen
McCarthy, Kirsten Jettinghoff,
Lisa Wessan, Dr. Kate Bettencourt, Doronit Bloomenthal, &
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
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
HEALTH & BEAUTY CARE
with Rekha Sharma
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,
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,
Pitta: Irritability or anger, rashes, diarrhea,
being critical and controlling
Kapha: Depression, weight gain, mucous build-up,
difficulty waking, complacency
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.
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.
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
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.
TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS &
TAI CHI FOR FALL-PREVENTION, BALANCE, & HEALTH
with Julie Oberhaus
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
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.
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.
with Cynthia Wood, Ortho-Bionomy® Instructor/Practitioner
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 bodys own self-correcting reflexes.
No forceful manipulations are used. Instead, using gentle
positioning, Ortho-Bionomy employs the bodys 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 cant seem to get out from under no matter how
many intentions you make? Its 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.