Wellness Services for Moving Into the Light Women's Retreat 2014
Pamper yourself, relax and renew, or dive deeper into your healing journey with our treatments and holistic experiences designed to nurture, heal, relax, and educate. Come explore the state of your mind and body with the guidance of one of our skilled practitioners.
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Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle. Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
People get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:
- Back pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and stress-related conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
Massage therapy relieves stress. It is thought to help the body's stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol. Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function.
Swedish and Deep Tissue
Session: 1 hour for $80/ 1.5 hour for $120
Offered by: Ali Reneer, CMT
Reflexology is similar to acupuncture and acupressure in that it works with
the body's vital energy through the stimulation of points on the body. Reflexology practitioners see themselves as working "from the inside out" --
stimulating the nervous system to release tension. Reflexology is "reflex" therapy in that works with points on one part of the body to affect other parts of the body. In reflexology, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners access these points on the feet and hands and the ear to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body.
Reflexology releases congestion or stress in the nervous system and balance the body's energy.
Session: 1 hour $80/ 1.5 hours for $120
Offered by: Ali Reneer, CMT
Reiki is working with the Chi (life-force energy) of the body and releasing stress, blockages, tension and pain to bring in healing. Going into the Alpha brainwave, which is a light meditative state – the body is able to relax in a deep way that is truly healing. As a Reiki healer, I channel Chi from the Source and bring it into your system, as extra “fuel” for muscle and body repair, emotional release and healing. This is the art of “laying on of hands” that was taught to the great teachers throughout history and has been a resource for healing for 2500 years. My natural gift of creating a loving, safe space creates a feeling of peace never felt before for some.
Session: 1 hour for $80
Offered by: Ali Reneer, CMT
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of various health challenges. These points have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of 3,000 years. According to classical texts of Chinese Medicine, there is a flow of "life energy" called "Qi" throughout the human body. Qi travels through meridians which is postulated to run throughout the fascia or connective tissue. All of the major systems of the body are ensheathed in connective tissue. Stress, trauma, scar tissue, postural imbalances, and toxins become manifest and stored in the connective tissue causing blockages and stagnation.
Acupuncture promotes and restores the free flow of Qi, nourishing and supporting every cell, tissue, organ and gland. Simple, gentle treatments are tailored to individual needs and only packaged, sterile, disposable one-time use needles are used.
Session: 1 hour for $90 (Includes light hands-on)
Offered by: Erinn Terry, MS, L.Ac.
Aromatherapy Personal Sessions
Aromatherapy is a potent and effective healing art that uses aromatic oils of plants, called essential oils, to promote healthy mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Essential oils are concentrated substances produced by distilling various flowers, leaves, grasses, barks, berries, seeds and roots.
To benefit from a given essential oil, one may use a method of inhalation and/or topical application, depending on the chosen oil(s).
A. Methods of inhalation:
- Facial Steam
- Tissue in/around the nose
- Cotton ball in the pillowcase
- Rub on the hands and take deep inhalations
- Perfume (also absorbed through skin)
- Room Spray
B. Methods of topical application
- Lotions and shower gel
- Bottoms of feet
- Body spray
- In body oil
- Pulse Points
In these sessions, Catherine’s goal is to work with you where you are. She will first share with you her “Aromatherapy Basics” handout, which may be helpful for both the beginner as well as a seasoned aroma lover. After that, the two of you may discuss essential oils for your personal journey or if you so chose, Catherine will be happy to do a more in-depth introduction to aromatherapy. All sessions booked will include an aromatic adventure, in which you will get to sample many of Catherine’s essential oils and aromatherapy sprays.
Session: 30 minute personal consultation for $30 includes a FREE gift and 20% off essential oils and aromatherapy sprays!
Offered by: Catherine Perry
Bach Flower Essence Personal Sessions
Flower essences are plant medicines that offer subtle, vibrational energies of various flowers. The essences have been called “soul helpers” or “soul therapy” due to how they affect mental, emotional and spiritual concerns and may be utilized for their healing qualities. These essences are accessible medicine, which are safe for everyone including: children, animals, the elderly and those debilitated by illness. Flower essences are unique in that they are safe with all medications and health concerns due to the energetic nature of the essences upon the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies more so than the physical.
In these sessions, Catherine will listen to the concerns you would like to address with this vibrational medicine and will utilize her Bach flower essence kit to custom formulate a combination just for you!
Session: 30 minute personal consultation for $30 includes a FREE gift and custom Bach Flower Essence!
Offered by: Catherine Perry
Ayurveda Wellness Consultations
Ayurveda ~ The knowledge of life
Ayurveda allows each individual to self heal by following the laws of nature to balance the body. To not only maintain life, but its quality and longevity as well.
Ayurveda is unique because it heals the mind, body and soul by discovering our true self. In healing ourselves, we create positive energy for those around us, and ultimately the collective consciousness.
Ayurveda, unlike Western medicine, treats the individual, not only the disease.
Discover your natural constitution
VATA * PITTA * KAPHA
AIR and ETHER * FIRE and WATER * EARTH and WATER
Uncover your imbalance
By looking at past medical history, current concerns, personality tendencies, lifestyle, diet, tongue and pulse diagnosis.
Plan your path to balance
By sharing your desires and making adjustments that work for you, at your pace.
Through blooming inner motivation and encouraging support, while working with diet (focused on 6 tastes and qualities of food * not food pyramid or calorie counting), lifestyle and optional, short term, herbal remedies.
Session: Retreat Special of $175 ~ includes 75 minute assessment, an emailed detailed report of findings, and initial suggestions with follow up 20 minute phone call within 1 week Monthly coaching can be purchased following the retreat.
Offered by: Kelly Girard, AP, CMT, RN
Relationship Breakthrough Strategy Sessions with Yasmina, offered at a dramatically reduced rate exclusively for this retreat. She normally charges $200 per hour and it takes weeks or months to get an appointment.
Session: 20 minutes for $30; 50 minutes for $60
Offered by: Yasmina Porter
Holistic Counseling with Reiki and Pranic Healing
Spiritual Guidance Counseling is a heart-centered approach in assisting individuals to awaken to their highest potential. This system aides individuals in discovering their true self and helps them to regain their self worth, self esteem, self respect actualizing them to self love.
What is Reiki?
The laying on of hands is an ancient healing system which taps into the wisdom of our higher consciousness (Rei) and uses the divine life energy of the universe (ki). It has been understood by many as the oneness of all that exists, that unconditional love that is filled with compassion, truth and harmony.
What is Prana?
Prana is the life energy, the life force which keeps the body alive.
What is Pranic Healing?
Pranic Healing is an ancient science and healing modality that uses the life force energy to heal the whole physical body. It is a system for cleansing and energizing the physical body as well as the human psyche. The law of self recovery states that the body is capable of healing itself at a certain rate. The healer assists this process by raising the vibration, the frequency of the client’s body to accelerate the biochemical reactions involved in the natural process of the body’s healing.
Cleansing is required to remove the diseased energy in the body or the affected parts and to remove blockages in the energy channels. It is also necessary for the devitalized part to absorb prana for rebalancing.
Energizing which follows cleansing is the transference of prana to the client. The healer can project prana to the client through Reiki also known as therapeutic touch and the laying on of hands.
Session: 1 hour for $97; 1.5 hours Intensive Counseling with Reiki and Shamanic Healing for special retreat rate of $175 (normally $275) with follow up call 2 weeks after the retreat
Offered by: Ana Maria Sanchez, MA
The Vegetarian Gourmet
The Vegetarian Gourmet offers elegant catering for all occasions. Very much committed to serving the needs of vegetarians and vegans, we offer an extensive selection of gourmet world cuisines, prepared from locally sourced ingredients. Our varied menus – crafted to provide plenty of high-quality protein –creatively combine the best of the local harvest with whole grains, legumes, “faux meats”, and light dairy products. Your menu will be prepared with love and expertise from locally sourced, seasonal, organic ingredients. Selections include many gluten-free options.
Inspired Chef and Caterer: Margaret Riesen
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Moving Into the Light 2014
Retreat Wellness Staff