Services We Offer

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine

Acupuncture is one of the main forms of therapy in traditional Chinese medicine, and originated over five thousand years ago. Acupuncture restores health by removing energy imbalances and blockages in the body.

Massage and Bodywork

BODYWORK

Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the body to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities.

Arvigo Techniques of Abdominal Massage Therapy Maya Abdominal Therapy is a non-invasive, manual abdominal massage that addresses the health and balance of the pelvic and abdominal organs, the digestive and reproductive systems. It decreases congestion, scar tissue, and emotional blockages, and improves the flow of blood, lymph, chi, and nerve function. See more at Erin’s website

Cranio-Sacral Therapy involves light touch on the bones of the skull (including the face and mouth), spine, and pelvis to release tension in the body and improve body movement.

Polarity is the art of stimulating and balancing a person’s flow of life energy, and is rooted in Indian Ayurvedic Medicine. The bodywork aspect of Polarity therapy is a gentle treatment that may be done on its own, with the client dressed in comfortable clothing, or integrated with other techniques during a relaxing or deeply therapeutic massage session.

Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears which correspond to every part of the body; pressure on the reflex points can have a relaxing or stimulating effect in general and in specific corresponding areas, including muscles, organs and glands.

Structural Integration is a therapeutic modality which focuses on releasing restrictions in the fascia, the sheets and sheaths of connective tissue found throughout the body.

Herbal Body Wrap is a skin treatment where the body is wrapped in fabric soaked in a warm herbal formula intended to draw out impurities, detoxify the body, and induce relaxation.

MASSAGE

Swedish Massage refers to a collection of techniques designed primarily to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish Massage stimulates the skin and nervous system while at the same time relaxing the nerves themselves.

Deep Tissue Massage is a term used to describe bodywork which goes below superficial connective tissue with the intent of breaking up old structural patterns and allowing the free flow of nutrients and oxygen in the blood.

Geriatric Massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. It involves the use of hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and increase range of motion.

Hot Stone Massage uses smooth, warmed basalt stones on the body to add the comforting benefit of heat and gentle weight to a massage, to facilitate relaxation.

Intra-Oral Massage is the manipulation or pressure of soft tissue inside the mouth or oral cavity for therapeutic purposes.

Lomi Lomi is a unique healing massage derived from the master healers of Hawaii. It uses gentle and rhythmically flowing strokes.

Neuro-Muscular Massage manipulates the soft tissue of the body to balance the central nervous system.

Prenatal Massage focuses on the mother-to-be as she goes through the changes due to pregnancy.

Sports/Sports Injury Massage is used to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, to help prevent injuries, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.

Chair Massage involves the use of a specially designed massage chair on which the fully-clothed client sits comfortably to be massaged by a practitioner. Usually the areas massaged include the neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands. A 15-20 minute session is typical, though longer sessions may be done. (Not to be confused with vibrating or mechanically moving “shiatsu chairs.”)

Thai Massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight. Incorporates deep tissue, point work, compression and stretching.

Counseling/Psychotherapy

  • Che Blaine, LICSW, Personal, Relationship, & Family Counseling/Psychotherapy
  • Hugh M. Grant, LICSW, M. Div., Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction

Doula – Birth & Postpartum

A Doula is a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and just after childbirth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Energy Healing

Energy Healing is a process of energetically removing energy blocks in the body so that healing energy may flow freely to heal and remove the symptoms.

Herbalism, Western

Western Herbalism is a form of the healing arts that draws from herbal traditions of Europe and the Americas, and that emphasizes the study and use of European and Native American herbs.

Midwifery

Midwifery includes comprehensive prenatal care and postpartum care on the islands, and birth services off the islands at the Bellingham Birth Center, and other home settings.

Mediation/Conflict Resolution

Non-Violent Communication

Non-Violent Communication, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication, focuses on three aspects of communication: empathy, self-empathy, and honest self-expression. NVC is offered as group classes or private sessions with one or more individuals.

Nurse Practitioner Consultations

Nutritional Therapy

Shamanic Journey/Healing

Soul Centered Ceremonies

Personalized individual and group ceremonies created to honor various life transitions or ‘rites of passages’ and healing processes.  This includes, but is not limited to birthdays, death of a loved one or pet, pre-wedding women’s circles, marriages, divorce, and Blessingways (for mothers to be).  Ceremonies are woven together using both ancient and modern wisdom traditions, uniquely designed with your spirituality and input in mind.