The Gift of Wellness-December Open Hours-Gift Basket Drawing

Give the gift of wellness this season for yourself or your loved ones.  Gift certificates are available at the studio or can be purchased online. Schedule your appointments soon as time slots are very limited and starting to fill into January. The Winter Berry Specials are available through January.

Stop by the studio on 2nd Friday, December 8th from 5:30-7:30 and Saturday December 23rd from 12:00-2:30 and take advantage of some great specials being offered these days only!

Enter your name in a drawing to win a gift basket filled with some studio favorites: assorted teas, enchanted tea lights, a crystal diffuser bracelet, aromatherapy mists and roll on’s, and a 90 minute Integrative Massage & Reiki session! The basket will be valued over $150! You must stop in either the 8th or 23rd to enter the drawing and the winner will be picked on 12/23.

Specials during the events are:

20% off gift certificates

10% off essential oil diffusers -the new Raven diffuser will be in stock and it’s so pretty!

10% off essential oils

10% off diffuser bracelets

Winter Care Berry Specials Available December through January

Here’s a sneak peak into the Winter Specials here at the studio beginning December 1st through January 31st. They will be the perfect combination of dry brush exfoliation, Integrative Massage, and warm stone massage, using the most nourishing creme for dry winter skin in delicious winter berry scents of cranberry and pomegranate. To make it even better, a dry exfoliation brush and winter berry blend creme sample will be included for you to take home and continue your winter skin care routine.
All natural vegan creme and pure essential oils and extracts! Good for your mind, body, and spirit! Booking is now open for these specials as time slots fill quickly! Only $70 for an hour session or $40 for 30 minutes. Click here to book online.

Winter Care Berry Specials at the Integrative Healing Arts Studio West Reading Massage Reiki Holistic Health

Simple Self Care~Benefits of Dry Brushing~Service Special

Dry skin Brushing is an easy and cost effective way to keep your skin soft and smooth as well as keep you healthy.  By adding this technique to your daily routine it can help to exfoliate dead skin cells, improve circulation, stimulate nerve endings, relax muscle tissue, and stimulate the lymphatic system.   It is important to use a natural dry brush and work in small circles, do not use water as it takes away the benefits of the friction. Go lightly at first as your skin gets used to the brushing and could be sensitive.

You can kick off your home wellness routine here at the studio with a Dry Brush and Massage service which is currently being offered for only $60 (regularly $70)until 9/30/17, and for a limited time includes your own dry brush to keep. This 60 minute service starts with a dry brushing of the body and is followed by an Integrative Massage with a nourishing creme for your skin, as always custom aromatherapy is included if desired. Purchase this offer and schedule at your convenience from my online booking site. 

A far infrared sauna session is a great addition your Dry Brush and Massage Service, click here to read about how dry brushing and sauna can make a great pair. A Far Infrared Sauna session can be added on to your service for $5 off it’s regular price. You can purchase a Far Infrared Sauna add on session here

Stand alone Far Infrared Sauna services are also available

Please be aware that these services may not be appropriate for some health conditions, contact the studio if you have any questions or need help deciding what service may be right for you. You can also contact the studio to schedule your services.

The information found here is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.


Keep your Wellness Goals and Feel Good with Discounted Series Packages

We’ve all been there at one point or another, about three weeks into the new year and all those important health resolutions that were made start to slowly fizzle away. You know, the ones where you said you would exercise more, eat healthier, and make self care a priority?  I understand how difficult that can be, especially when there are so many obligations and you’re not sure if you can stretch yourself any thinner, but one thing is for sure, you won’t be any good to anyone if you are unwell.

The foundation for any wellness program must be your desire to feel better, in fact, according to Abraham-Hicks, “Nothing is more important than feeling good”. When you are in a moment of feeling good you align yourself with the divine energy of the universe which will ultimately allow all other things to fall into place.   As you do things to make yourself feel better, you attract more of that which makes you feel better, The Law of Attraction!

Here at the studio I offer many services and classes that guide you towards a happier and healthier you.  One way to really anchor yourself into a wellness routine is to take advantage of the series packages that I offer. With a series package you are buying a lump of services that you have no other choice but to use, you will actually have to force yourself to schedule that monthly massage, sauna, or Reiki session! (said no one ever) Really though, when you have already paid for the services all you have left to do is schedule them and reap the benefits, one of which is saving money, as by purchasing the series you are getting one free service.  For example if you purchase a series package of five massages you are only paying for four, the fifth one is free!  Many times, especially when working with chronic issues, multiple services, scheduled more frequently, yield the best results. Another benefit of buying the series is you can purchase it easily from my online booking site and schedule them right away, this way you may not have to wait for an available appointment time when trying to schedule a last minute appointment, and on the day of your appointment, you can come and go without having to fumble for payment with that after massage fog brain 🙂

To see available discounted packages see the services and rates page or click on the schedule now button at the top of page which will take you to my online booking site.   If you have any questions feel free to contact me for more information.

There are a few studio policies I should mention: the discounted series packages must be used within six months from purchase date, must be used on the same service, are nontransferable and nonrefundable, and must be paid in full at the time of purchase. Series packages may not be used by more than one individual. These discounted series cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.



Peppermint Candy Cane Foot Scrub and Massage

Pamper your feet this holiday season with this special foot scrub and massage. The exfoliating scrub is made of organic cane sugar and pure essential oils, warm towels will remove the scrub and prepare the feet for a soothing foot massage using my special organic winter cream. This cost of this service is only $30 and is available during December 2016 and January 2017 only so make sure book your service soon!



Vanilla Chai Warm Stone Massage

It’s that time of year again!  The Vanilla Chai Warm Stone Massage is back! The pure essential oils in my vanilla chai blend are warming, immune boosting, and smell delicious. They are combined with a warm stone massage to take the chill out of your bones and soothe sore muscles.  30 or 60 minute sessions are available.  Call to schedule your appointment or select online scheduling from top of page.

Integrative Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is an age old healing art that uses warmed basalt stones to massage the body, relax the muscles, and draw out pain and discomfort. The warmed stones are also placed along the energy centers of the body and are able to connect paths of energy to balance the mind, body, and spirit. In addition to the warmed basalt stones other tools of the earth can be integrated into the massage such as crystals and healing essential oils.  This service is extremely therapeutic and is beneficial for those that suffer from chronic pain including fibromyalgia and arthritic conditions. Hot stone massage has been around for a very long time.  The Chinese used heated stones for healing more than 2,000 years ago.  The practice is also found in other ancient cultures including the Egyptians and Native Americans.  I feel a great connection with the stones when using them, as being from the earth, they emit and transfer a soothing, grounding energy.

A hot stone massage is very much like your usual therapeutic massage but heated smooth flat stones are used.  In my massage, I first place large stones over a towel along the spine to warm and relax the muscles, help sedate the nervous system, and align the energy centers. Crystals can also be placed along the energy centers of the body.  I then hold the warm stones and use them the same way as I do my hands.  Hot stone massage is great for those like me who are always chilly and the heat from the stones will warm you to your core.  It is also wonderful for relaxing muscle tension, just like applying a heat wrap would be, and can help to improve a wide range of conditions. The calm, relaxing application of the heated stones also promotes the release of endorphins that help to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.  The warm stones will also help to open up the pores of the skin which can increase oxygen intake and improve circulation.  Combined with specially selected essential oils for you, your aches and pains will melt away!

Hot stone massage is one of my favorite types of massage to get so it’s natural for me to want to think that everyone should feel the same way, but I am actually surprised at the amount of people who tell me they have never tried one.  I do find, however, that once someone does, it’s usually their favorite massage too!

Hot stone massage is generally safe for everyone however there are certain situations or health conditions where it may not be right for you.  A review of your health history intake form would be done to make sure. We can always customize your hot stone massage to your individual needs, and can be done with or without the use of crystals or added energy work. Click on the schedule now button and book yours today!

Integrative Massage & Reiki with Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is known as the ‘love stone’ as the message it emits is the strong vibration of unconditional love, joy, warmth and healing. It helps to kindle happiness, love, peace and calming energy as well as release sadness, heartache, anger & stress. I could go on and on about the healing benefits of this beautiful stone!

Reiki is a simple, natural, safe method of healing and self improvement. Reiki treats the whole person, including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating beneficial effects that include relaxation and feeling of peace, security, and well being.

This service begins with an Integrative Massage, always customized for your individual needs. The massage is followed by a Reiki session with Rose Quartz crystals placed on and around the body. Aromatherapy is added to the session if desired for enhanced peace and well being. This service is has had a profound affect on the positive well being of many going through chronic physical and/or emotional discomfort.

A Rose Quartz crystal for you to keep is included in this service.

This service has a special price of only $40 for 45 minutes or $80 for 90 minutes.

This service can be scheduled by visiting here.

Integrative Massage

My signature Integrative Massage is a therapeutic method for relaxation, circulation, and relief of chronic pain and discomfort that combines principals of massage & bodywork including physical, emotional, and spiritual elements to support a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to wellness. While my Integrative massage is therapeutic in nature, it is generally good for those that prefer light or medium pressure.  If you prefer a massage that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue you may choose a deep tissue upgrade for $15. With a deep tissue upgrade you will get the focus needed on deeper layers as well as the energy work included in my Integrative Massage.(Deep tissue does not mean hard pressure, see deep tissue massage on service page for more information) 

Some of the things that are incorporated into my integrative massage sessions are crystals, aromatherapy, Reiki, acupressure, sound healing, chakra clearing and balancing, and any other modalities and techniques that I am trained in and may be guided to use. I am Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by the NCBTMB.

When you come for your session you will fill out a health history form and we will also discuss your goals and main focus areas for the session.  Based on what we discuss I will base the session off your goals, my knowledge, and intuitive guidance.  While Integrative Massage is one of my signature services, If you prefer, you may choose a Therapeutic Massage which is more clinical in nature and does not incorporate energy work. Any service you choose will be specific to your individual needs.  For a full list of the services that are provided here at the studio you may visit the services and rates page . You may also see services, rates, and available scheduling times on my online booking site here Online Scheduling

St. John’s Wort Infused Oil

St. John's Wort Infused Oil
St. John’s Wort Infused Oil

This weekend I made some infused oil from my beautiful St. John’s wort plant.  St. John’s wort is traditionally known and used for its ability to promote a feeling of well being but it also has many therapeutic actions that make it great for topical use that include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, astringent, and antiseptic which can make it a wonderful healing body oil and massage oil for sore muscles.

Making an infused oil is easy and rewarding as you use what nature provides us to heal.  In this blend there are simple ingredients of sweet almond oil, St. John’s wort, and some lavender essential oil which is optional.  Other essential oils can also be added to enhance the aroma or therapeutic intention of your blend. Take care in the sun if you are using a body oil with St. John’s wort because it could increase your chances of getting sunburn.

Some fun herbal and aromatherapy workshops will be scheduled soon here at the studio where we will be making many of these different preparations. Make sure to ask for some of my St. John’s wort massage oil for your next scheduled massage!

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