Looking to Give a Gift Certificate to Someone Special?

The gift of wellness, relaxation, and well-being, what a wonderful way to show you care! There are a few options to help you give a gift certificate from the studio to someone special.

You can visit my online store at this link and purchase a gift certificate that can be sent by e-mail or printed out to give in person. The gift certificate contains a code the recipient can use to easily schedule their appointment online, or they can contact me to schedule too. Take advantage of a current online special and get a $100 gift certificate for only $90! (Online sales only)

Gift certificates can also be purchased here at the studio but since my hours are by appointment only you would have to contact me at 610-451-9577 or e-mail healingarts42@gmail.com for an available time to stop in. The studio will have open hours on Saturday 12/23 from 12:00pm-2:30pm for any last minute gift certificate sales. Gift certificates will be offered at 20% off during the event (in store only), this will be the last day available to stop in as I will be closed Sunday 12/24.

Money saving series packages for many of my services are also available through my online store and can be gifted to someone special.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express Accepted!

Gift Certificate & Series Package disclaimers:

Gift certificates may be used towards services and classes with Christina Rossi. Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash and are non-refundable.  Integrative Healing Arts Studio is not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates. 

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.

New Online Scheduling Site Ready to Use

My new Mind Body online scheduling site is now ready to use.  I have added a link to this post and also placed them on the usual areas of my website.  Thank you for your patience during this change over and probably for a little while till we are all used to it!  Please let me know if you have any questions or problems scheduling.  You will be able to easily book appointments and classes through the website and mobile phone, and there is really neat free mind body app that you can download as well.

Link for scheduling : https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=920711&stype=-98

Link for app: https://www.mindbodyonline.com/get-the-app?_branch_match_id=383048745309865251

Stinging Nettle-Urtica dioica for Good Health

Stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, or as my mom calls them “brennnessel” in German. In Germany after WWII her family was severely malnourished as there was not much food available, their bodies covered with open sores and they had lost most of their hair. My Oma would send my mom and her siblings out along the field ways with big baskets to pick the nettle. She recalls how much they hated picking them because all they had were knives and scissors,no gloves to protect their hands from the sting. My Oma would cook them like spinach and they swore it returned them to health, and to this day my mother still makes them in a delicious cream sauce and I can feel the nourishing, restorative energy almost immediately.  

One of the first to appear in my garden the nettles start to emerge in late February or early March, it seems as soon as a bit of warmth hits them they are ready to go to work, wasting no time.  This year after peeking out they were buried under about 12 inches of snow, as soon as it thawed they were still there, unnerved by it all. They show me their strength and offer me their resiliency.

Stinging nettle emerges in Spring

Nettle is an extremely nutritive herb and steamed they provide daily amounts of vitamins and minerals that include iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and more! It has the ability to restore depleted adrenals and bring more energy to the body.  Making a strong nettle tea infusion is another way of getting the nutrition it has to offer but you may have to drink often and daily, which is not a problem for me, it has a mild peppery flavor that tastes delicious as a tea.  Often I mix it with other herbs depending on my needs and you will find it in many of my herbal blends and is always available here at the studio. 

Nettles are a beloved herb used almost universally by all herbalists for its ability to support the whole body.  Herbalist David Hoffmann states that “nettle is one of the most widely applicable plants in the material medica, the herb strengthens and supports the whole body. Throughout Europe, nettle is used as a Spring tonic and general detoxifying remedy”

Nettles can be easily grown in your garden but you may want to keep them in an area where you don’t have to worry about brushing up against them as they will let you know they are there! The sting will cause a rash which will not last too long. If you have plantain leaves in the yard rubbing them on the sting will make it better. Mine are actually right in the middle of everything and I brush against them often, I’ve actually gotten quite used to the sting and it doesn’t bother me much anymore. There is actually an old technique called urtication where arthritic joints are lashed with nettle to increase mobility!

All over the world there are herbs that have the ability to support and strengthen the body, and some so widely sought after that we often overlook what is growing in our own back yards. Take the time to get to know and love nettle, you will be glad you did!

This article 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.


Crystal Heart Gift Box for your Valentine

Here’s a great gift idea for your crystal loving valentine.  These pretty heart shaped gift boxes can hold up to six crystals which can be custom chosen for someone special. Price varies depending on crystals but can run anywhere from $14 up. The box shown in the picture is $20. Not sure which crystals would be best? I can help you choose the perfect combination 🙂

Integrative Healing Arts Studio, West Reading
Customized Crystal Boxes

Healing Boutique Open Hours Sunday October 30th

If you are in need of any items from the studio the healing boutique will be open for a bit on Sunday morning, October 30th, from 11am-12pm. Any custom blended items will be ready for pick up then. Freshly harvested organic ginger is now here while supplies last!  The galangal is 1.74 per oz and the white ginger is 1.35 per oz.

Fall Fest Thanks


We wanted to express our deepest thanks to all those that stopped by yesterday during West Reading’s Fall Fest.  We had an incredible day and it was so nice to see everyone!

Integrative Reiki

Reiki is a powerful natural healing system that is complete and whole in itself but also acts synergistically with all other healing methods. As an eclectic being that is drawn to many other forms of energy work and I like to integrate these forms into my Reiki sessions. I felt the need to differentiate between a more traditional Reiki and Integrative Reiki since many of these other forms are not part of the traditional system and I want my clients to be able to have a choice in what type of energy work they receive.

The Integrative Reiki I offer is my own signature method which includes all of the principals of traditional Reiki but integrates the use of crystals, sound healing, and other intuitively guided energy work (often referred to by my clients as “just do your thing :Customized aromatherapy is also included if desired. After an integrative Reiki session we discuss anything that may have come up during the session and I offer intuitive guidance.

The gentle healing art of Reiki draws on universal life energy to benefit people and animals of any age and in any state of health.  Reiki offers comfort, nurture and support for the good health and balance of your mind, body and spirit. Reiki is an ancient, Eastern, healing art that promotes healing and helps to balance and energize you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  It is administered by using subtle hand placements to bring about the body’s own natural healing process. Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us. If one’s life force energy is low then we are most likely to get sick or feel stress, if it is high we are more capable of being happy & healthy.

Sessions are available in 30, 45, or 60 minute time slots.  Traditional Reiki sessions can also be scheduled.