Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of creating and maintaining positive health, and focuses first on preventing the imbalances that lead to dis-ease, then seeks to remove root cause of the dis-ease. The practice seeks to bring balance to the doshas and create health in mind, body, spirit and senses.
Ayurveda defines health as the state where every aspect of our being is working properly and in harmony with one another. Digestive and metabolic fires (agnis) are in balance. The three doshas Vata, Pitta, Kapha are in balance, wastes (malas) are eliminated normally, and the mind, senses and consciousness are in a pleasant state of working harmoniously.
Massage & Body Work
Just 60-minutes of massage is as beneficial to the body 8 hours of deep rest. Massage has a calming effect to the nervous system, reduces chronic pain, and speeds recovery from injury. keeps our bodies healthy by improving our immune system and promotes emotional wellness by reducing stress and anxiety. Promoting harmony mind, body & spirit.
My Holistic Practice Philosophy
In 2000, I began my holistic health journey with an immense belief that our bodies have the innate ability to heal itself, creating harmony within our physical, mental and emotional bodies when given the proper care and nutrients. My massage training opened a whole new world for me and my passion grew.
Influenced by my early career training in Clinical Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, Lymphatic Drainage, and Healing Touch, I combine modalities to offer a personalized experience for each guest. I share healing energy, Aromatherapy and herbal oils to create harmony in body, mind and spirit.
In 2010 started my exploration of Ayurveda and Yoga, as part of my own personal desire to achieve a deeper understanding of the body and optimal wellness. I went on to complete certifications at Karela Academy of Ayurveda as an Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and Panchakarma Specialist. Most recently I traveled to India for advanced training and to immerse myself in the culture and healing of Ayurveda. You can find me leading Ayurvedic detox programs, personalizing Panchakarma retreats and encouraging self-awareness for my guests and the community.
With 19 years experience, my work has become very intuitive. I’m often asked, “How did you know exactly what I needed?" My response is, "Your body tells me and I listen!” I am committed to providing genuine care, helping you to understand your body's needs, and creating a platform from which you can build your personalized health program.
“Your approach to massage is like a dance.”
— Shelia Heim —