We have some exciting changes happening at Luminessence. This month we welcomed a couple of new practitioners to our group. Today, I am very pleased to introduce everyone to Marissa Silvas, the creative force and the magical talent behind Skin From Mars.
I met Marissa a couple of years ago and what first struck me about her was her confidence and grounded energetic presence. She seemed to me much wiser and accomplished than one might imagine for someone her age. I liked her immediately and we stayed in contact over the years. When a position opened up at the office, she called me and the real magic begins there.
I have always been a fan of indulgent self-care, and skincare falls right in line with that model. Since Marissa has joined us I have had the pleasure of seeing her as a client several times for various skincare services and I can honestly say her sessions are “out of this world”.
What strikes me as unique about a treatment by Marissa is the attention placed on all of the subtle extras that make you feel like you are visiting another planet. From the sensory stimulation of her multi-layered custom mask blends, to the lasting skin rejuvenating effects of the HYDRO- dermabrasion therapy your skin will feel amazing and you can expect the very best with Marissa’s personalized care for your skin.
Please join me in welcoming Marissa. Her monthly specials, as well as more information on her service menu can be found via the link on our website.
Thank you all for your continued support and patience during these challenging times. We are all certainly having to make many adjustments during these shelter in place orders.
Unfortunately, at this time we are still unsure of a reopen date. The Governor announced this week that the phased reopening process has begin. Our company will be part of the 3rd phase that still has no set date.
As we watch and await news for this future reopen date, our team members are in the process of creating an even safer healing space for our clients. We will be looking for ways to implement these new protocols for all future appointments. We will be reaching out again once we know any details on re-opening. We cannot wait to get back to our clients and to our healing work!
At this time we will not be rescheduling any appointments to a later date until we have a solid reopen date. We care deeply about all of you and want to have the best practices in place for your safety and peace of mind as well as ours.
We ask at this time that you continue to be patient with us as we look forward to re-booking your missed appointments as soon as possible.
Many of you have asked how you can support us at this time, please continue to purchase gift certificates from our practitioners, browse and shop our newly listed crystals and merchandise on our website, and if you feel like you need some personal support Diane, Cai and myself are offering appointments for phone sessions and distance energy treatments. If there is anything you need please feel free to reach out to us!
We love and miss you all so much.
Be well, stay-safe and practice gratitude.
Kate Robb and the collective healers at Luminessence
At this time Luminessence Healing and Health Education Center will remain open and all sessions and classes are continuing as scheduled.
We want to take every precaution to prevent the spread of any potential illness. Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to temporarily suspend our cancellation policy for those unexpectedly affected. We encourage you to take care of yourselves and others by staying home if you are experiencing any symptoms.
We would love to reschedule your appointment(s) and get you back on the books at a more convenient time for you. Your health and the health of others is vital, and we are all responsible for taking care of one another.
Luminessence is following the WHO and CDC guidance for spas and wellness centers based on what is currently known about the spread of COVID-19, including but limited to:
Increasing the disinfection of our facility and commonly used surfaces
following healthy respiratory practices
increasing ventilation throughout our facility
increasing hand sanitation
and providing education on prevention methods.
At Luminessence we offer a variety of healing therapies both touch and non-touch as well as remote healing sessions that can be received while in the comfort of your home or via telephone. Our educational classes on holistic health practices and natural remedies will continue to evolve, so as to support our clients ever changing needs and to help one another overcome the challenges we are sure to face during this time.
For more information on the non-touch or immune boosting therapies we offer please be sure to visit our service menu and specialty service listing on our web page.
Keep yourself updated; for further information regarding coronavirus check out the following links:
Enjoy 20% off of all Skin Care Services for the Month of March
Treat your skin and get ready to put your best face forward! Give Mary a call for a consultation and to set up an appointment (805) 801-5638
The Raindrop Technique is a combination of reflexology, aromatherapy, massage techniques and essential oils applied to the spine and on the feet.
Just in time for Spring! Raindrop Therapy has been known to increase the immune system, relieve back pain and create balance and harmony in the body- physically, mentally and emotionally. Raindrop therapy uses the essence of therapeutic grade essential oils along the spine where it is believed that viruses and bacteria lie dormant util the immune system weakens. The oils create an environment that is not hospitable to these ” foreign” agents, and causes then to be eliminated naturally.
Raindrop therapy is a very gentle therapy and offers you the opportunity to completely relax while improving your overall well being on all levels.
This specialty technique will be offered with aromatherapist Kate Robb please call directly to arrange your appointment. (559) 908-3324
Special Spring Pricing of $120 for 60 minute service.
Summer is here and it’s time to relax and start your vacation off on the right foot!
For the month of July treat yourself to a FREE 15-minute Crystal Medi- Mat session with any 60- or 90-Minute Massage treatment.
If you are looking for a little something more to help you recover from your vacation experience, our Sports Massage therapist Javier Huerta is offering a 15-minute stretching session, at no additional charge, as a complement to any Deep Tissue Massage scheduled in July.
We have an extra special deal on our Hot-Stone Foot Reflexology! Schedule your 60- minute pampering session with Cathy or Paige at the discounted rate of only $45! Need a little more pampering? Add a 30- minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to this service for only $30 more.
Please see our calendar for upcoming wellness classes and healing events offered each month!
Announcement: Our Wednesday Restorative Yoga class has been moved to 5:30 for the Summer months. We hope this adjustment works a little better for those of you wanting to unwind and decompress after a hard day’s work.
We are very excited to announce that we are now offering Amethyst ( FIR) Therapy Sessions as a stand alone treatment or as an add on to any of our healing services. Enjoy a 30 minute bio-therapy session in our private healing suite and experience the immediate benefits of this scientifically backed therapeutic treatment.
Book your session ahead of time for the low price of $20.00 or as an add on to any of our therapy session at the discounted price of $10.00. It is recommended that for maintaining optimal health the Amethyst far infrared bio-mat should be used up to three times a week for thirty minute sessions.
What are far infrared rays?
Far infrared rays are part of the electro-magnetic light spectrum and are close to the light frequency of natural sunlight. However, far infrared does not contain any of sunlight’s harmful UV/UVB radiation. The beneficial properties of far infrared light have received particular attention from the scientific community in recent years, although the first research conducted on this part of the light spectrum was undertaken by NASA decades ago. Today, health practitioners from a wide range of disciplines agree on the beneficial properties of far infrared technology.
How does amethyst quartz enhance ionic and far infrared ray therapy?
Amethyst’s healing properties have been acknowledged and celebrated for centuries by ancient scientists, healers and others. Now, modern science has confirmed the highly conductive properties of this remarkable mineral. Amethyst crystals offer the most consistent and powerful delivery of far infrared light waves, and ionic effects to the human body.
What specific conditions and symptoms can the BioMat treat?
Because the BioMat’s far infrared rays penetrate deeply into the body and promotes our natural state of health and balance, it can be used to treat a wide range of health issues.
US FDA’s Medical Device 510K indications for use:
Relaxation of muscles,
Increase of local circulation where applied
Temporary relief of:
Minor muscle pain
Minor joint pain and stiffness
Joint pain associated with arthritis
Minor muscular back pain
Other benefits found from the BioMat:
Reduces stress and fatigue
Soothes and relaxes
Supports the immune system
Improved sleep (if associated with pain relief)
Reduced inflammation (where applied)
Promotes relaxation by application of heat
Promotes restful sleep for those with occasional sleeplessness
Lots of exciting changes are happening at Luminessence! We are very pleased to now be offering Meditative Yoga every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 hosted by Lisa Williams of Perfect Balance Yoga. This class is a wonderful mid-week reset for the body, mind and spirit. The meditations Lisa incorporates into the class are profound and inspiring. You can RSVP for these weekly via our Meet-Up link on our web page. The class is $10.00 with a reservation or $15.00 for “day of” drop ins.
On Monday, April 8th Diane Enderson is holding a class for those wanting to learn more about working with their personal energy. These classes are always popular and Diane covers a range of topics regarding energy each month. The fee for this class is $20.00, no RSVP needed.
Thursday, April 11th at 5:30 we have class #3 in our Chakra Series which will focus on the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras! Perfect timing with April’s energy influences! This series is taught by Karuna Reiki Master Cai King and you can RSVP via the Meet- Up link on our website, as space is limited.
**Coming soon** We will soon be offering Crystal Bowl Sound Healing sessions in our brand new Sound Treatment room!!! Sessions will be customized and unique with options such as crystal layouts and light therapy available as well. We are very excited about this new addition to our service menu!! More information to follow.
As far as the energetic influence for April 2019: We have a New Moon in the beginning of April, the energy of this Fire Moon is going to bring challenges around the dynamics of family, partnerships and our jobs.
One of the reasons these energy fluctuations are brewing is because we also have Venus conjunct Neptune, which calls to us as individuals to remember the importance of personal care. Aries rules the Solar Plexus and our natural instincts surrounding trust. The conjunction of Venus and Neptune calls forward the maintaining of healthy personal boundaries and sticking to them! Trusting yourself to know what is the greatest good for you and for your physical and mental health!
We also have another influence this month which is Mars in the constellation of Gemini, my personal sign. This meeting of energies is all about talking and networking, a call to share with others our passions and truths. This is a great time to allow yourself to have those difficult conversations that you might normally avoid. Remember, when you trust yourself and honor your true feelings, soulful growth can occur. Personal growth and expansion of consciousness is the theme for April. Go ahead and stand up for yourself and the things you have been waiting to say!
That all being said, I have included a video below on the dangers of 5G cell towers being introduced into our communities. EMF pollution and the damage it does to all living things is something that I am passionate about and hope to educate others in hopes that a unified voice might inspire change! I have also included a link to the site where you can sign a petition against the introduction of 5G on a global scale.
This evening under a crisp night sky the moon moves into perigee, its closest position to the Earth, for a second time this year! This full moon is at zero degrees of Virgo and represents a time of deeper awakening. For many, we may feel hit by a sudden awareness, a spotlight of energy focused on helping us to feel aspects of our inner-knowing, previously easy to ignore.
This Lunar cycle is occurring on a Virgo/Pisces axis, reminding us to honor the fragile balance between light and dark forces. During this time many are experiencing the illumination of vast aspects of our multidimensional souls.
Symbolically Pisces is represented by two fish swimming opposite one another, a reminder of the ever changing interplay that light and dark forces have upon one another. This time brings forward an awaking of awareness, and it is during such times many feel they are in a crisis of consciousness.
With the full moon shining on the water element of Pisces, we are called to reflect on the trails and tribulations that have carried us this far. We are also reminded to honor and celebrate our hard work and perseverance that brought us here; to where were are today. At the same time, Virgo’s influence begs us to find a way to blend our day-to-day routines with our ever-present spiritual needs and nature. Physical health issues may come to light at this time. The disharmony of the moment vs. our knowing of our infinite-self is an aspect to focus on during this full moon.
February’s full moon is also know as the “wolf moon” or the” full hunger” moon. It’s energy reflects on the surface of waters that hold the darkest depths of our souls.
It is in these depths that lie our deepest hidden fears and buried emotions. It is upon these same waters that this moon shines it’s light, bringing old hindrances forward and self-imposed limitations to the surface.
We are ready to move forward unburdened. Lifting these heavy feelings and thoughts into the healing light of the moon. Lifting these limitations allows us to move forward to a clearer, brighter, more balanced future.
Are there things that have constantly held you back in the past? Limitations of self that you have believed were a life sentence? Energy of lack that has held you back from being all that you were always destined to become? The time is ripe to change these old patterns and to move into a more balanced consciousness here on Earth.
Many are feeling an aspect of: Do It Now, time is running out. It is an eyes-wide-open sense, where we will be receiving strong messages of intuition. These feelings are being called to the surface after a period earlier this year where we felt stuck or constantly boxed into frustrating situations.
This “illumination” is showing us any imbalances between work and service, criticism and acceptance. The vast shades of grey in an ever-diminishing right-or-wrong collective.
It is time to express yourself! Stand up proud. Be you! Open your eyes wide to the world around you. Release old fears and trappings of the heart. Swim freely. Float through the hard times knowing that the way is here to carry you. To support you. Trust that the path will find those who are ready.
In honor of the planetary energy of February asking for us to focus more of self-care. We are offering some great discounts on Massage therapy!
1 Hour Swedish Massage :$75.00
Pamper your Sweetheart with our Valentines Day Couples Massage Special!!
Enjoy a 90 minute side by side hot stone massage at the discounted price of $200. Gift Cards are available for purchase, but reservations are limited so call to schedule before this offer expires.
We have an exciting line- up of classes starting at Luminessence! There is definitely an energy in the air for healing and self-awareness. It’s our goal to help promote this energy and give some direction to those in search of healing and enlightenment!
We began the month with an very special and long awaited workshop lead by Diane Enderson. Diane’s shared with us her story of healing and enlightenment in a question and answer based seminar. Providing a look into her 40+ year journey of expansion and enlightenment. Diane highlighted her Shamanic journeys through Central America up to her healing practice of present day. We are so very blessed to have Diane continue her healing practice here with us at Luminessence.
On Thursday the 7th Reiki Master Cai King lead the first of several Chakra Balancing classes. This evenings class offered a variety of hands on techniques for connecting to and healing the Sacral and Root Chakras! These classes have been a big hit and are a welcome addition for our clients. Just a reminder to RSVP early to insure your spot! !https://www.meetup.com/Healing-Health-Education-Luminessence/
Ever other Tuesday beginning on February 12th. Group Life Coaching With Crystals lead by Becky Wilson. This class is truly one of a kind. Highlighting Becky’s multi-faceted practice in Pranic Healing, Karuna Reiki, 4 Winds Shamanism, Emotional Healing, as well as strengthening the body through diet/nutrition, fitness, and tying it all together with Life Coaching she is able to help individuals set several personal goals and then find the commonalities in these areas using her expertise of multiple modalities, It is a unique and expansive course that is meant to not only help you achieve your goals, but to also allow healing and self empowerment.
We are also looking to nurture your creative side with our upcoming Vision Board 101 Class Sunday February 17th 1:00pm-2:30pm. Join us for a fun event that will help you to focus and create a 2019 vision board that depicts your goals for the year ahead. Cost is just $20.00 and all materials will be provided!
Join me Kate Robb for a fun filled night of rock talk and gemstones. This is a free event you are welcome to bring any of your crystals and working stones you have questions on how to use for healing or crystal grid placement. This will be a Q & A event leading us into my next crystal grid course in March.
Please continue to visit our web page at www.luminessencethelightwithin.com for updates on classes. And, keep your eyes open for our patiently awaited Restorative Yoga Classes that will be offered weekly starting in March.
I hope everyone is enjoying this stormy weather as much as I am! Tornado warnings aside!
Speaking of storms, this New Moon energy is ushering in some big winds of change! The energetic themes for February are all about self-love and self-care. Monday’s New Moon asks us to stand up in our divine truths and to stop making excuses for behaviors and old patterns that can no longer be tolerated. The balances of power both internally and externally are moving us towards drastic shifts in our consciousness.
We also have a square happening in the sun signs of Pluto, Uranus and Mars. This square energy is asking for us to find better ways of resolving our problems. When planets square each other we can feel like we are in an energetic tug -of- war. In this case the energy theme of the planets demand a purge, a purification of our limiting beliefs and reactive emotional responses. A reset point if you will. A tidal wave of change to clean up these old patterns and life themes so many of us habitually practice. With these planetary influences demanding so many changes, it is easy to see how the internal shadow aspects of our personalities will be stirring up emotions such as anger, irritation and determined willfulness. Oh boy…. stormy skies are indeed ahead. https://astrostyle.com/aspects/square/
As Chiron moves into the sign of Aries mid February a new cycle of change and awakening is upon us. The time is now for clearing up any unfinished business from June of 2010. For the past 9 years Uranus has been in the sign of Aries which initially would have asked each of us to journey down our life path’s with more of the playful, adventurous energy guiding us. During these stormy times a resurfacing of our truths is ultimately the theme of February with the Uranus square Pluto return. At this time Mars has also joined the party so get ready for some fireworks. Now is the time for planting the seeds for a greater good! Use this new moon energy to find where you fit into the bigger, better picture of tomorrow.
Stay tuned for our February massage specials and our upcoming new and improved class schedule here at Luminessence!