Specialty Skincare Services now offered at Luminessence.

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.

We hope to see you all soon,

Lots of Love!


We are still here, and we miss you all.

Dear Friends,

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

While we wait…

We miss the in-person community at Luminessence! We send all of you wishes for peace & harmony until such time as we are allowed to re-open the office and we are able to connect together in our healing space. We will keep you updated as we learn more about the directives for resuming business.

In the meantime, here’s a meditation resource for you

If you’re feeling bombarded by the ‘this is/that is’ noise coming at us from every direction, I’m sharing a quick meditation you can download at my site, Hummingbird Alchemy. It works to open & balance the throat chakra and it’s been getting great reviews. The photo or caption link will take you there. Let me know how it works for you.

But wait! 💎 There’s more!

Kate is cooking up some new crystal options, so stay tuned to this space for her reveal in the very near future! 💎💎💎

And both Kate & I are still available for on-line or phone distance healing sessions.


Luminessence Wellness Commitment

Dear, Friends and Family

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:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

California Department of Public Health https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Thank you,

Spring into March!

New Classes and Specials.

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

A New Spring Special!!!!
Raindrop Therapy Treatment

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.

Ta-dah! a Daffodil

Every year I text my mother a photo of my first sighting of her favorite flower – the daffodil. This year I caught a glimpse one week before Mr. Groundhog was even headed to his doorway. It might not seem such a big deal to those of us in California, but to someone like my mom who lives in the far northern reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula it’s a tantalizing treat, a movie-trailer for May’s coming attractions in her own back yard.

There’s something spontaneous and magical about daffodils as they stand in simple yet elegant confidence that reminds me of our Solar Plexus chakra. Sitting right there at the base of our ribs, it’s the center of our self-confidence.  Like the sunny yellow daffodil, the Solar Plexus is our personal calling card, trumpeting self-assurance and willpower into the world. It calls out,

Move aside winter, I’ve got something to show you. Hear what I have to say!”

How many of us are able to stand comfortably in our body, radiating a surety and optimism that is our birthright? Do you feel it? Maybe responsibility, illness, grief, or worry have weighed you down and dimmed your splendor and you want to feel that buoyancy again.

Radiate your light.

If you feel like it’s time for a reset, we have all types of practitioners at Luminessence that are here to help.

Does your skin glow with confidence? Mary Farrior of Fresno Skin Care has recently added her talents to Luminessence.

Help your body radiate strength and health with one of the many massage therapies from the talented Javier Huerta, Elle Jacinto, Cathy Lizardo, or Page Peters.

Does it feel like your willpower is clouded by an old emotional pattern? Contact Diane Enderson, Cai King, or Kate Robb to begin to shift that stale energy and find your resilience.

Perhaps you want to take a deeper look at the connection of confidence and your soul’s purpose through an astrology reading with Alexandra, another new face at Luminessence.

Looking for insight? Check our calendar or Meetup app for scheduled classes on a variety of topics.

We have a service that will help you stand true and confident.

And in the meantime…

Here’s a yoga asana that will connect you to your Solar Plexus and Heart energy centers:


Stand with feet hip-width apart. Toes pointed forward and knees soft, not locked. Activate your feet by grounding your heels and lift your toes off the floor to wiggle them briefly. Now stand on your toes, lifting your heels off the ground. Next, with feet flat on the ground, roll your feet to the outside edges, then, bring your knees together as you roll to the inside edges of your feet.

With your feet activated and flat on the floor, imagine roots flowing down from the soles of your feet and pull light up those roots, through your feet and legs as you scrunch your shoulders towards your ears. As you drop your shoulders and roll them back your hands will naturally open to the front, lifting your heart and bringing your Solar Plexus forward into the present. “Ta-dah!sana here I am!” as my friend @yoga_sista likes to say.

Share your Ta-dah! with us in the comments.

Thanks for spending a moment with me looking at things from ground level,

Say “yes” to…

During a talk about gaining financial control of your life, I once heard author and financial advisor Suze Orman ask, “Are you saying ‘yes’ out of fear, or ‘no’ out of love?” Suddenly, for me, the chaotic drama of interpersonal relationships coalesced into a self-awareness of why I answered “yes” when I really, really heard and felt the “no” screaming throughout every part of me. Why wasn’t I saying “yes” to myself? Sure it made sense when I got angry, I had been used, or at least caught unawares, right? They should have known better than to take advantage of me like that!

No, I should have known better and over the years I have gotten better about defining myself and my needs. I continue to learn what makes for healthy personal boundaries and how best to maintain them. It’s a journey and it starts with saying “yes” to yourself.

Learn more about Personal Boundaries

Join me at Luminessence Saturday, October 5th from 10 am – 1 pm for Personal Boundaries: Identifying & Maintaining. We will use discussion and interactive techniques to learn to identify and maintain healthy physical, emotional, and energetic boundaries. Empower yourself!

Cost of class is $60. Register and secure your spot right here. Seats are limited!

Healthy boundaries protect your core beauty.

Hope to see you Saturday!


postscript details

Wear comfortable clothes. Writing materials will be available but bring your favorite journal if you have one. This class is best suited for adults 18 years or older. If you have questions, please email me cai@hummingbirdalchemy.com


Hello August!

For those of you who haven’t met me yet, my name is Cai (rhymes with ‘day’) and I am a Reiki practitioner, Empowerment Coach, and mindfulness teacher here at Luminessence. Today I’m sharing a thought with you on intentions.

Afterwards, I invite you to visit my website Hummingbird Alchemy to find out more about Reiki and my healing journey (and… pssst… get a thank you gift when you subscribe to my email!)


Here’s a word we encounter often, especially as we delve more deeply into understanding ourselves and the world around us. We hear ‘be clear in your intention’ and ‘hold the intention for the highest good’ but how do we do that? Think positive, right?

There-in lies a bit of the confusion, I believe, when it comes to living a life with purpose and intention: We think too much! Our brains are pattern-seeking devices with a job of categorizing every nanosecond of our lives. Each category creates fat file folders that manufacture more sub-folders until we have a bulging file cabinet with drawers that don’t close and countless piles scattered across our thoughts.

Try this

So I’m suggesting you try something a little different the next time you set an intention and this goes back to an earlier etymology of the word intendere – to stretch out. Stretch out beyond just thinking and engage all your senses in the process. Spend a bit of quiet time and run the idea through each of your five physical senses. What does that intention look and sound like? How does it feel to the touch? There will be a unique taste and smell to that intention. Let it take full sensual shape in your imagination and let it stretch out into your life and take root. As it roots, so will the enthusiasm that will feed its growth. Try it!


Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master & Empowerment Coach

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