Upcoming Classes


Select the tab below for the course that is of interest to you for scheduled dates, class fees, and detailed class description.

Scheduled classes can be seen on our Calendar. Classes are scheduled on our calendar up to 2 months in advance. If you don’t see a class on the calendar that works for you, please contact us if you are interested in a future class, and we’ll let you know when one is scheduled.

Please pre-register for classes if you plan to attend so that we can prepare the needed materials.

Upcoming Classes

 CLASSES AND EVENTS:

 

Ollie Presentation – Conscious Aging @SVSU
Saturday, September 30 @ 9:00am-3:00pm with Jeff & Jo Currier
Aging and Retirement has become something of a taboo topic in today’s society. There is all kinds of programing regarding what “getting older” should look like.  Join Jeff and Jo as they introduce you to a new view of what aging can be – Conscious Aging.  Make this stage of your life the best ever with a higher quality of thinking and living.  Kaye Thomas-Hogan and guest speakers Jo and Jeff Currier return to OLLI with new techniques to help you experience fun and gentle ways to bring balance to you for your highest good.

Ama~Deus® Healing Method 
Saturday, September 30, @ 12pm – 4pm ~ Level One     
Sunday, October 1,  @ 12pm – 4 pm ~ Level Two 
The Ama Deus® method is a healing energy offered by the Universe to enhance our spiritual growth and awareness and to support our physical mental and emotional healing. It was introduced to the Western world by Alberto Aguas, who was initiated, into this method of energy healing by the Guarani Indians. To achieve healing, the Guarani apply knowledge of working with energy, knowing that the power comes from a single greater Force. Their word for God and Love are interchangeable. It is Love that is the Power, and they are the ‘channels’ or the transmitters of this healing energy.  During the first level workshop, each student will be taught the ceremonial invocation that connects one to the flow of Ama Deus. During this workshop, students will learn nine of the sacred symbols and will be guided in the use of this ‘Love’ or heart-based method of energy healing for themselves as well as for others. The history of this healing technique as related by the Guarani and Alberto Aguas will be shared.  During the second level workshop, each student will be taught the remaining 15 symbols and their purpose. Each student will have table time for both giving and receiving Ama-Deus. It is in the second level course that the student learns to be one with the love energy vibration.
Cost: $ 140 for each level, $280 for the series.

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Learn To Journey
Sunday, October 1 @ 11:00am – 5:00pm with Jeff Currier
Learn to do Shamanic Journeying!  Journeying is a life changing technique that anyone can do. Learn how to go deep within to connect with your inner self and with the divine. Shamanic Journeying is the oldest method used by mankind to connect spiritually to all that is for personal empowerment. Journeying shows you how to travel to non-ordinary reality, connecting to the web of life, connecting to other realms, and the divine to receive information for personal growth and development, healing as well as divining information to the questions that you may have. This is a hands-on, experiential class that gives you tools to create connections for divine guidance in your life. Cost: $75

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Reiki Share – Experience the Energy
Monday, October 2 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm with Jeff and Jo Currier
Our Reiki Share is open to everyone…those who are curious and want to experience Reiki… those that have experienced the joy and healing of Reiki…and those who are practitioners of Reiki at any level.  Reiki Share is offered at no cost, although donations are accepted in any way you feel guided – all donations are given to local community charities. Cost: Free —Benefit: Priceless.  Just drop in…  Feel free to bring friends!

Talking Circle
Tuesday, October 3 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm with Jerry Mitchell
Ways To Wellness is excited to begin hosting a traditional Talking Circle.  The Circle will meet the first Tuesday of each month. Talking Circles are most commonly used in the Native Cultures and ours will be modeled after that. The Circle will be facilitated, and we will use the talking stick technique.  The most common type of circle is a simple sharing circle, where people just share whatever they have to say. There is no particular purpose or theme, and many fascinating side-trips often happen. The sharing circle is also an excellent introduction to ceremonies and other tools.   Another common circle is the healing circle.  By healing it is meant that healing occurs through talking.  This is generally guided by the conductor, and will be convened to deal with issues that are bothering people. These issues may be specific, or the circle may be called to simply allow everyone to get any problems “off their chests”.  Our circle will be both a sharing circle and a healing circle. Free Event

Kundalini Yoga – An uplifting blend of physical and spiritual practices…
Every Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:30pm with Sharon Hutchison 
Discover what Kundalini Yoga “feels” like!  Join us to experience what this form of yoga is or for a regular Tuesday evening practice. Sharon has practiced Kundalini Yoga since he mid-seventies and, in addition to her other yoga certifications, is certified under Marge Thomas Yogi Bhajan, and currently under Guru Kirin Khalsa. Drop in cost: $15 per class.

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Wellness Weekend Fair 
Saturday, October 7, 10:00am-5:00pm & Sunday, October 8, 11:00am-4:00pm
Join us at Ways To Wellness for our first Wellness Weekend Fair!  We have recruited an impressive array of wellness providers who will be offering mini-sessions of their services in 10, 20, and/or 30 minute increments.  Plus, Jeff will be offering a group class on Self-Hypnosis class on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday’s and Sunday’s wellness providers will be different.  How it works:  You sign up on a provider’s schedule, then purchase the necessary amount of tickets for each mini-session; tickets are $10 for ten minutes.  Advance scheduling will be available for many providers; please call the store to inquire and to schedule. 989-486-3820. Prepayment Required for pre-signups.

Wellness Sessions to experience and explore include:

* Access Consciousness, “Bars” *  Acupressure *  Aromatherapy “Scent Tent” * Chair Massage  *  Cranial Sacral *  Cupping *  Hypnotherapy *  Medical Intuitive *  Pet/Animal Communication *  Pranic Energy *  Reflexology *  Reiki ​*

Journey Circle
Monday, October 16, 7:00pm – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier
Journey Circle – Connect to All That Is the fourth Monday of each month.  Journeying is an ancient technique to connect with spirit for healing and direct revelation. Journeying allows you to connect to the past, present, and future for personal and community healing as well as for healing the earth. When we gather as a group the effect and impact is much more powerful and profound. You must be trained in how to Journey to participate. If you have any questions about your ability to participate, please call and talk to Jeff.  FREE community event.

 

Learn To Meditate – Reduce Stress !

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier

Learn and experience how dedicating time to practicing meditation actually gives you more time. You will learn to cultivate calm within yourself despite external factors around you and become more efficient in your world as a result. Class will include the basic philosophy and a demonstration of several techniques, all of which will help you find your unique style of stilling your mind and discovering your personal method for stress reduction.  This is one of our most popular classes!   Cost: $20—Benefit: Priceless.

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A1 Aura Photos & Chakra Report

Wednesday, October 18, 2:00pm – 6:00pm with Jack & Susan Lewis

Jack and Susan use a true Coggins Camera to capture your aura — no computer image.  The aura is an energy field that radiates through and around all living things.  Your aura is an extension of who you are; your actions, thoughts and emotions show up in your aura.  Using a specialized camera that is designed to capture the Aura and Chakras of the body Jack and Susan can tell you about each color that shows up in the aura and their different meanings. Through the interpretive reading that comes with the photo you can learn a lot about yourself.  With the optional Aura/Chakra color print out, you can see and learn about your chakras.  The chakras each govern different areas of the body and affect your physical, mental and emotional state.  Cost for Aura Photo: $30. With Additional Chakra printout: $40.  You must schedule ahead of time; please call the store at 989-486-3820.

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Using Essential Oils

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30pm – 8:30pm with Jeff, Jo, & Shauna

The interest, importance, and awareness of the benefits of essential oils is growing.  In this class you’ll learn the basics of using essential oils in a practical way so that you feel confident selecting what you need for your daily life, well-being, and health as well as for your family members.  Jeff and Jo will share with you the resources and simple techniques that they have learned over the years to make essential oils your new best friend 🙂  This class is so much more than just “Aromatherapy”; it will become a natural “go-to”.  And…you’ll take home your own custom essential oil blend and get a copy of our Therapeutic Essential Oil Guide!   Cost: $25.

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Maintaining Your Sacred Garden

Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm – 8:00pm with Jeff Currier

Join Jeff as he guides you through a journey to create sacred space and plant a garden that helps you recharge, refresh, and grow.  He will lead you through a process to create a special place that you can return to and attend to like any other garden but in this special garden you nourish the mind, body, and soul with those things that nourish you.  You can also use this garden as a place to indicate misalignment in your life and bring things back into balance. Cost: $20

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Collage Candles   
Friday, October 20, 6:00-8:00 PM with Joel Austin Sentz

Time to be creative with candles! Joel is going to share with you his favorite collage techniques as well as a handful of time-tested special tricks. This is going to be a very fun and enjoyable class. You will be shown a simple step-by-step process to create fresh collages with a focus on building a story and surface.  All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring any special photos or images you are willing to use. Cost $25

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Metaphysical Fair 
Saturday, October 21, 10:00am-6:00pm

Join us for our next Metaphysical Fair at Ways To Wellness! It’s a great opportunity to meet with many different intuitive people. $10 – 10 MINUTES

  • Channeled Readings • Oracle Card Readings • Angel Readings • Chakra Readings • Shamanic

Divination • Aromatherapy Tent • Medium/Intuitive Readings • Shamanic Astrology • Totem Animal Discovery • Refreshments •  Watch for a complete list of participants and services soon!

 

 

Shamanic Methods – Soul Retrieval 1

Sunday, October 22th, 11:00am – 5:00pm with Jeff Currier

Join Jeff as he introduces you to and takes you through the first class in this 3-part series on how to do Shamanic Soul Retrievals.  You’ve heard about these practices and maybe read about them.  Jeff will explain the process and guide you through the ways in which you discover how to do soul retrievals for those in need.  Cost: $60

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Oneness Blessing and Meditation   
Wednesday, October 25 @ 6:00pm-8:00pm with Susan Lewis (Every 4thWednesday)
The Oneness Blessing and Meditation evening will consist of Susan sharing teachings on the Oneness Blessing.  There will also be a Chakra Meditation and receiving of the Oneness Deeksha Blessings.  The Oneness Blessing, also known as Deeksha, is an experience, not a concept.  It is the transfer of intelligent energy that initiates a neurobiological shift in the brain.  This will be a powerful evening filled with physical and spiritual growth and healing opportunities.  Cost $15

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Intuitive Readings with Shirley Southerland ~ Spiritual Advisor & Counselor  
Friday, October 27th – Monday, October 30th, Open to Close each day

We are happy to again welcome Shirley to Ways To Wellness. She has been a regular guest at Higher Self Bookstore for over 20 years, and we are excited to have her here as well.  She is traveling from Virginia to Michigan to communicate with YOUR angels and guides.  Shirley, an ordained minister and teacher, has developed an astounding ability to communicate directly with anyone’s Angels. She has found these guides very eager to share their view of your life circumstances with you and provide very specific guidance for your life’s fulfillment. $85 for one-half hour, $130 for one hour reading.  Sessions are recorded. Call Ways To Wellness at 989-486-3820 to schedule an appointment.

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 Looking Ahead to November:

 

Sherry Lord Intuitive Channeled Readings

Thursday, November 2 – Sunday, November 5, Open to Close each day

Sherry can see Angels, guides and Aura’s: she draws from her unique and versatile spiritual abilities to help people, thru guidance; also channels loved ones who have crossed over to the other side.  She can assist you in all areas of your life, including spiritual paths. (Life readings, business, personal & past lives).  Sherry will be giving readings in 15, 30, & 60 minute intervals. Sherry is a gifted medium who sees Angels, guides, and auras; she draws from her unique and versatile spiritual abilities to help people. She also channels loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. Sherry has been on a deep spiritual journey for many years. Her personal experiences have resulted in a passion for helping people discover their own abilities and to love self and others unconditionally with compassion. $35 for 15 minutes, $65 for 30 minutes, & $100 for an hour.  All sessions include a CD recording.

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Shamanic Methods – Soul Retrieval 2

Sunday, November 5th, 11:00am – 5:00pm with Jeff Currier

 

Holiday Open House – Downtown Midland Event

Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12;  Open to Close

 

Shamanic Methods – Soul Retrieval 3

Saturday, November 11th, 12:00pm – 5:00pm with Jeff Currier

 

Future Classes

Workshops

Join us at Ways To Wellness for our first Wellness Weekend Fair!

We have recruited an impressive array of local wellness providers who will be offering mini-sessions of their services in 10, 20, and/or 30 minute increments.  Saturday’s and Sunday’s providers will be different.  Plus, Jeff will be offering a group session on Self-Hypnosis Saturday afternoon.  Here are the details —

Dates:  Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8

Hours:  Saturday, 10am-5pm with a Self-Hypnosis class from 5-6pm; Sunday: 11am-4pm.

How it works:  You sign up on a provider’s schedule, then purchase the necessary amount of tickets for each mini-session; tickets are $10 for ten minutes.  Advance scheduling will be available for many providers; please call the store to schedule.

Pre-Signup is available by calling 989-486-3820, prepayment required.

Wellness Sessions to experience and explore include:

*  Access Consciousness, “The Bars”  *  Acupressure  *  Angelic Reiki *  Aromatherapy “Scent Tent”  *  Chair Massage  *  Cranial Sacral  *  Cupping  * Holy Fire Reiki  *  Hypnotherapy  *   Karuna ® Reiki  *  Medical Intuitive  *  Pet/Animal Communication  *  Pranic Energy  *  Reflexology  *  Reiki  * Shamanic Cranial Sacral  *

 Who’s here on Saturday:

Anne Marie Fox – Chair Massage; 10 minutes/$10 or 20 minutes/$20

Beth Winkler – Pranic Energy Sessions; 20 minutes/$20

Jennifer Hummelle – Cupping; 20 minutes/$20

Jenny Saxman – Shamanic Cranial Sacral Session; 20 minutes/$20

Jo Currier – Access Consciousness, “Bars” or Reiki (Angelic, Holy Fire, Karuna ®, Usui); 20 minutes/$20

Mike Currier – Aromatherapy “Scent Tent” and E.O. Consultation; 20 minutes/$20

Pat Ruta-McGhan – Reflexology; 30 minutes/$30

Stephanie Amey – Acupressure; 20 minutes/$20

Who’s here on Sunday:

Barb Boxwell – Cranial Sacral; 20 minutes/$20

Beth Winkler – Pranic Energy Sessions; 20 minutes/$20

Jeff Currier – Reiki (Usui, Shamanic); 20 minutes/$20

Jenny Jozwiak – Pet/Animal Communication; 20 minutes/$20

Jo Currier – Access Consciousness, “Bars” or Reiki (Angelic, Holy Fire, Karuna ®, Usui); 20 minutes/$20

Kasie Nowosatka – Chair Massage; 10 minutes/$10 or 20 minutes/$20

Lori Irvin – Medical Intuitive; 20 minutes/$20

Mike Currier – Aromatherapy “Scent Tent” and E.O. Consultation; 20 minutes/$20

 Wellness Weekend Fair Practitioners and Services

Anne Marie Fox – A seated chair massage generally leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated plus, it can have positive health implications!  Research shows that in just 10 minutes, your blood pressure and heart rate decreases.  Massage, including chair massage, can reduce stress, help sore and tight muscles, improve sleep, and enhance immunity.  Chair Massage; 10 minutes/$10 or 20 minutes/$20

Barb Boxwell –. Cranial Sacral or Craniosacral is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. Barb’s chair session will focus is on a technique that may help you relax, increase memory, and help gain focus. In general, Cranial Sacral can assist with a range of conditions including chronic pain, central nervous system disorders, head and neck pain, TMJ dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, chronic sinusitis, and more.  Cranial Sacral; 20 minutes/$20

Beth Winkler – Pranic Healing is a modern, non-touch, highly evolved, and tested energy modality that addresses energy imbalances in the body’s energy field. The system treats the body and energy as a single entity, balancing and restoring life-force and facilitating smooth energy flow around the body. As it utilizes prana to balance and harmonize the body’s energy processes, Pranic work can boost your immune system, reduce stress, and improve sleep.  Pranic Energy Session; 20 minutes/$20

Jeff Currier – Reiki, an ancient Japanese method, promotes relaxation and stress reduction by balancing energy in and around the body.  It’s not only one of the oldest energy systems in use, it is also one of the most versatile. Reiki prompts the body’s natural healing abilities, so on the physical level, Reiki helps to relieve specific and chronic pain, boosts immune system function, helps with symptoms of fatigue, chronic conditions, insomnia, stroke, and also with side effects from medical treatments including cancer therapies.  Reiki enhances learning, memory, and mental clarity, addresses mental/emotional issues, and can help alleviate mood swings, fear, frustration, anxiety, and anger.  Reiki (Usui, Shamanic); 20 minutes/$20

Jeff Currier – Self-hypnosis is an easy technique that can allow you to better understand yourself. In this one hour group session, Jeff will explain what Hypnosis is and teach you how to do self-hypnosis. The human mind is made up of two parts that are known as the conscious and unconscious mind. The conscious mind is what allows the individual to exist in society productively. The conscious mind is like the regulator while the unconscious mind is the primitive portion. Self-hypnosis technique is a good way to change this scripting. It is simple and most anyone can hypnotize themselves; you guide yourself into this deep area of thought through relaxation and focus. Change self-hypnosis is when you have hypnotized yourself and are working on changing a behavior. Jeff will walk you through this process so you can gain back the control you desire.  Jeff is a Certified Hypnotherapist.  Group session/$10

Jennifer Hummelle – Cupping is ancient suction technique may give immediate relief for conditions such as pain, stiff muscles, fatigue, migraines, and anxiety.  It provides suction and negative pressure which can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and relax the nervous system.  Reap the benefits of cupping today by experiencing a session.  Jennifer works at Urban Retreat in Midland.  Cupping; 20 minutes/$20

Jenny Jozwiak – Animal Communication answers these questions:  Do you wonder why your dog behaves a certain way? Have you taken in a stray cat and wondered why this animal has shown up in your life? If you have questions like this, I would love to meet with you for an intuitive animal reading. During a reading, I am able to connect with an animal and see the way they are instructing, guiding and helping you learn a life lesson. I would love the opportunity to connect with you and your animal to explore this amazing journey you are both taking together.  Pet/Animal Communication; 20 minutes/$20

Jenny Saxman – Cranial Sacral or Craniosacral is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. As a holistic aesthetician and wellness guru, Jenny specializes in a very unique service called Shamanic Cranial Sacral. This technique uses perception and intention to combine a powerful meditative experience that will address physical, emotional and spiritual balancing.  Jenny is the owner of Urban Retreat in Midland.  Shamanic Cranial Sacral Session; 20 minutes/$20

Jo Currier – Reiki, an ancient Japanese method, promotes relaxation and stress reduction by balancing energy in and around the body.  It’s not only one of the oldest energy systems in use, it is also one of the most versatile. Reiki prompts the body’s natural healing abilities, so on the physical level, Reiki helps to relieve specific and chronic pain, boosts immune system function, helps with symptoms of fatigue, chronic conditions, insomnia, stroke, and also with side effects from medical treatments including cancer therapies.  Reiki enhances learning, memory, and mental clarity, addresses mental/emotional issues, and can help alleviate mood swings, fear, frustration, anxiety, and anger.  Reiki (Angelic, Holy Fire, Karuna ®, Usui) or Access Consciousness, “Bars”; 20 minutes/$20

Jo Currier –Bars is an energetic and cellular release technique.  During a Bars session, a trained practitioner lightly touches 32 points on your head helping dissipate the electromagnetic charge that gets locked in our brains by our daily thoughts, feelings and emotions.  Imagine if someone could press a mute button in your head, quieting thoughts that tell you you’re not good enough or that you can’t accomplish your dreams. Those thoughts come from the electromagnetic charges that block us from believing we can have the life we’ve always known is possible. Benefits of Bars include greater mental clarity, motivation, and problem solving capacity; noticeable increase in joy and happiness; improved manageability of depressive and anxious tendencies; decrease in interpersonal and intrapersonal conflict triggers; deeper relaxation and better sleep.  Access Consciousness, “Bars”; 20 minutes/$20

Kasie Nowosatka – A seated chair massage generally leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated plus, it can have positive health implications!  Research shows that in just 10 minutes, your blood pressure and heart rate decreases.  Massage, including chair massage, can reduce stress, help sore and tight muscles, improve sleep, and enhance immunity.  Chair Massage; 10 minutes/$10 or 20 minutes/$20Chair Massage; 10 minutes/$10 or 20 minutes/$20

Lori Irvin – Through Medical Intuitive abilities, Lori helps heal your physical and emotional well-being.  In a session she incorporates Pain Removal/Reduction Techniques, Holy-Fire Reiki, Cellular Work, Inner Child Integration, Cord Attachment Removal, Color & Crystal Energy Work, Energetic Psychic Surgery, Extraction and more!  Clients have reported relief from the following (just to name a few!):  Back Pain, Stress, Digestive Tract and Esophageal Issues, Headaches, Emotional Pain, Hearing Impairment, Fatigue, Irritable Bowel, Joint Pain, Sleep Problems, Arthritis, Acid Reflux, Inflammation, and Thought Cycles.  Rev. Lori Irvin is a Medical Intuitive Healer trained in Lily Dale, NY and Ann Arbor, MI. She is a Holy Fire Reiki Master/Teacher, State Registered Occupational Therapist, and Certified Ergonomic Specialist providing customized healing to reduce/eliminate symptoms of the body, mind, and soul through energetic healing guided by Source.  Medical Intuitive; 20 minutes/$20

Mike Currier –Experience a new level of personalized, unique Aromatherapy!  Using his “Scent Tent”, Mike incorporates aromatherapy with sound healing and modified REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy).  This type of treatment has been shown in studies to elicit both a psychological and physiological change in the body and can be highly effective in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, respiratory ailments, cold/flu, headaches, and other aches/pains.  The “Scent Tent” can also be used to alter your state of consciousness and promote deeper meditative experiences. Mike is an AIA (Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy) Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, and Shamanic Practitioner who has been practicing Holistic Aromatherapy for close to five years.  Aromatherapy “Scent Tent” and Consultation; 20 minutes/$20

Pat Ruta-McGhan – Foot Reflexology / Meridian Balancing Sessions use techniques that Ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Native American cultures have known and practiced for centuries.  The stimulation of over 7,000 nerve endings of the hands and feet results in improved health including Improved Circulation, Increased Energy Levels, Physical/Mental/Emotional Balance, Elimination of Toxins, and reflexology is a major STRESS BUSTER!  Reflexology; 30 minutes/$30

Stephanie Amey – Acupressure, a specific type of energy stimulation massage, relies primarily on gently applied pressure to various points on the body.  Acupressure uses many of the same points on the body as acupuncture and shares some similar philosophies that come from traditional Chinese medicine practices. Benefits include relief from pain, muscle tension, and stress as well as promoting blood and energy flow and boosting one’s over-all well-being.  Stephanie is also trained in Ama-Deus, Cranial Sacral, Reiki Master, Angelic Reiki, Access Bars, Cupping, Acupressure, Chinese body work and Crystals.  Stephanie has been practicing the healing arts for last 5 years and is the business owner of Soul Oasis Spa where she practices full time. Acupressure; 20 minutes/$20

Events

Downtown Hours, We’re Open!!

Open Sundays, 12-4pm

Ways To Wellness is open 7 days a week for your convenience – our extended hours are listed below. Multiple other downtown businesses and restaurants will be participating, allowing you the opportunity to shop, eat, and have greater access to the unique stores that downtown offers!
Monday – Wednesday, Saturday 10am – 6pm
Thursday 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 12nn – 4pm

Outside the Area:

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