Collab #2: Clintonville Couples Massage

I’m excited to announce I will be offering Clintonville Couples massages in partnership with Nicole Karras, a long-time massage therapist at The Center on High. Nicole specializes in several modalities including Craniosacral, Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Myofascial Release techniques. These appointments will be in your very own treatment rooms with time to share snacks and tea together before and after. This is your chance to share massage with your partner, best friend, mom, or brother while enjoying the individual experience of your own massage.

We will be offering these services on select Saturdays. Upcoming dates: December 15 & 29, January 12

Email heather.elevatemassage@gmail.com or text/call 614-302-6586 to schedule yours; spaces are limited! We’ll see you at the Center.

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Black Friday Mini-Sessions Collab!

During the holiday season, I will be doing some cooperative planning with a couple other practitioners in the Center On High to bring you new ways to care for yourself. First up, this Friday (big shopping day, I’m told) I will be doing 20-minute $25 mini sessions for those who have been wanting to see what the space is about but may prefer to test the waters. From 11-1, technically on a walk-in basis (though I recommend scheduling with me ahead of time!) you can get either a chair massage or a clothed table massage between retail errands. I’ll be in the office with Jessica Trickett, our very own psychic, medium, counselor, and healer. Jessica will also be offering mini sessions during the same time with a meditation session at 2:00 to end, so reach out to her as well for a mini wellness day!

And of course, I will be in the office all day on Small Business Saturday! Schedule a time to pick up a gift certificate or get your self care on.

Gift Certificates on the way!

Just in time for Black Friday, gift certificates are on their way! Give the gift of loving touch and healing this season.

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Love Letters

I had the honor of giving massage to a friend and his fiance the other day, just two days before their wedding. The stress was high, things needed done, but they took two and a half hours out of the chaos to take care of themselves in a special way. When they showed up, they both had notebooks that they wouldn’t let the other one see; while one got a massage, the other would be writing their vows.

This moment keeps sticking with me as I’m grappling with male-female dynamics and isolation in society right now. To see these two handwriting their vows of love and commitment to one another while the other receives tension-relieving care was such a happy sight, one I’d love to encourage.

And so, I’m offering an ongoing promotion. Bring in someone special and share with them the gift of care and love letters. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the Center and have some tea while your buddy gets a massage; then swap! This is not limited to couples, so bring your bestie. $120 for two 60-minute massages. I’ve even got paper and pens. Call or text 614-302-6586 or book online and I’ll take the discount when you checkout.

Lovingkindness Meditation

The timing of next week’s meditation style is quite fitting. We will be learning and experiencing lovingkindness meditation. If you’ve never done this in a group, you’re in for a treat. Generating positivity in a shared space amplifies the sensation – and if there’s anything we need to multiply right now, it’s love and understanding. Learning to fortify yourself by breaking down walls is a powerful tool in dealing with trauma or the onslaught of outside influences. This meditation style is also easy to learn and adopt because it gives the mind something conceptual to focus on. Let’s share together next Wednesday.

Cost: $10 (if you want to take this class and have financial difficulty, reach out)

Where: The Center on High, 3208 N High St, Columbus, 43202

When: Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 PM (note the change in time from past sessions)

How: Signup here

Vipassana Meditation Tonight!

Next in our rotating beginning meditation series is vipassana meditation: seeing things as they really are. What we will do here is allow our minds space, see what fills that space, and begin to reprogram it in a subtle and powerful way. No experience required! And as a client just said to me upon leaving, “life is 95% about showing up.” See you there, tonight at 7:30❤️

Meditation at the Center

After years of recommending meditation to clients as a way to keep tension at bay between massages, I have finally decided to start teaching it. I can’t tell you how excited I am to help bridge the gap between mind and body.

My meditation journey started with books and CDs ten years ago. I sought meditation for relief from debilitating anxiety – and from it I learned to heal from trauma and gain perspective on the world that has made me who I am today. But there were many holes in my earlier education that could have been quickly filled by a teacher and thus saved me much heartache. I’m not sure about you, but affordable meditation instruction was difficult for me to come by.

And so, starting August 29 and each Wednesday after, I will be hosting Open Wednesdays at the Center. All levels are welcome but this will be geared toward beginners who want to learn a few different styles of meditation to use in different situations.

I’m just not good at meditation. I’ve tried before and I don’t think I’m doing it right. I think I’m just one of those people who can’t meditate.

Rest assured you are in good company with this experience. If meditation were easy, we would all have mastered it. The good news is, all you have to do is show up and you’re doing it correctly. Really. During these classes you will quickly find out that the world as it is isn’t conducive to a peaceful mind, and you are doing a radical wonderful thing with your time – whatever happens.

Open Wednesdays at the Center
When:
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM *beginning August 29*
Where: The Center on High, 3208 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43202
What to expect: We will begin promptly at 7:30 with an overview of practices and pitfalls. We will have time to look at concerns or experiences you’ve been having with meditation. Then, we will sit together for a 25 minute session. Topics or styles of meditation covered will rotate each week, and sometimes the meditation will be guided. This is a wonderful way to learn lovingkindness, mindfulness, zen, pranayama, body awareness, imagery, mantra, and more! As this group becomes more established and favorites are determined, rotation will be less frequent.
Cost: $10 (cash preferred) or $85 for 10 sessions

Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot today!

Questions? Call, email or text. 614-302-6586, heather.elevatemassage@gmail.com. See you there!