Chesapeake Holistic Services

 

Nutrition & Functional Health

Natural Health Consultations with Bio-Communication

Most clients come to us because they’re tired of the tests-and-medication approach that doesn’t always solve underlying health issues.

We believe integrated wellness shouldn’t replace western medicine, but should complement the efforts of your primary physician and specialists.

Together, we’ll get to the root causes of your ailment(s). Chesapeake Holistic’s practitioners combine innovative biocommunication technology and decades of nutrition study and practical application – to create your customized program for healing.

Benefits

The relationship between how you live, and what you eat, affects how you feel: physically, mentally, and emotionally – the lifestyle and dietary changes Chesapeake Holistic recommends will help you to heal and to live a vibrant life.

Mood/behavioral/cognitive: ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, PMS, memory, dementia, Alzheimer’s, addiction

Digestion: IBS, diverticulitis, Crohn’s, colitis, ulcers, reflux, Celiac, and more

Allergies/sinus: Headaches, congestion, post-nasal drip, hives, rashes, food sensitivities

Endocrine: Thyroid, adrenal, infertility, menopause, weight gain, fatigue, hormone balance

Joints/muscles: Arthritis, joint and muscle pain, cramps

Bones: Osteoporosis prevention and support

Hair/skin/nails: Acne, psoriasis, eczema, weak nails/breakage, hair loss/breakage

Autoimmune: MS, lupus, type I diabetes, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s, Addison’s (just to name a few)

Blood sugar issues: Type II diabetes, hypoglycemia, weight loss

Cancer: Prevention, assistance during cancer treatments, post-treatment rebuilding

Microbial infections (bacteria/fungus/parasites/virus): Lyme disease, mold, candida, Epstein Barr, herpes, CMV, HPV, hepatitis

Cardiac (heart disease prevention/support): Hypertension, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, blocked arteries, high cholesterol, inflammation

Detoxification: Liver, gallbladder, kidneys, intestines, colon, lymphatic

Bloodwork evaluation: We assess your existing bloodwork to determine deficiencies and imbalances, and then recommend an eating program and a regimen of nutritional supplements plan for optimal health.

Our Process

Initial Consultation

During your initial evaluation, your Chesapeake Holistic natural wellness practitioner will truly listen to your story – and ask questions based on our staff’s review of the completed forms you submitted prior to your appointment.

As health “detectives,” our goal is to discover the underlying “Why?” of your health concerns.

What makes Chesapeake Holistic one of the Annapolis area’s most specialized and comprehensive integrated-wellness providers is that we incorporate noninvasive bio-communication technology into our protocols – to pinpoint the sources of ailments in your body.

Our Technology

Using biocommunication, we’ll assess your unique biochemistry to make individualized recommendations that will help you to feel like yourself again. This process is effortless and painless, and is often the missing link for understanding underlying stressors and imbalances.

Your Wellness Plan

The next step: we’ll develop (and review with you) a customized plan that includes:

  1. A list of your food sensitivities and how to avoid these.
  2. Nutritional supplements specific to your body’s needs.
  3. Reasonable, incremental healthy-action steps for you to take before your next appointment.

Ongoing Support

Generally, we recommend monthly visits, while we help you to achieve optimal wellness. We work with clients at our office and remotely (by phone and email), usually for a 3-6 month period, depending upon a client’s specific needs and concerns. Many of our clients return (after their initial recovery period) 1-4 times per year, to maintain health and vitality.

Fees

Appointments with Carol Heckman are $175 for the initial consultation (1.5 hours); and $125 for follow-up consultations (1 hour).

*Appointments with Jennifer Salos are $350 for initial appointments (3 hours); and $175 for follow up appointments (1.5 hours).

Craniosacral, Integrative Unwinding & Myofascial Release Therapy (CS/MFR)

Unresolved pain and anxiety can lead to chronic illness and life-changing emotional consequences.

The power of craniosacral therapy – combined with mindfulness tools for home practice – maximizes your own natural ability for healing and life transformation.

Each custom-designed session will meet your immediate needs – and the long-term goals we develop together.

Benefits

Clients who benefit most from these services are those who’ve experienced trauma, health or family crises, or who suffer from chronic anxiety.

Craniosacral and Myofascial Release Therapy aids with recovery and is beneficial for:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Attention and focus
  • Developing emotional resiliency
  • Envisioning positives outcomes
  • Strategies for disciplined self-care

These protocols work to rebalance your body’s dysfunctional patterns and alleviate the impact of trauma on the body – to begin your journey of recovery and wellness.

What to Expect

Initial Consultation

During your initial evaluation, your Chesapeake Holistic natural wellness practitioner will listen to your concerns and the reasons you sought our help.

Depending upon your needs, we’ll design and begin a custom approach, incorporating protocols from Craniosacral and Myofascial Release therapy, as well as mindfulness and meditation coaching.

Our Approach for Your Sessions

CS and MFR therapy works to alleviate stress and protects your body’s systems from the harmful effects of chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. Guided hypnosis may be included to help you visualize desired outcomes and reinforce your understanding of effective self-care treatments.

Ongoing Support

Our goal is to “treat and teach.” After receiving treatment, you’ll learn methods for lifelong healing that offer long-term results and can transform your daily life. Examples include breath-work for anxiety, and self-hypnosis and mindfulness practices to reset thinking from a fight-or-flight state to a rest-and-digest frame of mind.

You may choose to check-in periodically with tune-up appointments; but, you’ll have the tools you need to take control of your health and specific lifestyle circumstances.

Fees

$125 (60 minutes)

$95 (45 minutes)

$65 (30 minutes)

Physical Therapy / Functional Manual Therapy

Integrated FMT & PT for Movement Restoration

Do you have pain that has gone unresolved through traditional physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, pain medications and/or injections?

Have you noticed compensations or limitations in your movement that have formed over the years secondary to injuries, poor posture, or a lack of movement?

Do you have a recent acute injury that doesn’t seem to be improving quickly? Are you seeking to achieve a better overall level of health and wellness?

Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) is an integrated evaluation and treatment system that promotes optimum human performance by enhancing total body mobility and correct postural and movement strategies.

Recent research and functional imaging of the brain continues to reveal the interrelationship between pain, muscular inhibition and poor movement strategies. Just mobilizing joints, giving patients stretching and strengthening exercises, or having a patient participate in “core stabilization” is not sufficient to address the complex interrelationship between the available mobility of the human system and the integration of automatic and volitional motor strategies. Treatment addresses mechanical, neuromuscular and motor control dysfunctions. Mechanical limitations include: joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, organs, and neural/vascular tissues.

Neuromuscular limitations involve the ability of the body to facilitate proper muscular activation and contractions. Finally, motor control puts together efficient mechanical and neuromuscular systems into movement patterns. The ultimate goal of Functional Manual Therapy® is to provide the mechanical ability and the neuromuscular tools of strength and endurance and proprioceptive awareness to become self-sufficient and more proficient in all areas of human performance.

Fees

90-minute Initial Evaluation and Treatment: $200

60-minute Follow-up Treatments: $125

The Emotion Code®

Emotion Code is a precise method of identifying and releasing emotions that are trapped in your body – often with profound results as deep-seated challenges and obstacles are removed entirely.

Think about it… Have you ever wondered where the remnants of intense emotions go? Positive emotions are easily processed and dissipate. But, for all of us, negative emotions from specific events or life circumstances do leave their mark… these emotions are a record of the past stored in your body.

If left unresolved, these trapped emotions (which are like balls of energy) will cause your body to react as though it’s living in the past. Emotional scars can cause pain, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other wellness issues related to your organs or body systems. Truly, researchers have discovered a clear physical link between emotions and health, even heart disease.

Heart Wall

Most of us, at some point, unfortunately experience heartache. These deeply-felt emotions can be so difficult to deal with… it’s easy to unknowingly put up an energetic “wall” around your heart to keep it from “breaking.”

Do you have a heart wall? It’s not just a figure of speech: grief, hurt or loss can actually affect your heart, the core of your being. Is the wall contributing to a physical illness or disease? Is it interfering with your ability to succeed? Are emotional blockages hampering your ability to give or receive love?

We’ve found that most people do have a heart wall. The great thing is: once we clear the negative emotions, lives dramatically change, better choices can be made, and peace is often restored. And, it only takes a few Emotion Code sessions to clear your heart wall, as well as emotions trapped in other parts of your body.

At Chesapeake Holistic, we’ve had years of training and experience helping clients restore a mind-body balance. One of the most important steps for improving your overall health, love life and longevity is to remove the trapped emotions preventing you from living vibrantly!

Benefits

Emotion Code sessions aids with recovery from:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Stress (including PTSD)
  • Pain and other physical ailments/diseases

Emotion Code is also beneficial for children, especially those who have experienced trauma or illness. Often, when clients experience how well Emotion Code works, they want their kids to have a session or two: we’re able to clear emotional blockages for children (including infants and teens) quickly, because they haven’t had years to internalize a build-up of negative emotions.

What to Expect

Treatment Room

Sessions are held in a relaxing space decorated in neutral tones, warm lighting and artisan pottery handcrafted by Deke Logan (who is married to our Emotion Code practitioner, Cathy). You’ll sit in a big, comfy chair during the entire session.

Our Approach for Your Sessions

At the first session, we’ll explain how we learned about Emotion Code and how it works. Together, we usually identify a few issues (e.g., aches, pains, illnesses or traumatic experiences) you’d like to address.

When we work on the heart wall, the approach is the same (it’s just one of the issues we work on). However, when the heart wall is fully cleared (which usually takes 3-5 sessions), big, positive changes begin to occur because so many blocks have been lifted.

Kinesiology (muscle testing) is done, to tap into your subconscious mind (which holds the answers regarding past events). We’ll also assess your nervous system responses and reference a chart to identify which of the 60 emotions (e.g., fear) is related to the questions asked.

Next, we’ll evaluate responses to pinpoint when the emotion got trapped, and where it is in your body. Once the trapped emotion is released (via your central meridian), your practitioner will repeat the protocol to clear the next trapped emotion (usually 10-20 emotions per session).

Ever hear the expression, “I’m getting in my own way”?… After an Emotion Code session of clearing emotional blocks, clients tell us how much “lighter” they feel and (at subsequent sessions) have shared wonderful stories about how they’ve been able to thrive because they’re not weighed down by past traumas.

Some clients opt for a relaxing detoxifying foot bath after an Emotion Code session.

Fees

No charge: first session (45-60 minutes)

$60 (1 hour) – times vary depending on practitioner’s assessment of client’s needs

Package: 6 sessions (1 hour each) for $300 ($60 savings)

Add-on/Combination Services

$60 Ionic Foot Detox (20-30 minutes) depending on practitioner’s assessment of client’s needs.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient system of energy medicine which stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Throughout the body – and along particular meridians or pathways (where Acupuncture points are located) – there is a form of electrical sensitivity. Acupuncture taps into those electrical energy pathways to correct imbalances.

Our highly-trained practitioner uses traditional, cold laser, auricular, and electrical current Acupuncture techniques to alleviate a wide variety of physical and emotional conditions. She specializes in creating a personalized approach for each client that often integrates several protocols from multiple Acupuncture systems:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – relieves and balances physical symptoms and patterns
  • Five Element Taoist Acupuncture – relieves/balances interior emotional levels of body-mind-spirit
  • Balance Method – integrates the Five Element and TCM systems
  • Auricular Therapy (outer ear) – treats entire body through ear points, often needle-free
  • Electrical stimulation – needle-free, gentle electrical current
  • Laser Acupuncture – non-invasive cold laser
  • Acupuncture Detox – releases toxins from major cleansing organs (works really well with Ionic Foot Detox Bath!)

We invite you to come experience the many benefits of Acupuncture.

Benefits

Although the most common ailments presented to an Acupuncturist tend to be pain related conditions, Acupuncture also treats:

  • Stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia
  • Psychological/emotional disorders
  • Immune support and illness prevention
  • Addictions to carbs, alcohol, tobacco, drugs
  • Digestive disorders
  • Osteoarthritis, back pain and other musculoskeletal issues
  • Inflammation anywhere in the body
  • Headaches, allergies, migraines
  • Fertility, painful periods, hormone irregularities, PMS, menopause
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell’s Palsy, TMJ
  • Oncology support/fatigue and discomfort associated with chemotherapy

What to Expect

Treatment Room

The Acupuncture room is a calming and nurturing private space that promotes relaxation and healing.

Our Approach for Your Sessions

After intensively discussing your health history and wellness goals, we’ll develop a tailored treatment plan. Each client (and condition) responds differently to Acupuncture – and requires personalized, attentive care, with the aim of resolving the underlying imbalances leading to states of illness.

While you’ll experience symptom relief in one visit, we usually recommend a series of sessions. Dietary and lifestyle changes will also be discussed and recommended.

Depending upon your preference (and our recommendations), we’ll use thin needles, a light-laser, or electrical current – or a combination of approaches – to stimulate your trigger points (meridians) and restore balance to body systems’ functions and energy flow.

Traditional Acupuncture (TCM)

TCM is a time-honored, trusted and spiritual experience. And, most clients find comfort in the ritual and its results. Traditional Acupuncture relieves distressing physical symptoms and patterns (e.g., post-surgery pain management, nausea symptoms from chemotherapy, and inflammatory conditions), and helps to restore overall health and balance.

We’ll stimulate specific meridian points by inserting sterilized, disposable stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) – these, in turn, send nerve impulses to the brain to treat a wide variety of imbalances and disorders. You may be wondering, “Is this safe?” Yes, the safety of Acupuncture needles is regulated by the FDA to ensure sterility (including disposable single-use standards) and quality manufacturing practices.

Five Element Acupuncture

This ancient practice (also called Five Phase Acupuncture) is founded on the premise that the five primal life-force elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water) must be in sync to achieve wellbeing. The Five Elements approach identifies the causative factor of an ailment: resolving the core issue (cause) restores balance and alleviates symptoms.

This approach also addresses interior factors, such as emotions and the broader patterns of the personality. Five Element Acupuncture is effective for chronic anxiety, stress, emotional imbalances/mood, digestive issues (e.g., IBS), insomnia, jaw pain, and many other conditions.

Balance Method Acupuncture

The Balance Method integrates the Five Element and TCM Acupuncture approaches to healing. Both Acupuncture systems: promote balance and harmony (physically, emotionally and mentally); stimulate and strengthen the immune system; provide an overall sense of wellbeing to help clients cope more effectively with daily stress; and assist in personal growth and emotional transformation.

Auricular Acupuncture (Outer-Ear Acupuncture)

Auricular Acupuncture (Auricular Medicine) is a safe, non-invasive energy approach for accessing and stimulating points on the external ears to detect and treat health conditions. Practitioners worldwide use this therapy to treat pain, addictions, cravings, internal disorders, and mental and emotional problems. Auricular Acupuncture may be used in conjunction with other Acupuncture treatments, or by itself, and it is often effective when other approaches have failed.

Why the ears? Your ears have the highest density of Acupuncture points on your body: ears are essentially a microsystem of the entire body. When an auricular point is “active,” this indicates an imbalance in a corresponding location in the body (like reflexology). We can treat these points several ways, using: very small Acupuncture needles; needle-free devices (e.g., electrostim or laser stimulation); pressure; or tape to apply small seeds to the ear points.

Acupuncture Detox

You can detoxify your body with Acupuncture! Ancient Chinese physicians strongly believed in preventative care: “A superior healer is one who treats a disease before it shows symptoms…” Acupuncture Detox (Acudetox) is an auricular (ear) protocol which has a natural diuretic effect; it helps your body detoxify by eliminating toxins from the liver, kidney and lungs through the urinary tract and lymph system.

This approach effectively cleanses the effects of trauma, and can also help reduce appetite or cravings – while it eliminates blockage of the Qi (life force/energy) which clears the mind and brings about a sense of calm and wellbeing. This is where Acupuncture Detox shines! It may be combined with other Acupuncture protocols or administered as a stand-alone treatment.

Needle-free Acupuncture

Some people hesitate to receive Acupuncture treatment due to fear of needles. Fortunately, other options do exist: mild electrical stimulation (electrostim) and low-power laser Acupuncture are two non-invasive protocols we provide.

ElectroAcupuncture (Electrostim). This approach uses a pulsating electrical current device to stimulate Acupuncture points. The electro-Acupuncture device delivers less than a milliampere of current (about the same as a wristwatch battery) – virtually no current is transmitted through the body; but, there are enough stimuli to positively affect the treated areas. Electrostim is especially effective as a needle-free approach to Auricular (ear) Acupuncture.

Laser Acupuncture. Your practitioner will use light-laser electrical pulses (at specific wavelengths) to influence meridian points’ flow/electrical current. The “cold” laser has a low-powered beam that doesn’t produce a sensation of pain or heat (and cannot burn the skin). This approach does not harm tissues and is safe for use on sensitive skin, especially for children and the elderly. Laser Acupuncture supports cellular regeneration, reduces pain and inflammation, improves circulation, and stimulates hair growth, to name a just a few examples. It’s practiced widely throughout Europe and Asia and is quickly gaining popularity in the US.

Treatment Options (included in session cost)

Cupping. This ancient Chinese healing art was, at one time, a common therapy for a wide variety of complaints. Cupping has been making a comeback! It’s a technique of applying suction cups to the skin, to move Qi and blood and to remove stagnation of any kind from the body by “releasing it to the surface.” Cupping is most often used on the back, to release chronically tight muscles, or for those at the beginning stages of a cold or flu.

Moxibustion. Burning the herb mugwort directly over Acupuncture points allows the heat to penetrate areas around the points, or along the channels that influence Qi and blood flow. The dried mugwort is called moxa wool, a soft, clump-able herb that can be used in a wide variety of ways (indirectly and directly) to penetrate the skin’s pores with warmth and healing wavelengths. The indications for moxa’s use are many, including weakness, pain, injury, and post-surgical recovery.

Fees

$220 (2-2.5 hours) comprehensive health history and assessment – includes initial Acupuncture treatment

$110 (75 minutes) follow-up sessions

$95 (50 minutes) Acupuncture Detox – may be seated or table

Add-on/Combination Services

$60 Ionic Foot Detox (20-30 minutes) depending on practitioner’s assessment of client’s needs

Package: $135 Acupuncture Detox w/Ionic Foot Detox

ONDAMED®

Invented by electronics engineer, Rolf Binder in Schwanau, Germany, this technology is the culmination of 25 years of research in biophysical medical testing and therapy that resulted in the development of several well-known and sophisticated therapeutic devices. On the basis of this experience, Binder discovered how to interrogate the body’s communication systems and introduce specific signals that stimulate the natural healing process. Medical professionals worldwide have been using ONDAMED with remarkable success for over a decade. ONDAMED (latin: wave medicine) is a technology based on specific Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) and its use centers around Pulse Biofeedback, enabling the practitioner to access each individual’s needs. ONDAMED’s unique feature enables the practitioner to monitor patients’ responses to a wide variety of subtle electromagnetic fields initiated via a special applicator, and select which frequencies are most appropriate. These signals are then introduced with a hand-held applicator or the larger matrix applicator. The ONDAMED System complements existing treatments, including pharmaceuticals, homeopathic remedies, and nutritional supplements and can be safely used with other therapeutic modalities. The patients respond faster and the effects are longer lasting.

How Does ONDAMED Work?

ONDAMED is based on the principle of electromagnetic induction to a highly focused, pulsed electromagnetic field that penetrates deep into a targeted region of the body. It painlessly stimulates tissue, eliciting a pulsed biofeedback signal to alert the practitioner of potential treatment foci.

Who Can Benefit from ONDAMED?

Over the past 50 years, scientists and engineers have developed various techniques for “looking” inside the body to diagnose disease and trauma. Examples include X-Ray, CT scans, MRI, Ultrasound, and others. Similarly, treatments are provided by the energy from lasers, the Gamma Knife, and so on. ONDAMED, a specific Electromagnetic Field Biofeedback device, combined with an individual’s own pulse biofeedback, is yet another non-invasive breakthrough modality to enable the practitioner to relieve pain, improve cell function and circulation, and promote relaxation. ONDAMED can be used on anyone are seeking relief from pain, promoting relaxation and improved sleep patterns, as well as improved circulation. ONDAMED helps the practitioner provide painless and non-invasive complement or alternative pain relief options, supporting surgery and drugs. ONDAMED can enhance the effectiveness of conventional treatments and accelerate recovery time while reducing side effects.

ONDAMED is non-invasive, safe, and has no known side effects.

Fees

$75 per session / $337 for 5 sessions / $975 for 15 sessions (payment plan available)

$45 per 30-minute session / $200 for 5 30-minute sessions

Therapeutic Massages

Holistic wellness is about being healthy from the inside out: consideration of the whole person, body, mind and spirit – and Therapeutic Massages are an important aspect of integrated wellness.

Each session is custom-designed to meet your needs at the time. Your Chesapeake Holistic practitioner will be a licensed massage therapist who will incorporate agreed-upon elements of Swedish and deep tissue with Lomi Lomi, a Hawaiian form of bodywork.

We also include high-end spa extras without additional fees: our goal is to guide you to a balanced, relaxed state of being.

Benefits

Therapeutic Massage aids with recovery from:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle and emotional tension
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Soreness and stiffness

Massages are especially beneficial for over-worked, over-scheduled, stressed people trying to find balance and wellness by adding the productive rest a truly restorative massage provides:

  • Teens experiencing school and social stress
  • Mothers who juggle so much every day
  • Husbands of female clients who just need a break
  • Anyone with a compromised immune system who needs restorative touch and relaxation

What to Expect

Spa Treatment Room

Our well-appointed Massage Therapy space is designed with natural elements to encourage deep rest. It’s a safe and peaceful space where you can let go of all pressures, worries and concerns, and trust our care and expertise. Ocean waves and nature sounds will help to elicit a slower, gentler and more natural rhythm for your breath to follow, guiding you to attain inner calm.

Our Approach for Your Sessions

Before each session, we’ll briefly discuss your wellness goal(s) and agree upon the massage techniques that will be the most restorative and balancing.

Massage options are 60-90 minute timeframes. Clients find 90 minutes is the perfect amount of time to really slip away and have each area of the body massaged, as well as some extra time to focus where they really need it!

We customize each massage with hot towels, exfoliating foot butters, reflexology, and therapeutic-grade essential oils. Deeply soothing and grounding warm basalt stones are another free option; stones truly help bring you back down to earth while soothing deep knots into relaxation.

Your massage will conclude with mindfulness techniques to guide you back to the present moment and warm oils to soothe the body, mind and spirit into a state of restfulness.

Clients often opt to add a foot scrub or a mini-facial after an hour-long massage. (A 30-minute facial allows just enough time to choose one facial concern to address.)

Fees

Massages

$90 (1 hour)

$120 (1.5 hours)

Package: 4 sessions (1 hour each) for $310

Add-on/Combination Services

$10 Foot scrub

Combo session (total of 1.5 hours): $130 Massage (1 hour) + Facial (30 mins)

Facials

Our licensed Esthetician will design each custom Facial treatment with your wellbeing in mind, while addressing your skincare concerns. She uses organic products derived from fruits, plants and herbs that balance the skin and increase its glow. Trust us, the relaxing spa treatment will provide results you’ll love.

Self-care via regular facials is one of the many integrated wellness services we offer at Chesapeake Holistic. Clients often add a foot scrub, Massage, and/or Ionic Foot Detox to create a morning or afternoon of beauty and restorative rest.

Benefits

Skillfully delivered Esthetics (Facials) aide with recovery for:

  • Acne
  • Fine lines
  • Dryness
  • Dehydration
  • Rough skin texture
  • Large pores
  • Rosacea

Who benefits most from a Chesapeake Holistic Facial? Well, everyone… Our clients include:

  • Teens experiencing acne breakouts and other skin issues
  • Women and men focused on aging well
  • Menopausal women with skin changes from hormones

What to Expect

Spa Treatment Room

Our well-appointed Facial treatments space is where we also perform Massage Therapy. The room is designed with natural elements and meant to encourage deep rest. It’s a safe and peaceful space where you can let go of all pressures, worries and concerns, and trust our care and expertise. Ocean waves and nature sounds will help to elicit a slower, gentler and more natural rhythm for your breath to follow, guiding you to attain inner calm.

Our Approach for Your Sessions

You may book Facials in 30, 60 or 90 minute timeframes.

A 30-minute Facial allows just enough time to choose one skincare concern to focus on balancing (it’s also a very popular addition to a 60-minute Massage).

A 60-minute Facial includes essential oils, warm basalt stones and warm towels. Essential oil scrub butter may also be incorporated, in just the right combination, to promote relaxation. You’ll also receive a customized stress-relieving massage as part of your Facial treatment!

90-minute Facials enable us to give extra attention to problem-skin areas. When we’re stressed, our skin is the last place nourished by our bodies (nutrients are directed elsewhere). The result is that dull, undernourished look we all notice during times of intense pressure. A 90-minute facial allows for more stress reduction: focusing on neck, shoulder, arm and hands, as well as a foot massage with warm towels!

After reviewing the Skincare Questionnaire you completed before your appointment, we’ll discuss your skin’s needs, and your Esthetician will determine a tailored skincare approach. We use Shira organic products to customize every Facial, every time.

Our Esthetician addresses dry/dehydrated skin and oily/acne-prone skin with plant-based products – starting with hot towels (to open pores), followed by a coconut and oatmeal cleanser, or a green tea cleanser and pomegranate toner.

She also uses organic peels (such as pineapple papaya, lemon alpha hydroxy, sugarcane micro-derm, and pumpkin) and/or an acai mask to attend to anti-aging needs, dehydration and dry skin concerns.

The finishing touch? Moisturizer! Grapefruit (to name a few choices) for oily skin. For dry skin: avocado or pinot noir moisturizer, plus bergamot or cucumber eye cream.

Expect to feel fully pampered and refreshed from a Facial at Chesapeake Holistic!

Fees

Facials

$50 (half-hour)

$90 (1 hour)

$120 (1.5 hours)

Package: 4 sessions (1hour each) for $310

Add-on/Combination Services

$10 Foot scrub

$130 Facial (30 mins) / Massage (1 hour) combo session (total of 1.5 hours)

Ionic Foot Detox

Ionic Foot Detox is one of Chesapeake Holistic’s newest services for optimum health and vibrant living.

Similar to Acupuncture and Reflexology, Ionic Foot Detox stimulates the body’s energy meridians. Our ionic bath uses the principles of negative-ionization, rebalancing energy and creating a positive cellular environment – helping your body to heal itself, by drawing out unwanted toxins, during the session and for several days afterward.

Clients often add a relaxing foot detox while they’re here for other services, such as: Massage, Emotion Code, Craniosacral Therapy, and Somato-Emotional Hypnosis. (We do not schedule Ionic Foot Detox to occur on the same day a client has an ONDAMED or Acupuncture session, as these protocols work on the same meridians.)

Benefits

Ionic Foot Detox aides with recovery and helps clients experience:

  • Ability to relax more easily and to sleep restfully
  • Improved lymphatic circulation
  • Boosted immune system function
  • Increase in natural energy levels
  • Reduced muscle and joint pain/inflammation

What to Expect

Treatment Room

The location of your Ionic Foot Detox session will depend upon your practitioner and which treatment rooms are available.

Our Approach for Your Sessions

After reviewing the Foot Detox Service Waiver you completed before your appointment, we’ll explain the Ionic Foot Detox protocol so you know what to expect.

During an Ionic Foot Detox session, negative ions in the foot bath attract and extract toxins from inside your body. These toxins are released through the energy meridians in your feet. Expect the foot bath water to turn color as this detoxification occurs.

Water color / toxin removal guide:

  • Yellow/green — Urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, reproductive organs (gynecological or prostate disorder, kidney or bladder infections)
  • Black flecks — Heavy metals (memory issues, chronic fatigue, mental fog)
  • Orange — Joints, muscles (arthritis, rheumatism, gout, neuropathy, fibromyalgia)
  • Brown — Lungs, cellular debris (smoking, second-hand smoke, air pollution)
  • White — GI tract (Candida, yeast infections, insomnia, headaches)
  • Dark green/black — Gallbladder, liver, stomach (gallstones, immune system, acid reflux, nausea)
  • Red flecks — Blood clot material (arterial blockages, bruising, hypertension, cold hands/feet)
  • White foam — Lymphatic system (menses disorders, tender/clogged lymph nodes, skin disorders, allergies)
  • Black — Liver (alcohol use, elevated liver enzymes on bloodwork)

We estimate the toxins you’ll see drawn from your body (into the foot bath water), are only 10% of the total detoxification that will occur. The other 90% happens several days after a treatment, as toxic material leaves your body via your excretory system.

It’s important to drink adequate water – to improve toxin excretion and to protect your organs and body systems – the day of (and for several days after) an Ionic Foot Detox bath session.

While one session will definitely kick-start detoxification, some clients more fully experience the benefits of Ionic Foot Detox with 2-3 treatments.

Fees

$60 (20-30 minutes) treatment times vary depending on practitioner’s assessment of client’s needs

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