News Briefs

Celebrating Art and Healing

Star & Splendor will host an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m., December 7, with mixed media wall scrolls and drawings by Catskill area artist Sarah Butler. Works for Meditative Space will be on view through January 31, 2020. Butler works with the themes of time and esoteric symbols. …

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New Resource for Massage Professionals

Nick Pavoldi ASIP, LMT, owner of Bodywork Professionals, has opened the Bodywork Guild, offering an array of classes and training aimed at the professional massage therapist. Classes are focused on massage and bodywork skills and techniques that are accessible, fun to learn and will enhance their practice. He says, “The …

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Kudos to Divine Sisterhood in Troy

The Holiday Compassionate Acts of Service Initiative, created by Divine Sisterhood’s founder Vici Armsby, provided compassionate care packages to 40 students within the Capital Region’s LGBTQ community who have little to no relationship with their family because of their orientation and no longer live at home. They also provided 40 …

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Brand-New Space for Conscious Movements

Buffy Owens, owner of Conscious Movements is offering private Feldenkrais sessions (functional integration) and small group Awareness Through Movement at a new office located at 1913 5th Avenue, Suite 102, in Troy. The Feldenkrais Method is a unique approach that utilizes gentle movement and awareness to tap into the nervous …

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Neck and Back Pain Relieved by CranioSacral Therapy

Elena Ajdelsztajn is a certified CranioSacral Therapist and owner of Welcome Home Integrative Bodywork, in Albany. She is offering $10 off first sessions during November 2019. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle and natural way to release tensions deep in the body, to relieve pain and improve health. It works …

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More Holistic Choices in Ballston Lake

Joan Ann Fissette, owner of Freedom Thru Hypnosis, and Albert Fissette, owner of Light Therapy Services, are expanding and moving to a larger location at 5 Longkill Road, in Ballston Lake, with a dedicated teaching area. They are joined by Sara Meierdiercks, a reiki master and intuitive with a BS …

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Handmade Soap Containing No Harmful Ingredients

Jill Sullivan-Keating, owner and “soapreneur” of Evolve Handcrafted Soap Company, handcrafts bath and body products made with organic ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. She says, “We specialize in soap and handcraft organic soap made with goat’s milk, as well as vegan soaps.” She can be found from 9 …

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Experience Wellness From the Inside-Out

Erica Accuosti, RN, integrative health, wellness and nutrition coach, takes an integrative approach by looking at the whole individual and all the aspects that can play a role in achieving optimal health and wellness. She says, “The body is amazing and can heal itself, given the right tools; building health …

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Healing Whispers Welcomes Clients and Practitioners

Healing Whispers is a wellness center offering events, services and workshops, as well as rental space for holistic practitioners. Owner and operator Josetta Jenkins-Smith says, “Our goal is be a safe, welcoming space, to all seekers on the path of wellness. We have a diverse community of practitioners, which enables …

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A New Outlook on Healing

Renata Filiaci, MSHW, is a manager and holistic health practitioner at Upstate CBD, with concentrations in homeopathy, nutrition, aromatherapy and herbal medicine, including mushrooms and cannabis sativa. She creates complementary and alternative regimes geared toward client needs. Using current health records via a confidential new client form, she considers any …

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