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Summer Couples’ Massage Virtual Workshop

PLEASE EMAIL Julia @ threshold wellness.com with interest

Fridays – June 19th, 26th, July 3rd, July 10th
8pm – 9pm

Establish a weekly massage schedule with the person you’re sequestered with so you can be close in enjoyable and therapeutic ways, not just stuck in a house together. In this series, we’ll focus in on different areas of the body, leaving time for you to ask questions, and weaving in plenty of professional massage techniques. Feel free to drop in for one, or make it a weekly ritual.

“The info and skills that we learned with Julia made us excited to continue giving massages to each other now that we can visualize and know what we’re doing! We learned a lot of techniques and some basic anatomy that we’ll continue to use going forward. It was a fun time, too!”
– Virtual Couples’ Massage Participant

Week 1: Back and shoulders
Week 2: Head, neck, jaw and face
Week 3: Hands, arms, chest
Week 4: Hips, legs, and feet

These workshops take place on Zoom. Once you register, I’ll send you a link to join the video call on Fridays.

Cost: Sliding scale $40-$100 per couple

Summer Self-Massage Workshop Series

PLEASE EMAIL Julia @ threshold wellness.com with interest

Fridays June 19th, 26th, July 3rd, July 10th
12:30-1:30pm

Through these virtual workshops you’ll develop strategies to get grounded, increase circulation, and release tension. I’ll share massage techniques and stretches to address particular areas of concern.  With time for your questions, you’ll leave each workshop with a plan to find nervous system regulation and relief from pain anytime. All bodies are welcome and variations will be offered based on differences in mobility and ability.   Drop in for one, or make it a weekly ritual.

“So useful to learn different ways to relieve pain and open body pathways in this time where so much tension and anxiety is being stored in my body. Thank you for all the tools and exercises! Each class was jam packed with great activities to go back to later. Thank you!”

“Julia’s self massage workshop illuminated wonderfully how easy it can be to give your body some TLC when you can’t make it to a professional massage. She facilitates a remote experience really well, talking and walking you through each part of the sequence so you know what you’re doing and how to not overdo it! She also gives you the instructions over email after the class so you can do these exercises on your own. I highly recommend this course and Julia as an instructor!”

Week 1: Hips and lower back
Week 2: Neck, head, jaw, face
Week 3: Shoulders, chest, arms, hands
Week 4: Feet, legs, and knees

These workshops take place on Zoom. Once you register, I’ll send you a link to join the video call on Fridays.

*As indicated in the photo above, a 4 inch inflatable ball is required for this class. Here is a link to purchase a pack of six. A smaller, firmer ball is also recommended, something like a tennis ball or a rubber ball of that size. These are an additional cost, but are incredibly helpful tools for self-massage that will last a very long time. If this is a barrier for you in any way, please let us know!

Cost: Sliding scale $75-$135

Self-Massage *12:30PM-1:30PM* (You decide what you can pay)

May Virtual Workshop Series

Four Week Couples’ Massage
Four Week Self-Massage and Movement

  • Sliding scale
  • All bodies are welcome – variations will be offered based on differences in mobility and ability
  • These workshops are trauma informed

Once you register you can attend all or some of the sessions, whatever works best for you.
Please contact Julia at julia@thresholdwellness.com with any questions!


Couples’ Massage Workshop Series
May 17th, 24th, 31st, and June 7th
Sundays from 8pm-9pm 

Establish a weekly massage schedule with the person you’re sequestered with so you can be close in enjoyable and therapeutic ways, not just stuck in a house together.  In this series, we’ll focus in on different areas of the body, leaving time for you to ask questions, and weaving in plenty of professional massage techniques.  Feel free to drop in for one, or make it a weekly ritual.

Week 1: Back and shoulders
Week 2: Head, neck, jaw and face 
Week 3: Hands, arms, chest
Week 4: Hips, legs, and feet

These workshops take place on Zoom. Once you register, I’ll send you a link to join the video call on Sundays.

Cost: Sliding scale $40-$100 per couple

Couples’ Massage Sliding Scale (you decide what to pay)

Self-Massage and Movement
Mondays May 11th, 18th, 25th, and June 1st
12:30-1:30pm

Combat the increase in seated screen time and decrease in contact with others by connecting deeply with your own body.  Through these virtual workshops you’ll develop strategies to get grounded, increase circulation, and release tension. I’ll share massage techniques and stretches to address particular areas of concern.  With time for your questions, you’ll leave each workshop with a plan to find nervous system regulation and relief from pain anytime. All bodies are welcome and variations will be offered based on differences in mobility and ability.   Drop in for one, or make it a weekly ritual.

Week 1: Hips and lower back
Week 2: Neck, head, jaw, face
Week 3: Shoulders, chest, arms, hands
Week 4: Feet, legs, and knees

These workshops take place on Zoom. Once you register, I’ll send you a link to join the video call on Mondays.

*As indicated in the photo above, a 4 inch inflatable ball is required for this class. Here is a link to purchase a pack of six. A smaller, firmer ball is also recommended, something like a tennis ball or a rubber ball of that size. These are an additional cost, but are incredibly helpful tools for self-massage that will last a very long time. If this is a barrier for you in any way, please let us know!

Cost: Sliding scale $20-$80

Self-Massage *12:30PM-1:30PM* (You decide what you can pay)

Virtual Workshop Series

Check out our new virtual workshop series!
Four-Week Couples’ Massage
Four-Week Self-Massage and Movement

  • Sliding scale
  • All bodies are welcome – variations will be offered based on differences in mobility and ability
  • These workshops are trauma informed

Spots are limited! Once you register you can attend all or some of the sessions, whatever works best for you.
Please contact Julia at julia@thresholdwellness.com with any questions!


Couple’s Massage Workshop Series
April 10th, 17th, 24th, and May 1st
Fridays from 8pm-9pm 

Establish a weekly massage schedule with the person you’re sequestered with so you can be close in enjoyable and therapeutic ways, not just stuck in a house together.  In this series, we’ll focus in on different areas of the body, leaving time for you to ask questions, and weaving in plenty of professional massage techniques.  Feel free to drop in for one, or make it a weekly ritual.

Week 1: Back and shoulders
Week 2: Head, neck, jaw and face 
Week 3: Feet and hands
Week 4: Hips, legs, and arms

These workshops take place on Zoom. Once you register, I’ll send you a link to join the video call on Fridays.

Cost: Sliding scale $40-$100 per couple

Couples’ Massage Sliding Scale (you decide what to pay)


Self-Massage and Movement

April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Mondays from 12:30-1:30pm

Combat the increase in sitting and screen time and decrease in contact with others by connecting deeply with your own body.  Through these virtual workshops you’ll develop strategies to get grounded, increase circulation, and release tension. I’ll share massage techniques and stretches to address particular areas of concern.  With time for your questions, you’ll leave each workshop with a plan to find nervous system regulation and relief from pain anytime. All bodies are welcome and variations will be offered based on differences in mobility and ability.   Drop in for one, or make it a weekly ritual.

Week 1: Hips and lower back
Week 2: Neck, head, jaw, face
Week 3: Shoulders, chest, arms, hands
Week 4: Feet, legs, and knees

These workshops take place on Zoom. Once you register, I’ll send you a link to join the video call on Fridays.

Cost: Sliding scale $20-$80

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! If you are still interested, please send Julia an email. If there’s enough folks interested, she’ll make a second series!

Self-Massage Sliding Scale (You decide what you can pay)


Self Massage Workshop

Self-Massage for neck, shoulders and upper back

Start your Saturday night with Julia, massage therapist of 11 years and teacher for longer, for this two-hour workshop to get you out of pain and excited to massage yourself.  With a small inflatable ball, your hands, and some movement, you’ll release pain and tension in your neck, shoulders and upper back. Aimed at true usability, you’ll walk away with action steps for when you only have three minutes, as well as sequences for 30 minute self-care sessions.

If you…

  • live and work in discomfort and can’t get regular massage
  • keep rubbing the same places with minimal results
  • wail on yourself with tools and techniques that feel good in the moment but result in the same or more pain

this is for you!

You will learn:

  • lesser known culprits for upper back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • how to increase your felt sense of “releasing of pain” so you can stop inflicting pain.
  • basic anatomy so you can relate to your body with more specificity and compassion.
  • stretches to increase your range of motion and actions to increase stability 
  • how breath and eye movement can be massage tools

You’ll leave with:

  • Your own inflatable ball for self-massage
  • A variety of sequences to do on your own: 2 minutes or 30 minutes
  • Awe, relief, and joy in being in your body

This workshop is trauma informed.

Cost: Sliding scale $40-$80 

When: Saturday March 7th, 5pm-7pm

Where: Back to Life Urban Sanctuary, 171 W. Thompson St, Philadelphia, PA 19122; https://www.getbacktolife.org/sanctuary

171 W. Thompson St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Accessibility: To enter Back to Life Urban Sanctuary, there are two steps outside with no railing.

Register here:

Self-Massage Sliding Scale (You decide what you can pay)

Please email Julia with questions: julia@thresholdwellness.com

Intensive Migraine Recovery Treatment

Bec Jimenez, Julia Taylor, and Tara Nayak at Threshold Wellness

You have headaches and we’ve been listening! The practitioners here at Threshold Wellness have noticed a large upswing in the amount of people seeking help for migraines over the past few months. We want to take care of you and we know that the best way is with a multifaceted approach.

Threshold Wellness has combined some of its forces to create a new offering, the Intensive Migraine Recovery Treatment.

Chronic migraines can interrupt life; whether it’s as simple as changing your mood or as debilitating as interfering with work or other daily activities. Taking back the reins with this (6 week intensive?) can get you back to balance and pain free living!

Our three pronged approach puts your care in the hands of three of our best practitioners with three different perspectives and healing modalities. We will incorporate naturopathic medicine with Dr. Tara Nayak, ND, neuro-acupuncture with Bec Jimenez, L.Ac as well as neural manipulation and craniosacral therapy with Julia Taylor, LMT.

Here is a little more of what each practitioner has to say about their work:

Naturopathic Medicine with Tara Nayak

    No matter where you are on your journey to healing (tried it all or just started figuring it out) there are ways naturopathic medicine can help! Unfortunately, there are very few conditions that have just ONE “smoking gun”. Through understanding that migraines typically arise from multiple root causes we can begin to tackle each one and gain progress from each direction. Each naturopathic protocol must be tailored to the individual and will include dietary recommendations, supplements, and lifestyle changes.

By opening up the organs of elimination using complex homeopathics, herbs, and nutrients we can begin to “clean up the brain”, balance hormones, eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation, improve circulation and decrease frequency and severity of migraines. This, combined with the structural and energetic work of craniosacral therapy and neurological acupuncture, is the best approach to PREVENTIVE migraine medicine.

Neurological Acupuncture with Bec Jimenez

Neurological acupuncture is a special system of acupuncture that combines cutting edge neuroscience and current evidence based acupuncture clinical research. With neuro-acupuncture, we can intentionally target specific neurotransmitters and receptors in the brain that have been shown to decrease the level of pain producing inflammatory substances in the nerves and blood vessels surrounding brain tissue.

By targeting nerve tissue in the brain and body we can greatly reduce the occurrence of migraines by depolarizing the excited and over stimulated nerve roots for pain management.  Each neuro acupuncture treatment will work on targeting the patient’s specific needs because no two migraines are alike.

Craniosacral Therapy and Neural Manipulation with Julia Taylor

CST and NM are gentle hands-on techniques which target specific structures to release strain patterns that perpetuate migraines. By removing restrictions in the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord, inside of the brain, and nerve tissue, all the systems in your body have access to the ease and optimal functioning they want most. In this work, most find deep relaxation, relief, and insight. Follow these links for more information on Craniosacral Therapy and for Neural Manipulation.

Package Includes:

1 Consultation with Dr. Nayak (1 hour)

6 Acupuncture sessions with Bec (1 hour each)

3 Craniosacral sessions with Julia (1 hour each)

Total cost = $995

Ideally, all of your sessions will happen within a time period of six weeks.

BONUS! All migraine package participants will receive a 10% discount on any supplements purchased at Threshold Wellness or via Dr. Nayak’s Online Dispensary.

If you’re interested in starting this program, please contact

Taylor Cawley, front desk manager, info@thresholdwellness.com

Please provide your name, e-mail, phone number, and the best way and time of day to reach you.

We look forward to seeing you soon! With love, Threshold Wellness

Holidays at Every Size

The holidays can be challenging for those recovering from disordered eating or struggling with body image. All the diet talk, the moralization of food at family gatherings and office parties, the relentless marketing of gyms and weight loss companies around the New Year—it can feel very triggering and isolating for anyone trying to disentangle themselves from diet culture and make peace with their body.

I am offering a one-time support group to discuss disordered eating, food shaming, body image and related issues during the holiday season. My intention is to provide a safe space for participants to explore the challenges they face this time of year within a Health At Every Size/Body Positive framework. This group is not a space to discuss “staying on track,” “clean eating,” or “working off” holiday meals—except in the context of challenging these concepts for oneself.

The group will run from 4:30-6 on Sunday, November 18 at Threshold Wellness. There is a sliding scale fee of $20-40. Space is limited, so please contact me at jenny@homebodytherapy.com to enroll. 

Winter Āyurveda Workshop

Introduction to Āyurveda and Ways to Balance in Fall and Winter

The medicine is the truth of you. One of the simplest ways to protect your wellbeing is by balancing your lifestyle and food choices with the environment around you. In doing so, it enables us to avoid seasonally induced imbalances in our bodies and minds. Come learn about yoga’s sister science, Āyurveda—the oldest continually practiced health care system in the world—and how to promote balance by using its principles. The first half of this three-hour workshop will introduce the fundamentals of Āyurveda including how to identify the five elements in your food, in the environment and in your own unique constitution. The second half will outline tools to stay balanced in the Fall and Winter. We will learn how to stay in rhythm with nature through a daily Āyurvedic routine and seasonal meal planning. You will leave equipped with accessible and systematic ways of balancing yourself. No prior experience of Āyurveda or yoga necessary, all are welcome.

Each participant receives a sample bottle of Ayurvedic massage oil

About the presenterLiz Fullerton is an Āyurvedic Health Counselor, certified by the Kripalu School of Āyurveda. She is a Registered Nurse dedicated to reproductive justice and is currently becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In addition to teaching Āyurveda, Liz is launching an integrative practice, Ofrenda Āyurveda, which offers in-home Āyurvedic support and cooking for people/families during their postpartum, post-abortion and post-pregnancy loss times. She is a labor doula and a musician working and living in Philadelphia. The Āyurvedic definition of health in Sanskrit is ‘Swastha’, which means to be seated in one’s self. Liz believes that through Āyurveda you will be brought closer to your own nature and unique understanding of health.   

Date: Sunday, December 2nd

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Investment: $45




 

Self-Massage and Mindfulness


 Join Julia for a trauma-informed, body-positive workshop for those who want to take care of their bodies in truly personal ways.  Drawing from mindfulness practices, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and yoga, you’ll leave less tense, more grounded and rich in new, somatically generated insights.  You’ll also come away with easily reproducible movement and self-massage techniques to make more space between your cells at home.

This is an experiential body-based reflection.  I use small inflatable balls to teach self-massage.  We’ll do some meditation, and written reflection as well as a movement or two to help the newly released areas find stability.  I see folks walking away feeling a sense of relief or increased ease in their bodies, as well as excited to try things at home. The vibe will be one of safety and exploration. The workshop will include:

 

  • Sits/meditation
  • Ball release – myofascial release for self-massage
  • Core activating movements- think core as in muscles that lie closest to bones
  • Journaling – to keep thoughts and sensations in dialogue consciously
  • Ritual – An action +  an intention to = manifestation

About the Teacher: Julia has been a massage therapist and bodyworker for 10 years.  She runs Threshold Wellness, teaches mindfulness to students through What Is: Mindfulness, and is in the process of completing a yoga teacher training.  She has taught anatomy and physiology as well as self and couples’ massage workshops to adults. 

Where: The Art Department  1638 E. Berks St. Phila, PA 19125

When:   Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 10am-12pm

Cost: Sliding scale $15-35

REGISTER BELOW


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Couples Foot Massage Workshop

PLEASE NOTE! Due to popularity we are moving this workshop to this nearby location:

https://www.getbacktolife.org

171 W. Thompson St. 19122

 

Join me, Julia Taylor, for an evening of self-care and bonding.  Stock up on some killer moves, bond with a loved one, and walk away on clouds.  No matter your height, the bottoms of your skyscrapers need care.  When you and your partner are confident in your ability to give great foot massages, your chances of getting more of them skyrockets!

We’re going to:

  • Soak your feet in rose petal baths while learning basic anatomy of the foot.  In a relaxed state, you can gain and retain information that will let you give more targeted and therapeutic massage.
  • Practice massage techniques that feel amazing and preserve your own hands.
  • Avoid ticklishness.
  • Walk away with simple self-treatment techniques you can use anytime.

I’ve been a massage therapist for ten years and, most recently, have gotten excited about teaching safe and fun workshops to people wanting to massage loved ones with more confidence and skill.  My teaching style is silly, knowledgeable, and trauma-informed.  I approach workshop with a reverence for all bodies just as they are.

All couples and identities welcome.

Sliding scale price per couple: $35-$75

Friday, July 13th 6-7:30pm

Email julia@thresholdwellness.com with questions.


Couples’ Foot Massage Workshop