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Headache Workshop

This online workshop combines self-massage and somatic techniques to tend to our head, that place that does so much. Did you know many heads weigh about 11 pounds, more than most newborn babies? This place is there for us when we want to connect with others, take in the world through our senses, and communicate. When we attend to it in new ways we get new results. Let’s give our heads nurturing, care and support, to relieve pain, lighten the load on our neck and shoulders, and allow more flow.   

This is intended for you if you:

  • have frequent headaches
  • feel stuck in your head
  • want to connect with your body and emotions in a new way
  • want to gather some tools and techniques to feel better anytime

Learn more about the teachers at their websites : Ambrose and Julia

Date: Thursday, July 28th 6pm-7:45pm

Where: Zoom link provided upon registration

Cost: Sliding scale $35-$142 (pay what you can)

Headache Workshop – Pay what you wish

For more info, email Julia @ thresholdwellness.com

Queer Partner’s Virtual Massage Workshop

Grab someone you’re feeling safe being inside with, be it a sweetie or a friend. Let’s spend a Friday evening getting inspired to massage with some new, therapeutic touch skills. 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.

In a world where no one gets hurt to make someone else feel better, we’ll make our way through these parts of the body:

  1. Shoulders
  2. Head
  3. Neck
  4. Hands
  5. Feet

These workshops take place on Zoom. Once you register, I’ll send you a link to join the video call on Friday. You’ll need a warm, comfortable place to be where one of you can lie on your back (bed or sofa), an oil (coconut, olive, anything you have available works) or massage cream, and your hands.

Email Julia @ threshold wellness.com with questions

Friday February, 18th from 6-8:30pm

Cost: Sliding scale $40-$100 per couple

Sliding scale price options: you choose what works

“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

Body Flow Movement Class

Move with Una, physical therapist, health coach and movement expert. This class is free, welcoming to all bodies and levels. It will be held at Penn Treaty Park every Saturday at 10am. Bring a mat and some hydration.
rsvp to movewithuna @ gmail.com

2021: Self-Massage Series

photo credit Emily Wren

These virtual workshops offer you strategies to get grounded, increase circulation, and release tension. Learn 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.

Julia’s workshops teach much more than how to massage yourself. They are experiences in deepening body relaxation and awareness through slow, gentle, mindful self-exploration informed by a solid understanding of the nervous system and interconnectedness of the whole body. I keep taking this workshop because they are never the same and each time I access more of myself.”

“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. 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

Next round starts Thursday, March 18th and runs for a total of four consecutive Thursdays from 9-10am. Recordings and private email Q&A available for those who can’t make this time. Email Julia @ threshold wellness.com with questions.

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

*As indicated in the photo above, two 4 inch inflatable ball are required for this class. Here is a link to purchase a pack of six. You can also pick two of them up from Threshold for $8 by emailing me Julia @ Thresholdwellness.com. You will also need one firmer ball such as a tennis ball. These 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 me know!

Workshop Series Cost: Sliding scale $60-$120

Register:

Self-Massage THUR *9AM-10AM* (You decide what you can pay)

April Shaver LMT, September special

We’re happy to announce that April is now taking clients on Thursday afternoon and evenings!

She is currently running a special: $30 for 30 minutes of massage, Thursdays only! This session is intended to be focused on one area of the body, and can include the addition of warm bamboo or cupping. Must BOOK ONLINE.

*Please note, this special is only offered by April!

Check April out on instagram @april_lmt for more info.

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