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.
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
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.
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, email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll.
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 presenter: Liz 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Support students from Iran and other banned or scrutinized countries who want to attend the training program at the Institute for Somatics and Social Justice! We’re having a fundraising event at Threshold Wellness on Saturday, April 14th from 7-10pm featuring mini sessions with wellness providers, drinks, and live music.
Threshold enthusiastically supports the Institute and its efforts to overcome the challenges faced by people who want to attend.
The Institute for Somatics and Social Justice needs to raise $8,400 to enable an Iranian student who applied this year, and others who hold passports from certain banned or scrutinized countries to be able to acquire U.S. visas to attend the program. The funds will go toward lawyer and I-17 application fees. After the I-17 application is processed the program would be registered as a vocational school with the U.S. government. As a result, foreign participants would be able to apply for M (student) visas, which are more often granted than B (tourist/business) visas. The application costs $2,400, and requires approximately 40 hours of work with professional legal support, which will cost an additional $6,000. If the school does not go through this process, a currently accepted student who holds an Iranian passport will not be able to come. Additionally, other students from around the world might run into challenges with acquiring visas, or entering the country even if they have them.
With your help we can streamline this process, and offer learning opportunities for those who would not otherwise be able to attend a professional Somatics training program. Come out for an evening of fun and be a part of this important social change initiative!
The Institute for Somatics and Social Justice is a container for rigorous, joyful, embodied research with an anti-racist/anti-oppression framework, oriented toward developing knowledge and discourse about the intersections of political movements and the body. Through the study and practice of embodied anatomy, developmental movement, and other methods, faculty and students seek to honor the lineage and further develop the Somatics field so that it may expand and become more inclusive, accessible, and relevant to communities that have not historically been invited to contribute to or participate in the work.
Please email Julia @ threshold wellness.com if you’re interested in a next workshop.
This 2 hour introductory workshop is great for those looking to connect more through touch, to learn new massage techniques, and enjoy time with a loved one. With trauma-informed teaching and lots of individual attention, I will share professional secrets, some of my coolest moves, and you will walk away feeling more confident to give and receive healing touch. Clothes will be worn and various massage creams will be available to avoid allergy issues.
Couples in this context are defined as two people. All are welcome, be you friends, lovers, married folk, or a parent and adolescent. All genders and identities welcome.
Come Immerse yourself in the Practice of Mindfulness
● Reduce stress and Increase awareness
● Connect to your body, mind, and heart
● Learn take home tools to continue your practice in everyday life
● Great for beginners
What Is: Mindfulness (WIM) was founded by Julia Taylor and Beth Jellinek. Beth and Julia lead eight-week mindfulness programs in Philadelphia schools, provide professional development workshops for educators and parents, and facilitate introductory classes for adolescents. Click here to learn more about What Is: Mindfulness.
Vitality Meditation is located at 1856 Frankford ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125
To find out more, contact email@example.com.