Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Playshops Create Possibilities

One of my favorite movies of all time is Queen Latifah's Last Holiday. It's the story of an ordinary woman (hardly) in an ordinary job who has done it all exactly as she thought she was supposed to. She had been a good employee. She had saved her money. And as fate would have it, none of that mattered. She was diagnosed with a terminal disease! What she did right, even in the face of death, was be bold enough to go for her dreams. She had secretly compiled her "Book of Possibilities" and took her money out of the bank and lived her desires out to the fullest. 

This movie is such a joy to watch! The places she travels, the people, the food, the adventures bass jumping and snowboarding, the spa treatments and the couture shopping, all done with passion and vision. Just in case you haven't had the pleasure to see the film, I won't spoil the ending (including her love interest, LL Cool J) but it is beautiful! One reviewer shared "We may know exactly where we're going, but the journey is so much fun!" Everything you can dream, you can have... and this is where this month's Playshops began.

Luxuria Holistic Center has become a gathering place. Since our Grand Opening in October, several small groups have met for classes and socials. During December, we're taking things up a few notches by hosting themed Playshops. Each is designed to help participants explore a new vision for their lives. Our instructors will provide the conversation starters and participants will be encouraged to take the path where they feel led.

Visit our Classes page for dates and times. Get registered and visit us soon! We look forward to seeing your feedback on Facebook and Twitter!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Luxuria Holistic Center reveals Health can Feel Luxurious!

Why is it that so many people struggle with health issues? For some, it is a constant battle with themselves, their environment, their family and friends, even employers and health care professionals. The battle rages internally, with self talk that is negative, and more often destructive to a positive self image and good health. The battle rages externally, when people and other factors impose expectations and limitations, creating an oppositional relationship between our view of our own health and how the world would like us to be. As a result, many people know they could feel better and live a healthier and more active lifestyle, yet they hold the memory of failure and defeat and judgement, and choose to remain as they are.

There is a different approach. Luxura Holistic Center has been created to serve people in a new way. If you are struggling with pain, are feeling the stresses of life impacting your health, and are ready to relax in comfort, you are invited to visit us, soon! Founder and director, Amy Jo Wheeler, has experience providing reflexology, reiki, aromatherapy, and other treatments for the past few years with Luxurious Pampering. She heard from clients, practitioners and health professionals that they were faced with anxiety and stress in caring for their own health, and serving the needs of others. Amy Jo listened to clients who experienced anxiety finding the right practitioners and treatments, and practitioners challenged to connect with the right clients needing their services.

Amy Jo held a vision of meeting the needs of both clients and practitioners and her new business was born. Luxuria Holistic Center opened October 7th, with practitioners providing a variety of services in a comforting and luxurious environment. Amy Jo, pictured here with the gift basket given away at the Grand Opening Celebration, has the vision that health and wellness can be experienced as a luxury, instead of a challenge or negative experience.

The suite of services continues to grow with each experienced practitioners at the Grandin Village location in Roanoke, Virginia. Appointments are currently available for the following;

  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Guided Imagery
  • Visualization
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bio-turn Therapy
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Strategic Intervention Counseling
Group sessions, classes and events are planned and the meeting space is available for reservation for outside groups. 

In the future, practitioners will be added providing services already requested, such as natural facials, manicures, pedicures, acupuncture, homeopothy, stress management, hypnotherapy and others. Luxuria Holistic Center is a work in progress, as is this website. Submit your comments, suggest additional services that connect with your needs and offer suggestions to us.

Health and an overall sense of well being can be developed and maintained, with the proper support. Luxuria Holistic Center is a place that encourages treating yourself, creating a sense of wellness in mind, body and spirit, in luxury as a standard.