What is Purification Rituals?
This is my personal synthesis of academics, trainings
and career paths as a medical esthetician, body worker, energy
practioner and psychotherapist. Multiple modalities arise from
each domain and with that numerous tools, techniques, and principles
I craft into an integrative approach in working with each person.
I validate, listen, witness and facilitate the wisdom of each
individual to make different choices for their transformation.
Sometimes, it may start with the physical body, and other times
in the realm of soul/spirit.
This private practice is not promoting a particular faith or
religious affiliation. The name came to me repeatedly while
living in L.A. as the congestion of this metro city was showing
its own signs of stress fatigue- while emerging through layers
of many generational and cultural persuasions. People wanted to
clean up their skin, the air, their gut, the ocean, and their
thinking. (The Goddess Movement also enhanced the charm and esthetics
of hands-on therapies in the launch of Purification Rituals for
the Body Mind and Spirit.
This coming together of many healing modalities gave my practice
and my own healing journey some interesting avenues-remember crystal
gem lay-outs, pyramids, iridology, sweats, hot yoga, ear coning,
and rebirthing? It was the thing to do, especially if one was
in this business-detox in as many ways as possible! Cutting edge
perspectives were greatly valued in the 1980's and 90's. Experimentation
was rewarded in conventional health and medicine. Enormous growth
in complementary fields still affects our East -West collaboration.
Toning, chanting, prayer, movement, trance dance, Chi Gong, and
various group ceremonies opened and deepened my channels for Guides,
ngels, and Wise Beings to assist me. Sage smudging is still one
of my favorite and easy rituals to offer if suitable, and also
do for my body, my pets and sacred space of home.
The Mission & Philosophy of Purification Rituals
Purification Rituals is a place, a safe place to
absorb soothing energies, release what does not serve you and
your highest vibration, unfold and relax, and be with yourself.
You may want to remain relatively quiet with minimal verbalizing,
or you may need to vent, articulate or process an event, memory,
or current emotional state. Each session has its own agenda, priorities
and you are responsible for doing your best, that's it. I am responsible
for doing my best. We work together while pacing the sessions
accordingly to your goals.
What does a typical session consist of ?
Your initial session begins with a consultation
and review of intake forms to establish a clear plan for meeting
your therapeutic needs. Each session thereafter includes a brief
check-in to determine the next course of action, review past work,
and verify what is current in your life. You may choose to be
fully clothed (not for Massage Cupping as an exception), partially
clothed (your swimsuit or my Velcro- type spa gown) or nude under
draping towels and sheets. Inform me of areas you do not want
touched or exposed. You are free to bring your own lotion/oils,
if you prefer - based on unusual sensitivities. I prefer that
this be comfortable for you. Clients are usually on a flat table
with bolsters and a variety of padding options. Some can be in
a chair or lie on their side as well. Advise me of any special
needs upon calling. Translators and care provider assisting you
in transport are welcome. Photographs of injuries, scars or deformities
being treated may be requested by me, and I will need a written
release from you. Your condition may also need a physician's permission
note. Our initial consult should cover these legal and ethical
How long is a session?
I am very flexible in arrangements with your time.
I offer treatment time in 15 minute increments for $10.00.
Most select $40.00 /hr. if new to massage or bodywork.
Fee is subject to change, so verify upon calling. Gift certificates
Massage Cupping Therapy Safety
All ages can benefit with prudent practioners
properly trained in this technique.
Generally, over-use or prolonged (that simple x-tra 5 minutes)
in a normal session can be a common misuse of cupping. It just
seems "so simple" to most at first glance or initial
experience. It truly does feel "so good", that client's
may self- report a bit inaccurately or askew. Mutual communication
throughout the session is a hallmark of this specialty. Client's
zoning or spacing out may not be ideal for the first session or
two, as you compile the working/treatment goals, reaction, preferences
and priorities of the work to be addressed.
For a first time client, it is best to be conservative,
than aim to address every ailment or system in trouble. This
can be an intense therapy and the impact on the entire body-mind
is truly significant-it can bring up more than physical matter.
Neurology, emotions and meta-physical (spiritual) issues can also
be a component experienced by some individuals. They may have
their own take or "story" attached to this phenomenon,
so cultural bias must be taken into consideration. Supervision
and confidential consultations may be an avenue to seek professional
competency in this regard.
Children and the (compromised) elderly using blood thinners,
diabetic conditions, etc. generally require gentle and conservative
treatment implementation to establish a baseline. Case coordination
with a release, may be indicated for complex presentations.
Sometimes, a doctor's note may be requested for unusual situations
or borderline acceptance for this deep tissue modality.
To facilitate proper waste elimination, sufficient hydration
(pure/clean water) is strongly suggested before and after a session,
as well as avoiding excessive heat or cold conditions immediately
following some of the "stronger" cupping techniques.
As always, a complete history/intake assessment process at the
start will assist in the treatment plan.
Photos may be taken with a signed/dated release
when applicable, as in an identifiable facial photograph.
Written permission from a parent or legal guardian will be required
NOTE: I do not diagnose nor participate in any third party
insurance plans, worker's compensation or liens. You do get an
office visit receipt of payment.
(Local checks or cash only).
I do have a colleague also certified in Massage Cupping if
interested in Tandem / 4-hand sessions last normally 90 minutes.
Call for current fee, as TWO practioners are working on one client.
I look forward to being a part of
your detoxification process, and thank you for visiting Purification
May I leave you with this thoughtful quote?
"It's not the load that breaks
you down- It's the way you carry it".