Common Roots Holistic Wellness Center
Where Compassion Has Purpose
Compassion Lives Here
We at Common Roots are a group of caring, experienced, knowledgeable, and like minded Holistic Therapists offering a wide array of healing modalities and classes such as Sound Therapy, Reconnective Healing, Yoga, Thai Massage, Wellness Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Women's Circle, Healing Yourself Naturally Program, and more! Each licensed practitioner is dedicated to bringing wellness to every individual who seeks healing and guidance in their lives.
Our mission at Common Roots is to provide the client with the utmost personal care and support with compassion being our number one priority. We believe compassion goes a long way in assisting our clients to successfully managing life's sometimes stressful challenges. We strive to always be present and available with open minds and hearts.
Holistic Wellness Services
Energy Healing Modalities:
Everything around us consists of energy. We consist of energy! Quantum Physicists have discovered that atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each with its own unique energy signature. Therefore, if you think about it, we are all beings of vibration and energy spinning with our own unique signatures. During a Reconnective Healing session the practitioner will help you channel a tangible energy interaction with the reciprocal universe which is not a universe of matter, but a universe of motion, one in which the basic reality is motion, and all entities—photons, particles, atoms, fields, forces, and all forms of energy—are merely manifestations of motion. Simply put, the practitioner will be the straw that will allow you to connect with the energies that can help guide you to answering your own questions to the purpose and meaning in your life.
"If you want to know the secrets of the universe
think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."
Sound Healing is one of the oldest healing modalities known to man and is now being reintroduced into western medicine. Doctors have been using Sound Therapy to break up gall and kidney stones for several years now and are realizing the benefits of sound healing for our organs and other health issues. Similar to how ultra sound identifies solid matter, so do sound vibrations identify blocks or dissonance in our physical body. Guided by years of training, our practitioner skillfully uses sound with an array of beautiful instruments, from crystal bowls to chimes, which correct energy blocks bringing the body back into its natural frequency, which is one of health and well being. Come and try this wonderful and life changing experience!
A holistic alternative medicine originating in Japan and commonly called 'Palm Healing' or 'Hands on Healing', in which the Reiki Practitioner is transferring universal energy (IE, Reiki) in the form of Qi (life force), through the palms, which allows for healing. The use of crystals help to assist the energy flow and clearing of the Chakras or energy centers of the body. This is a wonderful treatment done fully clothed and a way to discover the things that are blocking the forward movement in your life!
"It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver"
Wellness is the state of being healthy in the body, mind, and spirit, which is the focus of Wellness Massage. Wellness Massage addresses each individuals specific needs and can involve many techniques such as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), cranial sacral release, compression, as well as energy techniques. It is sometimes confused with Relaxation Massage which is a generalized form of Swedish Massage focusing on long gliding strokes and is meant purely for relaxation, sometimes putting the client to sleep, or a Therapeutic Massage which addresses adhesion's and underlying knots in the body and is a contract between the client and the practitioner in which they have the shared goal of making structural changes with in the body over a period of time. Wellness Massage addresses many different issues, in a non invasion and gentle way using therapeutic tools and is specific to each individual client.
Thai Massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. It is sometimes called the, 'lazy mans yoga', because the client is passive in the postures as the practitioner focuses on stretching and warming up the client on a traditional Thai floor mat. This treatment is done fully clothed and is great if you are someone that must sit for long periods of time.
Hot Stone Massage
A wonderful treatment for those achy sore muscles especially with the cold winter weather coming. Hot stone massage is a treatment using heated basalt stones, that's right, ancient lava rocks! The practitioner gently glides the hot stones over the body to aid in muscle tension release and relaxation.
These two modalities of massage are synonymous and aid the client into complete relaxation, sometimes even bringing the client into a sleep state. A very gentle massage that is appropriate for most individuals. These modalities utilize long gliding techniques to relax the nervous system, aid lymphatic flow, improve the circulatory system, and aid in digestion.
"The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage everyday"
In circle we gather to share, reflect, and connect with each other in celebration of our feminine essence. At Common Roots we facilitate a safe and sacred space where all women are welcome to be unapologetic-ally themselves! Beautiful ceremony and rituals are created around themes of community, empowerment, sisterhood, self love, self care, healing, and feminine courage. Come and join us for Full and New Moon Circles each month!
New Moon Circle
In the New Moon Circle we focus on new beginnings and things we wish to manifest in our lives. We will focus on a variety of activities such as guided meditation, conversation, and reflection to practice mindful listening and awareness in our lives.
Full Moon Circle
In Full Moon Circle we focus on the things in our lives that have manifested or already have come to fruition, or are about to. We also focus on letting go of the things that do not serve us anymore. Through art, music and ritual we will explore the feminine side of our power!
This form of holistic therapy uses the nurturing power of touch, holding space for the individual, and moving energy with breath and full presence. This treatment is a blend of over 25 years of training with many different modalities and is specific for each person, depending on their needs. Treatments may include any combination of the following: soft tissue massage, Angelic Reiki, lymphatic work, meditation, breath work, stretching and more. This treatment is a safe place for anyone experiencing migraines, symptoms of PTSD, undergoing certain medical treatments, recovering from injuries and is very effective for those going through chemotherapy. Illness can be emotionally trying, if you are in need of support in body, mind or spirit, know that this modality helps you rest deeply into a state of peace.
“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.”
A yoga system of physical exercises focusing on the 'asanas' or postures in yoga, and breath control which is known as 'pranayama'. This modality of yoga is great for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners because everyone works at their own pace and ability level, as the instructor shows you different pose modifications.
Vinyasa is a stand alone style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath control through 'Pranayama'. Sometimes referred to as “flow yoga", this type of yoga is for someone looking to sweat a little and gain some cardiovascular endurance along the way!
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or 'asanas', that are held for longer periods of time—for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more.This is a very modifiable style of yoga and appropriate for all levels as well as being excellent for pain management, stress, and relaxation.
Bhakti Yoga is one of the four main yogic paths to enlightenment. Bhakti means “devotion” or “love” and this path contains various practices to unite the practitioner with the Divine, whatever you consider that to be for you. Bhakti Yoga is considered the easiest yogic path to master and the most direct method to experience the unity of mind, body and spirit. While Hatha Yoga requires a strong and flexible body, Raja Yoga requires a disciplined and concentrated mind, and Jnana Yoga requires a keen intellect, the only requirement for Bhakti Yoga is an open, loving heart. Bhakti Yoga complements other paths of yoga as well, and it is said that jnana (knowledge or wisdom) will dawn by itself when you engage in the devotional practices of Bhakti Yoga.
Healing Laughter, also referred to as Laughter Yoga (Hasyayoga) is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Healing Laughter Yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter, releasing the positive 'feel good' hormones into your body. Healing Laughter Yoga is not a meditation or quiet experience, get ready to make some noise as you are guided through a variety different exercises that increase the use of your diaphragm and focus on breath and sound to release those happy hormones! Done in a group setting this class is fun and appropriate for all!
Healing Yourself Naturally Program
"Wellness is multi-dimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being and the environment."
-National Wellness Institute -
Personalized Complimentary Program
We have a large knowledge base to guide you on your wellness path with:
- Natural herbal alternatives that assist in a healthy lifestyle
- Healthy food alternatives
- Foods as medicine and how they can work for you
- Environment and your food choices
Physical and Emotional Support
We will find the correct combination of healing and energetic modalities to aide you in finding balance with:
- 1:1 Support
- Guidance on our services and what type of exercise or energy work may be right for you
- Introduction to tools that can assist you to find balance in your life
How Our Services Work
Upcoming Event:FebruaryPartner Yoga & Couple Massage
TIME: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15TH - 6:00-8:00PM LOCATION: 5921 STANLEY AVE. CARMICHAEL, CA 95608
NO COST FOR ATA MEMBERS Space limited - sign up at front desk at A Therapeutic Alternative or email us to reserve your space.
Learn ways to take your relationship to a deeper level and also create a sacred environment that invites your hearts to open, your sensuality to heighten and your playfulness in. Touch is our first form of communication and stretching with your partner allows you to move and breathe more deeply into each of the movements. You will be guided through simple yet challenging movements with clear, easy to follow instructions. You will be encouraged to discover the joy of communicating and sharing with each other how good it feels to open your body to relax, gently, slowly and playfully! “I can say from experience that this is a thoughtful, effective, and playful partner routine for all levels of students.” Richard Rosen, Yoga Journal review INSTRUCTOR: Joan Marie - is a CMP, in private practice since 1990, working with all ages from infancy through elder care. Joan has been trained in AcuYoga, and had the first PartnerYoga video released in 1997. She is the director of the Compassion Program at Common Roots and is the co-founder of Compassionate Capital Region and owner of Compassion Central/Mirth To Earth. NOT RECOMMENDED for people with serious physical ailments or injuries. Come with your partner, showered and wear comfortable, loose clothing. There is no nudity. Suitable for all levels of ability and experience is not needed.
TIME: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15TH - 6:00-8:00PM
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