Wellness Services

Wellness is the basis of thriving. Measures of wellness cover a range of human activities to promote well-being, including physical fitness, healthy diet, time for self-care, social contact, and a sense of purpose. Here at Centerpeace in addition to yoga and meditation, we promote wellness by offering a range of services to enhance self-care and the restoration of energy. When we feel balanced and energized we are able to support ourselves with better food choices, deeper sleep, healthier social interactions, and a renewed sense of purpose.

Services are varied and range from consultation on lifestyle to more intensive body therapies to energy work.

 Please call during front desk hours to schedule your appointment (330-346-0393) or click here to schedule online.

For your convenience, we are a non-tipping facility.
Ohio Sales tax is charged on massage and bodywork services.
Appointments for minors must be scheduled by the Legal Guardian and consent must be released prior to the service.
Please note that we do charge a $25 cancellation fee if appointments are canceled with less than a 24 hour notice.

 

Relaxation Massage – Stress-reducing and enlivening massage that helps to ease tension from the body. Massage is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance health and well-being. Relaxation styles of massage offer gentle techniques. The goal or intention of relaxation massage is to reduce stress, promote overall wellness, relax muscles, diminish pain, and move body fluids (such as blood) to nourish cells and help remove waste products.Specific goals for relaxation massage include:

  • Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduction of stress
  • Enhanced sense of wellbeing
  • Improved mood (reduction in depression, anxiety, and anger)
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Experience of comfort through touch

Let your practitioner know if you prefer: oil or none, full body or focus on selected areas, clothing or draped with linen.

(60 minute session $65.00, 30 minute session $32.50)

Aroma Mist Add-On– Please let your practitioner know if you would like essential oils diffused during your massage or bodywork for extra benefits! Choose between Centered & Peaceful, Uplifting, Immune Support, Breathe Easy, or Tension Tamer.

($5.00 per session)

 

Deep Tissue Massage – Focusing on areas of pain and tension and utilizing slow strokes with increased pressure to access deeper layers of tissue, this therapeutic style of massage is excellent for opening tight, chronically achy and tense areas of the body. Studies have shown that this powerful style of massotherapy can decrease blood pressure, reduce stress hormone levels in the blood, improve overall mood, and break up painful adhesions in the body’s tissues.

(90 minute session $95.00, 60 minute session $75.00)

Aromatherapy Massage – Perfect for those who are sore, stressed, and overtired.  This therapeutic massage is excellent to restore, relax, and renew by using varying degrees of pressure to be determined by the client and therapist.  Essential oils are added to the massage cream or oil in addition to being diffused in the air to activate the limbic system.  The limbic system is responsible for controlling emotions and influences the nervous system and hormones.  Clients choose between Centered & Peaceful, Uplifting, Breathe Easy, Tension Tamer, and Immune Support.

(60 minute session $85.00)

 

Thai Yoga Massage – A technique of assisted manipulation of the body into poses combined with deep massageThai yoga massage, also simply called Thai massage, is a 2,500-year-old Ayurvedic-based body science. In this modality, a trained Thai Yoga massage therapist stretches a person with specific, assisted yoga poses. The philosophy behind Thai yoga massage techniques focuses on energy points called “sen.” As the Thai massage therapist stretches the participant, she also presses and massages along the sen lines or points. The therapist presses knuckles, feet, hands, thumbs and fingers into specific points while holding the participant in a stretch. This combined effort relieves areas of muscular stress and tension. Techniques involve stretching myofascial tissue; acupressure; compression of tissue; and manipulation of soft tissue. Thai Yoga Massage has been found to lead to the release of muscular tension, a boosted immune system, improved circulation, and the release of mental and emotional stress. 

(60 minute session $65.00, 90 minute session $80.00)

 

Integrative Body Work Integrative bodywork is an informed blend of gentle Esalen-style massage, acupressure, Reiki, and Trager, tailored to meet individual needs. Offered by bodyworker Susanna Smart. For over forty years, Susanna has provided touch modalities shaped by her values of confidentiality, caring and competent practice. She trusts the wisdom of the body and the power of gentle touch. She offers a compassionate way to awaken the embodied experience of living to gain self-understanding for moving forward on the path of life. Susanna has a master’s degree in nursing and is a board-certified holistic nurse sharing her skills in hospitals, outpatient clinics and private practice. She is also certified in massage, Rosen Method Bodywork, biofeedback and self-regulation, and clinical hypnotherapy. She is a 200-hour yoga instructor. Susanna’s pivotal bodywork teachers include Gail Stewart Worth, Milton Trager, and Marion Rosen.

Let your practitioner know if you prefer: oil or none, full body or focus on selected areas, clothing or draped with linen.

Forms for first Integrative Body Work session: Informed Consent and Privacy Policy

(90 minute session $95.00, 60 minute session $75.00)
**Please call to schedule service.

 

Ayurvedic Consultation – Ayurveda emphasizes balance in all areas of your life. Your practitioner will not only focus on your body but will take an extensive personal and medical history which will include diet, daily routine, profession and working conditions, exercise routines, relationships, and mental health.  Once an imbalance has been identified, you will receive a recommended course of action which may include diet/herbs, exercise recommendations, stress management, alternative holistic modalities, and more.

   (Initial Consultation $60.00, Follow Up 30 min $40.00, 60 min $75.00)
**Limited availability. Please call to schedule service.

Acupuncture – Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine that aims at the creation and maintenance of health along with the treatment of pain and disease.  In acupuncture, it is understood that any sickness or symptom is the result of some imbalance of energy in the body as a whole.  Acupuncture is a means of readjusting or balancing the energy in us: we can improve the quality, redistribute the quantity, and free the energy to flow more smoothly.  Whether the client has knee pain, a headache, indigestion, or severe depression, it is understood that these signals the mind-body-spirit produces express the same thing: that within the person is an imbalance of this vital energy.  The practitioner uses the fourteen meridians to evaluate the state of energy within.  These meridians, along with other diagnostic tools and information provided by the client, begin to tell us what is wrong and how to put it right.
   (Initial Treatment $105.00, Follow Up Treatment $80.00)
Student and Pediatric Rates Available
Stress Buster Treatment – Ease stress and tension quickly with a 30 minute acupuncture Stress Buster treatment! Clients will remain fully clothes and may choose to remain seated or lay on their backs. Needles as fine and flexible as cat whiskers will be placed at stress reduction points following the NADA protocol.
 (30-minute session for $40.00)
Cupping Therapy – Cupping therapy involves placing specialized cups which create suction on the surface of the skin. The suction creates a negative pressure and slightly pulls the skin, fascia and muscle tissue into the cup. It is a comfortable process which only lasts a few minutes. Cupping therapy is used to relieve pain, increase circulation and treat migraines and high blood pressure. Many people are familiar with the cupping in the 2016 Olympics. Not every body gets cupping marks, although it is fairly common and is not painful like a bruise is. Cupping marks generally disappear within one week and people generally notice improvement of their condition immediately after the cupping session.
 (30-minute session for $40.00)
Cranio Sacral Therapy – This form of light touch therapy regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid which nourishes the brain, spinal cord and nerves.  When the fluid is restricted, it may manifest in  a variety of problems.  When the fluid is free flowing as nature intended, health may be restored.  Patients usually report deep relaxation, a sense of well being and improved sleep.
 (60-minute session for $75.00)
Thai Reflexology – A deeply relaxing and energizing bodywork that involves light acupressure to stimulate organ reflex points on the lower legs and the feet, hands-on stretching, and the stimulation of energy channels (known as Sen lines).  Thai Reflexology improves overall circulation and lymph flow, improves flexibility and range of motion, relieves stress, and assists homeostasis and balance.  Wear loose fitted flexible pants that can be rolled up to the knee. Avoid eating for 1 hour before the session.
(60-minute session for $60.00)
Rosen Method – Mindfulness-based, gentle, hands-on bodywork for relaxation and awareness. Rosen Method bodywork uses listening touch and occasional reflective words to support relaxation, self-acceptance and compassionate awareness. Rosen Method bodywork is a powerful tool for stress reduction and for reaching the body/mind connection through touch. Rosen Method is effective in easing chronic tension and its ill effects on the mind and body. It is a valuable technique for personal growth and for finding the path of the heart and soul in one’s life and living more fully in the present. Rosen Method is distinguished by its gentle, direct touch. Using hands that listen rather than manipulate, the practitioner focuses on chronic muscle tension. As relaxation occurs and the breath deepens, unconscious feelings, attitudes, and memories may emerge.The Rosen practitioner has been trained to notice subtle changes in muscle tension and shifts in the breath. S/he recognizes these as indications that the client is relaxing and becoming more aware of his/her body and internal experience. The practitioner responds with touch and words that allow the client to begin to recognize what has been held down by unconscious muscle tension. As this process unfolds, habitual tension and old patterns may be released, freeing the client to experience more aliveness, new choices in life, and a greater sense of well being.People come to Rosen for relief of stress, because of physical and emotional pain, and/or for personal growth. Talk is often part of the Rosen session.  The talk is focused on guiding awareness to the body, in the moment, to educate the person about their relaxation and stress responses.  This kind of talk is different from psychotherapy, and many people find a combination of psychotherapy (with another provider) and Rosen bodywork to be a helpful.  Over time, Rosen sessions help people unlearn chronic tension patterns and rediscover the capacity for body-mind relaxation; this awareness supports personal growth and transformation.
Let your practitioner know if you prefer: full body or focus on selected areas, clothing or draped with linen. (Oil is not typically used.)

**If you are new to Rosen with Susanna Smart, either contact the studio to arrange an initial phone consultation or schedule yourself for an Integrative Bodywork session as an introduction to her work.

(90 minute session $95.00, 60 minute session $75.00)
**Please call to schedule service.

 

 

Private Yoga Therapy Sessions – Private yoga Therapy sessions are individualized practices with one of our highly trained yoga therapists.These sessions are crafted to address the very specific needs and goals of the client and include not only individualized work at the session, but a tailored home-practice plan for the client. This is a perfect way to either begin your own practice, profoundly deepen an existing practice, or to address specific issues and discomforts in your mind and body. A wide variety of situations may be addressed in a session, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, insomnia, pain, chronic health conditions, or rehabilitation from trauma and injury. Private Yoga Therapy sessions are a wonderful way to encourage growth, ease, and awareness for the new practitioner as well as the experienced yogi. 

(60-minute session for $60.00)

 

Spinal Rejuvenation – This is a personalized, private or semi-private, Great Yoga Wall session with one of our specialized yoga therapists. Spinal rejuvenation utilizes gentle, non-invasive traction techniques combined with safe, mindful movement to encourage enhanced circulation and nutrient distribution, along with decreased pressure and inflammation in and around the spine.  These sessions are intended for students who have regular yoga practice. Please call the front desk at 330-346-0393 or email info@centerpeacekent.com to book a session.  Online booking is not available for this service.

(60-minute session for $75.00)

 

 

Jin Shin Jyutsu – What is it? Jin Shin Jyutsu is a very relaxing bodywork art form. All of us have energy pathways that, when flowing smoothly, allow for optimal health. Blockages result in discomfort, pain, and disease. JSJ is aimed at restoring one’s natural birthright of harmony and balance by keeping these pathways flowing throughout.  What is a session like? There are 26 points or SELs (safety energy locks) on each side of the body that provide access to communicate with these energy pathways. The receiver is fully clothed while the practitioner uses a ‘flow,’ or a sequence of holding these points with a light touch in a process referred to as ‘jumper cabling.’ The practitioner begins a session by reading the recipient’s energetic pulses to determine which flows are needed. Typically, 2-3 flows are used to help bring about the recipients’ own harmonious state. People who have received JSJ treatments report a profoundly relaxed state immediately following a treatment.

                               (50-minute session for $50.00)

 

 

Raphaelite Work – A Powerful energy healing dialogue with the practitionerRaphaelite work is an approach to healing, transformation, and discovery that supports one in living life more fully. Firmly rooted in Sufism and other wisdom traditions, it is enriched with insights from modern psychology, scientific research and clinical practice. At the heart of the Raphaelite Work is an understanding that there are many ways to experience life. This Work encourages one to be ever more present to and familiar with the unique languages of the physical, mental, emotional, moral, and spiritual aspects of self. The Raphaelite Work healing session begins with a pre-session interview, orienting both the client and the practitioner to a place in which to begin the session. While the client is fully dressed and lying on a massage table or a futon on the floor, the Raphaelite Work practitioner gently places his/her hands on specific points of the client’s body relating to the elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. These points are used to bring about a discussion of any sensations, thoughts, or feelings that might arise. Following the hands-on session is a post-session interview; this time is spent helping to integrate the information from the five domains, to look at how the energy is flowing, and to recognize whatever changes may have occurred within the domains. Please call the front desk at 330-346-0393 or email info@centerpeacekent.com to book a session.  Online booking is not available for this service.

(90-minute session for $90.00, 60-minute session for $70.00)

 

Reiki – Energy Healing- This is a Japanese technique that promotes healing, reduces stress and aids in relaxation. Practitioners place hands gently on or closely above the recipient with the idea that an unseen, life-force energy flows from them and into the client, thereby encouraging healing and release. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then that person is more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it is high, one is more capable of being happy and healthy. Thus, Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that allows the recipient to “recharge” their energies and find balance. A Reiki session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Sessions at Centerpeace are performed by a Reiki Practitioner (RP or RMT) using specific Reiki hand positions. During a Reiki session, the client is fully clothed while comfortably reclining on a massage table or seated in a chair. Along with stress-reduction and relaxation, Reiki has shown effectiveness in alleviating the symptoms of many illnesses. It is safe to use in combination of other traditional medical or therapeutic techniques, and it is often reported to ease side effects of those therapies and to promote recovery. 

(60-minute session for $60.00, 30-minute session for $30.00)

 

Schedule a Wellness Appontment Online

Returning clients of Susanna Smart may call her directly at (330) 998-0933 to schedule appointments.