Unexpected Life Changes

Unexpected Life Changes

Life has been pushing me hard in the past few months and the last few weeks have stepped up the pressure, with both personal crisis and the health of a family member across the country from me.  This convergence of personal and family issues is forcing me to make the decision I did not want to make–leaving NY.

For me, the Universe started by sending these little hints that things were shifting.  Dreams…comments by strangers…. emotions…and memories coming like a breeze blowing by with a hint of a far off place riding along.  Then things I’d set in motion slowly began to come to a stop. I’m a bit stubborn sometimes and did not want to see what I was being told, but as a spiritual person working my own journey of Reawakening, now is the perfect time to listen and act with Love and Purpose.

I have enjoyed my time here in NY, and most especially here in Brooklyn. Thank you for all that I have learned and experienced during this piece of my Journey and my work with each of you.

I will still be available for Massage Sessions until August 16th. Email me at ReAwakenThroughTouch@gmail.com ASAP to book a session.

I wish you all the very best on your own Journey towards Reawakening!

In Service ✴DAWNNYC

Coming Soon – Goddess Exploration Group

Statue of Egyptian Goddess Sekmet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Statue of Egyptian Goddess Sekmet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Goddess Exploration Group

Who and what is the Goddess?

How does this relate to me as a woman?  

How can I get more in touch with the Goddess?

There are so many Goddesses out there…must I choose just one?

This is an opportunity to explore Goddesses from all over the world, from various cultures and time periods, with a goal of expanding awareness of both Goddess and Self in a flexible, organic styled group with opportunities for deeper delving for those who wish it.

Groups forming soon in Brooklyn and Manhattan, NYC. Contact Dawn at ReAwakenThroughTouch@gmail.com for more information and to sign up!

New Services!

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I am so very excited to announce New Services by Dawn Welburn LMT here at ReAwaken Through Touch. I have spent the past few months in intense study and workshops for both Pregnancy Massage and Birth Doula and am in the last stages of the certification processes. I am so pleased to now be able to offer these Services to the women in the NYC Metro  community.

Both Pregnancy Massage and Birth Doula are Services that have you, the Mother, at the center. Knowledge of the physiological changes within the body from the time of conception through 3 months Postpartum are at the core of this work and the safety of Mom and Baby at its forefront.  Services are Integrative and Individualized for each client, as with all of my other services which I provide. My vision is to assist you in having a safe, comfortable, joyful and pleasurable organic birth experience.

For more information, please take a look at the specific pages on the website for each of the services or contact Dawn at ReAwakenThroughTouch@gmail.com.

Allergies anyone?!

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Today was a particularly rough day for me and my constant companions, ALLERGIES.   I often joke that I have sensitive skin EVERYWHERE, but it is far from a joke. The surface of my outer skin has proved itself to be incredibly sensitive  to chemicals, making everything from lotions, shampoos, deodorants and soaps to laundry detergents, clothing, and sunscreens, a treacherous experience. The surfaces on the insides of my body, today most particularly my entire respiratory systems surfaces, are just as sensitive with often more frightening reactions.  It amazes me, every single time, how swiftly my body can move from detecting a smell or sensation, to swelling, itching, wheezing and struggling to breathe.

The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (www.aafa.org) gives information and statistics on allergies in the US:

  • Allergy is characterized by an overreaction of the human immune system to a foreign protein substance (“allergen”) that is eaten, breathed into the lungs, injected or touched. This immune overreaction can results in symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat. In severe cases it can also result in rashes, hives, lower blood pressure, difficulty breathing, asthma attacks, and even death.
  • Allergy is the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old
  •  An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from all types of allergies (1 in 5 Americans) including indoor/outdoor, food & drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies. Allergy prevalence overall has been increasing since the early 1980s across all age, sex and racial groups.

AAFA_AsthmaAndAllergies_BarGraph_final-Smallfrom http://www.aafa.org

Wow, that is a lot of people struggling with these same allergy issues!  In many life situations, I find that I feel alone, surrounded by people that have no understanding of what I am going through in my body. I want you to know that I understand. Let me repeat myself. I UNDERSTAND.

That is why in my Massage practice, I strive to be as ALLERGEN FREE as I can and will make whatever additional changes that need to be made to provide you with a safe and relaxing space for your bodywork. I personally use almost entirely scent free body products on myself, so I will NOT be carrying fragrance allergens. The lotion that I use for massage is unscented, hypoallergenic and USDA Certified Organic. I also do what I can to keep the space I work in as clean and scent free as possible. If you have specific allergy issues and needs please contact me prior to your session so that we can work together to create a trigger free massage experience for you.

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New Moon. New Year. Its Your Time to ReAwaken.

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I can feel it. Can you?  That sparkle of a new beginning, a new day, a new opportunity to know and grow.  I believe PASSIONATELY in the power of Touch to reawaken you to the wonders of YOU, giving you the knowledge of self through both reconnecting to YOU and rediscovering all of those fabulous bits and pieces that are YOU.  It may not be as easy or pain free as it reads, but trust me-YOU are worth the investment!

I want to assist you in this great journey.  There is no better time than NOW to get started! From TODAY through February 2, 2015,  purchase a  package of 5  Massage Sessions and I will include 2 hours of Private Massage Instruction OR  2 hours of Private Meditation Instruction.

To purchase a 5 Massage Session Package of 60 Minutes Each, Click Here                               To purchase a 5 Massage Session Package of 90 Minutes Each, Click Here

Lets make this year YOUR time to ReAwaken!

Holiday Gift Ideas and Deals

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Massage is the PERFECT gift for yourself and Everyone you LOVE! There are so many ways to give and receive this Gift of Touch for Holidays and every Day :
***I have a LIMITED TIME DEAL for this weekend ONLY! Click here for more details!

* Gift Certificates

I have traditional paper gift certificates perfect for giving :
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https://dawnwelburn.wordpress.com/gift-certificates/

 

OR

 

I also have Instant Gift Certificates for individual sessions, packages and instruction! Click  HERE to Purchase!

* MultiPacks

I have 5 packs of 30 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute sessions at an amazing discount :

30 Minutes  $240
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60 Minutes   $400
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90 Minutes   $560
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* Private Instruction

Learning Authentic, Conscious, Meaningful Touch is a Gift that just keeps on giving:

http://reawakenthroughtouch.com/massage-2/exclusive-partner-massage-instruction/

 

* Book a Session-

Book yourself or a loved one a session today! NEW LOCATION near Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, Brooklyn NY.

http://reawakenthroughtouch.com/locations-hours-and-scheduling/brooklyn-new-york/

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season! I look forward to seeing you on my table soon!

New Location December 1st, 2014

I am currently at a NEW location in Park Slope, Brooklyn NY.  I am available by advanced appointment Monday through Saturday.

*Plaza Center for the Healing Arts    53 8th Avenue (between Berkeley and Union Sts), Park Slope, Brooklyn NY.  nearby Subway stops:  2/3/4 Grand Army Plaza, B/Q 7th Ave, R Union St.

Dr. William Walsh, chiropractor, has created this healing space within his offices on the ground floor of this brownstone near Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park in the beautiful neighborhood of Park Slope in Brooklyn.

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For appointment, please contact at ReAwakenThroughTouch@gmail.com or text message at 347-522-3450.

These Two Hands…

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My hands are my primary means of self expression within my world. If you are here at ReAwaken Through Touch, you know that one avenue of that expression is my massage work. Did you know that I also create genuine stone and sterling silver beaded jewelry? 
I have many pieces now on my Etsy site Dawn Welburn Jewelry. I believe passionately in the power of genuine stones to aid in healing and strive to facilitate your healing through the multi-faceted touch of my jewelry creations. In addition to the jewelry on my site, I also create custom order pieces.  Contact me at DawnWelburnJewelry@gmail.com for more information or through Etsy at Dawn Welburn Jewelry.                                          

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Weight Loss and Bodywork

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There are many benefits one can gain from adding massage therapy into their weight loss plans. One of the effects briefly mentioned in the article I have linked below, is the mental or emotional benefits of having someone, your massage therapist, as a safe and trusted supporter who accepts your body without judgment.

I have found massage to be more than just a vehicle for acceptance from another, but THE road to self acceptance. For me, my extreme weight gain was a way to hide from the world and most importantly from my self. Fat was an excellent place to hide. The more years and the more weight, the more I detached from my body. For longer than I can now remember, I only looked at myself in a mirror from a point just above my breasts to the top of my head. I had absolutely no idea of the condition or size of my body.  I am sure this sounds unbelievable, especially if you’ve never been in that place of disliking yourself and your life choices to the extent that I did.

When I began my studies in Massage Therapy, I had absolutely no idea of how life changing the process would be. Giving and receiving massage every week for two years, was some of the hardest and most amazing experiences of my life. I was determined to do the work, even though the level of body awareness required of me seemed impossible at times. I was forced to get to know my own body, to better know the bodies of others. In the reconnecting with my body, I reconnected to my self.

In the 6 years since I began my studies in clinical massage therapy, I have lost around 75 lbs. I did not use any diet or weight loss program, nor did I begin any new exercise regimen. For me personally, massage brought me back into my self and made me aware of my body on a level I have possibly never known. Through massage, I learned to accept my body and before I knew it, that acceptance turned to love.  My exercise and eating changes came about slowly, through this rediscovered love for my body and my desire to live and love life.

Take a look at this article from the 2010 issue of Body Sense from MassageTherapy.com : Weight Loss and Bodywork || Massage Therapy Articles.

How Can I Help You?

Investing in Massage is an investment in your health. All sessions are individually designed around the needs, goals and concerns of YOU.

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My energy and massage bodywork are extremely Calming, Soothing and Nurturing. Because of this energy, my Services are especially suited to individuals in need of a slower pace, giving time to adjust and trust.

I specialize in services for everyone including those living with stress, anxiety, chronic pain, terminal illnesses, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, trauma, and chemical dependencies.

All of my massage sessions are Individualized and Integrative. Here are some of the types of massage that may be included in your sessions:

Deep Tissue Massage
Swedish Massage
Sports Massage
Medical Massage
Integrative Massage
Therapeutic Massage
Relaxation Massage
Post-Natal Massage
Acupressure

Your sessions with me may also include services such as:  Focused Breathing, Chakra Clearing, Stretching, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Energy Work, and more.

Please discuss with me your needs and goals for each session. Massage works best when we work as a team united in our vision.

 Massage Rates:

30 Minutes   $60

60 Minutes   $100

90 Minutes   $140

Massage Packages:
Buy 4 and get 1 free!

30 Minutes   $240

60 Minutes   $400

90 Minutes   $560

* If your financial situation is keeping you from the bodywork you need, do not hesitate to contact me. Lets see if we can come up with a solution!

*Payment may be made by CASH or Credit Card at the time of your session OR in advance through PayPal.   Please contact me to schedule PRIOR to making a payment through Paypal.