Faced with the questions of life, I discovered that the simplest and most obvious answer is often the correct one. At the core of so much human suffering is our need to be nurtured and nourished. This applies to our inner world and how we care for ourselves; also our outer world and interactions with others. A gentle touch, listening from the heart, being heard without judgment, a warm embrace, and sharing a meal... these actions strengthen the bonds between us.
From childhood I have been captivated by food, the colors, flavors, textures, and scents while exploring the kitchens of everyone around me, learning about tastes and techniques, and the power of scent to incite excitement and hunger. As an adult, I explored the therapeutic properties of traditional and tasty foods, and how these nourish us physically and spiritually. Digging deeper, I discovered that the root of much modern illness is our disconnection from what nourishes us. Listening to the inherent wisdom of our body, the power of healthy touch, consuming a whole food diet, and the ability to receive support, both physical and spiritual helps up reclaim our place in the web of life.
I have woven these loves together as a holistic wellness practitioner, drawing the healing arts of food and touch together. I am licensed in NJ and PA as a holistic massage therapist, certified manual lymphatic drainage therapist, hold a degree in Natural Health, health coach, life-long student of nutrition, traditional healing practices, wise-woman tradition, and somatic healing.
I started this week with a nasty head cold and sore throat, I did my best to take care of myself, then today Barb's gentle massage and cupping made me feel like new.
Barbara takes in the whole picture before she starts. She is able to concentrate on areas that the person needs, feels the energy flow in one's body, and responds appropriately.
It is absolutely wonderful.
HERBALISM & HERBOLOGY
I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr
Virus and it took several months to regain complete strength and health. A few symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, fever and extremely heavy arms and legs. I saw Barbara almost every week while I was sick. Her lymphatic drainage massage not only helped my body get rid of toxins and aid my
immune system, it also relaxed me.
I firmly believe that without her help,
it would have taken much longer to conquer this virus.
Conscius Vita is a multi-disciplined healing arts practice weaving complementary theories on dietary wellness, herbal kitchen medicine and traditional wisdom with hands-on healing modalities of lymphatic drainage, massage and bodywork, contemporary cupping therapy, and mindfulness practices of meditation and movement.
At its core, Conscius Vita is an invitation to be fully present in your own body and life. I am here to honor and support you on your personal journey of transformation.
Conscius Vita is located in the historic borough of Yardley, PA on South Delaware Avenue with a lovely view of the Delaware River.
I am not a doctor and do not diagnose, treat, nor prescribe.
CELLULITE REDUCTION THERAPY
Lymph drainage therapy
Barb at Conscius Vita performed Lymphatic Drainage just weeks after my surgery. I had wonderful results reducing swelling. It's gentle, slow and very relaxing. It really helped me. I also have it done when I feel
a sinus issue coming. It works for me!
Having recovered poorly from facial surgery, Barbara was able to reduce my swelling and discomfort significantly through Lymphatic Drainage Therapy. Barbara was gentle but effective. Most importantly, she knew the limitations of the therapy. When the swelling had not been totally resolved and I continued to be symptomatic, Barbara wisely referred me back to the surgeon. After a second facial surgery, I returned to Barb for Lymphatic Drainage Therapy to facilitate the healing. This recovery has been faster with Barbara's aid. Thank you.
FACIAL REJUVENATION THERAPY
My sessions have helped me to feel better both physically and emotionally. The lymphatic massages are so calming and relaxing, like a deep meditation. Barbara is so knowledgeable about herbalism and essential oils and has taught me so much. Her love of nature is infused in everything she does. The Chinese cupping has made a huge difference in my stiff back and shoulders, and I am grateful to have found Barbara as she is a true healer. During the sessions I felt loved, nurtured, respected and listened to. The difference it has made in my life is that I believe I can and will get better.
CONTEMPORARY CUPPING THERAPY