1.5 HOUR SESSION
At the heart of the Curanderismo tradition, a limpia is a personal ceremony for honoring and releasing our Aires, or emotional winds. These are the heavy emotions, like anxiety, fear, shock, rage, sorrow, grief, shame, envy, and so on, which show us when we are out of alignment with ourselves, but often become stuck and lead us towards destructive patterns, blocks in our ability to create, and numbness. They can also manifest as physical symptoms, especially over time. In the limpia, you are cleansed with fresh aromatic healing herbs, copal smoke , an unbroken egg, and ritual, while being guided to release heavy emotions and call home the wounded or lost parts of your soul. This may also take the form of a traditional soul retrieval, for those with acute trauma experiences, or include other shamanic healing elements, such as extraction, cutting of ties, energy retrieval, and psychopomp work, as needed. For this process, you are wrapped in a warm blanket, loving care, and confidential support. Your participation in the ritual healing is active but the goal is that you feel nurtured and safe, tended to the way a mother takes care of a child. Schedule this for a time when you can relax afterwards, with no pending obligations that day. Please wear comfortable clothing that will not be damaged when touched with plants and water. The traditional limpia treatment is good for those feeling emotionally overwhelmed, numb, heavy, away from one’s core self, or for those who have experienced trauma.
Herbal Steam- A Limpia or Sobada add on
30 minutes $75
One of the deepest herbal healing treatments, a steam may be facial, vaginal, or whole body. Fresh herbs, like chamomile and yarrow, are made into a specialized tea. Tented with the steam, you will take the plant medicine into your pores and lungs through slow, deep breaths. This creates deep emotional release and renewal, inducing relaxation and an almost altered state of consciousness. It is also good for many physical infections. This treatment can be added to the sobada or regular limpia for a very thorough experience of purifying the body and heart from the effects of trauma and unhealthy attachments. As with the limpia, make sure to plan on a restful, quiet time afterwards.
The Obsidiana- Nahualismo Healing in 5 Movements
1.5 HOUR SESSION $175
Obsidian is a volcanic glass stone, made from the union of fire and water, and powerful for clearing issues and cleansing the unconscious. Obsidian treatments are about extraction, and stem from the ancient Indigenous healing methods of the Mexica and Toltec lineages. Smooth obsidian stones and tools may be used on the body or just above the skin to help us remove and release that which is causing harm. This may be a physical issue or illness, an emotional or psychological pattern, or even an intrusive energetic attachment. The intent is to remove the problem from all levels of our own consciousness, and in accordance with the dream of the earth. It may be thought of as a kind of curse breaking, though sometimes the curse comes from our own poisonous thoughts and feelings, our dreams, our traumatic memories, and especially our inherited ancestral patterns. This healing treatment involves a form a psychic surgery, addressing the issue at each of these levels, in order to make deep changes in how we feel now and how we create our lives in the future. This is a good treatment for those with issues more serious than emotional overwhelm, and for empathic people who absorb too much from others, as well as for anyone feeling very blocked or under emotional or psychic attack.
Please note that this healing treatment requires active participation, in the form of using one’s breath, focus and willingness to release. Plan on giving yourself some nurturing time after your appointment, in case you feel emotionally tender or tired. Healing may be complete after one session, depending on the severity of the issue and the readiness of the client. The treatment can also be repeated for the same issue, allowing one month between appointments in order for the effects to blossom fully and be evaluated. Repetition can be helpful for more serious or complex issues, to make sure the problem is addressed at all levels, and for those who are suffering from a level of depletion that requires them to take the work more slowly, to avoid becoming overwhelmed. The healing in 5 movements is ideal for affecting both the unconscious and worldy aspect of one’s life, the nahual and tonal, equally. There are other variations as well, for follow up healings, manifestion, and spiritual development. Of course, as with all healing forms, please make sure to take care of your needs thoroughly, with medical and psychological interventions as necessary. These can co exist with and and be supported by the healing process of this tradition.
The Xochitl- Nahualismo ManifestationHealing in Ritual in 7 Movements
2 HOUR SESSION $225
Xochitl (pronounced so-chi-tl) means “flower” in the ancient language Nahuatl. To flower involves healing what holds us back from meeting our highest potential and recovering the ability to dream ourselves as we are meant to be, the best and most beautiful version possible for our lives. Manifestation is truly an art. It begins with personal and ancestral healing to clear the path, then requires the activation of our dreaming minds. This process takes time, but along the way we can do the needed healing and plant new possibilities for ourselves that bring us closer to our ideal. Similar to the healing in 5 movements, this treatment stems from ancient Indigenous healing methods of the Mexica and Toltec lineages, and follows many of the same steps to heal the unconscious. The emphasis, however, in this form, is on planting that which we want to flower in our lives, from physical health and rejuvenation, to tangible changes like cultivating abundance, loving partnership, and success in realizing our personal dreams. We first address that which blocks our way, our own poisonous thoughts and feelings, our dreams, our traumatic memories, and especially our inherited ancestral patterns. Then working in alignment with the earth, we will call forth the talents and gifts we need and plant them deeply in our bodies, dreams, and totonalcayos (chakras), in order to make deep changes in how we feel now and how we create our lives in the future. This is a good treatment for those who want to concentrate on what they want to manifest in their lives, perhaps also going beyond what was possible for past generations, saying goodbye to limiting patterns in one’s life and family lineage. Of the treatments listed, this one is perhaps the most appropriate for lovers of the dreaming and sorcery arts, and requires active participation in the form of measured breathing, visualization, and focus. However, no previous study or skill is required.
The Sobada-Limpia Massage
1.5 HOURS $165
Nurturing, relaxing, revitalizing, this form of limpia utilizes massage, allowing us to interrupt the cycle of physical and emotional stress, and return to a state of balance. Indigenous healing techniques are used to listen to and address that which needs care and attention. Slow, deep pressure, set to your comfort level, combines with warmed herbal infused oils, reboso massage, and agua florida, for a fully restorative experience.
Fresh herbs and elements of intuitive healing are incorporated for deeper support and release of held emotions that block the healthy flow of energy within the body and totonalcayos (chakras). As in the traditional limpia, you are cleansed with fresh aromatic healing herbs, copal smoke , an unbroken egg, and ritual, while being guided to release heavy emotions and call home the wounded or lost parts of your soul. This style of limpia may be ideal for those feeling depleted by stress, pain, or chronic illness, who need more physical nurturing, and for new mothers who can benefit from the traditional cleansing and closing of the energy portals of the body, after giving birth. Schedule this for a time when you can relax afterwards, with no pending obligations that day. (Please note that there is a short flight of stairs to enter the healing room at Heart Tribe. Please call to be put in contact with Melusina if you need special accommodations.)
Herbal Infused Oils and Medicina
All oils used in massage are herbal infused oils, made by Melusina. The most used oils are infused St. John's Wort oil, infused white rose oil, and infused chamomile or lavender oils, in a sunflower oil base. These oils are medicinal and made to support the emotional/physical needs of the client. Most are scented with essential oils, though unscented is available.
Herbal medicina for sale to support ongoing self care include:
herbal salt scrubs
Agua Florida-herbal sprays
herbal cordials, herbal honey, flower essences and balms sometimes available