Press Release from Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center

Motherlode Holistic Wellness Center, formerly Motherlode Holistic Connection, celebrates it new, expanded location Aug. 1 with a Grand Re-Opening party Saturday, Aug. 20.

The new center, located at 1001 Broadway (at Clinton Road across from the California Highway Patrol in the former Mental Health building) offers enhanced services and amenities to visitors and clients. During the Aug. 20 event, visitors will have a chance to view the site, meet the practitioners, enjoy freshly grilled organic vegetables, receive discounts and purchase gift certificates.

“The new location has more space and greater parking, and is completely handicap accessible with room for more wellness professionals to join our team and share the complex with us,” said center director/owner and hypnotherapist Brandy Astwood.

In addition to Astwood’s hypnotherapy practice and childbirth education services, the center offers six therapy rooms shared by nine practitioners who offer holistic wellness services in the areas of hypnotherapy, pre-natal and post-partum coaching, massage, comparative religion classes, alternative medicine, nutritional counseling, yoga, tai chi, Reiki, weight loss coaching, and other alternative and complementary health therapies.

“Holistic wellness is a concept that incorporates an individual’s body, mind and spirit in a complementary effort to achieve optimal health,” Astwood noted. “More and more physicians are seeing the benefit of integrating treatments such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy and massage with more traditional types of treatment and diagnostic tests for many chronic and acute ailments. This approach can reduce or even eliminate the need for prescription medications, which in turn can reduce the side-effects and exorbitant expenses of medications.’’

Davina’s Healing Hands and Associates offers massage and bodywork six days a week by certified massage therapists, Davina Edmonson (owner/operator) and partners Shawna Goss, Hannah Suncloud and Daren Maupin. The team provides customized therapeutic bodywork sessions, including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal and fertility, Eastern/Shiatsu, hot stone, Chinese medical and sports massage as well as Myofascial release, Reiki, Reflexology, Acupressure, Cranial Sacral and more.

Meridian Tapping, provided by Susan McMorris, owner of Wellness By Choice, is a simple-to-use, emotional clearing technique that has been shown beneficial in eliminating fears, phobias and emotional trauma.

Jim DuCray MS, LMFT has a 20 years of experience in Amador County providing supportive therapy. DuCray specializes in working with substance abuse disorders and adolescents. He can be reached confidentially at (209) 304-5695.

Reiki Master Rose Navarro provides intuitive coaching, women’s empowerment sessions, energy healing and monthly Reiki circles and clinics.

Mary Hackworth, RN, Integrative Life Coach and Yoga Therapist, provides private sessions and ongoing small group yoga and tai chi classes.

For more information, call 223-1497 or visit

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