Amador Wellness Cottage is steadily making progress to our March 1st target opening date!

Fresh paint, fabulous bamboo flooring reclaimed from the Butte Fire , infrared sauna installed, bathroom redone, grass cut and trees trimmed.

While my contractor was busy doing all the hard construction work , I was relaxing in Montana to await the birth of my 3rd grandchild, busy updating the website, creating spa package’s, creating our Massage Membership program,  learning how to be an amazing AirBnB host and creating my marketing plan.

Now I am home and it is time to create a welcoming environment for guest and clients to enjoy a tranquil retreat for an hour or a weekend at Amador Wellness Cottage.

As of March 1st , all massage and spa services will be available . With the new location my availability has greatly increased from Sundays only at Mind, Body, Spirit Center to Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 7pm.

In April 2016 , Amador Wellness Cottage will be available for overnight accommodations through AirBnB. With over 30 wineries within minutes of the cottage and the ability to create a custom healing retreat , Amador Wellness Cottage will be an amazing, affordable retreat for Mind, Body and Soul.

Thrive Mini Retreats

Escape alone, or invite your mom/daughter/sister/friend, for a special evening to prioritize your own well-being. Designed for all women, our monthly mini-retreats will provide you with the opportunity to get pampered, relax, nourish yourself, breathe, make new friends, expand your awareness, create, increase your health and vitality, laugh, move your body, rediscover your passion, and go home rejuvenated and with a new perspective and gratitude for your life. Take time out and unplug from your busy, multi-tasking, modern-day life, and love and care for yourself just like you do everyone else. You are so worth it!

Tickets are $20. Purchase 2 or more tickets for only $15 each. Tickets available here:

For more information, contact Jenny Upchurch at (209) 256-2712 or Brandy LaRae at (209) 304-1415.


Holiday Specials

Holiday_Special_Massage_Banner Book a 90 minute massage December 1st to the 23rd and receive a FREE 30 minute gift certificate to give to friends and family.



Save $20!

Buy a gift certificate good for a 30 min massage with Andrea or Brandy for only $25 (regular price $45)

. Offer ends December 20th

Join us Friday, December 5th for Sutter Creeks Christmas Open House, 5 to 7pm and save an additional $5! ( $20 for a 30 min gift card)





Black Friday Special !

Starting at noon today till Monday, December 1st, The Wellness Cottage is offering 30 minute Face and Neck Massages for only $20 a session.


Save $25 off our regular 30 minute session fee.

A great affordable gift.

More than relaxation, a neck and facial massage improves skin tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines, improves skin tone and appearance, relieves headaches and congestion.

To purchase, please visit our online schedule and choose the BLACK FRIDAY option if scheduling for yourself, the gift card option for gift giving.

Happy Holidays!

New Location and New Name

The Universe is a funny thing.

I was all ready to reopen my practice in Ione, back in my original location 15 years ago. The location was affordable, near my children’s school and the landlords are awesome. The plan was to revive Motherlode Holistic on a smaller scale.

I felt ok with it.

However I did not feel excited,.

.Yet, it  made sense.

It was a logical move.

I could afford it on my own.

A stepping stone to my vision.

A low key way back into practice after my year long sabbatical.

I was satisfied with the choice and was ready to get back into business.

Over and done.

But wait…..the universe once again had a better plan.

The Park at Hanford Courte
The Park at Hanford Courte

For months I drove by 140 Hanford and saw the for rent sign, however due to the Sutter Creek location, I dismissed it as being out of my price range.

Then one day last month (and the day before I was to sign my lease on the Ione location), I was driving by after dropping my 17 year old off and without any thought I pulled in and called. The landlord answered and I discovered the rent was within my price range if I had an officemate.

Whoa, baby!

Later that day I met with the manager and I was hit with a bolt of excitement.

It just felt right!

So I said yes.

Andrea Newman, who I had spoken with in the past about sharing space, quickly jumped on board.

140 Hanford St. Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
140 Hanford St.
Sutter Creek, Ca

Things just flowed from one point to the next and now The Wellness Cottage is now open.

Working in partnership with Andrea is a true blessing. We both bring many gifts to the partnership, that is sure to ensure success and growth.

There is still work to be done, however we open and seeing clients.

We have a fabulous membership program in place and Online scheduling for you convenience.

Our second session room will soon be open and our services will expand from therapeutic massage and clinical hypnosis to include a variety of spa services such as body wraps and salt scrubs.

During fair weather we will be offering outdoor massage by the waterfall, Massage and Picnic packages for lovers and best friends, as well as workshop and classes in the garden.

We will continue to share community news and holistic events .along with our special offers and Cottage news here on the blog and facebook page.

Your feedback is always welcomed. Suggestions on the services and programs you would like us to offer are encouraged.



~Brandy LaRae

Mothers Day Wellness Retreat

Brandy LaRae💫

Jackson Power Walk Classes

Here is our new session calendar and a new attachment/flyer.

Thanks so much!

Tuesday Thursday
Mar. 11 Mar. 13
Off Week of March 17
Mar. 25 Mar. 27
Apr. 1 Apr. 3
Apr. 8 Apr. 10

It’s always a great day to WALK!

Beth Sands,
Certified Walk Leader
Phone or Text: (209) 471-8792
(209) 471-8792

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Essential Oils for Pregnancy & Birth 3/16

waitingTake care of pregnancy aches and pains with doTERRA essential oils.

Join Brandy LaRae, Holistic Childbirth Educator, Doula, Hypnotherapist and Wellness Educator for this informative education event for pregnant women and their birth partners to learn how to use essential oils for common pregnancy and birth issues.

From hemorrhoids to heartburn, nausea to headaches, this class is packed with information.

Also learn which oils to use and how to use oils during labor and delivery.

This class is free to all pregnant women and their support team.



Weight Loss Program Starts 4/13

Healthy Changes

Got your attention with Weight Loss in the title, didnt I?

Healthy Changes is wayyyyyy more than a weight loss program, in fact weight loss is only one of the many super fab side effects of the  Healthy Changes Program.

This 10 week program is about making healthy changes, Mind, Body and Soul for vibrant energy, calm confidence and peaceful joy along with a slimmer, stronger body.

I know you have done other weight loss programs, started work out programs, read a ton of books or articles, but somehow or another you are stuck.

Each program starts with a gung ho motivation that soon disappears or pain stops you in your track, life gets in the way, you get sick of the restrictive food choices or you find yourself reverting back to bad habits and so on and so on.

How about we do things a lil different?

Lets take a gentler, kinder approach to a whole new healthy lifestyle that is easy to create and maintain.

During the 12 week Healthy Changes program we will be utilizing small, systematic lifestyle changes, weekly challenges and hypnosis that results in abundant energy, motivation, increased confidence and permanent weight loss and a more blissful life.

This is not a quick fix program, this isn’t even a program where you will see fast results (but you sure will FEEL it!) however it is a program that will give you the tools to take charge and live life to the fullest while getting healthier and happier.

There is no pain and no restrictive diet.

Interested in knowing more?

Call Clinical Hypnotherapist, Brandy Astwood at 209-304-1415 to ask questions.

The program is available in private sessions for only $35 a session when paid in full or small groups that meet weekly at Global Healing Arts on Jackson Gate Rd, Jackson, Ca for $150

To be added to the wait list: