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