Recently, the way in which I critique disappointment has piqued my interest. This aspect of self-awareness feels like walking on eggshells—never completely confident that my lifetime of fragile frustrations are worthy of validation. But…in the same breath, external validation seems upliftingly unimportant. In my mind, complaining and/or negatively reviewing have to be on the low … Continue reading Coming Home
OCTOBER 5, 2022 marked bāsalt's very first year at the new Asbury location. The day came and went without a lot of commotion, but it was a milestone, nonetheless. While NOVEMBER is well underway, I can't help but wish I could just skip ahead to 2023. As I look at the studio's current schedule--it seems … Continue reading What’s on the horizon
Try something ancient. Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation, and manipulation to balance the body's energy flow, release tension, stimulate circulation, and improve range of motion. The practitioner uses palms, thumbs, feet, and knees to apply gentle compression and deeper acupressure, and positions the body into … Continue reading Traditional Thai Tuesday
bāsalt is happy to announce that MediCupping™ is back on our list of services. Our clients will be able to book a MediCupping™ Session in the same manner as booking any other session throughout the week. There is no upcharge for this phenomenal modality. ok. so, what is MediCupping™ ?
The bāsalt Studio is now open. book your session. I may need you to walk me through this.
Each day for the past six months, I have inserted my key into a rusty lock and noted the crunching metal sound that lets me know the door will open, albeit, with a little effort. Nonetheless, I envision the entrance as it will look someday as I shove the door shut, step over random objects, … Continue reading Solitude within Community
Memorial Day is right around the corner. COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted all over the place. Fatigued minds and bodies want to know: Where can I go to get a great massage and start feeling human again? Well...ordinarily, that would be here--The bāsalt Studio. However, as many have been gathering... we are still temporarily closed. … Continue reading What’s Going On?
If you read Part One of this series, you found out a few things about me that don't necessarily exemplify stability. The circumstances surrounding this pandemic have gifted me with a petri dish and time to grow out my under-developed sense of self-- magnifying my lack of committment to basic self-care. But, hopefully, you can … Continue reading Side-Effects of Self-Care: Part Two
If I may, let me begin by acknowledging: we are all finding new ways to approach and navigate this lifetime. Some of us really hate being told what to do--but--some of us would really appreciate it if someone would-- just please-- tell us what to do. We are learning much regarding our level of self-reliance … Continue reading Side Effects of Self-Care: Part One
I remember being in the backseat of my parents' station wagon--windows down...my mom's doo-rag waving in the wind... the filter of a Marlboro smoldering in the ashtray-- on a trip that never seemed to end. I remember mustering the courage to pose those four little words in the form of an impatient question. ...Then jumped … Continue reading Are We There Yet?