Valade Healing Arts Center
Located in the Van Elslander Cancer Center, the Valade Healing Arts Center helps you relax your mind and body with centuries-old health practices in a soothing environment.
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea along with home baked pastries at our Golden Frog Café, and browse through our exceptional collection of comforting and healing gift items in the Mindbodyspirit Gift Shop, or visit us for our therapies and classes designed to nurture your soul.
Therapies and Classes
We continuously update our offering of therapies and classes. Here are some examples:
This Hands-on technique uses kneading, compression, tapping and vibration for the muscular structure and soft body tissues. Massage promotes relaxation, relief from pain and increased soft tissue mobility.
A blend of trigger point, myofacial release and various therapeutic body work techniques for the purpose of re-educating and restoring proper muscular balance, therefore reducing pain and improving muscular function and mobility.
River Rock Massage
Therapeutic massage techniques using handpicked, heated river stones create a unique, deep, therapeutic experience. Warmth from the stones glide along areas of the back, shoulders and neck, smoothing tired, sore muscles.
Skillfull application of pressure to specific points in the feet and hands. Evidence suggests that your body is mirrored in your feet. Reflexology promotes the body's ability to adjust and balance during times of stress. Some of the benefits include an increase in energy, improved mood, reduction in muscle tension and soreness, and improved function and circulation.
This ancient form of natural, hands-on healing is gentle and relaxing, and encourages healing on all levels: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Energy is passed from giver to receiver promoting the release of tension and anxiety, which can enhance the functioning of the immune system and stimulate the release of endorphins, thereby relieving pain and creating a sense of well being.
This self-healing Tai Chi will allow you to maintain the health functions of your organs, cultivate and restore the natural balance or energy within your body, and preserve the vitality of your youth. Click here for a brochure.
Through the practice of yoga, one can develop an increase in strength, balance, flexibility, and energy. Find inner peace and contentment by calming your mind through breathing practices, concentration activities and relaxation techniques.
Santa Rosa Labyrinth and Healing Garden
The Santa Rosa Labyrinth and Healing Garden is located outside the Van Elslander Cancer Center. It offers a chance to take time out from our busy lives to leave schedules and stress behind. Discover how walking the labyrinth can be a gift: a prayer tool leading to insight, peacefulness and wellbeing.