Welcome to Southwind Health Collective

Hands On Healing

Our goal is to help you discover a new level of personal health. Our highly trained professional staff can help you with reduction of pain and inflammation and bring you into a deep state of relaxation, resulting in a more integrated awareness of your body, mind and life.

Come find your second wind at Southwind!

 

What We Do

 
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Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Whether you need deep relaxation or relief from injury, therapeutic massage and bodywork offer many benefits. They improve circulation, reduce tension, and calm inflammation. Let us work with you to find the best approach to achieve your goals.

Studies have shown that massage and bodywork can relieve:

  • Muscle pain and tension

  • Sports injuries

  • Soft tissue strains or injuries

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Headaches

  • Digestive disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Insomnia related to stress

  • TMJ — temporomandibular joint pain


Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

A complete health care system that dates back 2,500 years, there are a myriad of conditions that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help treat, including:

  • Pain

  • Migraines

  • Menstrual irregularities

  • Allergies

  • Addiction

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Skin disorders

TCM is also used to enhance the effects of Western medical approaches or alleviate side effects from such treatment. TCM includes the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and other modalities including moxibustion, cupping, tuina, gua sha, and electric stimulation.


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Lymphatic Therapy

Lymphatic therapy is a light touch massage. The tissues in our body accumulate toxins and waste from chemicals, drugs and normal everyday metabolic functions. Lymph, the fluid of the immune system, gathers the waste and transports it through the lymph nodes, which clean the fluid. Lympathic therapy enhances and speeds up that process by allowing up to ten times more lymph to be released from tissues and organs.

Lymphatic therapy can benefit people with:

  • Lymphedema

  • Sinus infections

  • Chronic inflammation

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Insomnia

  • Detoxing after illness and surgery

 
 

Who We Are

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Located in an historic building in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, Southwind Health Collective has long been a quiet oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. We have been serving the Lawrence community since our creation in 1987.

The name Southwind was inspired by the welcoming warmth of the prevailing wind in Kansas, and the Konza tribe who lived here and for whom the state is named. The Konza referred to themselves as people of the south wind. Health speaks of our commitment to help improve the lives of our clients through the benefits of massage, bodywork, energy work, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. As members of the Collective, we are individually trained therapists working in a shared space, providing a wide variety of innovative techniques. We have over 120 years of collective experience, and we look forward to helping you on your path to your best health.

 
 

Our Experienced Staff

 
 
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Jamie Alspaugh, LMT, specializes in therapeutic and relaxation massage and has been practicing since 1999. Her integrative approach brings a calm sense of rejuvenation to her clients.

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, Prenatal, Migraine Relief, Cupping, Gua Sha.

 
 
 
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Joy deMaranville, LMT, co-founded Southwind Health Collective and has been in practice since 1986. Her deep listening and experienced touch in Therapeutic Massage aids in injury recovery, relaxation and movement awareness.

Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Prenatal, NeuralMobilization, Postural Enhancement.

 
 
 
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Carla Davenport graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-NY with an MSTOM in acupuncture and herbal medicine in 2011. She practiced in NYC from 2011-2016. Prior to that she worked in New York and LA as a therapeutic body worker. As an integrative practitioner, Carla combines this knowledge and experience in treatments.

Classical Chinese, Japanese, Five Element, and Motorpoint Acupuncture, Structural Integration, Shiatsu, Meridian Massage, Psychostructural Balancing, Breathwork, and Essential Oils.

 
 
 
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Casey Emmerich practices lymphatic therapy. Blending her knowledge of the lymphatic system, yoga, and Ayurveda, she can help clients create a healthy lifestyle to support lymphatic work. She loves to learn and is committed to continuing her education. She serves as a teaching assistant at the Chikly Institute where she received her training in lymphatic drainage. She is certified to treat clients with lymphedema.

Lymphatic Therapy.

 
 
 

Lana Haas, LMT, combines energy work with massage to create a rejuvenating and deeply relaxing therapeutic massage.

Deep Tissue, Swedish, CranioSacral, Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Foot Massage, PreNatal, Reiki.

 
 
 

Georgia Palos, LMT, uses the tools of her ongoing education to enhance functioning of the body as a whole. Through Therapeutic Massage, her deep holds and subtle twists can unwind tension and facilitate expansiveness of breath and tissue.

Deep Tissue, NeuralMobilization, CranioSacral, Prenatal, Visceral Manipulation.

 
 
 

Brenda Sampson, LMT, integrates massage and bodywork techniques to create an opportunity for healing. Her compassionate and personalized approach brings her clients into a serene state of equilibrium.

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point, CranioSacral, Lymphatic Therapy, Heart-Centered Therapy.

 
 
 

Our Services & Rates

Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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Swedish Massage

This soothing, invigorating technique uses four basic strokes: effleurage, kneading, friction and percussion. This promotes blood flow towards the heart which improves circulation and relaxes the whole body. Oil or lotion is used in most sessions.

 
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Deep Tissue Massage

After first warming the muscles, the massage therapist uses slow, deep, firm strokes to release tension from deep muscle groups and fascia. It can release muscle tension leaving you feeling taller, lighter and looser.

 
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Trigger Point (Neuromuscular Therapy)

An advanced form of deep tissue massage that addresses areas of pain and dysfunction by treating trigger points (hypersensitive points) in the muscles, adhesions and fascia. A specific and well studied protocol is followed.  

 
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Prenatal Massage

A pregnant woman has special needs. Specific techniques can reduce physical discomfort and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and baby. Tailor-made cushions can be used so that the mother-to-be can lie on her belly comfortably through most of her pregnancy.

 
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Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage (Nuad Boran) is an ancient healing art that originated more than 2500 years ago. Combining passive yoga, acupressure, massage and compression. Thai Yoga Massage is a rejuvenating and powerful mind and body healing experience. Clients are asked to be prepared by wearing loose-fitting clothing (yoga pants or sweatpants).

 
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Thai Foot Massage

Thai foot massage helps the body restore its own natural healthy balance. In a typical Thai foot massage session, the lower legs and feet are stretched and massaged to open Sen (energy). Then specific pressure points, which stem from ten major energy lines that run throughout the body, are stimulated. These pressure points provide a map of the entire body and organs. Thai foot massage increases circulation, improves sleep, elevates your mood, reduces stiffness and creates a feeling of deep tranquility and well being. Sessions are typically one hour long.

 
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Seated Massage

Chair massage can be done at our location or yours, with a special massage chair. A chair massage focuses mostly on the neck, shoulders, arms and the back while you remain fully clothed. These 15- or 30-minutes sessions can be a refreshing break from your busy day.

 
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Craniosacral Therapy

This holistic healing practice is performed with the client fully clothed. Lightly placing hands on “listening stations,” the practitioner tunes into, follows, and encourages the client’s own craniosacral rhythm. It is known to calm the central nervous system and promote deep relaxation.

 
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Heart Centered Therapy

The client is fully clothed relaxing on the massage table or sitting in a chair, and the facilitator is next to them. Through gentle dialogue, the facilitator guides the client towards communication with their own heart. It can help to release old thought patterns and uncover insights, wisdom and strength.

 
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Cupping

Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine originating in China. Cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The suction facilitates healing by increasing blood flow as well as the flow of "qi" in the body. This can relieve muscle tension and promote cell repair while releasing stagnation.

 
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Gua Sha (Scraping, or Spooning)

Holding a flat edge smooth stone tool, the therapist scrapes the skin in long directional strokes. It increases blood flow, removing blood stagnation to promote metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery. Redness and light bruising may occur.

 
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Neural Mobilization

When the peripheral nerves become adhered to the tissue around them they get irritated and cause pain, tingling or numbness. This gentle therapy helps the nerves to glide more freely to provide relief.

 
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Visceral Manipulation

A delicate manual therapy that helps to release restrictions in the viscera, the internal organs such as the intestines, liver and kidneys. Visceral Manipulation is often found to be the missing link in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, postural imbalances and biomechanical dysfunction.

 
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Reiki

Reiki is a natural form of therapy, which uses non-invasive gentle touch to promote feelings of wellbeing. Reiki is good as an adjunct treatment for pre- and post-surgery, pre- and post-cancer treatment, depression, pain, anxiety, grief and many other situations.

 
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ACUPUNCTURE

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete health care system with a written history of 2,500 years. It can effectively treat acute and chronic conditions, including muscular, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological and respiratory disorders. TCM can also be used in conjunction with modern Western medicine in order to enhance the effects of Western medical treatment or to alleviate the side effects of medications.

TCM includes the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points that have been determined to have beneficial effects. Chinese herbal medicines may be used internally or applied externally. Moxibustion is a form of "fire heat treatment" that stimulates specific acupuncture points of the body.

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), established in 1982 as a non-profit organization currently operates under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the NCCAOM is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.

 
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Lymphatic therapy

Our bodies' tissues accumulate toxins and waste from chemicals, additives and preservatives, drugs, hormonal changes as well as other factors in our daily lives. The lymph fluid — the fluid of the immune system — gathers these wastes from tissues and organs and transports them through your lymph nodes which clean the fluid. The lymph vessels have very specific pathways that can sometimes become obstructed or are simply not able to move the maximum amount of lymph fluid through the body to effectively eliminate the toxins. When wastes accumulate in the body we experience fatigue, allergies, illness, and pain. Lymphatic therapy, a light touch massage, in sync with the body's lymphatic rhythm, allows more lymph fluid to be released from tissue and organs and amplifies its flow (up to ten times what our bodies do on their own) therefore detoxifying the body and improving health and immune function. This work benefits those with lymphedema, chronic swelling or swelling from injury or surgery, auto-immune diseases, chronic sinus infections and chronic inflammation as well as those who are interested in cleansing and regenerating their tissues. Lymphatic therapy greatly enhances the body's amazing capacity for healing.


RATES

Acupuncture
$110 // 90-minute initial visit
$75 // 60-minute return visit
$100 // 90-minute return visit

Cupping
$50 // 30 minutes

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
$150 // 1 hour and 45-minute Initial Facial Rejuvenation Treatment
$110 // 1 hour and 15-minute Return Facial Rejuvenation Treatment

Gua Sha Treatment
$50 // 30 minutes

Lymphatic Therapy
$95 // 75 minutes

Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
$45 // 30 minutes
$75 // 60 minutes
$110 // 90 minutes

Seated (Chair) Massage
$45 // 30 minutes
$25 // 15 minutes
Add $20 for outcall

Thai Yoga Massage
$110 // 90 minutes

Thai Foot Massage
$75 // 60 minutes

Wholistic Nutrition Consultation
$75 // initial visit
$45-$60 // follow-up visits