Healing Center


Healing Center

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The Healing Center applies the safe and completely natural methods of massage therapy, body therapy, yoga therapy, and nutrition, with an in-depth and integrative approach, to alleviate pain, increase vitality, and restore health to the body. Purification of the body and mind through these techniques along with proper exercise and the cultivation of kindness, self control, purity and selflessness lead quickly to supreme health. Health is your natural state waiting to be uncovered. The true purpose of health is selfless service to others and the awakening of the Real Self within.

Massage Therapy

At the Healing Center we use a variety of techniques and multiple massage modalities may be used in a session to address issues most effectively. The benefits of massage increase greatly when combined with yoga therapy, steam therapy, color therapy, nutrition, or shirodhara.


Swedish Massage

Perfect for general relaxation and increase of circulation, the long gliding and kneading strokes of Swedish massage purge muscles of toxins, release tension, and increase joint range of motion.

Deep Tissue Massage

Using deeper direct pressure, deep tissue is used on areas of more chronically or intensely held tension and is usually combined with Swedish massage. It is recommended for headaches, TMJ dysfunction, tough knotted muscles, and old injuries.



Reflexology employs the use of direct pressure on specific points on the feet to stimulate and balance corresponding organs, glands, and regions in the body. It is beneficial for countless issues including constipation, insomnia, heart and lung issues, menstrual problems, structural issues and sciatica.

Myofascial Release

This technique addresses the fascia or connective tissue covering almost every muscle, organ, and nerve in the body. Restrictions in the fascia lead to postural imbalance, muscle pain and injury, and a reduction in nerve and organ function. Myofascial release is beneficial for carpal tunnel syndrome, reduction of scar tissue, spine/joint issues, herniated discs, poor posture, and increasing nerve and organ motility.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic massage increases the movement of lymphatic fluid through the body to flush out toxins and wastes and to increase the proliferation of white blood cells in the blood. It is recommended for strengthening immunity and vitality, fibromyalgia, and detoxification.


Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy focuses on increasing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid which nourishes and protects the brain, for greater oxygen exchange and waste removal. It also releases tension held in the tissues around the brain, spinal cord, and nerves which improves the functioning of all systems in the body. Conditions benefited are TMJ dysfunction, headaches, sinus issues, back pain, digestive issues, insomnia, joint pain, sacroiliac dysfunction, herniated discs and sciatica.


Prenatal and Postnatal Massage

We employ multiple techniques to alleviate the issues associated with these times of tremendous change. Conditions benefited are back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, pubic symphysis and SI joint pain, breech or transverse presentation, blood pressure issues, postpartum depression and swelling. Infant massage and Yoga for Labor childbirth classes are offered upon request for groups or individuals.

All massage, yoga and body therapies performed by a NC licensed massage therapist.

Body Therapy


Steam Therapy

Using a steam box, steam vapors immerse the body causing profuse sweating, muscle relaxation and increased blood flow to purify the body. Perfect after a massage or reflexology treatment.



Shirodhara is the application of a warm stream of oil to the forehead and is beneficial for sinus problems, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, depression, a restless mind, nervous system disorders like seizures and MS, and overall deep relaxation. It also stimulates the pituitary gland, balances the endocrine system and strengthens bone marrow, so it is ideal for post menopausal women.


Color Therapy

Color therapy restores bright and vibrant colors to the auric or subtle body. All illness and disease begins as thought. All thoughts manifest as colors in our auric field. It is perfect for an overall tonic for the body, to heal pain or injury, and is most effective for alleviating psychological and mental issues.

Yoga Therapy

Done in one-on-one sessions, yoga therapy uses simple movements, yoga asana, visualization, and breathing techniques to target the source of pain and injury and correct imbalances. Yoga therapy sessions include time for postural evaluation, application of corrective therapy, and instructions for home practice. No prior yoga experience necessary. All levels and ages welcome. Perfect for injury rehabilitation, joint/muscle pain, poor posture, and structural or developmental issues.


Every cell in the body is made from the food we eat. If there is an issue in the body or mind, it is essential to look to the food ingested. A natural diet of fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and vegetables is packed with easily digestible nutrition and leads to higher and higher states of health. Perfect for those wishing to transition to a vegetarian, vegan, or raw food diet.

Schedule an appointment

Healing Center Policies

Supreme health is your natural state, waiting to be revealed.

  • Hours by appointment 7 days a week 10am-8pm
  • The first appointment includes a 15 minute consultation to formulate a plan of care
  • Therapy sessions range from 30 to 120 minutes
  • Payment by cash only
  • All rates are subject to a sliding scale for any who cannot afford full price
  • Gift certificates available

Please email info@shantiniketanashram.com for a listing of rates or with any questions

For more information about our healing workshops and special programs, visit our workshops page