The body and the mind are inseparably connected. As demonstrated in Bessel van der Kolk's book, The Body Keeps the Score, tension from trauma and stress is stored in the body. Have you ever felt physically exhausted from a day in which you used very little physical energy? Have you ever gotten a headache from worry? Jaw clenching, stomachaches, nail-biting, twitching, over-eating, and insomnia are common physical manifestations of inner turmoil.
Many of my clients come into my office straight from the hustle and bustle of their lives, and then return to it when they leave. I wanted to create a reprieve from the outside world where you can relax your body, giving your mind the space to prepare for your therapy session. This intermediary room eases the transition between the headspace you use to function throughout your day and the headspace you use to process deep emotions in therapy.
The private mediation room has a full-body reclining massage chair with more buttons than you'll know what to do with. Turn the lights low and enjoy the twinkle lights. Enjoy the sounds of the babbling fountain. Breathe in the lavender aroma. Practice some affirmations. The meditation room won't solve your problems, but it can certainly soothe your body in preparation for mental healing.
Clients are free to use the meditation room 30 minutes prior to their appointment time, or stay 30 minutes after to process their session, no booking necessary. You can also request for your therapy session to take place in the meditation room as long as the previous and next clients do not intend on using the room at that time.