We gather to learn about holistic health, healing, bodywork, and rehab. Whether you want to learn about your body and health or expand your knowledge and skills for business or employment, we are here.
Holistic health is an approach to wellness that considers the whole person—body, mind, and spirit—rather than just focusing on specific symptoms or illnesses. It aims to achieve optimal well-being by integrating various forms of care, often including natural therapies, lifestyle changes, and emotional well-being.
Healing, Healing Arts
The ART of healing
Knowledge + Application of Knowledge + Intuition
Bodywork refers to various hands-on therapies aimed at improving physical function, reducing pain, and promoting overall wellness. While massage therapy is one of the most well-known forms of bodywork, the term also encompasses other modalities like chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and craniosacral therapy. These techniques often involve manipulating or applying pressure to the body’s soft tissues, joints, or energy pathways to facilitate healing, relaxation, and balance within the body.
Rehab, short for rehabilitation, is a structured program designed to help individuals recover and regain optimal function after experiencing an injury, undergoing surgery, or preparing for a surgical procedure. The program typically involves a combination of physical therapy exercises, strength training, mobility work, and sometimes additional therapies like hydrotherapy or electrical stimulation. The goal is to restore physical abilities, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries or complications.
Tina and DrScott are committed to sharing our experience and expertise. We learned through traditional higher education, oral traditions and hands-on with mentors and Elders.
Oral tradition refers to the passing down of knowledge, beliefs, and cultural practices through spoken word, storytelling, and ceremonies, rather than written documentation. This form of intergenerational transfer of wisdom is crucial for preserving the heritage, values, and collective memory of Native American communities.
Our philosophy is Back to Basics. Native Americans are inherently the closest links to natural medicine. We have been most affected by the removal of our natural ways, in medicine and in Spirit.
Back to Basics
What can you not do now that you could do before?
Remember that a test or image are a Moment in Time.
Western medicine tends to isolate body parts. Holistic medicine works with systems.
You are not your diagnosis.
Nature is slow. Rehab is boring.
Ours tends to be a “microwave society” that wants immediate results.
As the world of mainstream health doubles down on being a medical industrial complex, we must utilize our Oral Traditions to
- pass on truth
- dispel myths and
- take control of our own health and wellness
Medical industrial complex
The “Medical Industrial Complex” is a network of corporations, healthcare providers, and insurers that dominate Western medicine. From a holistic health perspective, this system prioritizes profit over wellness, often limiting medical freedom. It tends to favor pharmaceuticals and invasive treatments over natural, preventative approaches, constraining doctors to standardized protocols rather than individualized care. This often leaves patients in a cycle of symptom management, rather than addressing root causes for long-term health.
Although we want to make a difference in the world, our own community is a great start.