19 W Preston Street Unit B Baltimore, MD 21201 universal@charmingraven.com

SCHEDULING

All healing arts services are available out of our shop at 19 W. Preston Street, in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, MD 21201. We are within equal walking distance (0.3miles - roughly 5 minutes) of the Cultural Center light rail station and the buses and trains (Amtrak, MARC) at Penn Station; the 11, 21, and 410 buses all stop right outside our door at the corner of Maryland and Preston Street. There is often street parking nearby, or you are welcome to use the paid lot behind the building (access via Maryland Avenue).

Payment is expected at time of service; we are happy to accept cash, check, or credit cards at your convenience. Gift certificates are always available! Please honor our 24-hour cancellation policy; if you must cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you may be asked to pay for your missed appointment.

Online scheduling is available via Schedulicity for appointments booked at least 6 hours in advance; for same-day appointments or if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us individually by either email or phone:

Aurora: 240-600-7139
aurora@charmingraven.com

Jessica: 410-570-5016
jess@charmingraven.com

Julia:
julia@empoweryogatherapy.com

Walk-ins may also be available, so we hope you will drop by!

Meet Our Practitioners

ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE

During your first appointment, you will be asked to fill out a confidential health history form, which we will discuss as part of your initial intake; a treatment plan will be made based on our chat about your past and current condition, as well as through a physical exam involving palpation of the Hara (abdomen), pulse taking, and observation of the tongue and specific points on the limbs.

Because you and your body are constantly changing, no two sessions will be exactly alike - all treatments are tailored to address you uniquely as you are at that time. Aurora offers trigger point dry needling as indicated for acute muscle and nerve pain relief as well as traditional Japanese and Chinese Classical styles of acupuncture needling; moxibustion (moxa), cupping, gua sha, and both passive and active electro-stimulation may be incorporated. Also included in each session is time to discuss nutrition and helpful lifestyle suggestions; you will be provided with easy to follow self-care methods which make in-office treatments more effective as well as improve your ability to stand on your own and prevent illness and injury in the future.

Please reserve 60-75 minutes for your first appointment; follow-up appointments may last anywhere from 40-60 minutes. Once you have come for your initial session, 30, 60, or 90 minute massages can be added to follow-up appointments. Generally, you should expect to come in for a series of treatments; recommendations as to frequency of visits will be discussed with you at each appointment as progress is made. For more detailed information about acupuncture, please visit Aurora's website at http://www.manifest-wellness.com.

ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy styles may include: Swedish of varying intensity, deep tissue, sports techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and/or acupressure. You will have an opportunity at the beginning of your session to discuss your body's unique needs at that time and are welcome to make requests throughout your massage to be sure you get the very most out of your experience! We blend our own oils in a nut-free, hypoallergenic, organic base oil; all-natural essential oils and herbal infusions may be added as desired or indicated for your intended session. Massage sessions are available in 30, 60, and 90 minute increments; if you have already come for an initial acupuncture session, you may also include massage as part of any follow-up acupuncture appointment.

Prenatal Massage

When performed by a trained and experienced massage therapist, prenatal massage is safe and effective throughout the entirety of pregnancy save for a couple of specific contraindications; for your session, you will be in a side-lying position, supported by as many pillows as you need to feel comfortable and relaxed. Aurora has 10 years of experience supporting people of all genders throughout the reproductive cycle and her prenatal massage is also informed by her many years of work as a doula; for more information about prenatal massage and pregnancy support, please visit Aurora's website at http://www.mooninthewomb.com.

ABOUT REIKI

Reiki is a form of hands-on energy healing, which promotes health and spiritual/emotional well-being by encouraging the release of negative energy from the body. It is beneficial as a stand-alone session and continues to facilitate healing or maintain health/relaxation over a series of sessions. Reiki healing also pairs well with other services. For more information about reiki check out our blog post.

Reiki I Class/Attunement

Jessica currently offers Reiki I classes/attunements to promote self-healing between sessions. Reiki I practitioners are also able to facilitate healing for loved ones. Classes are $250 for individuals and $200 per person for groups. Please email Jess for more info: jess@charmingraven.com.

ABOUT YOGA AS THERAPY

Healing is a process. Whether the injury be physical or subtle body sourced, healing takes time, patience, commitment, and deep, full breaths. Under the guidance of a trained therapist, yoga as therapy constructs the tools and space by which healing as process can be safely and effectively undertaken in both mind and body. Generally, clients schedule an intake session, and a follow-up session. If the process feels like a good fit for the kind of healing you are seeking, weekly sessions are recommended, as therapy as process is most effectively undertaken when practiced regularly. Just like learning a new language, the process of yoga as therapy requires practice.

The cost of an initial session is $140; follow-up sessions are $110. Yoga Therapy is not currently eligible for insurance coverage. If cost is prohibitive, sliding fee scales may be available.

For more information please visit: www.empoweryogatherapy.com.