Heart of the Matter, LLC

Tools and techniques for healing, wholeness, and happiness.

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Newberg, OR 97132




Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger.

The central nervous system is heavily influenced by the cranial sacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch Susan is able to tune into your natural cerebral spinal fluid rhythms and engage your body's natural healing ability. This form of treatment is subtle, relaxing, and can be very profound.

What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Polarity Therapy

There is an energy dynamic that interconnects your mind, emotions, body and spirit. The flow of this energy impacts your overall wellbeing. When your energy is blocked or depleted your body may respond with "dis"-ease, pain or anxiety. We use Polarity Therapy, hands-on bodywork, to release blockages and revitalize the energy throughout your entire system. A variety of deep pressure, rocking and subtle holds disperse and rebalance the energy to restore harmony and health. Plus, it feels great! People say Polarity Therapy sessions are relaxing and energizing at the same time.


There is a life force or energy that flows through all of us. Big life changes or trauma can disrupt this energy. Our energy also becomes unbalanced when we accept (either consciously or unconsciously) negative feelings about ourselves. This opens the door for stress or sickness. Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique that helps clear the energy pathways and lets the life force flow in a healthy, natural way. Reiki treats the whole body to restore balance to your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

Reiki comes from two words: Rei “God’s wisdom or higher power” and Ki “life force energy”. During your 60 minute Reiki treatment, we’ll flow positive life force energy to your body by placing hands near your head, heart, stomach and feet.This energy transfer can be done without physical touching. You can be fully clothed and laying down or seated, whichever is most comfortable for you. We’ll encourage you to let go of tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings. As you embrace the spiritually-guided energy you’ll usher in a refreshed, more positive outlook. You can look forward to a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you after treatment!

Choose from a 60 or 90 minute energy healing session.

60 minutes, $85

90 minutes, $115

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