Therapists

Cindy Gorbunow

Cindy Gorbunow

INTEGRATED THERAPIST / INTERIOR DESIGNER

Cindy offers in-depth therapy for body and soul with 20 years of experience as an intuitive healer/massage therapist, artist, and sustainable designer. Accessing higher purpose and inner wisdom to empower her clients to neutralize traumas and emotional difficulties in the psyche through art, shamanic process, and therapeutic massage. Cindy has studied various modalities in traditional, holistic and energetic practices. Healing from sexual and physical traumas herself she knows firsthand the feelings that accompany the healing journey and can offer authentic guidance and support for those who seek freedom. Cindy is a pranayama meditator and is in training to deepen intuitive and clairvoyant/clairaudient skills with mentors Bill Torvund and Nicole Workman.

Dan Gorbunow

Dan Gorbunow

AMT

Dan Gorbunow, AMT, is Director of Men’s Healing at SATTVA Healing Arts. Dan has studied and practiced healing bodywork for over 25 years and brings a potent combination of therapies to help men of all ages with their wellness concerns. Dan began his training in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1991 at Northern School of Chinese Medicine and later with Edith Davis at Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture & Herbal Studies, where he graduated in 1996 (Dipl. Ac.). Dan is certified in Oriental Acupressure (MIAHS), Acupressure-Massage Technician (Acupressure Institute, Berkeley), and Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST-I). Dan successfully combines many effective therapies and modalities, including: Deep-Tissue and Pressure-point massage, reflexology and essential oils, cupping and other Oriental healing techniques, structural balancing and myofascial therapy, energy and spirit healing, sound therapy, martial arts medicine and practice, and holistic wellness coaching. Dan is initiated as a ceremonial helper, warrior dancer, and ritual leader in various indigenous traditions and organizations. From his broad spectrum of knowledge, he has created a unique style of healing from many systems, schools, martial and energy practices, and sacred ways of traditional peoples. In addition, Dan offers group facilitation and consciousness-raising experiences, such as meditation, drumming and story-telling, and more, in various chemical dependency and dual-recovery treatment centers around the region. Dan offers a comprehensive approach to bodywork for men of all ages, with a mission to help each man access his wellness potential, to heal and recover from injury and illness, and to go beyond coping with dis-ease and stress. Dan guides men to discover lasting vitality and freedom from pain, imbalance, and disconnection.

Lumina Xiong

Lumina Xiong

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE, REIKI THERAPIST

Lumina believes that healing comes from understanding the root dis-ease in order to shed old skin, to make way for the new. She specializes in targeting problem areas combining acupressure and trigger point therapy through Swedish movements, creating a relaxed approach to a deeper and more thorough massage.

Beth Onward

Beth Onward

MASSAGE THERAPIST - THAI, DEEP, SWEDISH, REIKI

Beth grew up in a very holistic household, and came to alternative health and wellness at a very early age. Experiencing illness herself and within her family is what guided her to be called to explore helping others find wellness through yoga and other holistic approaches. She believes it is crucial to meet your body where it is each day, in each class. Trained in: Hatha Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, Aromatherapy, Aerial Play & Fitness, Reiki, Deep Tissue Massage

Jennifer Johnson, Lic.Ac., MAOM

Jennifer Johnson, Lic.Ac., MAOM

Jennifer is licensed both by the state of MN and nationally to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from the U of M and her Master’s in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture in Boston. Jennifer is a professional member of the national infertility organization, RESOLVE, and has advanced training and specialized education in treating infertility and gynecological problems with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine Originating in China over 3,500 years ago, acupuncture has recently gained in popularity in the U.S. as people seek more holistic healthcare. The focus of an acupuncture treatment is to restore the balance of Qi in the body. Any illness or disease can be defined as the imbalance of this energy or Qi. The insertion of hair-thin, sterile, stainless needles along specific points on the body helps to balance the flow of Qi and return the body to a healthy state. When the points are stimulated, the flow of Qi through pathways of energy (meridians) is facilitated, thereby initiating your body’s return to balance. Though you may be seeking treatment to help relieve such imbalances as pain, digestive upset, or infertility, during your visit, you will also receive the added benefit of a deeply relaxed state that is unique to receiving acupuncture. Acupuncture is very safe and free of side effects. Most people find the treatment relaxing and the needle insertion painless. The small diameter and contoured shape of the needle allow it to be inserted easily and painlessly. The number of treatments varies depending on how well you respond. The average is about 6 treatments during the first month and then once or twice a month for the next few months. Some people, however, respond very well and only need a few treatments. Chinese herbs are often used to complement acupuncture treatments. I make custom formulas to specifically address the issues of each patient. The use of a Chinese herbal formula can sustain the effects of an acupuncture treatment in between visits, and is a great way to supplement one’s path toward wellness. Services Initial 60 minute consultation and treatment $105 Follow-up appointment $85 6-Session Package $450 Herbal consultation $60 Custom Herbal formula ~$25/week Wear loose, comfortable clothing. You might want to have a snack before your appointment. Email us with questions about how acupuncture can help you. Jen Johnson (infertility and Women’s health) jjacupuncturist@gmail.com Acupuncture, Women’s Health, & Fertility Women of all ages can benefit from acupuncture. For young women beginning to menstruate, acupuncture can ease PMS, cramps and mood swings. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help treat other symptoms associated with PMS such as headaches, dizziness and irritability. Endometriosis and fibroids are also commonly treated with acupuncture and herbs. For pregnant women, acupuncture and Chinese herbs are a gentle, prescription-free option for treating many issues during pregnancy including morning sickness, abdominal pain, constipation and post-partum depression. Much help can be found by treating infertility issues with acupuncture. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can also help during the transition of menopause. Treatment can relieve the discomfort of hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia. As the popularity and success of acupuncture treatment for fertility becomes more widespread, more people are looking to Chinese medicine and acupuncture to treat infertility. While infertility may appear to be the main issue it is actually a manifestation of a deeper underlying imbalance. Acupuncture and/or herbal medicine treatments, will start working right away to get your body back to its optimum balance and ready for conception. Whether you are trying on your own or involved in an IVF cycle, the overall goal of treatment is to prepare the body for conception and a healthy, full term pregnancy. In a recent article, Prevention magazine published a review by researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York on acupuncture’s effect on female fertility. They found that acupuncture helps to: Regulate hormones and ovulation Improve ovarian function – more follicles and better quality eggs Increase blood flow to the uterus – improve chances of implantation Regulate menstrual cycle Reduce stress, anxiety and promote relaxation Acupuncture treatments can be especially beneficial to women undergoing modern fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF and donor cycles. Numerous studies have shown acupuncture treatments to increase the rate of pregnancy in women undergoing IVF treatments. Above all, the best thing about acupuncture is that there are no side effects. In fact, acupuncture will help to reduce any side effects you might be experiencing with IVF. Wherever you are on the path to pregnancy, acupuncture can help increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Fertility Treatment Plan Acupuncture treatments – schedule determined by your cycle Dietary recommendations Lifestyle suggestions Chinese herbs – as needed Start acupuncture treatments up to 3 months before you try to conceive. Women’s follicles are recruited about 3 months before being chosen for ovulation. The quality of the egg is influenced during this 3-month period, so acupuncture treatments today will affect the quality of your eggs up to 3 months from now. If you are currently in an IVF cycle or are planning an IVF cycle: Acupuncture treatments are scheduled according to where you are in the cycle. The acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas are designed to complement the IVF cycle and reduce any side effects. Start treatments a least one month before your scheduled transfer date. Starting treatment early gives your body a chance to develop healthier eggs. Read the wonderful things that are being said about Jennifer. Email Jennifer if you have any questions, or for more details. To schedule an appointment, call Sattva at 612.823.5450 or book an appointment online www.sattvamn.com Links and Resources www.resolve.org www.theafa.org www.ivfmn.com www.easternharmonyclinic.com www.docmisha.com www.zitawest.com www.doctorjeanette.net Articles CBS News article BBC News article Recommended Reading The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies by Randine Lewis Fertility and Conception: A Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant by Zita West Fertility for Dummies by Jackie Meyers-Thompson and Sharon Perkins

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Massage Therapist + Tantra Vinyasa Yoga Instructor

Ryan Kelly graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences’ 700 hour massage therapy program in 2007. Upon completion of her education at Northwestern Ryan travelled with a professional mens cycling team for 6 years as their massage therapist. During that time she also travelled with the Grammy winning country music band Sugarland as their massage therapist and yoga teacher. She has worked with many people in high performance situations to assist them in their self care to optimize their well being and reach their performance goals. With a passion for trigger point therapy and injury rehabilitation massage Ryan is adept at listening for the patterns in the body to facilitate integration and release. She is well known for deep tissue massage. “I always say, ‘I can feel tension, but I do not feel what you feel. Guide me in anyway that feels helpful.” As Ryan works intuitively she also encourages your feedback throughout your sessions to maximize the benefits of your bodywork. For the last 8 years Ryan has worked at Fusion Lifespa. During that time she has had the opportunity to create long term care relationship with many clients. She considers it an honor to be trusted with a clients care. Ryan’s goal is to meet a client where they are. If an individual is looking to find deeper insight in body and mind she will facilitate that exploration. If a client comes in and “just needs to relax”, she will hold space for that.