Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility, as well as a restorative measure
Therapeutic massage, uses a lot of the same techniques of a regular relaxing massage, but adds aspects of deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, passive stretching, lymphatic draining, myofascial release and other techniques to work on particularly troublesome areas. Typically this work is more targeted to work on a specific issue or chain of issues. This type of massage works well to deal with new and chronic issues alike. This type of massage is great to relieve pain, reduce stress and work on specific problems like a frozen shoulder or lower back pain.
Energy work is based on the belief that everyone has a "life force", and that the body needs to sustain its balance for optimum health. Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness, it indicates that your life force has simply become unbalanced. I work directly with your energy field to restore balance and flow to your entire system. And once your energy field has been restored to full health, your body can begin working to its highest potential
This type of healing is literally translated as the vessel of healing. It is hard to describe the session because each session tends to be different. The practitioner and client work together to address a specific issue on a physical, mental, energetic/emotional and spiritual level. This type of healing aims to find and address the root cause(s) of issues that are now stored in the body.
This type of massage uses all the techniques of relaxing massage and Therapeutic massage but may also incorporate energetic methods to address deeper issues stored in the body. These type of massages tend to be my favorite massages as I tend to get the best results working the issue from all angles. Energetic modalities include Reikii, Healing Touch, and Niasziih healing.
Earthward Journey runs a week long retreat in the wilderness with a 4 day solo Quest as the focus of the retreat. The week is designed to help prepare and process the experience. This is a ceremony passed down from Stalking Wolf (Grandfather), Tom Brown Jr (Tracker School) and Malcolm Ringwalt's Earth Heart.
The Vision quest is as old a dirt. Each religion and culture had a form of Vision Quest that has been used to deeply get in touch with self, purpose/vision and a higher power. This ceremony takes from no tradition and has been distilled down to the essence of what makes the Vision Quest. In essence it is 4 days in the wilderness by yourself fasting from all things familiar. This program requires an application and you must be accepted into the program to participate. The program is run by donation only and is done as a service rather than a way to make money. I have been offering this service since 2015 and have myself quested many times. If you have questions please contact Jason Baker to discuss if this experience is right for you and to get an application.
Typically Earthward Journey will sponsor 2 quests per year, one in the fall and one in the spring.
The next Vision Quest has yet to be determined please contact me for more information. The location has not yet been determined but will be held in the middle to northern part of the State of Maine unless otherwise specified. There will only be 6 slots available for this event. Applications are being accepted now and a deposit of $100.00 is required upon acceptance into the program to secure your spot and begin arranging resources and staff. Contact me by email of phone for an application. Phone-207.745.3757 email- email@example.com
Suggested Donation; $600.00 by cash/money order or check made out to Jason Baker or Earthward Journey.
This donation is not payment for the Vision Quest teachings, but covers the many expenses incurred in running this program, such as the meals for the 4 days you are not Questing, land rental, supplies, travel expenses, insurance, first aid supplies etc., that enables us to continue to offer this program to those who are called to it. Further, it is a measure of your commitment to what you are undertaking and a measure of respect for your guides and protectors in the experience. A deposit is required if you are accepted to the program for food purchasing and travel costs for needed staff.