THE HEALING OASIS

The Healing Oasis is a community of healers from all walks of life, offering many and varied types of healing modalities. Whether you want a massage or a sound healing, you can experience the wisdom and healing of these shamans, witches and therapists as they practice their craft with us. Each healer is chosen for experience and qualification in their field.  Group meditation will be offered each day of the festival to help us align with nature, our true selves and the earth we live on. Tea service will also be on hand in the Oasis for those wishing to slow down and contemplate while sipping aromatic teas.  


Adam Medrick
 
Adam has been studying and practicing Thai Yoga Massage since 2010, a journey he embarked upon after diving deeply into his own yoga and movement practices.  He has made several extended trips to Thailand and Laos and continues to study with master teachers. Adam's style of Thai massage is a relaxed and meditative approach, most comparable to a gentle yet deep yoga practice where the practitioner does all the work. In addition to using acupressure techniques with thumbs, feet, forearms, and legs, Adam integrates myofascial release and harmonic osteopathic techniques to release tension and improve joint mobility.  Rather than follow a set sequence, Adam carefully listens to each client's body and adapts technique, style and rhythm to best serve the client's specific needs.  No oil is used and the client lies on a mattress on the floor, remaining clothed through the session.  Above all, Thai Yoga Massage is an metta mediation of loving kindness, offering undivided careful attention in support of the client's health, healing and well being.  

    

Catherine Svehla, Phd.
 
Catherine Svehla & the Story Oracle: Mythological Medicine for Soulful Seekers.  For millennia, people have used divination methods and stories to connect with the mythic dimension of life and find answers to pressing questions. In a story oracle reading, we find the story that’s meant for you and explore it together with the questions, challenges, and opportunities facing you right now. 30 minutes, $20 suggested donation… give for what you receive. Catherine Svehla, PhD is a cultural mythologist and storytelling guide with an intuitive connection to the poetic and practical gifts carried in the myths and stories we live by. www.mythicmojo.com and join Catherine in the Sanctuary Saturday for a Mythic Mojo Power Hour.
    

Drew Elliott

Born and raised on an Island in the Pacific Northwest, Drew's interest in massage began in Southeast Asia, where he was exposed to an age-old tradition of touch therapy.  After receiving Traditional Thai Massage certification from the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand, he returned to Seattle to further his training as a Licensed Massage Therapist so he could share with others the eastern form and philosophy of massage. Since being licensed in the USA with Swedish, deep tissue and sport therapy massage he has recently returned from additional studies in Thailand where he acquired certification in advanced Thai massage techniques. Drew is ecstatic to share with you the 1000 year old traditions of healing touch passed down from the Buddhist monks of India and Thailand, once only shared within the monasteries. Therapies offered: 60min Traditional Thai Massage - $85, 90min Traditional Thai Massage - $115, 60min Thai Fusion/Specific Ailment - $85, 60min Swedish/Deep Tissue - $75, 30min Dancing Feet Therapy - $40
    
    
    
    
    

Erin Fletcher

Erin is an experienced bodyworker of over 15 years, and has always spoken the secret and mysterious language of touch, using it to communicate her love, since she was a child. She has healed herself from all manner of wounds and dis-eases in her own life, finding balance and wellbeing, and gratefully offers her wisdom and herself, in service, as a guide to helping others on their journey.  Her style is integrative, highly intuitive, and heart centered. Her core principles are rooted in assisting the opening, and free~flowing movement in the body/mind of every being she touches. Where there is free-flowing movement, there is free-flowing energy, and there is Life Flow <3  Sometimes, all we need is a gentle nudge to release blockages and holding patterns, or to open up to receive even more; purifying, restoring and strengthening our connections to our body, mind, spirit, & life.  Erin has a wide variety of tools in her toolbag. Please request Integrative Table Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Thai Massage, Foot Warriors Chavutti Massage, CranioSacral Touch Therapy, and Crystal Reiki Harmonizing Treatments. 
    

Fernando Artiga

Fernando knew touch was one of his callings since he was a teenager.  He has been practicing massage over fifteen years having completed basic massage schooling at three different schools and furthered his studies with mentors. Understanding anatomy and years of dance experience have given him the confidence to really dive deep and learn how to bring harmony to our over all health. Inevitably, this led him to study the mysteries of magic and Shamanism. Through shamanic studies and the healing arts, he has found a language informed by intuition and Spirit guides which facilitate the body’s natural healing intelligence!  Fernando’s healing style is a combination of deep tissue and myofacial release. He follows major muscle groups and using combination of intuition and client feed back, he gets a sense of what the body needs. This gentle and yet firm approach is refined by his knowledge of anatomy and Chinese acupressure points!  Fernando will be offering: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu/Acupressure at $2 per minute
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Jason Tomaino 
  
Jason comes to us excited to share his deep practice of Ayurvedic bodywork as well as Thai Yoga Massage.  Spending most of his time treating clients at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing Jason brings to us his deep connection with the Healing Arts. He is equipped to offer Ayurvedic influenced dosha specific energy clearing chakra balancing journeys through bliss as well as thai yoga massage and is capable to address any orthopedic disorders as well. He has traveled Thailand and studied extensively at the Sunshine School in Chang Mai as well as the Old Medicine Hospital. Currently working at Deepak Chopra's Center for Wellbeing he is passionate about the two age old traditions that are both rooted in Ayurveda. His healing touch will leave you feeling the bliss of balance and rejuvenation as the Universe truly channels through him to drawing out any enrgy that no longer serves you.
    

Lisa Oliva 
  
Board Certified Polarity Therapy Practitioner, Graduate of The Life Energy Institute in Los Angeles, I’ve been practicing Polarity Therapy in my hometown of San Diego, California since 2011.  Honored to represent such a special modality that goes beyond bodywork, I listen to your energetic body as well as your mental, emotional, and physical being. Where have you become compensated or imbalanced? What needs restoration, integration, expression, or support? Clothed, on a massage table, I use dynamic touch to restore flow, movement, ease, and empower your natural healing tendencies. Every session is an opportunity to change the way you’re related to yourself and your life. Let’s reorient to what’s important.
    
    
    

Marcus Joliff
  
   
Markus Jolliff is on a mission of to serve people with transformational bodywork and massage. As a student of the Esalen® Institute located in Big Sur California he fell in love with the realization of human potential and the massage experience. This full body Esalen® massage is a soothing process that provides learning opportunities of the mind-body-spirit to connect to wholeness and wellness while supporting the body’s innate capacity to self-organize and heal. 
During this 75 minute session, Markus see’s himself as a catalyst, offering the opportunity for you to be in body and sensation, while seeking to be here now and fully experience oneself. 
Gratitude.
    
    
    
    

Mary Ewing

Hello Everyone!! I'm tremendously excited to be offering my services at Joshua Tree Music Festival this year for the first time! I offer massage therapy utilizing deep tissue, myofascial release, Swedish, trigger point, joint mobilization, some energy work, and neuromuscular re-education . I also offer gentle chiropractic adjustments with Activator, manual adjusting, and extremity adjusting. Adjustments are $40.00. Massages are $1.50 per min. Adjustments are complementary when you book a 90 min massage. I look forward to offering services to you and visiting Joshua Tree!!  Mary Ewing, DC, CMP
    
        
    
    
    
    
    

Matthew Abrams

Matt has been a professional bodyworker for over 12 years and continues to run his private practice office in Newport Beach, California. He is intuitive in his work and customizes every session based on your needs. Experienced in working with hundreds of everyday people, from athletes, yogis, festival goers to clients with pain issues, injury recovery and general health maintenance needs. If you get therapy with Matt you can be confident you're in good hands. 
    
    
    
    
    

Megan Hutchinson

Megan Hutch is a licenced esthetician practicing in Joshua Tree. She focuses on nourishing your living body with food grade, organic, and herbal products, A skin care consultation that encourages progress, not perfection is a key part of every treatment session. True beauty comes from Source; that is always inside of us and cannot be manufactured. She recognizes that this wild world has sculpted you into the masterpiece that you are, and aim to enhance your own personal power and poised strength. Mind, body, and spirit all all taken into account by the Esthetician during a treatment session. Through observation, relaxation, and consultation, we identify and refine the inherent beauty inside us all. Facial massage services available at the Healing Oasis in 30min for $55 increments up to 90 min. Hand/foot massage can be added for $15 while steaming. 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Rami Abu-Sitta

Shamanic Energy Medicine.  Each of us is equipped with a luminous energy field which surrounds and informs our physical body, much like a magnet organizes iron filings on a piece of glass. This luminous energy field contains information from early life experiences, inherited genetic imprints, and even memories from before we were born. This information is encoded in the form of imprints that are stored within the field. When we don’t find healing on the energetic level, we end up living out the same dramas that our parents and grandparents experienced; the successes and the failures, the lost loves and the hurt. We end up repeating them all. We also repeat the genetic histories of our ancestors – living with and dying of the same conditions they suffered throughout their lives. However, when we upgrade the quality of our energy fields by clearing the imprints of trauma and disease, we create the energetic conditions for health – and disease goes away. This is the foundation of Shamanic Energy Medicine: To create and maintain extraordinary health, so that our health-span equals our lifespan.

    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Snohomish Brown

Snohomish Brown LAc, CMT is a Physician of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture who provides relief for many kinds of illnesses and injury. He is an expert in soft tissue massage and lymphatic drainage including myofascia release and Chinese medical massage. Other modalities he offers include moxibustion, cupping, guasha, and electro-stimulation with acupuncture.  He is available for consultation and herbal formula recommendations, as well as nutrition and lifestyle coaching for reproductive health, pain management, and longevity. $2 per minute.

    
    
        
    
    
    
    
    

Susan Melina 

Sooz has been studying the healing arts for 25 years. She is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic practitioner and intuitive healer. She specializes in Pulse consultations, nutrition, tongue analysis, digestive issues, women’s health, body alignment and the use of Ayurvedic tools such as Guasha and Cupping therapy. Sooz is known to ‘channel’ answers during a consultation. She will be offering Ayurvedic consultations and advice at the special festival price of $85 a session.
    

    
    
        
    
    
    
    
    

Warren Jones 

Of all the massage therapists out there, Warren is something special! He has great intuition and technique for leaving a tense body supple and relaxed. He is responsive to communication on how deep to work, and is strong enough to go deep. An added benefit is that he’s such an interesting and multifaceted person. Warren will be offering Swedish and Deep Tissue massage at $80 an hour or $120 for 90 minutes.