• About Us

    March 23, 2016 | admin
  • Our Values and Approach

    Inner Harmony Healing is a holistic practice located in the Fair Oaks/ Citrus Heights area.  One of our core values is that any approach to healing must be as unique and special as each of the clients we work with on the healing path.  While our origins are in massage therapy and related body-based healing therapies, we embrace a comprehensive approach to wellness as the best way to serve our clients. Accordingly, our views on health are informed by many different facets of life, underpinned by integration of the body, mind, and spirit.  Thus, healing, to us, is seeking to understand and address the core, underlying issues and the whole picture, rather than simply addressing symptoms.

  • 20% Longer Sessions

    The "industry standard" is for a "one hour" massage to be about 50 minutes, and sometimes that includes the time for you to dress and undress, often making it as short as 40 or 45 minutes.  At Inner Harmony, our schedule is built to give you a full hour of "table time," with 15 minutes scheduled in between appointments, giving you time to dress and undress, and talk to your therapist before and after the session, without cutting into your actual session time.  Likewise, 90 minute sessions also include 90 minutes of actual "table time"

    Of course, this means we can't fit as many sessions into a given day as our competitors do, but we believe that the extra 20% of time it gives us to spend with our clients ensures a better, more complete, and more healing massage.  When you combine the training, skill intuition, and attention to detail we strive for with all of our therapists and the extra time each session includes, we hope you'll see that the value we provide with each session is difficult to match with any of our competitors.

  • Experience and Skill

    Together, the owner and former owner of Inner Harmony bring more than 40 years of experience in the massage, holistic health, and healing fields, and we've worked hard to find truly extraordinary practitioners and strive for world-class quality and caring in each member of our team.   Our staff evaluation process is rigorous, considering not just the education, training, skill and experience, but personality, attitude, focus on healing, professionalism, and adherence to our core values.  Thus, the individuals we invite to join our practice each have extensive knowledge  and well-developed expertise in their fields of practice, and -- perhaps the hardest to identify and evaluate -- a deep sense of nurturing, combined with intuition and technical skill to understand and address the client's needs and provide the best possible care. 

    Additionally, as part of our commitment to the highest standards in the field, each of our practitioners is licensed or certified in their respective fields by the most widely recognized organizations.  Each of our massage professionals are certified by the California Massage Therapy Council, and some have also achieved certification from the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or other board certifications. For each certificate, these organizations verify education credentials and professional experience, perform extensive background checks, and require continuing education and periodic recertification.  

  • Boundaries, Ethics, and Professional Standards

    Many people (including, unfortunately, many professionals in the massage and coaching fields) are unaware that massage and body-based healing practitioners as well as coaches are held to similar ethical and confidentiality standards of professional conduct as medical doctors and psychotherapists. One of these standards is that practitioners must always maintain appropriate boundaries, and are prohibited from having friendships, dating, or intimate relationships (and, of course, any inappropriate interactions or contact) with clients under any circumstances.  We understand that this may cause confusion or disappointment with some clients who may be used to having a more informal relationship, or cultivating friendships with other massage, coaching or wellness practitioners  they’ve worked with, but it is a value that we've found is in the best interests of our clients, and one that we firmly uphold.

  • The Healing Relationship

    While many practices (and even many schools) overlook or minimize its importance, we believe that the connection and interaction between client and practitioner is core to deep healing and wellness.  Massage and body-based therapies, in particular, are among the most sensitive and vulnerable situations a client can experience in a healing environment, and the deepest level of healing can only happen when there is a bond of trust between client and therapist.  And in the coaching and wellness fields, the bond of trust is crucial to co-creating a successful outcome.  The client must feel comfortable and safe, and have trust in the judgment and skill of the practitioner. This, too, is one of the core values that we’ve established, one of our primary focuses in choosing exceptional practitioners, and one of the criteria that we are constantly evaluating through input from our clients.