After long and very (very) hard deliberation, it is with regret that RASA is suspending business for the next two weeks or more pending further information on the spread- and hopefully containment- of COVID-19. We still do not think that people should panic, but the need for measured and thoughtful precautions are becoming even clearer.
We want to be here to serve your needs whenever we can; however, at this time we think that the best way to serve everyone is not to take appointments. This was not an easy decision to make, but ultimately we decided that protecting everyone is the best way to “flatten the curve” (the Rivers mentioned in this article is of no relation to Ashleigh, that we know of).
If you have an appointment scheduled between now and the 27th of March, Ashleigh will be reaching out to reschedule your appointment over the next few days.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation and we very much look forward to getting back to “normal” very soon. And keep reading for some good stuff and March’s Specials.
In the Meantime…
Enjoy These Poems
What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath-
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love-
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
-Lynn Ungar 3/11/20
There is so much fear, and perhaps rightfully so, about COVID-19.
And, what if…
If we subscribe to the philosophy that life is always working out for us, that there is an intelligence far greater than humans at work…
That all is interconnected.
the virus is here to help us?
What is truly important.
Reconnecting with family and community.
Reducing travel so that the environment, the skies, the air, our lungs all get a break.
Parts of China are seeing blue sky and clouds for the first time in forever with the factories being shut down.
Working from home rather than commuting to work (less pollution, more personal time).
Reconnecting with family as there is more time at home.
An invitation to turn inwards – a deep meditation – rather than the usual extroverted going out to self-soothe.
To reconnect with self – what is really important to me?
A reset economically.
The working poor. The lack of healthcare access for over 30 million in the US. The need for paid sick leave.
How hard does one need to work to be able to live, to have a life outside of work?
And, washing our hands – how did that become a “new” thing that we needed to remember. But, yes, we did.
The presence of Grace for all.
There is a shift underway in our society – what if it is one that is favorable for us?
What if this virus is an ally in our evolution?
In our remembrance of what it means to be connected, humane, living a simpler life, to be less impactful/ more kind to our environment.
An offering from my heart this morning. Offered as another perspective. Another way of relating to this virus, this unfolding, this evolution.
It was time for a change, we all knew that.
And, change has arrived.
– Gurpreet K. Gill
Read Up On Kimberly Richey Rolfing!
So that when we can all get back on track, you know more about this great resource:
If you are not familiar with Kimberly or with Rolfing, I highly encourage you to visit her website to learn more!
A very basic introduction from rolfing.org:
“Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing® Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.
More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing Structural Integration works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body, thus potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.”
|And Don’t Forget About These March Specials:|
Please read the Fine Print for these Specials Below
Friendly Reminder- RASA’s cancellation policy:
RASA does have a cancellation policy (copied below). Obviously you have no control if you wake up sick on the morning of your appointment. We are understanding of these and other situations that do occur; life does happen. As a friendly reminder though, we do ask that you let us know as soon as you can if you are going to be unable to make your appointment so that we may give that slot to someone else who needs to come and we don’t lose that income entirely. We also ask that you be aware of how often you are needing to cancel last minute. Please remember that our ability to be make accommodations and not charge is limited simply because we do need income to stay in operation. We do, as always, very much appreciate your business and loyalty!
I understand that RASA has a 24-hour cancellation policy. I also understand that RASA requires a credit card to be stored in my file in order to book an appointment. If I fail to inform RASA that I will not make my appointment less than 3 hours in advance or “no-show”, my card on file will be charged the full price. If I cancel between 24 hours and 3 hours before my appointment, my card on file will be charged for half the price of the service(s). I also understand that a cancellation in the 24-3 hour window must be submitted between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. I further understand that there are some services that require prepayment to book because of the time allotted for these services either in setup up, clean up, or length of session and because product is potentially wasted if these appointments are cancelled. I authorize RASA Whole Self Health, LLC to charge my credit card if I fail to inform them of a cancellation in the appropriate time frame listed above.
We are understanding of emergency situations, so please communicate with us should something come up.
Specials- “Fine Print”:
Please contact RASA with any questions and/or to book. Please mention the promotion when booking as well as at your appointment to receive the discount. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Cannot be used on already booked appointments. Series packages always have expirations and this is also true when they are on special. Some restrictions apply. While appointment bookings are available (no rain checks).
These Specials expires on the 31st of March 2020:
Series Packages: Limit 2 series at discounted package.
Lypossage: May be used on all three zones at once. There is an additional discount of $100 per additional zone for those wishing to complete two or all three zones at the same time. Payment must be made in full in order to book a Lypossage series and each zone must be paid in full in order to receive the multi-zone discount. Slim and Detox Wraps and Sauna Sessions may not be used a future date but must be scheduled at the same time as the Lypossage sessions
Thank you for taking the time to read this post! We look forward to serving you soon!!