Tranquil Soul paves way for tranquil body |

Tranquil Soul paves way for tranquil body

SUMMIT COVE – There’s an adage that says the eyes are the windows of the soul, but in iridology, they’re also a window into diseases and disorders of the body.

Iridology, or the study of the iris, can determine which organs or systems are weakened, if the body is holding onto minerals or if the body has parasites, said iridologist Maria Halpin.

She is one of the 10 holistic practitioners that will be at the holistic health fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at A Tranquil Soul in Summit Cove. The fair includes Reiki masters, tarot readers, ear candling, chair massage, doula services and acupuncture.

Kerri Thelen, owner of A Tranquil Soul, organized the health fair to introduce people who otherwise wouldn’t experience energetic healing.

“In the world of vibrational medicine, illness is thought to be caused by not only germs, chemical toxins, and physical trauma but also by chronic dysfunctional emotional-

energy patterns and unhealthy ways of relating to ourselves and to other people,” wrote Dr. Richard Gerber in his book “Vibrational Medicine for the 21st Century.”

Thelen will offer Reiki sessions, in which she feels blocked energy that often has an underlying emotional component, and shifts it.

“You walk away with a great understanding of what’s going on in your body physically, emotionally and spiritually,” Thelen said. “It really helps you get reconnected with your body.”

Laura Young will offer reflexology, which works with specific points on the feet to release congestion throughout the body. Other bodywork includes yoga and massage with Pam Holbrook, acupuncture by Jane Matthews and chair massage and ear candling with Cat Morrison. Massage and Reiki sessions are $1 a minute.

In addition to iridology, Halpin will do ion cleanses, which help the body absorb negatively-charged ions that neutralize tissue acid wastes. Particles, fat and mucous residues found in the water after bathing reflect the wastes released from the body, Halpin said. A 30 minute session is $55.

Maureen Keefe, owner of Winds of Change Books and Gifts, will bring favorite items from her store including color baths, journals, thought-for-the-day cards, feng shui items, cloths, crystal lotus candle holders, yoga balance balls, Pilates videos and, of course, books. Diane Rogers and Rick Barton will give tarot card readings.

“We’re moving into an era where people are starting to take responsibility for their health,” said Thomas Gerber, owner of Vail Health Spa. “It’s another choice that you’re given.”

“All of these therapies are a great way to stay on top of your health and to bring awareness to all aspects of your life,” Thelen said.

Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 245 or by e-mail at

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