Cheri Haines, ABT   heading   The Essence of Qi
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.
Fredrich Nietzche


Office is nestled in the beauty of the arboretum in Madison, WI

M-F hours by appointment. Cash or checks accepted

Cheri has over 20 years of Bodywork experience. She encourages you to set the tone of the session; quiet, relaxing, focused, interactive, transformative. Her belief is that you hold the best wisdom and path toward balance, which she uses to help guide the session.
During our stay at home months, my heart has been warmed by all of you that have supported and thought of me during this time. Many of you called, texted or emailed to see how I was doing. Some of you sent me information, others taught me to venture into the brave new world of FaceTime and still others prepaid for sessions or paid me for sessions they missed!     I have been touched by your generosity, kindness and caring - YOU are all the best clients! 

As people start to ask about sessions again, this is what I am doing for you.

  •  I am taking my temperature before you arrive.
  •  I will suspend charges for cancellations (if you or I find we have a fever at the last minute). 
  •  I will be wearing a mask.
  •  I can wear gloves, as well, if you prefer.
  •  I will be avoiding points on your face, unless it seems necessary.
  •  I ask you bring and wear a mask if you need to enter my home to use the bathroom. I am inviting you to wear a mask during the session if you wish.
  •  All sheets, linens, blankets are fresh and washed before you arrive.
  •  All surfaces are washed and wiped down between clients, including the bathroom.
  •  There will be at least an hour between clients to air out the room and sanitize surfaces.
  •  I will only be seeing 2-3 people a day.
  •  I will ask you to text or email me a day ahead of our appointment regarding what you want me to focus on and any issues you would like addressed during the session time.
  • As of 7-13-20, Dane Co. requires masks to be worn in all indoor spaces. You are now required to wear a mask during your session. Thanks for understanding!

Please take any additional precautions for yourselves or let me know if there are any additional steps I can take for you before you arrive. We are all in this together!  Thanks for your kindness, understanding and support.

In deep appreciation, Cheri

The Essence of Qi : Jing AcuTouch

This is a form of Eastern Bodywork that Cheri Haines developed out of her many and varied experiences in the field of Asian Bodywork Therapy(ABT). The inspiration of this work came mostly from her teachings with Jeffrey Yuen. Like all sessions with Cheri, clients remain clothed. An assessment is made to determine which layer(s) of qi are best to address for your particular focus/situation. Working directly at the most appropriate layer of qi is working at The Essence of Qi. The layer/level of Qi and your own comfort level determines the type of touch and techniques used throughout the session. Varied Eastern Bodywork techniques (liked varied touch - light to deep, acupressure or massage and different meridian systems) are chosen to best address your focus.

Acupressure definition from Webster's : the application of pressure (as with the thumbs or fingertips) to the same discrete points on the body stimulated in acupuncture that is used for it's therapeutic effects (as the relief of tension or pain).

Reiki Sessions with Crystals:

Reiki Sessions with Crystals:Reiki means:Universal Love Life Force Energy. In Reiki the energy is channeled through the hands & placed on "energy lines" on your body, that creates a very nurturing energy to help promote growth and change at a deep energetic level.
Using one of the Earth's healing tools, crystals and other stones are placed on or around the body to assist with energetic shifts. This work focuses primarily on the chakra energy centers to.....

  • Balance and align your chakras

  • Dissipate blocks in the energy field where illness is first detected

  • Increase and strengthen your energetic field

90 min. Sessions:
Cost: $90.00 - $100.00 sliding scale of your discretion
Full body treatment in any modality with intake that tailors the session to your specific needs.

New! One Hour Session for your Feet.

Cost: $85.00

One hour social distancing while working only on your feet and lower legs using acupressure, reflexology and Essence of Qi techniques.

One Hour Sessions:
Cost: $85.00
In any modality focusing on one specific problem or area of the body.

When possible, please allow 24 hours notice for cancellations or pay for half the session time.

What to expect:

  • You are welcomed into a safe and comfortable environment

  • Assessment of your situation by:

    • Asking about your objective for the session and relevant medical history

    • Taking the energy pulses, looking at the tongue, palpating acu-points, and asking questions to further identify the energy patterns requiring attention

  • Work is performed:

    • You will remained clothed, lying face up on a cushioned massage table

    • Typically one hand holds a tension or blockage point while the other hand uses a different point or massage technique along the related meridian line

    • You, the client, determine & communicate the amount of pressure that feels good to you

  • Session finishes:

    • Some form of foot massage for grounding

    • Clients usually feel more relaxed and perhaps even energized after a session