Healing Modalities

Joyful Path offers a variety of healing modalities through retreats, workshops, classes and individual appointments. We have resident healers who practice on a weekly basis as well as guest healers who come to practice and teach occasionally. Contact us to find out more about a particular healing modality.


Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety as well as a wide range of other ailments. Essential oils are either inhaled, absorbed directly through the skin or in some cases ingested. Massage since oils can be used to carry fragrances while also allowing more pressure to be applied to muscles. Aromatherapy can be used to support treatment for respiratory problems, skin disorders and immune deficiencies. Many essential oils from botanical sources also have anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.

Healing Touch

Healing Touch incorporates a variety of energy-based techniques to assess and treat the human energy system. Developed by Janet Mentgen, it is practiced by registered nurses and others to accelerate wound healing, relieve pain, promote relaxation, prevent illness, and ease the dying process. The practitioner uses light touch or places his or her hands near the client's body in an effort to restore balance to the client's system.

Ion Cleansing

This is a technique of body detoxification, cleansing and balancing. The client's feet or hands are immersed in an electrically conductive water bath where metal electrodes connected to a direct current power source create negative ions, which are absorbed into the body by osmosis. Using this system, cells are energized by the ions to release oils, acids, heavy metals, fats, cellular debris, and other toxins which have accumulated in body tissues and joints over a lifetime. Used properly, the Ion Cleanse provides a comfortable and relaxing way to rid the body of toxins.


Mantra (also known as Mantram ) is a devotional phrase that is repeated over and over to reach higher mental and spiritual states. Every mantra has an audible sound, creating sound waves of a specific resonance. When supplemented with a sincere belief and spiritual attitude, mantras are very effective in assisting healing from a profound place within.


Reiki is a powerful healing energy whose name literally means “Universal Life Force Energy.” It is sent down through the client via the practitioner’s hands in order to help facilitate their own healing. A session can last anywhere from a half hour to an hour and an half, with most sessions lasting an hour. There are numerous benefits to Reiki covering everything from your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. It can be used to help address many illnesses such as depression, pain, anxiety, fatigue or feelings of helplessness in addition to many others.


Roughly translated as 'union', Yoga is a general term for a range of practices used to access higher consciousness and encourage physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It may include postures (asanas), controled breathing, chanting of mantras, or mental focus on a specific concept.