An array of specialists like Ayurvedic practitioner Stacey Gray make Roseburg Wellness Center a go-to destination for preventive health, stress relief and beauty services.
Story by Jennifer Grafiada, Photos by Thomas Boyd and Tristin Godsey
In a dimly lit room that smells of warm oil and herbs (ashwagandha and nettles, to be exact), downtown Roseburg feels a world away, though it is just outside. I close my eyes and deeply relax as I learn about the benefits of the ancient treatments being administered by massage therapist and Ayurvedic practitioner Stacey Gray.
“Ayurveda literally means the science of life,” Gray says. “When my body, mind and spirit feel out of balance, Ayurveda provides me with the tools to restore and nourish my well-being. At Moksha Ayurveda, I provide a space where people can rid themselves of daily stress and learn new ways to tend to their personal well-being.”
Originating in India over 3,000 years ago, Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. Both a science and an art form, it understands that when we align our body, lifestyle practices and mind with the tides of nature, we feel more confidence and peace.
Practices focus on preventing illness by following individually tailored guidelines on nutrition, sleep cycles and proper hygiene. By examining a person’s physical constitution, emotional nature, current symptoms, diet and lifestyle, a properly trained practitioner can design a custom protocol to relieve symptoms and achieve optimal health.
Gray grew up in the foothills of the Cascades, a third-generation Oregonian. A licensed massage therapist since 2002, she began her studies in Ayurveda in 2008 at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Seattle. While completing an apprenticeship in California with a classically trained Ayurvedic physician, she began facilitating educational workshops and retreats with local yoga studios.
She returned to Roseburg in 2014 and founded Moksha Ayurveda, operating out of a second-floor room of the Roseburg Beauty & Wellness Center, at 725 Main St.
Beyond traditional Ayurvedic treatments, Gray also offers support for young women and new mothers by providing postpartum care and meal-delivery services. She is a skilled Ayurvedic chef and enjoys teaching others the art and rituals of creating a more sacred connection to the food we cook, consume and share.
Gray’s massage practice consists of a blend of healing, deep-tissue massage, hot-stone therapy and traditional Thai massage. In addition to her Ayurveda and massage practices, she offers small-group yoga classes and monthly support groups for women of all ages and soon plans to offer workshops, retreats and teacher trainings.
Learn more at www.mokshaayurveda.com Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-280-7891 to set up an appointment.
The Shirodhara is a quintessential Ayurvedic treatment that involves a warm, steady stream of oil or other liquid, which is poured over the forehead as the client relaxes on a comfortable surface. The gentle pressure and soothing weight of the oil on the crown of the head allow the body, mind and nervous system to experience a deep state of rest, similar to that achieved in meditation. Shirodhara is beneficial for insomnia, anxiety, stress, and fatigue.
The ancient massage technique known as Abhyanga is one of Gray’s most popular treatments. The warm herbal oils are applied to the body and worked into the skin and deep layers of the tissue through choreographed movements and strokes designed to push the stagnant lymph and energy toward the heart and out of the body. This treatment is very nourishing and is known to help increase muscle tone while improving stamina, vitality and virility. Abhyanga is suitable for most people and is an excellent way to combat anxiety, relieve stress and reduce tension throughout the body.
The professionals at Roseburg Wellness Center offer an array of services to invigorate the body, mind and spirit. Here’s an overview of who, and what, you will find there.
On the corner of Main Street and Cass, the Roseburg Beauty and Wellness Center offers an array of independent practitioners ready to upgrade your health and improve your outlook. Step inside and experience your inner Zen, right in the heart of downtown Roseburg.
Please note that all practitioners are by appointment only.
Ryan Girard L.Ac
“Acupuncture can be used to effectively treat both acute and chronic conditions. It is tremendously effective at reducing stress levels and optimizing immune function.”
Beauty Rx Rn
Debbie Caskey, RN, Business owner
Mary Hagood FNP-C, Medical Director
“Invest in yourself!”
About Face & More
Andi Johnson, Owner
Customized facials and chemical peels
Celluma LED therapy
SkinPen collagen induction therapy
Laser hair removal
Lash lift, lash and brow tinting
“Look better, feel better!”
Raw Earth Natural Nail Spa
Susan Carlile, Owner
Spa manicures and pedicures
Lash and brow tinting
“Providing beauty products with cleaner ingredients makes me feel proactive in the promotion of health of the people I see every day and that feels great.”
Tedy Fromdahl LMT, NTP, CHt, MSEd, Owner
Massage, including Breema BodyWork, craniosacral, lymph drainage and total body balance
Nutritional therapy with morphogenic field technique
Unity breath, body-centered meditation
“My philosophy is based on balanced wholeness, a well being, inside and out.”
Essence Massage Therapy
Jamie Maneha, LMT, Owner
Hot stone and structural alignment
“Routine massage can aid in pain management, break up scar tissue, boost immune function and circulation and increase range of motion.”
Stephanie Huckins Massage Therapy
Stephanie Huckins, LMT, Owner
Calendula Bodywork and Wellness
Kelsey Leach, LMT, Owner
Mt. Mazama Energy Arts
Julie Stump RN, BC, HTP, EEM-CP, Owner
Healing Touch therapy
Eden Energy therapy
Tibetan Bowl sound therapy
"Healing Touch brings balance to the body’s energy system with gentle on-or off-the-body touch. This balancing in turn reduces pain, stress and anxiety and increases feelings of well-being. The singing bowls effect positive change in the human energy system by using the resonance of sound waves, which go deep inside the cells.”
Rev. Shareen Webb, Owner
Clairvoyant aura readings
Oracle card readings
“Every time I step into the role of spiritual counselor or healer, I am home. I love the spirit-to-spirit and human-to-human connection that forms and the ability to facilitate and serve as witness to someone’s journey of self-healing.”