Return to the center of yourself,
where health originates
Welcome! Sacred Spiral Healing Arts is an urban sanctuary in Marietta, created to help you find greater ease, comfort, and freedom for both mind and body. I offer a spectrum of services and education to serve your healing and bodywork needs. With 19 years of professional private practice in the healing arts, I offer effective, experienced, and compassionate care.
Modern living is demanding and over-stimulating, draining our vital forces...more than we realize. The mind and body encounter daily stress and strain, which they must absorb and adapt to. Our energy reserves can become diverted from their essential function of rest and repair. This is how health declines and stress gets the upper hand. Thankfully, we can use the body's natural healing ability to replenish and resource our health.
How long has it been...since you made time to relax, recharge, and return to your center? If you're in need of a tune-up, re-boot, or re-alignment, I'm here to help!
~ Yours in Health ~
Shawna Butson-Brodie, CMT
Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor
Certified Massage, CranioSacral, & Thai Yoga Therapist
"If a living system is suffering from ill health, the remedy is to connect it with more of itself."
~ Francisco Varella
Certified Massage, CranioSacral, Thai Yoga Therapist
& Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor
I offer clients a natural approach pain management, stress reduction, and body sustainability. My mission is to support people seeking health, life-balance, and a deep connection to their capacity for self-repair and restoration. With 19 years of professional service, I aim to provide authentically therapeutic experiences, meeting clients with skill and acceptance. During hands-on sessions, I am grounded, centered, and attentively listening to the body's subtle signals. I consider myself a 'body whisperer'...holding space for the body to recharge, release, and re-align.
I am the daughter of a nurse-midwife-healer-teacher, and a scientist-architect-artist-builder…my earliest formative influences. Since childhood, I’ve been fascinated by the intersections of mind, body, and spirit. My journey into bodywork began as a teen...curiously studying anatomy, dance, yoga, breath, and meditation. I sharpened this focus with professional degrees in Health Promotion & Wellness Education and Advanced Clinical Massage & Bodywork (1998). As a nationally licensed massage therapist, I served in spas, holistic health/fitness centers, I trained bodyworkers, taught injury prevention, and helped 1000's of clients feel better in private practice.
After a decade offering traditional massage, my professional focus shifted towards myo-fascial release techniques. I studied and added new specialties in Thai Yoga Bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy (CST), and Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR). I place great importance on educating clients about their bodies, self-care, and healthy self-reliance. As a certified body rolling instructor, I love helping others to deepen body-awareness and source healing from within.
Inspired by the prevalence of spirals in nature and the human body, I seek to connect people with their innate patterns of order and balance. Spirals are nature’s most utilized building block, and an ancient symbol in nearly every culture. They represent movement, growth and evolution, the balance of opposites, and the slow reveal of hidden forces that govern form and function. Galaxies, whirlpools, tornadoes, DNA, and fetal development are all expressions of life's awe-inspiring and sacred spiral.
In 2008, I founded Sacred Spiral Healing Arts in my hometown of Marietta, Georgia. My husband, Chris, and I share our bodywork studio near the Marietta Square (he also offers Thai Yoga...with a gifted touch!)
I'm immensely grateful to share my passion and help others find more freedom, ease, and comfort. I continue to learn through my own self-care, assisting clients, teaching, and ongoing professional study.
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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (CST)
What is CranioSacral Therapy?
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of touch that works with the fluid around the brain and spinal cord, as well as the web of connective tissues throughout the body (fascia). It helps to amplify your body's natural healing response...to unwind tension, reduce pain, and improve function. CST is often complex to explain, but essentially it is a natural, non-invasive therapy that improves your health and well-being from the inside out.
During and after CST sessions, clients report feeling inner sensations of release, relaxation, and re-alignment in the body. Recipients have expressed feeling deeply calm and centered, having accessed a tranquil, meditative state of mind-body. Easier movement, reduced pain, mental calm, and new body awareness are other common benefits of CST. Body awareness tends to grow after a few CST sessions, helping you sense changes and be more in tune with your body's needs.
What to Expect with CST...
Initially, we will discuss your goals and health history before your session begins (new clients: allow an extra 15 minutes for this). CST takes place on a massage table, fully-clothed, and last 60-90 minutes. During treatment, I use a gentle touch (at various locations) to follow your CranioSacral rhythm, which reveals tension patterns in your body. Wherever the rhythm feels weak or imbalanced, I employ gentle corrective techniques to improve alignment and energy flow to areas that have fallen out of sync.
Many people use CST for stress reduction and to boost health and immune function. For specific or chronic health concerns, understand that tension patterns take time to build and need time to release...especially if they've been active for years (or decades)! A series of 3 to 5 sessions generally ensures progress, and will indicate if continued treatment is warranted.
What Can CST Help With?
Acute and chronic aches/pains
Migraines and headaches
Stress, anxiety, and depression
Infant/childhood disorders (birth trauma, autism, ADD/ADHD...)
Brain/spinal cord injuries (concussion, neuropathy, stroke...)
Nervous system issues (MS, tremors, Parkinson's, Bell's Palsy...)
Chronic and Adrenal Fatigue syndromes
Post-injury and post-surgical conditions
Jaw, dental, and orthodontic concerns
Prenatal and postpartum transitions
Insomnia and restless mind
Emotional concerns (grief, loss, healing crisis, PTSD...)
Structural imbalances (scoliosis, posture/alignment issues)
...and many others
THAI YOGA BODYWORK
“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind" ~ Bruce Lee
Thai Yoga Bodywork offers a unique opportunity to renew your natural state of balance and ease. Nicknamed 'Lazy man's yoga', it is a series of slow rhythmic compressions (to muscles and energy pathways), followed by gentle passive stretching. Slowly and smoothly, the body is relieved of tension and restrictions, creating an energized calm. By opening up the energy pathways, our life-force energy can freely circulate, improving your health, mood, and well-being. Flexibility is NOT a requirement to enjoy Thai Yoga...I meet the body where it's at!
Thai Yoga is a thorough treatment for the entire body, with focused attention placed on each joint, muscle, and energy pathway of the body. It is performed on a cushioned floor mat, with the recipient wearing loose, comfortable clothing. Avoid a heavy meal 1-2 hours before your session.
Thai Yoga Bodywork can trace it's origins back about 2,500 years. In Thailand, it is called "Nuad Bo-Rarn", which means "ancient healing way" or "ancient body work". It was carried from India to Thailand by traveling Buddhist monks who had knowledge of yoga, aryuveda, and Chinese medicine. These influences were eventually blended with Thai indigenous healing, and practiced in sacred temples.
* Prefer a Male Therapist? * My husband Chris is also an experienced Thai Yoga Therapist. We trained together in 2007.
Thai Yoga Bodywork can help you...
YAMUNA BODY ROLLING (YBR) ®
Be your own 'Body Mechanic' with Yamuna Body Rolling...
Unlike other styles of body rolling, Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) is 'restorative fitness' that liberates your movement, heals and prevents injury, and protects your joints and spine from common wear and tear. YBR uses custom designed inflatable balls to perform like a massage therapist’s hands. They strategically provide traction and pressure to iron out tension and pain in all areas of the body. With just a few minutes of rolling, you can avoid the old-age restrictions that so many people have. Most people find YBR feels similar to a relaxing, deep tissue massage. Even those with physical limitations can benefit from using the balls. You can adapt the pressure to personal preference, while using the balls in a chair, in bed, or on a wall or floor space.
Shawna is a Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor. She offers a range of YBR classes, workshops, and private lessons to help you release habitual tension patterns and develop problem solving skills for your body. Instruction covers YBR theory, safety, and simple routines for each body part...using a ball, gravity, and your body weight to precisely target muscle and bone. Having a YBR self-care practice brings relaxation, renewed energy, and a better understanding of how to sustain your body in alignment, freedom, and ease. As pro-active health maintenance, YBR can spare you the suffering and expense of injury, surgery, missed work, doctor visits, lost vitality and quality of life.
* Balls are provided in classes (with purchase option). Wear form fitting clothes for best results. Classes are kept small to allow for personalized attention...reserve your spot now!
"The beauty of Yamuna Body Rolling is that it takes you from the origin of the muscle at the tendon, elongating the muscle while stimulating the bone and soft tissue. Working with the body’s own gravity, the exercises ease movement in the muscles to the point of relaxation, offering one of the finest weight-bearing exercises, with the benefits of a deep self-massage.” –Ms. Fitness Magazine“
Yamuna Body Rolling - Classes & Workshops
Yamuna Body Rolling classes and workshops are offered throughout the year. Class size is limited...save your spot today!
“Shawna...thank you so much for helping me to recover from ten months of 2-3 hour DAILY seizures. After a head injury from a car accident 30 years ago, I was diagnosed with epilepsy and complex seizure disorder, which affected my ability to read, work, and drive. Initially, I was skeptical about Craniosacral therapy, but after going 10 days without a seizure (after my 2nd session), I knew it was helping. I have not had another seizure since then! Regular CST has improved my energy and endurance levels, allowing me to return to work and help my husband with yard work again. Thank you for helping me to better understand my body and to reclaim my life!” ~ Helen D. of Marietta
"I run marathons and saw Shawna after being diagnosed with a herniated disc in my neck. I'd previously tried cortisone injections and physical therapy, with only moderate improvement. I felt much better after a single session with Shawna. After two more sessions in the following weeks I continued to improve. I felt nearly 100% after the third session and have returned to normal running. I highly recommend Shawna for her work." ~ Matt W., athlete, Marietta
"I just want to follow up to let you know that I'm totally into Yamuna Body Rolling! I enjoyed your class and was very impressed with your knowledge. Your examples and demonstration really helped me understand what was happening in my body. I'm grateful that you introduced me to this wonderful art. This morning I did a routine...it felt so good I really didn’t want to stop. After a week of consistently using the balls, I notice I can now go deeper into my yoga poses, and an opening in my shoulders and hamstrings. I've done it every morning (sometimes again in the evening) and can now do things I was previously unable to. My range of motion is so much better."
~ Joanne F. of Marietta
"I had a bulging disk in my low back. I had major pain could hardly walk, nor could I stand up straight. After one session with Shawna, I could stand up straight. Thank you!!!!!" ~ Elizabeth E., massage therapist, Kennesaw
"I have been seeing Shawna for Craniosacral for the past three years. Shawna's gifted touch takes my mind and body to such a deep state of relaxation. I consistently come away from sessions feeling in balance and at ease; often with relief from physical or mental discomforts. I have sent family members for her work, and receive regular reports of healing, balance and relief. Shawna has also provided therapy for some of my psychotherapy clients and my yoga and meditation students. Her touch is a powerful experience and I highly recommend it." ~ Lynn W., counselor/yoga/meditation teacher, Marietta
Receiving sessions from Shawna is a consistently positive experience, during which I feel great benefit and changes through her skillful, intuitive touch. Although I am young and healthy, I seek assistance in keeping my body at its full potential. I am passionate about the body’s unlimited capacity to heal from the inside out. CST addresses that innate ability in a powerful way by bringing the body back into a alignment with its natural rhythms. Shawna honors this journey, as I know she will honor yours.
~ Daniel C., chiropractic student, Marietta
"I had a nasty neck/headache that had lasted over 6 days. I tried advil, stretching, chiropractic, all to no avail. I finally called Shawna and got a session and WOW! Soooo much better! I highly recommend!!!" ~ Ben E., teacher, Woodstock
"I've found through my CST sessions with Shawna, I'm able to more effectively manage my Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. After a session, I feel more in touch with my body and the often strange and unexplainable sensations that occur. I am able to find fluidity in areas that are chronically tense and painful. Shawna intuitively works to regulate my craniosacral flow so that I can easier find balance and peace. At the end of my session, I feel relaxed and much of my chronic pain has dissipated. I am thankful that I am able to work with her and this therapy!" ~ Mollie S. of Sandy Springs
"I had surgery many years ago and since that time, I've needed hands-on therapy at my surgical site every 2-3 weeks. When I found Shawna 3 years ago, she instinctively knew what my body needed. Shawna has an intuitive side to her; her hands and her soul know where to go and how to "read" your body. I am grateful for Shawna...she is worth it!" ~ Amy R. of Marietta
To submit a testimonial, email Shawna@SacredSpiralHealing.com
~ I offer Private Sessions/Lessons, Classes, Workshops, Series Packages, & Gift Certificates ~
CASH or CHECK is preferred, but I also accept credit cards. I also gladly offer a number of sliding scale sessions every month, for those who need care but find my fees out of reach. I understand everyone's money situation and responsibilities are different. Email to inquire: Shawna@SacredSpiralHealing.com
All sessions are offered at these hourly rates....
60 Minutes ..... $80.00
75 Minutes ..... $95.00
90 Minutes ..... $110.00
Gift Certificates &
Referral Discounts Available
Yamuna Balls for Purchase
Pearl Ball - $20.00
Gold Ball - $22.50
Silver Ball - $25.50
Black Balls (pair) - $30.00
Hand Pump - $18.00
New Client Special.....Save $10.00 on any Session
Buy 3 Sessions.....Save $30.00 *
Buy 5 Sessions.....Get one FREE! *
Yamuna Body Rolling - Private Lesson
60 minutes ..... $50.00 (Save $30)
Build a Better Body Series *
5 YBR private lessons (60 minutes each)
plus a GOLD and PEARL Ball
$400 (Save $33)
Build a Better Body...with a Buddy! *
Learn YBR with a friend and save $10 each per lesson (for the series above)
* Series Care Packages
All sessions are of equal value and time, valid 1 year from purchase date. May be used for gift certificates, or transferred to a third party before expiration. Cash or check only for packages...please add 2% for credit card processing.
* Classes & Workshops
Pre-registration required...no drop ins. After registration, a refund is available with 7 full days notice for cancellations. With less time, refunds are contingent upon my ability to fill your spot (or you may send someone in your place).
Click the button below to view my on-line calendar and request your preferred appointment time.
Sessions are by appointment only, with weekday and weekend hours available. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact 678.457.7727 or Shawna@SacredSpiralHealing.com
Our charming and cozy bodywork studio is at 134 South Avenue, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060.
We are in the historic renaissance district of Marietta (1 mile east of the Marietta Square), with easy access from Roswell Road, South Marietta Parkway, and Fairground Street. We are about 4 miles west of I-75.
* Parking and entrance are at the FRONT of the building *