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Beth Power is an Herbalist, Certified Traumatologist and Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in working with people who have had traumatic experiences and bringing them back to wellness. She also has an ongoing clientele interested in maintaining health as well as striving for peak wellness. She loves helping people to reach their wellness goals...

H.O.P.E. – Helping Other People Eat


FOOD DRIVE Aims to stock shelves at Dover Food Pantry

We need your help to make this year’s bounty the biggest ever!

Every year since 1997, Dr. Deborah Ayer of Wellspring Center for Wellbeing in downtown Dover has sponsored HOPE Day, a day dedicated to HOPE (Helping Other People Eat.) The owner loves inspiring her patients to support the needy in Dover by offering her services complimentary in exchange for a full bag of non-perishable goods.

Wellspring scheduled this year’s event for July 16 from noon to 6 p.m.

Signs revealing local, national and international hunger facts cover the walls of the 1 Waldron Court office space. The plight of the hungry inspired Dover resident and business owner Beth Power of Awakening Touch to offer half-hour massages until July 16 as well, in exchange for a bag of groceries. She also suggested Ayer widen the scope of this year’s HOPE Day to include other Dover businesses. This is where you come in.

How you can help.

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Gentle Journey at the Beach!

gentle-journeyThurs, Oct 11th to Sun, Oct 14th, 2012

Come spend a long weekend on the beautiful Maine Coast connecting with the salt air, the ocean breeze and the ebb and flow of nature as you also connect to your own natural ebb and flow.

Using simple art materials, guided invitations, conscious breath and body awareness exercises you will touch in to your spirit, mind, body and soul as you access inner knowing and bring it out into visual form. This is a profound and simple process.

No art experience is needed.

Sally and Beth have shared this process with many from the professional artist to the “I can’t draw a straight line” club. They encourage a non-judgemental, inclusive atmosphere where you can safely explore using line, form and color.

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Massage & Bodywork

I have a strong commitment to the Earth and to your health so all of my products are organic and of the best quality available oils, creams, cleaning products, essential oils and even the candles.

I often make my own massage oils for seasonal support.

Heavenly Half Hour Massage
This massage is perfect for specific areas of your body to be focused on. For instance, you may love your head, neck and shoulders massaged and focused on, or maybe you are a foot massage lover, still yet you may be healing an injury and want to give it ongoing special attention.
Whatever body area needs special attention this is a perfect way to provide it. Warm towels and the same organic warm oils are always used.
Reach heaven in a half an hour.
30 minutes: $45.00!

Swedish Massage
Using copious amounts of organic oils, custom aromatherapy, warm aromatic towels and hot or cold stones as needed, this luxurious massage helps your body remember what it feels like to be open and at ease. Your massage is customized to your particular needs at the time and can often include Reiki or Polarity within the session at no additional charge.
60 minutes: $75.00
90 minutes: $95.00

Thai Yoga Massage
This ancient healing art beautifully encourages your body to open, let go and renew itself. Laying on a thick mat on the floor, dressed in comfortable clothing, your body is taken through a session much like yoga using compression, gentle rocking and stretching; leaving you refreshed, energized and aware of the elegance of your body.
A traditional Thai Yoga Massage is 2 hours long.
60 minutes: $85.00
90 minutes: $100.00
120 minutes: $125.00

Thai Facial
Treat yourself to a revitalizing facial designed specifically for your skin type. Using all organic ingredients and gentle activation of energy points you will experience deep cleansing, nourishment and leave feeling refreshed and ready to face your world with new vitality. Head, neck, shoulder and foot massage included.
Relax, unwind and refresh!
60 minutes: $80.00 (includes 1oz jar of organic moisturizer to take home)

Polarity Therapy
A beautiful treatment designed to balance, strengthen & clear your energy pathways, chakras and aura. Your energy system is intricately connected to your physical and emotional well- being. When your energy is strong and balanced there is more ease, vitality and flow within your physical body. You lay fully clothed on a massage table while I systematically go through your energy system making sure that it is in the best condition possible.
Sparkle, align and sigh!
60 minutes: $70.00

Universal energy radiates and penetrates into your body as needed by your unique intelligence. As you lay comfortably, fully clothed on a massage table the Reiki energy is offered by laying on of my hands. Your body will use that energy as it needs and you leave feeling more connected and at ease.
60 minutes: $60.00

New Client Special Fee: $49.00/60 minutes
This is a great way to introduce your friends and family to the gift of massage.

As a way to encourage you to take care of your health, if you schedule your next appointment before you leave and come in within the next 30 days please accept a $10.00 discount on that future appointment. (It must be used within the following 30 days for the discount to apply)

Referral Program
We all know that word of mouth is the best advertisement as well as the biggest compliment. I would like to gift back to you for all of your support and for spreading the word. For every 6 people that you refer, that come for an appointment, I would love to offer you a 60 minute complimentary massage. Win, win, win…spreading the wealth of health.

Please note: I am committed to serving this community in the best way that I know how. I do my best to stay updated and informed within my area of service and I love being able to offer this community access to wellness. This said, I have always felt, and mean from the depths of my heart, that if anyone is experiencing a financial hardship that I am happy to share my services at whatever is affordable to them. I firmly believe that we are “in this together” and I never want finances to be the reason you do not come in. Let’s support one another.

In Service,
LMT 3474M

Wellness & Herbal

Befriending one’s body is at the crux of an awakened life.

Wellness Consultation
Within a wellness consultation session we will spend some time discovering what your wellness goals are and then create a plan for you to reach those goals. Within this session we will explore possible limiting ideas that may be holding you back from realizing your ideal wellness potential. This process can be used by people that have health concerns or by those that wish to make some changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

If you are interested in:

  • realizing how your relationship with food can mirror your love of self
  • learning more about a healthy lifestyle
  • making dietary changes
  • approaching physical challenges using diet and herbs
  • learning to stay healthy with the seasons
  • developing an eating plan that fits with your constitution
  • discovering what may be in your way from being your ideal weight
  • understanding your relationship with food

consider making an appointment for a wellness consultation.

Using food, herbs, art, awareness, breath and body wisdom as choices to stay well and create greater vitality offers a sustainable way to live healthily. You and the environment win.

Awakening Touch Offers

  • Individualized wellness plans
  • Ongoing support
  • Classes on:
    • Herbal products and uses
    • Holistic approaches to various health issues
    • Herb identification and usage


Although herbs have been used medicinally since the beginning of time, please seek the advice of your doctor, naturopath or osteopath before using any herbal products. Awakening Touch makes no medical claims and is not liable for any adverse effects resulting from the use of herbs. Do not use in combination with prescription drugs or if you are pregnant without your Health Care Practitioners care. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Holistic Trauma Care

At Awakening Touch I offer a variety of services designed to gently help you heal from traumatic, or overwhelming experiences. Although many people don’t want to admit it, this can apply to most of us. I know that emotionally traumatic experiences can impact your life in a variety of disturbing ways such as increased anxiety, depression, lack of concentration, less enthusiasm for life and lowered energy, to name a few. These unresolved issues can impact your sense of well-being in an insidious and all pervasive way and can, over time, cause many physical, mental, emotional and spiritual upsets.

The services that I offer here at Awakening Touch take into account your wholeness and are provided based on your own unique needs at any given time.

What is holistic trauma care?
Holistic trauma care draws on the notion that everyone is unique and has many different components including mental, emotional, physical, energetic and spiritual. During your initial consultation we will work together to discover what services would be most supportive for you.

Some of the possible services include:

  • Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR)
  • Somatic Awareness (SA)
  • Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI)
  • Unified Healing Therapy (UHT)
  • Body work (Massage, Thai massage, Polarity, Reiki, Attunement)
  • Herbal support

I have a genuine interest in teaching you how unresolved emotions and events have negatively impacted your bodymind and then share with you resources that you can immediately use to continue your self-discovery. Together we will work to free up the part of your nervous system that is responsible for holding onto the stress and encourage a part of you that brings ease and rejuvenation into your bodymind.

This is a journey that we take together, going at a pace that is comfortable for you and helping you to gather useful tools along the way that will continue to support your life of ongoing ease long after you’re done.

You do not have to suffer the ongoing effects of traumatic experiences. There is a way through and there is light and ease on the other side.

Call for a free consult and begin your journey to more peace and ease.