A tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

“Love Liberates” -Maya Angelou

I have always found this excerpt from the amazing Maya Angelou to be so touching and inspiring.  May we all find the power, grace and strength the Dr. Angelou possessed and be lucky enough to live our lives with such passion and integrity.


*I do not own this video and do not claim to be the owner of this beautiful work. Just sharing the love with all who care to hear.


I am sharing this today because Maya Angelou has always been a person that I have admired and looked up to, her life and words have influenced and shaped the way I think and move through this world.  I am certain that without people like her to remind and inspire us all that so much is possible there would be less greatness on the earth.

Rest in peace Dr. Maya Angelou and thank you for all you have given to this planet.

Rooftop Massage

Rooftop Massage: we challenge you to Find Peace

…If only for an hour

rooftop massage


Close your eyes and imagine yourself under a clear blue sky, the wind is lightly blowing, rustling the leaves of a nearby bamboo tree.  You are completely relaxed, your mind is a bird floating through the sky, the tension you have been holding in your muscles melts away.

You are finding freedom in your body and mind in the comfort of a massage table. You are on a rooftop deck under the canopy of a wooden pergola with flowing white curtains.  You have been warmed by an infrared sauna and your mind slowly drifts to the hammock you will enjoy at the end of your treatment.

There is nothing that can shake you, you are in a world of your own choosing.

We challenge you to enjoy peace through massage in Written on the Body’s Rooftop Relaxation area.

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So, you want to try Acupuncture?

Congratulations on deciding to try Acupuncture!!

Or maybe you haven’t quite decided or made the appointment yet, but people keep

telling you that acupuncture can help with your pain, insomnia, allergies, headaches,

depression and even anxiety.  Let’s face it, the thought of someone putting needles all

over your body makes you anxious!

Well, let me tell you why you should try acupuncture anyway.

First off, almost all of us had to get shots as a kid and let’s be honest with ourselves, it hurts!! There is

a reason why kids cry when they get shots…those needles hurt! The needles we

acupuncturists use are not injection needles. Our needles are superfine. You could

easily put 7 acupuncture needles into the tip of an injection needle. Acupuncture

needles are solid not hollow and so do not cut the skin. There is rarely any blood with


Most people do not want to see the needles, again people do not like needles. No

problem. Most of the time when you get a treatment you are laying down on a massage

table and can’t see the needles unless you look.


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Lets talk about what it feels like to get acupuncture.

The truth is there are a lot of possible sensations with acupuncture. The key word here is SENSATIONS. You are

supposed to feel something when you get acupuncture. I’m not talking about a lot of

pain, but sensations.


  • You may be waiting for a needle to be put in and we already have three in…so no sensation at all.
  • There may be a sensation of pressure as if someone is pushing against your skin but no pain.
  • There may be a dull aching feeling.
  • You may feel a sharp sensation that is very brief.
  • There may be a zinging sensation, like a shock traveling from the point to the extremity, Again this is a brief sensation that passes.
  • You may feel a warming or heat at the site of the insertion.


You could feel one of these or any combination of these sensations. Some points are

more sensitive then others, but not every time. The truth is that it really depends on

what is going on with your body. The same point may feel different every time you get

acupuncture…this is because every time you come in you are unique and need a unique

treatment. All of these sensations are ok if they pass quickly. It should be like you open

your mouth to say ‘”Hey, that feels…” and by the time you say feels…the feeling has quieted.


Always keep in mind that if something feels off or hurts, please tell your acupuncturist!

We are trying to help you, and acupuncture is not meant to hurt. Sit with the sensation,

but if it doesn’t quiet then tell your acupuncturist as treatment is a conversation between

your body and the acupuncturist. We want your feedback!

Acupuncture is often really relaxing. Most people fall asleep or drift in and out of sleep

after all the needles are placed. You may feel a floating sensation, bubbles or tingling in

your body, and a sensation of movement through your body is typical. You can expect

to feel deeply relaxed, energized or slightly spacey after treatment.

Every acupuncturist is different, just like with any Doctor, massage therapist, therapist,

etc, it is important to find someone you click with. Don’t try acupuncture once and

decide it isn’t for you if you didn’t click with your provider. Try a few locations and styles.

You will be happy you did!! Good luck and enjoy your visit to happy, floaty, relaxed aculand!


By Pamela Lovall, LAc
Book an appointment today with Pamela at Written on the Body by clicking here


Rooftop Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna

Far Infrared sauna: An infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat which is absorbed by the surface of the skin. Traditional saunas heat the body primary by conduction and convection from the heated air and by radiation of the heated surfaces in the sauna room (Wikipedia).  An infrared sauna detoxifies, improves circulation, promotes healing and so much more!

Here is a great article on infrared sauna benefits from the wellness hour: click here to read

learn what the Mayo clinic has to about infrared sauna sessions here


rooftop infrared sauna

Infrared sauna: located on our beautiful rooftop deck!

infrared sauna

refresh after your sauna session with a cool shower on our rooftop deck.

Appointments available beginning Mother’s day (Sunday May 11th)!

  • $25 per half hour for 1-2 people- $20 when added to a massage or acupuncture appointment

  • 5 pack for $100 and 10 pack for $200

Mom’s-take 50% during the month of May *promo code “mom”!

Mom admirer’s take 20% off during the month of May *promo code !

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*times are limited but we can accommodate some requests, please email or call if you would like to book a sauna session outside of the online hours or in conjunction with a massage or acupuncture appointment.