December 30, 2023

Crafting a Balanced New Year on the North Shore

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Local Services and Products for Spiritual and Physical Wellness Resolutions. New Year on the North Shore. 

As the New Year unfolds, many of us seize this opportunity to reorient ourselves toward our health and wellness goals. However, initiating this journey can often be daunting without a clear starting point. Fortunately, nestled within our North Shore community are plentiful resources catering to spiritual and physical well-being. Amidst the world’s many distractions, our community is a supportive hub, easing the path towards a more balanced life.

“According to a new Forbes Health/OnePoll survey of 1,005 U.S. adults conducted from November 18 to November 22, The survey found that overall, 45% of respondents noted an improvement in mental health as one of their top New Year’s resolutions, compared to 39% who said improved fitness, 37% who want to lose weight and 33% who cited improved diet.” Read more here via Forbes Health

Navigating through the challenges of staying focused amidst life’s constant buzz can be tough. Yet, fear not! We’ve curated a selection of exceptional New Year’s wellness resources aimed at helping you kickstart your journey on the right foot. These resources, sourced from our local community, are tailored to assist you in embracing both spiritual nourishment and physical vitality. Let’s dive into these offerings, designed to empower you on your path toward holistic wellness this year. Feel free to explore all of our Wellness members here and hit your New Year’s Goals while also supporting local businesses!

Pain Management & Recovery

JEM Studios Body Alchemist – Salem, MA

JEM Studios Body Alchemist provides fitness and recovery services, including assisted neuromuscular stretch, massage therapy, and personal training.

Book a massage, assisted stretch, or recovery bodywork with Jovani, Eric, or Mena!

Our services encourage clients to move healthier more efficiently, and increase recovery to minimize injuries.

We aim to improve kinesthetic awareness, combat the sedentary lifestyle, and increase overall body movements. Specifically, we want to build on and cultivate the demand for wellness and recovery within the Salem, MA, community.

High Maintenance Products

A collection of tins filled with premium quality yellow wax.

CBD-infused bath and body products to ease pain! This small business has a variety of products, but the Warpaint CBD Balm is a favorite.

A pain relieving muscle rub made with 200mg of full spectrum CBD oil. Studies have found CBD effective for treating chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. The rub’s essential oils and CBD oil work as a natural pain killer (analgesic), have anti-inflammatory properties and help stimulate blood flow and circulation while creating a slightly soothing warming sensation.

Freedom Massage – Salem, MA

Experience ultimate relaxation with two premium quality massage beds set in a room featuring authentic wooden flooring.

Book a massage service with the award-winning  Freedom Massage in Salem, MA! Browse and book services here.

Massage therapy has long been recognized as a valuable method for alleviating emotional and physical discomfort.

Nutrition & Physical Wellness

Danvers Wellness Center

ONLINE WORKSHOP | Thursday, January 4 


Join us for an online workshop that is an enlightening session where we delve into the transformative power of nutrition and its profound impact on your emotional well-being and overall health.


Book a Nutrition Coaching Consultation with Michael!

Our approach to Nutrition Coaching is rooted in empowering you to make sustainable lifestyle changes that will transform your relationship with food and guide you towards sustainable weight management.


Book a Personal Training Series with Michael!

Realize your objectives by taking a personalized, no-nonsense approach to your workouts that produce results in a shorter time frame than if you were to go it alone. With a Certified Personal Trainer / Coach by your side, you are not alone in this journey; we are here to help you.

Soul City Yoga – Lynn, MA

Join the community of Soul Citizens!

Downtown Studio Grand Opening 1/1/2024 🎉

Community building and access to wellness for ALL is at the forefront of our mission. We believe that no one should be turned away for lack of funds and that financial status should not be the determining factor for pursuing your practice. Please ask about our sliding scale pricing options HERE.

B&S Fitness/ CrossFit Iron Spider – Salem & Marblehead, MA
An entrancing monochrome photograph showcases a gathering of individuals actively engaged in a fitness activity within a gym environment.

A monochrome photograph showcases a gathering of individuals actively engaged in a fitness activity within a gym environment. Courtesy of B&S Fitness

Jumpstart your year with awesome fitness classes and programs in Salem and Marblehead! Intro to Crossfit program is available in January – Join a bootcamp class or dive into professional nutrition coaching!

General Wellness

Gold Direct Care PC – Salem, MA

Direct Primary Care is a fast-growing way for family physicians to provide high-quality healthcare and it comes with a transparent, affordable, predictable monthly price. Direct Primary Care has many advantages for family physicians, patients and companies that provide employee healthcare by eliminating third party payment and the interference in patient care that accompanies it. We guarantee no later than next day appointments but see all urgent issues same day.  LEARN MORE HERE

The Artful Life Counseling Center & Studio – Salem, MA

Two individuals collaboratively engaged at a desk, equipped with pens and pencils, essential tools for brainstorming and creative productivity.

The Artful Life Counseling Center and Studio LLC began as a shared passion for expressive arts therapies and a common desire to provide an alternative approach to behavioral health services on the North Shore. After several years of being in private practice, Natalie Blue LMHC and Madelene Pario LMHC ATR-BC founded The Artful Life in 2016. Within the behavioral health field, The Artful Life has been able to offer an alternative to traditional mental health counseling for individuals of all ages through expressive arts therapy. Expressive arts therapy is a mental health profession integrating a diverse range of art forms, including visual arts, movement, drama, creative writing, music, and play, to assist clients in visualizing emotions, reducing stress, increasing self-awareness, and improving social skills. We offer individual, family, and group counseling and provide monthly art groups and workshops on various subjects.

Wellness Warrior Packs from Restorative Muscular Therapy & Wellness

Mellissa McLaughlin is a facilitator of healing through Intuitive Bodywork (Medical Massage Practitioner, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Craniosacral Therapies) and Reiki Energy, Wellness Coaching, and Corrective and Functional Personal Training.

Are you looking to build your arsenal of positive self-care tools? Want to live pain-free? Want to dive deep and discover the roots of your obstacles to overcome what is holding you back?  Together, we can explore, discover and evolve. BOOK A BODYWORK SESSION.

Spiritual Guidance

Energy Healing at Danvers Wellness Center

Reiki Healing, Intutive Card Readings, Space Blessings, Sound Healing, Meditation groups and more. Danvers Wellness Center by Soul Warrior offers a variety of spirtual and energy healing modalities to pair with your physical wellbeing in preparation for a great 2024!

Psychic Reading at Pentagram Shoppe – Salem, MA

Welcome to Pentagram, where we offer psychic readings for those seeking guidance and insight into their lives. Psychic readings are a powerful tool for gaining clarity and direction, and we are honored to be able to offer this service to those who seek it.

Psychic readings involve tapping into the energy and information that surrounds us, both in the physical world and in the spiritual realm. As psychic readers, we use our intuition and psychic abilities to access this information and provide guidance and advice to our clients.

Wild Sea Wellness Yoga and Pop-Up Events

Wild Sea Wellness – Chrissy Vacaro – offers weekly classes in Beverly at Earthly Bodies Studio plus local pop-ups and other workshops and events. We love her events at House of the Seven Gables offered throughout the summer and fall!

Career and Ambition

Dot Connector Consulting – Lynn, MA

WORKSHOP | Rewilding: A Return to Self

Join us for an immersive experience of self-discovery and connection at Dot Connector Consulting. This unique event on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 10:00 AM will take you on a journey to reconnect with your true essence.

Rewilding: A Return to Self offers a warm and welcoming space to explore your inner self, free from distraction. Through a blend of guided sessions, you’ll be empowered to tap into your inner voice and rediscover your authentic self.

Mikki Wilson and Joey Phoenix will guide you through a series of transformative experiences designed to awaken your insights and foster personal growth. Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery and reconnection. Join us for Rewilding: A Return to Self and rediscover the energy within you!

Creative Reckoning

Explore the depths and boundaries of your creative well-being. We’re all creative beings who need nourishment and empowerment to expand our minds. Here are some great resources for tapping into your most creative self. New Year on the North Shore.

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