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healthful haven for clients
hope to organize
a spring art festival each year
BEDFORD, Ky. (December 2011) Deep within the
Trimble County, Ky., countryside, sits a rural getaway unlike
any other in the county. This unique retreat offers a range of services
from massage therapy to stress management coaching.
Patrice Joy Masterson, 68, and her husband, Frank Masterson, 84, own
the land and home where the retreat is located. The Mastersons purchased
the rural property with the intent to create an environment that would
be conducive to Patrices dream of creating the ideal setting for
a nature-inspired, healthful haven. Texas natives, the Mastersons fell
in love with Louisville and the surrounding areas after attending a
workshop she attended to further her education and skills.
ny Roberta Sell
and Patrice Masterson
purchased land in Trimble County,
where they have created a
holistic health retreat.
The Harmonizing Health Retreat boasts a cozy cottage that
is ready for rental by retreat attendees. There is a meeting space in
the basement inside the Mastersons personal residence, as well
as outside on a patio overlooking the trees. Several acres of woods
are outfitted with hiking trails, mediation, and meeting areas. A Labyrinth,
constructed by the Mastersons and nurses from the Holistic Nurses Association,
is also open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to walk the 2 1/2-mile-long
path that winds through the 26 acres of forest. Hunting is forbidden
there. The place is intended as an education center, Masterson
Many diverse groups and organizations have already used the facility,
and Masterson looks forward to future events. She has scheduled a Spring
Arts and Crafts Festival for May 19, 2012. Masterson hopes this will
become an annual event.
Masterson holds a masters degree in holistic health and wellness,
a degree obtained from Antioch McGregor University in Yellow Springs,
Ohio. She is also a certified stress management instructor. Masterson
defines her practice as integrative health that utilizes
personal responsibility that provides more options
in addition to conventional medicine.
Those visiting Harmonizing Health Retreat have the option of employing
Mastersons guidance in the design of a personalized health and
stress management plan. Masterson also specializes in a non-contact
type of therapy called reike, a Japanese healing practice intended to
acquaint women and men with the benefits of physical, mental and
emotional relief, according to Mastersons website. In addition,
the facility offers affordable services similar to what can be found
in most spas, such as makeovers, facials, and massages (conducted by
a licensed masseuse.) Masterson holds a reverends license as well,
and can officiate wedding ceremonies. She offers a Wedding
in the Woods service for those seeking a pastoral setting for
their nuptials, with options for catering.
Masterson has taught a class in downtown Madison, Ind.s Cultivate
store, and teaches a variety of classes every Thursday at LaVenture
Station on Main Street in La Grange, Ky. Among these Thursday meetings
is the Womens Circle of Light, a group that is made up of members
of a non-profit organization by the name of SOS, or Seekers of Serenity.
As Mastersons pamphlet explains, the group was formed with
the vision to aid individuals discover self-awareness and personal empowerment
to provide avenues for life empowerment and community enhancement.
The objective of the Womens Circle of Light Monthly Meditations
held in La Grange is to strengthen communication, build trust
and loving relationships, according to Mastersons brochure.
A recipient of the Woman of the Year award, as awarded by the National
Professional Womens Organization, Masterson has a history of dedication
to philanthropic organizations. In the past, she has worked to assist
women in abusive relationships, providing them with the resources needed
to break free from their dangerous situations. Her organizations have
partnered with other non-profits such as the Salvation Army.
Masterson says that she is very excited about partnering with
different organizations in the area. With the Harmonizing Health
Retreat and the classes she teaches, Masterson aspires to give
people hope and help other people reach their dreams and access their
talents and resource skills.
The Harmonizing Health Retreat can be found
approximately three miles north of Bedford on Hwy. 2870 (New Hope Road).
For more information, call (502) 255-0622 or visit: www.harmonizinghealthretreat.com.
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