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Daily Inspiration: Meet Kate Lamprich

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kate Lamprich.

Hi Kate, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
How can I best support my community? That is the question that I have always asked myself. Right out of college, with a degree in social work and psychology, I did so by providing independent supported living assistance for individuals with disabilities. After a little bit of compassion fatigue, which I now know was caused by a lack of understanding of self-care, I left that position to work a job that I did not take home with me at the end of the day.

After a few years, I worked at a doctors’ office and then at a local hospital as the department coordinator for a labor and delivery unit. I decided to get a master’s in healthcare administration and make that my career. Halfway through that degree, I decided that the healthcare system of this country is not the place for me to best support my community.

I spent a little bit of time reflecting on my choices and my path; and found myself sitting in the admissions office at the Healing Arts Center. I started their massage therapy training program in March of 2018.

During the year that I was in massage school, I also trained through the International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy and became a certified colon hydrotherapist. I also completed the energy medicine master track at the Healing Arts Center to become a Reiki Master and Pranic Healing practitioner. I completed Doulas Of North America training to become a birth doula.

In July of 2018, I began practicing at Holistic Fitness in Shrewsbury; it was a wonderful collaborative space for healing and a great place to begin as a holistic practitioner.

In March of 2019, I graduated from the Healing Arts Center’s massage therapy training program, I had already been practicing colon hydrotherapy for nine months, assisted my first birth doula client through her pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and practiced Reiki and Pranic Healing for almost nine months. I was ALL IN to having a career in holistic health; I was supporting people in my community on their journeys to living healthier lives through healing themselves body, mind, and spirit.

I learned through all of my training that I am NOT the healer; our miraculous bodies are capable of healing themselves. The problem is that stress, anxiety, disease, trauma, and our life experiences can get stuck in our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies and sometimes it takes assistance from a “healer” or a practitioner of some sort of therapy to get those things unstuck to bring the body back to homeostasis so that the individual has the optimal space to heal.

In April of 2020, while Holistic Fitness was shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the owners decided that they would not re-open. Out of that crisis, Essential Health and Wellness was born. I reached out to my fellow therapists and one of them suggested that I open my own space.

Essential Health and Wellness is a beautiful space, it is warm, inviting, and comfortable. We have seven treatment rooms and a large lobby that doubles as a classroom. I teach Reiki classes, couples massage classes, host the Meditation on the Twin Hearts monthly and more. Services that we offer include: colon hydrotherapy, massage, hypnotherapy, magnotherapy, peristeaming, esthetician services, cosmetology services, aromatherapy, doula services, Transformational Breath, guided meditation, one on one yoga sessions, sound therapy, and so much more.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Opening a business during a worldwide pandemic had its challenges. Everything seemed to take so much longer than originally expected, from finding a space, hiring workers for build-out, and getting up and running.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a:
Licensed Massage Therapist
I-ACT Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Reiki Master
Pranic Healing practitioner
DONA trained Birth Doula
Peristeam Facilitator
Certified Meditation Teacher

I never stop learning, I am currently taking an orthopedic yoga therapist class. I also fill my business with practitioners of all kinds to offer maximum healing under one roof!

We are dedicated to provide nurturing therapeutic experiences through education, empowerment, and presence.

We offer an Oncology Support Program for any individual who has been diagnosed with cancer to receive our services at a discounted price and also for their family and friends who are caregivers for them to also receive our services discounted. Our purpose is to provide much-needed healing touch to our clients who have been diagnosed with cancer, along with their support system.

I also offer birth doula services on a sliding scale because I believe in the vision statement of DONA that every individual who wishes to have a doula should have one. And money should not get in the way of that.

We’d love to hear about how you think about risk taking?
Opening my business was a huge risk, especially during a worldwide pandemic! When something is right, it is just right though; I trust the universe to provide. I trust that if I keep my intentions positive and I continue to do good for the community and for individuals that come to me for support, that in return my business will be successful.

I was always taught growing up that everything happens for a reason. When an opportunity presents itself, I trust that and let it be.

Pricing:

  • Colon Hydrotherapy $80
  • One Hour massage $80
  • 90 minute massage $120
  • Monthly membership rates $70 (one hour massage or colonic) and $105 (90 minute massage)

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Image Credits
Mertz Photography Nicolette Liggett

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