Healing Arts

These therapeutic offerings help us shift our way of being in the world to help develop a sensitive and balanced relationship with ourselves and the living world around us.

Zia's Vilcabamba office is at Finca Vida Verde, 5 minutes car ride from el Centro in San Jose de Vilcabamba.

Healing Retreats
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A comprehensive system-oriented approach to neuromuscular issues, addressing both acute and chronic pain stemming from over-use, accident or injury. This work is also great for post-surgery. The Aston® work is a combination of education and refined hands-on work that helps you understand why you hurt where you hurt and what you can do about it. The Aston® work helps you be in your best body.
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AGUA ALMA Aquatic Bodywork

Nature and elemental based aquatic body therapy.
Comments: "deeply safe and expansive", "divine. profound.", "a dip into the source of joy".
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Aston Fitness® teaches "the how" of exercise, and gives you the tools to be able to balance your movement and your structure as you exercise. This is a 3-phase fitness system, giving your body the opportunity to release tightness with "loosening", tune your alignment with stretching, and stabilize & strengthen with "toning".

In the Aston Fitness work, one becomes familiar with one's own tensional patterns and the 3-D dynamics, and inter-relationships that fuel them, such as positive use of gravity, alignment, ground-force, or lack thereof . Also, we can learn how to negotiate with the influence of thoughts, perceptions, and emotions, etc. that can influence our structure and function, and therefore our range of comfort or pain. more >


Multiple modalities are available: Aston massage, which is excellent for refreshing your innate vital energies and helping you reclaim your optimal balance and harmony; sports massage; deep tissue work; nerve & anxiety specialty treatment with cranial sacral work.

All body work forms are enhanced with aroma therapy and flower essence therapy. Many are from herbs grown at Zia's farm in Vilcabamba

Send funds to Zia Parker via ziaparker(at)yahoo(dat)com. more >

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