2017 Annual Conference Self Care Village

This is an area set up for you. Take a break when you need to. We know you work hard at your jobs and in your communities and part of our commitment is to support you in self care. This year we will have acupuncture, massage, reike, and reflexologia (reflexology) available, please see below for more information on providers, services, and schedules. All services are complimentary.

Community Acupuncture with Adrianna Locke, MAc, L.Ac

  • Friday from 12:00-3:00 pm
  • Saturday from 12:00-4:00 pm

What is community acupuncture? Acupuncture is the practice of inserting tiny sterile needles under the skin at specific points in order to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. Community acupuncture takes place in group settings, usually in reclining chairs. Patients are able to remain fully clothed and to share and build collective energy that helps with healing.

Does it  hurt? Acupuncture is very personal–some people feel no discomfort, others fall asleep during a treatment, and some may experience some mild tingling. There’s no way to know how your body will react until you try it, though treatment should never be uncomfortable.

Provider bio: Adrianna Locke has a long history of working in healthcare accessibility using traditional Chinese medicine modalities. With a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine, she has worked in community clinics around Portland, Oregon with houseless populations as well as drug and alcohol detox clinics. She also worked for years at the flagship community acupuncture clinic, Working Class Acupuncture, where she focused on treating pain, migraines, PMS, anxiety/depression, colds, and variety of other everyday problems. Recently she has has been following her dreams of sharing this valuable knowledge internationally by teaching classes in community acupuncture and cupping in Juárez, Mexico, and coming later this year, in Haiti. Locally, Adrianna works to make acupuncture and other Chinese medicine modalities more available to communities of color and the LGBTQQI2S community. She currently accepts Oregon Health Plan in her practice.

Reiki with Jacque Hashizume

  • Saturday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Info about reiki: Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Provider bio: Jacque Hashizume is a Reiki Master, Karuna Reiki Master, a Professional member of the International Center for Reiki Training, and a member and sponsor of the Northwest Reiki Association. She currently practices Reiki at MCMC, Infinity Salon and Day Spa, and Northwest Reiki Association events, and currently teaches at Mid Columbia Community College and at her home.

Chair Massage with Stan Starr, LMT

  • Saturday from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Info about massage: Stan offers a wide range of massage modalities, but describes his massage as healing work, as he has worked at the Celilo cancer center doing Massage on the patients and their families for the last 14 years, as well as 20 years of private practice serving in the Hood River community.

Provider bio: Stan does massage for a variety of clients in and around Hood River, and also has a small local farm where he raises berries and produce and participates in the local farmers market.




Reflexologia with Filemon Nieto (photo coming soon)

  • Friday from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm 

Info about reflexologia: La reflexología es una técnica que consiste en la aplicación de un masaje muy específico en ciertos puntos reflejos de los pies, mediante el cual estimulamos el mecanismo autocurativo del propio organismo, favoreciendo así el equilibrio y la sanación de la persona. (Reflexology is a technique that consists of the application of a very specific massage in certain reflex points of the feet, by which we stimulate the self-healing mechanism of the body itself, thus favoring the balance and healing of the person.)

Provider bio: Coming soon