I Know its been awhile since I did an update....
In February, I officially passed my 20th year of practicing massage therapy fulltime. It feels official as I received a fabulous 20-year pin from the American Massage Therapy Association a month ago. I know it sounds cliché to say but it seriously feels like yesterday when I passed the National Boards, certainly it can't be over 20 years ago.
As some of you may or may not know, in October I received an Xray, MRI and an opinion to schedule immediate surgery on an injury to my left shoulder which took my breath away for a moment or two. Since then, I have been attending weekly occupational and massage therapy sessions, injecting peptides to nourish and heal the tissue and working with sound, vibration and energy work. I am extremely blessed to have multiple amazing practitioners surrounding me!
After 8 months of doing all the above and trying to maintain my regular massage schedule, I will be having stem cell injections (instead of surgery) which I feel is the right path for me at this time and then taking three months off from massage.
I am writing this in the newsletter for several reasons. Firstly, I am naturally a private person which lends itself to people sometimes not feeling included and after twenty years I want the Balance family to feel included. I also want to set an example of leaning into and exploring what feels right when given an opinion when it comes to your health. It is so important for us all to sift through the information that we are told or that we read or what we hear and to then breathe it through our bodies and feel if it resonates with us. We are all unique, what works for someone else may not work for you, whereas maybe a slight variation will work if you just feel your way through it to feel what YOUR body needs and adapt it to you. The quieter we become, the more we will know what is right for us, the more we lean into that knowledge and apply it, the deeper the trust will become within ourselves. The relationship we cultivate within ourselves will always steer us in the right direction. Lastly, by writing this to all of you it forces me to be accountable to taking the time off from massage to heal.
I will continue to be involved in the day to day at Balance and I invite you to explore everything we offer at Balance on Buffalo and the new Balance Soundspace. Creating opportunities to find your own Stillpoint, be it through massage or sound massage (we have an amazing team of fabulous massage therapists besides me), the Harmonic Egg, the Halotherapy Room or Booth, or the sound resets and the yoga classes with the Peter Hess singing bowls, is our specialty.

Thank you all for continuing on your own journey and allowing us to offer opportunities to you along the way. We appreciate your support of Balance on Buffalo.

Gina Armstrong
And while all the above was happening, we had 10 puppies and our 1st grandchild.
On the day that the last two puppies went to their forever homes......
Rayden was born 6/7/2022
Welcome to the World Rayden!

Balance SoundSpace
“At SoundSpace, our goal is to create a space where people can be still and benefit from the therapeutic vibrations of sound therapy, including the unique experience of singing bowls while relaxing on our sound clouds. We offer these sounds and vibrations to people, and in their bodies is the innate wisdom to choose what works for them, what resonates with them, while leaving the rest behind.” -Gina Armstong
"I attended a restorative yoga class with Peter Hess sound bowls led by Karen. An amazing experience! We were in the new SoundSpace, which of itself is serene. We each had a set of 3 bowls, which were in use during the poses. The sounds and vibrations enhanced the healing nature of restorative yoga. By the end of class, I was completely relaxed; any little aches and pains that I came in with, were gone. Thank you Karen!"

-Margaret Hunt-Wilson
Summer Events & Classes to Sign up for!
We are looking forward to some great yoga classes, outdoor community events & special events @ our SoundSpace, we hope you are too! Stay up to date on all upcoming events!
Some examples of those who may benefit from this offering are those experiencing the death of a loved one or pet, loss of a job, divorce or separation from a loved one, family struggles, and caregivers of any type.  
6-week Series
Dates: Mondays, June 6-July 18
(Skipping July 4th Holiday)
$120 for Event Series
$35 per Class
Located @ The SoundSpace
Dates: June 16....July 14....August 18....September 15
Reservation Only!
$35.00 Single Session
$80.00 for all 4 Sessions
Sound Reset Passes Apply!
Join us for another great year of Alpaca Yoga with Wine! Two different dates available to participate, get a group together or treat yourself to a fun day of relaxation and wine! Gentle Yoga lead by Heather M, enjoy the beautiful day and relaxation with some Wine & Alpacas!
Great for all ages and levels!
Harmonic Egg
The resonant chamber that delivers a bio energy therapy that restores the body’s balance and promotes healing. It utilizes the energy found within the body to allow cells to reset and re-balance and encourage natural healing. This innovative technology gives wellness practitioners a tool to provide energy therapy for their clients to repair, de-stress and relax the body.
"It was my first time into the harmonic egg and it was an experience I will never forget. It was almost as if I left my body and went through time and space and came back accordingly into My body when the music stopped and the silence set in. I highly recommend to anyone who is wondering if it is worth the money or not. Please, go do this for yourself. You will feel so weightless and free. Thank you, to this wonderful place and all the balance, harmony and clarity it brings into my life. I will be coming again when the time is right!"

-Kayley Kropp
Detox and cleanse the lungs as you invigorate your body! Halotherapy is an excellent way to partake in general respiratory hygiene by increasing lung capacity, boosting your immune system, reducing stress and aide with sleeping routines. We offer a variety of packages, from monthly ones to 5 session packages.
In an ongoing effort to create more Balance for the Staff, Balance will be closed the following dates for the 4th of July: July 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Please schedule your appointments with this in mind to keep yourself in Balance.
We Are Blessed to have these two amazing BEings front and center and helping us all to keep everything in Balance!
Front Desk Hours & Halotherapy Room and Booth Hours

Monday thru Friday
10pm to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm
Sundays: Closed
Some Appointments may be outside of Front Desk Hours

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Balance on Buffalo
924 Buffalo Street, Manitowoc, WI

SoundSpace (Classes/ Workshops)
211 N. 9th Street
Manitowoc, WI