Archive for January, 2014
What is the membership program?
Sage’s Community Health Collective Membership program offers trauma informed, body positive and harm reductionist healing services and self care tools to organizations, families, and affinity groups at an affordable group rate.
What are the benefits of purchasing a membership?
The purpose is to give groups an opportunity to invest in self care and the sustainability of their organization and community. Groups who buy a membership receive 10 sessions of a healing tool offered at Sage by professional skilled practitioners. Along with a complimentary self and community care workshop for each organization that becomes a member.
Who can apply?
Any group of 5 or more can apply to become a member. We strongly encourage non-profit organizations, community based organizations and grassroots groups doing community organizing to address systemic injustice in Chicago to apply.
The membership can also be split up among families or a group of friends.
(see information below on rates)
What healing services are available?
Once your organization chooses a membership package and divides it up among the members folks affiliated with the group or organization are then able to access the following services:
- 30 minute bodywork session: Bodywork is a way of referring to Asian Body Therapy, a healing practice based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. At Sage, our bodywork includes various massage techniques, such as shiatsu, tui na, deep tissue massage, Thai massage, cupping, gua sha, and acupressure. You will relax on a comfortable massage table and you may experience a physical and emotional release. Bodywork may include gua sha or cupping.
- 1 hour Community Acupuncture Session: In community acupuncture we are able to provide a quality acupuncture experience in a group setting. You will be seated in a comfortable reclining chair in our community acupuncture space. You will be paired with one of the available acupuncturists. The community acupuncture sessions typically last an hour, which includes a short intake, a discussion about your health goals with the acupuncturist, and your treatment.
- 30 minute nutritional or herbal consultation: Herbs and Eastern Nutrition have been used in Chinese Medicine for over 2000 years and can be used to treat all patterns in Chinese Medicine. According to Chinese Medicine and Eastern Nutrition, everything you ingest has a flavor and temperature, which causes your body to react. During your appointment, we will review your current nutrition practices and make detailed suggestions that you can incorporate to keep your body in balance. An herbal formula and/or an Eastern Nutrition plan may be recommended. We currently offer patent formulas, which are pre-made formulas containing many herbs in the form of capsules or pills. Chinese formulas contain many herbs because they address many organ systems in your body and treat your individual pattern of imbalance as well as your symptoms.
We have a number of workshops available for groups looking to explore self care and community care tools. Workshop range from more hands on tools like guasha, abdominal health, ear seeds, and acupressure and Qi-gong meditation to pop ed style activities and discussion around self care in social justice movements. The self care workshop explores questions like: How do we take care of each other in the movement? And How to we take care of ourselves in order to be sustainable in social justice work?
How much does it cost?
We have different options for different sized organizations.
Please see a list of costs and benefits and choose which size you think best matches your organization:
Small Organization: (5 or less people)
10 sessions (1 hr CA/ .5 hr bodywork /. 5 hr. nutritional or herbal consult)
1 off site workshop
Medium Organization: (5-15 people)
20 sessions (1 hr CA/ .5 hr bodywork /. 5 hr. nutritional or herbal consult)
1 off- site workshop of you choosing
Large Organization: (15+ people)
30 sessions (1 hr CA/ .5 hr bodywork /. 5 hr. nutritional or herbal consult)
1 off site workshop Price: $1050
Unit price: $35 per session. We provide the workshop free as a membership benefit. Our workshop are normally priced at $60-100 dollars for an hour.
Does the membership expire?
All memberships expire within 1 year of purchase.
How do I apply?
If your group is interested in applying for membership please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a short application.