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The Goldilocks Treatment

It’s springtime when afternoon light brings me to Gina with a lofty goal: release deep grief. We talk briefly. She listens, then says, you have an interesting neck. Interesting is a word used to avoid judgment. I’m cool with that, for I have come not to be judged, but to be nudged. Little do I know what that means to a soul like Gina.

She motions me toward a room and I think, what am I made of, anyway? Bones. Muscles. Ears. Eyes. But what of the millions of cells awash in emotion, holding old story? Will Gina find them? Yes, I discover, because her Goldilocks Treatment (I made that up) incorporates touch, color, and sound.

It begins on Bed One where I lay on, clothed with eyes shut while infrared rays from a Biomat heat me, cook me. I melt. She rings chimes, then places singing bowls on my chest and torso. Their waves, rich and full, roll into me. A scent wafts around me. Later, I learn it is Blue Essence, a multitude of oils chosen to open the parasympathetic nervous system, where, ah ha, emotions reside.

After what could be hours or days, Gina tells me to rise, undress, and move to Bed Two. There, her hands knead my face, shoulders, and curious neck. I drift, barely hear her reciting the great poet Rumi. Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. All that matters to me is her ability to sculpt the canyons, cliffs, and bluesy rivers of my body where I’ve been hurting, a vast vista I cannot see.

Unknown to me, pink quartz under the bed emits unconditional love. Purple amethyst in Tibetan stones—warmed and placed on me strategically—radiate like the earlier blue, the color of water to clear, the color of sky at midnight when we reach out to God. I sway in the heat of yellow, the color of enlightenment. Gradually, I feel my emotional body, the loosening of mystical memories.

And then, time to rise, dress, and move to Bed Three. That bed is made of beechwood and padoukwood, a four-tone bass drum made in Germany. It is shaped like a chaise lounge, atop which is a fluffy sheepskin. I lie down, close my eyes. New tools arrive: tuning forks in the key of kindness, a felted stick she taps against the wooden bed, and a voice singing—hers, an angel voice, higher pitched and ethereal. All these sounds vibrate me to another dimension. Slowly, I sense the presence of someone I have lost. Tears pour from my eyes, nose, fingers, bones. And I know, he’s here. My belly heaves, rushing, flowing, insights delivered to go on.

Later, she tells me she too felt something and asked within. He stood next to her, she says, his hand on my belly in that third bed. I quiver. I ask what she found in my neck.

That’s over, she smiles, now we go forward. And I do, rocking in body music, listening to the strangeness of myself, this odd gift of being alive, hearing waterfalls within.
-Kathryn Gahl June 4, 2017
Attention to needs and follow-ups and feedback helps personal growth.
J.L.
Everyone is friendly and professional. There are an abundance of appointment spots to choose from. And I love the online booking, so easy and convenient. All things that make me enjoy my time there! M.K.
Down to Earth, wholesome, gentle and genuine customer service. Thank you!
J.N.
Massage felt great, I liked the environment.
D.B.
Very professional, kind and great and what you do:)
R.B
The whole experience was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I have already mentioned it to several people, and will definitely be back in the future to try more classes.
J.C.
Clean comfortable environment. good energy. always a positive experience
M.W.
Massage was customized to my needs and she made me feel comfortable I will definitely be coming back!
J.G.
I take yoga through Balance on Buffalo. I like the variety of classes and times. I also really like the special workshops offered.
J.H.
I enjoyed the atmosphere, and the approach the instructor took about"being comfortable with who you are". It was my first ever yoga experience and can't wait to do it again!
A.S.
Friendly staff, nicely decorated building, knowledgeable instructors, well stocked with equipment that we can use.
P.W.
I love the personal attention that I receive from the massage therapists, they are dedicated to helping you feel better and it really shows.
S.H.
Informative, professional, wonderful atmosphere.
S.Z.
The facility was beautiful. The staff was attentive and informative. Overall a great experience.
C.C.
Friendly and helpful, felt very comfortable and at home.
A.Z.
Everyone is so kind and helpful. Just a peaceful environment.
S.S.
Very friendly, helpful and very informative during class. I loved it!
J.B.
Ambience. Instructors. Available class choices. And yes, the cost per class.
C.D.
Very friendly and knowledgeable!
C.L.
Besides the excellent results from my sessions, I love the space, the positive energies, and the fun people who are there. I also enjoy all of the expanding and learning opportunities that Balance On Buffalo has to offer.
L.B.
Excellent service. Everyone is so nice. Love it! Thanks for all you do.
T.H.
I had the sound massage yesterday. My therapist was excellent. She thoroughly explained the whole process so I didn't feel apprehensive. After the massage, I felt very relaxed, and still do today. Give it a try. You'll love it.
T.K.
Unapologetic encouragement of bliss, of making time for oneself in a beautiful, peaceful and professional environment.
T. P.
Relaxing, professional environment. Great massage, really helped work out a lot of my muscle soreness. I will definitely be back.
M.M.
Everything! Love the atmosphere, classes and the people.
C. M.
Not just a massage. It was a healing experience.
S.K.
Very professional, timely, beautiful facility and the excellent results from massages.
A.M.
The staff meets my different needs for each appointment. My problem areas are addressed and I have great weeks of relief and comfort.
T.A.
I very much enjoyed Gary's workshop at "Balance on Panther". So many awakenings and valuable teachings.
D.F.
great staff convenient classes and location.
J.Z.
Staff, staff's knowledge and level of caring about me.
J.G.
Staff. All are kind, welcoming and know their practice. Great atmosphere and facility.
M.K.
Professional, friendly and positive thinking therapists, that are always adding to their knowledge with schooling or new types of services.
L.H.
Massage therapist went over my health history and my goals for therapy before we started. I really appreciated that my goals and intentions were of great concern. Also, I really love that my services were customized to my needs. It was not a "one type fits all" type massage service.
L.S.
Peaceful, relaxing, made to feel at ease by a knowledgeable staff.
J.W.
Class started on time, instructor demonstrated all of the yoga poses & performed them with us. I also liked being in a small group.
P.A.
I loved the peaceful environment, and the quality of instruction at the introductory class I attended was excellent.
A.S.
The info shared-learned; the focus on sound therapy, music & yoga. Unfortunately I'm an hour away, so can only fit in an occasional workshop or event. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENCE!
K.S.
tranquil environment, professional and talented staff, and an overall fantastic space in which to heal and grow.
J.V.
Welcoming atmosphere and beautiful space. Good energy. Positive. Uplifting. Humble. Awesome people.
M.K.
The quiet. Therapists create a healing atmosphere as they massage away aches, pains while they massage in peace, relaxation and internal balance. I am happy I discovered "Balance on Buffalo"!
M.C.