a sacred place where you find yourself again and again
Philosophy: To be a leader in establishing an awareness in alternative health and wellness. In order to achieve this wellness we provide treatments, assist clients in developing healthy lifestyles, administer resolutions
to core issues and help to resolve lifelong patterns of personal struggles.
Kate Dyke joined Balanced Health in March 2020. She studied Massage Therapy at Sawyer College and was certified in 2004. Kate has worked in spa environments, a physician’s clinic and independently. In March of 2020, Kate completed her first level of CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger International Institute in Asheville, North Carolina and in November completed her second level CST training in Lansing, Michigan. She has always been a strong believer that God created our bodies to do amazing things, including self-healing opportunities. Kate feels honored and privileged to facilitate and aid in that self-healing process through alternative therapies including CST and Massage Therapy. Her plans are to continue her studies of CST and other alternative health treatments.
Teresa Kasten joined Balanced Health in February of 2020. She studied Clinical Massage at Sawyer College and graduated with honors in 2001. She has a background in a salon and spa setting and has always found it a true gift to be able to connect with her clients. In 2005 Teresa continued her education with Hot Stone Therapy and is broadening her knowledge in holistic healing. Teresa enjoys helping her clients with daily body pains but also getting to know them on a personal level.
Sean Devine joined Balanced Health in October of 2021. He studied Massage Therapy at Everest College in 2008. He then continued his massage education at American College Massage School in Crown Point from 2016-2017. Sean started his massage career working in a pain management rehab facility. He then continued his career advancement in a Chinese Medical facility learning about Eastern medicine while being a massage therapist. Due to his own physical ailments, Sean taught himself how to heal with little medical interventions because of his educational background. He is excited to bring all that he as learned to Balanced Health and share it with clients so that they can pursue a healthier life.
Jessica Toke joined Balanced Health in December of 2022. Jessica is a Licensed Massage Therapist originally from Indiana but has traveled the world. Her real-life experiences and compassion for people is what makes her a phenomenal massage therapist. For years she knew becoming a massage therapist was in her future, but it was all about timing. Jessica is excited to finally be living her dream!
Balanced Health is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend them!
The entire staff is very compassionate and genuinely cares about their patients. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and have a positive healthy experience with every visit.
I started taking my husband on a regular basis to Kate Dyke, for CST several years ago and the results have been miraculous! I also see Kate for CST and massage. Words cannot describe how much we love and appreciate her knowledge, understanding and heart of gold for all she does for us and consider her our family!
If you have not had the opportunity to experience what Kate, Teresa and Sean can do for you consider making an appointment soon! Margaret J.
Love coming to Balanced Health for my massages! The environment is great, everyone is so inviting and friendly! Very professional services, 10/10 would recommend anyone to go to Balanced Health! Lauren M.
Balanced Health is amazing at handling the needs of children! My son goes monthly to help with his anxiety and I have seen a huge improvement since starting CST. I would highly suggest all parents give it a chance! You will not be disappointed! Amber D.
Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.
Bessel A. van der Kolk
"I started bringing my son to Balanced Health for his anxiety. He sees them once a month and it has been such a relief for him. He always says, "I can't wait to go to Balanced Health so they can get my yucky out!" We both love the environment and people at Balanced Health!" - 1 Year Client
"Balanced Health has been using CST to treat our 5-year-old's anxiety. They is so patient, even spending time "treating" our son's stuffed animals at the beginning of each session so that he feels more comfortable. We are so thankful for Balanced Health and all their hard work!" - 1 Year Client
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. This system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, therapists release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. CST is used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction such as migraines, chronic neck and back pain, colic, autism, brain injuries, Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, infantile disorders, learning disabilities, chronic fatigue, stress, Fibromyalgia, Connective-Tissue Disorders,
TMJ, neurovascular or immune disorders, and PTSD.
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem—such as a frozen shoulder. People tend to assume therapeutic massage means deep tissue massage, and that they will get a very strong massage. But this is not always the case. Deep tissue massage is great at breaking down scar tissue and getting your blood circulating, but it may not be what you need on a particular day. A good therapist will apply the specific techniques and the right amount of pressure to address your need, and sometimes that’s a lighter touch.
REIKI ENERGY THERAPY
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.
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing
or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to
the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. Cupping is a practice used in traditional medicine in several parts of the world, including China and the Middle East. It involves creating suction on the skin using a glass, ceramic, bamboo, or plastic cup.
CST for CHILDREN
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a wonderful stress-buster for children. Early infant sessions may stimulate the developing nervous system, brain, and memory with positive touch. CST promotes a sense of comfort in your baby and makes her less prone to colic. School age children have shown better performance on tests of their intellectual and manual skills after a 15-minute session of CST. They also may prove to slept better during naps, be less likely to be overactive, and had better behavior ratings. For teens struggling with the growing pains of adolescence, CST helps relieve anxiety by producing a state of relaxation. CranioSacral Therapy has proven equally effective for psychological and behavioral problems. Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibited less hyperactivity and more on-task behavior, and generally were happier with regular treatments.