Three neighborhood women with professional skills to help improve other people’s lives have joined forces to open the Delta Mind Body Center near Southside Park.
They will have an open house at the new location, 2014 10th St., on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a celebration and blessing ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m. All are welcome.
Planning for the new center began about three years ago, soon after Anne-Christin Trost became a massage therapist.
“It became so clear that all our passions complemented each other,”
“It became so clear that all our passions complemented each other,” said Madeleine Lohman, who is also a massage therapist, as well as a yoga instructor.
Anne-Christin’s wife, Cara Arndorfer, is a counseling psychologist. All three live on Portola Way.
For a time, Anne-Christin and Madeleine shared a massage space above Pangaea, at Third Avenue and Franklin Boulevard. There were two problems with the space — it was so small that only one of them could provide massages at any given time, and it was on the second floor, limiting clientele to those able to climb a flight of stairs.
Their new space, on 10th Street between T and U streets, offered a solution. The mid-century building is single-story and ADA-compliant. Anne-Christin and Madeleine each have their own massage rooms. The center also has an office where Cara can see patients.
Cara specializes in counseling people with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and issues of the LGBTQ community, such as transgender people in transition. She will be at the center one day a week while continuing her practice in Davis three days a week. Cara will conduct meditation classes at the center on Friday nights from 6 to 7 p.m.
In addition to the massage rooms and office, the center has a large open studio space for yoga and meditation classes. The space is available for rent when not in use.
Madeleine says they chose the 10th Street location because it was accessible to their existing clients in Curtis Park, who make up more than 70 percent of their business, but also close to Land Park and other neighborhoods.
The center opened its doors in November, and has been constantly adding contract professionals since then. Among them are psychologists Luana Coloma Cook and Sean Cook, who also live in Curtis Park. The Cooks have just started an eight-week course at the center on mindful self-compassion.
Everyone appreciates the extra space at the new center. “Before, I had limited hours because I was sharing an office with Madeleine,” Anne-Christin says. “Now, there’s other people beside me. We’re a team. It’s lovely.”