The Downtown Healing Arts Center

The Downtown Healing Arts Center We are a collective of local alternative health practitioners from different backgrounds with a sha

The Downtown Healing Arts Center came from a vision of offering a space where multiple modalities of healing was given to the community. This vision landed on Mariza Dovis' lap after her initiation with Reiki 1 and 2 sparking a passion for creating safe environments for others to do their healing work. We are a collective of local alternative practitioners from varied backgrounds with a shared vis

ion for our role in service to our community. Our goal in sharing our gifts and passions for alternative healing is to empower one another and those we come in contact with to take their health and the health of their loved ones back into their own hands.

This is for the ones like me that once felt that home is some distant place in some unknown place. For an immigrant Fili...
11/15/2021

This is for the ones like me that once felt that home is some distant place in some unknown place. For an immigrant Filipino with her own stories that live in this body and the ancestral healing I am to do this lifetime, home was once a place I closed a door to inside of me and sometimes opened widely and everywhere was home. This door and its key has been one difficult to locate at times, lost in psyche to oppressions, wounds, and haze from whatever was being sold. Here is a bread crumb or nugget of gold for you and me to ReMember.
Currently I am bringing many resilient practices that used to happen alone to my practice where wholeness and integration happens. Place of Home within where I am never alone.

My soul says I came here for gold and it has always been within. As I journey many soul lives here and understand more o...
11/13/2021

My soul says I came here for gold and it has always been within. As I journey many soul lives here and understand more of the light speed travel I can do in this life time, I find this to being true from my center. Excavate.

Sometimes we need some course corrections from a victim place to an empowered place. Not only does the vibe shift, it al...
11/11/2021

Sometimes we need some course corrections from a victim place to an empowered place. Not only does the vibe shift, it also tethers you to abundance.

Pointing to the part in the shadow that tends to discount all your yesses to life. Connect the dots to all of them…somet...
11/10/2021

Pointing to the part in the shadow that tends to discount all your yesses to life. Connect the dots to all of them…sometimes life asks us to prune but never let go of the yes that has continued to keep you here one foot in front of the other, opening to beauty.

11/08/2021

Here’s an opportunity for us to have a conversation around holding space for our and . That has a vision for the way forward and a lot of the answers come from our DNA from that came before us that were closest to the earth and a knowing of how to be with and beyond. Together is possible. Let me know how you navigate the big mystery where is happening at the intersection of parenting and self healing. That includes and . Often it’s forgiveness for self in order to access compassion. The doorway in, to oneself where you aren’t being authentic within your life. Btw, children sniff that out with great precision. Hence the awakening to the fact we have so many of us walking around wounded. I do not share things I have not gone through. We each have a wound or wounds someone will relate to and be fed from the light that results in the scar from the wound. Somewhere along the way and most often times someone has already told you, you helped them by sharing your healing journey. This is the time.

10/24/2020

Gone Fishing

It’s been a great 50+ years of being a working entertainer, but I reached the difficult decision that touring and stage shows are no longer possible. I've cancelled the upcoming shows, and am not accepting offers for new ones. That’s the short version. For the longer version continue reading…

As a folksinger, I never really thought much about getting older. It seemed to me that I could just continue year after year, decade after decade, singing and playing as I had done for most of my life. As the years went by, it got more difficult to keep touring, but I did it, mostly because I’d been doing it my entire life. It was the life I knew and loved.

In 2016 on April 1st, April Fools Day, I got really dizzy in the parking lot of the hotel, and started seeing as though I were looking through a kaleidoscope. That evening the show went on as though nothing had happened. I had no idea I’d just encountered a mini stroke until weeks later, when I was told about it. It didn’t appear to affect my performance, or my state of being. I continued touring for the next 4 years.

Then, on Thanksgiving Day 2019 (of all freaking days) it happened again. This time I was on my way to The Church / The Guthrie Center to help out with our annual Thanksgiving Dinner that we hold every year. I had pulled over to fuel up and realized I couldn’t continue to drive safely, as everything was spinning around, sort of like the old days, but without the help of illegal substances. I was taken to the hospital, and was under evaluation, when I broke out. I had an important gig at Carnegie Hall in New York - The end of an annual series I’d been doing for decades and it was Sold Out. I had to be there. It was imperative.

The next morning I left the hospital, took the family and headed for New York. And what a show it was! We wrapped up 50 years with a terrific evening with the entire family on stage. I really enjoyed it.

The following day I flew to my home in Sebastian, FL just as I had done for years, this time with the history of Carnegie Hall behind me. My girlfriend, Marti picked me up at the airport, and we settled into the routine of being on the river I loved. Two nights after arriving home, I awoke in the morning and was lurching from sIde to side. I knew something was wrong, and went to keep a doctors appointment we’d previously set up. The doc said “You need to go to the hospital - Now.”

So, Marti took me to the hospital nearby in Vero Beach. They kept me there for 3 days, running tests of all kinds, and essentially informed me that I’d suffered a stroke. This time was more serious, as I’d lost some ability to walk, and I wondered if if would be able to play music. I spent about a week in a rehab center to re-learn the basics, like walking. I went home after that, and began a regimen of playing guitar, walking… All the things I would need to continue touring and performing. During the entire time, Marti kept the family and close friends advised as to my progress, and took really great care of me. I needed all the help I could get. And she was there to see it done right.

By the the time our first shows began in 2020, I was at about at 80% and felt like I was improving. Then the pandemic hit. All the shows we had planned for 2020 were at first, postponed, then rescheduled and finally cancelled. My hopes for a gradual recovery onstage came to an abrupt end.

Meanwhile, I’d decided back in 2018 to move from the home in Florida. And just as I’d returned from our last gig in Tennessee, a buyer appeared, and we had a deal on the table to sell The CrabHouse. I wasn’t in any shape to go through the intricacies of selling a guitar pick, let alone a home with 30 years of stuff we’d collected. Marti ended up doing it all. She finalized the deal, and dealt with the stuff that either had to be sold, moved or thrown out. It was quite a lot. But, through garage sales, online markets, movers and friends, she’d pretty much emptied the CrabHouse of everything, and we moved into her place about a mile away.

We were there for a few weeks, before it was safe enough to return to The Farm in Massachusetts. That was in June 2020. Since then we’ve been holed up at The Farm trying to keep out of harms way, and also trying to provide some online entertainment for our friends who were, and continue to be, holed up wherever they are. My band and crew arranged a few short gigs that were filmed at The Church, but when I saw the play-back in the editing room I realized that it was not up to the standards I expected of myself, let alone the expectations that our friends and fans had come to enjoy.

A folksinger’s shelf life may be a lot longer than a dancer or an athlete, but at some point, unless you’re incredibly fortunate or just plain whacko (either one or both) it’s time to hang up the “Gone Fishing” sign. Going from town to town and doing stage shows, remaining on the road is no longer an option.

I don’t remember answering the question on the other side of that piece of paper when I was asked “Kid! Have you rehabilitated yourself?” But, the short answer is now clearly, “No!” In fact, I hope to be a thorn in the side of a new administration pretty soon. Tom Paine once wrote “To argue with a man who has renounced the use … of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead….” In other words, you cannot and should not argue with people who don’t care, or hold the caring of others in contempt. A healthy suspicion of authority, left, right or center has been the hallmark of my career since the beginning, and I will continue to poke fun at cultural, political, or personal absurdities as I see it. I’m actually looking forward to it.

I’m happy, healthy and good to go, even if I’m not going anywhere. I’ve taken back 6-9 months that I used to spend on the road, and enjoying myself with Marti, my family and friends. In short - Gone Fishing.

03/23/2020

If any clients can purchase ahead of sessions you were looking to have with one of our practitioners. Be in touch with them and send them $. It will help keep us afloat for the next months!

12/16/2019

Earth and Sky Awakening is now offering their services in our beautiful updated space. Check out their offering as well as our other practitioners on the website.

Kaytea will be at Red Wing Roots Music Festival offering therapeutic massage, as well as a selection of organic essentia...
07/12/2017

Kaytea will be at Red Wing Roots Music Festival offering therapeutic massage, as well as a selection of organic essential oils, art and must hsbe festival wear! Make sure you go visit her and the other amazing bodyworkers and artists in the Healing Arts Tent!

This painting and a few others will also be available at my booth this weekend at Red Wing Roots Music Festival located in the Healing Arts Tent just past the bathhouses! Come see me for some massage, flowery festival wear, art and organic essential oils!

Check out what's new with The Downtown Healing Arts Center and Healing Quietude Massage Therapy. ♡♡♡
06/01/2017

Check out what's new with The Downtown Healing Arts Center and Healing Quietude Massage Therapy. ♡♡♡

Kaytea's Update:
08/07/2016

Kaytea's Update:

THE UPDATE!!!

My valued friends and clients,

It is so hard to believe that Aria is 6 months old already!! She is such a vibrant, energetic and happy little girl! As some of you are aware I have been slowly but steadily taking back on my practice in both my Home Office in Luray and to a lesser extent my Harrisonburg Office in The Downtown Healing Arts Center. My intentions of returning by April turned out to be hubris when I came to find myself not only a new mother with all the duties that entails but also in need of a much more extensive physical recovery than I could have anticipated with birth related injuries that I am still currently in Physical Therapy working to recover from.

As you know I am huge proponent of self-care and now it is time for me to practice what I preach.
For the remainder of 2016 I will continue to recover physically and grow in my new role as a mother and primary caregiver. My intentions with my practice are to continue to slowly take on more, week by week until I am working again close to the same capacity I was before. Aria will not be in day-care so we are working out arrangements for that as we feel out what works for her and for myself.

Currently I have availability weekly at my Home Office in Luray at 5:30pm or 6pm 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). These slots are easier to obtain on short notice or in advance and I encourage even my Harrisonburg clients to see me here for the next few months if your schedule allows. I will also be taking some weekend appointments at my Home Office when the opportunity arrises. Harrisonburg Hours are currently very limited but will expand as Aria gets older and as my state also improves. As of now I have hours 2 Fridays a month at The Downtown Healing Arts Center and am limited to 2 hours of work (this means a 90 minute session and a shorter session, or 2 hour long sessions).

I could not be more grateful for your continued support through my postpartum recovery, and while it is taking some time to fulfill packages purchased previous to Aria’s birth I have every intention of doing so. I have encountered nothing but understanding and love in this extended return and I feel truly blessed to have you all in my village. With the intention of focusing my energy on those of you who have stood by us through this transition I will NOT BE TAKING ANY NEW CLIENTS UNTIL AFTER ALL PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED PACKAGES AND GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE FULFILLED. This will hopefully enable me to have space in my schedule to accommodate those of you who also have restricted schedules!

If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your next appointment please private message me, email me ([email protected]) or text (540-246-8030) me and we will get you set up at our soonest mutual opportunity.

I am feeling so full and blessed these days and you are in large part a contributor to that. Thank you a thousand times, and so much love and light to you.

Kaytea Thompson CMT

Welcome, Aria!!!
02/17/2016

Welcome, Aria!!!

Kaytea Thompson has big things coming! See you in 2016 Kaytea!!
12/27/2015

Kaytea Thompson has big things coming! See you in 2016 Kaytea!!

Feeling so inspired and happy this Friday. I've got gorgeous weather,  awesome clients at the space,  lunch planned with...
09/11/2015

Feeling so inspired and happy this Friday. I've got gorgeous weather, awesome clients at the space, lunch planned with a dear friend and a chair massage event at Pheasant Run this afternoon from 3-5. Come see me!!

I love the smell of clean sheets,  sage and choosing the essential oils for the day.  Taking this shared space from blan...
08/26/2015

I love the smell of clean sheets, sage and choosing the essential oils for the day. Taking this shared space from blank slate to on my work days is the perfect way to ground myself before your sessions.

Kaytea has a few sessions available next week!
08/05/2015

Kaytea has a few sessions available next week!

Hiking and Biking your summer away? Make sure you leave time for a massage! I have been implementing cool-stone therapy into my sessions the past few weeks, to rave reviews. Come cool off and relax!

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07/07/2015

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I have an opening in Harrisonburg tomorrow (Wednesday), and 2 in Luray on Thursday!! Claim an hour massage today before 3pm and get a 10 minute reflexology add-on free!!

Opening the space for another's desire to be centered, balanced and at peace. On all levels through the work and touch o...
07/01/2015

Opening the space for another's desire to be centered, balanced and at peace. On all levels through the work and touch of massage and body works.

www.bijalove.comGifting $15 Gift Certificates to those who are buying massages and gift certificates for the Mamas and G...
05/08/2015
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www.bijalove.com
Gifting $15 Gift Certificates to those who are buying massages and gift certificates for the Mamas and GrandMamas and all Mamas that mother beyond their birth children...to the animals and plants and beyond. With love. Mariza

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Welcome to our Newest Practitioner of the Emotional Freedom Technique, Sandy Warner at www.healingontap.com Check her ou...
05/08/2015
Healingontap

Welcome to our Newest Practitioner of the Emotional Freedom Technique, Sandy Warner at www.healingontap.com
Check her out and schedule an appt with her. EFT is an important compliment to breaking patters of fear and self sabotage. I love how the center is growing! The vision is fruiting.

EFT, Tapping, Emotional Freedom Technique, Emotional Healing

Kaytea of Healing Quietude at The Downtown Healing Arts Center has openings tomorrow! Call or text her to book!
03/29/2015

Kaytea of Healing Quietude at The Downtown Healing Arts Center has openings tomorrow! Call or text her to book!

Timeline photos
08/12/2014

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08/11/2014

Timeline photos

This chica is pretty busy these days!
07/31/2014
kayteacmt

This chica is pretty busy these days!

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07/30/2014

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Photos from Healing Quietude Massage Therapy's post
07/24/2014

Photos from Healing Quietude Massage Therapy's post

07/21/2014

Kaytea has a great deal going this week!!!

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