Kind, practical, restorative self-care.
When you care for yourself, you care for your community.
Like our sacred breath, the Moon is always moving, always waxing or waning. Like our moods and thoughts and bodies, it is ever-changing. ‘Moonway’ is inspired by owner and therapist Elizabeth’s love for the moon and its dynamic, fluidic ways. Moonway Therapeutics’ logo embodies and blends moon phases- either a waxing gibbous (the phase just before the full moon), or a waning crescent (which appears just before a new moon)- with the mysterious and beautiful golden spiral, omnipresent in so much of nature. Each of these moons represents the completion of that waxing or waning phase before it breaks into the bountiful energy and the shifts that come with either a full or new moon.
At Moonway Therapeutics your bodywork treatment includes the use of an herbal massage oil (a handmade blend with herbs known to soothe calm the nervous system, also available for sale), heat via warm towels and a table heating pad, and essential oils. Second- and third- trimester pregnant women can count on maximum relaxation by lying on their bellies on a special cushion placed over the table, if appropriate. Also offered and sometimes integrated into massages are reflexology and shiatsu, increasing your options for relaxation and pain relief. Elizabeth takes very special care to give each client the nourishment that they need, by listening carefully to their goals for the session, by verbally communicating during the massage, and by intuitively listening to the body throughout the treatment. Whether it is deeper and specific techniques to resolve a specific issue, general relaxation, an hour-long foot massage, or a neck and head massage to treat a headache— expect to receive the kind of experience you need.
relax / breathe / reflect
The Moonway Therapeutics room features a 17-foot wide, 6-foot tall cosmic mural which was conceived of, designed and painted by Elizabeth. Moonway is located in the historic DeKoven Center, Racine’s first college, built in the early 1850s. It is situated directly across from Lake Michigan and rests on 11 acres of tended forest and gardens, complete with American Gothic-style buildings, a chapel, labyrinth and retreat center.
About the owner and therapist…
Elizabeth Emer is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Wisconsin, graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, and a 200-hour trained yoga teacher from the Himalayan Institute, where she spent a full year living in community, practicing meditation and teaching yoga. Passionate about self-transformation, Elizabeth has personally experienced the power of meditation, tender loving care for the self, and working with the cycles of nature and the moon and is honored to share this with others on their journeys, through Moonway Therapeutics.
An artist since childhood, Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and specializes in painting and mixed media artwork. Her murals can be seen at Emer Eye Care in Kenosha, Wisconsin; in collaboration with Kenosha Creative Space’s Uptown revitalization project; at DanDan restaurant in Milwaukee; and her artwork HERE.