There are no words really for what happens in a session. A combination of sound and scents, tuning forks and healing oils, sacred music and Joann's sensitive hands, finding and melting muscle tension—ever present, ever sensitive to my process. I always get the sense that prayers for my healing on the deepest levels are being invoked and silently intoned throughout the session. Much more than a massage. She shares her gifts with love, gentleness, kindness and compassion. She is a blessing and a beam of light in my life as well as a strong and consistent support in my healing journey.
No. Conway, NH
"Retreating into the sanctity of Joann's massage room
is an extraordinary experience." — M. Rich
Presence Work Mind Body Communication
Maya Abdominal Massage & Therapies for reproductive and digestive health
Herbal Medicine Guidance
Outdoor Herbal Baths
Traditional Earth Ceremony
ShinrinYoku Trail Forest Bathing/ Nature Mindfulness
Therapeutic Healing Arts
Joann Vollmer LMT incorporates the wisdom of traditional healing therapies into her practice at Wise Way Wellness Center in Thornton, New Hampshire. The Center is nestled in a peaceful setting amidst medicinal herb gardens, a geodesic solar Grow Dome, a meditation trail and two retreat cabins.
"…the massage was such a soothing and restorative experience."
Joann and Rick were exceptionally warm and genuinely welcoming hosts. We loved the grounds, the Shinrin Yoku forest bathing trail, the organic gardens and the fantastically abundant geodesic dome where fresh muffins and coffee were served each morning. The Koi fish and the huge green frog in the water tank pond were so cool. I totally enjoyed the therapeutic massage option offered at the Wellness Center by Joann. It was worth every penny! She is a pro and the massage was such a soothing and restorative experience.
Diane — Oct 2017
On arrival to Joann and Rick’s cabin we were greeted by Joann and instantly felt welcome. Joann gave us a tour and showed us the ropes. It was extremely hot on the day we arrived so we took advantage of the private in-ground pool right outside the cabin. Joann and Rick were very pleasant and it was easy to have a great conversation with them. Everything was fabulous! My massage was just what I needed after hiking all day. Then to top it off with a detox bath outside, was out of this world! The next night I tried the honey and goats milk bath. Joann provided a honey mask for me to enjoy in the tub and some fresh flowers. It was perfect! The green house was definitely the coolest. There’s a huge tank/pool filled with fish, frogs, and plants. In the morning we ate muffins and sipped coffee while the frogs sang. The frogs can also be heard from the cabin. I feel Joann and Rick went above and beyond and would highly recommend to someone looking for some R and R amongst nature.
"…a detox bath outside
was out of this world."
Magical Place! My wife and I had the most wonderful experience at Joann and Rick's place. The cabin is small, but cozy for two people. It was the perfect spot for the two of us. The walking trail in their land is full of spiritual energy, that made us be awake. The dome was a perfect place for us to meditate. There we had the most delicious muffins that Joann and Rick brought us for breakfast early morning. Joann and Rick are wonderful hosts, they made us feel welcome and comfortable during our stay. The Massage was so powerfull that cleansed our bodies and our minds. Yes, we highly recommend -- such a Magical place. We will return soon. Thank you Joann and Rick for letting us be part of your Magical place, for bringing us the muffins in the morning. We will see you soon!
Nelson & Marlene
"The Massage was so powerful it cleansed our bodies and our minds."