Offering Holistic Wellness and more: Getting to know Sharon Faw and Cathy Johnston of Heart & Sol Wellness

Hearts & Sol Wellness provides lots of options for residents looking for a help physically, spiritually and mentally.

Sometimes we need more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. And sometimes even the doctor can’t help with our problems. Hearts & Sol Wellness provides a cornucopia of options, when the usual routines don’t seem to help. Cathy Johnston, CLR, LMBT, co-owner of Hearts & Sol Wellness explains all the offerings that they provide. Located just over the bridge on Oak Island, you can feel the love when you walk through the door. Always friendly, never pushy and always giving is a great way to describe the community of Hearts & Sol Wellness. For more info, visit the center at 200 Country Club Drive, Suite B on Oak Island.
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Q: Can you describe exactly what kind of business Hearts & Sol Wellness is?
Hearts & Sol Wellness is a center designed to provide holistic based wellness modalities to our community. Along with massage therapy, we offer Chromotherapy (light therapy and Chakra balancing), LifeLine Technique and Reflexology. We also have The Crystal Web which is a retail store offering gemstones, crystals, and holistic essentials. Our other practitioners provide a variety of modalities to Hearts & Sol, such as Celestial Healing, Shamanic Illuminations, Reiki, and a weekly Acupuncture Clinic. Every Monday night, we gift the community with meditation at 6:15 pm and a fun and educational class at 7:00 pm. The speakers are different each week and bring a variety of information including a monthly Wellness Co-op.

Q: How did Hearts & Sol Wellness come to be?
Sharon Faw and I met in 2001 at Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy Massage Therapy School and when I moved to Oak Island in 2004, we talked about one day, opening a massage and wellness center. November 2013, that dream was realized when we opened Hearts & Sol Wellness. To share ourselves with our clients and to be able to connect and give back to our wonderful community is a blessing every day.

Q: Tell us about the staff and their education?
Sharon Faw is a Certified LifeLine Practitioner, a licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, a facilitator for Chromotherapy for Chakra stimulus, EFT (Tapping)

Cathy Johnston is a Nationally Certified and North Carolina Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She has been involved as a massage educator and recently became a Certified LifeLine Practitioner.

Chris Gordon is a Celestial Healing Therapist, a Healing Touch Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher, Ordained Spiritual Minister and Shaman

Amanda Joy is a Massage Therapist and Certified Herbalist, specializing in Cupping, Artisanal Apothecary Body Goods and heads up our Community Wellness Co-op.

Geri Karabin, HLB is an Energy Medicine Practitioner offering Illumination Healings, and is a Law of Attraction Specialist.

Debbie Reitmeyer is an Intuitive Reiki Practitioner, does Chakra Balancing, Guided Meditation Healing, and House Blessing/Clearing.

Toni Marie Clifton, MPH, specializes in the Enneagram Personality System and offers Individual and group sessions; she is also a Relaxation Therapist.

Paige Hall-Ferraro is a Metaphysical Teacher & Master, Spiritual Guide, Reiki Master Teacher, and Certified Holistic Life Coach. She also specializes in Crystal Healing, Elixirs & Grids, Light Channel, clearing Karmic Contracts.

Kristel Webb is the owner of The Crystal Web where you can find Gemstones & Crystals, Holistic Essentials.

Q: Give us some examples of how Hearts & Sol Wellness has helped people within our community?
Each Monday night we offer, as a gift to the community, meditation at 6:15, and a speaker at 7:00. These programs are in the form of an introduction class, educating everyone on many different topics. If there is an interest, we schedule a weekend or Saturday class to expand on the subject. We have offered an Introduction to the Enneagram classes, the Art and Science of Happiness, and our most recent, 3 week series, Trust Your Guidance. Of course the many modalities we offer at Hearts & Sol are geared toward wellness in all aspect of mind, body, and spirit.

Q:  Are there any misconceptions about Hearts & Sol Wellness that you would like to address?
No, when people come in to our space, they can feel the healing energy and the loving intention of our work.

A little fun …
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite book: You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
Favorite musician/band:Jason Mraz
Favorite place to travel:Key West
Favorite thing about Southport: The Waterfront and the Yacht Basin (and of course, the food)

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