Keiron Anatu, LAc, EAMP
1800 Cooper Point Road SW
Olympia WA 98502
IKARIA will be re-opening on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020. Please take a look at the Services page for new info on appointments and protocol. On line booking is temporarily unavailable, please call or text. Looking forward to seeing you all again!
Covid 19 update
I will be re-opening on Wednesday June 24th, 2020. There will only be one practitioner in the office at a time which means all of us have reduced hours. For the time being my hours are Wednesdays 9-4, Fridays 2:30-8 and Saturdays 9-4. I will only be doing One Hour Acupuncture sessions and the cost will be $60 or One Hour Bodywork sessions at a cost of $70 because of increased overhead and reduced capacity. For now I am suspending full Soma sessions as well as the longer combination treatments. My hope is to add these services back in as pandemic protocol evolves. Both of us will be wearing masks, so please bring yours, if you forget or don't have one, I will give you a disposable one. The lobby is closed, so when you arrive for your appointment, text me from the parking lot, I will let you in and we can go straight to my room. I have a sink for hand washing and am also scheduling a half hour between appointments for disinfection and check out so there will be less exposure to others. Please feel free to call or text with questions or to schedule, on line booking is not available due to new scheduling requirements. I so appreciate your patience, flexibility and support!
New patient: Intake, Assessment and Treatment: Hour and a half - $75
Subsequent Acupuncture Treatments: One hour- $60
Phone consultation-no cost
Acupuncture can treat many types of conditions such as: pain, stress, fatigue, headaches, anxiety, depression, common colds, digestive issues, post surgical healing, and much more. If you have questions about acupuncture, please call. I am happy to talk to you.
One Hour of Bodywork $70 (can include Somassage, Tuina, Guasha and Cupping)
Soma Neuromuscular Integration
Soma sessions: Hour and a half to two hours- $125 per session. (Currently Unavailable)
Soma is a 10 session series of a type of deep tissue bodywork called Structural Integration. Each session works with releasing connective tissue (fascia) in specific ways to re-align the body and provide greater ease of movement, neural communication, circulation and respiration. Making the investment in and commitment to regular bodywork can have a profound impact on one's life. Please call for more information or to schedule Soma sessions.
Currently, I am offering a one hour bodywork session to replace the longer combination sessions and Soma Series sessions.
In most sessions I will include some somatic education in the form of movement or relaxation techniques or qi gong exercises. I am also available for either group or private tai chi classes.
Appointments, Payment and Policies
My schedule is by appointment. Hours are listed on the contact page and include Saturdays for your convenience. It's just me, no support staff, so when calling or texting for an appointment or inquiry, please allow 24 hours for a response, though usually I will try to respond ASAP. If it is your first appointment, please come 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork and allow an hour and a half for assessment and treatment. For acupuncture, loose clothing that can be pulled up to knees or elbows without compromising circulation is advisable. It is also a good idea to have something healthy to eat an hour or so before your treatment, no running in on empty!
Payment is due at time of service. I accept credit\debit cards, checks or cash. If you need to cancel an appointment, please give me 24 hours notice.
My goal as a practitioner is to be accessible, affordable and attentive. To that end, I strive to keep business administration simple and manageable so I do not have to hire support staff or spend countless hours myself with billing, marketing, or accounting. Thus, I can keep my fees reasonable and focus on quality of care.
If you are fortunate enough to have a great insurance policy with clear acupuncture benefits and low deductible and co-pay, I can provide you with an itemized statement that includes the coding and information the insurance company needs. I am an out-of-network provider, which means that you will pay at time of service and send this statement to your insurance provider, who will then reimburse you directly. Each policy is unique, so it is wise to speak with your insurance provider ahead of time to see what limits and conditions your policy may have.
Communication is important to me. I will do my best to translate Chinese Medicine and Somatic Theory into understandable language and metaphors. I welcome any questions or insights you may have as well.
I named Ikaria Acupuncture after a Greek island that is a "blue zone"; an area in which people live notably longer lives. It is theorized that folks live longer in blue zones because they are somewhat isolated from modern stresses. On the island they fish, grow their own food, gather fresh herbs, they walk everywhere and take naps, they live in community and help one another, they don't worry about time or worship money. Blue zones illustrate that; how we care for ourselves, our neighbors and our environment is important to our health and well being. While we don't live on a relatively isolated island, we can make choices that bring us a sense of simplicity, immunity and balance. For me, personally, acupuncture, bodywork and tai chi have had a very positive effect on my health. When I am able to move towards simplicity and presence in my life, my sense of well being is enhanced.
A Moveable Feast
Take your well-disciplined strengths and stretch them between two opposing poles. Because inside human beings is where God learns.
-Rainer Maria Rilke-