Keiron Anatu, LAc, AEMP
2118 Caton Way SW
Olympia WA 98502
Update- January 2023
Change seems to be in the air more than ever and after a decade at my previous office, I have moved! My new space is larger and brighter and less than 5 minutes from the former space. While the address has changed, most everything else will be familiar. There is a shared waiting area but often the door is locked so I will meet you as you arrive for your appointment. Since the pandemic and many with more flexible schedules, Saturdays are not as popular so I will be working 2 Saturdays a month instead of every one. If you need a Saturday time just let me know and we'll make it happen. I have been having some trouble with quite a bit of last minute rescheduling. While I realize "stuff happens" it is problematic when many people are doing it. I don't have enough time to get people in that are waiting and then am out time and money. If you can, please try to give me more than 24 hours notice. On my part, my new's years resolution is to get in a habit of texting people a couple of days before their appointment with reminders. I look forward to welcoming you to the new office, I think you will like it. I hear tell of a magical bright yellow gold finch who makes an occasional visit outside the big windows...
New patient: Intake, Assessment and Treatment: Hour and a half - $110
Subsequent Acupuncture Treatments: One hour- $80
Combination Acupuncture and Bodywork: Hour and a half-$110
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 $80 (can include Somassage, Tuina, Guasha and Cupping)
Hour and a half of Bodywork: $110
Soma Neuromuscular Integration
Soma sessions: Hour and a half to two hours- $125 per session.
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.
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-