Keiron Anatu, LAc, EAMP
1800 Cooper Point Road SW
Olympia WA 98502
Covid 19 update
April 2022... Apologies for not updating sooner! The general mask mandate may have ended in March of 22 but it is still in place for health care. We are now overlapping our schedules in the office and it is important for the safety of all to still wear your mask. The lobby is closed so either text me from your car to let you in or, most of the time I am waiting and will let you in, as our door is locked. Enhanced cleaning and the half hour between patients to accomplish this is still in place. I am now offering my full menu of services seen below. Note that prices have changed. My current hours are Tuesdays 11-3, Wednesdays 9-4, Fridays 9-4 and Saturdays 9-4. 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 - $90
Subsequent Acupuncture Treatments: One hour- $70
Combination Acupuncture and Bodywork: Hour and a half-$90
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-