"Susan supported me with preparing for knee replacement surgery. I've done so well that my physical therapist said that I am like a poster child. Everybody is so impressed with my progress including my surgeon." BT-nurse practitioner

“My head doesn’t ache anymore. I didn’t want to get up. It was very relaxing.” LR-retired teacher

“I feel wonderful. I don’t know when I’ve felt so relaxed. The back spasms have stopped. It’s amazing how such light touch can cause such extraordinary results. I always feel so much better after a session.”     SM-businessman

“We are vacationing and I wasn’t sure that I would be able to go kayaking today because of the neck pain and stiffness, but now I am feeling so much better that I am ready to go.” MJ-lawyer

“I felt so relaxed, like I was just floating. I feel like everything is just flowing better and more open.”     LS-nurse



Transitions and Transformations; Natural Awakenings Lowcountry Magazine - March 2016: Susan Popiel RN, BSN, CST

View article: Transitions and Transformations

Acupressure Eases Stress of Traveling; American Holistic Nurses Association Newsletter: Susan Popiel RN, BSN, CST and Cathy Miller MM, LBT, ABT

View article: Acupressure_for_Travel

Dearest Diary, The Awareness Journal; American Holistic Nurses Association Beginnings Magazine:   Susan Popiel RN, BSN, CST and Betsy Baker LicAc, M.Ac, Med

View article: Beginnings_Spring09



Craniosacral Therapy- www.upledger.com

Zero Balancing- www.zerobalancing.com

Clinical and Process Acupressure- www.soullightening.com


Acupressure for Self-Care: Seva Part 1 - $60

This 3 hr class presents an acupressure protocol, the Seva Stress Release, that can be used for self-care, addressing needs including general relaxation to extreme stress. Anyone can learn this simple yet effective way to help themselves. This workshop allows the participant to fully experience Seva through demonstration and hands-on practice. Participants learn a unique touch method, effective acupoints and how to use this protocol for self-care. Class participants learn about the healing and transforming power of acupressure, learn Chakra Tai Chi, and take home skills they can use for the rest of their life. CE units available for massage therapists and nurses. This is the initial foundation course in the Acupressure for Anyone series.

Seva Stress Release: Part 2 (For Others) - $60

The acupressure touch learned in Part 1 is reviewed, and students learn to give acupressure to others. The Seva Stress Release is demonstrated and practiced in two new ways: seated in chairs and lying comfortably on massage tables. After taking Seva Parts 1 & 2, students have enough information and skill to practice easily on themselves, as well as with family and friends.

Acupressure for Anyone Series (Total of 4 days) - $480

The Acupressure for Anyone program is a total of eight 3 hour classes with the introduction being the Seva Stress Release Part 1 & 2. The other classes include: Great Central Channel Alignment; Formulas for Balance and Harmony; Head and Neck Formulas; Back, Abdomen and Chest Formulas; Cold and Flu Formulas. For more information see www.soullightening.com

Women’s Health Protocol Class - $120

The Women’s Health Protocol Class is a full day course that focuses on health and wellbeing of women addressing the special needs of the female anatomy and physiology. This class is open to those who have taken Seva Parts 1 & 2.

Immune Lymph Booster Class - $120

The Immune Lymph Booster Class is a full day course that addresses symptomatic conditions including infections, impaired immune function, hyper- or hypo-energetic conditions, insomnia, lethargy, weakness, and spastic tension. It has also been known to help with chronic fatigue syndrome. This class is open to those who have taken Seva Parts 1 & 2.