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Halcyon Spa, Salon and B&B celebrates 20 years in business in August. The team would like to thank all of their past, present and future customers for building them into a successful and successful small business since 2001.

Halcyon will hold an open house on Sunday, August 1 from 1-4 p.m. “We invite you to celebrate this milestone with us. We will have tea samples and door prizes,” says spa owner Kathy Kessler. Halcyon will also be hosting a 90-minute slow flow yoga practice at Noboleis Vineyard on Saturday, August 8 at 9:30 a.m., continuing the tradition of Barefoot yoga in the Vineyard.

Halcyon is located in the historic, renovated, circa 1924 Mill in downtown Augusta, MO. Halcyon offers health and wellness products and spa services, including massages, body treatments, facials, body wraps and sugar scrubs. The spa team is made up of five massage therapists, Amanda Brinker, Kara Marvel, Nicole Harvey, Melissa Hess and Jennifer Webb, and esthetician Aubree Kitchell.

A salon on the second level offers hair and nail services with stylists Stacy Keizer and Jill Forbes; and Pam Fleer’s nails. The lowest level includes a guest bedroom of over 400 square feet.

Owner Kathy Kessler and yoga instructor Mellisa Scaccia offer daily virtual yoga practices on Zoom. Additionally, Kessler has created a YouTube channel called Barefoot in America with simple, free 20-minute practices. The name was chosen as a spinoff of the Barefoot in the Vineyard series, which Kessler launched with Noboleis Vineyards and other local wineries six years ago.

Kessler was a full-time physical therapist when she started Halcyon Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork at home in 2001 after completing her massage therapy training. Brinker joined the team in 2004 and Marvel in 2005, along with a few other therapists. The clientele is growing and so is the team. In October 2010, Halcyon moved to its current location at 211 Jackson Street.

Kessler took her first Myofascial Release (MFR) seminar in 1997 and fell in love with the bodywork healing modality of MFR. As a child, Kessler saw his father struggle with many ailments, and Western medicine alone brought limited benefits to his health. She found that MFR helped heal some of her own old wounds.

In 2019, Kessler moved to Sedona, Arizona to take up a full-time position as a physical therapist at the Western Myofascial Release Treatment Center, run by John F. Barnes, the founder of MFR. “I knew my soul was called to explore and dive into more training, but Augusta is where my heart lives,” Kessler said when asked about the move. In Sedona, she primarily sees patients in an intensive program where clients receive 15 1/2 hours of MFR per week for at least 2 weeks. Kessler says, “It is profound to witness healing in the intensive program and to work side-by-side with expert-level MFR therapists with a team approach.

Kessler continues to live in Sedona and run the business remotely, checking in regularly with the Halcyon Spa team. She will be in Augusta for 3 and a half weeks this summer to celebrate 20 years of Halcyon Spa in her home town.

Kessler said the heart and soul of her professional career has been spa owner, massage therapist and yoga instructor, as well as the practice of myofascial release therapy. “Glad to be back in Augusta to see friends, family and clients for a short stay. I look forward to the future of Halcyon Spa and am forever grateful to the spa team for sharing the vision for the health, wellbeing and service of our guests,” she said.

For more information, call 636-228-4110, email: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or visit www.halcyonaugusta.com.

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