Compassion Central

Making EVERY Day a Day of Peace

Joan Marie has been in practice since 1990. She offers Meditative Massage, classes, Ceremony and a gallery for her original Artwork, prints and custom designs available for purchase. Joan honors the Divine Feminine through the Magdalene Archetype and has created a sacred space for meditation, movement, and the Breath of Peace. Cultivating Kindness is a compassionate tool for communication. Enter the Orchid is a sacred space for our Community. We offer many events, classes and teachings, including a home for Healing Hands Healing Hearts, Compassionate Capitol Region, and the Peace Pole Garden Project. Mirth to Earth offers Fine Art Photography by Lonnie Winston Jr, Graphic Design by Joan Marie and all forms of Printing, including Gallery Wraps, Metal Prints, vinyl hanging or retractable banners, business cards, window cling signs and so much more.

Meditative Massage

Our Body is the Temple . Our Breath is the Prayer . Our Heart is the Altar . Our Passion is the Power


A massage therapist in private practice since 1990, Joan has learned a myriad of modalities including SHEN PhysioEmotional Release Therapy, Thai, Infant and Hospice Massage. Her style has integrated into what she calls Meditative Massage, supporting our parasympathetic system, including aromatherapy and sound, offering pain relief and release along with relaxation and spiritual peace to people of all ages from infants to elders, pregnancy to hospice. Joan has created Enter the Orchid as a sacred space - a Fane (Temple) for Peace, for you to not just have a massage, but for you to have an experience of the sacred within you.  

CMTC Cert#20612

Are you ready to Enter the Orchid and
re-enter the Temple?

Do you remember what it was like to return to the Temples?

Are you weary?
Come, Rest in Peace and Commune.
You may choose between a 60 minute session for $100.00 or 90 minute session for $130.00. 

Half and Full Day Retreats available. 

5921 Stanley Avenue  Carmichael, CA 95608