~~ Regeneration Springs ~~

A healing massage studio in Abita Springs, Louisiana, opened in May, 2006, by Donna Caire, a licensed massage therapist certified in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. "I use my extended training in Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, visceral manipulation, chi nei tsang, craniosacral, diet and herbal remedies and integrate this knowledge into comprehensive massage sessions."


Universal Healing , One WOMB at a Time

VISITING HERBALIST - Phyllis Light in September

Saturday, September 27 10am - 5pm 

Thyroid/Adrenal Connection, 10 am - noon

Adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. How do you tell the difference? About 70% of people taking thyroid replacement medicines continue to complain of symptoms. Those who were diagnosed as hypothyroid after a traumatic and stressful event such as pregnancy, accident, infection or an emotional trauma may also have adrenal fatigue. It is not unusual to have presenting symptoms of both low adrenal and low thyroid functions at the same time.

In this class, Phyllis will discuss the difference and similarities between hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue and how symptoms of each may mimic the other. She will also discuss how the functioning of one gland influences the functioning of the other and the effect of each gland on other glands in the endocrine system. This class also includes a discussion of adaptogens and their role in returning the body to health.


The Chemicals Between Us: Neurotransmitter, 1:30 - 5:00

Meet the chemicals that make you happy: dopamine, endorphins, oxytocin, and serotonin. These are the chemicals between us, the ones that help us be happy, interact with our community, and bond with our loved ones. She will talk about what stimulates the production of each and how we can make more. She’ll also talk about how the brain wires itself and how to build new happy circuits.

Each neurotransmitter is made in certain situations from certain nutrients. This class will focus on foods and nutrients that support the healthy production and functioning of these chemicals. And these chemicals can also be encouraged to be released in certain situations, so she’ll talk about lifestyle influences on each. She will also discuss herbs that influence either production or uptake of them including St. John’s wort, American ginseng, gotu kola, black cohosh, wood betony, skullcap and passionflower.


Sunday, September 28 The Spirituality of Story 10 am - 5 pm

Each of us has a story. Actually, we all have many stories, and these are the stories that have shaped who we are and how we live our lives. And when we pass this earth, what we leave behind is our story. Most of these stories develop from events in our lives, some good and some traumatic. These stories create our personal identity. Some stories develop about us or around us. These stories create our personal myth. Regardless, all these stories influence how we see ourselves, how we view our world and how we find our place in it, and they also influence how others see us. And these stories, these very important stories, influence our health, wealth and happiness.

Join Phyllis for a day of discovering your healing stories, the stories that make you who and what you are. This is an interactive class of deep spiritual awareness. Our stories form the foundation of our personal belief systems that directly affect our health, wealth, and happiness. By understanding our stories, we can change them; they are still being written and the ending is mutable. No part of our story is written until it happens.

Future workshops include:


A Weekend Herb Walk and Herb Energetics withJim MacDonald and Darrell Martin (October 25 & 26). Jim McDonald ( will team up with Darrell Martin for a lovely weekend in the woods at Blue Boy Herbs (, Carriere, Mississippi, for an in-depth and sensual exploration of herbs: we will discover their energetics: through seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing and appreciating.

Email for more information. These workshops have been filling quickly so don't delay if you have interest.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”  Ben Franklin

Enjoy your time here!  It is a gift.


Donna Caire, LMT #3773, LAP#0164, NCBTMB Approved Provider #451903-12, Certified Arvigo Techniques of Abdominal TherapyTM therapist and Certified Self-Care Teacher