Gate of Life Healing Arts


Keep things simple. And direct.

This is our guiding principle. Gate of Life Healing Arts are techniques and exercises created to help you achieve life balance. The serene setting of Cabot Shores provides the perfect surrounding to take a journey to inner peace.

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a form of gentle exercise that aids in the movement of human life energy, also called Qi. In applying these techniques, one employs the use of the human body’s meridians, which are the body’s channels through which Qi Energy flows. We offer complimentary Qi Gong sessions in the morning before breakfast that usually last 15-20 minutes and are open to anyone. Please let Barbara know that you are interested in attending one night ahead of time. (Check for location of session.)


Meditation is an ancient practice in which one learns to create more space in one’s mind by letting go of habitual thinking. In the gaps between thoughts a sense of awareness naturally develops that allows for a fuller and richer experience of one’s mind. These brief morning sessions consist of mindfulness and contemplation practice and are open to beginning as well as more advanced students. A great way to start the day! We offer complimentary meditation session in our cedar meditation house outdoors, as well as host indoor sessions throughout the winter. Please let Barbara know if you would like to join a session or have one on your own.


At Gate of Life, massage includes both Zero Balancing (passive stretching) and Acupressure (manual pressure on acupuncture points instead of use of needles). This process releases the healing force within your body to relieve pain, headaches, tension and more. Cost: $75-$90 (sessions range from 50-70 minutes)

Five Element Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient form of acupuncture that works by treating a person at the levels of body, mind, and heart or spirit. By placing very fine, sterile needles into points in different parts of the body, a person’s Qi, or life-force energy, is stimulated and encouraged to move in its proper fashion, and thereby encouraging the healing process. Conditions that respond well to acupuncture include: GI and circulatory disorders, headaches, women’s health issues, allergies, muscle & joint pain, stress-related illnesses, and many others.

Uncomfortable with the idea of needles? Acupressure – the use of manual pressure, instead of needles, on acupuncture points can achieve comparable results. Enjoy this relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Cost: $75-$90 per session (Sessions range from 50-70 minutes.)

Infrared Sauna and Ofuro Soaking Tub

The Infrared Sauna filters out UV radiation and only gives you the infrared, which raises your metabolism causing you to sweat out toxins. The higher body temperature helps lower blood pressure and increases blood circulation.

No matter what the weather is like, the Japanese Ofuro Soaking Tub lets you relax in warm water outside. Our Soaking Tubs are beautiful round wooden baths that can be heated with wood or propane.


Want to Know More?

Let us know what’s Your Healing Arts Wish List? Or give us a call at 902 929 2584 and ask for Barbara. Retreats and workshops are also available during all four seasons. If interested, please sign up on any page for our e-letter.

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