2017-07-26 / News

Herb shop brings healing center back together


Tina Pirrone and Pam Sanders stand in one of Sage Moon Herb Shop’s new treatment rooms, built as part of the store’s newly-opened Healing Center in downtown Berkeley Springs. Tina Pirrone and Pam Sanders stand in one of Sage Moon Herb Shop’s new treatment rooms, built as part of the store’s newly-opened Healing Center in downtown Berkeley Springs. Sage Moon Herb Shop has opened a new healing center as part of their health offerings in downtown Berkeley Springs.

Owner Tina Pirrone said the center is a re-gathering of many practitioners who have worked together in the former Awakenings Health Center and other spots in Berkeley Springs. Several new healing arts practitioners have been added to the shop, located at 110 Congress Street.

Last Friday, July 21, Pirrone held an Open House for the center and shop, which stand alongside Warm Springs Run in a renovated former fire house and radio shop.

Customers and friends explored the teas and bulk herbs in the shop, along with clothing, body care items and decorative items with a common theme of healing and natural beauty.


Sage Moon Herb Shop and Healing Center, on Congress Street. Sage Moon Herb Shop and Healing Center, on Congress Street. Individual treatment rooms have been added in the eastern end of the shop to make room for a wide variety of services. Customers can contact individual practitioners separately or call Sage Moon to make an appointment for services.

Pirrone offers herbal classes and guidance on healthful cooking, and also does biodynamic craniosacral therapy. The therapy is a form of bodywork that “assists the body/mind/spirit to find balance and ease,” said Pirrone, saying it can help increase energy, relax the nervous system and offer pain relief, support immunity, improve mood and overall health.

Pam Sanders of Blue Dragonfly Energy Healing, is a Reiki practitioner, conducts energy healing and reads tarot.

Sanders said she also plans to set up a weekly meditation class on Sundays at the shop, and is considering leading a spiritual book club as well.

Sanders said a combined place for healing arts existed before at the Awakenings Center.

“That went up in smoke,” she said, referring to an April 2015 fire that destroyed the downtown storefront where both that center and Sage Moon operated.

Many of those displaced continued to talk of returning together in one place.

“When Gale and Gareth Foulds offered us the opportunity of renting their beautiful and newly renovated space at 110 Congress street, we felt that was the opening we had been hoping for. We could have Sage Moon Herb Shop and the Healing Center and be together once again,” Pirrone said.

“We’d like to be a teaching center as well,” said Sanders, of plans to offer classes and ongoing activities at the shop.

Evelyn Garcia will do integrative massage therapy and reflexology at Sage Moon. Andree Thrush has moved her optical services businesses to the shop, along with her vision therapy practice.

Dixie Mullineaux offers acupuncture and essential oils treatment on site as well. Mullineaux has been in private practice for 30 years, using acupuncture, gua sha, essential oils and relaxation techniques. She treats all ages and many symptoms, including back, neck, knee and other joint pain, headaches, anxiety, G.I. issues, and PMS.

Bobbie Rohn will treat clients with Cyma therapy – a sound therapy that uses acoustic technology to promote healing through meridians in the foot. Rohn also practices and teaches dousing for health – a method of determining health choices through body awareness.

Each of the practitioners have set up soothing and comfortable spaces for clients in the rear section of Sage Moon.

“We are all dedicated practitioners of the healing arts with many years of experience. Our deep desire is to share our knowledge and skills with those seeking more natural and alternative health practices,” Pirrone said.

Sage Moon is open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday by chance. The store can be reached at 304- 258-9228.

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