Allow us to UPLIFT you

Welcome to UPLIFT—an immersive self-care experience at The Lyceum! Explore acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care, psychotherapy, art, nutrition counseling, and esthetics—all in one place. Discover balance, relaxation, and rejuvenation. We look forward to seeing you for a day of holistic well-being!

In a month that promotes showing our love to others, we wanted to put on an event to help you show love to yourself. We are all women-owned businesses that specialize in mind & body care.Join us in learning and experiencing some self-care options you can add to your regular routine. We will be giving away some free goodies, food, and drinks while offering discounted prices to try acupuncture, massage, brow tinting, or get a piercing!

Monarchy Threads

Jessica Forbes is the owner of Monarchy Threads. Crochet is a passion of hers passed down to her by her mother. She loves making crochet items but also jewelry and accessories. website:

Pinney Davenport Nutrition

Pinney Davenport Nutrition offers individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy with the most experienced team of HAES-informed eating disorders registered dietitians in the DMV. We believe that a full recovery from any eating disorder is possible. Our expertise also includes family feeding, sports nutrition, and intuitive/mindful eating. We offer virtual appointments, and in-person appointments in Old Town, McLean, Georgetown, and Spring Valley. website:

The Garden Wellness Center

Deanna has been helping her clients through their wellness journeys for just over 5 years in Old Town Alexandria. She started this practice to enhance and grow the wellbeing of all of her clientele, focusing on not just offering a service but also providing consultation and suggestions to continue improvement even when the client isn't on the table

Three Treasures Wellness

Grace holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and maintains acupuncture licensure in VA, DC, and MD. Grace's philosophy of healing is that all people are whole and complete, and treatment should aim to remind them, body mind and spirit, of this truth. Grace uses acupuncture and bodywork to help you learn to listen to the messages of your symptoms as teachers, requests, and invitations into a sense of wellbeing, health, and optimal functioning. website:

Creative Chaos Body Care

Molly, owner of Creative Chaos Body Care, has been piercing for 13 years. Molly specializes in ear curations. Ear curations are all about selectively styling the piercings & jewelry to fit your anatomy, lifestyle, and personality; the possibilities are endless. It is so important to help people see themselves how they want and deserve to be seen, and sometimes even one new piercing or fresh wax can help them better take care of the person they are inside—self-expression and self care aren’t selfish! website:

One Whit Artistry

One Whit Artistry is Elizabeth Cestrone, a licensed Esthetician and Cosmetologist with 15+ years of experience in the beauty and self-care industry. Elizabeth loves connecting with all manner of people, and specializes in Eyebrow Shaping and Tinting services, as well as Skincare Consultation and Makeup Lessons. website:

Peak Chiropractic

Dr. Sarah Evans is a chiropractor and owner of Peak Chiropractic in Old Town Alexandria. She specializes in wellness care and women’s health, including pregnancy and postpartum, but also has advanced training in sports medicine. Her primary goal is to help patients feel better as quickly as possible, and give them the tools and education they need to maintain their progress outside of the office. website:

Coastal Collaborative Care

Coastal Collaborative Care is a group practice of licensed mental health therapists (psychotherapists). Each therapist at Coastal Collaborative Care specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, trauma, anxiety disorders, and depressive disorders. Every therapist has eating disorder higher-level-of-care work experience, which means they understand the complexities, urgency, and compassion that is needed when treating someone with serious eating disorder symptoms. They are all LGBTQ+ affirming, trauma-informed, and neurodiversity affirming, and they use a Health at Every Size, fat-positive, and anti-diet framework. They all provide a safe space for BIPOC individuals and anyone with any, or no, religious affiliation. They use therapeutic modalities like CBT, DBT, ACT, ERP, EMDR, and IFS. website:

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the event?
General admission is free. Depending on what service you want to try out, the prices vary.
How much are the services that will be offered?
10 minute chair massage will be offered for $15
15 minute ear acupuncture will be offered at $30 and ear magnets at $15Eyebrow tinting will be offered at $30Piercing will be offered at $100 for both ear lobes, $65 for a single ear lobe. cartilage /helix/mid, Rook, conch, flat, daith, tragus, snug, forward helix, nose, septum, belly, & eyebrow $100 each. All implant grade titanium jewelry included.Will anything be free?
Besides general admission, a couple providers will be giving out free items as well. Coastal Collaborative Care will be giving out a free baggy of coping skills, Peak Chiropractic will be giving out a free trigger point tool, and Pinney Davenport Nutrition will be giving out free Health at Every Size (HAES) items as well.
Will there be food and drink?
There will be free food and drink for attendees.
How do I sign up for these different services?
At the event each provider will have their own table. Each provider will have a sign up sheet at their table. It will be first come first serve. Your name will be called when it is your turn for that specific service you signed up for.
Liability Waiver:I/we hereby understand and acknowledge that attending this event may expose me to inherent risks, including accidents, injury, and illness, among other risks.I/we assume all risk of illness and injury associated with participation including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, exposure to illnesses, lost items, the effects of the weather, and all other such risks being known and appreciated by me.After having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of acceptance of my participation at the event, I agree, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, to hold harmless, waive and release the parties coordinating and hosting the event from any responsibility, liabilities, losses, damages, demands, or claims of any kind arising out of my participation in the event.