Who We Are
Sanctuary – a healing center is a collaboration of healers, intuitives, bodyworkers and wellness consultants.
Located in a quiet corner of Lafayette, California, Sanctuary is easily accessible within the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our mission is to provide a safe environment within which you can re-establish balance in your life, and to support you in your quest to create the changes and healing you wish for yourself.
With, collectively, over 40 years of experience, we understand the challenges many people face as a result of pain, trauma, stress, emotional upheaval, depression and anxiety.
Within “Sanctuary” we offer:
- Intuitive Touch Healing
- Lucid Chi Massage & Bodywork
- Intuitive Readings
- Wellness Consultations
- Healing Packages
- Referral Services to Other Trusted Therapists and Healers
- Remote or Distance Healing
- Outcall Services
What Others Say
"I have been a client of Sue's and Intuitive Touch Healing for many, many years now. Receiving healings with Sue through life's transitions and challenges has not only been a tremendous support, but a powerful catalyst in my growth. I honestly can't imagine this journey without Sue's work with Intuitive Touch Healing and reading energy. Sue is exceptional at what she does, and I truly can't recommend working with her more. Coming to Sanctuary feels like a beautiful, sweet 'cocoon' - such a lovely space for healing and transformation!"- Leslie S.
"I have been a client of Renee Outlaw’s for over 5 years now. I am currently 52 years old, with a very physical job. I play on 3 softball teams and a hardball team. I wouldn’t be able to play any of these team sports, let alone maintain a physically demanding job if I wasn’t receiving this preventative care from Ms. Outlaw. I have referred many friends, family members and anyone I know who would benefit from her care. Thanks Renee!"- Mark O.
"3 years ago, my wife and I were referred to Renee by a friend. We are both working parents and very active. However, exercise and stretching weren't enough for our aching bodies. I also suffer from an autoimmune illness that has taken a toll on my body for over two decades. Prior to receiving our treatments, we thought massage was all about relieving pain or symptoms from sitting, driving or the effects of chronic illness and age etc. What we discovered through Renee's care, is that massage can truly heal your body and mind. We receive regular treatments, every couple of weeks, and we truly feel that Renee is totally invested in our family's health and wellbeing. She has also begun treating our children, who are busy and active teenagers. Renee is in a class of her own. She is professional and clairvoyant, and we recommend her to everyone. Thank you, Renee!"- Ryan K.
Sue is an amazing healer whose spiritual wisdom and insight has had an incredible impact on my life over the last 10 years. Her ability to ground the physical body and clear unwanted energy, always creates a profound positive shift within my energetic space. In working with Sue, I have experienced meaningful results in gaining a deeper understanding of my personal development areas and inner growth opportunities.- Leandra F.
*My afternoon at Sanctuary really picked me up – in more ways than I’d thought it might.* *It’s hard sometimes for me to ask for help (or even to know what might help me), so I was relieved that I didn’t have to make any effort when I visited for a healing with Sue Arlen.* *I found my time in this space very relaxing – with no expectations of anything I felt I had to do or feel – so I felt safe and cared for in a way, and I could talk openly.* *I came away feeling buoyed-up and hopeful, and more lastingly, of feeling that I could do more, or be more – like an obstacle had been shed, or taken away.* *Thanks. I look forward to seeing you next time!*- Susan T.
The Crimson Clover
To be , To live
When considering a logo for Sanctuary, we stumbled upon the Crimson Clover at an auspicious moment in time. Taking a closer look at this humble plant, we discovered it’s rich history and versatility as a healer for people, animals and the earth. The Crimson Clover aligned perfectly with our mission for Sanctuary – a healing center, and so it became our logo. Read on..
A common idiom is “to be (or to live) in clover”, meaning to live a carefree life of ease, comfort, health & prosperity, limitless creativeness.
It is said that the relationship between clover and humanity dates back to the time period of the ancient druids. They called it by the Celtic name of Seanrog, meaning “little clove”. To the Druids this was a symbol for being deeply rooted, to prosperity, to being and living in comfort in the flesh or body.
Many generations later, the word then evolved to Shamrock. The Celts used it for a number of purposes, like triangle healings, body nourishment and for trade.
In the present day, it is the most important winter crop to the Egyptians where it has been cultivated since ancient times. The middle ages and modern folklore have this three-leaved plant being associated with the Christian Holy Trinity. However, the association of plants with three leaves goes much further back into Pagan times. The ancient Greeks and Romans associated it with their triple Goddesses (the maiden, mother & crone) and the Celts considered it a sacred symbol of the Sun and body, spirit and soul communication.
The clover can be seen as a high vitality plant due to the high vegetable protein content, nutrients like magnesium, vitamin C, potassium, calcium and other important minerals and proteins.
Until the last 100 years, our ancient ancestors used it for a wide variety of botanical and medicinal uses such as making beer or wine; for antiseptic and pain relief; for treating bronchial and respiratory problems; skin disorders; in a variety of cancer treatments; for headaches, autoimmune disorders, sores, burns, fever and more. It is said to ward off negative energies, snakes and other unwanted pests.
The clover is mostly pollinated by bees making a brilliant clover honey for teas, treatment of allergies, endocrine imbalances and fertility. Due to the plant’s highly versatile properties and the way it effortlessly evolves with the earth, it is clear to see why our ancestors saw the plant as connecting the physical body and the subtle layers of the human construct.
The clover naturally clears out the over-powering weeds, making space for new growth and vegetation as well as adjusting and amending the atmospheric nitrogen.