Pure Wellness: Milwaukee Area Wellness For The Body, Mind & Soul

Located near the lovely Whitnall Park in Hales Corners, Pure Wellness provides you an experience which not only transforms your body, but your mind and spirit as well. Pure Wellness is a one-woman business run by Cathy Podd. Pure Wellness encompasses a broad range of wellness services and classes. Pure Wellness encompasses massage, reiki, clinical aromatherapy, wellness classes, and natural products.

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Hours of operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesdays during summer
  • All hours by appointment only

"Cathy has a gift for finding the muscles that need attention, and they are often not the muscles I think are the issue. I go in barely able to stand up straight and walk out feeling loose and flexible again. She's great!"

Betty, Milwaukee

"Cathy is very skilled in Reiki both as a practitioner and teacher. I have received Reiki from her and have taken Reiki Level One with her as the instructor. She is very relatable and goes out of her way to make you feel at ease and comfortable. She gets me to a level of relaxation and meditation that I have been unable to achieve by myself or through other methods. Highly recommend."

Shannon, Milwaukee

"Absolutely amazing. Worth every minute of the long drive to get there. We will definitely be back. Cathy is a master!"

Connie, Bayside

"A calm, relaxing environment for Reiki sessions. If you want a unique experience, this is the place to go. Cathy is always full of new insight and body healing techniques. Also, do not forget to try the essential oil body lotions.."

V., Franklin

"Because of Cathy, fibromyalgia no longer rules over me. She always knows exactly what I need and customizes my massage accordingly. Her touch is pure and knowledgable. I can't imagine going to anyone else! Thank you for giving me the power, energy, and stamina I need to do the things I love!"

Colleen, Milwaukee

"I willingly drive 700 miles for a massage from Cathy. She is so intuitive and not only brings technical knowledge to a session but a true desire to help people feel better and live a better life."

Sara, Atlanta, GA

"Thank you so much for giving my son such a therapeutic and relaxing massage experience. We are blessed to have found you!"

Amy - Mother of a Pediatric Client, Greendale

"Cathy's massage is a whole mind, body, and spirit experience. While working externally on identified tight areas, somehow internally my tensions and anxiety also release…and after a few minutes in her hands, my body becomes one with her massage table. It's more apparent as to how relaxed I am when she asks me to turn over and I can hardly move…wishing that there was a pancake turner that could do the job. Specifically, Cathy helped me through a shoulder injury and surgery this year. My doctor and physical therapist were amazed with how quickly I healed, resumed mobility, and have reduced scarring due to her help. They wrote to my insurance company saying that massage was a medical necessity! Consider Pure Wellness a part of your wellness plan and take time for the best care in her very kind, fun, and amazing ways".

Susan, Bay View

"I was transported into a different universe! Amazing!"

Stephanie, Bay View


From the Blog of Pure Wellness

On a frosty, crisp November morning 3 Pure Wellness reiki students, a reiki practitioner friend and I met at the Meta House of Milwaukee. We shuffled downstairs to the dining hall where aromas of waffles, bacon, and eggs swirled in the air around us.

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Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulous) leaves are steam distilled originating in Australia. This plant known to be a staple in Koala Bear’s diets is a popular medicinal one as well.

Benefits of Eucalyptus

  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-viral
  • Respiratory aid
  • Clears congestion
  • Mentally stimulating
  • May help with cold sores and shingles

Eucalyptus is best blended with Frankincense, Bergamot, Ravensara, Peppermint and other citruses.

As Pure Wellness has grown providing more Reiki and wellness classes, I found myself needing a specific space for those classes. I had seen this building 4 years ago when we were space hunting, but it seemed so out of reach at the time. Then my family and I moved into that area, not realizing that was that building. Then I went business space shopping at the beginning of the year and it popped up in the listings.

I am now in my own suite in a gorgeous Frank Lloyd Wright style building. That very building. Change is hard, but sometimes when you allow the winds to push you along, you end up in the right place for what you need.

Without getting into too many details, I will warn readers that this post may touch on a little personal. It’s different than the regular Pure Wellness post, but I promise not to get too scary…

Mental illness runs in my family. I have been immersed in it and with it my whole life. It’s not fun, but life is certainly never boring with it. It forces one into deep touch with all emotions of the human spectrum. It also brings out the creative. I’m not praising it, just pointing out what my experience has been with it.

I’ve dealt with both western and eastern medicine, trying to reign it in. Both have worked, and both have not.

Over the past 10 years, our family went through Autism diagnosis, divorce, death, and family break ups (all related but not related). Needless to say some major life events shook the ground.

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Whether or not you make resolutions, it’s become more important than ever to take care of yourself. Besides living a long life and being around for your loved ones (including children), don’t you want your long life to be as stress-free as possible? Many people are probably laughing at that last thought, but of all the things you can  control: How to relieve your body of unwanted stress.

Have you heard of 21st Century Stress? Yes, it’s a real thing. Whether we want to admit it or not, our lives are a constant buzzing around, checking emails, posting on facebook, tweeting this and texting that. We’ve actually somehow added to the day to day stress of just living, working, and even playing.

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Are you a Reiki I practitioner and are ready for the next step onto Reiki II?
Want to make a change in your holiday craziness? Join us for Usui Reiki II on "Black Friday" November 24th from 10am-4pm.
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Usui Reiki Level II

November 24, 2017, 10:00am - November 24, 2017, 4:00pm

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Usui Reiki Level II

November 24, 2017, 10:00am - November 24, 2017, 4:00pm

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This workshop is perfect for those who are drawn to the moon and interested in knowing more about the energies surrounding it! You will learn about moon folklore, the phases of the moon, the moons of the year and astrological info on the moon and what those can mean in your life and how to use them in self-care. We will also talk about and try out activities to connect to the moon, as well as corresponding herbs, oils and more. The evening will end with a guided moon meditation.
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It's Just a Phase! Moon Phases Workshop

July 27, 2018, 6:00pm - July 27, 2018, 8:00pm

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The Reiki Level I class gives you the ability for self-healing as well as giving reiki to friends and family and to volunteer in your community. You will receive the Usui Reiki I attunement), learn the history of reiki, how to integrate it into daily life, hand positions, cleansing and protecting, Experience guided meditation, Traditional Japanese Techniques and how to give a full reiki session on yourself and others. You will also learn an overview on the chakra system, grounding, cleansing, and meditation. Ongoing support with Cathy is available after all classes.

5-6 hours. $150/person

You will receive “The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui” by Frank Arjava Petter which will also be used in Reiki II if you decide to move forward. You will also receive a class manual that includes:
Reiki Past, Present & Future
How Reiki Heals and how to use it: self-treatments and on others
Western hand positions
Info on attunements
Meditations and Writing Prompts
Japanese Reiki Techniques
How to combine Western and Japanese Reiki
The different Reiki levels
Developing Your Reiki Practice and different settings
Reiki Training and Licensing, forms and more

Prerequisite: Having received 1 reiki treatment in the past.
Also available as a private class anytime on Pure Wellness schedule for $200.
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Usui Reiki Level I

July 15, 2018, 10:00am - July 15, 2018, 4:00pm

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Reiki Shares are for Pure Wellness students or those interested in becoming a reiki student. At our reiki shares, we practice cleansing and grounding exercises then give and receive Reiki either in groups or one on one. Some Reiki shares have special guests and activities. More information will be updated closer to the date.
$5 for non-Pure Wellness students
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Reiki Share

June 12, 2018, 6:00pm - June 12, 2018, 8:00pm

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