New Healing Arts Center Haven For Healing Arts Practitioners & Students

Cedar Ridge Center Yoga Studio

New Healing Arts Center Haven For Healing Arts Practitioners & Students

CEDAR RIDGE, CA, April 27, 2017 – Cedar Ridge Center announces its new healing arts center conveniently located only two miles from Downtown Grass Valley at 12719 Colfax Hwy., Cedar Ridge, CA (in the same building as Cedar Ridge Salon).

With a focus on affordability, Cedar Ridge Center, which opened its doors in January of this year, has become very popular with instructors and practitioners in Nevada County. Low room rental fees allows teachers to build a career in the healing arts by maximizing earning potential. Students benefit from lower class rates, opening the door to people new to healing arts classes and students interested in taking more than one type of class.

“What I love about Cedar Ridge Center is that it has very affordable rates for instructors which allows us to have reasonably low class fees. My students remark that the energy at Cedar Ridge Center is calm, inviting and comfortable. I agree. Making rates affordable means more people can experience more diverse classes and more often.” – Jill Collard, Flow Yoga Instructor

Cedar Ridge Center is the brain child of Michella Lockwood, owner of popular Cedar Ridge Salon. Lockwood’s experience in the beauty industry and her interest in Chinese medicine, aromatherapy and the healing arts as a whole fueled her desire to some day open an affordable center. When the other half of the building her salon is located in became available late last year, she began preparing to open Cedar Ridge Center. Cost-effectiveness was important to Lockwood as she wanted to encourage practitioners and students alike to make the healing arts a part of their life without having to worry about money.

There is no membership fee to take classes. Students simply sign up directly with the instructor for the classes they want to take. At 675 square feet and ample parking, the center is available to rent for corporate meetings, photo sessions, speaking engagements, workshops and small performances. Included in rentals are a Bose music system, adjustable lighting, restrooms, Wi-Fi, chairs and utilities.

“I realized that what I needed in MY life was yoga, meditation and a connection to spirit to ground me. That is when the idea for Cedar Ridge Center was born. I really wanted to make it cost-effective, allowing healing arts practitioners to maximize earning potential which makes it more economical for students as well.” – Michella Lockwood, Owner/Founder of Cedar Ridge Center

Cedar Ridge Center is home to a unique mix of healing arts classes, workshops, educational training and retreats. Classes include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Pilates, Fitness and more. The calendar of events for May feature Gentle Yoga, Flow Yoga, Rollaway Pilates, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Hatha Yoga and Prenatal Massage Specialist Training.

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Introducing OLAPLEX at Cedar Ridge Salon


It’s a New Salon Service

Olaplex-3BottlesGo Blonder. Push the envelope further without compromising the integrity of hair. From the photo shoot to the salon chair, colorists are set free from the fear of damaged hair.

You can use Olaplex as a tool or a new service. The choice is yours. As a tool, use the Olaplex Bond Multiplier No.1 adding it to lightener or color and finish by applying Bond Perfector No.2 after color is rinsed from the hair to dramatically reduce breakage with every color service.

Optimize Olaplex by offering it as a new salon service.Include the professional Hair Perfector No.3 Take Home for your client to use once a week to strengthen hair further or to use as a pre-treatment to a future chemical service. Hair Perfector No.3 Take Home has amazing additional benefits reported by hundreds of clients.

What is this stuff…OLAPLEX?

The ORIGINAL chemistry that multiplies, bonds and cross-links broken bonds. There can only be one!

We started by finding two of the world’s leading PHD’s in Materials and Chemistry that had never worked on hair products before, Dr. Eric Pressly and Dr. Craig Hawker. With this fresh outlook, this dream team invented a single ingredient chemistry, that is free of silicone or oils, that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. It may all sound like the same old mumbo jumbo, but check out what top colorists are saying about Olaplex all over social media. As they say, the proof is in the pudding.

Call Cedar Ridge Salon today to get your very own OLAPLEX treatment and save your color!

(530) 272-2557


Cedar Ridge Salon Expands, Offers New Services

From the August 21, 2014 edition of The Union Newspaper:

By Ivan Natividad, The Union

Inside-New-ExpansionCedar Ridge Salon, a Grass Valley business located on the 12000 block of Colfax Highway, recently expanded their facility to a 1,200-square-foot space, adding two new hair stylists, and a masseuse.

“We were kind of growing out of our space,” salon owner Michella Lockwood said. “Customers love it, they all say it’s very calming, and it has a really nice open feel to it. Each employee has their own space and it is really private, our clients are very happy about it.”

Lockwood said she expanded the salon in May after another business moved out of a nearby storefront, allowing the salon to double the amount of space they previously had.

Originally from Chico, Lockwood moved to Nevada County in 1994, and bought the salon in December 2010 after working for years as a hair stylist.

“I came up here and fell in love with this little Cedar Ridge area,” Lockwood said. “It’s a really cute quaint area, great parking kind of sets us apart, no traffic, it’s just a sweet little community.”

Lockwood said the salon has been open since 1978, and has grown in business over the years providing styling, barber cuts, and hair and nail coloring and treatment. The salon also began offering straight razor hair cuts, and hot lather razor shaves by barber Glenda Nasralla.

“That was something that was missing in our community,” Lockwood said.

“We had to expand and gave her a little antique barber room and she loves it, the guys love it. She’s really good at it.”

Nasralla has been working in the salon for two years and says her customers love the new services they provide.

“It’s a nice area and we’re in a nice location, a well-traveled road,” Nasralla said. “It’s a great environment to work in, since the expansion its been really nice with the people that have been added.”

Mary Fox is the salon’s new massage therapist and started providing massages for customers in June. Fox has close to 20 years of experience, working in areas such as the Sierra Hot Springs, Tahoe City, and Mexico. Fox works out of her own treatment room, and offers anywhere from a half-hour foot massage, to an hour and a half full-body.

“I’ve developed my own style, I like to relax people,” Fox said. “But I also like to work out their kinks. So I can give both a heavy massage or light, I have a pretty wide variety of things I can do. But I basically do Swedish deep tissue.”

Another addition to the Cedar Ridge Salon team is Renee Allen, the former owner of Atelier Salon and Spa in Grass Valley. Allen says she recently closed down her own salon to focus on her clients, and doing hair as opposed to running a business.

“It’s been fabulous, very liberating,” Allen said. “Clients absolutely love the new environment and the energy from the new salon, and are very happy as well with the change.”

Kellie Monroe also started in June as a new hair stylist at the salon, specializing in color and designer haircuts. Monroe has more than 20 years of experience as a stylist and says enjoys her new coworkers.

“That’s what makes part of my job so fun, is just staying current and up to date with it,” Monroe said. “Everybody is so friendly and just the knowledge and experience everybody has is kind of awesome to walk into, because we kind of play off each other and it’s an accumulative of years of experience.”

While Lockwood says she expects it to be a little slow for her business after the expansion, she hopes word of mouth will spread.

“We have really experienced staff, excellent parking, we’re less than three miles from downtown Grass Valley, and we have reasonable priced services,” Lockwood said. “It’s a really cool neighborhood, we really make our clients feel like family.”

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The Many Benefits of a Professional Massage

When was the last time you had a massage?

Massage therapy has benefits that have stood the test of time. People are constantly searching for new ways to slow down and relieve the stress of today’s busy schedules and demanding careers. The advantages of receiving regular massages go beyond a luxurious relaxation treatment; regular massages help boost your health and wellness.

Here are just a few of the many benefits massage has to offer:

Stress Relief: It is found that 90% of disease is stress related. Massage can help increase blood circulation, allowing more oxygen and nutrients it reach your body’s tissues. Which can lead to lower heart rates, blood pressure and overall health? It also helps reduce stress and anxiety by relaxing the mind and body. It can create a feeling of wellbeing and higher self-esteem.

Postural Stress Relief: Most individuals are dealing from some sort of postural stress from long lengths of sitting. Desk workers most commonly experience this. It can show up as pain or weakness in the low back and hips.

Improved Sleep: Massage can encourage restful sleep and helps those who are unable to comfortably sleep. 

Immunity Boost: Regular massage may help to strengthen the immune system by stimulating the Lymphatic system, the defender of the immune system.

Skin Benefits: Massage improves blood circulation, increases cell nutrition and encourages cell regeneration. It also improves elasticity of the skin.

Save $10 Off Your First Massage!

Call Cedar Ridge today at (530) 272-2557 to book your first hour and a half massage and get an instant $10 discount!


Mary Fox, Professional Massage Therapist

Professional Massage Therapist

Mary Fox is offering both light and deep tissue style massage at the Cedar Ridge Salon. She has been practicing for eighteen years from beach side getaways in Mexico to luxury resorts in Tahoe, and one of her favorite places, Sierra Hot Springs. Mary has also taught yoga for ten years. She enjoys helping clients feel relaxed and rejuvenated.