Informed by decades of working in the industry herself, Practicing Herbalist + Holistic Nutritionist, Darlene Starr, specializes in understanding the wellness needs and challenges of the music community. Career experience spanning many segments of the live and recorded music business has given her a firsthand understanding of the health challenges a rigorous and irregular schedule present and a high degree of familiarity with the acute and chronic issues that repeatedly arise. Protocols for wellness and self-care, practical within the realities of busy lives on and off the road, are developed in partnership with the client, meeting them where they are and how they live. As you are uniquely you, (mind, body, and soul), recommended protocols are always customized to support the whole YOU.
Do any of these sound or feel familiar? I can help.
- Digestive issues
- Sleep issues
- Mood or Emotional Imbalance
- Voice Fatigue or Loss
- Low Energy/Burn out
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Emotional, Mental, and Physical Exhaustion
- Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain
- Initial Intake and Wellness Consultation
All consultations are individualized, based on the foundational belief that no two people or bodies are the same. I believe in providing you with the highest level of comfortable, respectful and confidential care.
After the session, you will receive detailed written recommendations. You can expect to receive guidance on nourishing foods, herbs, and supplements, and lifestyle practices to support the shifts you wish to achieve. If indicated, a custom herbal blend will be created for you to also take with you, if we are meeting in person. Herbs are an additional charge.
90 minutes- Sliding scale $75- $125 (Read FAQ for sliding scale and payment options)
- Continuing Care Appointments & Coaching
It is recommended we have at least one follow-up appointment for acute issues. More are beneficial and typically needed for longstanding chronic issues. Discounts are available if purchasing multiple appointments in advance.
Up to 60 minutes- Sliding scale $30-$50*
- Per Diem Stretcher Tutorial
Learn to nourish yourself for vitality on a budget at home or on tour. This can be done as a stand alone service, or as a personalized service following a consult (to suit your customized recommendations).
$45 per hour. Group rates available.
Initial consults are 90 minutes. During which, we will go over your health history, talk about your nutritional habits, viewing the whole person from a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual place in order to get to the root of what is causing imbalances. Expect to have a customized plan when you leave. Depending on what is indicated, I may either custom formulate (see below), or suggest herbs or supplements from other reputable sources. You will want to expect to have at least (1) 30 min – 1hr follow up appointment depending on the complexity of the issue. For more complex or long-standing issues, you may want to consider prepaying a discounted block of consults.
Clients are currently seen one of these ways:
- Tuesdays in-person 1PM-6PM (with Covid protocols) at Earth Commons in East Austin.
- Outdoors on the three acres of Certified Wildlife Habitat at my home office in Manchaca (Far South Austin)
- Remotely via video conference.
From the information gained in consultation, we are able to create person-specific herbal teas, tinctures, and other formulas to support you. General purpose blends can also be found in our shop.