The Healing Evolution and Awareness Therapies (HEAT) Center is home to the offices of Emily Ball & Amanda Rayburg. Our goal is to support you wherever you are on your journey.

Quick Contact and Location info.


EMILY BALL, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher, Energy Class Facilitator, Ceremony Leader
Phone: 716-725-7184

AMANDA RAYBURG, Massage Therapist, Birth Doula, Arvigo Practitioner,  Infant Massage Educator
Phone: 716-604-7276

By appointment only.

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At the Healing Evolution and Awareness Therapies (HEAT) Center we provide a safe environment and excellent services,  encouraging our clients to evolve as individuals and strengthen their sense of self so they may participate fully in their life, take pride in their personal journey and relax into their unique healing experiences.

Feel free to leave a review or comment about your experience with Emily, Amanda or any of our workshops!

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Reviews from our Amazing Clients and Class Participants!

Emily is an amazing massage therapist! After receiving a massage from Emily, I feel so much better than when I arrived. She individualizes my massage to fit my needs and every massage is different based on what I am currently experiencing. Her hands are magic. Her passion shines through. I give her my highest recommendation. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
— Jessica Bedell, Educator, Counselor Buffalo, NY 2016
Since moving to Buffalo over 2 years ago, I had the remarkable luck to have happened upon Emily Ball, as a massage therapist. Brief context: while in Baltimore, where I moved to Buffalo from, I had sessions with 6 or 7 (at least) therapists before finding one who came close to being effective for me. Emily was the first therapist I tried in Buffalo, and it was apparent from day one that she was better than any lmt I’d previously worked with. I subscribe to massage therapy as an essential part of my health care. As a practitioner, I find Emily listens to what I describe, as physical issues, and at least as importantly “listens to my body” as she works. Emily’s deep tissue work, which I favor, IS deep, but intuitively she gets there in a deliberate fashion so that my body is able to accept, rather than resist, what it is she’s doing. Various physical issue that I’ve brought to her have been effectively dealt with and eventually resolved. Clearly I can’t say enough good about what her work has done for me. I approve the aforesaid message.
— David Thomas Syracuse, NY
Attending a Native American Medicine Wheel Series of Workshops, led by Donata Ahern:
The Heat Center is a well thought out collective. The calming energy is felt the moment you walk through the secured doorway. As a visitor you are welcomed with complementary teas selections and healthy snacks.
There is a community room to hold classes and workshops as well as numerous practitioners who offer healing services in different modalities. I highly recommend this healing center. Stop by and see it for yourself. ☮
— Leeba Gellman Buffalo NY 2016
This was not my first massage with Emily but I can tell you that it certainly won’t be my last. She is focused and diligent about my needs every time I come in for a session, thorough and professional. I have had massages for the last 20 years because I feel they are an integral part of self care, and I can tell you that I have never been happier as I have been with the energy, education and results that I have experienced at the HEAT Center with Emily.
— Kerrykate Abel, Singer, Educator, Theater Artist Buffalo, NY 2017
Attending the Mastering Energy Worshop Series led by Emily Ball:
So grateful for the time I spent at HEAT at multiple events/classes. I feel so warm and comfortable every time when I’m there. No matter how crazy the day has been for me, the space and practitioners give me the ability to let go of everyday matters and really look into myself and relax.
— Katrina Cosgrove Photographer Buffalo, NY 2016
I have a naturally whimsical airy-fairy personality and I often have a hard time getting grounded. What does that mean? It means I have a hard time consciously choosing a realistic, sensible, and stable lifestyle despite my solid career and fervent purpose in life. I am actually incredibly apprehensive about who I let actually touch my body but I knew from the moment I met Emily that she was the one that could help me, that she was safe and that she knew what was up. She has a warrior type demeanor, without the intensity, and you will know right away when you meet here that she doesn’t play with smoke and mirrors. I’m not kidding when I say I had a really neat visual experience when she was massaging me; As my eyes were closed I saw waves of color as she pressed on certain trigger points. Afterwards she did a Reiki/energy clearing, One might ask, “What is really happening if she is not even touching me?”, and to be honest I don’t know. I do know that I had an experience where colorful visions and distinct memories (recent and old) floated into my inner vision as my eyes were closed & various emotions rose up and disintegrated. This, combined with the auditory experience of my breathing & the cars whooshing by, really did something to me. When I stood up from her table I felt lighter but more solid, if that makes sense. I appreciated that Emily sat and listened to me for a long time before the experience and further, I believe she could hear the language of my body beyond my words. On top of all that, I had no idea how hilarious Emily is and although this session was serious she was able to bring me back to a place of laughter at the trifling aspects of the human experience. To boot, as I was heading out of the HEAT center there was a drum class happening & it was as though I was serenaded out the door by one of the most grounding of all sounds, the Djembe! Everyone will have their own unique experience with Emily because she will tap into your energy exclusively & individually. This was MY experience and I know that I have found my home at the HEAT center. To know for certain that I have access to someone who can really care for me, helps me withstand the treacherous realities of life that consistently plague me, without losing my mind. Kind of a big what you want.
— Mary Beth Hamilton, High School World History Teacher Buffalo, NY 2017