Fragrance of the Gods – Rose Heaven For Skin and Soul

For thousands of years, roses have been symbols of love, beauty, and spirit. They have also been used as universal healers in oil, water, and tea, as well as a flavoring and food. Once considered the “fragrance of the gods” in ancient Egypt, roses have a history that can be traced to Persia, Babylon, andContinue reading “Fragrance of the Gods – Rose Heaven For Skin and Soul”

Using Feng Shui in Massage – The Power of Place

The power and importance of place often goes unrecognized. For a moment, close your eyes and imagine receiving your ideal massage. If it could be anywhere, where would it be? What would that place look like? How would it smell? What would you hear there? How would you feel in this space? Environment is butContinue reading “Using Feng Shui in Massage – The Power of Place”

The Roots of Disharmony – Part 2 – Emotional & Lifestyle Factors

Emotions, of themselves, are not a problem. Everyone experiences a range of emotional feeling throughout their lives: Sadness, anger, joy, worry and so forth. They are a natural part of our embodied experience and a normal response to our environment. They are neither positive nor negative. They only become problematic when they are notably intenseContinue reading “The Roots of Disharmony – Part 2 – Emotional & Lifestyle Factors”

The Roots of Disharmony – Part 1 – The Six Excesses

The point of healing is to re-establish, and to help maintain, harmony. Balance, after all, is the normative state. According to Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM), the natural condition is the intricate and graceful dance whereby Yin and Yang, Blood and Qi, and the organs and the channels complement, support and counterbalance one another. It isContinue reading “The Roots of Disharmony – Part 1 – The Six Excesses”

Water Wealth – Baths for Detox and Skin Health

Skin is an amazingly complex organ and, by weight, the largest of the body. It covers some 22 square feet and weighs around 9 pounds (roughly 7 percent of body weight).1 Its integumentary system provides the front line of defense for the body, as well as being expressive of physiological conditions and emotional states. SkinContinue reading “Water Wealth – Baths for Detox and Skin Health”

Clearing the Clutter – Inside and Out

What’s cluttering your life? Is it the stuff in the corner of the bedroom or the stuff in the corner of your mind? What are you tolerating that keeps you from expressing your true self? Authors Bruce and Lou Stewart say that clutter — both in our environment and our mind — is stagnating, blockingContinue reading “Clearing the Clutter – Inside and Out”

Radiesthesia: Medical Dowsing – Energy Medicine

The mention of “dowsing” often conjures up the image of someone searching for underground water by means of a forked willow branch called a dowsing rod. That mental association is usually accompanied by skepticism or outright dismissal. What is generally not known by the average person is that on-site dowsing, or field dowsing, is remarkablyContinue reading “Radiesthesia: Medical Dowsing – Energy Medicine”