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Polarity Therapy – Interfacing Subtle Energy with Massage

“The problem of healing involves the harmonious relationship of man’s inner energies to those of the without.” — Randolph Stone, osteopath, naturopath and chiropractor Polarity therapy (PT for the purposes of this article) is a four-part approach to balancing the … Continue reading

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Flower Essences – Bouquets of Emotional and Life Path Support

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The harmonizing and healing properties of flowers have been acknowledged and utilized throughout history. The ancient Egyptians as well as the Australian Aboriginals made use of flowers to heal the emotions. In the 16th century, Paracelsus described collecting dew from … Continue reading

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Essential Elixirs – Herbal Oils for Health, Healing and Happy Clients

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On a sunny windowsill are rows of glass containers. The liquid within them glows in delicious shades of smooth yellow, warming amber and fiery red. Some jars contain fluids that look like they were squeezed directly from the earth — … Continue reading

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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” … Continue reading

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Summer’s Natural/Alternative Medicine Chest

Summer has arrived, meaning everyone’s spending more time outdoors hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, and traveling. However, sunburn, bug bites, and motion sickness often go hand-in-hand with these seasonal activities. Below are several natural remedies to help ease those acute issues … Continue reading

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Tea Leaves – Flowing with the Seasons Reflects Wisdom

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Farmers–who plant, nurture, and harvest crops, then allow the ground to lie fallow for a period of rest–know well the significance of the seasons. Practitioners of the principles of Chinese medicine also honor the seasons, understanding that a healthy life … Continue reading

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Water Wealth – Baths for Detox and Skin Health

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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 … Continue reading

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Holistic Aromatherapy – Using Essential Oils to Achieve Balance

Using aromatherapy to balance your whole being will not only affect the health of your   body, mind, and spirit, it will undoubtedly affect the health of your business as well. When you experience renewed vigor and harmony within, it’s hard … Continue reading

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Lavender—A Floral Medicine Chest

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Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) essential oil is a one-stop medicine chest. Numerous studies indicate that when combined with massage, lavender’s familiar scent reduces anxiety, fatigue, and stress and balances hormones, increases the immune response, lowers blood pressure, and relieves pain. Home … Continue reading

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Herbs & Aromatherapy as Anti-Inflammatories – Easing Aches and Pains

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For soreness, aches and pains associated with exercise, some people use muscle rubs (often medicinal-smelling), aspirin or other over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, while others just tough it out. These remedies can be quite costly, as well as having unpleasant side … Continue reading

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