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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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Winter Sanctuary – Bringing the Outside Inside

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As the leaves fall from the trees and old man winter lies in wait, many people have difficulty giving up the aesthetics of summer. Unfortunately you can’t pocket all those roses and daisies away for the chilly months ahead, but … 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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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? … 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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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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Ocean Essences – Energy Medicine from the Deep Blue Sea

“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” — Genesis 1:2 In the Beginning Spirit. God. Water. God’s spirit — moving through and on water. How powerful. We are familiar with the power of light — … Continue reading

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