Flower Essences – Bouquets of Emotional and Life Path Support

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 flowering plants, diluting it and using this essence to treat various disorders. Now, in theContinue reading “Flower Essences – Bouquets of Emotional and Life Path Support”

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

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 — juicy greens and dense ochre. The contents resemble something an ancient alchemist whipped up withContinue reading “Essential Elixirs – Herbal Oils for Health, Healing and Happy Clients”

Winter Sanctuary – Bringing the Outside Inside

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 you can easily compensate by bringing a bit of the outdoor spirit you crave inside.Continue reading “Winter Sanctuary – Bringing the Outside Inside”

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”

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 and get on with enjoying the pleasures of summertime. Sunburn Aloe (Aloe vera), applied topically,Continue reading “Summer’s Natural/Alternative Medicine Chest”

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”

Tea Leaves – Flowing with the Seasons Reflects Wisdom

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 is one that follows the seasonal cycle of nature. As we learn about the ebbContinue reading “Tea Leaves – Flowing with the Seasons Reflects Wisdom”

Lavender—A Floral Medicine Chest

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 Remedies To utilize lavender’s healing benefits at home, mix five to 10 drops of lavenderContinue reading “Lavender—A Floral Medicine Chest”

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 — the power of the sun and its lesser lights, the moon and stars. Man isContinue reading “Ocean Essences – Energy Medicine from the Deep Blue Sea”