Many people have learned the spectacular benefits of Qigong and practice it in the parks as a healing, moving meditation. It looks similar to Tai Chi but Qigong was practiced thousands of years before Tai Chi came on the scene. Doing Qigong outside helps you feel the Qi (pronounced like “Chee” or Chi) more strongly. Qi is the bio-electric, bio magnetic energy of all living things. In the summer I take my Qigong students outside to embrace the Qi in Nature. Recent studies show that being outside where it’s filled with trees, (called “Forest Bathing”) is very beneficial for your emotional and physical health. We add Qi to the already beneficial Forest Bathing!
It is the most interesting and fascinating feeling to press on the Qi and feel it react by pressing back or seemingly resisting the pressure. One student said “It feels viscous.” Truly as you learn to tune into the feeling, Qi is actually palpable.
What it does is increase your own internal energy Qi, and it stimulates your body’s natural healing resources. Our bodies are astounding in their ability to heal given the correct stimulus or resources. Qi helps you heal. I dare you to do an internet search on any health problem and then add Qigong to the search. Chances are very high you will find a scientific study documenting the effectiveness of Qigong in healing that health problem.
February is either a month to celebrate your loving relationship, or it’s “Single Awareness Month”
Whatever your situation is, you deserve to feel great this month!
Couples, friends, relatives, etc. can enjoy two massages simultaneously for a fantastic discount.
Celebrating Chocolate Class: Friday February 16, 6:00 pm
Treat Yourself to a Night of Indulgent Chocolate Delights!
Benefits of Chocolate:
Recent scientific research shows that your brain responds to chocolate by producing Endorphins- the body’s feel good chemicals.
Chocolate contains anandamide that triggers a very mild “high” and natural ingredients that inhibit the breakdown of this substance prolonging a sense of well-being.
It also contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid that increases seratonin, an anti-depressant/stress reducer.
Theobromine in chocolate acts as a diuretic.
Catchins, powerful anti-oxidants, are found in larger quantities in chocolate than black tea.
Chocolate’s phenols may help reduce heart disease.
Highest Phytochemical food of all time!
Helps Prevent Lipid Oxidation in the arteries.
Helps hair growth with Procyanidin B-2.
Study of 8,000 male Harvard graduates showed chocoholics lived longer.
Many of longest living people are passionate about eating chocolate.
In This Class–Learn How to Use Health-Promoting Chocolate in:
Smoothies– with nutritious, delicious ingredients
Instant Gratification Brownies– from start to in your mouth in 7 minutes!
Chocolate Rose Cupcakes with Raspberry Sauce
Chocolate Crepes with Cream Cheese Filling
Handmade Chocolates with a variety of fillings including cherry, peanut butter, and nuts.
This great hand- on class will be extra fun and help you celebrate the joys of chocolate.
You will be given Recipes to use at home.
Space is Limited!
RSVP and Pre-Pay by 2-13-18
Try a Chocolate Spa Treatment for a delightful change of pace.
Chocolate Spa Treatments In February:
Chocolate Mint Yogurt Wrap—$85. Now $45 ½ hour Relax and revive your mind and skin. Peppermint uplifts and invigorates. Yogurt softens, purifies, and restores the skin’s natural protective barrier. You’ll feel softer and waft a fabulous chocolate aroma for hours. (Wafting is good!)
Hot Spiced Cocoa Foot Bath & Reflexology Foot treatment— Normally $75. Now $55 for 45 min. A sensory experience like no other. Soak your feet in skin-softening warm milk, cocoa, and essential oils. The tension is soothed away in a hot foot bath. Next, enjoy the health promoting effects of a reflexology foot massage that will help stimulate your body’s natural healing responses.
Chocolate Oatmeal Scrub—Normally $55 Now $45
This “cookie” scrub is a tantalizing treat to leave your whole body feeling fabulously sleek. Oatmeal provides texture and softens skin, while egg tones, and oil hydrates. Cocoa adds anti-oxidant properties and along with vanilla provides a euphoric aroma. This is a great skin exfoliating treatment that is followed well by a massage or Chocolate Mint Yogurt Wrap/
Cocoa Mint Massage—Normally $65 Now $55 A relaxing full body massage with a cocoa mint massage lotion, known for its skin softening properties that will tantalize you. This is relaxation at its best.
Or Get All 4 treatments for $200.
Qigong Classes Every Monday Evening at 7
Many people determine to get healthier at the beginning of a New Year but abandon their goals and resolutions by the end of January. Don’t let that be you!
This ancient health-promoting practice will help you to elevate your body’s natural healing responses creating optimal health.
To give yourself the benefits of a monthly massage?
Many of you set goals for your body in January. Most people abandon those goals by the middle of the month. Is this loving to yourself? So many people have disappointing Valentine’s days and don’t have someone to love them and give them a Valentine signifying their love.
On Valentine’s day, I had a client bring in her daughter and treat both of them to a relaxing evening of spa and massage treatments. She said she was going to make it an annual Valentine tradition. Sometimes it’s best to love yourself first and then share the love with others.
Show yourself that your health, well-being, and relaxation are a way of loving yourself.
Join my Monthly Massage Club. It is a way to love yourself every month. I offer a $15. Discount off the normal price of $70, to make caring for yourself affordable.
When I started business in 1989 I charged $55. Now with 28 years experience this is a steal!
If you join in February you can get the first massage for $45.00 –a $25. Discount. All massages after that will be $55 per month for an hour massage.
(These are some of the ways massage benefits your body):
Interrupts the pain/spasm cycle found in injured muscles
Increases circulation and the removal of cell waste
Relieves pain and increases mobility
Increases lymphatic circulation to reduce swelling and increase overall health
Speeds recovery from injury
Reduces stress that is often associated with an injury and chronic pain
Helps scars to heal in the direction of soft tissue fibers which results in less scarring and less chance of re-injury
Enhanced sleep quality
Research Shows That With Massage:
Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
Preterm infants have improved weight gain, better digestive function, less colic, and less body tension from being in the womb.
People suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) report significant relief from anxiety, depression and Stress. It also relieves the body aches associated with this condition. See the full article here
Many people get into car accidents this time of year with the difficult weather. If you get injured in a car accident your Personal Injury Protection on your car insurance will cover massage with a referral/prescription from an MD (your primary care or urgent care doctor) or Chiropractor.
Even though you may be receiving chiropractic care, you are not obligated to see their massage therapists on staff.Legally you have the right to choose the massage therapist you want.Don’t be pressured into seeing someone with less experience when you already have a massage therapist to work with. I have 28 years injury massage experience.
To Make Gift Giving Easier, I Have Assembled My Best Spa Deals Together At A Discount.
I hope this time of year is Wondrous and Joyous!
I wish a Glorious Christmas to each of you who celebrate this time of year as Christmas. For each of you that celebrate this as the changing of the Seasons- Blessed Solstice. And for Every Other Way to celebrate this time of year, I want us all to feel the happiness of the Holidays however we acknowledge them.
Discounted Holiday Spa Deals:
Deals Expire on December 25th 2016
To Print the Gift Certificates Click on the Link and YOU MUST FILL OUT THE RECEIPT NUMBER ON THE AUTHORIZATION CODE TO VALIDATE THE CERTIFICATE.
Massage Gift Certificates:
Get 4 One-Hour Gift Certificates for $45. each.
Special Price of $180. That’s a savings of $100!
Deal #2 Body Wrap & Massage Package
Body Buff/Lymphatic Stimulation Treatment
Aromatherapy Hydrating Body Wrap
Special Price of: $45. Valued at: $130. (A total savings of $85.)
Deal #3 Body Massage & Aromatherapy Foot Treatments
Half-Hour Body Massage
Aromatherapy Foot Bath
Aromatherapy Foot Scrub, Mask, and Moisturizing Treatment
Special Price of: $45.Valued at: $95.(A total savings of $50.)
Deal #4 Aromatherapy Indian Head and Face Massage
Indian Head Massage Treatment- Half-hour treatment
The ultimate in neck, face, head and shoulder relaxation and pampering
Special Price of: $25Valued at $55. (A total savings of $30.)
I am now teaching Qigong classes. I have recently become a Certified Instructor of Qigong. Many of you are excited to join me in practicing Qigong but have some additional questions about what to expect from a class. I have made a short video detailing the benefits and why you want to join me in bringing QiGong into your body and life.
Please see a thorough explanation of Qigong on my page. Click Here
Learn Which Essential Oils To Take In Your Carry-On Bag
You may encounter illness, pests, jellyfish, unpleasant aromas, or simply want to sanitize your cabin or room while traveling. You might be sensitive to new foods and develop stomach upset. Or you may just want to set a romantic mood with aphrodisiac essential oils.
Watch this video to learn my favorite oils for traveling and addressing all these conditions.
Our knowledge of peppermint begins with Pliny (23-79 AD), a Roman scientist and historian. He recorded that the Greeks and Romans used peppermint to flavor sauces and their wines.
It was used as a decorative element on their tables. It was used medicinally by Greek and Roman physicians.
Egyptians cultivated M. piperita because dried leaves were discovered in several pyramids.
Peppermint is named after the Greek nymph” Minthe” who was killed by Pluto’s wife after she learned of their affair. As the Greek God of the Underworld he brought her back to life as the peppermint plant.
Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) would not let his soldiers near peppermint because he believed it would give them erotic thoughts and weaken their ability to fight.
In the 18th century peppermint began to be was cultivated for its medicinal properties in Western Europe and England. Aristotle believed peppermint to be an aphrodisiac.
The Arabs used peppermint in drinks to increase virility.
t was also used as a strewing herb by the Romans and in the Middle Ages in Europe.
Peppermint affects these Organ/Meridians: Liver, Stomach and Large Intestine.
Caution: Avoid if you have sensitive skin or high blood pressure. Use only 1% in blends or it can be skin irritant.
Keep this oil away from homeopathic remedies as it can void their effect.
To Learn More About Peppermint Essential Oil Properties, See the video on peppermint in the right columns of videos toward the bottom. Enjoy
It’s antiseptic, antiviral and a general stimulating tonic.
It’s good for the respiratory system and helps stimulates the lungs, sinuses,
Good for allergies, colds and flu.
It stimulates the nervous system.
It’s a good stomachic easing colic and intestinal cramps as well as killing bacteria
It’s great for stomach aches and flatulence and sour stomach– use 1 drop diluted with 1 tsp vegetable oil and rub clockwise (right to left) on the intestinal area,
Use for acid indigestion heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome.
It stimulates the liver and gallbladder to secrete bile aiding in digestion.
It increases capillary circulation so it’s great for bruises.