Aromatherapy: Eucalyptus For Winter Health

This is One of the Most Important Essential Oils in Aromatherapy and is Especially Important During the Cold and Flu Season to Boost Your Immunity!

Interesting Facts: There are more than 500 varieties of eucalyptus trees in Australia around 15 of these are made into essential oils. The trees grow up to 300 feet tall. Eucalyptus is one of the strongest natural antiseptics. In Australia it’s known as Gully Gum or gum trees. A blue haze rises from the mountains in the Australian bush where the trees grow prolifically. The haze is so obvious that the mountains were named the “Blue Mountains”. The haze is caused by droplets of essential oil that fill the air with fragrance. Unfortunately because of the volatility of the oil it increases the fire hazard as well.

Koalas and gliders are the only mammals which can tolerate the toxins in eucalyptus leaves. A Koala baby called a joey feeds on milk first for around 6 months then it has to develop a tolerance for and the ability to digest the toxins in eucalyptus leaves. The mother passes on the necessary micro-organisms through a special form of her droppings. (poop) which give the joey what it needs to digest the leaves. It will eat the mother’s droppings for about a month before it emerges from the pouch and starts eating leaves on its own.

Caution: The high amount of ketones in this essential oil make it toxic to the nervous system in high doses. Never take this oil internally.

Eucalyptus Smithii:

Is the most mild of the many eucalyptus varieties. It’s the best eucalyptus oil for children and those with scent sensitivities. It’s the least toxic to nervous system, so it can be used for longer periods of time.

General Properties: Is stimulating to the nervous system. It’s highly antiseptic, antiviral, antispasmodic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory. It’s a decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, and vermifuge-meaning expels worms.

Use for: Insect repellant, deodorizer, disinfectant, stimulates white blood cell activity. It’s good for arthritis, rheumatism, lung and sinus congestion, asthma, fever, flu, poor circulation, sore muscles and joints, sprains and strains. It helps ease headaches. It treats gallstones, cholera, emphysema, malaria, measles, typhoid, and throat infections. It helps decrease glucose for Diabetics: It treats urinary tract infections, infectious disease, burns, blisters, cuts, sores and ulcers. Use in room sprays where people are sick. It helps bring fevers down when used in cool compresses to the head. It was used for tuberculosis historically


Eucalyptus Globulus:  Known as “Tasmanian Blue Gum” in Australia.

It is either rectified (filtered) or totem (closest to natural): Is the most popular variety. It has a strong camphorus scent. It may be overwhelming to sensitive individuals. It’s good for: Respiration, treating viruses , and cough expectorant. Use it for urinary tract infections, insect bites, and sinus complaints.

Skin Care/Hair Care:  It’s cleansing, purifying, treats acne, ulcers and skin eruptions. It can be used to treat herpes simplex 1 and 2 and chicken pox. For staph infections use with tea tree and lemon grass.

Eucalyptus General Properties: It’s antiseptic and deodorizing and used in mouthwashes. It relieves pain and tension and is used in many muscle liniments.

Emotional Properties: It’s calming, sedative, emotionally balancing. It can also be energizing with peaceful undertones so it acts as a tonic with the effect the body needs most. It clears the mind for increased focus and concentration. Use it for increasing retention of material when studying. Use for jet lag. This scent increases brainwave activity.

Perfumery/Blending: It’s a top note, blends well with lemon, lavender, thyme, rosemary, pine and other coniferous scents.

Organ/Meridian: Lungs, and bladder. It works on the adrenal glands to ease adrenal fatigue.

Skin Care: It’s balancing to the skin and has mild antiseptic qualities. It’s great for an uplifting scalp massage.

Studies on Eucalyptus Essential Oil:

  1. Eucalyptus Citriodora was studied against resistant forms of Tuberculosis. Eucalyptus was found to contain 32 airborne anti-TB compounds. The study showed the effect against resistant TB was greater than 90%. (Airborne antituberculosis activity of Eucalyptus citriodora essential oil. Institute for Tuberculosis Research and ‡Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago , 833 South Wood Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612, United States.)

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Government site: Excellent Source for many studies on Essential Oils   To find a study put in the search the name of the Essential Oil “Ex: “Studies on Eucalyptus Essential Oil”.

More information about Eucalyptus 

Great facts about how to save the Koala

An Aromatherapy Library of Articles on Essential Oils

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October Spa Discount Deals

This Month I have 2 Special Spa Deals–Until October 31st. 

 60 minute Massage and Aromatherapy Scalp Treatment for $50.

(Enjoy $15.00 discount for massage and $15.00 Aromatherapy Treatment FREE.)

90 minute Massage for only $75. That’s a $20 savings!

You can call and schedule these appointments for yourself at:  253-838-3336

Or buy them here!

I have recently recorded an hour and 40 minute presentation on “Create Your Own Spa Oasis At Home” that you can purchase on the products page.

Have A Great October.

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Fall Spa Specials

60 Minute Massage with Aromatherapy Scalp Massage

$50 until October 15th, 2014

That’s a $15 discount on the massage and $10 discount on the Aromatherapy Scalp Massage Treatment


It’s hard to believe that our glorious summer is ending but Fall is officially here. It’s time to focus on relaxation after all the Summer activity.

Come in for a massage and enjoy a hydrating Aromatherapy Scalp Treatment and Massage to top off this fabulously relaxing massage. Also see the other great deals on my Spa Specials Page

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Hot Spa Deals….


My Best Ever Spa Package On Sale Now!

Valued at $185– Now $100 Off!

For Only $85. You Get 90 Minutes of Bliss– With All This: 

Aromatherapy Treatments:

  • Aromatherapy Paraffin Hand Treatment- Leaves your hands relaxed and silky smooth
  • Aromatherapy Scalp & Face Massage- Heavenly relaxation and fragrance that lingers


  • 1/2 hour Full Body Massage- Totally relaxing and pampering

Lymphatic Treatment:

  • Exfoliating Dry Body Brushing- Removes dead skin cells, leaving you smooth, plus stimulates your immune system!


  • Aromatherapy Foot Bath- Relieves tired, aching feet.
  • Hot Steamy Towel For Your Face- Opens your pores and created fantastic relaxation

Luxury Body Wrap:

  • Aromatherapy Hydrating Full Body Wrap- Will leave you fragrant and soft

This is the BEST EVER Spa Package assembled in one place. Come and see for yourself. Or give it away to a friend as a gift.

 Print the Gift Certificate From Here: Ultimate Spa Package Gift Cert

In order for the Gift Certificate to be valid you must fill in your receipt number on the Authorization Code line,

along with your date of purchase. The seller will be:

Call 253-838-3336 to book your 90 minutes of bliss today!

Monthly Massage Club Discount

Discounted Massage & Spa Deals

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Phoenix is by far the most skilled Massage Therapist I have met…

I am so happy that I have found Phoenix at Alpine Therapeutic Massage!!

I originally had a Groupon that led me there for the best relaxation massage and aromatherapy package I ever had. Phoenix is very knowledgeable about the healing properties of essential oils & shared this knowledge with my mom and I.

I returned to Phoenix for treatment massages after this, and I am happy to say that I have seen more chronic pain relief after only 2 sessions with her than I have in over 2 years of treatment from rheumatologists, neurologists, and foot doctors. I have had massages now and then for the last 22 years and Phoenix is by far the most skilled therapist I have met. She provides a soothing atmosphere, great room temperature and makes sure her pressure is right for your body type. I highly recommend her!

Sarah Wallace

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Phoenix’s Massage Technique is Amazing!

I am a person who gets a massage on a regular basis

I have seen many massage therapists and for years have had a favorite. I thought that no one could come close to this women. I have told many people about her and my family and I swore by her technique. But after seeing Phoenix I had went back to see my regular and have realized that Phoenix’s technique is superior and the way she massages is no match for the women I have been seeing for years.

I have now told all those whom I suggest (for Massage) to try out Phoenix because she is amazing at what she does. She is so particular, she will find what is bothering you and have a way of working the problem area out but still making you feel relaxed

Mariah Krause

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With Phoenix it’s more than just a massage- it is a truly healing experience for both body and mind…

I highly recommend Phoenix

at Alpine Therapeutic Massage!

She is a truly gifted massage therapist who compliments her treatments with aromatherapy as
well as a listening ear. With Phoenix, it’s more than just a massage
– it is a truly healing experience for both body and mind. I leave my
sessions with her feeling more relaxed, less aches and pains and
feeling rejuvenated and fulfilled.

I have been seeing Phoenix for several months now, and I look forward to my weekly sessions with her.
She is respectful and confidential as well as reasonably priced. I
have had the luxury of having had some great massages in my life, and
Phoenix is by far my favorite – she knows just what her clients need
and her thoughtful approach to treating each person results in
excellent results.

I would not hesitate to recommend Phoenix – you
will be so glad you made an appointment with her!

–Amy Anselmi

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The Best Massage Ever…. with Phoenix

“This is one of the best spa treatments I have ever had.”

“The massage was the Best! Phoenix’s fingers read your muscles and fix them.”

–Debra Anderson 

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25th Anniversary Specials

25th Anniversary Spa Specials


It’s official. I have been in business 25 years. I couldn’t have done it without each of my valuable customers who become friends. To show my gratitude I have some great specials from April 1st until May 15th.

60 minute Massage for $55.

90 minute Massage for $75

Add a Hydrating Aromatherapy Scalp treatment for $7.50 (50% discount) to either the 60 or 90 minute Massage.


Get Ready for Swimsuit Weather

Body Image Transformation Massage (TM)

Aka Cellulite/Inch Loss Massage-

This amazing massage has many benefits:

  •  Lose Inches–usually several pants/dress sizes
  •  Contours your thighs, buttocks, and abdomen
  •  Lifts, tones and firms tissue
  •  Improves elasticity of skin
  •  Reduces uneven, dimpled, cellulite appearance
  •  Improves circulation and removal of cell waste
  •  Improves lymphatic drainage, improving the health of the tissue in treated areas
  •  Creates deep detoxification
  •  Smoothes texture of skin

This profoundly effective massage is an excellent alternative to invasive and sometimes dangerous liposuction. It is done in a series of 18 treatments at a frequency of 3 times per week for 6 weeks for maximum effectiveness. Typical cost is $100. per treatment and sold as a full series. Includes Inch Loss treatments with Galvanic machine. This so much less expensive than costly surgical procedures and avoids the pitfalls of complications of surgery including dimpled, uneven skin, or possible infection.

50% off. Normally $1,800 for 18 treatments. Now $900. Sold only in a series. Credit Cards accepted.



Take Care of Yourself Emotionally and Physically With:

Holographic Memory Release–HMR

How does HMR work? HMR and other body work techniques for releasing somatic / emotional memories, release old information and postural patterns and give the body/mind room to process current messages in a more positive and functional way. This technique stimulates the body’s natural wisdom to heal itself with the correct stimulus. As old issues are resolved through HMR, people experience positive new ideas and experiences. Your body can finally relax!

Somatic (body)/Emotional Memories: Research shows that when the brain cannot completely process a physical, or emotional trauma, the memory is stored for later resolution at a subconscious level in the connective tissues of the body. I compare it to a lock and key–the brain is the lock and the key is in the tissues. These unresolved memories are constantly recycling on a subconscious level, waiting to be released through “reframing” or resolution. Without resolution, our bodies become overwhelmed with layers of unresolved issues or memories causing pain, restricted movement, and chronic tension called “armoring.” These unresolved memories influence our posture, health, decisions—even our personality.

Now there is a very effective way to deal with the locked up emotions and chronic tension– Holographic Memory Release (HMR).

Possible Benefits of HMR:

  •  Improved emotional control
  •  Resolution of past trauma
  •  More positive attitude/outlook
  •  Improvement of chronic health problems
  •  Improved self-esteem
  •  Decreased pain and muscle tension
  •  Better productivity and creativity
  •  Better quality sleep

The possibilities are endless and vary with each individual. No specific guarantees are made as to which benefits you will enjoy. I invite you to experience HMR for yourself.

The treatment time is a ½ hour. It’s important to have a series to achieve the full benefit of this fantastic technique. You will receive benefit from each and every treatment.

 I invite you to try it for 50% off. Normal price for 6 sessions is $300. Try it now for $150.

For more detailed information see the page for Body/Emotion Massage.


Call to buy these great specials today–253-838-3336

They can also be purchased as Gift Certificates for someone special. 

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Holiday Spa Specials—Your Shopping Is Now Done!

Holiday Shopping is Now Easier Than Ever:


All of the Spa Treatments below are available as Gift Certificates:


30 minute massage $25. ($45. Value)

60 minute massage $45. ($65. Value)

90 minute Massage $75. ($95.Value)

Call with your credit card number and the Gift Certificates will be mailed to you. Or you can download Gift Certificates on my website on the gift certificates page. Then simply call with your payment then I will give you an authorization number to validate them.



Ultimate Spa Package

Aromatherapy makes this special and is included in all of the treatments listed. Pamper yourself with a Hot Foot Bath with Chakra balancing stones for your health. A moisturizing, relaxing paraffin hand treatment, a warm steamy towel for your face, a hydrating scalp treatment and scalp and face massage. Finally, you will receive a 30 minute massage.

60 minutes discounted to $45. ($95 value)            Upgrade to 90 minutes for an additional $30

90 minutes for $75. Includes a 60 minute Massage for an additional $30. ($15 discount on massage)


Foot Fulfillment

This package is for those who love having their feet massaged and left feeling inviting and soft.

An Aromatherapy Foot Bath with an invigorating essential oil blend. Then your feet are exfoliated to soften and remove old skin cells, next they will be masked with a tingly mask to wake them up and soften them even more. After that you will be treated to a reflexology foot treatment, and this heavenly package concludes with an aromatherapy moisturizer.

60 minutes discounted to $50 ($95 Value).

Hot Stone Heaven

If you have ever had total bliss in a massage then you have had a hot stone massage. The weight and heat of the stones melts away tension while soothing and relaxing you.  You have never been relaxed like this before. 90 minutes discounted to $80.($110 Value)

Best Face Forward

Research shows that people judge us by our looks in the first few seconds of meeting us. It’s time to put your best face forward.

Aromatherapy is customized to your skin type in this treatment.  You will be steamed with an aromatherapy blend, and a hot towel treatment is next. Enjoy an aromatherapy scalp treatment with a soothing scalp massage. You will benefit from an Acupressure Facelift focusing on areas that show signs of aging while stimulating your body’s natural healing resources. (The entire body is reflexively represented on the face.) Precious stones will be placed on your face and throat to energetically balance the chakras, and the lymphatic system will be stimulated to reduce puffiness, and flush out toxins making room for vital nutrients in the cells.

60 minutes discounted to $70. ($140 Value)

Chocolate Spa Package

Pure Indulgence!  First your feet will be soaked in a tantalizing milk and cocoa blend to soften the skin and impart anti-oxidants, not to mention the heavenly aroma.  You will have body dry brushing to stimulate the lymphatic system and clear away old skin cells preparing your skin to receive the Chocolate Mint Yogurt Wrap. Finally enjoy an exquisite massage with chocolate mint massage cream. It smells so good you’ll want to eat it. So I will conclude the treatment with some chocolate to eat of course! See the Spa Specialties page for a description of Chocolate’s benefits.

90 minutes discounted to $90. ($205 Value)


My Daughter Ashley is also offering Holiday Gift Packages at the Spa:

Cut and Wax Package:             


Eyebrow or Lip Wax

Blow Dry and Style

($50. Value. Price: $30.)


Color and Condition Package:

All over Color or Partial Foil

Deep Conditioner

Blow Dry and Style

($105. Value. Price: $85.)


Cut and Color Package:


All over Color or Partial Foil

Blow Dry and Style

($120. Value. Price: $95.)


 Ultimate Makeover Package:


All over Color or Partial Foil

Eyebrow or Lip Wax

Deep Conditioner

Blow Dry and Style

($150. Value. Price:$115.)


These are a great Holiday Gifts available as Gift Certificates. Call me with your Credit Card Information and I will mail out the Gift Certificate.

Ashley Stewart #94075




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24th Anniversary In Business


Welcome to My Website


If you have insurance that covers massage, I am credentialed with most insurance companies

to provide massage therapy treatments.


I’m celebrating 24 years in business

Join me for these great Anniversary Spa Specials


Foot Fulfillment

This package is for those who love having their feet massaged and softened.

An Aromatherapy Foot Bath with an invigorating essential oil blend. Then your feet are exfoliated to soften and remove old skin cells, next they will be masked with a tingly mask to wake them up and soften them even more. After that you will be treated to a reflexology foot treatment, and this heavenly package concludes with an aromatherapy moisturizer.

 $96 Value discounted to $50.

Hot Stone Heaven

If you have ever had total bliss in a massage then you have had a hot stone massage. The weight and heat of the stones melts away tension while soothing and relaxing you.  You have never been relaxed like this before.

$110 Value discounted to $80.


Summer is here. Let’s get our bodies ready for summer fashions.

Inch Loss that works…

  • Body buff: $15. Exfoliates and gets the body ready to receive the Galvanic Inch Loss Formula
  • Inch loss treatment applied with galvanic current driving formula into the dermis.  Two zones for $50. (measured before and after for proven inch loss)
  • After treatment contouring cream: $15. Targets cellulite and hydrates the skin

$80.00 Value for $55.00

You are guaranteed to lose an inch with this treatment or you get an additional zone for free. 


Call for an Appointment 253-838-3336

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You should know about this…..Somatic Emotional Release Bodywork

I do an innovative form of bodywork called Interactive Trauma Relief.

It works wonders for people experiencing limitations based on past trauma, abuse, or dis-empowering past or present circumstances. You can learn more about it on the body/emotions massage tab. Here’s what clients receiving this amazing bodywork have to say about it.

Here is a testimonial from a client receiving this bodywork.

“I have been receiving Somatic Emotional Release Bodywork (Aka: Interactive Trauma Relief) from Phoenix for a while now. I have tried other styles of bodywork, and was looking for someone with the skills and talent to help me offload the negativity I wanted to release. I found Phoenix and began treatment immediately. When I first came, traumatic events from my past were still having a negative effect on my present life- which is very successful in most areas. I just needed some help in re-framing, and releasing events, feelings and circumstances that were still injecting their negativity into my life and intruding on my ability to have all I design to achieve. I have tried several other approaches, including other types of bodywork, and coaching/counseling, with limited success. I had not yet found the right resources to overcome my limitations until I this. I’m so glad I found Phoenix and her bodywork style– Interactive Trauma Relief!

This bodywork has had so many positive benefits in my life. As a best-selling author, I rely on my creativity to produce ideas and results and make me money. When I was using too much of my energy to deal with the past, it drained my creative energy. Now, since I have been receiving Interactive Trauma Relief, I have much more energy to concentrate on what I want and create what I desire. The fears, difficulties and limitations of the past are fading into oblivion. I am moving rapidly forward in every arena of my life, from relationships and family, and writing creativity, to improved self-image and mind-body health.

I tell Phoenix often, she has an exceptional gift of helping people heal. She is great about working at the pace I need to get the greatest results. I believe anyone looking to get to the next level of achievement, or find relief from negative circumstances from the past or present, should come and get bodywork from Phoenix. She knows several different styles all designed to give you relief. You will finally find the inner strength, peace, and help you deserve!

Come and let her help you the way she has help me.”


Carolyn McCray


Schedule your appoinment today!

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Aromatherapy Luxury Holiday Spa Deal

For the South King County and Northern Pierce Areas

Serving Fife, Milton, Edgewood, Tacoma, Federal Way, Auburn, and surrounding areas

Ahhhhhh…..Spa Pampering from Head to Foot

Aromatherapy for the Head: Everyone loves getting their face and scalp massaged. Imagine having an Aromatherapy hydrating scalp treatment, along with a fragrant facial steam, hot towel facial treatment, and a  massage to the face, neck and scalp. 

Aromatherapy for the Feet: Your feet will be indulged in a hot, soothing, aromatherapy foot bath, then exfoliated, and masked with a tingly, hydrating blend. Finally they will be drenched with moisturizer while being massaged. 

Aromatherapy for the Hands: Your hands will be soothed with an aromatherapy exfoliation treatment, then dipped in hot paraffin to leave them unbelievably smooth. Next they will be masked to continue the hydrating process, and then massaged with an Aromatherapy moisturizer.  Dry winter hands will be banished with this luxury treatment. 

All treatments have Aromatherapy added to provide an additional dimension of relaxation and therapeutic  benefits.

This is truly the ultimate relaxation package. This fabulously soothing package is valued at: $180.

 For a limited time you can buy it for $90. It makes an amazing Holiday Gift.


See all of our Special Holiday Deals on the Spa Specials page.

There’s a package for everyone’s delight.

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We are happy to be offering Groupon Spa Services

This is an amazing deal. Get your discounted Groupon Deal full of the ultimate in Spa Pampering from October 14-18th only. Tell your friends and don’t miss out.

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Spa Special of the Week….. for the South Sound

Buy your coupon for this Totally Hot Spa Deal Now!

Are you tired of all the good spa deals available mostly in Seattle or Tacoma?  Well it’s time for the rest of us (Kent, Federal Way, Auburn, Fife, Milton, and Edgewood) to have some totally hot spa deals.

Look no further–Here it is:

This Week Only:  9-21-12 through 9-28-12

Enjoy a Tour of our Best Spa Treatments- All  in one great package. You will get: A moisturizing paraffin treatment for your hands, a Hot Aromatherapy Foot Bath, A Conditioning Aromatherapy Scalp Treatment, A Moisturizing Body Wrap, An Aromatherapy Sugar Scrub, and a Half Hour Massage.

A $165 value for Only $100.  Buy as many as you want until Friday 9-28-12. 2012

Call at 253-838-3336

or Email me at:

Provide your best phone # and time to contact you back.

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Mind Body Wellness

I’m so excited to announce the publishing of my new book Turning Trials Into Triumphs The Way Of The Phoenix. It has all the tools I have learned over the last two decades in Mind Body Wellness. Included are chapters on Somatic Emotional Release Massage and Aromatherapy. Additionally, you will find information on Dreamwork, and Lucid Dreaming and many other helpful ideas to help you get the most from your life.

You can buy the book here.

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Balanced Health Massage and Spa; A division of Alpine Therapeutic Massage

Welcome to BalancedHealthMassageAnd  This site is dedicated to your health and well-being emotionally and physcially. I will be making regular posts on helath topics such as Aromatherapy usage and recipes, Massage and Accupressure techniques to help at home, Pampering Spa Recipes to give yourself a spa day at home and many other fun topics. This is your site for health and pampering. Enjoy!


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