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.
Testimonials for “The Power of Aromatherapy” Presentation:
I have had rave reviews on a new class I’m presenting designed to get you using Aromatherapy and enjoying the fantastic benefits–everyday! Here are a few of the comments from people who have attended the class:
“Extremely informative and empowering material. I had no idea there were so many scientifically proven treatments using essential oils. I will definitively be using this for my benefit!” –S Wallace
If you can’t attend the class you can buy the video from a live presentation for $35.00 which includes the handout mentioned. Call me for a link to the video and have your credit card handy. 253-838-3336.
Class Includes: An Aromatherapy product that you will make during class. You can choose from Bath Salts, Room Spray, or Massage Lotion. Also includes a handout with details about many aspects of Aromatherapy and blending so you can make your own products when you get home! Price: $35.00
This is a Hands-On class where you will be smelling essential oils, learning about their benefits and healing properties, how to change your emotional state, and also create your own Aromatherapy blend to take home.
Possible Benefits of Aromatherapy:
Reduce Pain and Spasm
Improve immune response
Increase relaxation and calmness
Change perceptions and feelings
Improve sleep and wake patterns
Help Reduce Excess Water Retention
Increase creativity and imagination
Improve mood and emotional balance
Change psychological and physical states
Increase awareness of self and emotions
Reduce depression, anxiety, and mood swings
Stimulate the body’s natural healing response
Increase Self-Esteem and Feelings of Well Being
Watch for “The Power of Aromatherapy-Beyond Basics”
Held on Thursday Feb. 12th at 7 pm.
Advanced Aromatherapy blending practices.
Very detailed information on the top Aromatherapy Essential Oils– including which glands and organs they assist
What the emotional, and physical properties are of the top Essential Oils
Many scientific studies that prove what Aromatherapists have known for years
Various ways to use Aromatherapy Everyday through inhalation, massage oils, diffusers, room sprays etc.
How to make a custom blend aromatherapy product for yourself
The delightful aromas of essential oils with a hands on interactive experience!
Presented by: Phoenix Alexander LMP#4392, Certified Aromatherapist since 1993
Author of: Turning Trials Into Triumphs The Way Of The Phoenix (Available on Amazon and from Alpine Therapeutic Massage).
1 Hour Spa Massage Treatment Including: ½ hour Aromatherapy Indian Head and Face Massage and ½ hour Spa Massage for $70. (That’s only $5 more than a regular Spa Massage and a $15. Discount over the regular price for the two treatments combined!)
Half-Price on Two Fantastic Series Treatments!
Body Transformation Massage/Inch Loss Massage: If getting in better shape is one of your New Year’s Goals then you will be thrilled to have the opportunity to do it for half off!
Introducing Massage that changes how you look and feel about your body.
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.
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:
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.)
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!
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 amazingat what she does. She is so particular, she will find what is bothering you and have a way of working the problem area outbut still making you feel relaxed.
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 achesand 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!