I hate cold season! Is there a solution?
The change of seasons is well known to be high time for colds and flus, and in our busy lives, be it school or work, managing seasonal sickness can be a real hassle. Traditional Chinese medicine has many tools to both strengthen the immune system and to defeat colds and flus, dramatically shortening their durations […]
Massage and recovery- a personal story.
I was barely there for my first appointment, recovering- or not from the suicide of my son, a vicious car accident, and a world that seemed just to much. Every where I turned the world sucked. I could barely get on the massage table, it seemed so high. Anxiety, grief and very physical pain was […]
Cupping- how it works and should you try it?
You remember seeing all the funny round bruises in the 2016 olympics? That is cupping, and athletes swear by it, but why and is it for you? Cupping is a process of attaching cups to the skin and suctioning the skin up into them, sort of like a vacuum. And in fact that is what […]
7 tips for mentally letting go and enjoying your massage.
It is difficult to find time to fit self care into your life. When you get it, make the most of it, here is how. Control sound- our therapist will bring soft music, but we can’t control your kids or your dog. Booking when your kids are out, at school, or in bed is a […]
A rose by any other name… What’s up with rose essential oils.
Rose Otto or Rose Absolute what is the difference and do you care? Whether you are a hippy like me, or really into things that smell pretty you may have some questions about Rose “essential” oils. Essentially you will find three products out there-if you look hard enough. You will find Rose absolute, or Rose […]
Seniors Massage- 5 Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Mom is Wheel Chair Bound Can she still get a massage? Yes- most therapists who work with Elderly clients are accustomed to having clients with varying degrees of mobility, in addition through the study of the musculature system the therapist will be able to work with whatever level of range of motion that she has, […]
Arthritis is painful, 3 ways massage can make you feel yourself again
Ruth is 86 and has Arthritis, otherwise she is healthy for her age, her mind is active, she has friends and lots of interests that keep her as busy as she wants to be, at least on her good days. On her bad days the pain is not just overwhelming, it is stressful and makes […]
Crown Chakra- Where it all comes together.
Are you experiencing? Confusion Difficulty Understanding Insensitivity Apathety and Lack of empathy Greediness Addiction Overthinking everything or Overly attached to people or outcomes of events. These are signs that your crown chakra could use a little tweaking, or even a lot. And even the most spiritual aware person has times where things are out of […]
Lacking inspiration, feeling anxious? Unblock your third eye chakra.
When you lack inspiration, have trouble concentrating, feel anxious and depressed, it could be that your third eye chakra is not balanced. This can also have physical symptoms such as migraines, trouble with vision, paranoia, and even sciatica. Of course your 3rd eye is also the centre of your intuition, and if you feel less […]
Are you Heard when You talk? Is your Throat Chakra to blame?
When you have a block in your throat chakra you may notice that you are having trouble expressing your thoughts and feelings, you say things and no one listens, or you don’t say anything at all because you are afraid of the results. In general you will have trouble expressing emotions, and may have a […]