Posts by Galaxygirl

Defining My College Degree

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My studies in Human Development with an Emphasis on Integrative Wellness highlights the ongoing pursuit of a healthy well-being. A competence focused on integrative wellness tends to the multi-dimensions of our health, including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It also emphasizes the importance of taking personal initiative in caring for oneself. The knowledge base of a scholar in this competence is focused on the full spectrum of human function and potential. It means that in order for people to be truly healthy, all of our bodily systems must being working well, as well as our relationship with our social network, the Earth and having a strong sense of purpose. For a healer, it means to bring knowledge and skills from many fields of health care to bear on the healing experience. Wellness care is about taking care of people in ways that encourage better physiology, a healthier lifestyle and deeper awareness.  The hallmarks of wellness care are education and fostering [in clients] a strong sense of personal responsibility and empowerment for themselves and for the Earth that we all...

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Enliven Your Liver- Broth!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Recipe Below I am providing an expanded list of foods that are all beneficial for liver wellness, all of which we will use in this delicious liver-loving vegetable soup. Garlic Lemons Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, Brussel sprouts and cabbage Beets Carrots Cold-pressed, organic olive oil Turmeric In a sauce pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil, add in chopped garlic and a 1 tsp of chopped fresh turmeric. Let simmer on low heat. Next add in chopped cabbage, broccoli, ½ shredded red beet, kale, and a carrot. Squeeze an entire lemon in to this. Let cook until the cabbage is slightly translucent. Add in enough water to cover the vegetables about an inch. After the water has boiled, turn heat off. Add in a packet of Immune Broth. You may add in a splash of olive oil, uncooked at the end for added flavor and a dose of some good, healthy fat. Salt and pepper to taste. Be prepared to nourish your liver and your taste buds!...

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An Enlivened You

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hey there, Spring time is just around the corner. And while there’s still snow on the ground and temperatures keep us in the chill of winter, the energies of the vernal equinox are awakening! Spring time can mean a time of cleaning out, getting rid of the un-wanted and un-needed. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, springtime supports vision and goal setting. The organs associated with it are the liver and the gallbladder. The liver supports the body in major detoxification processes, like letting sh** go, physically and metaphorically. This March, let’s set forth on our goals with the energy of Springtime to light our fires! Love your liver by supporting it in releasing toxins from the body and mind. Living a wholesome and well life isn’t possible without letting the things go that do not serve us. Stay well,...

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Take a moment…and chill

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Managing stress alone is part of life. It is empowering to be accountable for our individual health. Part of being accountable is knowing when to ask for help and support. Therapeutic modalities such as Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, and Massage therapy all encourage healthy nervous system function and help to activate the parasympathetic response. Cranial-sacral therapy is a modality often practiced within therapeutic body work and is an off-shoot from osteopathic medicine. It is a gentle, hands-on approach that works to calm the nervous system. Cranial-sacral therapy is one of the less invasive therapies, encouraging pain relief, stress relief and trauma resolution. The healthy and mindful maintenance of our nervous system is one of the best ways to maintain and prolong good health. It prevents illnesses associated with stress and keeps us in a state of healing, growth, happiness and creativity. We may not be able to control the stress of life’s uncertainties but we can certainly control our attitudes and approaches towards how we deal. We can take back our health by being responsible for our needs, physically, mentally and emotionally. We can be empowered to live with vitality, joy and longevity by our desire and commitment to ourselves and the lives we were...

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Pediatric Massage

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Did you know that your child could benefit from receiving massage? Touch is the first sense that is developed in humans and is essential to our mental and physical health. Children of all ages, especially infants, can receive massage for a variety of reasons: Infants boosts immune system stimulates brain function provides sensory and motor stimulation creates sense of safety and trust relieves gas, colic, indigestion promotes better sleep Toddlers through age 18 provides a sense of relaxation encourages confidence promotes body awareness instills importance of healthy lifestyle relieves stress helps prevent and treat injury (sports) *Children under 18 must have parental consent to receive massage, and the parents are often encouraged or required to be present in the massage room. As a professional massage therapist with training in yoga instruction and child care , I have had the opportunity to work with children of all ages along their path of wellness and health care.  In my experience, there is not a single person in the whole world that does not need a massage. Age is not limited by  this fact.  Touch is the first sense that is developed in humans and is essential to our mental and physical health.  Children, just as adults, experience physical, as well as mental and emotional stress that affects their nervous systems, immune systems, digestive processes, as well as brain function and kinesthetic awareness. Additionally, children in school, participating in extra-curricular activities and with the growing pains of development are subject to heightened amounts of pain and stress.  Pediatric massage addresses these systems and benefits the whole body.  I offer a wide range of techniques, including but not limited to, cranial-sacral therapy, a gentle, hands-on approach that works to calm the nervous system, as well as injury-rehabilitation, connective tissue, working directly with the fascial networks of the body, as well as neuro-muscular therapy.  I encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s physical and mental development, and support their presence during sessions. Communication and engagement are important with any therapy. Feel free to reach me through my website. Available by appointment....

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