First what is an essential oil? Essential oils are aromatic compounds made of hundreds of carbon-based chemical components that create therapeutic benefit. Essential oils are also volatile, meaning they can evaporate or oxidize in the presence of light, oxygen or heat. Essential oils are derived from plant parts: stems, leaves, petals, roots, grass, bark, resins, […]
A cool little tool…a jade roller
Have you heard of jade rollers and wondered what’s all the buzz? From just a simple little stone, you can get amazing results. Use them at room temperature (they are naturally cool) or chill them in the refrigerator for a more intense refreshing result. They are great on your face, neck or eye area to […]
Start the year with a massage.
A popular view about massage techniques is that they are only for pampering purposes. Many people do not realize the positive influence a massage has on a person’s health. For this reason, many feel a massage treatment is a luxury for special occasions and not something to be enjoyed on a regular basis. Massage has […]
Stand up straight.
Did your mom always tell you to stand up straight? Poor posture doesn’t just upset your mother—it can have some serious side effects. Slouching causes slacked muscles to get shorter and tighter, while allowing other muscles to virtually wither away. The misalignment of your spine puts added stress on your circulatory, digestive and nervous systems […]
Sick of allergies?
Although outdoor allergies seem to hit harder in the the fall, allergy season in Kentuckiana seems to be year round. This particular ragweed season looks to be exceptionally rough. Many of my clients are dealing with post-nasal drip, eye irritation, scratchy throat, hive reactions, and sinus pressure/swelling and are looking to over-the-counter sinus and allergy […]
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