And not just time to detox our bodies, but detox our minds and our lives as well. Living life to the fullest for me is all about accepting change, creating joy and getting rid of anything that doesn’t serve my highest purpose. That doesn’t mean that change is easy for me! There are still times I resist. But when I let go of the resistance, I find peace.
Welcome to my site and a peek into a big part my life… wellness! The above picture I am with my friend, mentor, and health practitioner Cyndi. I find that success along my path of wellness requires a support team of kindred sprits and balance. Balance between the physical, emotional, and spiritual. Physical balance of being kind to myself yet setting achievable health goals. Physical balance is also between the food I put into my mouth and being active. Emotional Balance of setting boundaries and exploring my feelings. Spiritual Balance of being of service to others and making time for my relationship with God and filling up my own cup.
When people have asked me what I did to loose my weight they want to know what I Physically did to achieve my goal. But my goal was achieved through more than the Continue reading “My Food Plan”→
When it comes to the sheets on either my bed or massage table I am picky. I am looking for sturdy, soft, and sustainable. I first started buying bamboo sheets 10 years ago. Over the years I found it harder and harder to find good quality bamboo sheets. They started mixing them with polyester. Or I would feel them and they felt scratchy. So there are 3 brands I currently recommend:
BedVoyage: There are the softest bamboo sheets and what I use on the massage table. They are also expensive. After a year they are wearing great after many washes. They still look brand new! They feel cool t the touch if you overheat in bed easily. So I watch for the sales. At one point they had only white on sale so I bought some natural dyes and tie-dyed them to the color I liked. It was a fun project. I could have just as easily died them all one color. I also enjoy their bamboo towels. Continue reading “Sheets I recommend”→
Especially in the spring and fall, our allergies can create sinus pressure, headaches, and clogged ears. I personally do ear candling twice a year to help ease those symptoms. But it wasn’t until I started doing manual lymphatic drainage with cupping that I started getting long-lasting relief. So for my clients, I offer a combinations service of massage with the cupping and ear candling.
The Benefits of Ear Candling
We have seen the healing of vertigo, dizziness, allergies, headaches, and so many others. When used properly, the benefits of ear candling may include:
I’ve tried many different lymphatic drainage modalities for both myself and my clients. First I learned the Vodder method. It’s a very gentle technique. Then I learned deep tissue manual lymphatic drainage. But the technique that I felt got the biggest results for both myself and my clients is manual lymphatic drainage with cupping. It not only assists in draining the lymphatic system but also breaks up Fascia restrictions which can be like a kink in the hose of the lymph.
The lymphatic system in your body is responsible for carrying away toxins and bacteria bringing in white blood cells (lymph fluid) that act as our immune system. The white blood cells are responsible for attacking viruses and cancer cells, keeping the body free from invaders that threaten our health. The veins and arteries of the circulatory system are close in proximity to the lymph channels and assist in the flow of lymphatic fluid since the lymph system has no individual pump to carry the fluid throughout the body. The only other means of circulating the fluid is through body movement or muscle contractions. Continue reading “Lymphatic Cupping”→
I value giving back to the community and volunteering my time. I felt like the best use of my knowledge and skills is to help veterans. I was grateful to have found hands for heroes, an organization dedicated to offering free services to our veterans.
Hands for Heroes™ is a nationwide organization of caring health care professionals who have donated their time and skills to provide therapeutic bodywork for our Nations Veterans.
Every year I give away 13 gift certificates to veterans as a thank you for your service. Each gift certificate is for 3 healing sessions. If you are interested in being a recipient of one of those gift certificates please contact me.
I heard about Reiki many years before I ever took my first class. I had received a Reiki session a handful of times. But once I did decide to take my certification class in Reiki it was to support a friend on their journey into healing. Enter Tracey Ostrand of Turn Your Shine On in 2014. The transformation I experienced was subtle. Yet it was although my path had become clearer and my intuition had become louder. Both in my sessions with clients and in my life. I decided to become a Reiki teacher a year later so that I could attune my pets to Reiki. But it turned into a class I really enjoy teaching. To help others on this very gentle path of healing themselves. Continue reading “My Journey Into Reiki”→
So I tried the master cleanser maybe 6 or 8 years ago. I have tried many different detoxes over the years and it wasn’t my favorite. I felt like I need more nutrients in my body during a detox. Especially more greens. Not just some some spicy lemonade and teas. But recently a friend shared that she learned it was safe to play around a little more in a detox. I believe there is no right detox for everyone. Our bodies and our experiences are all different. So my friend Nicole who swears by the master cleanser and will try nothing else wanted me to do the master cleanser with her. I agreed. I feel like march is a great time for the master cleanser because of citrus being in season. We are able to find pink and meyer lemons at the store.
So we are off! Day one of the detox. Nicole even convinced me to take measurements and pictures. That isn’t something I have ever done on a detox before. My main goal isn’t weight loss. Maybe in the back of my mind it is, but I also know that depending on what I do after the detox is going to decide if it stays off or not. So what are my goals? My goal is to lose 10 pounds of lymphatic bloat in my gut! My lymphatic system is usually a little stagnant. That’s probably why I learn manual lymphatic Drainage massage. To learn how to heal myself. As a massage therapist, I find I subconsciously learn the techniques I need.
In my expirence, during a detox it is important to not just detox the body, but also the emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives.To help my body physically detox I will be drinking the spicy lemonade, my shaman shack tea, herbal teas, yoga, skin brushing, and coffee enemas. To support my emotional detox I will be continuing my warrior goddess training, journaling, and seek out community/ sharing circles. For my spiritual balance I will be doing walking dog meditation, kundalini yoga, and prayer.
Nicole: This is my 4th master cleanse and I’m excited to be doing it with Elizabeth this time. My main goal is to fit into this gorgeous Vera Wang dress for a black tie wedding in a few weeks. I am also looking forward to the benefits I have received in previous cleanses such as: heightened senses, less bloating, clearer and brighter skin, thicker hair, stronger nails, and more toned body. And of course to remove any food addictions/cravings and to feel better overall. I will be following the general master cleanse plan which you can find here:themastercleanse.org/
Part of my healthy lifestyle includes exploring my emotions and creating rituals for self care. It’s not just the food I make and the physical activity I enjoy. It took me awhile to learn this. I spent 10 years trying to achieve wellness & vitality through the physical plane while also trying to numb out my emotional & spiritual pain. And I’ve only spent the last 2 years healing my deeper wounds. I’m still learning and growing. I think I will be still learning and growing forever…