What is Healing Alchemy?
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The word alchemy usually conjures up an image of some ancient white-haired dude from the Middle Ages, with bubbling beakers of mysterious substances.  Indeed, alchemy was the literal attempt to transform base metals into gold, via some mysterious chemical process.  Today, the … Read More

Why Communication is Key When Marketing Your Massage Business
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Picture this. A 36-year-old nurse and mother of two decides to rebook a massage therapist for the weekend. That is, after enduring migraines and missing work all week to care for her toddler, who just recovered from a flu. She … Read More

5 Ways to Boost Your Massage Income with Hemp CBD
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I have been incorporating CBD massage into my practice for a few years, and I’d like to share some insights with you.  I lived in Humboldt county for 7 years, so I may know a thing or two about cannabis.  😉 … Read More

Raw (Un)Sushi Nori Wraps and Cucumber Salad
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A raw or semi-raw diet can lift our spirits, heighten our senses and help us celebrate the lightness of being. I live in Hawaii, where it’s almost always warm, so eating raw really fits the climate.  Raw food can be … Read More

Green Smoothie 101
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Ahh, I wouldn’t be a holistic health coach if I didn’t write the ubiquitous green smoothie post!  I’m going to try something a little different here, and not post a single recipe, but a recipe template. Hopefully it will inspire … Read More

10 Essential Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
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Stay healthy this cold and flu season with these Essential Home Remedies. Can you believe the average person is sick for an entire month out of the year?  That’s more time than most people get for vacation!  No bueno.  Thankfully, … Read More

5 Tips for Managing your Energy on Social Media
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Like any tool, facebook, instagram, pintrest, you-name-it, can be extremely beneficial.  “Facecrack,” especially, for me is one that I need to be very mindful to use wisely.  What may begin as a quick peep, can easily turn into hours going … Read More

What You Need to Know About Home Water Filters
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Water is foundational to life itself.  With increasing environmental degradation, the supply of clean, pure drinking water is rapidly diminishing.  Over the last 100 years we’ve seen a lot of our natural water supply dry up, get diverted, or polluted.  … Read More

Rage Against the Food Machine
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I am thankful for my teenage years as a rebellious punk rock lover. It ignited the spirit within me of questioning authority, and seeing the need to “change the system.” Although I’m much more grounded in my perspective now that … Read More

Fascia – What is it? (Hint: It’s not a David Bowie Song)
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Fascia!  Turn to the left.  Fascia!  Turn to the right. Ok, so maybe David Bowie wasn’t singing about fascia, but…what is fascia anyway? Being the anatomy nerd I am, I’m really keen on fascia. I sometimes get the question “What … Read More

From Swedish to Shiatsu: Defining Popular Massage Modalities
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You may look at a spa menu and feel confused at the many modalities listed. What to choose?   What do they even mean? In this post, I aim to briefly highlight some of the differences and similarities between a few … Read More

Self-Care For Healers
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As healers, we know the importance of self-care, and need to be especially aware of the transference of energy from our clients to us. Ever help someone with a headache, and they walk off the table relieved while later that … Read More

10 Minute Yoga Practice for a Calm Mind
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Everyday life can get very demanding, whether its your job, kids, projects, you-name-it, it’s all too easy to let ourselves get frazzled by the constant “to do” list. Even just a little yoga can go a long way.  This 10 … Read More

Yoga for Digestion
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The holidays can pose a challenge.  A digestive challenge.  Even the most yogic of yogis out there find it hard to resist all the yummy treats being served up this time of year.  But, never fear!  Yoga postures (and some … Read More

Nourish Your Yin
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I just returned from a week of deep nourishment and self-care, taking a Yin Yoga teacher training over on the Puna side at a beautiful retreat center called Kalani.  Wow, did I need this!  Since I became a mother almost … Read More

Did You Know Massage Could do THAT!?
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Everybody knows that massage is good.  But just HOW good?  Turns out, massage isn’t just for when your muscles ache, and you need relief.  It can have far-reaching benefits that can truly make an impact on your whole life. Here … Read More

How Massage Can Improve Self-Esteem
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For some, receiving a massage may be putting them at the edge of discomfort.  Perhaps the thought of another person seeing them “naked” is horrifying.  What about my pimples!?  Cellulite!?  Body hair!? Funky toes!?  Skinny legs!?  You name it, a … Read More

15 FREE Self Care Tips
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We all know we need to practice self-care in order to feel our best and be able to help others. (You know this, RIGHT?!) Yet, things like massages, facials, yoga classes, pedicures, and spa days cost $$$$. While there is … Read More