Why not give it to yourself and those you love? Take the time for yourself. Get a massage on a regular basis. Encourage those you love to do the same. Remember…prevention saves you time and money!
Make bodywork part of your proactive health plan. Don’t wait until pain overwhelms you or you lose motion. If you are interested in craniosacral therapy for yourself or your family, I am happy to help in any way I can. Love and health, Monica
MODALITY MINUTE: “Can Craniosacral Therapy help…?”
The answer is probably yes! In my latest Craniosacral Therapy class, I learned great tools for helping both adults and children release stress and stored restrictions in the body. Just a few way this work can help….
. Physical trauma that has never been released from the body that now shows itself as chronic pain, tension, or unexplained emotional difficulty.
. Emotional trauma stored in the body’s soft tissue and holding you back from living optimally.
. Anxiety/Depression/Sinus Headaches
Craniosacral therapy helps with many other conditions as well. It’s a great adjunct to any wellness plan. This work demonstrates the power of focused, skilled, and compassionate touch. Our bodies really do know what we need to heal. Why not give yourself time to quiet down, pay attention and be willing to let go today?
OIL ESSENTIALS: Make Your Own Glycerine Soap
1 block clear glycerine soap
Coloring if desired
Slice off a section of the clear glycerine soap. Melt in double-boiler. Pyrex is best so you can see what you are doing. When liquefied, remove from heat and add in this order:
– coloring stirring gently and briefly to mix; overstirring makes bubbles
– pieces of the flowers/herbs
– essential oil (Strong oils like peppermint- add only one drop per lb of soap;lighter oils like lavender – add 5-6 drops per lb soap. Add at end because heat dissipates the oils; add enough to smell aroma.)
– stir again, just enough to mix, then pour into mold. Allow 20-30 minutes to set.
GENTLE REMINDERS: Avoiding MSG
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is one of the most common and hazardous food additives on the market. MSG is reportedly more toxic than alcohol, tobacco and many drugs. MSG is an excitotoxin, so it tricks your brain into wanting to eat more and more foods containing the ingredient, even if you are already full. Side effects of MSG include obesity, eye damage, headaches, depression, fatigue and disorientation.
Food manufacturers know that health-conscious consumers try to avoid MSG, so it is oftentimes not listed in a product’s ingredients. Here’s a list of ingredients that ALWAYS contain MSG:
Autolyzed Yeast, Calcium Caseinate, Gelatin Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Protein, Monopotassium Glutamate, Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium Caseinate, Textured Protein, Yeast Extract, Yeast Food, Yeast Nutrient
Check out this article for details: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_17608.cfm
MAILBAG: Massage Helps Children with Colic
Monica, Things have been going great for lil Alessandro! Today was the turning point (we hope). Today his colic seemed greatly reduced to a discomfort which was very manageable. We were able to distract him most of the time from his discomfort. This has been a great relief for us, as we felt like we were all able to get some much-needed rest. Thank you soooo much for your help. Woohoo! D. Osorio, Hunters Creek, FL
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