In the same way that it’s important for massage therapists to receive bodywork to maintain our physical ability to do this work, we’ve got to make sure we’re taking care of our mental and emotional health. To do so while protecting client confidentiality can require some extra work or creativity, but in the end it’s more than worth it.
Did you miss our last workshop, A Natural Face & Neck - For You and Your Clients? Lucky for you, we've got a recipe from that workshop to try. At the end of this post you'll find our favorite recipe for a natural face toner.
But still, come November it hits me like a ton of bricks; I'm sleepy, slow moving, less motivated; cold/wind/rain, sundown feels like it's in the middle of the day, my balanced diet is a stranger, and don't even get me started on my eating habits around the holidays!
What do tea tree, rosemary, ravensara, eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint have in common?
They're all potent allies for respiratory health, and just a few of the essential oils that we blend together to make Breathe Great!
We'd like to take a moment to showcase our celebrity essential oil blend in the Urban Therapeutic Apothecary, Breathe Great.
This is our only blend with an academic study (!!!) from University of California Irvine that proved its efficacy at treating staph, strep, pneumonia, MRSA and more. Seriously! Where modern antibiotics fail, nature's pharmacy picks up the slack.
You can find this study here to learn more.
Our EO blends were formulated by certified Aromatherapist Ann Vermilye for various ailments, and below you’ll find a video of Ann discussing why she formulated this blend and its effects. (Press the "CC" button for captions)
Thanks Ann! Isn't she adorable? Stay tuned for more videos with her to come.
Many of us have fond childhood memories of a caregiver applying vapor rub to our chests, opening up our sinus passages before and sending us off to a sickly sleep from which we awoke feeling worlds better.
Unfortunately, store bought brands of vapor rubs often contain special petrolatum (processed crude oil) and turpentine, which is typically used as a paint thinner. The new "greaseless" formulas are even worse - containing parabens, diazolidinyl urea (a formaldehyde releasing chemical that is toxic upon inhalation) and PEG-100 Stearate (which is often contaminated with cancer-causing dioxane).
We decided to create our own all-natural vapor rub, and here is the recipe!