Archive for March, 2013

Reiki Class

Posted on: March 17th, 2013 by healing_arts_admin
Prosperity Reiki Class

Prosperity Reiki Class

  We had such a fun time at the last Reiki class, with 6 students & the cutest dog! This Reiki class focused on Prosperity and the Law of Attraction. I think we will offer this version of Reiki again in May because it was inspiring, even for me! Saturday May 11th, 2013 is the next Reiki 1 class. Reiki 2 Class will be offered in June. Check our Reiki Class page for updates. This Spring I will also be teaching Fertility Acupressure again. Remember that Tracy will be offering 1/2 off Reiki sessions on Sundays through May 1st! This is a great opportunity to try Reiki at a discount, if you have never tried it before.

Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!

Posted on: March 17th, 2013 by healing_arts_admin
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Rainbow pic by Tony Ober

Happy St. Patrick's day! Hope you find the rainbows you're looking for. Good luck to all my friends & clients running the St. Paddy's day dash. Try soaking in Epsom Salt bath tonight to relieve those tired calves. see you soon

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by healing_arts_admin

5 leaf clover, extra lucky!

Irish Blessings May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. May you have: A world of wishes at your command. God and his angels close to hand. Friends and family their love to impart, and Irish blessings deep in your heart! May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you. May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night,and the road downhill all the way to your door. May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, and may good luck pursue you each morning and night. May your blessings outnumber the Shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go. St. Patrick's day is a very fertile time! I will be teaching a special Reiki 1 class focused on Prosperity this weekend. I hope you have a fabulous St. Patrick's day! Mother's day Massage Specials will be posted soon!

Nettle Soup time!

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by healing_arts_admin

Nettles are Natures Antihistamine!

Nettles (Urtica) It’s Nettle Season once again, time to harvest Nettles as they shoot up in the woods or maybe even in your yard.  There are many places to harvest Nettles here in the Northwest.  I hope if you do go out harvesting, you use the rule of 20, which is you only pinch off the tops of one plant for every 20 plants you see. I have seen some real devastation of Nettle groves in area parks and it’s heartbreaking. If you don’t feel like putting the rubber gloves on to harvest them yourself, I have seen them @ the Ballard Farmer’s market.  Nettles are nature’s antihistamine, if you eat fresh nettles at the beginning of Spring, you will prevent allergies to pollen.  Nettles are also rich in minerals and calcium. As a mom, I have found nettle tea to be the most effective treatment for growing pains (my son is going to be tall, he gets these all the time!)  Nettles are extremely nourishing to your blood and chi.  Nettles have a unique earthy flavor I just love. I came up with my own Nettle Soup recipe, it’s similar to Potato Leek Soup w/ Nettles. 1 tbsp grapeseed oil 1 tbsp Olive oil 3 tbsp butter 3-5 cloves garlic 2 Large Leeks, washed & sliced 5-8 potatoes (Yukon golds are my fave for this) Generous Quantity Nettles, fresh picked & rinsed 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 tbls lemon juice) Salt & Pepper to taste 1 tsp thyme Saute Leeks and garlic in the olive oil, grapeseed oil and butter for 3 minutes, toss in chopped up potatoes, add 3 cups broth, simmer with lid on for 15 minutes.  Then add Nettles, simmer low with lid on for 5-10 minutes until the nettles look like cooked spinach. Turn off heat, add salt & pepper and juice of one lemon.  Then blend the soup in a blender or with a penguin hand blender.  I like to add roasted pine nuts and parmesan to this soup just before serving.

Nettle Soup

  I have also made pesto with Nettles & it’s really great, just substitute Nettles for Basil in your pesto recipe (make sure to parboil the nettles for 5 minutes to soften the stingers before making pesto). I also like to dry some nettles to enjoy the rest of the year.  With gloves on, I just tie string around the nettles and then hang them from a laundry line.  I have made massage oil with Nettles by stuffing them in a jar with grapeseed oil and letting it sit for 6-8 weeks.  Nettle oil is wonderful for tired muscles and again can be massaged on legs for growing pains.  Dr. Haushka’s makes a great Nettles oil with Arnica & Birch if you don’t want all the work of harvesting and making your own nettle oil.

Harvesting Nettles for Tea, massage oil & tinctures

If you don't want to pick your own Nettles to make a body oil diffusion, I highly recommend Dr. Haushka's Arnica oil which contains Nettles      

Fave new Massage cd featuring Gyuto Monks!

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013 by healing_arts_admin
I recently bought this Deva Premal & Gyuto monk cd & it is my latest absolute favorite massage cd! It may not be for every client because Tibetan Monks chanting might be a little intense for some, but most of my clients just love it, as they fall into a deep meditative trance to the chanting. Background Cello by David Darling, who is also one of my faves, just adds to the melancholy yet brilliant vibe of this cd. I find it so inspiring to massage to while my clients find it deeply relaxing, a combination I live for in massage music! (sometimes the really relaxing music like Dean Evenson, also puts me to sleep, sadly). All of the proceeds go to the Gyuto Monastery in India, so you can feel good about buying this one! Clients are not only relaxed by this cd, I dare say they are transformed!