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Year of the Fire Rooster!

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 by healing_arts_admin
Year of Fire Rooster!

Year of Fire Rooster!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!! Year of the Fire Rooster! 

1/27/17 New Moon Aquarius marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster. The Rooster calls Cockadoodle-Doo @ the break of dawn to WAKE US UP! & get us to work on the farm! This year already feels like a Wake Up Call in so many ways.  New Year & New Moons are a great time to "Reboot" & this energy is calling us to make big changes in any area that is not working for us. I just read, if you don't like where you are right now, MOVE, you're not a Tree!

A lot of shifts happening this year for many of us, which can be challenging but also exciting... This is a time to learn more, do more, be more, the energy of the Fire Rooster will INSPIRE you to step out of your comfort zone & try something new. It's a go, go, go kinda year, which can be exhausting so remember to take time out for self care as well.

This year is the most auspicious time for Space Clearing, purging, cleaning out your closets, sock drawers & tidying up.

This year will fare best for Roosters & Dragons.

And if you are looking for a local Chinese New Years Celebration, Oregon Tai Chi will be having a Chinese New Years event Saturday, more info on their site here:

http://www.oregontaichi.com

And if you want to know what 2017 holds for you personally, remember that I am offering Free 9 Star Ki Astrology (Chinese Astrology) readings with your Massage or Reiki Session right now! I also do Space Clearings...

Nettle Soup

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by healing_arts_admin
Nettle Soup Recipe

Nettle Soup Recipe

Nettle Soup Recipe

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 time!

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by healing_arts_admin
Nettles

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      

Cyber Monday Massage Deal

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by healing_arts_admin

Buy One Get One 1/2 off!

This Cyber Monday is your absolute LAST CHANCE to get the BOGO 1/2 off Massage Deal, that's 2 Massage Gift Certificates for $142.50 (a $47.50 savings), After today the Paypal button will expire & this offer is no longer available for in office purchase. If you were thinking about giving the gift of Massage @ Queen Anne Healing Arts, the time is now! This crazy Christmas shopping season, we are offering a simpler solution to gift giving with our Cyber Monday Massage BOGO deal.  When you Buy One Massage you Get one Massage 50% off! You can redeem this Gift Certificate for your choice of a Massage (including Deep Tissue Massage), Reiki, Animal Reiki, Hot Stone Massage, Fertility Acupressure Session or Pregnancy Massage & including Cupping Therapy! Wow! Buy one as a gift, keep one for yourself because this holiday season, we've got to remember to nurture ourselves & & give to ourselves as well! You can purchase this special Cyber Monday Spa deal online by simply clicking on the Paypal button below & a gift certificate will be immediately available for print, we will also mail you 2 nicer Massage Gift Certificates suitable for gift giving! This deal will only be available through Saturday! This may be used for Reiki or Animal Reiki, too! Remember we are offering free hot stones with every massage now through Christmas, warm up in our cozy Soleus infrared heated setting. This Button will expire @ midnight on Cyber Monday & this deal will not be offered again this season, this is truly the last chance to get the BOGO deal, not available in office after Plaid Friday!!! Don't hesitate or it will be too late! Next Reiki 1 Class w/ Attunement is December 08, 2012

Black Friday or Small Business Saturday BOGO Massage Deals!

Posted on: November 17th, 2012 by healing_arts_admin
  5 Fat turkeys are we, we slept all night in a tree when the cook came around we didn't make a sound and that's why we're still here you see! Hope you have a Fabulous Thanksgiving, full of family, friends, love and laughter! If you need to relax after all that family time... Massage available this Sunday after Thanksgiving. Remember we are offering free hot stones with every massage now through Christmas, warm up in our cozy Soleus infrared heated setting. This crazy Christmas shopping season, we are offering a simpler solution to gift giving with our Black Friday (or Small Business Saturday) Massage BOGO deal.  When you Buy One Massage you Get one Massage 50% off! You can redeem this Gift Certificate for your choice of a Massage (including Deep Tissue Massage), Reiki, Hot Stone Massage, Fertility Acupressure Session or Pregnancy Massage. Buy one as a gift, keep one for yourself because this holiday season, we've got to remember to nurture & give to ourselves as well! You can purchase this special Black Friday - Small Business Saturday Spa deal by simply clicking on the Paypal button below & a gift certificate will be immediately available for print, we will also mail you 2 nicer Massage Gift Certificates suitable for gift giving! Thank You, I give Thanks, I give Thanks, I give Thanks!
 

Fall Back w/ a Massage!

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by healing_arts_admin

Fall Back w/ a Massage

Remember to Fall Back on Saturday 11/4/121 If you need to reset your internal clock, try this powerful Foot Reflexology Point for the Pituitary Gland. This works amazing for Jet Lag or anytime you need to get your internal clocks in line (like in the case of insomnia).

This Reflexology Point in the Big toe relates to the Pituitary Gland & helps reset our internal clocks.

Of course Massage can help you adjust and relax into Fall, Misa has appointments available this Sunday!