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get your Holiday Massage Gift Certificates by 12/21/15

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by healing_arts_admin
13 days to order your Holiday Massage Gift Ceritificate!

13 days to order your Holiday Massage Gift Ceritificate!

Only 13 days left to order your Holiday Massage Gift Certificate to make sure it gets under the XMAS Tree in time!

Or purchase your Massage / Reiki Gift Certificate in person at our Holiday Party 12/19/15 5:30-7:30!

We’ll be selling Xmas Aromatherapy products including a spritzer of Fir Balsam, Spruce & Cedar, bring your Xmas Tree back to life with this enchanting forest blend! Misa Bowman will be giving 9 Star Ki Astrology readings to predict what 2016 may hold for you!

Gift Certificates

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Amy Amonette offering $25 off your 1st Massage

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by healing_arts_admin

My massage therapy career began  in 2003 after completing a 1000 hour Holistic Health Practitioner program in San Diego, CA.

Since then, I have practiced massage at one of the top resort spas in Telluride, CO, worked in conjunction with chiropractors and physical therapists and helped to create a successful onsite employee massage program at a hospital. Prior to relocating back to the Seattle area, I owned my own massage and wellness practice for several years.

Every massage is completely customized to your individual needs and preferences. Incorporating various techniques from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Lomi Lomi and energy work,  I work intuitively to help bring your body, mind and spirit into a more relaxed and balanced state.

I am excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest and to be able to share my love of bodywork with the good people of Seattle!

Amy Amonette Massage

Amy Amonette Massage

Relaxation Day 8/15/15

Posted on: August 9th, 2015 by healing_arts_admin


Saturday 8/15/15 is Relaxation Day!

Sometimes I feel so lazy on my Sundays off but then I look at my cat & think I could be even lazier! Maybe take a cat nap, follow his lead, just do what Frankie said &


And remember Amy has a great Massage special for $33 off your first Massage with her on SUNDAYS! Of course Massage tops the list for ways to relax!  here’s some other ways:

8 Great Ways to RELAX

(see if you can accomplish all of these relaxation techniques today!!!)

    1. Massage increases relaxation by increasing oxytocin, the feel good hormone!  It also reduces cortisol, the stress hormone.  Studies have shown that getting one massage a month helps you relax and improves immune function by increasing Natural Killer (NK) cells.
    2. Walk.  Sneak out of the office or house and go for a long walk!  Walking releases endorphins, reduces stress and is my favorite way (next to massage) to relax.  Pay attention to all the sights, sounds sensations on your walk, allow yourself to be immersed and forget about anything that may have been worrying you.  Thich Nhat Hahn has this walking meditation: The mind can go in a 1,000 directions, but on this beautiful path I walk in peace.  With each step, a gentle wind blows, with each step, a flower blooms.
    3.  Garden gardening is like therapy you can eat! Grow vegetables, fruit and flowers.  There is something so relaxing about having your hands in the soil.  If all you have is a windowsill, you can still grow herbs and flowers.  It’s uplifting to see plants growing and blooming before your eyes.
    4. Cat NAPS!  Also releases Oxytocin plus Dopamine both feel good, 20 minutes is best, more than that you can mess up your sleep cycles for nighttime sleeping.
    5. Chocolate is a mood elevator!  Dark chocolate also release oxytocin, now health studies have shown it’s good for your heart!
    6. Epsom Salt Bath  Light some candle, sink into a hot Epsom Salt Bath with some soothing Aromatherapy such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang or geranium.  The Epsom Salts will soften all the fascia in your muscles, release lactic acid and detoxify you, ahhh relaxing!
    7. Mantras.  Say my favorite Mantra whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, “It doesn’t Matter!” because truly if you have your health, family is healthy, no one is bleeding, everything else really does.not.matter!  Don’t stress the small stuff, it’s all small stuff!
    8.  Breathe and Meditate….Imagine a warm,  orange colored liquid pouring into the top of your head, flowing down through your body, bathing every cell in a warm, orange glowing light, allow it to disentigrate any negativity.



Father’s Day Massage Special!

Posted on: June 14th, 2015 by healing_arts_admin

Father's Day MassageLet’s hear it for the Dad’s!!!

This Father’s Day BAHA is celebrating Father’s with a special, 60 minutes of pure bliss Massage for just $75, 90 Minutes for the Dad who really needs it, for $98 or a One Hour Reiki Session for $65.

You can purchase your Father’s Day Gift Certificate here, using our handy dandy paypal button, but please purchase by 6/18 if you would like a beautiful Gift Certificate mailed with plenty of time, otherwise thru 6/21 I can send you a digital gift card, too.


How to Heal a Broken Toe!

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by healing_arts_admin


This is my second major injury to my left foot this year and I can only heed the message to slow down, put my foot up & relax. Not much more you can do when you smash your tiny 4th metatarsal and you can barely walk. Luckily, as a massage therapist, I know just what to do to heal my broken toe and it is healing swiftly! I know Louise Hay, in her fabulous book, “heal your body”, says the foot is about stepping into life and the toes can represent worry about the future. I don’t feel like I am worried about my future, so much. For me left foot represents YIN side of the body saying, “slow down” because I have been so busy this Summer, with lots of massage clients, teaching Reiki classes, raising a 7 year old boy, a dog, a cat now, always on the go, I was literally running across the house, getting stuff done when, smash! hit my toe.
First thing I did of course was RICE! Rest, Ice, Compresssion and Elevation. Then my fabulous husband buddy taped the toe 4th toe that was broken to the 3rd toe, to keep it straight. Of course I Reiki’d my foot, thank goodness for Reiki! Then before bed, I took Advil for pain, I hate and resist pain pills, but it did take the swelling down some. I could not even stand on my foot, so painful! I took Arnica homeopathically all night & put traumeel on the foot, which was really sore, swollen and bruised. I drank some Calcium Magnesium powder in water to assist healing. The next morning the toe & top of the foot region was black & blue, more Arnica. Still could not put any weight on my foot withou sharp pain. Then I did an Epsom Salt foot bath, with a generous amount of Epsom Salts and some Birch oil, I soaked my foot for 90 minutes while my son and I watched “Secretariat.” To my amazement, when I took my foot out, the black and blue bruising was gone! Swelling went down, too. I could almost stand, finally!

When I visited my fabulous Naturopath, Dr. Amy Fasig this morning, she reminded me of the bone setting properties of Comfrey Salve and Comfrey homeopathic. Now I am taking Comfrey Homeopathic & rubbing Comfrey salve on every hour or so, still elevating and chilling my foot. I just felt inspired to share how effective all these natural remedies really are to relieve an injury and the trick is treating your injury right away. I see lots of clients who come in with an injury weeks after the fact and they are suffering, with a lot of pain. You really want to jump on it, the moment you injure yourself using Epsom salts, Comfrey, Arnica, St. John’s Wort (if it’s nerve related).
Only hidden blessing is that my client had just given me this most amazing book to read, “Hummingbird’s Daughter” and guess now I have plenty of time to read it with my foot elevated, maybe this is what my body was secretly craving after a long, busy Summer! This is a wonderful book about a powerful healer in Mexico, what an amazing journey of a book to read while recuperating.
All of the healing salves and homeopathic are linked below, useful for any sports related injuries or ridiculous mom injuries you may have!
Heal your body

I just ordered the toe loops can’t wait to get these!