Saturday, July 12, 2014

Buy your massage sessions in packages & save money!

Many feel that massage is an expensive luxury. Although we all place value differently, when you break down the cost of ONE 60 minute massage session with me each month, it is a spend of $2.16/day in a 30 day month.

Think about it...
Just yesterday I spent $4.17 on a 12 oz. Bhakti chai and it didn't feel expensive. Yet, it is more expensive than a massage each month.

If you want to drop that price even more, buy your sessions in packages. I offer the following prepaid package deals designed to help you make it even more affordable and friendly on your budget.
Four 60 minute sessions for $230 (Savings of $30!)
Four 90 minute sessions for $320 (Savings of $40!)

Note: $1109 is the amount the average American worker spends on coffee in a year (Source: A 2013 Accounting Principals survey of 1020 employed Americans)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Arthrokinetic Inhibition: Our brain's ability to shut down movement

"Arthrokinetic Inhibition" is a protective mechanism in which an injury to a joint sends a message to the muscles that cross it not to fully contract.

I think it is outstanding that the brain shuts down an injured joint to protect it, but it does come with some drawbacks. Primarily, lack of normal movement and the feeling of weakness. This is great while the injury heals, but not so once the area no longer requires the disruption in normal function. Most think that they have to accept this as the new way their body will function; however, there are massage techniques that can help when the body doesn't get the memo from the brain that the protection is no longer needed.

Massage therapy can help to bring the joint into better movement after the acute injury stage is over - typically, 4-7 days after the occurrence.

To find out more and to discover if massage therapy can help you, visit:

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Turmeric Elixir


Makes 1 quart of elixir (can be consumed cold or hot - I like it hot)

*1 tsp. dried turmeric (juice of fresh turmeric can also be used)
*1 whole lemon washed and then cut into quarters
*2+ tsp. peeled and grated fresh ginger
*Hot water to fill
*Honey, to taste

Place all ingredients in a 1 quart mason jar squeezing lemon quarters as you drop them in to release their juices. Use organic whenever possible and be sure to wash the lemon's rind no mater what. Fill the jar with hot water. Screw the lid on tightly and gently shake. Be careful not to burn your paws on the glass and metal of the jar. Enjoy as a warm tea-like elixir or place in refrigerator for use later. I typically fill the jar once more with water prior to composting the ingredients.

Drink daily for fabulous inflammation response and healthy digestion!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What do you mean we don't know everything??!!??

The study of anatomy is fascinating! We humans walk around all day in these meat sacks filled with water held upright by a skeleton; however, we know very little about what is actually going on. It seems rather important to understand our bodies so that we can properly care for them. So important for some that they would risk their lives for a chance to learn more. And still today, we are adding to the landmarks that make up our human body, though the risks involved are a bit less drastic.

Anatomy has a dangerous and sorted past. At least as far back as 1600 BCE, the Egyptians were studying anatomy and had discovered: the heart (and its vessels),spleen, liver, kidneys, hypothalamus, uterus and bladder. It seems that they were learning by dissecting the victims of human sacrifice. The father of anatomy, Herophilus, carried out the first systematic human dissections on criminals. Then 1500 years later, research on cadavers was occurring in both England and Scotland where the religious thoughts at the time left those interested in furthering this research with their only option being to dig corpses out of graves. As you can imagine, this came with some legal implications, societal frustrations, and I'm sure those involved seemed to almost disappear from society since their work had to be carried out at night. Imagine if you found out your neighbor was digging people up from graves to cut them apart - yikes! Nonetheless, I am grateful to these somewhat disturbed folks because they built the foundation for what I love to study!

Today, anatomical research isn't quite so seemy. Those involved in anatomical science, can legally work with cadavers and the use of formaldehyde keeps tissues from decaying as you work. Though the smell isn't appealing, it has to be better than those of the past experienced. Society doesn't exactly love the idea of cadaver labs; however, working in one no longer comes with a death sentence.

Here we are in 2013 and science is still discovering new human body parts. Just this week, the existence of a new piece of human knee anatomy was announced. Meet the Anterolateral ligament (ALL):
An image of a right knee after a full dissection of the anterolateral ligament (ALL). (Credit: University Hospitals Leuven)

Back in 1879 a French doctor wrote an article suggesting the existence of a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. A couple of Belgian doctors, Dr Steven Claes and Professor Dr Johan Bellemans, just became the first to prove the existence of this by finding it in 40 of 41 cadaveric knees studied.

It seems that this new ligament could be a key in why something called the "pivot-shift" occurs after a successful ACL surgery. The two doctors are now researching techniques to better repair damage to the knees. Unfortunately, it might be a couple of years before their research is complete.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Virtual Tour of my office

Before visiting another country, it is nice to check out the lay of the land. When looking to rent new apartment, I always want to check it out first. When interviewing for a new job, I even take that as an opportunity to interview that company or person to see if I want to work with them. I am thinking the same might be true for my clients, so I would love to virtually show you around my office.

At 2825 Marine St. in Boulder, CO you will find The Marine Street Wellness Center. It is a brick, Victorian home that has been retrofitted to serve the community of Boulder, CO by providing a place for private practitioners of healing arts to welcome their clients.
Upon walking into the front door, you will turn left and pass a kitchen. A set of stairs can be found there which lead you to a lovely waiting room.
Take a seat in one of the comfortable chairs and listen to the sounds of water quietly dripping from a nearby fountain. My office is in suite C, the door to which can be found within this very waiting room.

Welcome to my office! This room is where I provide integrated massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, Reiki treatments, and wellness coaching. I do hope you visit for real soon and receive some of my healing arts work.

Enjoy the evening and be well!