October 2014 Newsletter


Essential Healing and Massage

2100 Manchester RoadSuite 610 Wheaton IL 60187

ph.  630 863 4712

 


October is here, with pumpkins coming off the vines and colors coming on the trees. A time for walks in the crisping air and a beautiful time for introspection right after the Autumn equinox energies have passed. Take time to care for yourself before the holidays start to roll in and and relax.
Essential Healing and Massage has some upcoming events to tell you about:
From Susan:
See our own psychic Susan on a Teleseminar with Val Hart on October 3rd at 9 am Pacific, 11 am Central, Noon Eastern. Susan will help you learn to communicate with animals. Tune in and discover What Your Pet is Teaching You About Personal Healing, the Planetary Harmony. Register Here: http://animaltalkcoachingclub.com/ac-training
Also- On Oct. 4th there will be marches all over the world for elephants.  The website is www.march4elephantsandrhinos.com.  The movement against blood ivory has reached critical mass,So this is the time to awaken everyone to the issue, whether as spiritual or physical activists, to make lasting change as elephants, and all they are for us on a soul level, will be gone by 2020 at this rate; they’re already at dangerously low levels.
From Elizabeth Gresher:
A NEW Thursday yoga class will be offered starting mid- October, details to come soon in a mid-month update!
Are you interested in taking a Thursday Yoga class in the evening? Please RSVP with Liz HERE  .
From Helen:
Mark you calendars- Helen is offering a  free Kombucha brewing workshop on October 25th at 1 PM in our annex  at 2100 Manchester road Suite 940.
What is Kobucha?
Kombucha is a fermented tea and has been around for thousands of years, believed to have originated in China, and traveled throughout Asia and Russia. It has health benefits as a probiotic, detoxifier of the liver, and aids in joint pain, among others. While it regularly goes for about $4.00 a bottle, you can make it easily and cheaply at home. Helen will be giving out free starter cultures called “scobies” AND you will be tasting various home-made specialty flavors of kombucha like ginger blueberry, mango, pumkin spice and peach ginger. You will learn how easy it is to create your own specialty flavor with fruits and spices. PLEASE RSVP-Sign up HERE to reserve your spot- limited cultures available.


Ginger Essential Oil

We use Ginger oil in our essential oil combinations with Rosemary oil for inflammation and for relieving stress for our clients. It is renowned for aiding digestion and can be used successfully for helping motion sickness.
Ginger oil is obtained from the root of the herb Zingiber Officinale. The peculiar hot and pungent taste of ginger can be attributed to the presence of an acrid compound called Gingerol. Most of the health benefits of ginger are actually due to the presence of Gingerol.

The health benefits of ginger root oil include the following:
Stomach: Ginger root and ginger oil are often used for upset stomachs. It is one of the best remedies for indigestion, stomach ache, dyspepsia, colic, spasms, diarrhea, flatulence and other stomach and bowel related problems.
Stress: Ginger oil, being an essential oil, is stimulating and therefore relieves depression, mental stress, exhaustion, dizziness, restlessness and anxiety.
Inflammation and Pain: The extract of ginger is often used in traditional medicine to reduce inflammation. Research has now proven that its anti-inflammatory properties can be attributed to the presence of a substance named Zingibain.
Nausea and Vomiting: Research has shown that ginger root and its oil are also effective against nausea, motion sickness and vomiting. Use of ginger may also result in a reduction of pregnancy-related vomiting in women.
Malaria: Ginger root and ginger oil are also effective against yellow fever and malaria.
Cancer: According to the American Cander Society preliminary research on animals has shown that ginger may be useful in treating cancer.Heart ailments: In China, it is strongly believed that ginger boosts and strengthens your heart health. Many people use ginger oil as a measure to prevent as well as cure various heart conditions.
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“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.”— Ernest Hemingway

October

October Featured Services And EVENTS       


Reflexology & Aromatherapy Foot Bath

With Helen, Cindy or Liz

This very special combination is tailored for you and what you need at the moment with a warm 10-15 minute foot bath with essential oils that you choose or ask to be chosen for a specific discomfort. This begins to activate and detoxify the reflex points that will be worked on next.  Your foot bath is followed by Reflexology on your feet to harmonize, detoxify and relax your body and mind.  A wonderful retreat.
(unavailable in ½ hour sessions)
$80.00 for 1 hour

You may also Book your appointment  online here: online scheduler


Tuesdays with Susan Francis

Susan is in on Tuesdays , and part of Sundays for special readings at Essential Healing and Massage.Seek guidance on overcoming obstacles, energy/health, love/relationships, money/career. You may book Tuesday Specials or Green Goddess readings with Susan on our online scheduler


Try our Far infra-Red Sauna

As the weather gets cooler, A toasty session in our Far Infrared Sauna sounds really great doesn’t it?  Add one on to your Massage, Thai bodywork or Yoga appointment.  You may also book them as stand alone sauna only  appointments.
FIR Sauna benefits

You may also Book your Sauna online here: online scheduler

On-going Yoga Classes

Tuesday Class at 6:30 PM  every week.

Located at: 2100 Manchester Road Suite 940
Wheaton IL 60187.
call 630 450 0181 with questions.

see details here: Yoga Class

You may book private Yoga and Thai Bodywork online with Liz here on our  online scheduler

   
October Recipe

Recipe:

Enjoy these two delicious Hemp Salads!

Avocado & Caper Hemp Salad

Serves 2

1 cup hemp seeds / hemp hearts
1 avocado, diced
1 bunch kale, stems removed, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon vinegar liquid from capers jar

Place all of the ingredients in a salad bowl and combine. Serve.

Mediterranean Hemp Seed Salad

Serves 2

1 cup hemp seeds / hemp hearts
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1 clov
e garlic, minced
8 kalamata olives
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil (or hemp oil)

Place all of the ingredients in a salad bowl and combine. Serve.

 

Enjoy these two delicious hemp salads!

Avocado & Caper Hemp Salad

Serves 2

1 cup hemp seeds / hemp hearts
1 avocado, diced
1 bunch kale, stems removed, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon vinegar liquid from capers jar

Place all of the ingredients in a salad bowl and combine. Serve.

Mediterranean Hemp Seed Salad

Serves 2

1 cup hemp seeds / hemp hearts
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 kalamata olives
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil (or hemp oil)

Place all of the ingredients in a salad bowl and combine. Serve.

– See more at: http://blog.paleohacks.com/hemp-salads/#sthash.a9gVtR8L.dpuf

Enjoy these two delicious hemp salads!

Avocado & Caper Hemp Salad

Serves 2

1 cup hemp seeds / hemp hearts
1 avocado, diced
1 bunch kale, stems removed, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
1 tablespoon vinegar liquid from capers jar

Place all of the ingredients in a salad bowl and combine. Serve.

Mediterranean Hemp Seed Salad

Serves 2

1 cup hemp seeds / hemp hearts
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 kalamata olives
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil (or hemp oil)

Place all of the ingredients in a salad bowl and combine. Serve.

– See more at: http://blog.paleohacks.com/hemp-salads/#sthash.a9gVtR8L.dpuf

Milkweed- Not A Weed At All

Milkweeds are medicinal plants, in addition to being the only plant that Monarch butterflies can lay their eggs.

The milky latex of common milkweed has long been used to treat warts. – See more at: http://vitalitymagazine.com/article/marvellous-milkweed/#sthash.Lw4Uza4s.dpuf

This is a very important plant and is the food and shelter of not only the iconic Monarch, but other species of insects as well.
The lovely flower has the most amazing scent, and did you know it is one of fragrances that cannot be distilled as an essential oil, it is so ephemeral and haunting?
Plant some in your front yard, or in the front and back, It is a striking plant 2 to 3 feet tall that is both fragrant and useful. Did you also know that the monarch butterflies returned to Mexico not on time last year, and a scant 3 million only, down from 60 million in the last record low return the year before? Our sterilization of our landscape is killing the both the butterflies and other creatures. In addition to pesticides poisoning our food and our bodies, Glyphosphates ( Roundup- yes the same stuff that is sold as “safe” in your Home Depot) is the primary cause of the decline- by 90%– of milkweeds. Re- consider what you  might term a weed  and consider useless.  Milkweed’s Latin name was derived from a  Greek Healer. Helen grows milkweeds in addition to stinging nettle, another edible and medicinal “weed” in her garden areas.
The most amazing thing is that Nature has provided for all of our medicinal needs no matter where we live on this Earth. All we need to do is look in our own backyard.
As medicine:
The milky latex of common milkweed has long been used to treat warts.
Common milkweed is an excellent herb for the treatment of lung conditions.
Milkweed is also a great diaphoretic. It is used to bring on a sweat to help cool down our body during a fever. It can be used for any kind of feverish condition.
Milkweeds secrete latex containing cardiac glycosides that are medicinally valuable in the treatment of heart disease.
Other uses:
After the pods split open to release the seed-bearing silken parachutes so beloved by children, colonists of the past stuffed pillows and mattresses with the fluff, and it was collected during WWII for life preservers.

The milky latex of common milkweed has long been used to treat warts. – See more at: http://vitalitymagazine.com/article/marvellous-milkweed/#sthash.Lw4Uza4s.dpuf

Origin of Latin name:
The milkweeds (Asclepias)were named for Aesculapius, who is said to have learned his knowledge of healing from an apprenticeship to Cheiron, the centaur whose herbal and medical skills came directly from Apollo.
As a symbol:
MILKWEED
signifies a time of transformation and doing things in your own unique way for it to be successful even if no one has done it that way before.

All the plant members of the milkweed family have similar properties, however, milkweed, Asclepias syriaca is better known as the preferred food of the milkweed butterfly (Danaus plexippus.)

The most amazing thing is that Nature has provided for all of our medicinal needs no matter where we live on this Earth. All we need to do is look in our own backyard. – See more at: http://vitalitymagazine.com/article/marvellous-milkweed/#sthash.Lw4Uza4s.dpuf

                                     

Benefits of Thai Massage

Thai Massage
Have you ried a Thai Massage with Elizabeth Gresher yet? Thai massage is a style of massage developed by a physician to Buddha named Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. The style found its way to Thailand, causing its Ayurvedic techniques to become integrated with the traditions of Chinese medicine. Initially, Thai massage was practiced by monks as part of Thai medicine.

Typically, Thai massage is more rigorous than other forms, which also makes it more energizing. It is also referred to as Thai yoga massage because the massage therapist may use his or her arms, knees, and feet in addition to hands in order to manipulate the muscles through yoga-like movements. Some massage therapists may also use acupressure during sessions.

What are the benefits of Thai massage?

Like other forms of massage, Thai massage has many benefits, both physical and mental/emotional. Some of these benefits can be experienced after only one session of Thai massage, while others become apparent after multiple, regular sessions.

One of the biggest benefits is the relaxation that comes from it. Numerous studies have shown that those who have massages are more relaxed, and many seek out massage as a form of relaxation. This, paired with the yoga-like elements of Thai massage, which is also relaxing, ensures that Thai massage can help even the most tense person find relaxation. Along with this, Thai massage is an excellent way to relieve stress. Since stress can have long-term and serious effects on the body and mind, using Thai massage to help relieve stress will help improve overall health.

Because of the deep-tissue manipulation involved in Thai massage, another benefit is increased circulation throughout the body. The physical touch of the massage promotes blood flow, and when you have increased circulation and improved blood flow, blood and oxygen get to your body more effectively, improving your overall health.

Thai massage is a full-body massage. Since the massage therapist moves your body in yoga-like positions and movements, regular Thai massage can also increase your flexibility and range of motion. This can be particularly helpful during a physician-approved rehabilitation program following an injury or illness.

Because Thai massage is more rigorous than other forms of massage, it is more invigorating. The benefit of this is that you will walk away from your massage session feeling more energized. This is also a side-effect of relieving stress and increased circulation, but increased energy can also help you in other areas of your life, such as getting through slow afternoons at work.

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About Helen Floyd

Helen Floyd is owner of Essential Healing and Massage. After a couple of decades in the Corporate world, she finalized training in Massage Therapy, is Licensed in the State of Illinois, nationally certified and has including specific training on a professional level in areas of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Myofascial Release techniques, Reiki and Jin SHjin Do Accuparessure. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher and is the originator of the Seasonal Reiki Healing Attunement Event.