Mid-December Newsletter

Gift Certificates Still on Sale! Susan’s Teleseminar this Friday, Thai Bodywork benefits, Holiday soaps, & OUR December Recipe


To all of our clients, we hope you have a great Christmas Holiday  and New Year with your loved ones!

Our office will be closed 12/24, 12/25, and 1/1.

Gift certificate

Gift Certificates Still on sale in December!

 December 1st through the 31st our gift certificates are  on sale at 10% OFF our regular prices.
This is our holiday tradition and this year, if you purchase online you will use coupon code 10DEC2014 for your discount. Giving massage as a gift? There is STILL time to get your gift card sent out. You have options- You may use regular mail, USPS priority delivery or select local pickup at our office!
New Handmade Soaps!
Mistletoe Holidaysoap  and Cranberry Cream handmade soaps for the holidays, a perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer.cranberryCreamSoap
Our own Psychic Coach and Animal Communicator, Susan Francis, is again being featured on the real Dr. Doolittle show, and you can listen for free, click here for the link!
BONUS:  All who listen to either the broadcast Friday or the free replay (sent to all who sign up in the email below), and can tell Susan they listened in will get a holiday or new years reading for her last dollar a minute rate!  Jump on this chance to see Susan and make a profound difference in moving your life and energy in the right direction for the year to come.
Just a reminder..SHarmony. Susan Francis  is available at Essential Healing and Massage on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Sundays for her Energy Work, psychic readings and consultations.You may book with her on line or call directly at 708.548.5499 or Contact Susan Directly via our contact page

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Massage has roots in the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda and Thai Buddhism. The practitioner uses hands, feet, arms, and legs to guide the recipient through a series of yoga postures involving fluid movements, gentle stretching, and breath work. Performed on a floor mat in comfortable clothes, this assisted yoga creates a therapeutic “dance” leaving the recipient feeling both relaxed and invigorated. Have you tried this service yet? Elizabeth Gresher is your practitioner for this fine art of  traditional Thai bodywork. Consider adding a warm steamed Thai Herbal compress treatment along with this service- it alleviates pain in sore and overused muscles and it smells and feels wonderful.
Call us at 630-863-4712 or book online here

6:30 PM Tuesday Yoga Class with Elizabeth Gresher.

Make sure to mark your calendar.This is a group class located in Suite 940 across from our office in suite 610.
Call us if you need directions!  630 863 4712, a drop in class is $20.00, package prices available.Elizabeth Gresher also teaches out of Shine Yoga in Batavia and you may also find her on the Yoga Trails site!
Check out 5 star Reviews for Liz on Yoga Trails HERE.
December Recipe
Soups are a great warming comfort food for these cold Winter days,
indulge yourself with this delicious recipe

Cream of Mushroom Soup
Serves: 2.5 cups
1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil olive oil or another fat
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 (8 oz) package baby bella mushrooms, roughly chopped,(optional- for deeper flavor add some rehydrated shitake or fresh shitake mushrooms)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano pepper, roughly chopped (remove rib if you don’t like spicy food)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (adjust to taste or omit)
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk canned and full fat (mix well after opening)
  1. Add oil to a dutch oven or heavy soup pot over medium heat, then add onions, mushrooms and a pinch of salt.
  2. Saute for 10-12 minutes or until onions are translucent and mushrooms are soft.
  3. Add garlic and serrano pepper and cook for minute, then add the spices. After another minute or so, add wine to deglaze the pot.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add chicken broth and coconut milk.
  5. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes or until it thickens to your liking.
  6. Blend the creamy mixture in a blender or with an immersion blender.
  7. Serve.

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.