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10 Quick & Easy Homemade Herbal Gift Ideas! Making your own gifts this year? Need a little last-minute inspiration? We’ve collected some of our favorite recipes for all sorts of homemade goodies from sweet treats to natural bodycare formulas and medicinal staples to help you share the herbal love with friends and family. Most of these recipes can be made in just one day and none of them take longer than a week. There’s still time to craft all of these delights! Did you know that most perfumes are manufactured using synthetic chemicals, even petroleum? Many of these ingredients don’t have to be listed on the labels, but are known allergens, hormone disruptors, and irritants. The majority have never even been studied for cosmetic use! Woodland Perfume This blend truly smells like the forest. 4 drops Spruce essential oil 2 drops organic Fir Needle essential oil 2 drops organic Cedarwood essential oil 1 drop organic Vetiver essential oil 1 drop organic Bergamot essential oil 1 tsp organic Jojoba Oil Sweet Summer Perfume Ingredients 1.

Unique Gifts, Women's Apparel, Crystal Gifts and Home Decor | The Paragon. Medical - 267-424-4549 - International Academy of Medical Reflexology. Reprinted from ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE Volume 4, Number 1, January/February 1997. Author, Professor Lorraina J. Telepo, MRP Defining Reflexology The International Academy of Medical Reflexology's Patented Definition for Medical Reflexology is (c) MEDICAL REFLEXOLOGY IS a complementary, biological, integrative, blended health science, THROUGHWHICH an exercise pressure is applied to reflex areas, FORMED BY 7,200 nerve endings in each hand and foot, ENCOURAGING IMPROVED INSTRUCTION to each and every specific organ, gland, and part of the body, THUSPERSUADING the body to biologically correct, strengthen, and reinforce itself, to reach balance, normalization, and homeostasis.

The statement below is from the outstanding term paper of Student, Julia Pomeroy, RN, MRP with permission to publish, thank-you for sharing & inspiring other's, Julia: Julia Pomeroy, RN. "This is quite a Medical Reflexology definition. What Reflexology does not do. A Reflexologist is NOT a doctor. Proper Body Mechanics Can Extend Your Massage Therapist Career | Denver Massage School. You have learned proper body mechanics during your massage therapy training, but when it comes to actually working in the real world, those things may be forgotten with everything else that you are trying to remember. Giving a massage requires that the therapist give a lot of their energy, both physically and emotionally. By focusing on proper body mechanics, you can effectively increase the amount of time you can spend as a massage therapist. In the beginning of your career, no one is there to remind you of your bad posture and to correct certain habits that may lead to a sustained problem in your body.

Taking a bit of time between each client can make a huge difference. The first thing to remember is: STRETCH. Learn a simple yoga sequence that you can do if you a little bit more time between clients or at the end of the day. If it’s possible try to schedule a variety of massages in the same day. Interested in a rewarding career as a massage therapist? Save Your Hands!® Injury Prevention & Ergonomics for Manual Therapists.

Aug 29 2013 The little things do matter Bear with me as I share something that will seem unrelated to massage at first. I’ve been riding my bike to work for quite a while now, and I recently switched to a new bike. After a while, I started to notice a little knee pain when riding, and this got progressively worse the more I rode. I also felt a little uncomfortable with my position on the bike, like I might be a little low. So I raised my saddle, not by much, probably less than inch. The knee pain went away almost instantly, and I also felt more comfortable and more efficient in my pedaling. I’ve worked with biomechanical models enough to know that a small change in the angle of a joint can make a significant difference in the forces across that joint during muscular exertion.

Jul 30 2013 Going to the dogs? More than 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Here are some dog bite prevention tips from the CDC and the AVMA. And here’s a web site with visual guides to dog behavior. Natural Skincare -- 11 Best Organic Products for Your Skin. Best Body Wash: Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Castile Classic Soaps Pricegrabber There's never a reason to spend a ton of money on a soap for the shower because it only stays on your body for a short amount of time. That said, if you are careful about putting only organic, natural, good-for-your-skin-and-your-insides products on your skin, than you can't go wrong with Dr. Best Eye Cream: Dr.

There's a debate going on in the beauty industry regarding whether or not eye creams actually work (see Eye Cream: A Myth or a Must?). Best Cleanser: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel Natural and non-drying, Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel will clean your skin and pores of impurities without causing excessive dryness. Best Exfoliant: Dermalogica Microfoliant While I don't recommend exfoliating daily, you should exfoliate a couple times a week to make sure you slough off all the dead skin cells. Best Body Lotion: Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion Best Body Lotion: Bliss Lemon and Sage Body Butter.

Subscribe to Newsletters | The Stone Institute, LLC. Download our videos. Massage Therapy - U.S. Career Institute. Free massage videos showing the various transisitons between massage strokes. Demonstrations of transitioning massage strokes The purpose of these free massage videos is to give you a basic idea of the transitions between different massage strokes that eventually become a full body massage. While it's practical to to learn massage online, I'd emphasize making sure that you do so safely. It's always recommended that you check for any massage contraindications before starting any hands on work. Also, try and get a basic understanding of what each of the individual massage strokes can do from a physiological standpoint. While it's convenient to watch and learn visually, you will get more from the site by taking some time to do some reading. More Free Massage Videos.

Homemade Lotion Recipe- How to Make Your Own Lotion.