The Power of Touch

Touch is very powerful, both bad and good. I want to discuss the power of touch in a healthy, loving environment. Did you know that to thrive in relationships, as a baby, or as a child touch is SO important? The smallest touch can activate those reward centers in the brain and make us feel better. We feel happier, safer, more confident, more soothed and more connected.

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DIY Sunburn Relief

Hello, Hello! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. We decided to spend it as a family and had so much fun at the beach, doing yard work (yes that's fun to me!) and visiting friends and family. 

We had beautiful weather here in UP and I know quite a few people who enjoyed it so much they got sunburn. Some got REALLY bad sunburn. So this blog is for them, and any of you who may be in the same boat. 

This is a super quick DIY-talking 5 minutes quick- as long as you have the ingredients. I put this up on my Instagram stories too, and they will be on my highlight reel if you want to see videos there. 

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DIY Sunburn Relief

 

Ingredients Needed:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Jar to Store Cream
  • Pot 
  • Spoon
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The first step is to spoon about 1 cup of coconut oil into a pot.

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Then, turn on the heat and melt the coconut oil until it is completely melted. Once the coconut oil is melted, you can add 24 drops of Lavender and mix that into the coconut oil. (24 drops is for 4 oz of finished product. If you're doing less, reduce the amount of Lavender too).

 

 Hi Mary and pregnant belly! Haha

Hi Mary and pregnant belly! Haha

Once you mix in the essential oil, then you can put the mixture into a jar and ta-da! You're done! It's that easy. 

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Before using, let the mixture cool down a little, most likely back to a harden texture like regular coconut oil is. 

Then, you can apply the sunburn relief a few times a day until you feel like you've healed and redness has gone down. 

Enjoy!!

 

5 Things You Should Believe

Hey you! Have you ever gotten into a massage and then freaked out internally because you might have forgotten to shave, or shower before you come?! 

If so,  read this. This is a list of 5 things that I wish you would believe when I tell you. I am serious, I mean it! Just relax, don't stress! 

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Combined Therapies

I recommend a few different things after you receive a massage including drinking water, stretching, icing at times. But that list is missing one big one for me. Chiropractic care. Chiropractic Care is one of the best therapies to combine with Massage Therapy. Over the years I have seen many many clients progress their healing much more quickly when they get both chiropractic and massage. 

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Tension Headaches

I know a lot of people who suffer from headaches on a daily basis and just deal with it. You don’t need to suffer with headaches day in and day out. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and massage is a very useful tool to help break up those dense tissues causing the tension in the first place.

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