Hello beloved readers!
As you may know, over this past year I have introduced Yoni steaming to my list of services in the clinic. It has been so amazing to witness the changes, and the healing that have occurred through the use of this treatment modality! Thus far, I have been using the amazing formulas that Keli over at Steamy Chick created. I love these formulas, but ever the curious human that I am, I wanted to see how steaming with a Chinese herbal formula might be. There is some overlap in Chinese and Western herbology, but I wanted to see how a formula that was straight-up Chinese herbs would work as a Yoni steam.
Read more “Chinese Herbal Yoni Steams!”
At long last it is finally feeling like fall here in LA! Mornings are crisp and invigorating, the days are bright and sunny (but not sweltering), and nights are cool and inspire cozy nesting. As I become more aligned with seasonal energy, I am so much more aware of how much actually changes, even here in southern CA. The shifts are subtle, but present nonetheless. I would love to share with you, dear reader, how you might better align with this seasonal shift from a Chinese medicine perspective so that you can enjoy this season in a harmonious and healthy way.
Read more “Autumn: A Time to Love Your Lungs!”
As part of my training in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, we were taught about the amazing benefits of castor oil used on the belly in order to promote circulation and soften the tissues in the lower abdomen. When appropriate, I have been using castor oil packs in the office prior to the massage session. I simply cover the belly with lots of castor oil (from my oil warmer-pictured below-this helps make the oil less sticky and easier to work with, but is unnecessary for at home use).
Read more “The Wonders of Castor Oil!”