"Best in Seattle"

Sharing words of wisdom for HIGH OCTANE, balanced, integrated, high vibrational living with Maria J. Toro, LMP.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

"Maria Is Talented and FANTASTIC at what she does!"

"I had the pleasure of meeting Maria while at work and kept seeing client after client walk out of her room looking incredibly relaxed. So I took the plunge and got on her books for a massage. Her Queen Anne studio is beautiful, open, airy and has some spectacular Feng Shui going on! She asked me about my problem and painful areas and got to work. She started by using some amazing smelling oils on my neck and shoulders, loosening everything up. Then moved on to the knots in my back that have been building up for years. Maria has a great touch and the deep tissue work felt amazing. She asked if I ever had jaw pain after she hit a tender spot in my neck; which I didn't realize was connected. So she started working on my jaw muscles too. Maria is very talented and fantastic at what she does! She's extremely personable and clearly cares about the wellbeing of her clients. It's an easy choice: I highly recommend her. My jaw has never felt more loose and pain free and my neck and shoulders feel 10x better. Can't wait for my next appointment :)" -Meredith, Seattle

Friday, November 13, 2015

Treat Yourself Well, Schedule a Massage! Health First.

"Steve Jobs’ Last Words - a message that absolutely resonates with me. "I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death. In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer… Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth… Should be something that is more important: Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days ... Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me. What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love. That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands. What is the most expensive bed in the world? - "Sick bed" … You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – "Life". When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life". Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends... Treat yourself well. Cherish others." (Via Fariborz Azhakh)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Maria Toro, LMP gets 5 starts from George!

"I've known Maria since 2001 and she's the best!!! I've been seeing her once a month for 14 years and that speaks very highly about her consistency, demeanor, professionalism and results that I've received. Over the years I've dealt with a number of sports injuries that have sidelined me for awhile but Maria has helped me recover quickly. I can't say enough good things about her. She always has a smile on her face and is incredibly punctual. If I could give her 10 stars I end up giving her 100. :)) Her new studio is fantastic and easy to find up here on Queen Anne Hill. You gotta give her a try!!" -George A. (Queen Anne)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Salt Lamps: I LOVE EM'

My Salt Lamps are a complete treasure~ My gems! Halite Salt Lamps are used to cleanse the atmospheric space of indoor pollutants and harmful electromagnetic emissions. YUK! They are said to be very beneficial to all who enter the environment of the Salt lamps. RElief from allergies, even aches/pains. Their soft glow also helps one feel better emotionally. Very uplifting presence. I have two in each treatment room in BOTH PRACTICE Locations. Come try it out! They make perfect night lights too!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Word Up Yo:

“When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the mysteries.” ~ Paulo Coelho, Brida

Friday, October 30, 2015

Word Up Yo!

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." -Buddha

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sleep Tip:

Here is a tip I found from John Tesh, "Sleep Tip: If you always wake up during the night, try massaging your ankles before bed....specifically the indentations just below your ankle bones. Researchers at the University of Arkansas say an ankle massage stimulates the nerve pathways that boost production of the calming hormone oxytocin……Which should help you wake up less often during the night. Experts say that 3 minutes of massage is all it takes for a better night’s sleep."

Maria J. Toro, LMP is a true pro!

"Maria is a true pro! Our entire family has been going to her for 15 years. Her new studio on upper Queen Anne is amazing, an easily accessible, lovely space that makes you want to relax the second you enter. She is able to address any problem. Simply put, I can't imagine life without her." -Jan B. of Queen Anne

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Word up YO:

"You only get one body, it is the temple of your soul. If you truly treat your body like a temple, it will serve you well for decades. If you abuse it, you must prepare for poor health and lack of energy." -Oli Hille

Word up YO!

"All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns." -Bruce Lee

Thought of the DAY and a Word Up YO!

Fred Rogers said, "Play is the work of childhood." What if we made a life evolving around play? as children we actually learn thru playing, so why isn't this continued into adulthood? Be PLAYFUL dear ones. Learn as you play, play as you play, laugh and enjoy, its not a break from life, its a way of life.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Word UP yo:

"The most powerful weapon is not violence but it is talking to people." ~ Nelson Mandela

Thought of the day:

Eating well, high density foods, is a form of self RESPECT.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Word UP yo!

”An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.” ~unknown

Monday, October 19, 2015

Word Up Yo:

"If you’re exhausted after a full night’s sleep, you’re probably not reaching the deepest stages of sleep. So try this: An hour before bed, turn on some soothing music – even if it’s just playing in the background while you do other things. People who listen to 60 minutes of relaxing music before bed slow their heart rate and brain waves – and lower their blood pressure. That primes you for sleep. Relaxing music also acts as a sedative by reducing the amount of nor-adrenaline – a stress-related brain chemical – that circulates through the blood stream. And the more nights in a row you listen to relaxing music before bed, the faster you’ll fall asleep. It's the "practice makes perfect" idea. Eventually, your brain masters the technique of relaxing before bed." -John Tesh

Thought of The DAY:

Positive mindset, and paying it forward. Choose to think positive, because this is the world you live in within your mind. Your positivity effects others, choose to leave their space better than how you walked in. POsitive times positive equals positive. Make your choice. You get to practice all of the time:) XOXO, Meta-Maria

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thought of the Day and A WORD UP YO!

Life is precious, a gift, and WAY TOO SHORT. (Our/your/my) "only obligation is to be HAPPY and enjoy IT." -Eric Isles

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Word Up Yo!

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, October 8, 2015


"Do one thing everyday that scares you." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Be a KIND human, PAY IT FORWARD, Random Acts of Kindness:

Random acts of kindness makes us feel better than splurging on ourselves. Treating a friend to a tea/coffee as a surprise, or gifting massage:)… Small gestures light up the pleasure area in our brains, that make us feel more connected to others, according to a study done by The University of British Columbia. The late Princess Diana Said, "Carry out a random act of kindness, without no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." It actually feels good to give and be generous. Energetically affecting others to be more giving, and creating a space for continuous joy and pleasure. What will it take to create more transmitters with human to human contact of generosity, kindness and pleasure?!! Air on the side of generous, because it feels so damn good:)! XOXO, Meta-Maria!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

We all have it, INTUITION. Practice makes better:

Intuition is KNOWING, without knowing how you know. Trust your intuition. Some of the best advice you will get will come from your gut instincts.

Massage your calves before bed!

"Want to fall asleep faster? Massage your calves before bed. You’ll drift off almost twice as fast. University of Miami researchers say it works by stimulating the nerves in the legs that soothe the adrenal glands – and those are the glands that pump out stress hormones that can keep you awake." -John Tesh

Word Up Yo!

“When your horse follows you without being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you look at him and feel a tingle down your spine you know you are loved…do you love him back?” – John Lyons

Thought of the Day:

Massage can cure neck pain. I repeat, Massage can cure neck pain, results are immediate improvements and reduced pain. Hour sessions are perfect, and depending on the acute or chronic and severity of pain, one to three sessions a week, for significant improvements in the least amount of time. Massage is therapeutic and healing. Massage heals holistically: body, energy, mind. Frequent scheduled massages relaxes the body on another level for maintenance, where chronic issues need not turn up the volume to immediate attention required. We must maintain our vehicles, our homes, well isn't our body our vehicle, and our home? Put yourself FIRST. Take care of you first, and every other area of your life will improve. Massage can cure neck pain, and improve all areas of your life. Schedule a healing session today, and make it a routine. *Maria J. Toro, LMP, 206-941-8560. Upper Queen Anne & Mercer Island locations.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Word Up Yo:

Pablo Picasso said, "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."

Word up Yo!

As per my fabulous Mathematics instructor, Moses Salari, Though, I am uncertain if it should be in quotes as his own, or if the idea belongs to someone else??? SO I will include it in quotes, and I will credit him, but that credit may be due to someone else. And really, None of our thoughts are our own…;) "Everything we do in life is a function of time."

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thought of the Day:

Buried DEEP in your wounds, are SEEDS, waiting to sprout and grow BEAUTIFUL flowers. Indeed you must go into the pain and discomfort to grow. Think of adolescence to teenager, growing pains. Grow into beautiful.

Word Up Yo:

B.B. King once said, "The beautiful thing about learning is, nobody can take it away from you."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thought of the Day:

We have (1) life, just one life. Why aren't we running like we are on FIRE towards our wildest dreams?!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Word up Yo!

Steve Harvey said, ""Change" only happens when you make the "Decision" to do it."

Word up yo!

"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step." -Naeem Callaway

Word up yo!

Rubyanne said, "Sometimes letting go is the only way to heal."

Sunday, September 27, 2015


You have survived 100% of your worst days! Congrats!You are doing GREAT!

Word Up Yo, Mad Props!

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." -Mother Theresa

Word Up Yo: Additional Thoughts of the Day:

Muhammad Ali said, "The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most." and Bob Marley said, "Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end."

Thought of the Day:

Do your daily research for your own soul. Stay curious and take note, like a scientist. Seek your own joy, discover what brings you happiness, and do more of these things, in fact, fill your life with this! It is here, that your inner light shines the brightest, exposing this light to others…so that they may discover their own. Fill your heart with friendship, for yourself and others. Fill your heart with love, for yourself and others. refine, refine, refine. Each day is new.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Look Ahead, Keep Your Eye on the Prize!

LOOK in the direction you want to go. Breathe. Flow. LIke when riding a horse, you must look where you want the horse to go, and it does, as we are it's eyes, or when flying a plane, and not allowing it to fly you, you look where you are going! Look ahead. Look in the direction you want to be. Keep looking forward, scanning and taking note of where you are currently; and where you want to go in the future. Be mindful and present yet planning for the outcome as you SEE it. Look ahead. Look in the direction you want to flow. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Word Up Yo!

Alexandra Elle said, "YOU attract what you put out. BE MINDFUL."

Thought of the Day:

Replace the negative with the positive. Little by little, your life becomes much more positive. Step by step.Choose a positive mindset, be mindful.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


I am filled with so much gratitude and thanks.

The Thought of the Day:

Take the TIME to get out in NATURE everyday, and let NATURE HEAL you. Mother Earth has everything needed to heal us, just get outside, she will embrace us! We can experience healing through walking, sitting, breathing. That is one of the reasons I LOVE HORSES. We are always outside and in nature together. It is grounding, nourishing and healing. You must relax to heal, they are inseparable. SO RELAX and enjoy nature, breathing and just being, you don't have to do anything else. Healing begins we we don't have to do anything. Relax and get into nature lovies. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Word Up Yo!

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Word Up Yo!

"God has no religion." -Mahatma Gandhi

Thought of the day:

Our thoughts, feelings and emotions all have an electromagnetic field or reality. Choose wisely. Manifest wisely.

Word Up Yo!

Bob Marley said, "Money is numbers, and numbers never end. IF it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end."

Monday, September 21, 2015

Thought of the day:

What you are stressing and worrying about today, will most likely not matter or even be a thought in one year. LET GO, FLOW. Schedule a massage to manage stress. XO, Meta-Maria

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Word Up Yo:

J.K. Rowlings said, "Rock bottom became the SOLID foundation on which I rebuilt my life."

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Word up YO!

“A horse is like a best friend. They’re always there to nuzzle you and make your life a better place.” – Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thought of the Day:

Don't live in one direction. FILL your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to share, not things to show off. Every morning is a new day!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Thought of the Day:

Do NOT be controlling. The only other place to go is OUT OF CONTROL. This is dangerous, for everybody. When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. RELAX, breathe, LET GO, and just live.

Things money can'y buy:

1- Manners. 2-Morals. 3-RESPECT. 4-TRUST. 5-Character. 6-Common Sense. 7-Patience. 8-Class. 9-Integrity. 10-LOVE.

Word Up Yo!

Bob Marley said, "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice."

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Word Up Yo!

"Many assume that my business success has brought me happiness. But the way I see it, I am successful because I am HAPPY." -Richard Branson

Word Up Yo!

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt

Thought of the day!

Always believe something great is about to happen!

Word Up YO!

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." - Amelia Earhart

Word Up Yo!

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion." — Franz Kafka

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thought of The DAy:

Make a list of things that make you happy. Make a list of things you do everyday. COMPARE the two. Work towards doing the list of things that make you happy everyday.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thought of The Day:

Ann Landers said, "It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings." I think this applies to massage and self care: I love my clients who not only schedule regular bodywork for themselves, which is a great example for children to see how to reduce stress and feel good naturally, but the parents who take it to the next step, and schedule a massage for their children, so they can experience all the benefits, and to start healthcare at a young and impressionable age. This is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Teach your children to take care of themselves on all levels. Massage is key to a happy, relaxing, HEALTHY lifestyle. Schedule with the "BEST IN SEATTLE" today. Maria J. Toro, LMP 206-941-8560. Be well.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Word Up Yo!

“Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand." -- Robert G. Allen

7 Rules to Live By:

1- SMILE. 2-Let go of the past. 3-Who cares what other people think? 4-TIME heals nearly everything. 5- STop over thinking. 6-BE HAPPY, it is your choice. 7-Everybody has their own journey/path, so STOP comparing yourself to others.

Word Up YO!

" I am no longer accepting the things I can not change. I am changing the things I can not accept." -Dr. Angela Davis

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Maria J. Toro, LMP "Is the absolute best on Queen Anne"!

"Maria is the absolute best on Queen Anne! She goes above and beyond to not only work out all my kinks but to really target causes of my back pain. She has a way of reading your vibes when you walk in the door and knows exactly how to make you feel completely relaxed. I love that she has evening appointments, perfect for unwinding and letting go of stressful work days!" -Nina E. of Renton.

Live With No Regrets:

1-LIVE your life with courage and graCE. 2-Be TRUE and LOVE yourself. 3- EXPRESS your feelings. 4-Build lasting relationships/friendships/community and stay in touch often. 5-Work/play BALANCE. 6-Be ACTIVE, athleticism is key. 7- Choose HAPPY! BE HAPPY:)

7 Ways to IMMEDIATELY improve your health NOW:

1-Meditate for 20 minutes twice a day. 2-Exercise often and 30 minutes minimum daily. 3-Avoid processed foods. 4- EAT plenty of ORGANIC fruits and Veggies. 5- spend more TIME in nature, less indoors. 6-STOP WORRYING. 7- Ditch the TV.

Life is a journey, LIVE IT, believe in magic!

"Abracadabra" aramaic Phrase, before Hebrew "Avrakehdabra" which means, "I will create as I speak". Anything is possible.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thought of the Day:

I am an energy worker. I do it all day, everyday. Everything contains energy. As an energy worker, I notice much more than WORDS. You can say anything, and your actions can be anything. It is your energy, which is most advanced to read, that speaks volumes. RAISE YOUR VIBRATION, not your words, not your voice. RAISE YOUR ENERGETIC VIBRATION. XOXO, Meta-Maria

8 things you can give up today:

1-Self rejection. 2-Negative self talk. 3- Criticizing others. 4- Being a people pleaser. 5- Fear of any kind, fear of failing. 6-Procrastination. 7- Holding onto grudges. 8-Expectations of perfection.

6 Habits for Success:

1- Wake up early. 2-Exercise FREQUENTLY. 3-Stick to a strict schedule. 4-Be flexible in mind and body. 5-Let go/FLOW. 6-LEARN.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Healing happens all of the time.

The body knows how to heal itself. The challenge is to get out of its way.

Word Up Yo!

“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.” ― Eartha Kitt

Thought Of The Day:

HOPE is based on perspective.

Word Up Yo!

" I have a suit in my closet with all the pockets cut out. It is a reminder that I won't be taking anything with me." -Dr.Wayne W. Dyer

Word Up Yo!

"Outrun the people who surrender to failure." - Muhammad Ali

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thought Of The Day:

Medicine is not health care. FOOD is health care. EXERCISE is healthcare. HYDRATION is health care. REST is health care. BREATHING is health care. MASSAGE is health care. ACUPUNCTURE is health care. NATURE is health care. My dear friends, Medicine is sick care. It's never to late to start a new beginning. LOVE yourself, that is health care. Prevention is health care. What are you doing today for health care?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Massage benefits will increase with frequent visits:

Getting a massage on a regular basis can and WILL change your life for the BETTER. Scheduling massages/bodywork frequently can do worlds more for your overall health and well being. This is the secret to bodywork. Regularly scheduled self-care IS a significant part in how healthy you’ll be and feel and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. The more consistent bodywork, the higher vibration and frequency your energy will soar! Make certain to Budget time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals. This is most effective and beneficial for you. Your body will thank you. THIS is truly an investment in your health. You deserve it, And remember: just because massage feels like a luxury, doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic, it is maintenance our bodies deserve! Schedule a massage today with the "Best massage in Seattle" Maria J. Toro, LMP. 206-941-8560

Think About This:

Raise your vibration. HEALTHY strong signal.

Thought of the day:

BE a NICE human.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Word up Yo:

"Show respect even to those who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours." -Dave Willis

Thought of the day:

As long as you are still breathing, it is NEVER too late to START a new beginning. Just remember this, Your BEST (6) doctors are: 1- FRESH AIR. 2-EXERCISE. 3-H2O, WATER yo! 4- REST. 5- Nutrient Density diet. 6- Sunshine/nature.

Word up yo!

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." -Jane Goodell

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thought of the day:

Use SKILLS of awareness. Don't use control. LIVE with many levels. NO PERFECTIONS. Flex and un-flex. Real choice making here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesdays are for FLYING with Larry.

Yes, THAT was awesome. She was my plane for a long haul today. I continued elevation climb, and held steady at 500feet/minute to clear first ridge past Squeim. Larry took the plane back, and we dove at 1500 feet/minute along the canyon. Just spectacular and a total RUSH. He cornered her and I gazed out my window at the tops of trees so close by, just past our 19 foot wing! He did a nice tight turn in the canyon and dove down the valley to landing in Port Angelos. We hopped out and took a look around at NO ACTION, and boarded the Stationair 206. He said, YOUR PLANE! With that, I SMILED and taxied us down the runway. We waited while a touch and go was on final. My takeoff was my best yet, especially with the crosswind. I had the mental time to see the flight before taking off to go thru a plan in my head with the weather conditions, knowing I would have to meet my right cross wind and not allow the nose to push us up to stall. BEST YET. I flew us out of the pattern and all the way home to Paine Field to land. I ALMOST had our landing, I needed help right at the very end. Larry said, "YOU ALMOST HAD IT< SO CLOSE!" Practice makes better. I am beginning to wear her! Next time!

Thought of the day:

Care less about what you own…or that which owns you. Care more about how you LIVE life. Care more about how you can help others. BUILDING lasting relationships. Care more about LOVE. It is juiciest here. My friends: Care less about fears and worries and doubts, as they cause our suffering and dis-ease. Indeed: Care more about LIVING life passionately with an open heart for adventures and trusting the journey. Unexpected things will always happen. We will never have control, so loosen your grasp. Decide how you will ride the wave of life, choosing courage, HUMOR and grace. Be the QUEEN of your own life. JUST ADD LIPSTICK and SMILE. XOXO, In loving me, I love you. Meta-Maria

Monday, August 24, 2015

Seeing Maria J. Toro, LMP's" name on my calendar makes me happy!"

"Go and see Maria! I've been getting regular massages with her for over a year and it's the best thing I've done for my overall health and wellbeing. My workouts are better, my mindset is better, and I swear it's even improved my work performance. She's a wonderful person and will make you feel right at home. Seeing her name on my calendar makes me happy! -Stephanie N. of Seattle

Thought of the DAY:

Recently I went for a jaunt with a friend thru Pioneer Park on Mercer Island. He made some comment to me about "Me thinking highly of myself" and I followed it up with "of coarse, why wouldn't I? I am awesome." And in the moment in my mind, I thought, I LOVE MYSELF. Yet I held my tongue as I wanted to still come across as humble;). When the truth is… It took me a long time to find myself here. And now we need to celebrate this! If I asked you to name all the things that you absolutely LOVE. Just how long exactly, would it take, to name yourself? In LOVING me, I love YOU. XOXO, M.Toro

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Word up Yo!

"When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It's up to you. ENCOURAGEMENT should come from the inside." -Joel Osteen.

Maria J. Toro, LMP "Is an amazing intuitive healer…"

"Maria is an amazing intuitive healer and has a deeply calming presence. Her studio space in Queen Anne has a wonderfully clear energy and her massage table is the most comfortable bed I've been on! Her incorporation of crystals, essential oils and her own healing intuition took this massage to the next level. I cannot wait to go back as often as I can. I walked away from my first massage with Maria feeling light as air, with a smile on my face and a rejuvenated body, mind and spirit!" -Madelyn Y. of Seattle

Thought of the day:

Simplify things.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

What You Think of Yourself, is What Counts.

People may know your name, but not your story. Maybe they have heard what you have accomplished and places you've gone, but not what you have been thru, not what you have witnessed and seen, nor had to survive…To BE the person that stands before them on this day. So take their opinions of you with a grain of salt. In the end, it's not what others think, but what you think of yourself that counts.

Thought of the Day:

Balance self. Be TRANSPARENT. Body/Mind integration. Develop and RELEASE. Be clear, take responsibility, so to take action! Progressive and respect for self.DON'T BE AFRIAD OF WHO YOU ARE. CHALLENGE FEAR, OPEN HEART. One step at a time, to hurry is a major mistake. OWN your own. Nobody is perfect, I/you/we: a powerful source of energy vortex. What am I/you/we capable of? XOXO, in loving myself, I LOVE YOU, Meta-Maria!

Substance = WEAKNESS.

If an addict is pleased with you…You are probably enabling their behavior; and if an addict is pissed at you…You are probably saving their life.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Maria J. Toro, LMP "is the BEST!"

"Maria is the best! I have been going to her for little over a year now. I see her every two weeks for pain management due to a car accident or just a good old fashion stress relieving massage. My headache always disappear after I see her and I have never felt so relaxed. She is so diverse in her practice. She is able to manipulate each session to create the perfect massage for not only my pain but my mood Her studio is awesome and the location is primo on Queen Anne! Maris has night appointments which make her schedule perfect for professionals. I would highly recommend the Le Guerrisseur massage studio." Morgan R. of Upper Queen Anne.

Word up YO:

"He said, ""You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the end you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real, you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."" -The Velveteen Rabbit.

Thought of the Day:

KINDNESS makes YOU the most BEAUTIFUL person in the world, no matter what you look like.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Benefits of LAUGHING:

Laughing is one of my favorite things to do. It feels so good. Here are some other benefits: "reduces heart disease, natural pain killer, improves breathing, helps you lose weight, gives you a good sleep, decreases stress, makes you look young!" -source: ebjchechecastro

Word up Yo!

"What if I fall? Oh, my darling, what if you fly?" -e.h.

WALK it out:

John Tesh said, "Here’s why a morning walk helps us get more sleep at night: According to the National Sleep Foundation, our sleep is determined by our natural body clock, or circadian rhythm……And one of the easiest ways to RESET our body clock is to get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. However, a recent study found that exercising in morning light works best…… Because morning light is filled with blue rays that synchronize our circadian rhythm. So when bedtime rolls around, we'll be primed to sleep." Indeed Henry David Thoreau was correct when he said, "An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."

Word up Yo!

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value." -Albert Einstein *all pronouns can take place of man.

Word up yo!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."


"How to stop time: Kiss. How to travel in time: READ. How to escape time: MUSIC. How to feel time, WRITE. How to release time: BREATHE." -unknown

Thought of the day:

A person's energy can tell you a lot more about them than their own words.

Monday, August 17, 2015

"Maria is a true pro…I can't imagine life without her" . Schedule a session with Maria J. Toro, LMP

"Maria is a true pro! Our entire family has been going to her for 15 years. Her new studio on upper Queen Anne is amazing, an easily accessible, lovely space that makes you want to relax the second you enter. She is able to address any problem. Simply put, I can't imagine life without her." - Jan B. of Queen Anne

Thought of the day:

Long term health is on my mind today.Remember that old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound a cure". Wisdom, and a great principle to keep in mind. CLEAN LIVING: increases chance at a HEALTHY, high vibrational life, that is functional. PAY ATTENTION to The Foods you/we/I eat. The quantity and quality of sleep. Athleticism, move it or lose it. Positive mindset. Receiving bodywork. water, breathe… Stretching. In loving me, I LOVE YOU. Meta-Maria

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Thought of the day:

"You surrender to a lot of things which are not worthy of you. I wish you would surrender to your radiance, your integrity, your beautiful grace." ~ Yogi Bhajan

Friday, August 14, 2015

Maria J. Toro, LMP is the "Best massage experience"

"Best massage experience, I keep coming back! Maria seems to intuitively adopt her practice to what your body needs most. Her space has a wonderful energy, and I alway leave feeling enlightened. Bang for the buck and the best massage in Seattle!" -Rylie D. of Seattle

Quote from Chief Tecumseh

"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and it's purpose in the service of the people. Prepare a noble song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault only lies in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of it's vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. SING your death song and die like a hero going home."

George gives Maria J. Toro, LMP "100 stars out of 10…she is the BEST!"

"I've known Maria since 2001 and she's the best!!! I've been seeing her once a month for 14 years and that speaks very highly about her consistency, demeanor, professionalism and results that I've received. Over the years I've dealt with a number of sports injuries that have sidelined me for awhile but Maria has helped me recover quickly. I can't say enough good things about her. She always has a smile on her face and is incredibly punctual. If I could give her 10 stars I end up giving her 100. :)) Her new studio is fantastic and easy to find up here on Queen Anne Hill. You gotta give her a try!!" - George A. of Seattle

Thought of the day:

TRuth. Artistry. Character. Consistent actions; who we are & where we go in life. Decisions; It is in these moments that our destiny is shaped. We have the capacity to change our behavior; which in turn changes our society as a whole. ELEVATE dear humans. Einstein said, "More the knowledge, lesser the ego. Lesser the knowledge, more the ego…" It ALL begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to, has power over you…if you allow it. Likewise, choose positive thoughts/mindset: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. NOOOOOO short term distractions from the big picture. THAT is a form of self sabotage. Think more. FEEL more. SMILE more. Listen more. Accept more. DO more. Appreciate more. Give thanks more. LOVE more. *Promoting human values. Be a nice human. OXOX, Meta-Maria!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thought of the day:

I am in competition with no one. I run my own race, I dance to my own beat. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone, in any shape or form. My only goal, my desire for myself is to aim to improve, to be better than I was before. This is freedom. This is me. You can mock me. You can watch me. You can try to block me… You probably should join me, because you cannot stop me. My will is fierce. Driven. Disciplined. I know who I am. I know my soul's purpose, and what I am here to do and experience. I know God. I see God everywhere, even in you and me. I am guided by spirit and not driven by ego. Keep calm, and book a session today! XO, MJT, LMP

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thought of the day:

You are not defined by your past, it simply prepares you. The only way to change your life is to change something you do daily. The secret to your success is in your daily routine. By breaking out of your pattern or comfort zone, this is the direct pathway to growth. SOmetimes it is as simple as slowing down. Sometimes the most brilliant thing you can do is just relax, or schedule a massage! Benjamin Franklin said, "Many people die at 25 and aren't buried until they are 75." LIVE LIFE. BE HAPPY. GROW. LEARN. LET GO. LOVE. XOXO, MEta-Maria

Monday, August 10, 2015

positive attracts positive yo!

Kristen Butler said, "Focus more on the people who inspire you rather than annoy you. You'll get much more further in life." I think that applies to an even bigger picture: focus on the positive, positive mindset: and you will go further in life! As one wastes their breath complaining, another breathes their last. Take nothing for granted. Live more, complain less. Have more smiles, LESS STRESS. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Thought of the day:

You know all the things you wanted to do???? DO THEM! DO them NOW.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

5 ways MASSAGE improves health:

1- Decreases STRESS. 2- Increases immune system! 3-Boosts mental health and wellness. 4-Manages or decreases or reduces or ELIMINATES pain! 5- Improves physical fitness. Schedule a massage today with "The Best In SEATTLE" according to Allure magazine. Two locations: Upper Queen Anne and Mercer Island. 206-941-8560 Thursdays thru Mondays, by appointment only. Maria J. Toro, LMP

6 Ways to Move with Grace Thru Transitions in Life.

Wayne Dyer said, "How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." Your beautiful smile is your logo to the world, and that personality of yours, IS your business card, and the way you make people FEEL is your trademark. Like the wise Bryant MgGill once said, "You have permission to walk away from anything that doesn't feel right. TRUST your instincts and LISTEN to your inner-voice; IT IS TRYING TO PROTECT YOU." IF our purpose in life is to enjoy every moment, than pay attention to the small moments. EnJOY the little things in life because one day you will look back and realize they were BIG things. And if the little moments/people don't serve/support/nourish your highest calling; LET IT GO. You can't reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday's yuk! Jim Rohn said, "The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, "If you will take care of me, I will take care of you." Now I say, "I will take care of me for you if you will take care of you for me." Little nuggets of yumminess: The jest is: 1-TAKE CARE OF SELF FIRST. 2- LET GO. 3- DOn't take anything personal. 4-Put good back out there in the universe. 5-Listen to your inner voice. 6-Stay connected to heart center. In loving myself, I LOVE YOU. XOXO, Meta-MAria!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Do what you love. Do what you want:

Spend MORE TIME doing the things you LOVE, that fills your soul with PASSION. This brings you JOY and you will be filled with the sense of success. XO, Meta-Maria

Thought of the day:

Raise standards on self. Commit to intelligence, flexibility, creativity. *Enriches all of life.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Walking. Spirit keeps signaling me to walk, not run, but walk. Just walk. Breathe and walk. Take in nature, elevate heart rate and increase lung power, walk. As this is my gift to share with you too: WALK dear ones, WALK. XO, Meta-Maria!

Monday, August 3, 2015


It is VITAL to LIVE with PASSION. What you are passionate about is nothing small, indeed it is your calling. Passion; it feeds your soul, your purpose, your essence. Live with passion, be filled with passion, be consumed and taken over with passion. Everything juicy is here. XO, MJT

10 Ways To A More Distinguished and Meaningful Life:

1-READ a book on a weekend. 2-Take flowers to work, and have them on display for all to enjoy. 3-TREAT a friend to breakfast at a local favorite establishment. 4-Silence your ringing cell phone, and let it go to voicemail. 5- Send a snail mail note/card to a friend for no reason. 6-Buy one set of luxury bedding. 7- Get out in nature with a leisurely walk, daily. 8- Try a new scent: perfume, cologne, candles… 9-Take time to create high density/high vibration foods to run a high octane life. 10: Make yourself your favorite drink, and sit and enjoy it, and think of all the good in your life…giving THAnks! XOXO, Meta-Maria!

Thought of the Day:

IF you are looking for that one amazing person to change your life… LOOK in the mirror.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Meredith Can't wait for her next appointment!

"I had the pleasure of meeting Maria while at work and kept seeing client after client walk out of her room looking incredibly relaxed. So I took the plunge and got on her books for a massage. Her Queen Anne studio is beautiful, open, airy and has some spectacular Feng Shui going on! She asked me about my problem and painful areas and got to work. She started by using some amazing smelling oils on my neck and shoulders, loosening everything up. Then moved on to the knots in my back that have been building up for years. Maria has a great touch and the deep tissue work felt amazing. She asked if I ever had jaw pain after she hit a tender spot in my neck; which I didn't realize was connected. So she started working on my jaw muscles too. Maria is very talented and fantastic at what she does! She's extremely personable and clearly cares about the wellbeing of her clients. It's an easy choice: I highly recommend her. My jaw has never felt more loose and pain free and my neck and shoulders feel 10x better. Can't wait for my next appointment :)" -Meredith of Seattle

Saturday, July 25, 2015

8 ways to optimal health:

1-Breathe. 2-Drink water/hydrate. 3-Exercise daily. 4-Positive thoughts. 5-Eat high vibrational/high density foods. 6-REST: nap/deep sleep. 7-PLAY. 8-Get massages. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Friday, July 24, 2015

Schedule an energy session today!

Medicinal energy bodywork with the use of Acutonics tuning forks, and medicinal gemstones. Feel the energy flow from God. Connect to the universe, and heal. Sound healing with gongs, singing bowls, chimes, rain sticks… Color therapy, which works with the sound and gemstones and essential oils. Mind, Body , Energy this is the full picture. Try 1/2 hour!(206)941-8560

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thought of the day: Let go, FLOW and live.

Do not hold on. To worry, doubts, fears. Even LOve… enjoy each moment, as if it is all their is. This is living. As Nikita Gill said, "Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go." and the great Buddha said, "Happiness or sorrow- whatever befalls you, walk on untouched and unattached." Do not suffer, this leads to disease, dis-ease. Just BE. What is, IS. Be like water, as Bruce Lee said, "Be shapeless. Be formless. like water. When you pour water into a glass, it becomes the glass. When you pour water into the cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water into the teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or water can crash. Be water my friend." Let go, FLOW and live.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thought of the day:

Do something everyday that scares you. GROWTH happens here. Lessons are here. LIFE is here. Do NOT close your eyes… keep them open. be present. Go forth.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Don't take things personally.

I was going to write this post yesterday, but for some reason, I got too busy; turns out, the ending improves this story, and so today I will share. I got a knock on my door two sunday mornings ago, early. I peeped out the hole, to see who was on the other side. A face I recognized from previous summers. My neighbors friend from MOntana was in town. She went on to explain in a panic that my dear neighbor's cat had escaped thru the window, and was on the loose outside. And the twist: my neighbor was out of town this time… so she had to contact me for emergencies. I do have to say I HAVE THE BEST NEIGHBORS, I am blessed with super duper awesome peeps surrounding me. Back to story:I was on my way out to go trail riding with the ladies and our horses, the usual Sunday Fun-day! So we called and looked for this cat. Got passers by involved. Got the hardware store involved...I phoned our other 2 neighbors and left a note on the door with numbers and instructions should they find this adventurous brave kitty! My intuition said, "Don't worry. let him have his adventure, he will be back." The kitty's owner asked me, "Let me know if you pick up any signs from (insert cat's name here)" so I said, I did… "Don't worry. let him have his adventure, he will be back." Well time has passed. She had a shrine/alter for him on her kitchen table. She left him wet cat food outside her door, which evidence would lead to him eating it… and she left him a bed outside the door with a toy and treats. I passed her several times, and each time I said, "He will be back." So yesterday morning, I pass her on the street walking, and immediately I intuitively say, "He will be back" and she verbally slaps me hard with, "You know, I need you to STOP saying that." and I could see the tears building like a volcano, her face red. The old me would have taken it so personal… but I softened because I could imagine how she felt, missing her loved one, worried, fear… she lost touch with her heart chakra, and let her fears harden her, and this was not personal, this was clearly all her stuff, and she was suffering, I could see it. So I said, "Ok, no problem, I understand." and we went on our way. It stuck with me, it hurt a bit, but I knew in my heart, she really didn't mean to unleash on me, it was probably mulling over in her mind too, as she walked away. All I knew, was that damn cat was coming home. He was having an adventure, he was safe, and he said do not worry, he would be back. So I let it go. and I also said aloud, "He will be back soon!" Not only because I trust my intuition, especially with animals, that is a HUGE GIFT, but also because I BELIEVE in the power of positive thinking and positive mindset. If you can think it, it happens, so choose those thoughts carefully. I choose to believe this f-ing cat would return home! One of the four agreements is "Don't take anything personal" because it is not, ever. people are always projecting, reflecting even showing off on their imbalance, where its coming from… transparently. I could see third chakra imbalance, fear…worry… and as a human I understand, and as a pet owner I understand, as a lover of life, I understand. from the outside looking in, I understand. to have no attachment nor judgment, to let it be as it was. I included the cat in my prayers at night. I woke up to the best text ever! "You were so right…(Cat's name here) came home at 3AM this morning!!!" to which I replied, "Believe that good things will happen and they will, glad he is home." Stay connected to your intuition above all. Serve your higher purpose. DON'T TAKE THINGS PERSONAL, Stay connected to your heart, this is the safest place in the whole world. In LOVING ME, I LOVE YOU. Thank you kitty for coming home, you were missed. XOXO, Meta-Maria.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Make your life beautiful.

Surround yourself with only things you LOVE.

Thought of the day:

Make something Pretty! Vamp up a new room/space. Add a flowers and vase! Spruce it up, enjoy your place. XOXO, Meta-Maria!

Le Guerisseur and Yelp reviews

Hi friends: Please share your reviews on yelp. Le (space) Guerisseur. =Le Guerisseur on yelp. http://www.yelp.com/biz/le-guerisseur-seattle thank you.

Le Guerisseur

As good as it gets! Luxury and relaxation upon entry. Instantly all worries disappear as I breathe, unwind and begin to chill out. SPA QUALITY and in a convenient/amazing location on UPPER QUEEN ANNE. The space is modern, soothing, clinical yet posh with elements of leisure opulence; a great balance for receiving therapeutic bodywork. Put simply: This place is HAPPY. Really good energy, positive and healing, LIGHT. Not to forget to mention: with great view on top floor, vaulted ceilings lots of natural south view facing LIGHT. Feel like someone special upon entering, it is all about me and my healing and rejuvenation of self health. Maria really cares about me/you! Maria, is always working on herself, and personal growth and self improvements. Maria is smart and educated, and is constantly furthering her education day after day, year after year, as a full time college student with sights on naturopathic medicine and acupuncture and oriental medicines. A session with Maria will provide healing for body, mind and spirit connection, as she views you whole person/holistically. You will leave richer in knowledge about yourself after just one session. Maria truly listens. She works WITH YOU on your journey and experience in health care, and is definitely one of the best in her field of practice. You will be changed drastically in one session, 90 minutes is HIGHLY recommended!!!

Be playful with an open heart.

"Just look at life with more PLAYFUL eyes. Don't be serious. Seriousness becomes like a blindness. Don't pretend to be a thinker, philosopher. Just simply be a human being. The whole world is showering its joy on you in so many ways, but are too serious, you cannot open your heart." -Osho

Sunday, July 19, 2015

9 Rules to live by:

1-Express THANKS. 2- Keep promises. 3- Say " I LOVE YOU" 4- Be kind to yourself and others. 5- SPEAK THE TRUTH. 6-LAUGH. 7-DO/BE your best. 8- Don't take things personally. 9- LET GO/FLOW.

Thought of the day:

Do not hold on to worry, fears, troubles. This causes dis-ease. LET GO. Harmonize. Find balance. FLOW. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A BEAUTIFUL Fountain of Youth and FOREVER YOUNG:

1-WAtch your figure. 2-Avoid spending time with people who complain how old they are. 3-EXERCISE DAILY. 4-TRAVEL. 5- Say YES to FUN! 6- Be extravagant once in awhile. 7- FLIRT with all aspects of LIFE. 8- Surround yourself with young, smart, INTERESTING people who adore ya! 9- Be spontaneous. 10- NEVER feel sorry for yourself. 11-Take the time to be beautiful. 12-NEVER say or think you are too old for anything. 13- LIVE the way you think your age should be…16, 24..37…YOUR CALL BABY! 14- EVERY morning when you wake up, LOOK in the mirror, and tell yourself YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, and mean it. 15- READ, and LEARN as much as you can, and often, smart is sexy! 16-As soon as a negative thought comes into your mind, replace it was a joke, or something funny. 17- Take a close look at children: They know how to PLAY, be HAPPY, young and carefree, DO THIS! Don't take life so seriously, nobody gets out alive anyway! Enjoy each day, this is the gift. In LOVING me, I love you. XOXO, Meta-Maria

11 things that should be habit DAILY.

1-Meditation. 2- Give thanks. 3-Set your intention. 4- Set up a to-do list/schedule for the day. 5- Exercise. 6-Hydrate. 7-STRETCH. 8-LISTEN TO MUSIC. 9-Smile. 10- Clean up after yourself. 11- Don't procrastinate/Hard task first, continue down the list. XOXO, Meta-Maria!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thought of the Day:

The creative never ceases, thus the real gift, endless and bountiful. Creativity is also a sign of genius, so Einstein says. The less creative, copy. No higher compliment than being copied. Belly laughter is good. I was built to lead, and create a path. Its easy to walk a plowed path.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Bird pooping on head and Grasshopper Meanings: Ya, it happened to me!

Yesterday on my drive to Mercer Island a bird pooped on my head as I turned the corner from Queen Anne to Smith Street…My top was down! They say this is good luck, though…not a good LOOK. "Bird Droppings Many people the world over believe that if a bird lets loose on you, then good things are coming your way. One idea is that it's a sign of major wealth coming from heaven, based on the belief that when you suffer an inconvenience (albeit a pretty gross one), you'll have good fortune in return."-http://glo.com/living/the-meaning-behind-common-superstitions-7020.gallery?photoId=42455 "● Bird poop brings good luck! There is a belief that if a bird poops on you, your car or your property, you may receive good luck and riches. The more birds involved, the richer you’ll be! So next time a bird poops on you, remember that it’s a good thing."-http://www.teatime-mag.com/magazines/91-es/ THEEEENNNNNNNN, I walked out to my car this morning and a beautiful green grasshopper was perched on my antenna! He absolutely stood out brilliantly against the blackness of the vehicle. "Garden Creatures That Bring Good Fortune Include insects and grasshoppers. If a grasshopper were to hop into your house, it means a very distinguished person is about to visit you. It can also mean that you are about to receive a great honor."-http://wofs.com/index.php/wealth-mainmenu-37/540-18-omens-of-good-fortune "Additional Associations for Grasshopper; "If Grasshopper has sprung into your life; You are being asked to take a leap of faith. Just go ahead and do it without knowing the outcome. Usually this is something that you have been avoided doing and is often linked to a large scale change in direction. This can be a change in relationship, career or a change in yourself. Know that you have the wisdom that you need to get past any obstacles in an efficient manner. For the most part all possible outcomes will be positive. Good Omen Luck Opportunistic Stability Jumps across space and time Virtue Moving Forward Vibrant Abundance and Rich Resources Content Fearlessness Fertility Leaps of faith Patience Aristocracy Peaceful Jumping without knowing where you will land Creativity Optimism Insightfulness Taking Chances Messenger Astral travel Connection Benevolence Courage Leaping over obstacles Resourcefulness Motivation Forward Thinking Wealth New leaps forward Achievement Ability to change careers quickly Love a Challenge Intuition Longevity Instinct Happiness Inner Voice Good Health Gossip creating Drama Karma"-http://www.spirit-animals.com/grasshopper/ SOOOOOOO, I guess it's going to be another great day!!! Smile bright dear ones. XOXO, MJT

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Connect to the UNIVERSE. Connect to NATURE. This is the way. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Rate Increase:

Hi loyal friends, As many of you know, I haven't raised my prices since 2007. Imagine working the same job for 8 years without a raise, paired with our high cost of living that continue to rise. Effective immediately, and really July 1, 2015, their will be a slight increase to your session of $5/half hour. For example, $90/hour was my rate and now its $100/hour. I dislike raising prices, yet I know you all understand why… I appreciate your continued support.I will continue to do the high quality, therapeutic bodywork you have come to expect. THANK YOU, Maria J. Toro, LMP.

Friday, July 10, 2015



Thursday, July 9, 2015

How do you relax? Make a list:

How do you relax? What are the LITTLE ways? Make a list! List everything you do that is relaxing. For me, its bathes, walks, horse time, flying, drinking tea, painting, reading, listening to music, laughing and so forth. My point is: DO THESE THINGS DAILY. OFTEN. This way, you LIVE a relaxed and HAPPY life. Its the little things that add up, so be mindful. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thought of the Day:

LEARN to take care of self: Physically, Athletically, Emotionally, Intellectually.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Maria J. Toro, LMP's Bio:

Maria graduated Ashmead College, the evolution of Seattle Massage School in February 2001, top of her class, and has been practicing ever since. Maria is a local Queen Anne resident, and full time student, with sights set on Acupuncture, oriental medicine and Naturopathic medicine. Maria has been an equestrian since the age of 5, and enjoys oil painting, yoga and Pilates with her free time. Maria’s foundation is scientific and therapeutic; she is passionate about holistic healing. Over the years Maria has been committed to continued education, expanding on her tools available while in session, which includes treatment bodywork, deep tissue, sports massage, Thai yoga massage, hot stone massage, sound healing, chakra balancing, energy work and much more! Maria is a true healer, balancing and connecting body, mind and energy, noting that each session will be different and customized for what you present on that day. In November 2010, Allure Magazine voted Maria J. Toro LMP, as “Best in Seattle”. Book an appointment today and experience total relaxation, healing and maintenance your body deserves.

Thought of the day:

Life is short. DO what you LOVE.

Nina's Bio:

So HAPPY to introduce Christina Edmonds of Lash Out Loud, whom I will be sharing the Queen Anne Space with! About "Nina" : Christina discovered her passion for eyelash extensions in 2009. She loves to see each client leave their appointment with beautiful lashes and a smile on their face. Christina's lash talents have been featured on King 5's Evening Magazine. To further her skills, she makes it a point to continue training and education. Most recently she trained with Sugarlash to perfect the latest techniques in Russian Volume lashes. When not lashing, Christina spends her time with Layla, her beautiful daughter and Chesney, her adorable kitten. Nina is available by appointment only, Tuesday and Wednesday 10-7, and thursday 9-2 and Saturday 10 -4. You can book 253-334-2006

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thought of the day:

In health and healing it is vital to connect with nature. Find a way to get outside daily. Whether you are going for a walk, run, bike ride, horseback riding, yoga in the park, rollerblading, just get outside. Breathe deeply. Focus on nature, notice the leaves, rocks, trees, flowers, ocean, lake, raindrops. Breathe deeply. Connect to the universe. Be thankful.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

THANK YOU> First day on Queen Anne Avenue! YES ON THE AVENUE!!! WHOOHOOOO!!! BIGTIME:

Today I am so thankful, and overflowing with gratitude. My first day seeing clients in the New QUEEN ANNE SPACE! I LOVE IT. I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE IT. I am thankful and I worked really hard creating/visualizing the space; then the physical build out was intense… and I pulled it off! Soooooo excited to share this space with YOU. I am on Queen Anne Mondays 1:30-9:30pm and Thursdays 2:30-9:30pm, and every other Sunday 2-8:30pm. I schedule by appointment only. I love referrals, it is the lifeline of a business. Please let me know if you are a new client and you are referred in. Thank you for your continued support and loyalty throughout the years, I appreciate that. I continue to grow and expand in my education with dedication, discipline and inspiration in HEALING. Flowing in continued evolution, expanding my Knowledge, as to pull from a vast tool box to practice the art of massage and other healing modalities with you. I am thankful for today. I am thankful for healing sessions with YOU. To be able to practice, and continue to learn and expand with each session, even still to this day… LEARNING. and I am thankful. I am honored to be apart of your health and healing and relaxation and escape from everything else, even for a moment, to have the time to be connect to the universe and heal is vital. I am so very honored you choose me. THANK YOU ALL. SO MUCH LOVE. XOXO, MJT.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Be a force of light:

"The spirit that speaks through you is as the light, that shines, through the lamp. The lamp does not create it. The lamp is but the vessel, which holds the light. But the light is a force, moving through the lamp, and out to those who would see illuminating their way" (57) "The Circle of the Spirit" -Anglung.

Love is the Opposite of Fear. Choose LOVE and LIVE Life.

"To live in fear and falsehood is worse than death." -Zend-Avesta

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Love for Love:

"You don't have to love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." - Oscar Wilde

Everything that is meant to be, WILL BE.

"Do not desire the way, for the way is yours without desire. Do not search for the way, for the way finds you without your searching. The butterfly hovers, and finds the flower. The flower waits, knowing the butterfly will come" (25). From "The Circle of The Spirit" by Anglund.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Love each other:

" We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't we are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing." -Charles Bukowski

12 Elegantly Infusing Traits of Conscious Women:

1- She is CURIOUS, seeks the unknown! 2- PATIENCE for the "growing" process. 3-She doesn't compartmentalize: She is more than her body. 4- She has HEALTH as a priority. 5-She gets out in NATURE daily. 6-She cares for others authentically, and our planet EARTH. 7- She has EMOTIONAL MATURITY and ACCOUNTABILITY. 8- INTEGRITY, she NEVER SETTLES. 9-She has the ability to receive. 10- She loves men. 11-She loves women. 12-She loves herself. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Patience. Continue Working on Me. Timing. NEVER SETTLE.

Point of the Male for his Female: A male helps his female find balance. Stripes me of my defenses. I am a dream woman. My erogenous zone is the BRAIN. My partner has to be EXTRAORDINARY! Because I am a treasure. And Men should be easier than horses, and MORE FUN TO RIDE!!!

TRy this:

Create "systems" that doesn't require thinking. (Thinking out of it = NO STRESS).

Thought of the day:

The mind is more complex than the body. LEARN how the mind works, MAKE CHOICES.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer weather:

Hi, Oh it has been an entire week since I last posted. Yikes. GOod example of how "Time Flies". Well, I finished my finals last friday, and worked, plus I am planning this new Queen Anne Space for my peeps to enjoy! (1817 Queen Anne Ave. North, #408, Seattle, WA 98109). So a heck of a lot is going on, and I am very excited for what is to come! A few things: IT IS HOT. Remember to hydrate, and rest. Remember your pets: horses? COld hose them… Cats and dogs: cold hose is good too, but I have my AC on full time at full blast, and 4 fans a pushing that cool air around. I take longer walks with Molly, my Standard Poodle, in the early mornings and later at night. I make it short mid day, and make sure her footing is on grass, so it doesn't burn her pads. Remember they need electrolytes too. They need to increase water consumption, just as much as we do! We wait all year for this weather, and it is BEAUTIFUL. So enjoy summer. Slow down and enjoy it, as time does fly, and we will be celebrating Thanksgiving soon enough. Have a great weekend dear ones, so much LOVE to you all. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Saturday, June 20, 2015

888 Meaning:

Yesterday I had one of my clients say that I am a 888 person. SO I had to inquire as to HIS meaning of "an 888 person" and he replied something like: 8 hours of work. 8 hours of sleep and 8 hours prepping who you are going to be. Well, I love it!It speaks volumes of TRUTH and BALANCE. so I thought I would share it with you, and a few other 888 meanings: "ANGEL NUMBER 888 Number 888 is a powerful number as it carries the vibrations and attributes of the number 8, which include patience, practicality and dependability, personal authority and power, business acumen, finding success and manifesting wealth and abundance, self-discipline and responsibility, inner-wisdom, justice and Karma – the Universal Spiritual Law of Cause and Effect. Angel Number 888 is a message for you to keep your finances in check ensuring that you have set solid foundations for yourself and your loved ones. The Universe and your angels will always ensure that you are supported, but it is your responsibility to make sure that you are living up to your full potential in order to tread your ‘right’ life path. Angel Number 888 indicates that financial and material abundance is on its way into your life and may be suggesting that you will receive unexpected rewards for past good work. Karma re-paid in kind. Angel Number 888 is telling you that your Life Purpose is fully supported by the Universe. The Universe is abundant and generous and wishes to reward you. Great financial prosperity is yours, now and in the future. Angel Number 888 may also suggest that a phase in your life is about to end and is a sign of forewarning to enable you to prepare yourself and your life accordingly. It may also indicate that you are winding up an emotional, career or relationship phase in your life." * Joanne Sacred Scribes -http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2012/01/angel-number-888.html

Friday, June 19, 2015


"Want another reason or two to get a good night’s sleep? It will keep you healthy! Here’s what happens when you only get 6 hours of sleep a night: • Your risk of a stroke is quadrupled. • Your obesity risk goes up 30%. And you’ll eat at least 200 extra calories the next day. • Sleep deprivation alters over 700 genes in the body, affecting things like our stress response, immune system and metabolism. • People who sleep only 6 hours also have more sign of visible aging on their skin. • Daytime alertness is reduced by 32%. • And people who sleep for only 6 hours are three times more likely to get sick if they’re exposed to a cold or flu virus." -John Tesh

Thought of the Day:

"I wanna live like I have nothing to lose. And love like I have nothing to gain. And run like I have nothing to chase. And dream like everything is possible. I wanna speak like I have nothing to fear and look in your eyes like I have nothing to hide. And dance like I have nothing to worry about. And embrace being alive like I only have today. I wanna kiss like tomorrow will never come, and say I LOVE YOU, like I've never been hurt. And trust the way, like I've never been lost. And realize my yesterdays are truly forgotten. I wanna spread my wings like I've never fallen short. And open my heart wide like I've never doubted at all. And burst into the bright mornings of possibility like I've never failed. And breathe in my soul like I am born again in each and every new moment. Because we are. Because we are. And in that, I choose to live now always." - S.C. Lourie


"I want to be so distracted loving life, that I never realize I'm getting older." -Angel Laney Sutton

Robin Animal Spirit Guide Meaning:

Walking Molly, my BFF and Standard Poodle, I noticed many Robins active nearby. Here is the meaning:"If Robin has flown into your life; He signifies stimulation of new growth and renewal in many areas of life. He teaches that any changes can be made with joy, laughter and a song in your heart. Robin shows you how to ride the winds of passion within your heart and become independent and self reliant through this change. Robin will teach you how to move forward with grace, tenacity, perseverance and assertion. Are you letting go of personal dramas? Ones that no longer serve your higher purpose? Are you exercising compassion and patience in mental, spiritual and emotional areas? Robin will teach how to incorporate new beginnings with faith and trust in the process. It is time to believe in yourself and use the inspiration that is given. Listen carefully. It is time sing your own song for a new period in your life."-http://www.spirit-animals.com/robin/

Thursday, June 18, 2015

We Heal During Sleep

"Pay attention to your sleep window! That’s the 30 to 45 minute window when your eyes are getting heavy or you yawn frequently - and it’s the time when you’re the most naturally ready to sleep. If you go to bed then, you’ll fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly. If you wait and miss that sleep opportunity, your nervous system kicks in and gets you going again, according to sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus. And if you get that second wind, you could be up for another 90 minutes. So make sure you go to bed during your natural sleep window!"- John Tesh. Try and keep a set schedule, your body will appreciate this.We heal at night, and our systems begin to repair beginning at 10:30pm. Get to bed, get some zzzzzz'z, and that is why we call it BEAUTY SLEEP.

Thought of the day:

Would you like to UPGRADE you DNA? LOVE more. BREATHE deep. Practice GRATITUDE. Follow your dreams, DREAM BIG, and DO what brings you joy. XO, Meta-Maria

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ladybug Spirit Guide Meaning:

I was parking in Bellevue, to receive my weekly acupuncture treatment, when a beautiful ladybug flew into my car, and used my dash board for her runway! What a sight! Wings in full glory, until she settled, sharing her gifts with me. Ladybug meaning: "If Ladybug has flown into your life; The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled. Higher goals and new heights are now possible. Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about. Ladybug also cautions not to try to hard or go to fast to fulfill our dreams. Let things flow at their natural pace. In the due course of time, our wishes will all come true. Alternatively she could be signalling that you can leave your worries behind and that new happiness is on its way. Ladybug signals you to to not be scared to live your own truth. Protect your truth and know that it is yours to honor."-http://www.spirit-animals.com/ladybug/ “It’s too soon” means “It’s too soon.” » Animal Spirit Guides: Ladybugs ladybugLadybug as an Animal Spirit Guide "Keywords: Renewal, rebirth, past lives, abundance, hope. When Ladybug crosses your path: — Make a wish if it lands on you, it may just come true! — Take time to meditate; let go of pestering thoughts and enjoy the present — Take time to connect with your body Think about Ladybug: They have short life spans, they reproduce multiple generations every year. This cycle goes to the idea of multi-generational renewal. They are found in most climates, and because their lifespan is so short, ladybug teaches us to let go of the pestering thoughts, petty annoyances, and to adapt and appreciate each moment of our lives. Ladybugs are loved by humans for their delicate and harmless nature. We feel joyful when they come into our lives, as though they are a good omen of things to come. Their wings protect them and they sense vibrations through their legs. Call on ladybug energy when: — You feel the need to live in & appreciate the present — You feel the need for more joy in your life — You want to foster a greater sense of family unity Floating with the wind, Ladybug dances from plant to plant, helping farmers keep their crop healthy, allowing for healthy growth and success. They keep the ecosystem balanced which allows for new beginnings, year after year. They feel vibrations through their legs so they are extraordinarily in tune with the present and their instincts. Ladybug medicine teaches us: –To appreciate each moment of our lives — That connecting to our bodies, connects us to our instincts — To let go of petty annoyances & go with the flow — To balance all the areas of our lives" -http://spiritcaat.com/spiritcaatblog/animal-totems-ladybugs/

Thought of the day:

No amount of advice from others should override the voice in your heart. Trust yourself, and your own inner wisdom, listen to that voice. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Thought of the Day:

They say LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE, and it is the truth. The effect of laughter on the soul is profound. Try to find as much humor in your daily life as possible, soon, most things humans...and animals do(I love animals), are hilarious, especially when you stop taking things personally or so seriously. LIGHTEN UP, it's good for us to be RELAXED and to not worry, decrease stress, increase laughter and PLAY! And THAT is the thought of the day! XOXO, Meta-Maria

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Thought of the day:

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know, but if you LISTEN, you may learn something new." -Dalai Lama

Athletes: For Quick Recovery, Receive Massage!

Gotta say I had the best view driving into work today on Mercer Island. Took 99 to Atlantic to I90. I was going opposite direction as the marathon runners. Over the viaduct over I90 especially impressive; just beautiful to see the streets flooded with such athleticism. WAY TO GO RUNNERS!!! You know who to call for a massage as part of your reward and recovery…ME. 206 941 8560.

Geranium Essential oil:

• Helps relieve occasional stress and tension.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Its the little things that count:

There is no fast way, no giant step, no short cut. Commit to the process, the journey… commit to the little, tiny steps that must be made daily in order for the large changes to occur. It's the step by step which can appear as leaps and bounds, and yet… it is step by step. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Horse Animal Spirit Guide:

For the horse lovers in all of us, here are the gifts:"Power Stamina Endurance Faithfulness Guide to over coming obstacles Freedom to run free Travel Freedom Persuasiveness Increase clairvoyance Time to move on if you feel stuck Teaches how to go in new directions with freedom and the power to face life Awareness of Power achieved with true co-operation Interspecies communication Expanding ones own potential abilities Friendship Co-operation Astral Travel Guardian of Travellers Warns of possible danger . . . If Horse has crossed your path; Know that you have the power to change anything and everything you choose in your life. Understand that the wild freedom of the Horse can be harnessed and used for your own benefit and for those around you. This understanding comes only when man and beast enter a silent contract – acknowledging mutual respect and awareness of responsibility to each other. Alternatively you are being asked to understand that true power is wisdom found in remembering your journey as a whole. Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents and abilities are the gateways to power. You are also reminded that all pathways have equal validity. Understanding this will give you insight into the power and the glory of a unified family and humanity. Understand that every human being must follow a pathway to empowerment before galloping upon the wings of destiny."-http://www.spirit-animals.com/horse/

777 meaning:

This is my exit off Mercer Island. Exit 7, for 77th… 777 means: "ANGEL NUMBER 777 Number 777 is a highly spiritual number with the mystical number 7 appearing tripled, making its influences most powerful. Number 7 resonates with the attributes of spiritual enlightenment, development and spiritual awakening, persistence of purpose, intuition and the inner voice of wisdom, mysticism, contemplation, knowledge and understanding, discernment and consideration, and good fortune. Angel Number 777 indicates that you have listened to Divine Guidance and are now putting that wisdom to work in your life, and the time has come to reap the rewards for your hard work and efforts. You are being commended by the angels as your successes are inspiring, helping and teaching others by example. Angel Number 777 informs you that you are being congratulated and your efforts have been well noted by the angelic and spiritual realms. Know that your wishes are coming to fruition in your life as a direct result of your positive efforts and attitude to life. 777 is a very positive sign and means that you should expect miracles to occur in your life. The 777 repeating number sequence (or Angel Number 777) is a message from your angels that you are on the right path and living and serving your Divine life purpose. The Universe is happy with your progress and due to your positive efforts and hard work you have earned your rewards. Angel Number 777 is an extremely positive sign and means that you should expect many more miracles to occur for you, both large and small. * Joanne" -http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/12/angel-number-777.html

Thursday, June 11, 2015


"Note to self: None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you are carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There's no time for anything else." -Nanen Hoffman

OPening your Third Eye:

I found this article interesting, so I thought to share it in its entirety. Enjoy! By Pao Chang "If you want to be healthy at the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level, you need to learn how to access high frequency energy. This type of healing energy is essential for health for the reason that it raises the frequency of your body and soul. The frequency rate of your body plays an essential role for your health, because it affects the performance of your body. For this reason, when you surround yourself with high frequency energy, your health improves. On the other hand, when you surround yourself with low frequency energy, your health deteriorates. According to some frequency researchers, a healthy human body’s frequency rates are between 62 and 78 MHz. Any frequency rate below 62 MHz will make the human body vulnerable to illness and disease. The lower the frequency rate, the more susceptible the human body is to illness and disease. Once the frequency rate of the human body reaches 25 MHz, the risk of death increases dramatically. For more detailed information about frequency and disease, read this informative article titled The Relationship Between Disease and Energy Frequency. How to Access High Frequency Energy Using Your Pineal Gland The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland located at the center of your brain. It looks somewhat like a pine cone, which is why it is called the pineal gland. Many spiritual teachers like to refer to the pineal gland as the third eye, inner eye, all-seeing eye, spiritual eye, or mind’s eye. They often encourage us to strengthen the functions of our pineal gland, because this gland allows us to access healing energies that contain high frequency. Many ancient civilizations and spiritual teachers believe that when the third eye is activated and functioning properly, it allows us to see beyond the perception of ordinary sight. In other words, it can help us see beyond the physical realm. One of the ways you can personally test to see if your third eye could see beyond the perception of ordinary sight is to concentrate on your inner vision. One of the best times to do this is during bedtime. The next time you go to bed, focus your awareness towards your third eye right before you start dozing off. This process can open your third eye, allowing you to see images in your head or even your room with a 360-degree view. Another good time to activate your third eye is right after you wake up. Instead of getting out of bed, lie still and focus your awareness towards your third eye with the intention of opening it. The more you practice using your pineal gland or third eye to see beyond the material world, the stronger it gets. As your pineal gland becomes stronger and more active, your ability to access high frequency energy will increase. Sungazing and Pineal Gland Activation Many meditators are aware that certain mediation techniques can help activate the pineal gland, but many of them don’t realize that sungazing may also play a big role in activating this small endocrine gland. Sungazing is the process of staring at the sun during sunrise or sunset. During this time, the light emitted from the sun isn’t as strong, making it safer to look at the sun. Many people who practice sungazing believe that it is beneficial to the eyes and the pineal gland. The idea that sungazing can help activate the pineal gland may sound like pseudoscience, but some scientists have confirmed that sunlight can stimulate the pineal gland to secret certain hormones. As described at 2012TheBigPicture.WordPress.com. There’s more to the pineal gland than what meets the eye, or, I should say, optic nerve. The effect of sunlight on the pineal is something that needs to be researched more. It’s already one of the most researched glands. We know that bright light stimulates the production of seratonin and melatonin in the pineal, but there are other neurochemicals produced by the pineal that have more profound effects than just the mood, sleep, reproductive and body temperature effects of serotonin and melatonin. When you first start practicing sungazing, only look at the sun for a few seconds. As your eyes become more use to it, you can increase the time. However, pay attention to how your eyes are responding to the sunlight. If you feel a lot of discomfort or pain in your eyes, allow some time for your eyes to recover before repeating the process. Once the sun rises above the horizon, you must not directly look at it for more than a few seconds or it could harm your eyes. Visualization and Pineal Gland Activation When you visualize something, you are forcing your mind to use your third eye. By doing this, you can stimulate your pineal gland into activation. As your pineal gland becomes more active, more high frequency energy can flow into your body. This process can heal your body and awaken other dormant sections of your brain. Besides helping you activate your pineal gland, visualization can also improve your talents. The process of using visualization techniques to improve people’s talents has been well studied by Russian scientists. They demonstrated that by incorporating visualization procedures in athletes’ workout routines, they were able to increase the performance of these athletes. Nowadays, many professional athletes are also using the power of visualization to improve their performance, including but not limited to Tiger Woods. Sodium Fluoride and Pineal Gland Calcification A toxic substance that is very harmful to your pineal gland and health is sodium fluoride, also known as fluoride. Sodium fluoride isn’t the same as the natural version of fluoride, which is known as calcium fluoride. This natural version of fluoride is often found in soil and spring water in very small quantities. On the hand, sodium fluoride is a synthetic industrial waste containing dozens of hazardous chemicals, including but not limited to arsenic, aluminum, lead, and fluorosilicic acid. If you want evidence of this, read this controversial article. Sodium fluoride is very harmful to your pineal gland, because it disrupts its functions by hardening its interior walls. Besides being harmful to your pineal gland, sodium fluoride is also toxic to your brain, heart, and other organs of your body. Since this toxic waste has been used to treat drinking water, the cases of pineal gland calcification have been increasing. To effectively remove fluoride from drinking water, you will need to use a water purification system that has a special filter called activated alumina (AAL). This special filter contains some aluminum particles, so if you are concern about aluminum, you may want to purchase a water purification system that uses reverse osmosis technology. Reverse osmosis water purification systems aren’t just great for removing fluoride, but are also great for filtering out other harmful water contaminants. As for toothpaste, only use toothpaste that is free of sodium fluoride. Once you activate and strengthen your pineal gland to a certain point, you should notice an improvement in brain function. In addition, your spiritual awareness and intuition should also increase. As your brain function and spiritual awareness increase, your ability to access high frequency energy will also strengthen. For more ways to strengthen and activate your pineal gland, read this empowering article titled Calcified Pineal Gland: How to Decalcify It." Sources: http://energyfanatics.com/2011/12/07/relationship-between-diseases-energy-frequency/ http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/flourish/200912/seeing-is-believing-the-power-visualization http://2012thebigpicture.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/restoring-pineal-gland-endocrine-system-function-with-sungazing/ http://www.fluoridedebate.com/question03.html About the Author Pao L. Chang is the author and founder of EnergyFanatics.com and OmniThought.org, two comprehensive blogs dedicated to exploring topics about energy, health, conscious living, spiritual science, and exotic “free energy” technology. He loves to explore the mystery of alternative medicine, the science of consciousness, quantum mechanics, sacred geometry, and how energy affects the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body. This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact. This article was originally featured on Waking Times. Read more at http://expandedconsciousness.com/2014/10/29/accessing-high-frequency-energy-with-your-pineal-gland/#MIfQ8qXjP16boVtG.99" -http://expandedconsciousness.com/2014/10/29/accessing-high-frequency-energy-with-your-pineal-gland/

555 Meaning:

"ANGEL NUMBER 555 Number 555 is comprised of the number 5 appearing tripled, making 555 a powerful number with its energies and attributes of being three-fold, amplified and reinforced. 555 carries the strong vibrations of making decisions and choices, life changes and new opportunities, adventure, curiosity, challenges, idealism and activity. Angel Number 555 tells of significant and necessary changes happening in your life that have been Divinely inspired and guided. These changes will bring about long-awaited circumstances and results and will fully align you with your true Divine life purpose and soul mission. Angel Number 555 is a message from your angels that it is time to let go of the ‘old’ that is no longer positively serving you. Trust that they will be replaced with ‘better’. Release old doubts, fears and perceived obstacles, and if feeling any fears or confusion, ask for support and guidance from your angels. Know that your angels are with you, always. Keep a positive attitude and mind-set about the ‘new’ entering your life and keep an open mind as to the opportunities presenting themselves. Remember that everything happens for a reason and nothing happens by chance. Even though the reason/s for the changes may not be clear at this point in time, trust that all will fall into place for you. These changes have come about so that you can break free from old restraints and constraints and freely pursue your soul purpose as a spiritual being. Repeating Angel Number 555 suggests that major life changes are taking place in many areas of your life. Trust that these changes are for both your immediate and long-term benefit. The angels ask that you ‘go with the flow ...’ * Joanne Sacred Scribes" http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/09/angel-number-555.html

Thought of the day:

You are as AMAZING as you believe.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

" Eucalyptus (E. radiata) Essential Oil Supports the respiratory system, boosts immunity to support overall respiratory health and healthy immune system function. Soothes tired, sore muscles Helps to lessen stress

Dragonfly medicine:

Upon taking a walk today, I noticed so many dragonflies. Here are the gifts:"Dragonfly medicine is about the breaking of illusions, especially those illusions that prevent growth and maturity. Dragonfly is the bringer of visions of power. Flighty and carefree dragonflies symbolize whirlwind, swiftness and activity. "Dragonfly medicine is about the breaking of illusions, especially those illusions that prevent growth and maturity. Dragonfly is the bringer of visions of power. Flighty and carefree dragonflies symbolize whirlwind, swiftness and activity...Dragonfly teaches us how to balance emotion and mental clarity and control. Dragonfly medicine works in a two year cycle, so if Dragonfly has come into your life you can expect change within this time period. Dragonfly people need to honor their health by spending time outdoors in the sunlight near streams or lakes. Dragonfly also teaches us to see through our own illusions."=http://www.birdclan.org/dragonfly.html The dragonfly is generally associated with the symbolic meaning of transformation. Here are common meanings for this animal totem: Change and transformation Adaptability Joy, lightness of being Symbol of the realm of emotions, invitation to dive deeper into your feeling Being on the lookout for illusions and deceits, whether are external or personal Connection with nature’s spirits, fairies realms

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


I am filled with so much gratitude. Last night before going to sleep, my list was long, and my heart felt good upon rest. When I woke up, again the flood gates opened, so much appreciation and simply thankful for my health, friends, relationships with humans/interactions. Lately I feel like I have been getting "paid" on a whole different level than money. Literally my bank account is loaded, stacked cheddar…. LOL(ok, I digressed for humor). Honestly, I was so content, my heart so full and happy this weekend with working with my clients I didn't run my totals at the end of the day, or the next day, or the next day, until last night, when I HAD TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. And I was surprised at that moment when I made the connection in my mind that my payments earned energetically were way more important than the money. (and I am thankful for the money, because I can pay my bills and EAT FOOD :) that keeps me happy too). My point is that some people may never know the energetic payment of following your passion, and your souls purpose in life, I do, and I recognized the payments in full…beyond measure. To have someone come in torn apart, run down, stressed out, on the edge of a meltdown, overwhelmed, frustrated because life can be tuff, and to watch the transformation begin and continue during and after our treatment time/session is beyond words. Knowing, I had my part, I did that, … just flipping AWESOME! I can visually see it, easy, but then to hear the comments and praise, "I feel amazing, you are the best, you have a gift, I needed that, my life is better with you,I am so relaxed, I have no pain, I love you" all such powerful words and validating for my practice. Each day is a gift. Each individual is a gift. It is a gift to be able to practice with you. The experience is the gift. Time is a gift. And certainly…GIFT CERTIFICATES are the best gift!!! (PLUG)=(best gift giver EVER)! So, THANK YOU. I am delighted to be apart of your healing journey and health care decisions. I love you back! XOXO, Meta-Maria

Lavender essential oil:

Lavender promotes relaxation and a restful night’s sleep, making it an ideal oil to diffuse at bedtime; it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

Rabbit Animal Spirit Guide Meaning:

Our riding crew was out on our trusted mounts when it appeared in every direction bunnies!!! Babies and mature. Here is the gifts Rabbit People are associated with: Spontaneity Intuition Fertility Luck Abundance Overcoming Fear Anxiety Quick-thinking Reproduction Taking chances "Rabbit is often connected with fear because they are timid and constantly on guard. Rabbit wants us to learn how to face our fear and know when to defend our space or walk away. Rabbit shows us that defending ourselves doesn't always involve fighting back. He teaches us to listen carefully to what is going on in our environment so we can accurately use our intuition when in danger."-http://www.animaltotem.com/rabbit.html " Rabbit: fear, timidity, nervousness, humility Rabbit's medicine includes moving through fear, living by one's own wits, receiving hidden teachings and intuitive messages, quick thinking, strengthening intuition, and paradox. Rabbit also represents humility, because he is quiet and soft and not self-asserting. Rabbit reminds us not to be afraid. Fearful thoughts reproduce (like rabbits) and bring the very thing we fear. Rabbit people are so afraid of tragedy, illness, and disaster, that they call those very fears to them to teach them lessons. If you see Rabbit or in any way feel attracted to him, it may be telling you to wait for the forces of the universe to start moving again, to stop worrying and to get rid of your fears. It always indicates a need to re-evaluate the process you are undergoing, to rid yourself of any negative feelings or barriers, and to be more humble."-http://www.crystalinks.com/totemanimals.html

111 meaning:

"ANGEL NUMBER 111 Number 111 is a powerful number of manifesting and manifestation, and carries the combined attributes and energies of number 1 and the karmic Master Number 11. Number 1 resonates with assertiveness, independence and uniqueness, motivation, new beginnings and striving forward, insight, self-leadership and inspiration, positivity and achieving success. Number 11 tells us that to connect with our higher-selves is to know and live our soul mission and life purpose. Number 111 symbolizes the principles of spiritual awakening and enlightenment, high energy, inspiration and intuition, self-expression and sensitivity. Angel Number 111 is a message from your angels to be very aware of your persistent thoughts and ideas as these are manifesting quickly into your reality. Ensure that your beliefs, thoughts and mind-sets are positive and optimistic in order to draw the energies of abundance and balance into your life. Angel Number 111 signifies that an energetic gateway has opened up for you, and this will rapidly manifest your thoughts into your reality. When you recognize an Angel Number 111 sequence appearing to you frequently, take note of your thoughts at the time that they occur. When a series of 111's appear, monitor your thoughts carefully and be sure to only think about what it is you really want, not what you don't want. Choose your thoughts wisely, and do not put your focus towards your fears, as they may manifest. Pay special attention to your thoughts and ideas as these are revealing the answers to your prayers. Your positive affirmations and optimistic attitude will help to manifest your desires and help you to achieve your goals and aspirations. They will also assist you with serving your spiritual life purpose and soul mission. Angel Number 111 also encourages you to assist and inspire the human race via your natural abilities, relying upon your inner-wisdom and intuition to guide you. Be an inspirational guiding light to bring illumination to others and to help raise spiritual awareness. Trust that the angels support you in your ‘lightwork’. Once Angel Number 111 appears and is recognized and acknowledged, the repetitive number sequences generally progresses onto other numbers and messages as your angels then have new and different messages to send you." -http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/07/angel-number-111.html

Monday, June 8, 2015

24 hours, a day, is a long time!

"We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day.And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day." -Gayle Forman

Thought of the day:

Stop waiting. DO IT NOW. Stop waiting for… Friday, Someone to fall in love with you…Summer…Christmas…LIFE. Make the most of the moment you are LIVING in NOW. Life is a verb, DO IT. XOXO, Meta-Maria!

Deer Animal Spirit Guide:

While trail riding with the ladies on our trusted equines, we came across a deer nibbling on a tree. She stood still observing us. The horses, thankfully didn't spook this time, yet aware of one another, we respectfuly passed her greatness, and she stood stoic blessing us with her gifts: "What is the meaning of the deer totem? The meanings associated with the deer combine both soft, gentle qualities with strength and determination: Gentleness Ability to move through life and obstacles with grace Being in touch with inner child, innocence Being sensitive and intuitive Vigilance, ability to change directions quickly Magical ability to regenerate, being in touch with life’s mysteries" http://www.spiritanimal.info/deer-spirit-animal/

333 meaning:

"ANGEL NUMBER 333 Number 333 resonates with the vibrations and energies of number 3, appearing three times, tripling its influences. Number 3 relates to encouragement, assistance, communication, freedom, adventure, exuberance, inspiration, creativity, social, easy-going, the visionary, humour, energy, growth, expansion, the principles of increase, expression, openness, spontaneity, broadminded thinking, optimism, kindness, speech, faith, hope and charity, culture, wit, fun-loving, freedom-seeking, brave, adventurous, exuberant, brilliant, non-confrontational, an open-channel, free-form, rhythm, love of pleasure, joy, art, passion, surprise, intelligence, sensitivity, psychic ability, society and being socially conscious, self-expression, affability, enthusiasm, youthfulness, enlivening, imagination, manifestation and manifesting your desires. Number 3 is the essence of the Trinity - mind, body, spirit and is the threefold nature of Divinity. The number 3 symbolizes the principle of 'growth' and signifies that there is a synthesis present – that imagination and an outpouring of energy is in action. Number 3 represents the principle of increase, expansion, growth and abundance on the physical, emotional, mental, financial and spiritual levels. Number 3 also resonates with the Ascended Masters (great spiritual teachers who once walked upon the Earth, as well as various religions’ deities.) Number 3 = the ‘Jesus connection’. When Angel Number 333 appears consistently it implies that the Ascended Masters are near you. They have responded to your prayers and wish to help and assist you in your endeavours and with serving your Divine life purpose and soul mission. The message of Angel Number 333 is to have faith in humanity and the Universal Energies. The angels and Ascended Masters are working with you on all levels. They love, guide and protect you – always. When the Angel Number 333 repeats in your life you are asked to call upon the angels and Masters for love, help and companionship. They will give you guidance along your path, and if feeling perplexed or confused as to your life purpose, call upon the angels and Ascended Masters to assist. They are waiting for your call. Use your natural communicative and lightworking skills to aid, assist and serve others in a positive and uplifting way." http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/08/angel-number-333.html

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thought of the day:

Each morning find a way to say "it will be a beautiful day!" At the end of the night, say, "It was a beautiful day!" Finally at the end of your life, you can say, "It was a beautiful life."

Spiral Cycles of Growth:

I have had the pleasure of working with an amazing life coach. He shared this with me: Spiral cycles of growth: 1-Beginning. 2-Intuition. 3-Insight. 4-Mechanism. 5-Habits. 6-Reflex. 7- Mastery. Then start over!!! Its juicy. Thank you Mike. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Blue Jay animal meaning/gifts:

I was walking my dog, Molly on upper Queen Anne, when (3) bluejays made a scene in front of me. One practically flew into me. Here is the message: "Blue jay animal symbolism resonates truth, faithfulness, and solidarity because they are vigilant in their tasks. They also keep the same mate for life, which is symbolic of endurance, patience and loyalty. The jay is an excellent symbol for those wishing to honor their long-lasting bond between friends, family and lovers.In the spiritual realm, the blue jay speaks of clarity and vision.the blue jay animal symbolism also deals with clarity - but of higher thoughts, and taking action. Energy Clarity Vibrancy Advantage Curiosity Faithfulness Intelligence Communication Determination Assertiveness Loquaciousness" http://www.whats-your-sign.com/blue-jay-animal-symbolism.html "Jay teaches lessons of adaptation to any situations and learning quickly with a high intelligence. He gives access to memories long forgotten and shows how to assimilate them into awareness. He demonstrates risk taking, seizing opportunities and discovering new avenues for exploration. He will show the power of intelligence and fortitude balanced with discreet silence and utmost patience in timing. Bold and inquisitive Jay has a penchant for investigating, adapting and learning new ideas and concepts. His creative intelligence uncovers sacred interconnections with all things. Mental growth aids spiritual growth. The energy centers of the head may become activated due to the increase of new spiritual knowledge." http://www.spirit-animals.com/jay/ "In Cherokee: (dlayiga nvwati) MEANING: Royalty, Energy, Enthusiasm Blue Jay People are learning to embrace a more exciting, flamboyant and glamorous Life while at the same time fitting in wherever they choose to land. Blue jay arrives onto the scene with beauty, color, energy and commanding attention like royalty or stardom walking on the red carpet. The pronounced crest on the head resembles a crown for royalty. When Blue Jay Medicine grabs your attention it is asking you to embrace your God-given assets. Blue Jay reminds you that when you walk into a room, you do not have to call attention to yourself because you already have the worlds attention, all you have to do is respond to it. Now what is it that you desire the world to know about you? Blue Jay is comfortable wherever she lands, seeking food both on the ground and in trees and nesting in a tree or in a bush. In a sense, Blue Jay ultimately calls the shots in her Life of "who, when, where and how much." Blue Jay is royalty and always displays herself by walking the red carpet, typically during the day where she can easily be seen. Blue Jay's message is about embracing Life to the fullest wherever you land and pursuing that which you Love at all times. Royalty always commands the best and brightens up any event, even in the the darkness." http://www.drstandley.com/animalmedicine_bluejay.shtml That is what I have found/collected to share with you dear ones! Enjoy this beautiful day! XOXO, MJT

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Pretty excited!!! Just signed a commercial lease on top of Queen Anne hill, right on upper Queen Anne Avenue. Beginning July 1, 2015!!! Start scheduling!!!! You know its going to be beautiful and RELAXING. My new address is: 1817 Queen Anne Ave N. #408, Seattle, WA 98109. I look forward to treating you soon. XOXO, MJT

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Thought of the day:

Be a reflection of what you desire. Mirror images of love, if that is what you want to receive from another. This creates the space for this to occur. If you want honesty, then give it. If you want respect, then give it. You get what you give, so give LOVE… Ya, I want love, its good stuff. More love and happiness. XOXO, Meta-Maria

Saturday, May 30, 2015


"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do it with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style." -Maya Angelou

Thought of the day:

All of life is improved with massage. Every facet runs at a happier and higher vibration, which incidentally attracts more of this to you energetically. MASSAGE also feels great! REDUCES pain. Increases range of motion. REALLY REDUCES STRESS. Schedule a massage today. And do your body a favor, and keep regular scheduled appointments you can look forward to. YOU have to take your car in for maintenance… right? Why wouldn't you do the same or even better to and for the vessel you reside in 24/7?!! Massage is taking care of yourself, it is an expression of love for thy self. Massage is a time of healing just for you. REJUVENATION. RELAXATION. To be stress free, worry free, even if for an hour out of the day each week…The improvement to all aspects of your life!!! Take it one step further: Schedule your massage for your body with the best bodyworker around! Schedule that massage with Maria J. Toro, LMP, voted, "Best in Seattle" by Allure Magazine. You can book on Mercer Island or Queen Anne. Call today: 206-941-8560. Your body will THANK YOU.

Crow Animal Spirit Guide meaning:

I see crows everywhere. All the time. Today I will share some of their medicine and mystique. Crow shares life and magic! including: Destiny, personal transformation, alchemy Intelligence Higher perspective Being fearless, audacious Flexibility, adaptability! These are gifts shared! THANK YOU CROW. "Do not be afraid to use your voice powerfully to speak out with integrity. Know that you will need to address these issues in order to restore harmony." -Crow And, I found this too:"If Crow has flown across your path; It is a sign of change. All that you have been working for and toward is now coming to fruition. Alternatively Crow is giving you clear messages and guidance as to what your next steps are. Pay attention to your thoughts, and to the omens around you. The messages are clearer now than they have ever been. Crow as a messenger could also be letting you know that perhaps you are spreading yourself a little bit thing. It’s time to step back – re assess where you are at and take stock of your own dreams and aspirations. Being clear about our own desires is key in manifesting our intentions." http://www.spirit-animals.com/crow/ And lastly this; Crow is the left-handed guardian. Crow knows the unknowable mysteries of creation and is the keeper of all sacred law. There are several species of crow. Raven is one of these and magpies are another. Crow medicine people are masters of illusion. Do not try to figure crow out. It is the power of the unknown at work, and something special is about to happen. Crow is also the guardian of ceremonial magic and healing. In any healing circle, Crow is present. Crow guides the magic of healing and the change in consciousness that will bring about a new reality and dispel "dis-ease" or illness. You can rest assure when ever crows are around, magic is near by and you are about to experience a change in consciousness. Crow can give you the courage to enter the darkness of the void, which is the home of all that is not yet in form. They are territorial and won't give up an area without a fight. They are loners, seeming to like to spend time to themselves." http://www.birdclan.org/crow.html