Friday, January 27, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Our wellness is the sum of each moving part within us, and its about the synergistic relationship between them. It is about balancing our life's purpose, work, and our emotional health, especially as a quintessential nurturer/massage therapist. To remain in equilibrium, homeostasis, HEALTH…OPTIMAL and high octane, one must give and receive in equal manner. Ways I do this is a scheduled weekly massage for my body tune up and health. I have created a morning ritual, which includes time for myself, to meditate, walk, pilates, stretch, drink smoothie and hot lemon water, practice positive affirmations, set goals for that day, pray, read inspirational quotes, listen to music, dance or sing if I feel inspired, give thanks, and do a little reading. I literally put myself on my own calendar for self care. I hope to inspire you to do the same for yourself too!Lets all be high vibrational humans. I schedule my weekly massages. I schedule my pilates a month in advance. I set my alarm clock for the same time everyday. I go to sleep around the same time each night. These systems create safety, security and a rhythm the body can calm too. no fight or flight. Just steady, peaceful, full of joy. Gradually block off time for a movie, a hike, and mostly, weekly pampering to rejuvenate as often as I can. I think of restoring, recharging my battery. YOu can't help others if you are tired, giving all of yourself away… You must relax and give back to you. Set aside one full day of rest per week. SCHEDULE it. Lastly, stay connected to who you are, and why you are here. For me its helping others, serving to heal body, mind and energy, thru amazing bodywork sessions. YOU can: Create a vision board…manifest your reality, and the Share your gift, heal other human beings. In loving me, I love you. XOXO, Meta-Maria!
Friday, January 20, 2017
Foam roller daily! Melt away adhesions. Target exact areas. Maintain body in-between bodywork sessions, particularly the fascia. The foam roller improves circulation, core strength, flexibility, joint stability, and range of motion! The foam roller is ideal for pre and post workouts to improve performance, recovery time and reduces aches. Then come back and see me for a tune up :) XOXO, Meta-Maria!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Schedule yourself a massage of coarse! COme to Mercer Island, and lay on the healing Jade and Tourmaline Negative Ions / Fir / Far-Infrared / Multi Heat & Energy Therapy Healing Pad…to up your experience of the treatment session. It heats and clears negative ions 6 inches into the tissue, so with an hour session, and flipping, you are heated, and cleared! Add fire cupping, tuning forks, gongs, singing bowls, essential oils to the mix! You will be transformed, rejuvenated, and relaxed. A human bodywork tune up! A "staycation", hey bring your comfy-cozies to change into after the session, go home snug as a bug! #Uloveyouin2017 XOXO, Meta-Maria!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
In my experience nothing beats a 90 minute session with a massage therapist who works methodically, slow, and present…dialed in. My brain can go to healing, restful places. By the end I can feel, restored and revitalized, it makes every aspect of my life improved. Still working on myself and goals for new year set forth. Nurturing and loving self are on the top of the list. The more we take care of ourselves, the more we can take care of others. We have the space to give, because we already feel good, our batteries are charged! I invite you to join me on this journey of self love, nurturing new year. Eat high density foods, move your body daily, stretch, meditate, be unconditional love, stay connected to humans with good relationships. In loving me, I love you. #Uloveyouin2017 xoxo, Meta-Maria!
Friday, January 13, 2017
Penetrates deep – fir reaches 4” to 6” into the body, reducing pain in bones, joints and muscles. Negative ION therapy – boost cell function to detox, reduce acidity & cell phone-computer radiation. Far infrared rays (FIR) and negative IONS from jade & tourmaline stones have been known to: relieve pain in the muscles, joints, nerves and bones, reduce tension, stress, anxiety and depression, help stimulate fat loss and reduce the build-up of free radicals in the body, help remove toxins, cleanse the liver and kidneys and eliminate built-up waste throughout the digestive system, improve immune system function, enhancing the body’s natural ability to prevent or reverse sickness and disease, improve youthful vigor, energy and stamina , using the finest jade & tourmaline stones this mat produces the highest level output of negative ion molecules, more than 700 in jade and over 1500 in tourmaline. Negative IONS are found in most natural outdoor settings, such as waterfalls, oceans, beaches, lakes and mountain areas, which is why we feel so invigorated when we visit these areas. HealthyLine healing pads are the most convenient way to boost exposure to negative IONS. Jade stone comes with its own unique detoxifying qualities as it naturally releases far infrared rays, which possess powerful healing properties as they penetrate deep within the body. A great addition to your healing treatment! Schedule today.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Tourmaline is one of the most significant gems for metaphysical use, NAMED THE SHAMANIC STONE, FOR HEALING.Tourmaline is believed to strengthen the body and spirit, especially the nervous system, blood, and lymphs. It is also thought to inspire creativity and was used extensively as a talisman by artists and writers. Tourmaline has a calming effect, and offers relief from stress. An advanced healing tool, and can aid one in releasing emotional stress one has held onto allowing one to create a future and move on from the past. It is also said to help relieve headaches and migraines. This crystal is ideal for psychic protection or or ridding oneself of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger and ideas of unworthiness. This is one of the most powerful stones in clearing ‘bad vibes’ of all types and repairing the auric field in ones space. Tourmaline is also a very strong heart chakra stone and is very good in healing relationships and emotional wounds in ones life. It can help one overcome fear of stability, abundance, survival and safety. the stone of Joy. It brings positive energy to one’s life and alleviates stress and heals past emotional wounds. a good grounding stone and also helps one to confront the reality of things as they really are.It rids one of negative energy and provides the strength to confront and handle situations one has ignored or suppressed. This stone also helps with depression and stress. Schedule an appointment on Mercer Island, and lay on a healing mat loaded full of Tourmaline. It profoundly enhances the healing session.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
1-Listen to your body. 2- Educate yourself on self care. 3-Use and be aware of proper body mechanics. 4-Get a massage, endless benefits, aim for 25 a year. That is every other week:) 5-Soak in bathtub, hottub, sauna or steam! 6-RELAX. 7-Meditate 8-Focus on positive thoughts/results. 9-Sip a cup of tea, or tea ceremony! 10-Go for a walk outside, be in nature.
Tourmaline emits far infrared rays and produces the best effects when your body is in close proximity.
Many professional athletes have reported great performance improvements after using therapeutic gemstones like tourmaline. Olympic swimming champion, Glen Christiansen, reportedly stated that, “The green tourmaline necklace gives me a lot of strength, and allows me to recover faster from hard workouts.” Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. It balances the right-left sides of the brain. Helps treat paranoia, overcomes dyslexia and improves hand-eye coordination. Tourmaline releases tension, making it helpful for spinal adjustments. It balances male-female energy within the body. Enhances energy and removes blockages. Jade meaning is strongly based in healing. Jade is useful in dream-solving, facilitates access to the spiritual world and ritualistic knowledge and supports creativity. Jade gemstones are also thought to have powerful healing powers for all those times during a long life when healing is required. Jade meaning is based in an ability to gather tranquil wisdom while discarding negativity and seeing one's true self. Mercer Island HEALING MAT has arrived! Negative ION therapy – boost cell function to detox, reduce acidity & cell phone-computer radiation. Natural Jade & Tourmaline Mat, Negative Ions / Fir / Far-Infrared safe and effective heating mat using century-old healing wisdom. Far infrared rays (FIR) and negative IONS from jade & tourmaline stones have been known to: relieve pain in the muscles, joints, nerves and bones, reduce tension, stress, anxiety and depression, help stimulate fat loss and reduce the build-up of free radicals in the body, help remove toxins, cleanse the liver and kidneys and eliminate built-up waste throughout the digestive system, improve immune system function, enhancing the body’s natural ability to prevent or reverse sickness and disease, improve youthful vigor, energy and stamina , using the finest jade & tourmaline stones this mat produces the highest level output of negative ion molecules, more than 700 in jade and over 1500 in tourmaline. Negative IONS are found in most natural outdoor settings, such as waterfalls, oceans, beaches, lakes and mountain areas, which is why we feel so invigorated when we visit these areas. HealthyLine healing pads are the most convenient way to boost exposure to negative IONS. Jade stone comes with its own unique detoxifying qualities as it naturally releases far infrared rays, which possess powerful healing properties as they penetrate deep within the body. Schedule a session today, and get the additional healing benefits this mat.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Jade Healing Properties: Stability, Longevity, Fertility, Serenity, Wisdom, Practicality, Tranquility, Balance, Peace, Harmony, Moderation, Perspective. Jade is said to bless whatever it touches "Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilises the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas. A “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are. Jade aids the body’s filtration and elimination organs. It is excellent for treating kidney problems and adrenal glands. Jade removes toxins, rebinds skeletal and cellular systems, and heals stitches. It assists fertility and childbirth. Jade balances body fluids." taken from this website: http://www.charmsoflight.com/jade-healing-properties.html "It’s believed that no two tourmaline stones have the exact same color and it’s historically revered as a “magic” stone that is capable of protecting whoever wore it. Although it might be a stretch to say tourmaline has supernatural powers, it does have the uncommon and very special ability to generate an electric charge and emit negative ions and far infrared rays.Far infrared rays are invisible waves of energy. They’re able to penetrate all layers of the human body and reach the inner-most regions of tissues, muscles and bone. Through this, far infrared rays and negative ions gently soothe, stimulate and detoxify the body and mind. Negative ions are also incredibly important in determining mood. Michael Terman, PhD, of Columbia University in New York, has researched negative ions and reports, “The action of the pounding surf creates negative air ions and we also see it immediately after spring thunderstorms when people report lightened moods.”  Additional research has shown that mood disorders may be improved just as well through negative ion generators as antidepressants — but without the negative side effects. Why? Because these ions promote oxygenation to the brain and regeneration of the blood.Tourmaline emits far infrared radiation in the 4-14 micron wavelength. Electromagnetic radiation in the far infrared range is able to boost the immune system and promote detoxification. In fact, far infrared therapy is widely used in Japan by Kikohshi, people who heal by the laying of hands.  Make no mistake, tourmaline is a powerful ally when your body is in need of detoxification. The far infrared rays created by tourmaline actually produce the same resonance in the body that is normally found in water. This form of resonance absorption helps relieve stress, increase alertness, stimulate circulation, and boost the immune system. Here are just a few of the powerful effects from tourmaline. Helps detoxification Supports fat loss Reduces water retention Improves circulation Supports the liver and kidneys Promotes a healthy mood Helps eliminate toxic metals  Reduces lactic acids and free fatty acids" Shared from the website:http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-tourmaline-gemstone/ CLIENTS: GET READY FOR THE JADE AND TOURMALINE HEALING MAT. Arrives Friday on Mercer Island!
Monday, January 9, 2017
"HealthyLine produces safe mats using century-old healing wisdom. Far infrared rays (FIR) and negative IONS from jade & tourmaline stones have been known to: relieve pain in the muscles, joints, nerves and bones, reduce tension, stress, anxiety and depression, help stimulate fat loss and reduce the build-up of free radicals in the body, help remove toxins, cleanse the liver and kidneys and eliminate built-up waste throughout the digestive system, improve immune system function, enhancing the body’s natural ability to prevent or reverse sickness and disease, improve youthful vigor, energy and stamina , using the finest jade & tourmaline stones this mat produces the highest level output of negative ion molecules, more than 700 in jade and over 1500 in tourmaline. Negative IONS are found in most natural outdoor settings, such as waterfalls, oceans, beaches, lakes and mountain areas, which is why we feel so invigorated when we visit these areas. HealthyLine healing pads are the most convenient way to boost exposure to negative IONS. Jade stone comes with its own unique detoxifying qualities as it naturally releases far infrared rays, which possess powerful healing properties as they penetrate deep within the body." Taken direct from website on Amazon. Mercer Island will now offer a table unlike any other! The healing continues to be profound, on many levels, all of the time. Only the best for my clients! XOXO, Meta-Maria!
Friday, January 6, 2017
Cupping Therapy is my favorite new tool in the toolbox!Especially with cold and flu season in full effect! What once could take up to a month for your body to clear, is now gone in a day, or symptoms greatly reduced and healing in 2-3…gone!This can be a quick treatment of 1/2 hour. Or we can work on other things too with the hour or 90 minute visit, as you know, its always customized and changing as you present new issues each time. By lifting the congested lymph, we can breakdown the heavy toxins stored in tissues; sorta like earthquakes: where the ground becomes liquified and moves like water. The vacuum is used to bring latent body heat or inflammation to the area to liquefy the solid lymph. Then I come through and manually move the lymph to the main lymph hubs:) and the body takes care of the rest! You should get a good night's sleep, and wake up refreshed! Healthy. U love YOU in 2017. XOXO, Meta-Maria!
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Vacuum Manual Therapy, or cupping, is the traditional fire cupping's contemporary counterpart. Todays application is adapted into medical field, but began back with the Egyptians using these methods first! Later china/Asia took hold. Now we use it in conjunction with western treatments, like massage on Queen ANne or Mercer Island! I like the Vacuum cupping because of the precision. I can apply It in exactly the spots I want it, with exactly the precise pressure, I intend to use for treatment…Brilliant! Progressive treatment for execrated healing with bodywork. There are a variety of applications for vacuum cupping: Mastectomies and C section scars, SCARS IN GENERAL! surgical preparation and recovery for injuries. Anything to do with the glorious LYMPHATIC SYSTEM! The vacuum cupping manual therapy used in addition to other bodywork modalities is revolutionizing medicine and healing. I just helped a client recently get over a terrible cold, quickly! Manual work that would take weeks, months to heal, are getting results quicker, and it is so apparent, results can be achieved with fewer sessions, enhancing overall bodywork effectiveness. Schedule yourself a session with me, and see for yourself! Be well, Meta-Maria
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
In a recent client case who came in with neck, shoulder and back pain and highly sensitive. We decided to try the Soma cupping, which is more gentle than the traditional glass fire cupping, in part because the cups are made of silicon and have the ability of movement, which gives more control over the suction. Rotational forces can be introduced to the fascial web, that hands on pushing therapy cannot duplicate. Cupping really helps with trigger points.Once I palpate and locate such areas, applying a cup offers extensive relief. The soma cupping can lift and separate tissues off of each other. This movement creates space for the fascial structures to bath in fluids and as a result rehydrate and make pliable once again. Kinda like a sponge when it is dry vs wet! ridged vs supple. The markings, if you will in this case are turning pink because the blood and the lymph fluids are drawn into the area under the cup. This is also an effective treatment for scars!Since scars are binding in the fascia web, therefore restrictive, loosening adhesions and stimulate proprioceptive feedback. State of the art bodywork! In good health, Be well. Meta-Maria!
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Cupping therapy is where I am finding this beautiful emergence of bodywork to a more compete state. Where before I was pushing, fingers, elbow deep into the tissue, to meet nervous system at comfort, while going into deeper tissues to break up soft tissues. For bodywork, involving both client and practitioner this cupping modality helps pull out what may have not wanted to push thru. This being experienced first hand, I can see a heightened speedy recovery if the client takes care of themselves following the treatments. Meaning hydrate, maybe ice, Espom salt soak, keeping warm, and get a good nights sleep. Stretching is vital. From the moment you get off the table, continue to open your body, keeping full range of motion. This is a daily practice. The marks can freak some people out, visually. As a practitioner I am interpreting the results. after removing the cups, you can discern the clients condition. If appear most, that is "damp" or yang deficient. If the skin marking is colored dark red or purple or blackish, or filled with spotted bruises, and or warm to the touch, that is considered "Overheated" and yang excessive. If the skin markings are dark red or purple but no spots or not warm tot the touch, the clients internal condition has stagnated blood. If the skin markings have no change to cold or touch the client is yang deficient. If the client is itchy or wrinkled, the clients internal condition is cold and gaseous.The cupping is an invaluable tool for massage and bodywork. It is about creating balance, or homeostasis in the body. Healing. Start today with bodywork on a regular schedule. As humans, body loves routine. I recommend weekly or every other week. Stay on a routine schedule, your body will really appreciate it, and won't shout with loud pains. Everything will be maintained. Try cupping, gorgeous when Eastern and Western modalities blend in wisdoms for healing! Stay healthy my friends… I am here to lean on as a practitioner and educator sharing the ancient technique of cupping for healing and the health of your body. Let's pull out those toxins, injuries, congestions in the tissues, lets find a way to incorporate healthy choices into your lifestyle… for a transformed you by this time next year! With love, Meta-Maria!
Monday, January 2, 2017
Happy New Year! My hope is that we all put ourselves, and our health first in this upcoming year. From the high density foods we eat to scheduling regular massages/bodywork. I've added a few continued Ed classes to my tool box within the last two months. One of them is cupping! Thanks to Michael Phelps, most of you are now familiar with this very ancient technique of healing. Cupping draws out the wind, or/and the colds out of our body! removes waste and toxins, pulls up fascia and creates spaces for our nerves. I have found cupping to be effective with trigger point releases, and using it combined with contract relax for a deeper release of the muscle and surrounding tissues. Sometimes pushing isn't enough, sometimes it is the pulling that can really bring a treatment together for best results. COme try a treatment and see for yourself! You have 52 weeks ahead of you… make the most of it, and remember to schedule standing appointments, your body will thank you! XOXO, Meta-Maria!