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Words of Wellness
Angela England and Linda Bertaut Jun 17, 2021 Health
Nature heals in many ways. Most of us have felt the sense of renewal that comes from walking through a garden filled with fragrant flowers, or sitting under a massive tree, shaded from the burning rays of the sun. Indigenous peoples worldwide believe that each plant has a spirit we can communicate with, to ask for their help in healing.
You can tap into "plant spirit" by keeping aromatic plants around your home or wherever you spend time. Whether fresh or dried, herbs and plants can delight the senses and offer varied health benefits.
Jan 6, 2021 Health
Aromatic essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, wood and roots have long been a source of healing, aiding in relaxation, circulation and wound healing. However, the use of these medicinal oils declined as the modern pharmaceutical industry developed. In 1928, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse revived the use of essential oils and developed the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from botanicals to balance and harmonize the health of body, mind, and spirit. Gattefosse coined the practice aromatherapy.
Nov 11, 2020 Health
When we experience something good, it's natural to want to tell everyone about it. Massage is no exception. Here are some ways to share your enthusiasm for massage therapy.
Sep 1, 2022 Wellness News
If you’ve been feeling like it’s time to put a little more effort into your wellness practices there’s no time like the present. The Elements Massage brand wants to support you every step of the way.
Jul 20, 2022 Wellness News
Human beings are wired for connection. Friends, family and social interactions are crucial to our sense of security and wellness. For many of us, the last couple of years has involved more isolation/confinement than we’re used to. Not only is this stressful during times of isolation, but science tells us that it can also make re-entering social society stressful. If this sounds familiar, take heart! July is social wellness month and a great time to start flexing those social muscles!
Jun 15, 2022 Wellness News
June is National Employee Wellness Month, which makes it a great time to discover workday habits that boost your wellness–and can even boost the wellness of your whole organization. Challenge yourself to try one of the healthy habits listed below this month. You might experience better focus, less fatigue, increased productivity, teamwork, collaboration, work-life satisfaction,...
Apr 27, 2022 Wellness News
“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” –Liberty Hyde Bailey If you’re gardening this spring, you’ve seen firsthand how love and care can help flowers grow and bloom. This is true throughout nature, and...
Feb 28, 2022 Wellness News
As days lengthen and the temperature rises, all of nature seems to wake from its winter dormancy. This could be the perfect time to take a look at your lifestyle and do a bit of spring cleaning. Taking on a few good habits, and losing some not-so-good ones, can bring big benefits to your health and general wellness. Check out some of the actions you can take to “clean-up”...
Jan 20, 2022 Wellness News
With Valentine’s Day on the way, many of us are looking for fun ways to shower our loved ones with affection, but is there someone who keeps slipping off your lists? Yes! Yourself!
Dec 30, 2021 Wellness News
What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? Make a date with a mindset.
When the clock strikes midnight many of us will make a toast, kiss someone we love, and make a resolution to do (or stop doing) something in the new year. These resolutions to eat better, save more money, call home more often, and make time for self-care are made with the best of intentions, but are they the best way to make a change? Read on, the answer might surprise you!
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