It can be a challenge to be kind to ourselves everyday. Our thoughts and actions don’t always reflect how we wish to interact with ourselves. We face daily pressures that take our precious energy and leave us running on fumes. It’s more important than ever to be gentle and compassionate, and to slow ourselves down, but many of us don’t know how.
There are many activities that help to slow the mind and body, and certain ones will speak to some more than others. For me, I’ve always enjoyed how singing and music help me to relax and the way dancing and yoga move me into a meditative state. Going for long walks outside and laughing loudly are my greatest stress relievers. Going slow does not mean you never experience strong emotions, but it does allow you more time to process and express them. On emotional days I choose to journal or create. Journaling thoughts, feelings and frustrations can help unravel tightly wound emotions that feel stuck. Painting, drawing, poetry or songwriting when in an emotional state can also relieve the body of excess emotion.
If you’re at a point in your life where you feel like you’re running on empty, I hope that you consider replacing your frustration with a gentle kindness and understanding of all that you’ve been through and are going through. I hope that you search for an activity that brings you joy and relaxation, even if it’s just getting outside for a quiet stroll in nature.
I’ve developed seasonal packages that combine multiple therapies that help to fully relax the body and mind when you need it most, allowing for full restoration and a sense of peace. If this is something you feel called to, please read the service descriptions below. I hope you explore and find the activities that suit you best!
Amanda Proznik, Doctor of Natural Medicine
Winter Wellness Package
The Winter Wellness Package starts with a Lavender Foot Massage followed by a Raindrop Therapy Massage, dripping high quality Essential Oils along the spinal column and incorporating light and deep massage pressures to soothe the nervous system. It is followed by a Relaxation Massage with Hot Stones massaged along the back, neck, arms and hands. A cooling Peppermint Face Massage with Cold Stones, a Neck Massage with Hot Stones, and an invigorating Head Massage, help to relax the muscles of the face and head while draining the sinuses and improving lymphatic flow. Hot Stones are placed along the abdomen and legs before finishing with Hand and Foot Reflexology Therapy to ease you into a dozy, dreamy state.
Spring Relief Package
The session begins with a warming Ginger & Cayenne Massage, and deepens with a Hot Stone Massage along the back and arms. Japanese Mint Oil is applied along the back and spine with Cold Stone Therapy dissolving body pain as the Calves & Feet are Massaged with Arnica. Arnica is a botanical traditionally used to relieve pain and swelling. Hot Stones are massaged along the back to warm and soothe before preparing for a Peppermint & Eucalyptus Face Massage. Peppermint Oil eases headaches as Eucalyptus Oil improves breathing. The face is gently massaged in a way to encourage sinus & lymphatic drainage and relieve jaw tension. A Hot Stone Neck Massage brings further relief from neck pain, headaches and jaw clenching. Warming Body Stones are placed along the front body and hands to deepen relaxation. Foot Reflexology enhances all body functions and relieves stress while Arnica Eases Foot Pain. The session is designed to increase natural pain-relieving endorphins and elicit deep relaxation.
Summer Slumber Package
The Mandala Massage features varying depths of pressure, soothing concentric techniques and unrestricted breathing. Poses are held to quiet the nervous system and deepen relaxation. The Mandala Massage relieves tension in the feet, back of body and neck while calming digestion with a gentle abdominal massage. Prairie herbs, wildflowers and berries enhance this massage with their essential oils. Hyssop, spearmint, lavender and chamomile blend with juniper berry to offer a summery scent and dozy feeling. Magnesium oil is spritzed and smoothed over tired legs and calves, and a spearmint and lavender massage allows the head, neck and jaw to release clenching and mental chatter. The abdomen is gently massaged with chamomile essential oil to ease digestion and open the diaphragm for effortless breathing. Mandala Reflexology finishes the session with a soft touch, purposeful pressure and flowery massage for both hands and feet. Hot Stones are gently massaged into the feet to allow any additional tension to dissolve…
Autumn Glow Package
The Autumn Glow Package begins with a Hand Massage with Lemon & Mint essential oils and lightens with a Joy massage incorporating the mood stabilizing oils Lavender & Chamomile. The Joy Massage deepens with a Hot Stone Back Massage along the back and hips and a Calf Massage with Peppermint Oil to help ease leg and foot pain. The next phase of the massage is a Head Massage including Neck & Scalp with Blood Orange & Cinnamon essential oils. Warming Body Stones are applied along the abdomen and under the hands during the Hot Stone Foot Reflexology treatment. Lastly Reiki hand positions are gently posed along the Back of Head & Spine to ease any remaining stress. You’ll feel wonderfully dozy and glowy all at the same time!