Making Body Butter

I started doing Ashiatsu (Barefoot Massage) 10 years ago. Because I’m standing on the client, adding more oil or lotion once I’m up there is difficult.

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Body Butter does not absorb into the skin as quickly as oil, or lotion.

I started making it right away, but what I’m whipping up now is much nicer, and healthier too!

Start with good product!

Organic Shea Butter, and Organic Coconut oil go into all of my whipped body butter recipes. 50% Shea Butter, 25% Coconut Oil, and the rest varies. Either olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, magnesium oil, or a combination, and essential oils.

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever you put on it. I only use what I’d want to put into my system. By using plant extract, and essential oil, I create different recipes for desired results.

Infusing Plants into oils

I  add essential oils for the scent, and also the plant medicine.

I’ve made enough to know what it should look, and feel like, and how to correct it.

The consistency needs to be right at room temp. Cooling in the refrigerator speeds up the process, but it needs to maintain the consistency when it cools back down.

It should look and feel like a whipped light frosting.

To oily needs more butter – Shea, Mango, or Cocoa Butter.

To stiff needs more oil – Jojoba is great for this, but Olive or other oil will also work.

Add essential oil after you have cooled, and started whipping. Adding essential before cooling will begin diffusing it into your kitchen.

2 oz trial or 8 oz on ETSY

16 and 24 oz unscented on ETSY

Magnesium Body Butter on ETSY

 

 

 

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Why Ashiatsu (Barefoot) Massage?

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Massaging with my feet seems natural to me. It’s deep, broad pressure. Most of my clients comment the first time they receive Ashiatsu, that they would not know it was not my hands.

I start seated, above the head. Working with mostly my heals, I can can go light, or deep around the shoulder blades, the long muscles on either side of the spine (paraspinals) shoulders, and back of the upper arms.

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From the stool I can stand with one foot, and massage with the other. Still able to go as light or deep as needed.

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If the client is still wanting more pressure, I stand on the client. It’s deep,broad pressure. Great for larger bodies, and clients who never seem to get a deep enough massage.

Just an hour is all I really need to do a great massage.

For a quick fix, I can walk on fully clothed body, with my socks on, much like a chair massage.

Book your massage today! Located in the Fairview section of Chicopee, on Prospect Street.

I also do regular massage, Reiki, and CranioSacral Therapy. No extra charge to combine therapies.

Sliding scale of $55.-$65. for an hour.

What does that mean? Pay what you would like in that range.

30 minutes $30. – $40.

20 minute tune up (clothes on) $20.- $30.

Lava Jewelry ~ Natural Defussers for Essential Oils

Lava beads are naturally very porous, so just a few drops of essential oils on the lava beads will defuse over time slower than if you put the oil directly on the skin. If you put the oil on with your finger tips, you will have the best of both topical, and Inhalation.

To me the Lave beads are also very grounding, considering they come from the center of the earth.

Special orders welcome. Here are some of my designs.

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Whipped Body Butter

 

Organic Coconut oil:  Coconut oil is naturally tough on bacteria and fungi and this helps to keep the skin clean (source), while the medium chain triglycerides are wonderfully moisturizing and protective for the skin.

Organic Shea butter: High in vitamin A, shea butter is healing for an array of skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis and even wrinkles.

Calendula infused Olive Oil:

 

Sore Muscle Body Butter

 

Organic Coconut oil:  Coconut oil is naturally tough on bacteria and fungi and this helps to keep the skin clean (source), while the medium chain triglycerides are wonderfully moisturizing and protective for the skin.

Organic Shea butter: High in vitamin A, shea butter is healing for an array of skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis and even wrinkles.

Oregano essential oil: Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, and antiparasitic Source 

Lemongrass essential oil: analgesic, anti depressant, anti microbial, anti pyretic, anti septic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactogogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative and tonic.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree): anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.

Contrast is a beautiful opportunity for exploration (Ericksonian Hypnosis)

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As a massage therapist, I imagine….

When you are not present with the truth,

When you are not present with yourself,

You hold your breath,

And that energy gets stuck in the body,

Stuck in the moment of time you stopped it,

Locked in the holding,

When you notice a catch in your breath,

Breath deeper!

Explore the moment,

the second in time,

As if it’s interesting,

Explore the triggers.

They are rich with truth.

Explore in your imagination,

What the truth would like,

If this was contrast.

Breath the truth through the chakras.

Let’s DO IT right now.

Include others in your visions of success,

and the Universe will use you to deliver success.

The energy of the collective success

WILL be able to manifest Itself

through YOU,

through you,

Through US,

Through us,

Connect your Unicorn Horn to mine,

Let it through.

To be continued…..

Energy work, with Massage.

I woke up this morning thinking about presence in massage, and how I believe it makes for a great massage. On Facebook Tom C. posted

Healing Presence: One of four attributes of the Heart Center as explained by Ann Marie Chiasson, MD. In her book “Energy Healing”

Healing Presence
Is the longing and desire toward healing. When I write “towards healing,” what I mean is that the longing and desire moves energy in the direction of healing. Healing presence is love in action. The body is wired to heal itself, and much of this impulse comes from the energy of healing presence. Healing occurs in the presence of love and the desire for healing.

So good! I ordered the book. 

From the Quantum Touch web-site…

Quantum-Touch is a powerful, yet easy to learn, energy healing modality.

The Quantum-Touch techniques teach us how to focus and amplify life-force energy (known as “chi” in Chinese and “prana” in Sanskrit) by combining various breathing and body awareness exercises. When you learn to direct the life-force energy, the possibilities are truly extraordinary; our love has more impact than we can imagine.

Massage Therapists can easily combine Quantum-Touch with their massage work. Sometimes energy can work at a greater depth than massage work, especially if the client is injured. Because energy healing uses a light touch, (and sometimes no touch) energy healing can also be applied where massage work may be contraindicated. Also, massage therapists can use energy healing during the massage to increase the therapeutic work of the massage and allow the client to go into deep states of relaxation and connection.

My training in CranioScaral Therapy taught me to talk to the body. I have a conversation with the client first, and then with body. It all happens in my head, but I ask questions like…

What do you need? How can I help you? Where is the best place to work with this issue? 

I say things, (also in my head) like….

I’m here for you. Relax. You can trust me. You know how to fix this, let me help you.

The more I’m able to find presence, the more blissful it becomes for me. Time goes away. I’m in the the Big Love.Image

Seated Ashiatsu

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I get relaxed watching this video! As you can see, I work slowly. My feet are every bit as sensitive as my hands. I can also vary pressure, just like with hands. The difference is, if you want deep pressure, I can deliver it! The foot is broader than an elbow, or thumb, so it feels deep without feeling so intense in one spot.