Taking Care of You this Fall

Blossom Wellness Centre can take care of you from the inside out. Did you know that we also offer Cosmetic acupuncture and cupping as well as waxing and facial services?

We are three different levels of cosmetic acupuncture and cupping:

30 minute facial cupping, 90 minute facial cupping, which includes hot towels, facial stone massage, facial cupping, and a nutritive masque and a 90 minute total facial rejuvenation package that includes, acupuncture, facial cupping, and light therapy. 

Facial cupping increases the blood supply to the face and neck and can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lift sagging skin, reduce edema, and open and drain the sinuses. If being used for cosmetic purposes, this treatment is best performed in a series of 6-10 treatments performed 1-2 times per week; however, you will start to see some improvements in the skin with just one treatment!

Facial cupping is also effective for reducing swelling and pain of the sinus cavities for those affected by allergies. The lifting and suction function of the cups aids in moving congestion and relieving chronic drainage. It relaxes tight muscles of the jaw associated with TMJ and can be very helpful for those who clench or grind their teeth.

Facial cupping also assists in reducing the frequency of headaches, as significant tension in the facial muscles can contribute to frequent and chronic headaches. If performed by a skilled professional, facial cupping has a very low chance of bruising; however, it is not recommended for those who are currently taking blood thinners, as this can increase the likelihood of bruising.

Not only is Darice a talented licensed massage therapist but she is also a licensed esthetician and offers waxing, facials, as well as brow and lash tints. 

Darice has two great specials running for October. 

Enjoy a Ginger Clove Facial for $65. Ginger, vanilla and clove create an aromatic facial which will relax both the body and senses. Prepare for a warming sensation with these spices, and also the expectation the pores refinement and soft/exfoliated skin. All combine to create a perfect anti-aging antioxidant facial. 


Or choose the Spiced Cider facial for $65. Enjoy a beautiful medley of Fall scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, and crisp apple. Apples are high in Vitamin C and contain potent antioxidants as well as naturally-occurring malic acid (AHA) to assist in exfoliation. Nutmeg and cinnamon neutralize free radicals. It will hydrate, firm and improve skin tone and suppleness.

Make your appointment today!

Announcing New Detox Program

Standard Process has just added a 10 day or 28 day detox program. Perhaps you have tried or heard me talk about the 21 Day Purification program in the past. Don’t worry, that is still available, but this new program is just about everything I could have wished for. First off, it is vegan, gluten free and packs a whopping about of 17 grams of protein in a chair flavored shake. And you get to eat real food the entire time you are on the program healthy protein, healthy fats, veggies and some healthy grains. The all-in-one shake helps you remove toxins that can contribute to fatigue, insomnia, digestive issue, food cravings and weight gain, reduced mental clarity, low libido, skin issues and joint discomfort.

I love doing a detox mid summer since fruits and vegetables are aplenty, you can eat a simple fare during the hot summer months and detox from vacation, BBQs and treats.

Contact us if you are interested in our 10 or 28 day detox program.

 

     

     

    Are you ready for Spring?

    Are you ready for Spring? In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is a time for growth and renewing. Spring is associated with the Liver energy. The liver is responsible for the smooth flow of qi (or energy) in our bodies. Just as we take the time to do some Spring cleaning around the house and in our flower beds, Spring is also a great time for cleansing and renewing our own bodies with some healthy regimens that may have dwindled in the winter.

    If you are interested in doing a springtime cleanse, consider coming in for a nutritional consultation. We have a great way you can cleanse your system while still eating. By doing a cleanse, it can remove the toxic buildup from over processed foods and consumption of sugar. You can regain your naturally energy and improve your sleep – in addition to shedding a few pounds.

    To round out your Spring health tune-up, consider acupuncture. Acupuncture can assist in the overall health of your liver. If your liver energy flows properly, you are less likely to become irritable, and your energy restored. The liver is also in charge of tendons; just another reason to start back to walking, golfing or another.

    Get ready for the first long walk of season and enjoy Spring!


     

    GUNG HEI FAT CHOI

    Happy Chinese New Year. What will the year of the Yellow Wood Dog bring us? This year, Chinese New Year starts on 16 February 2018 and ends on 4 February 2019, when the Year of the Pig begins.

    The Dog symbolizes luck and when one comes to your house, it brings good luck to the occupants. Therefore, anyone who loves and cares for dogs this year will get a little extra luck for honoring them.

    This year expect more stability than the past two “fire” years, with some exceptions, of course.

    Overall, people will be calmer and more relaxed. The themes this year are justice, loyalty, generosity and assimilation.

    Having a baby this year?

    Dog people have a strong sense of justice. They are brave, forthright, friendly, loyal to his friends and like righting wrongs. Loyal and honest, they have the most profound sense of duty in career. They are also good working partners. In love, they are fiercely loyal.

    Unfortunately dogs are also stubborn and can easily become angry and irritable. They too often borrow trouble and are fond of getting to the bottom of matters, criticizing others, can be suspicious and fussy.

    Your Health

    In Chinese Medicine, the Earth Element involves the Earth Organs of the Body – the Spleen, Stomach and Pancreas. This is considered a good year for health but there are some health conditions exacerbated by the Earth year. The most common will be digestive disorders. Overeating will be a problem along with esophageal reflux. More people will also be diagnosed with diabetes and pre diabetes and it will be harder to keep your blood sugar regulated. Unfortunately you can expect to see an increase in diagnoses of cancer, particularly those involving the Earth Organs – the Spleen, Stomach, Pancreas and the Lymph system. People must also be careful of blood clots as blood will be thicker this year and this forecasts an increase in phlebitis, strokes and heart attacks. It is important to strengthen the Wei Qi, the immune system, as the Spleen is part of that system clear boundaries between self and other will also be very helpful on a psychological level.

    Remember, Dogs like to travel in packs. So this year should prove a good year for those establishing friendships, forming the perfect union or making your own offspring of pups.

    Let Chinese Medicine fill your soul- keeping you stress free, building your immune system and expanding your family!

    Happy Chinese New Year!

    source: https://www.happygoatproductions.com/blog/2018/1/16/lillian-pearl-bridges-on-the-new-year-of-the-earth-dog