ilumina Healing Sanctuary
7520 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
602.957.2602



June 2013 - In This Issue:
Liven Up with Ginger Candy
Ginger candy may be a sweet and spicy treat, enjoyed for its intense flavor, but ginger candy is much more than that. According to livestrong.com, ginger can help with inflammation and digestive health.  Why do we love it so much as to have a bowl of the candy readily available on our front desk? Ginger has been known to treat nausea, increase circulation, and have a warming effect. So in the early stages of pregnancy, when nausea strikes, or when you need a little pick me up after your treatment, enjoy a ginger candy.
 
  
Wellness Boutique Featured Product
Rejuvenating Day Cream by Healing Anthropolgy
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Rejuvenatind Day Cream with organic SPF 30+

In the summer months, when the sun scorches hottest, protecting your skin is of the utmost importance. However, the chemicals drug store sunscreens can be doing more damage to your skin than good. Healing Anthropology's Rejuvenating Day Cream has organic SPF 30+. This cream nourishes skin while it protects from UVA and UVB, wind and pollutants. The formula is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids. And to top it of: it's water resistant! So swim and sweat and stay protected.

 

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 Summer Massage Special

 

Treat yourself or someone else to a massage this summer.  Purchase a bundle of three massages for a discounted rate of $225.  That is a $10 savings per massage.  You can use all three or give one away.  There is a limit to 2 bundles purchased per person and the massages must be received by October 31.  This is a great opportunity to start a healthy habit.

 

   

  

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Surviving the Summer Months with Chinese Medicine
  
Acupuncture and better health

      Summer has begun and the temps in the Valley are on the rise. According to Traditional Chinese medicine summer correlates to the Fire element and pertains to the paired Heart and Small Intestine organ/meridian complex. It is a time where great joy, activity and action can effortlessly flow but also a time where we are 

more prone to anxiety, overexertion and overwhelm. With these energies in play summer is a wonderful time to go on retreat and learn how to meditate or enhance your meditation practice. The stillness created is the Yin balance to all the Yang activity inherent in summer.

     Eating a lighter diet with a ratio higher in fruits and vegetables and lower in grains and meats is also beneficial. Some foods to incorporate into your spectrum this summer are apricots, strawberries, beets, seaweed, kale, mustard greens and dandelion. It is also important to cut down caffeine and increase water intake to a gallon a day.

      Summer is also a fantastic time to reconnect with friends and family. Pick a night to invite some people over and cook them a fresh farm style meal- grilling fresh wild caught salmon alongside zucchini and corn with a nice fresh salad and refreshing drink. Below is one of my favorite summer salads.

 

 

Russian Beet Salad

from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen 

  

8 healthy (2 � inch diameter) beets

� cup cider vinegar
1 medium clove garlic crushed

2 teaspoons honey

� cup minced red onion

2 green onions minced

1 medium cucumber seeded and finely chopped

2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

2 Tablespoons fresh dill, minced

2 cups yogurt

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Boil the beets, whole for about 20-25 minutes. Rinse under running water as you rub off the skins. Chop into � inch bits, and while they are still warm, marinate them in vinegar, garlic and honey. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients. Mix well, and chill until very cold.


 

 


Get a foot massage (even if you're pregnant!)

Is it safe to receive a foot massage during pregnancy?

 

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      The answer is yes, it is safe to receive foot massage or foot reflexology during pregnancy, but you want to make sure your practitioner or Massage Therapist has received extra training that addresses the needs and contraindications of prenatal massage therapy. Foot massage, or reflexology, has been used for centuries to relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort not only in the feet, but in the body as well. Pregnant women, especially in the third trimester, can experience tired, achy feet at the end of the day, or swelling of the feet and ankles. Foot massage can be a wonderful, relaxing way to restore balance to the body.

      However, there are certain acupressure points in the lower legs and feet that should not be vigorously massaged during any trimester of pregnancy. These include Liver 3, which is located between the metatarsal bones of the big toe and second toe; also Kidney 1, located below the ball of the foot and Spleen 6, located about three finger widths above the inner ankle. Areas around the inner and outer ankle can be massaged with a gentle hand. Essential oils containing peppermint, camphor, rosemary or sage, among others, should also be avoided during pregnancy.

      Receiving prenatal massage or foot reflexology during pregnancy from a qualified, reputable Massage Therapist will not only give you peace of mind, but also relief from many of the discomforts felt in the feet and body.

 

 

Receive a complimentary 30 minute  
massage when you refer a friend

To thank all patients who tell their friends and family about the health benefits of massage and acupuncture, we would like to reward them with a complimentary 30 minute massage. After your friend completes their first appointment, we will mail you a gift certificate to thank you! Call 602-957-2602 for more details.
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