Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy Holidays!!


Happy Holidays to each and every one of YOU!!!
The holiday season is a time to spend with special people and to create memories to share for a lifetime. Wouldn't it be wonderful if each day.....all through the year we focused on cherishing each moment and creating memories...so not only the holiday's are special but every day, too???
Let's not forget to maintain our health each and every day. This way after our holidays we won't have to fad diet and leave ourselves in a state of frustration!!!
We, at Vital Balance Bodyworks want to wish everyone a warm, healthy and joyful year. Each one of you clients are an ispiration to us. Thank you!!!
Congratulations to the following individuals for winning our Christmas draw:
"Jade Feng Shui Health Lucky Charms"
Betty, Richard and Susan.
NAMASTE!!!
Jennifer and Glenda

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Habits at first are silken threads, then they become cables. -Spanish Proverb

Friday, December 08, 2006

Tibetan Personailty Test


My mother in law sent this to me. However I had a client once tell me about it. I really liked it.


I'll share my results...comment on yours!!!

#1. horse-family
sheep-love
tiger-pride....i guess at least it wasn't first
cow-career
pig-money

#2. dog-friend
cat-attitude
rat-unclean
coffee-aroma
sea-soothing

#3.yellow-My mom
orange-Bob
red-Sheldon
white-G'ma Helen Allan
Green-My father'n'law


Fav #4
Fav Day Tues


These are the answers to the questions.

Enjoy!!

jh


Pride in our clientele....

this photo is part of His line and in fact his sister, Larissa did the photography...(so of course the copyright is Larissa Strobel's)
I know this is seemingly an odd post. But as therapists we go through the up and downs of each clients' life. For this we are honored. As well, when our clients rejoice, we too rejoice. Thus, I must share one of our clients' son's business endeavours. WOW!!! Her whole family is FULL of talent. From very skilled photographers to teachers, to fashion design. Do check out this link:


They have been published in the Globe and Mail (this weekend I believe), honorable mention at the Globes.....and even an article in Flare!!!

This woman is truly PROUD of her family and her countenence well proves it!!!

jh

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Buyer Beware!!!

Thank you to a very special, knowledgeable client who has assisted me with the facts regarding aluminum in our food. Take time to read this. You might find it interesting. Is our convenience foods really harming us??? Quite possibly!!!

Anticaking agent
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Anti-caking agent)
Anticaking agents are used in such things as table salt to keep the product from forming lumps, making it better for packaging, transport and for the consumer. Anticaking agent in salt is denoted in the ingredients as anti-caking agent (554), that is, sodium aluminosilicate, a man-made product. This product is present in nearly all commercial table salts as well as dried milks, egg mixes, sugar products, and flours.
As a salt of aluminium, the potential for this compound to cause health problems should be noted. Aluminium is known to cause placentel problems in pregnancy and has been linked to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and bone loss.
More examples of anti-caking agents are calcium silicate, dimethyl polysiloxane, and sodium bicarbonate.
Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticaking_agent

I'll post more....this topic interests me!!!
jh

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Please note back in the archives...February/March (see below links), is a description of each of our modalities. If you have further questions please comment or contact our office.
VITAL BALANCE BODYWORKS
#1-111 1081 Central Ave. N
Swift Current, SK
Canada
306-773-7888
have a pleasant day.
jh

A smile is a light in the window of your face to show your heart is at home.


-Mom found this the other day in a cook book and figured most certainly it was BLOG worthy...I agree!!!
jh

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hope for the big "C."

-Hanna Kroeger 1915-1998

As quoted from Hanna Kroeger's book "Free Your Body of TUMOURS and CYSTS.

"The word "cancer" has such a terrible sound. It is a death sentence in six letters. It is an end of all your dreams. It ruins your family. It ruins springtime and the fall. You can't see the beauty of the flowers any longer, nor the sky with the sailing clouds. The helping hand you push away, because you gave in to six small letters...cancer. The c is twice in this word just to make it sharp and pointed, irritating and hurting. With it's hooks it penetrates your mind, and like a fish hook in your flesh, this hook cannot be pulled out of your mind easily. "......"should be used to hearing the word cancer without fear.....fear syndrome is paralyzing to our inborn defense mechanism. We just give in.........If this happens to you, turn around and uplift your life. Go to the dress shop and spend some money on a pink or rose colored dress and get fitted for some high heeled shoes. Know you can overcome your fear and resentment syndrome......Take a mild, herbal sleeping pill until you are over the first shock. Then start creating your life all over again, new and beautiful....."


Now, that being said. Let us share one of the most inspirational stories we have faced in our office.


*please note we have been graciously granted privialges to share this story for the mere hope of encouraging or possibly helping someone in a similar situation.


Our client had been treated for cancer in Ireland. Upon return home to Canada she was admitted once again to the hospital for extensive surgery. A call was made to our office pleading for reflexology to be done on location. Glenda agreed to making many hospital visits. Through perseverence on all support levels, this woman has fought for her survival. Her reception to energy was so perfect that every treatment was very progressive. Needless to say she has had the privilage of going home and making it in for her first official in-office session. We do not know what the universe has in store, but there is always hope where there is life and positive attitudes.


If you know of someone dealing with cancer or seemingly hopeless disease bring to awareness the incredible power of the human body to heal itself under the right circumstances. If there IS illness there perhaps has not been the right circumstances. There are many wonderful alternatives to research that can encourage healing and restore wellness.

Let us know if we can be of assistance!!!:)

jh and ga

What we do in our spare time....


The odd weekend we actually have a spare moment. So we took advantage of it and made Holiday cards for our frequent clients. Watch your mail box if you are one of them!!! :)
Keep watch too...as there is a special treat in our office during the month of December.
jh

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A MUST MY FAIR LADY FRIENDS!!!!

the "intimidating" packages....
Ladies, (and gentleman, we promise) we don't intend to make our BLOG a discussion about our "monthly's"....BUT 50% of us in the right age bracket have it as humans. Furthermore it is an inconvenience to most of us!!! All the parafonilia we have to pack to go on holidays....and even JUST in our purse. This "ITEM" makes life a whole lot simpler and let's face it.....IT SAVES our environment. Yippee!!! Do check out this link. There is every question you could possibly think about on here.
And you guessed it, Vital Balance is able to get them cheaper!!! Let us know if you would like one at your next session.
Enjoy your freedom ladies. And thank you dear Gentleman for ignoring this post or passing it on to those important "DIVAS" in your life!!!
jh

Thursday, November 09, 2006

the heart that is the happiest is the heart that beats for others.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Amidst a song.....quietness




Copyright © 2005 Prabhu Music, division of Bells Associates Ltd.


Endlessly we have had clients request what BEAUTIFUL music was playing in our office.

deva premal and miten is our answer.

If you want to hear some of their work go to:


and choose: hear the music....

from mantras to satsang inspiration...this duo does it!!!

ENJOY!!!

ps. if you go to Kokepelli's Gift Shop in Swift Current, Sk (sorry no link to this store:(....Joanne (owner) has put in place a discount for our clients to buy Deva's CD's. please just let them know you are from Vital Balance Bodyworks (providing you ARE a client!!!)

jh

personal fav: vetical reality -songs for the inner love

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Laying on of paws

Nature has put a strong bond between (some) man and creature. And perhaps between creature and creature. These fine young cats have become aware of the power of QT (Quantum Touch ®). And if you go back a post these cats have also figured out the Shiatsu technique as well!!! Isn't amazing how our world adapts and the cycle of the universe helps balance all things living!?!?
Animal lovers really have an advantage....the power to see another kingdom in the healing light as well!!!
Mom had found this cute pic on the QT site...seemed quite appropriate with the previous post!!
jh

Sunday, October 29, 2006

CAT Shiatsu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKKQH9bNI8w

Ride....

Vital Balance Bodyworks Therapists: Glenda (on Lady) and Jennifer (on Rip Zone)

Saturday afternoon was really beautiful. So we got on the white "girls" (no prejudice here, they really are white!!!) and enjoyed the rare nice weather this time of year. Experienced riders will tell you how nice the fluid motion of the horse feels on your back and pelvis. It LIMBERS you up!!!
Can't really put into words what a horse ride does for my mind!!! GOOD things!!
jh

Friday, October 27, 2006

GO!!!

Women (men generally have no problem) are infamous for holding their bladders. Some more than others. HOWEVER in the past bit I have really noticed a consistant Bladder/Kidney issue in the office. Can be partially the season change and humidity BUT I have a strong suspicion it is probably this:
HOLDING THE BLADDER....the "feeling" is transferred to the brain, if you don't act on it, the bladder remains full, with the kidneys still doing their job and the signal has been ignored...Even though the signal "thinks" it's job is completed. HOWEVER the bladder becomes VERY stressed (not to mention overflowed) as well as the Kidneys because of the back log. And then, everything else is effected b/c of the toxicity.....MY POINT!?!?!?!
IF YOU HAVE TO GO......GO, everyone understands, trust me!!!!
jh

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Beautiful British Columbia

Salmon Run in BC
I hope Mom will forgive me for stealing her shot and posting this gorgeous picture. It is incredible that these fish swim upstream for miles and miles to lay their eggs and then die!!! Nature is so loyal and dilligent to their systems and instinct....why are WE so complicated as humans???....oh I know, we have a soul. When we get our emotional, physical and spiritual beings all crossed up, then it is complicated. To be balanced as a salmon fish...maybe just last a little longer.
jh
(this is why you didn't see Glenda in the office this week...JUST MOI!!!:)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bananas in Cocunut Milk

Sorry this is an example of a Thai dish...not the recipe below.
This is really yummy. The Thai use a lot of cocunut and bananas in their desert cuisine.
4 large organic bananas
1 1/2 cups of cocunut milk
2 tbsp. organic wildflower honey
pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp. cooked mung beans
1. peel the bananas and cut them into short chunks. place in a large pan with the coc. milk, honey and salt.
2. heat the mixture gently until boiling and simmer for 1 minute. remove from the heat.
3. stir in the mint and spoon into a serving dish.
4. place the mung beans in a heavy-based pan and place over high heat until crisp and golden, shaking the pan occassionally. remove and crush lightly.
5. sprinkle the toasted beans over the bananas and serve warm or cold.
ENJOY!!!
jh

Monday, October 16, 2006

Your Therapists's Auras


It's not too often you have the privilage of seeing an image of your Therapist's Aura. What are they really like!?!? Well both Glenda and myself came back with very "balanced" reports....weird healing gifts came up on both of out reports, the guy that performed our session was curious why we were so balanced, we gave him our card, hee hee. It just proves once again the miracle of universal energy working in harmony!!! :) We apologize about the quality of the images. There expertise is not quite in photography. But really this wasn't our intention of recieving a lovely self-portrait:) In this prospective anyway.
Bart has a website about some of the Aura readings.
Check it out:
I'll mention as well that not only do you recieve this image when you have this done, you actually have an entire image of ALL of your chakras, full body. Didn't scan those ones. This will give you an idea.
It's a good assesment tool to guage where you are at. Like anything, you take what you want out of it, some things you leave. For us, a lot of it was things we already knew...thanks be to Quantum Touch® and other energy therapies we have the privialge of working with!!!
PS...you may have guessed this is what we came across at the Health Expo. I also got my hands on some very nice SAGE. Definately an enjoyable herb.
Will post another time some of the other "things" we encountered...to be continued some other time......
ta da...jh

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Herb-acious!!

I must share a shade of humour, a friend of my brother's came over today and for the last 2 weeks or so I have been drying a few herbs that I have managed to grow in my gardens. He got a devilish grin on his face and asked me, "How was your harvest???" You will see that this mere frame of herbs was all he could see....very faint yields, we'll be starving this winter.
Anyways, some of you that have frequented our office will know I encourage the use of Parsley in your diet. For many reasons...it is a soothing herb to the kidneys, and a gentle one at that!!!
A few of the main qualities are as follows:
Inhibits tumour-cell growth and is good for anemic conditions. Can stimulate the uterine muscle and has estrogenic properties. Provides carminative (inducing the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines), digestive tonic, diuretic and antispasmodic effects.
I personally am very fond of parsley and enjoy it very much.
Well, my Mother, partner (in crime..hee hee) are headed to Regina, SK tomorrow for a Health Expo. MMMmmmm wonder what neat thing we shall find there???
We'll keep you posted.
Namaste.
jh

Friday, October 06, 2006

Heli-Yoga

It seems appropriate after the little blurb on Yoga to share this with you. Lake Louise is quite the world class "shack." Now they take you up in a helicoptor to a mountain peak to do am hour Yoga session and Meditation. And if you can't relax in the heights of the mountains for a wonderful retreat practising your "downward dog"...maybe try your back yard first!?!?!?.
Check it out....there's not a WHOLE lot of info out on it yet, but check this link out anyway.
Maybe if we stay this steady in the office we could go and check it out.....just so we could BLOG the experience!?!?
(I really do believe there are more practical ways of connecting with your inner self, but I still had to post my curiousity:)
jh

Thursday, October 05, 2006

YOGA

"Yoga allows us to live as we would want to, usefully, lovingly and interestingly." -Swami Pragyamurti, a Satyananda Yoga Monk

Benefits of Yoga:

  • realigns the body, strengthening bones and joints, tones and lengthens muscles
  • builds self-esteem and self-acceptence
  • detoxifies the system, purifying the internal system
  • builds strength, flexibility and stamina
  • increases blood circulation, which improves respiration and raises energy and vitality
  • calms the mind and soothes the emotions, removing anxiety
  • brings focus and clarity
  • massages the internal organs, thus improving bodily functions

-Liz Lark

Yoga has become increasingly more popular in North America, as many other alternative modalities as well. It is encouraging to see our Nation taking more responsibilty for their own health. This is an improvement, as long as the stop b4 Yoga class IS NOT at Mcdonalds.

(No offense Mcdonalds, "Super Size Me" kind of remains on my mind)

jh

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Our new look!!!


We decided our cards need a make over....VOILA. I motivated my Kidney Chi and put this together and our wonderful printers at Copies Xpress are responsible from here.
jh

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Future present proportions


Well I have mentioned before of the inspiration that so many clients have been to me. The strength they have found within to continue with honour and dignity in the most adverse conditions. Recently a client, you know who you are, shared a nice thought. I am not going to put it in quotations as I can't remember the exact wording.
It was in the light of being responsible towards the future but not so much at the expense of today. In other words make each day rewarding and useful because the future is uncertain.
Many thanks, twas a nice thought....
jh

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fine Tuning


We have been encompassed with healing....from all angles. Work itself, meetings with the Association we belong to www.shiatsutherapy.blogspot.com , learning new approaches and simply digging within to stimulate the true source of healing. It doesn't seem to matter what time of year, we always have the same response as humans when asked how was your summer or winter...or or....BUSY. There is truly blessing in SLOWING down, pacing ourselves and prioritizing our tasks. Every step, every thought is ultimately controlled on an individual basis. The choices we can make can be oppurtunities well pursued or perhaps we can take a lot of time to accomplish nothing....this I have found has been my case lately. Really, there is more profitability in focus than there is in chaos...weird!?!?
jh

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Those that enjoy R&R

This looks like a really incredible place. Any of you men looking for a really nice place to take your lady:
Of particular mention, as a Shiatsu Therapist myself, I have found interest in their Watsu pool....for this someday I will experience, and share as well!!!
jh

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

AROMATHERAPY

In our office, from time to time we work with "expectant mother's." It is our ultimate goal to maintain the lowest possible risk factor exposed to this delicate development. That being said, allow us to explain:
Precautions are taken during pregnancy to reduce any risk to the fetus. There are many therapies that are VERY safe and beneficial for the Mother and Fetus combo. Our qualified therapist's will consult with you specifically to meet your needs!!!
Here are a list of Essential Oils you might find us using during this time.
(Please note these oils are 100% pure and EOBBD certified)
*see previous posts for more info
  • mandarin
  • grapefruit
  • chamomile (roman)
  • bulgarian rose
  • ylang ylang
  • lavender

Shiatsu Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Quantum Touch® are wonderful modalities to provide a balanced, healthy environment for this precious being to develop.

jh

Friday, September 01, 2006

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A little nature walk...


Today Haden and I were rummaging through our garden and I went to open a husk of corn and invaded these little ladies' home:( All cozied up to one another.... is this a sign winter is here sooner than later???.....aaahhh the wonderful symptoms that come with season change...
A few ways to season change gracefully:
  • keep exercising...good circulation encourages stimulation to the brain to prevent depression!!
  • keep fluid intakes up...you become dehydrated and you ceaze (sp) up.
  • keep positive thoughts alive (every season this is helpful)
  • when the fresh fruits and veggies aren't readily available in the supermarkets supplement your diet with a "GOOD" multi-vitamin (for more information contact us (306)773-7888 or your Naturopath/Nutritionist).

Good luck with that and we at Vital Balance Bodyworks wish you a healthy and happy fall season!!!

jh

Monday, August 14, 2006

Seeking Balance

ps...it is a pleasant time in my gardens right now....the sunflowers are blooming:)

Borrowed kindly from Anton Simmha's Book "ashtanga yoga"......
"As children we exist "freely"- in a natural state of balance between mind and body in which thought and movement are seamless. As we grow into adulthood, most of us are conditioned to focus on the mind's capabilities at the expense of the body's and our natural state of balance is lost."
Well said. What more can I say??
I want to remind you that Glenda will be available for sessions the remainder of the week and until Tuesday of the following. I will be adventuring in the East country.
jh

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Animals are living, too!!!

My princess: her registered name "RIPZONE DOCOTOES BAR"

I have had many the privilage to work on animals. From dogs to cats to larger animals....the beauty of the "HORSE." My little filly, "Ripzone," (she's a cremello...palomino with gorgeous blue eyes) was stuggling with her front left shoulder. During training she began favoring it...we simply had her training completed at a very gentle pace and then turned her out to pasture for healing. I worked on her from time to time to encourage the strength and development of her joints and muscles. I did mainly Shiatsu Therapy on her. The next year she was fully strong and sure footed. Because of her nature she seems to be the bottom of the pecking order in a field of 6 horses. She somehow got tangled and sprained her ankle (back this time). So her concerned owner...MOI, went again to the remedy of alternative care. This time I did Quantum Touch® on her, within hours the swelling had gone down and within days you couldn't even tell she had trauma to her back leg. They love the nurturing and get "dopey" while working on them. It is really not that I prefer to work on these creatures but really ENJOY working on them. Animals are strictly "instinctive." We humans, on the other hand are that (somewhere in there) and extremely emotionally, egotistically set. When I work with the energy of the animal it is what it is.....no issues, no baggage.....just what it is, is what it is. And that being said, I still firmly believe animals have feelings....just unconditional ones....ones that I need to take a lesson from. Our instincts are our intuitive sense...we ALL have them, our journey in life gently (and perhaps not so gently) directs us to them.
Good luck my friends....I shall not be alarmed when you enter my office and bark.....
jh
ps I truly believe animals can teach us some of life's simple lessons if we are sensitive to them.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Summer growth....


Well it certainly has been steady in the office this summer. We've had the privilage of meeting INCREDIBLE new individuals on a DAILY basis. It is even more rewarding seeing clients put a complete effort into their well being and place a responsibilty on themselves to improve their quality of life. Through a wholistic approach to our health there is benefit to spare.
REMEMBER: WE AS THERAPISTS CANNOT HEAL YOU!!! WE CAN HELP MAINTAIN THE INSTINCTIVE BALANCE WITHIN TO HEAL YOURSELF!!! OUR BODIES ARE GENIUSES......THEY"LL CORRECT THEMSELVES ONCE THEIR IN A CONDITION TO DO SO. WE DO NOT ALWAYS UNDERSTAND HOW OR SPECIFICALLY WHY BUT IT HAPPENS....WE SEE IT EVERY DAY!!!!
jh

Friday, July 21, 2006

This is a "FISHY" story....

This is true and erased every ounce of doubt I had and made me realize we really need to trust our processes. In my own little world we have "NEMOS." Our son, Haden has pet fish. I hastily returned from vacation and dumped the fish bowl and left very little of their precious pond cycle in their container. Thus not long after reunited them to their bowl they became belly uppers and I felt I had most certainly killed them. This is when my collection of education that I have somehow seemed to grasp pieces of here and there....popped into mind. I WILL RUN ENERGY INTO THE WATER AND PERHAPS THE FISH WILL RECOVER!!!! (it might be worthwhile mentioning my sister n'law actually mistakened them for being dead). Voila...after 5 or 6 sessions, and incredible bubbles coming to the surface of the bowl, both fish seemed to come back to life. Sadly one passed on, the other however is doing phenomenal. Perhaps I could have done more QT and saved the other one...but really, it isn't about me....it is about that fish's journey....it had come to a close....had I helped it???? Maybe, maybe not.
jh

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Words to live by...


This thought has been one of the most encouraging for myself:
"An experience really isn't over until we can be thankful for it."
This is so true. We have not learnt the lesson until we are greatful for the experience. There are so many things that consume our lives, we hardly know where to turn. But having the faith to keep going ALWAYS leads to the solution and furthermore greatfulness within our heart and soul.....and I have personally experienced this time and time again.
Be patient there is a plan....if only we can be willing for it!!!!
jh

Monday, June 26, 2006

Another source of inspiration....


I never give up an oppurtunity to work on children (neither does this Grandma....:). There is a pleasant innocence within their presence and being. They teach us adults really how simple we can live and still be happy. It is when we get caught up in the stresses of this life, that we become unhealthy and not well. I think one of the largest stressers to a child is not to be loved. A child that is truly loved is a happy child!!!
Have a pleasant day.
jh

Monday, June 19, 2006

An INCREDIBLE group of INSPIRATIONAL Ladies!!!


The "Healing Group"




It really was an honor to spemd the weekend with such beautiful women inside and out. It seems when there is a common interest for the good and well being of ourselves and others...true miracles can be performed. I know there are a few of you patiently waiting for these candids of our group....VOILA....pics from the
Quantum Touch ® Workshop the weekend b4 last. Demonstration of HANDS ON HEALING at it's best!!! We are thinking of starting a healing circle...perhaps meeting once a month or so. We'll keep you posted with the details. Congratulations Ladies on a perfect effort put forth and success as a result!!!!
LOTS OF LOVE
Jennifer and Glenda
VBB

Friday, June 09, 2006

Flowers....


I admit this little delivery especially made my day....I want each and every one of you to feel the same way or close there of....so I am sending each of you these flowers, too!!!
They are so VIBRANT!!! And most of all.....THANK YOU my darling husband for thinking of me when you are soooo busy with work!!!
Luv always,
jh
XOXOXO

Monday, June 05, 2006

After all we ARE about Alternative therapy!!


Although I no doubt believe we will have a few disagree...especially if they happen to be male....shopping CAN be a therapy. In fact it was, for my business partner/mother this past weekend. We ended up in southern Alberta for a girlfriend of mine's wedding. Lethbridge doesn't have that bad of shopping at all considering it's kind of off
(the english language is weird!!!) the beaten trail!!! Once your inside out of the exhausting wind.
No really, therapy is ANYTHING that can take our minds off the stressers of this tiring world. Fishing, cycling, reading whatever....this time it was shopping...nothing like a pair of new shoes to make you feel soooooo good!!! So inconclusion, yes, whatever makes you feel good....in balance & moderation (that was quite a broad permissal..eeeeek)...do.
jh

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Healing a growing process....growing a healing process.


I very much enjoy this time of year. As I mentioned before I spend a fair amount of time caring for my tender little plants. Therefore I am reminded once again about our whole process. We see a plant injured, instinctively it is programmed to care for that injury and heal. External factors perhaps can complicate the healing quality....but more importantly it does ultimately have the power. As do we, when we reach within. Our Creator has ingeniously programmed us to have the power within our body's to heal ourselves. We first must acknowledge there is a weakness, then from there, the sky is the limit.
Watching the plants grow is therapy for me.....their determination to push the dirt aside to burst through to the sunshine...their innate wisdom to know when to sprout a vibrant flower. Go ahead, dare to allow Nature to consume you....you'll never regret you did!!!
(if your not already there!!! :)
jh

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Happy Birthday Glenda!!!


I want to wish my Business Partner, Mother and Friend....a beautiful MAY 23 BIRTHDAY!!!!
I hope you enjoyed your day off. It is nice to have a mother/daughter team that has the same goals and mind set towards healing. I want you to know Mom, that it has been truly rewarding building this lovely healing space together and I hope between the two of us we can continue offering consistant alternative healing measures to our valued clients.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Much Love,
Your one and only daughter!!!
(we had to indulge in the ice cream cake.....yes we did...there some of you clients that think we never indulge...we do...we happen to be FEMALE & HUMAN!!! Everyone has weaknesses!!! :)
jh
ps Haden says Happy Birthday, too Grandma!!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Busy...busy...busy!!!


We seem to be VERY busy at the office and I apologize I haven't had more time to BLOG!!! It seems what spare time I do end up with is spent outdoors playing with our beautiful son and my gardening. I will, none the less...try and keep this updated the best I can.

I would encourage you to ENJOY the lovely weather. There is no better cure for the drags....than to let the warmth of the sun penetrate your soul!!!
Enjoy your day to the fullest!!!
jh
ps I captured this delicate butterfly in the butterfly garden in Calgary...could spend lots of time in there. They even have butterflies that are ugly brown on the outside and brilliant blue when they flip their wings out. Nature really has a REAL vibrance. Keep it real yourself!!! :)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

As promised....




Here is the twist to the BLOG. There were so many neat pics to choose from. As well, I didn't want to alarm anyone with "phobias" with some of the animals. Hopefully these are all safe!! If not you need to see us about EFT!!!
That peacock was HILARIOUS...they are such a VAIN animal. He did deserve attention, though....as you can see by his splendour of color!!!
The giraffe....they were soooo content to just munch in front of anyone. They have a beautiful new home now. Much more spacious than the previous one...and they really do seem more content. But really, what do I know about a giraffe's contentment level????
The tigress...she was definately bored or something. Probably couldn't have paid me to go in there at that point. Mind you sometimes ALL of us humans get restless at times?!?!?
I guess these were not put in order to the photos I took....we'll assume you know the difference between the animals!?!?
That's all folks...
jh

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A change?!?!


I guess there are a few more products we could introduce from Awareness, but I'm sensing that this is getting a little dry. I'll mix in something a little more interesting...and come back to the Awareness when the time is right!!!

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a Quantum Touch ® Video Workshop!!!
Here are the details:
Quantum Touch ® Video Workshop
June 10 9am-5pm & June 11 1pm-6pm
Course Costs are as follows:
$125 Course itself (including lunch and beverages)
$35 Text Fee (which can be purchased before hand)
Please also note that a Certificate is issued upon completion.
Spacing is limited so please register as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience in energy work required!!
On a personal note, we hung out in Calgary, Alberta the past week and checked out the zoo. Sometimes I have reserves about the animals being caged up...but I learnt something about them...they don't take perfectly healthy, wild animals and cage them. They take injured or nuisance animals and provide a home for them. AND it seems like every animal that came under my critical eye seemed very content and healthy. So I guess by paying my 15.00 admission fee I AM supporting a good cause and not neccessarily cruelty to animals. Now if we talk about animals in the circus...my BP MIGHT rise!!! I took the picture of the orchid in the Rain Forest section of the zoo. The plants are absolutely breathtaking!!! I'll maybe post some neat animal shots tomorrow for a fun "twist" to the BLOG!!! Have a great day!!
jh

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

What is....SYNERGY????


Product Information
A blend of pure Non-GMO High Stability Plant Enzymes, Lactobacillus, Prebiotics, and Antioxidants to help break down milk, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and sugars, resulting in healthier digestion, and helps to boost the immune system.*
Product Content
Ingredients:

MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS:Amylase (Aspergillus oryzae), Protease (Aspergillus oryzae), Lipase (Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae), Cellulase (Aspergillus niger), Lactase (Aspergillus oryzae), Diastase (Barley malt), Invertase (Saccharomyces).
NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS:Lactobacillus, Mediterranean Herbal Blend: Green tea leaf extract, grape seed extract, tomato fruit concentrate (5000 ppm; 25 mcg of lycopene), olive leaf extract, pomegranate fruit extract, rosemary leaf extract. Prebiotic & Digestive Blend: Purified plant fiber, chicory root extract (90% inulin) (FOS), acacia gum, beet root fiber, blessed thistle (leaves and flowering tops), fennel seed, fenugreek seed, Jerusalem artichoke tuber. Ionic Plant Trace Mineral Blend (from ocean plant).
Product Directions
Suggested Use:Take 1 capsule with a glass of water during or before your largest meal of the day. You may increase to 1 capsule twice a day, taken with your largest meals. Do not use if pregnant or lactating. If under 18, consult a physician before use.

I have this on hand ALL of the time. It really isn't very expensive at all and is a good insurance plan against dangerous illness b/c of a weakened immune system. I found yogurt was ok but the amount of sugar and dairy in it was counteracting the good in it. So I take this instead and have plain yogurt on occasion. jh

Monday, May 01, 2006

GOT PMS??? We've got FB!!!


Product Information:
Female Balance is an effective and gentle herbal recipe that helps balance the female body to better cope with the unique mild symptoms of PMS and Menopause.* Mediterranean women have used this natural recipe for more than 75 years with amazing success.
Product Content:
Medicinal Ingredients:
Dong Quai Root (Angelica sinensis), Black Cohosh root (Cimicifuga racemosa), Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus), Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus-castus), Squaw Vine (Mitchella repens), Chuanxiong Rhizome (Ligusticum chuanxiong)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients:
Damiana Leaves (Turnera diffusa), Peppermint Leaves (Mentha piperita), Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), Indian Sarsaparilla Root (Hemidesmus indicus), Black Cumin Seed (Nigella sativa), Caraway Seed (Carum Carvi), Rosemary Leaves (Rosamarinus officinalis), Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus), Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale), Valerian Root (Valerian officinalis), Queen of the Meadow (Eupatorium purpureum), King Solomon’s Seal Rhizome (Polygonatum multiforum), Herba Epimedii (Epimedium grandiflorum), Schizandra Berry (Schizandra chinensis).
Product Use:
Suggested Use:
Menopause:
To start, take 1 capsule with water for the first few days. You may take either in the morning or the evening. Then, as desired, you may gradually increase your dosage and take both in the morning and evening. Do not exceed 2 capsules, twice a day.
Menstruation:
To start, take 1 capsule with water for the first two days. You may take either in the morning or the evening. Then, as desired, you may gradually increase your dosage and take both in the morning and evening. Do not exceed 2 capsules, twice a day. Take during your cycle when PMS symptoms are present.

I've seen some women have incredible relief from PMS & Menopause...however I will add...there are MANY factors that worsen PMS and Menop. and ONE product is not neccessarily the answer. You will probably be noticing a trend in our posts. Our health consists of more than one aspect....it is our being, what we eat, how we exercise, even how we think...if we are in a toxic environment or creating that of one....our body has rejection tools....perhaps illness as a result, including PMS..etc.
jh

Friday, April 28, 2006

Clear of INTERNAL PARISITES!!!!


Product Information:

Clear is a natural Mediterranean recipe that helps you gain more nutrition from the foods you eat and with digestion.
Product Content:
Medicinal Ingredients
:
Clear® contains a proprietary blend of Oregano Leaf, Clover Flower, Peppermint Leaf, Black Cumin Seed, Gentian Root, Fennel Seed
Non-Medicinal Ingredients:
White Walnut Bark (Juglans Cinerea), Pumpkin Seed (Semina Cucurbitate), Hyssop (Hyssopus Officinalis), Cramp Bark (Vibumum Opulus), Thyme (Thymus Vularis), Grapefruit Seed Powder, Vegetable Cellulose (capsule).
Product DirectionsSuggested Use:
Take 2 capsules each morning on an empty stomach, 1 to 2 hours before eating, with 10 to 12 ounces of water. Avoid greasy foods and caffeine.

Definately a good product to be on o get rid of internal parasites that are inhabiting your intestines. This product is usually recommended when absorption is poor, when either there is diarreah, start with the Clear first. If there is constipation or irregular bowel function, start on the Experience first, both along with the Complete. For further questions OR clarification please contact us: 306-773-7888 or email us @ firmthumbsshiatsu@yahoo.ca . Have a beautiful spring weekend!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Experience is an experience.....


Product Information:
If you’re suffering from bloating, gas, heartburn and constipation, you may benefit from Experience. This natural, vegetarian blend gently and effectively cleanses the colon and improves regularity. For generations, this Mediterranean recipe has been proven to work. *
Product Content:
Medicinal Ingredients:Experience contains a proprietary blend of Senna Leaves (Senna Angustifolia)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients:Psyllium Seed Husk (Plantago ovata), Fennel Seed (Foeniculum vulgare), Corn Silk (Stigmata maydis), Solomon's seal [Rhizome] (Polygonatum multiflorum), Kelp (Fucus vesiculosus), Black Seed (Nigella sativa), Vegetable cellulose (capsule).
Product DirectionsSuggested Use:Take one capsule with a full glass of water before bedtime. Increase your serving size by one capsule every other day until you achieve your desired results. Do not exceed 3 capsules a day unless directed by a health practitioner. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water throughout the day. You can also take this as a tea. Just empty the capsule into hot/warm water. Add natural honey for flavor.
I will note this when you are DETOXING, ANYTIME you will have up days and down days....if you maintain your water intake and ride it through you will find the end result VERY satisfying!!! Usually we recommend a 90 day period to take the Experience to fully retrain and nourish the bowels. Please contact us with the order in which would be best to take these products, depending on your condition.
jh

Monday, April 24, 2006

Awareness Week: COMPLETE

Product InformationDaily Complete is a great tasting liquid supplement. This proprietary balanced blend of ingredients delivers 180 vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, fruits and vegetables, amino acids, herbs, and other important accessory nutrients to your body in one liquid ounce a day. Improve Your Energy & Reduce Stress now!*

Product Content
Ingredients
Recommended Adult Use: Take 1 ounce(30 mL) per day during or after a meal.
Servings Per Container: 30
One serving (30mL) of Daily Complete contains:
MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS
Vitamin A (from Acetate & Beta Carotene)
10,000 IU
Vitamin D
400 IU
Vitamin E
30 IU
Vitamin C
150 mg
Vitamin B1
6 mg
Vitamin B2
4.25 mg
Niacinamide
20 mg
Vitamin B6
5 mg
Folic Acid
400 mcg
Vitamin B12
100 mcg
Biotin
120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
10 mg
Potassium
25 mg
Zinc
15 mg
Selenium
80 mcg
Manganese
3 mg
Copper
2 mg
Silicon
30 mg
Chromium
50 mcg
Choline
50 mg
Inositol
50 mg
Coenzyme Q10
1 mg
NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX WHOLE JUICE: Whole Juice Concentrates: apricot, mango, apple, tangerine, cranberry, lime, beets, green bell peppers and parsley; Carotenoid Concentrate: carrot, peach, yellow squash, cantaloupe, red pepper and tomato; Flavonoid Concentrate: orange, lemon, celery, grapefruit; Phenolic Concentrate: red grape, strawberry, cherry, pear; Cruciferous Concentrate: broccoli, cabbage, cauliflauer, brussels sprouts, mustard greens; Lutein concentrate: spinach, kale, asparagus, alfalfa. ESSENTIAL FATTY ACID COMPLEX: Glycerin, Sorbitol Fatty Acid Esters, Flaxseed Oil (source of omega 3 fatty acids), Borage Oil, and Evening Primrose Oil (sources of GLA), Almond Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil. PROPRIETARY HERBAL EXTRACTS with ALOE VERA: Macca (Lepidium Meyenii), Eleuthero Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus), Many-flower Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum) (Rhizome), Black Cumin Seed (Nigella sativa), Yerba Maté Leaves Ext. (Ilex paraguariensis), Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus), Nettle Herbs (leaf) (Urtica dioica), Calendula (leaf), Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia), Alfalfa Leaves (Medicago sativa), Dandelion Root (Taraxacum off.), Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), Saw Palmetto Berries (Serenoa serrulata), Red Clover Flower (Trifolium pratense), Peppermint Leaves (Mentha piperita), Pumpkin (Cucrbita pepo) (seed), Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum cassia), Ginger Root (Zingiber off.), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (root), Ginseng Root (Panax ginseng), Chicory (Cichorium intybus) (root), Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) (leaf), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) (fruit), Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis), Ashwaghanda (Withania somnifera) (root), Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) (leaf), Helonias Root (Chamaelirium luteum), Horehound (Marrubium Vulgare), Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarta), Sarsaparilla (Smilax officinalis) (leaf), Olive (Olea europaea) (leaf), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Concentrate (leaf), Iceland Moss (Centraria islandica). HERBAL VITAMIN C COMPLEX: Rose Hips, Acerola Cherry, Sago Palm, Camu Fruit BOTANICAL COMPLEX with PHENALGIN™: Green tea polyphenols, grape seed extract, Pine bark extract, grape skin extract, phlorotannin extract of Canary Island Cystoseira (canariensis marine algae), Alpine Tea (Rhodenol) (Rhododendron caucasicum), Citrus Bioflavonoids. WHOLE SUPERFOOD GREEN COMPLEX: Wheat Grass (leaf), Barley Grass (leaf), Spirulina (whole plant), Dunaliella (whole plant), Apple (pectin), Barley (sprouts), Brown Rice Bran, Nova Scotia Dulse, Fructooligosaccharides, Chlorella (whole plant), Oat Straw (leaf), Rye Grass (leaf), Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum, Lycopene (from tomatoes). PLANT ENZYME CONCENTRATE: Papaya (fruit), pineapple (fruit), amylase, cellulase, invertase, lactase, lipase, phytase, and protease. PROPRIETARY MEDITERRANEAN BLEND: Anise Seed, Basil Leaf, Bay Leaf, Caraway Seed, Cardamom Seed, Coriander Leaf, Cumin Seed, Fennel (seed), Fenugreek (seed), Mustard Seed, Oregano Leaf, Sage Leaf, Thyme Leaf. PROPRIETARY OCEAN MINERAL VEGETABLE COMPLEX: Sea Lettuce [ulva lactuca], Wild Atlantic Nori [Porphyra umbilicalis], Dulse (whole plant), Bladderwrack (whole plant), Rockweed (whole leaf), Kelp (whole plant), and Irish Moss (whole plant).
Product DirectionsSuggested Use:Take 2 tbsp (30 mL / 1 fl oz) per day, during or immediately after a meal.

AS YOU CAN SEE THIS STUFF IS LACKING NOTHING!!! TESTED AND TRIED!!! A WONDERFUL LIQUID VITAMIN!!!
jh

Friday, April 21, 2006

Pet a PET & live longer!!!

Studies have actually proven that simply petting an animal on a regular bases can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks!!!! Not only this but really....when we are having a ROTTEN day, who is the most unconditional???? Our family or our pets??? 9 times out of 10, REGARDLESS of what we have done....the DOG (or cat, or pot belly pig or....) wags their tail and has a NATURAL way of lifting our spirits. Natural stress releasers. This in itself, in my opinion, reduces the risk of disease...when we feel good inside...our organs seem to function that much better!!!
So....love your animals, it is natural for them to love you!!!
jh

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Nature's Lipstick.....


My husband's family is from Ontario and many times I have had the privilage of showing up there when the leaves are changing. Being a prairie girl....our leaves change BUT the HUGE maple trees are second to none when the transition begins.
Color in itself has INCREDIBLE healing properties. Many different therapies associate different colors with different emotion/states. However, as an individual sometimes color is what we make it and how we connect to it.
The colors that make your heart and soul sing....grasp them and empower them within your lives!!!
jh

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Gano Excel


This line is simply delicious. We have a hard time keeping it in stock!!! I don't make it a habit to drink a lot of coffee...but when I do I drink this!!! Way less caffeine and MANY health benefits. For some of you who can't beat the addiction this is a GREAT alternative!!!
Some coffee facts borrowed from the Gano website:

Coffee Consumption Facts:
Caffeine is the world's most popular stimulant.
75% of all the caffiene consumed in the US is from coffee
57% of all coffee is consumed at breakfast!
Coffee is the most popular drink in the world with more than 4 billion cups served daily!
Americans drink 3 to 4 cups per day.
Americans consumes more than 400 million cups a coffee a day across the country.
And, to the north, Canadians drink over 15 billion cups of coffee per year making it Canada's favorite hot beverage.


Ganoderma: A catalyst for healthy coffee
Over 1 million Gano Excel members worldwide have fallen in love with Gano Excel's refreshing & healthy coffees, teas, hot chocolate & mocha.
Gano Café is the first known "Healthy Coffee" in the world...brought to you exclusively by Gano Excel. Gano Café is a delicious, healthy beverage made with great tasting Brazilian coffee beans and Ganoderma extract. This is a delicious coffee that helps to provide more energy and vigor, while reducing fatigue. The taste alone will tell you how good it is.

It might be important to add, in a fastly growing "ORGANIC" world that Gano uses organic facilities and growth agents to mature their plants.

jh

Thursday, April 13, 2006

We want you to be aware of AWARENESS....



There are enough products to "improve" our health out there to be seriously VERY overwhelming. Now if you have frequented our office you will know why we carry this line:
Awareness
My mother (and partner) has had a lot of digestive issues. After spending 1-2 months out of the year in the hospital...we were ready for an alternative. This is what initiated our search in alternative health care. This BLOG is a collection of some the info we have discovered.
Glenda started with this line (the multi-vitamin) and then slowly advanced to the rest of the line. Low and behold this woman can now function and is able to help even more people!!! Her results promted myself to try it....it has proved its usefullness. Like ANY herbal remedy, they need to be taken CORRECTLY and CONSISTANTLY. We are a very impatient society and refuse to let some of these treatment do there course. I would bore you to death if I ran through all of the specs on each product. Let us know if you want more info. Or check out:
I apologize in advance....this company really spends a lot of energy on "MARKETING".....yuck..give us the facts!!!! There product has proved itself otherwise...I can overlook this. Maybe I'll do a week on the products and introduce you to them....we'll see how much energy I have.
jh
Please note: All supplements and medications should be gone over with your healthcare professional if you have any concerns or further questions.