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#02 Self-Care

Do something nice for yourself. Sounds easy, right. How often have you given a friend, co-worker or partner some good advise, to only not follow it yourself?
It just had this happen this week. My client came in, we were talking about self-care, I had suggested that she take some time and do something nice for herself. The next afternoon, I had a client come in for a massage, when I asked her what brought her in, she said," My body was telling me this is what it needed". She took the time to listen to herself.

It seems so simple. I do my mediation, and do my herbals, for me its keeping up with my yoga and doing the gentle pampering s of taking time that I forget. So for me, it was a foot scrub! I am either on my feet or using  my feet in my Thai yoga massage, and they sometimes yell for a nice foot scrub.

So that's just what I did, a nice eucalyptus sugar scrub followed up with a tea tree lotion bar. My feet have been saying thank you all day.

So, what is your body sayin…

Ways to stay cool all summer

With the summer heat in the high 80's to 90's, it's hot out their.

At Metta Wellness I look to Ayurveda for tips on staying cool during the summer heat.
This summer has been one for looking at many tools to keep cool since we are not accustom to the heat for the amount of time we have had this summer. Even for me, loving this heat, I had to go to some of my cooling tips from Ayurveda.

So, let me share with you some of the ways that I have stayed cool this summer:
Coconut oil, apply coconut oil to my feet and face to keep the skin hydrated and cool. You could add in some essential oils to bring in a calming effect.Blueberry nettle tea: this tea is refreshing and energizing tea. I like to  make this tea, let it set at room temperature then add in frozen blueberries to keep the tea cool, not cold. I will switch this out with hibiscus cooler, just as cooling.Earthing, this is one I like to do in the late morning or early in the evening before the bugs take over. Earthing is si…

# 01 Self Care

Creating space for self care, connecting to your true self, simply being present. These are just some of the benefits of meditation, and the focus here at Metta Wellness.

Invest in your self, taking time for self care like mediation is investing in your future.  We hear so much about stress, auto immune disorders, chronic fatigue, due to the modern lifestyle. This is where doing some self care is key to your long term health.

Start your self care off with a guided mediation here at Metta Wellness! Join our classes or book a one on one mediation to get started on your self care.

Cool down with a massage

With the summer heat,outdoor sports and picnics, theirs nothing better then to cool down with a massage! Keeping the body cool during the summer months helps with balancing the emotions, sleep patterns, cooling the skin and overall ease of the summer months.

Cooling the body with massage can be done at home by adding essential oils to coconut or jojoba oil and apply to the body at least once a week. If doing a self massage does not fit into your routine, you can book a cooling summer massage, or apply your massage or the the feet and back of the neck to bring in some cooling.

Not sure where to start with your cooling massage oil? I would go with coconut, aloe or jojoba oil and add lavender & rosemary essential oil, orange & peppermint or chamomile & sandalwood, any of those combinations will bring in a cooling along with grounding to help the mind and body during the summer months.

This month Metta Wellness has a cooling summer blend of coconut and aloe oil with orange a…

Living in the Now

Living in the now
How do we live in the now? Being right where we are, right now. Allowing our-self to be in the now, living your space. Live life as beautiful and peaceful as you can, right now. We suffer as we stay stuck in our past and in fear of what may be as we look at our future, but not living now.  Living now, present to be fully in our space, in our bodies in our life. This gives us peace, and joy in understanding that we live now, and allowing the past to be what was, and the future to be what will, and now is. Living in the now also allows the body to let go of holding patterns. The body is a vessel, holding our past through emotions, these can be powerful in both positive and negative. When we live in the now we give the body permission to create space. Space in the body gives room to silence, allowing inner stress to shift, to soften. Being present in the here and now, give your self time to be just where you are.
When working with my clients, we bring in mediation, wit…

Self - Care

Our focus during the summer months is on self care and building a better relationship with ourselves. Self care is a hot topic at the moment but it is important to remember its more then just sweets and relaxation, it's a focus on health, both physically and mentally. Look for our tips and new classes to get in touch with the inner you.