Fighting Fair

By Karen DeBolt, LPC As miserable as fighting with your partner/spouse can be at times, it is not necessarily a red flag for your relationship. Everyone fights from time to time, but if the fights are very intense or very frequent or never seem to come to a resolution, then it might b

A Bodyworker’s Perspective On Pain

By Ramilton Franco, LMT #16465 We all experience pain and in one way or another it is our constant companion in life. From the moment we are born to the day we die. As a bodyworker, I am constantly living with pain or to say in it a different way, “I am always dealing with pain”. It’s

Is Stage Hypnosis Real?

by Reyveka Pieroni The young man sitting across from me was a tough looking character.  His crooked nose and the scar on his forehead were indicative of a roughly lived life. After greeting each other and talking for a bit, I asked what he wanted to accomplish with hypnosis.  “Well” h

Benefits of Thai Massage

by Anna Dale, LMT Have you ever had a Thai Massage?  Thai Massage is unique from Swedish and Deep Tissue in many ways.  For starters, it occurs on a mat on the floor rather than on a table and the recipient is fully clothed in loose, comfortable clothing.  In this unique set up, new w

Do You Have Toxic Bioaccumulation?

By Linda A. Baker, Therapy Technician Did you know that we come in contact regularly with over 80,000 toxic chemicals in our surrounding environment?  And researchers say that the average person carries a minimum of 700 known toxins in their blood, skin, fat tissue, brain tissue, live

The Joy of Range of Motion

by Anna Dale, LMT Have you ever watched a child in action?  Imagine for a moment a young person of about 3-5 years of age – fresh off the boat and full of spontaneous movement.  Next imagine an elder – someone in their 80’s or 90’s.  There is a broad range of potential movements we ca

How Adults Learn Traditional Karate Differently (better?) than Kids

Matthew Borthwick In his 1975 memoir, My Way of Life, the great teacher Funakoshi Gichin wrote, One of the most striking features of karate is that it may be engaged in by anybody, young or old, strong or weak, male or female. Funakoshi’s statement rings ever-truer to me the mor

ABC’s of Vital Nutrients

Antioxidants help rid the body and neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are produced by normal body processes and environmental pollutants. Left un-neutralized, free radicals can cause pre-mature aging and cell damage. Enzymes help the body digest food so it can be absorbed through

Himalayan Salt Lamps FAQ’s

What is their overall purpose?Himalayan salt lamps are beautiful and can be millions of years old. They are known for their ability to ionize the air, thus enhancing your well being and improving your health. Generations ago, people regularly turned to salt water, mineral water and sa

From the Inside Out

Rev. Linda A. Baker Several RoseSprings patrons watched the movie The Moses Code recently. Before you “judge the book (movie) by its cover (title)”, note that this movie is not about religiosity, but rather universal spirituality. It’s about manifesting your life, hu

Lavender Essential Oil for Bug Bites and Burns

Lavender essential oil is an anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, antivenom, emmemagogue, hemostatic sedative and tonic according to Larissa Jones in her book, Aromatherapy for Body, Mind, and Spirit (available at the RoseSprings store). It is great

Flower Essence or Aromatherapy — What is the Difference?

When would you want to use a Flower Essence Remedy? When would you want to use an Essential Oil? Is there a difference? These are common questions asked by many people. Knowing the answers may give you some wonderful ways to help reduce stress, quickly change your attitude, treat athl