Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese technique that involves uni-directional stroking of a small jade board to gently massage, manipulate, and stimulate specific energy points along the face and body, using a "scraping" motion, which helps break up blood stagnation, release toxins, and promote lymphatic drainage.
The Nefeli Gua Sha Jade Stone Facial Rejuvenation involves a series of precise techniques using a patented jade stone board to achieve brighter, healthier, and refreshed-looking and feeling skin. Myofascial release of the facial tissues is often overlooked in restriction relief treatments of the rest of the body. This technique has health benefits reaching far beyond the face, due to the fact that our fascial web for both face and body is deeply connected.
*Facial Gua Sha is available to Full Heart Healing facial sessions of 90 minutes or 120 minutes.
Essence of the Mother is a high vibrational flower essence line that is crafted with deep respect for the realm of the flora fauna. Each flower holds its own unique imprint of medicine and messages that can assist within your own path of healing, revealing, transformation, self love and emotional freedom.
Visit www.essenceofthemother.life for more information about Rachel Maroudas, her beautiful flower therapy sessions, and to purchase these sacred medicines.
These plant medicines will be incorporated into the treatment room at Full Heart Healing, with permission from the client, of course. Clients may select an essence to take prior to or after treatment, or we can utilize them in the treatment itself, applying to the scalp or TCM points. If you are interested in learning more about this subtle yet profound medicine and what it can bring to your face or body session , feel free to contact me here.
Cupping of the face and neck can be used therapeutically to ease severe facial tension (TMD, sinus congestion, headaches) or as a more gentle suction that will reawaken and nourish the tissues by enticing movement of fluids like lymph. Lymphatic drainage is an essential focus of all facial treatments at Full Heart Healing and cupping is an effective way to achieve this within your skin care session.
Silicone cups can be applied to the body during a massage session to aid in relieving persistent tension and stagnation within the tissues. Cupping creates negative pressure to heal, something that is unique in traditional manual therapies, and can be applied to many areas that typical massage pressure cannot. Silicone cups can be added to 60 or 90 minute massage sessions at Full Heart Healing, visit our treatment page to reserve an appointment.
Fully bioactive, artisan-quality essential oils sourced directly from artisan growers and distillers, Snow Lotus is proud to offer an outstanding collection of over 70 pure, bioactive and certified organic essential oils, and over 80 essential oil blends formulated with these.
Full Heart Healing incorporates customized aromatherapy into every face and body session. A few slow, deep, nourishing breaths to help set the tone of the space and/or to ease you out of our work once it's complete is essential to therapeutic healing that stays with you long after the treatment room. Clients will be able to choose the aroma they connect to most from a selection of Snow Lotus oils and blends prior to their session.
I often recommend books that have influenced my practice to clients that want to explore a topic further than our treatment time will allow. These are my most frequently suggested reads:
-Touch; the science of hand, heart and mind by David J. Linden
-Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Dr. Claudia Welch, MSOM
-The Anti-Inflammation Diet & Recipe Book: Second Edition by Jessica Black, N.D.
-Herbal Healing for Women by Rosemary Gladstar
-Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren
-Harvest to Hydrosol by Ann Harmon
-The Herbal Apothecary by JJ Pursell (owner of Fettle Herb Shop in Portland, Oregon)