Massage as preventative healthcare!

II have such a gratifying job! When people walk out of my office, telling me they feel so much better than when they came in, or they can move their neck, or their stress level has decreased significantly, I feel so happy and accomplished. Using massage as preventative healthcare not only helps you, but it makes my day and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to help people like I do.

My goal in my business is to be able to help more people heal naturally, and to see the benefits of practicing massage as preventative healthcare, rather than what I like to call, reactive healthcare.

In the state of the country right now, healthcare is a back and forth yo-yo, depending on who’s in charge. Instead of reacting to what’s going to happen and what benefits we might lose or gain or whatever, what if we focused on what we CAN control?

There is no one size fits all healthcare plan. What’s good for some people is not going to be good for others.  For me, a person who doesn’t ever visit the Dr., being forced to buy insurance or pay a fee doesn’t fit my lifestyle.

As I choose to spend my money on preventative healthcare, like massages, chiropractic care, a gym membership, organic foods, various kinds of alternative healers, and Young Living’s therapeutic grade essential oils to support my health, those fees or health insurance premiums I won’t use, really cut into my healthcare budget.

I say all this, not to start a discussion about what is the right insurance plan and policy, but to discuss WHAT YOU CAN DO, no matter what the political yo-yo has brought our way at this moment.

How can you take care of yourself and stay above the wellness line? What can you do to avoid the rising cost of medication? What can you do to avoid those high deductibles? What can you do so that you don’t have to worry about all the pre-existing conditions?

You already know the answers to these things. But isn’t it time to start putting these into practice so we can take control of our own healthcare?

  • Eat well. God given foods. Use food as medicine. Buy Organic. NO low or no fat foods. Cut down on processed foods. Shop on the outside of the store. Cut back on sugar.

massage as preventative healthcare

  • Exercise often! Take walks. Stay healthy by staying fit. If you’re overweight, lose some! It’s so important. Your spine will thank you!
  • Meditate to reduce the stress in your life. Quiet your mind.  The mind/body connection is so strong! Your mind will manifest dis-ease in your body if you don’t take care of it.
  •  Sleep well every day! Have a hard time sleeping? I have an oil for that! Let’s talk.
  • Make good choices.  Again…mind body connection is strong.
  • Get massages regularly. Massage as preventative healthcare keeps your body and it’s systems functioning well. Avoid over use or fatigue by keeping up with your body work. Lessen stress by spending and hour or two every couple of weeks taking care of you!
  • Go to therapy or seek some kind of help for whatever vice you may have, or whatever insecurities, or emotions are holding you back. Those create dis-ease too.
  • Use Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils to support all your bodies systems and to change brain patterns. They really work! You can change negative habits or things holding you back by smell! Please contact me to talk about making this natural, healing lifestyle change. Independent distributor #3751114

There are many ways I can help you to be proactive in your healthcare, including using massage as preventative healthcare.  Let’s talk! Come in for your next massage or lets get a coffee. I want to help!

I want us to focus on healing naturally and not worrying about the other stuff. Let’s spend our money getting better before the disease strikes. Or if it already has, let’s talk about what you can do to support it. I have many ideas, referrals and a good ear for listening.

Wishes of love and health.


Monthly Massages! Get on a schedule

Monthly massages are good for both of us!

Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly massages times booked out regularly, in advance are more important now than ever!

I have a lot of new clients lately, which I am so grateful for, and SO many of them have come from referrals from my existing clients, which means the world to me! My clients really have helped me grow into the successful business I desire to be. Because of this, I have implemented a new referral policy to thank them for their help. $20 off your next massage for any referral who books with me!
Monthly Massages

People are more efficient when we’re on schedules. Even for massage.

Let’s talk about why this is good for both of us.

For you, regularly scheduled massages would make sure that time doesn’t just slip away from you, which is what happens in busy lives. And you know how important monthly massages are! You’d get your massage right on time, helping with your preventative healthcare routines, keeping you in tip top workout shape, keeping your stress and anxiety levels at a minimum, and helping you to make sure you’re taking care of  YOU! As well as getting you in at the time that works best for your schedule.

For me, if you had your weekly, bi-weekly or monthly massages booked out, I could rest easier knowing that I’m being able to see those clients who have made me into a successful business, in a timely manner. I could also plan my gym time, and friends and family time a bit easier. It would be a win win for both of us!

I can make it easier for you to book multiple appointments. I have the ability to book you the second Thursday of the month at noon, or every other Monday at three. Whatever your pleasure!
Let me know next time you come in, or call me, and we’ll get it set up!

In the meantime, make sure you’re on the schedule in the next few weeks. Evening and weekend appointments are booked out about 2 weeks now. Claim your space!

Mind-Body-Emotional Connection

I feel like if I could explain the importance of the Mind-Body-Emotional Connection, in words, as deeply as I feel it, know it and have experienced it, I’d be wealthy beyond imagining. Mind-Body-Emotional Connection

Everyone would want to rub my head to get some of what I know in my heart to be true. I will try to explain it as best I can. Some of it may sound a bit weird and be way out of your comfort zone. Some of it may be old news to you and as comfortable as a cozy bed. This is what I know from my own personal experience, intuition,  about the mind-body-emotional connection, and why I call my business Body Heal Thyself Massage Therapy.

I am not saying that if you get massages you will be magically healed, as with Harry Potters wand; though I do have some great stories under my belt.  This article is more about mindfulness and experiencing  a mind-body-emotional connection, that getting in touch with your body regularly, can help you to experience more frequently. Massage is also, not the only way to accomplish this, and I’ve provided you with links to some of my trusted colleagues/caretakers, that help me along my healing journey.

It’s totally a journey.  I wish I could go back from the beginning and do a timeline from the first natural healing experience I had and show you how it’s snowballed into this amazing path, not only of healing physically, which is what I had hoped for, but emotionally, and mentally as well, without that being the intention.

I’ll be honest that, at times, it has been painful.  Not physically usually, because I am not highly tolerant of pain and do not like to participate in therapies that are physically painful, but it’s been emotionally painful, or at least emotionally challenging. But when the student is ready, the teacher appears, so they say, and you never know how it’s going to come about.

Again, this is what I intuitively know and have experienced, rather than a compilation of links to studies that can prove what I’m saying.  This is me and my beliefs as pure, raw and “Me” as they get.

So… mind-body-emotional connection. Why is it important?

Our bodies have been through a lot in our lifetimes. Even when we were small, we still experienced many things.  Traumas, physical or emotional. Parents leaving, permanently or just for vacation. Birth. (This is a traumatic experience for sure, if you think about it.  Leaving the safety, quiet and comfort of your mothers womb to enter into the world where it’s bright and loud. Then have your life source to that amazing woman cut off, and being left to survive on your bodies own inner workings for the first time. Possibly to be taken away from Mom to an incubator, or maybe even to another family.) Talk about trauma!

I also believe we even come into this life carrying things from past lives; unresolved issues that keep coming with us until we figure them out.  You don’t need to agree with me on this, to continue reading. That’s not what this article is about.

The point is, all these trauma’s are stored in our bodies, whether it be in the organs, the tissues, the skeletal structure, the Central Nervious Systems (CNS), and they can stay there until released. The catch is we may not always even know they are there. We may have an idea that, for some reason, we can’t seem to have a healthy intimate relationship, or our back is always hurting, or we can’t sleep at night. We might know there is something amiss. But we don’t know what to do about it, or maybe all the things we’ve tried have not worked.  Maybe we’ve turned to prescription medication to help.  Maybe surgery. Maybe we’ve just given up and decided we’ll always be in pain.

When you’re getting in touch with your inner self, and connecting all the pieces of you through massage, energy work, meditation, breathing techniques, aromatherapy, color therapy, etc., then you are allowing your body to integrate, reach deeply into the core of you, and get to know who you really are and what’s really holding you back.  When we get in touch this way, we open ourselves up to the miracle of giving the body the ability to self-correct and heal itself. It’s an amazing process.

One case in point. I’ve got many.

I began seeing the chiropractor, Dr. Jacob Fletcher of Well Being Chiropractic, who works with the members of my gym, Cross Fit Deco.  My neck had been killing me and I knew it was way out of whack. We took some X-rays and I got to see exactly where 4 of my cervical vertabrea were not working properly, so I purchased an intesive, (the first 6 weeks were 3 times per week)  therapeutic 12 week package from him and we began work to start correcting this problem. (Luckily I wasn’t to the point of it being too late to fix it.)

During the 12 weeks, as my CNS began to reset itself, I noticed while doing squats at the gym, that my hip flexors weren’t working properly – they weren’t firing-  so when I was doing squats the wrong muscles were engaging and I wasn’t having the power I could’ve had.  So I stared asking my hip flexors, (actually talking to them) “What are you holding onto? What do you need to let go of to begin to function properly?” And I listened.

While working that day and intentionally trying to engage my hip flexors, a memory from the 4th grade about my behavior to my dance partner for a Cinco de Mayo dance came to mind. That memory has shamed me since that day, 34 years ago, and the emotion I have had around that memory all these years has been so incredibly intense and painful to me.

As I sat with that memory I felt an “unwinding” (literally) in my hip and a “letting go” so powerful that I had a new freedom of movement in my hips!  And the most incredible thing was that the shame and intensity of the memory disappeared!  I mean, GONE!  I no longer cry when I think of it. I no longer feel guilty when I think of it.  I am also, no longer afraid to go dancing! I didn’t even know that was why I was so trepidatious about dancing.  See…the mind-body-emotional connection? The mind remembers a memory, the emotional reaction to that memory is intense and causes a physical, bodily limitation. Wow!

The physical result of this (which if you can feel me energetically, you’ll be able to tell) isn’t nearly as exciting as the emotional aspect of it, but important all the same, is that I can now fire my hip flexors and am in the process of training them how to work again – or maybe for the first time.  I can now squat over a porta potty. I’ve never been able to do that before. HAHA! It was physically impossible for me.

This is the power of a mind-body-emotional connection.

I took no medication.  I had no talk therapy session. I had no surgery. I had no physical therapy, (though I know of a great one when you need one).   I just got really in touch with my body and let it reset itself, talk to me, and heal itself to amazing and surprising results.

If you’ve kept reading this far, thank you. This is Me.  My beliefs, my values, my life.  I’m super passionate about natural healing and finding ways to share that with the people in my life.

There are some things I personally can help you with, and some things I can’t.  But one thing I can help you with, for sure, is helping you get in touch with your mind-body-emotional connection, if you’ll let me.  And my suggestion would be, the more frequent you can do this the better. Come in for a monthly massage (at least). Tell me you want to get really connected and we’ll cater your massage to help you do so.  You’ll get connected anyway, but when you focus with intentionality, the results will be amazing. More centering, honoring and purposeful. Deeper.

Leaving you with wishes for health and love.

Word of the Year

Have you heard about the new fad going around about the Word of the Year? Choosing a word to represent you or your goals for the new year has become very popular lately. Did you choose one? If so, what did you choose, and why? I’d love to hear about it!

I decided to go ahead and choose a Word of the Year for 2017 and the word I chose was commitment, because I need to be more committed to many things in my life. For instance, I do a great job of working at my business, but I don’t do a great job of working on my business. I also make a lot of commitments that I end up breaking. Such as, “I will go to the gym 5 times this week”.  “I will not eat sugar this week”, etc.
What ended up happening, though, is every time I thought of my Word of the Year, commitment, it felt like such a burden! Commitment! Blah! Drudgery! Yuck! It was not very motivating.

So, I made a post on Facebook asking if my friends set New Years resolutions and how they went about accomplishing them. I got some great ideas and suggestions, a few of them listed below.

  • Set daily goals and review them through out the day.  Use The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day
  • Daily gratitude lists, morning and night, and upfront goals
  • Selecting a theme and using daily meditations on that theme to let life unfold naturally
  • Making small goals and taking them like baby steps. Once one is completed, step it up a bit

My favorite idea though, was to use Jada Teta’s Totem Word exercise to find my Word of the Year.

The idea is to choose a Word of the Year that inspires you. Not a word to motivate you. What is the difference? And how do you choose the right word?

Jada says, “Motivation is borrowed, inspiration is not. Let me explain.

The definition of motivate is: “to provide someone with a motive for doing something”

The definition of inspire is: “to fill someone with the urge or ability to do something”

Can you see the difference? Motivation requires giving someone a reason to act. The definition seems to suggest the person being motivated has to be convinced to act, but does not do it of their own accord.

Inspiration implies the person has taken on the desire and internalized it. They are given both the urge and ability to act. It comes from within.”

I love this!

Using Jada’s exercise of looking at my heroes and what qualities they have that are most inspiring to me, I realized a great, inspirational word for me would be Radiance! Isn’t that more exciting? So instead of feeling like it’s so hard to commit to the things in life, I am feeling inspired to do the things that would bring about radiance!

I would definitely be more radiant if I went to the gym more often.  I would be more radiant if I ate less sugar and more healthy foods. I would be more radiant if I did the things I needed to do for my business, rather than feeling bad that I hadn’t. See what I’m talking about? Can you feel the difference in the energy?

So I’m working on being radiant! If you notice it in me, let me know! And let me know what your Word of the Year is so I can help you to reach your goals in whatever way I can. Especially if your goals include a healthier, happier body, I can definitely be of assistance to you!  With many massage modalities on hand, like Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, CranioSacral Therapy and Aromatherapy, I can help with many issues, including insomnia, depression, anxiety, neck and back pain, sciatica and many more. Word of the Year

Abdominal Detox Massage can help your resolutions

I hope your new year is off to an amazing start! Did you make New Years resolutions? How are they coming along? What are they? I’d love to hear them. I want to tell you here, how Abdominal Detox Massage can help you with your resolutions!

I struggle greatly with a huge chocolate adoration, so that’s my main focus. I’ve been using an essential oil, called Hyssop, to take those chocolate cravings away, and make them more manageable. It’s working! I walked out of the ice cream aisle empty handed the other day! Win!

A few weeks into your new dietary lifestyle (which is now), is a great time to come in for a Chi Nei Tsang session – also called Abdominal Detox Massage.

Abdominal Detox Massage

If you’re like me, you probably made resolutions to eat better, sleep longer, work out more often, take in less caffeine, sugar, potato chips, have more energy, etc. Your body is now over the hump of the new routine and starting to feel better. With Abdominal Detox Massage, we can help clear out those lingering toxins, old emotions, and stagnant energy (chi) in your body with an hour long session on your abdomen.

Sinking gently into your belly, working with the organs, will help to release unhelpful things stored in there, helping the organs to work more effectively. We will end with a relaxing, warm compress made of healing Thai herbs that will leave you feeling blissfully refreshed. As we do this, the body will be able to process and eliminate the toxins, clearing the way for new, helpful nutrients and vitamins to come in.

Will it help you lose weight? I can’t guarantee that. But if your organs are working more efficiently, processing and digesting better, that would be a step in the right direction right?
The awesome thing about Chi Nei Tsang is that it can help with a lot of other issues you may have set goals for too. Like helping you to sleep better, increasing your energy, helping you with your struggles with anxiety and depression and many, many other problems. It’s truly an amazing modality, and I’d love to introduce it to you, or see you back for another session, if you’ve already experienced it’s magic.

I hope you’re having a great 2017 and please let me know how else I can support you and your goals!
If you are interested in Abdominal Detox Massage, you can schedule from here.


If you want to talk about what essential oils might be helpful to you, please don’t hesitate to call me, or we can speak about it during your appointment.

Hot Stone Massage

In January 2017, Body Heal Thyself Massage Therapy is introducing a few new, fun, HEAT offerings, including Hot Stone Massage, just in time for the cold weather!

hot stone massage

At the LoHi location –

– 90 or 120 minute Hot Stone Massages

– Paraffin Wax add ons for hands and feet (available in the Add On menu on Schedulicity)

At the Cross Fit DeCo location – (Usually reserved for DeCo members only, because it can be loud during class times)

– 90 or 120 minute massages, including a 20 minute steam sauna, pre-massage. (Available in the Add On menu on Schedulicity)

Are you wondering what the benefits of these heat related offerings before or during a massage are? The biggest benefit is that heat opens up the blood vessels, allowing for better circulation. With better circulation muscles are less fatigued, and therefore less tense, allowing me to do even better work when your muscles are loosened up from the heat. Better circulation also brings more oxygen to the muscles which aids in easing aches and pains.

Hot Stone Massage –

When doing hot stone massage, the warm stones not only ease the muscles with the heat, but we open up the energy meridians, and feel more grounded and connected to the earth.

Steam Sauna –

Most of you have probably experienced the relaxation provided by heat in a hot tub or steam bath. The benefits probably don’t need too much explanation. The steam offering at BHT uses the Steamy Wonder Portable Sauna to circulate heat and steam to sooth your tense muscles, while you lay on the table, relax and soak it all in. If you’re like me, and don’t do well with breathing in hot air, this is a great way to get the benefits of a steam bath without having your head in the heat.

Paraffin Wax –

Paraffin wax may seem like a simple spa add on to soften hands, but in reality, the heat from the wax can actually be a huge benefit to people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. It can also help with muscle, tendon and ligament injuries or soreness, again, by bringing blood and oxygen to the site. In addition to being a great skin softener/moisturizer, it can help those cracked and dry hands and feet.
I’m really excited to have you all come in and try these new massages! I think you’ll love them! Please look online here to schedule your next appointment.

Online Massage Gift Certificates are here

You can get your online massage gift certificates now!

There are exciting new things coming to Body Heal Thyself Massage Therapy, which I’ll be talking about soon. But first! For the holidays… You can now buy Body Heal Thyself online massage gift certificates, and have them emailed to you, ready to print and give. It’s that easy! Just click this link and you’re on your way to making your special someones Christmas!


Another awesome way to give a gift everyone will love is to give a gift basket of relaxation.


Your basket will include the following:

Your choice of a 60, 90, or 120 minute massage with Aromatherapy add on,
Your choice of Aromatherapy Bath Salts – (Either Stress Away or Panaway, to help those sore muscles),
Aromatherapy Soap*,
An Aromatherapy Necklace,

Peace & Calming Essential Oil,
Sample of Thieves products (awesome immune system support) and,
Tea Bags to calm the mind.
All items perfect for a day or night of self care, relaxation and rejuvenation.

*Young Living essential oils are used for all Aromatherapy products except the soap, which is made, with love, by one of my clients, and available for separate purchase, as well, at my office.


Please contact Carrie directly for gift baskets. They are not available online. Let me help you make the holiday special for the ones you love. 303-249-1712  Stay tuned for more new things to come!

Untangling the Web of Fascia

So many people lately are talking about fascia.


It’s kind of the “in” thing in massage therapy right now.  Why is it so popular? If you understand what fascia is and how it works in your body you’ll see why people want Myofascial Release techniques in their massage.

Fascia is connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, supports, and stabilizes the muscles and organs in the body. Fascia also encloses each individual muscle and organ. The collagen fibers are oriented in the same direction as the muscle fibers they cover, allowing for proper, uninhibited stretching and movement.

The entire body is covered with fasica from head to toe without interruption. When fascia loses stiffness, becomes too stiff, becomes inflamed, or when trauma has caused adhesions or scar tissue, the fascia ceases to move smoothly, and effectively; Range of Motion (ROM) becomes limited and pain and restrictions occur.

Picture a spider web.

When you pull on one thread at the top corner, the entire structure shifts, right? So, if there is a restriction in one of those spider web threads (say it doesn’t go back to neutral) the whole web is out of alignment. When you apply this web picture to the fascia in your body, you can see why when it is restricted it causes pain and loss of ROM.
Myofascial release is a form of massage therapy I offer. It works to release these fascial restrictions. I will slowly apply sustained, gentle pressure to the fascia, allowing the “threads of the web” to release. Pain will ease, and allow mobility to come back into the body.

This is just another way I can help you to feel better, and be more productive in your life. Please, let me know how else I can help you, and book your appointment for your next body tune up now!

Post Concussion Syndrome? How CranioSacral Therapy Can Help

It’s football season again: are you excited? Who’s your favorite team? While football is one of America’s favorite pastimes to watch, (and play), the stress that it puts on the players’ bodies can lead to a lifetime of health problems.


Have you noticed how retired football players move their bodies? You can usually see that they are in some amount of pain, not moving as smoothly or easily as they should be for people their age, right? Even though they have all the resources available to them as athletes, their bodies take a toll from participating in such a rough contact sport.

One of the problems football players encounter that can cause serious, lasting damage is concussions from the number of head shots, bangs on the ground, or quick, violent movements without even hitting the head. When the head sustains this kind of trauma, internal bleeding occurs, and neurons, neuronal centers and glial tissues (which support various brain structures) are damaged.

What occurs from these damages are various issues: behaviorally, athletes with concussions experience irritability, aggression, anxiety, depression, and cognitive dysfunctions like concentration and memory problems. Physically, they may experience headaches, neck pain, dizziness, fatigue, sleep disorders, double vision and more. Other problems that may seem unrelated, like decreased endocrine functions, also may occur.

Sometimes these symptoms don’t show up for a year or more after the concussions, making people wonder why all of a sudden, they are experiencing these things. And with repeated head injuries, these symptoms only become worse.

*Anatomically, the craniosacral system is the deepest layer of the fascial system, a continuous network surrounding every structure of the body. There is even evidence that strands of fascia pierce the cellular membrane and connect to the nucleus of the cell. Tensile strength of the fascial network has been measured up to 7,000 pounds per square inch. These forces, combined with the continuity of the fascia, helps to explain the myriad of symptoms that an individual may experience after an injury should have healed. Post concussion syndrome is one example among many illustrating the effects of a tight fascial system on the other systems of the body. *The Upledger Institute *

So why does the light touch and gentle holds of CranioSacral Therapy work? When working with the craniosacral system at this deepest level of the body, we are be able to release restrictions at a level that physical manipulations can not. The anatomical attachments points of the craniosacral system at the head and various membranes, exiting into the neck and all the way down into the base of the spine, along the spinal column, show the continuity of the fascia and why CranioSacral Therapy has such far reaching effects.

CranioSacral Therapy helps with mobilization of the bones in the head, thus affecting the membranes and the glial network that is attached to the nervous system. Post concussion symptoms have proven to respond well to CranioSacral Therapy, reducing emotional, physical and behavioral symptoms, improving functions and decreasing pain.

Do you know of anyone struggling with Post Concussion Syndrome? Are you? Contact me for a CranioSacral appointment today to help relieve your pain and get you moving and functioning better!

Your Bracelet Says You’re Not Sleeping Well…Now What?

These are my tried and true methods, not only for sleep but to quiet my mind, which I believe is a huge part of most people's sleep struggles.

I consider myself lucky and very grateful: I don’t have many problems falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too much. I don’t have a Fitbit or a Garmin bracelet to track how I sleep, so who knows what those devices would say, but I know a lot of my clients do wear them and tell me they don’t sleep so well.
When I ask them what they do with that information, they don’t really have any answers for that, so today I have some suggestions on how to fall asleep easier and sleep deeper. These are my tried and true methods, not only for sleep but to quiet my mind, which I believe is a huge part of most people’s sleep struggles.

Carrie’s 7 Tips to Help You Sleep Better

  1. Cut caffeine in the early afternoon and watch what you eat. Heavy, hard to digest meals keep your body functions working rather than going into rest mode, so eat lighter and earlier if you can. Avoid caffeine after early afternoon, since the caffeine buzz stays with you longer than you would expect.
  2. Exercise daily, whether an after dinner walk or a full-on workout. Reports indicate that regular, vigorous exercisers sleep better than those who don’t exercise at all or those who lightly exercise. Even if you can’t get the sleep benefits from vigorous exercise, walking is better than nothing at all! I personally find walking very meditative and therapeutic; maybe you’ll experience that too, in lieu of a workout. Whatever you do, just make sure your exercise routine is completed about 2 hours before you go to sleep.
  3. Take a warm bath 90 minutes to two hours before bedtime. Popular belief says that your body’s temperature drops when you sleep to conserve energy for other functions, so taking a bath before bed raises your body temperature, which then subsequently lowers it, just in time for bedtime.
  4. Turn off screen time an hour before falling asleep. With all transparency, I don’t actually do this with the TV, but I make every effort to do it with the computer/tablet and phone. The screens are so bright and since light is one of the things that triggers the brain that we should be awake, we need not be looking at bright screens before trying to fall asleep.
  5. Write down your thoughts to clear your head. I like to use this when talking to people new to meditation. Sometimes our heads are so full of thoughts, worries and ideas that we have a hard time getting quiet. Before bed (or meditation), write each thought that goes through your mind down in a notebook. Let them roll out of your head on to the paper, where you are welcome to pick them up in the morning if you wish.
  6. Spray your pillow with Lavender, Cedarwood or Frankincense. These essential oils help promote a peaceful, relaxing environment and calm the jitters. You could also use an eye mask with essential oils. When I use my eye mask, I sleep so deeply! It’s a wonder I forget to use it every night. As a Young Living Independent Distributor, I can get you some amazing, highest quality, 100% essential oils, if you’d like.
  7. Practice progressive muscle relaxation techniques. I like to pay attention to my body and see where there is energy moving around. I will let those areas shake it out, twitch and kick, if needed, to expel the energy from that space. I will breathe into any area that feels full of tension and breathe out visualizing it relaxing. I will also visualize literally sweeping out my brain and letting the thoughts fall out of my ears. It may seem a little strange but it works to calm the body, mind, and get rid of pent up energy!

Massage is also known to help people sleep better, so come see me as often as you can, and in the mean time, practice these at-home, self-care sleep tips. Sleep well and let’s see if we can change those results on that bracelet!