Stay Healthy and Balanced!

Inner Source was recently featured in an article, Stay Healthy and Balanced at Inner Source.

“I offer integrated therapeutic bodywork which means I draw from many modalities to bring about relaxation and healing,” Emily said. “I not only utilize different bodywork techniques, but bring in aromatherapy, sound healing, heat, energy work and herbal therapies to create a very special and unique experience. Most importantly, I look at each bodywork session as an opportunity to learn. When we stop to listen and feel with intention, we can learn so much about each other. I truly love what I do and my clients feel that through my service to them.”

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Cannabis Hemp CBD Massage

Inner Source is thrilled to announce we’re now offering massage therapy infused with cannabis products!

Cannabis is one of the world’s oldest and most treasured natural resources, proven safe and effective by millions of consumers around the world across many thousands of years. The cannabis plant features dozens of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD which interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce a wide range of noted anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, antiviral, antiemetic, antitumoral and antioxidant benefits. In fact, from 1850 to 1937 the U.S. Pharmacopeia listed cannabis as the primary active ingredient in treating more than 100 separate illnesses and diseases.

While there are many ways to deliver the powerful healing properties of cannabis, one of the easiest and safest ways is topically through oils, creams and lotions that have been infused with pure whole-plant cannabis extracts. Although cannabis oils aren’t absorbed into the bloodstream as with ingesting or inhalation, they’re still incredibly effective in drawing the beneficial cannabinoids into the cells. Cannabis may also greatly improve the quality of the skin when used topically. It may improve elasticity, help eliminate acne, and increase the blood flow to the skin which allows for faster healing of cuts and scrapes.

Because of these unique properties, cannabis is ideally suited as a companion for massage. By reducing pain, inflammation and anxiety, the body reaches deeper states of relaxation allowing for looser muscles and deeper massage. Osteopath Dustin Sulak, D.O., operates a large New England clinic where he and colleagues have treated more than 18,000 patients with cannabis. In a 2015 interview with MASSAGE Magazine he noted there have been “numerous reports of topical cannabinoids working wonders for arthritic joints, tender points, muscle spasms, phantom limb pain, peripheral neuropathy and inflammatory skin conditions—and we almost never hear any reports of adverse effects associated with its use.”

Inner Source’s therapeutic Cannabis Hemp CBD Massage exclusively features the cannabinoid CBD in powerful compounds with numerous therapeutic qualities and virtually zero psychoactive THC. As such, our Cannabis Hemp CBD Massage is generally suitable for people of all legal ages, lifestyles, and massage needs.

Need more info? See our Cannabis Hemp CBD FAQ

As always, consult your physician before beginning any supplements or botanical extracts. Cannabis is near universally regarded as safe and effective. However, there’s always exceptions. From a recent article at Project CBD, “Cannabidiol (CBD) is a safe, non-intoxicating, and non-addictive cannabis compound with significant therapeutic attributes, but CBD-drug interactions may be problematic in some cases. Drug interactions are especially important to consider when using life-saving or sense-saving drugs, drugs with narrow therapeutic windows, or medications with major adverse side effects.”

Essential Oils 101

Essential Oils 101

Everyone knows essential oils smell good but did you know they provide many medicinal benefits as well?

Come learn about the numerous healing properties of pure essential oils and how they support the body’s natural healing system to reduce stress and anxiety, promote deeper sleep, relax and soothe sore muscles, decrease joint pain, support your immune system, uplift your spirits and restore emotional balance.

This is a great opportunity to sample many essential oils, have your questions answered and feel empowered to use them in your daily life!

 
WHERE: KBH 2nd Floor Common Space
47 Maple St Burlington VT 05401

WHEN: April 1st, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Please call Emily at (802) 598-4798 to RSVP
or, RSVP via Facebook Events

Class is limited to 8 people.
$10 per person (free for repeat attendees).

 

Instructed by:

Emily Walter

Certified Massage Therapist, Whole Health Educator, Reiki Practitioner, and owner of Inner Source Massage and Bodywork

Kate Greenleaf

Yoga Instructor, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, Reiki Practitioner, and owner of Greenleaf Holistic

December – Daily Practices Using Essential Oils

AromatherapyHave you ever been curious about learning more about Aromatherapy?

Essential Oils are Nature’s Gift for restoring our health and creating harmony and inner peacefulness so that we are open for healing to occur on deep levels of our being emotionally and spiritually.

Read below and RSVP if you’d like to join us on December 9th…

Class Description: Come learn about the many healing properties of pure essential oils and how they may be beneficial for your overall wellness of body, mind and spirit. Reduce daily stress and anxiety, promote deeper sleep, relax and soothe muscles, support your immune system, bring balance to the emotions, and uplift your spirits.

This class lays the foundational work for you to understand the benefits of specific essential oils and how they may personally benefit you! This is the pre-requisite class for all Advanced class work.

Only 12 spaces available and class frequently fills. We still have room… Hope you can join us!

Please RSVP Anne now to hold your spot in this popular monthly class: heavenscents4you@yahoo.com

  • What: Daily Practices Using Essential Oils
  • When: Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
    Please RSVP… still spaces available!
  • Time: 7:00-9:00pm
  • Where: The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont
    34 Oak Hill Rd (just 2.2 miles from Taft Corners)
    Williston, VT 05495
  • Cost: $10 (You may repeat this monthly class for free!) Invite friends… All are welcome.
  • Instructor: Anne Cameron, M.Ed
    Certified Clinical Aromatherapist with 18 years experience; Essential Oils Workshop Leader, Reiki Master Practitioner and Reiki Teacher, Sound Healing w/Tibetan Singing Bowls, Member of the Vermont Reiki Association
  • Co-Instructor: Emily Walter, CMT
    Holistic Health Practitioner; Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and owner of Inner Source Massage & Bodywork

Not a drop in class! All are welcome, however, you MUST RSVP to Anne to hold your spot in this class: heavenscents4you@yahoo.com

Note we have 2 small parking lots about 100 feet from each other.

Give the Gift of Health and Relaxation this Holiday Season!

Inner Source
Gift Certificates are now available! Give the gift of health this Holiday Season with a 60 or 90 minute massage or Raindrop Treatment!

Nothing says “I care” more than the gift of complete relaxation! Discounts offered on multiple Gift Certificate purchases. Please click here to purchase online! Here’s to a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season for all!

Daily Practices Using Essential Oils

AromatherapyHave you ever been curious about learning more about Aromatherapy?

Essential Oils are Nature’s Gift for restoring our health and creating harmony and inner peacefulness so that we are open for healing to occur on deep levels of our being emotionally and spiritually.

Read below and RSVP if you’d like to join us on November 5th or December 9th…

Class Description: Come learn about the many healing properties of pure essential oils and how they may be beneficial for your overall wellness of body, mind and spirit. Reduce daily stress and anxiety, promote deeper sleep, relax and soothe muscles, support your immune system, bring balance to the emotions, and uplift your spirits.

This class lays the foundational work for you to understand the benefits of specific essential oils and how they may personally benefit you! This is the pre-requisite class for all Advanced class work.

Only 12 spaces available and class frequently fills. We still have room… Hope you can join us!

Please RSVP Anne now to hold your spot in this popular monthly class: heavenscents4you@yahoo.com

  • What: Daily Practices Using Essential Oils
  • When: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 and another class on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
    RSVP which date you’d like to attend… still spaces available!
  • Time: 7:00-9:00pm
  • Where: The Ayurvedic Center of Vermont
    34 Oak Hill Rd (just 2.2 miles from Taft Corners)
    Williston, VT 05495
  • Cost: $10 (You may repeat this monthly class for free!) Invite friends… All are welcome.
  • Instructor: Anne Cameron, M.Ed, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist with 18 years experience
    Essential Oils Workshop Leader, Reiki Master Practitioner and Reiki Teacher, Sound Healing w/Tibetan Singing Bowls, Member of the Vermont Reiki Association

Not a drop in class! All are welcome, however, you MUST RSVP to Anne to hold your spot in this class: heavenscents4you@yahoo.com

Note we have 2 small parking lots about 100 feet from each other.

The Hidden Benefits of Smiling

via A Smile a Day – The Little Known Health Benefits of Smiling via Cynthia Perkins of Holistic Help

We’ve all heard that an apple a day will keep the doctor away, but you did know the same may be true of a smile? Regardless of whether you are trying to overcome an existing health condition or practice preventative measures, the simple act of maintaining a smiling face is a powerful and affordable self-care strategy to optimize your physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Yes, it’s true; this basic human expression that each and everyone of us possess, beginning in the womb, has the potential to improve immune function, heighten spirituality, reduce stress hormones, boost mood, gain the trust and admiration of those around you and much more. The possibilities that exist in a happy expression can move mountains.

Smiling Boosts Neurotransmitters

Smiling helps build new neuronal pathways in the brain. These neurons plug into your brain circuitry and maintain brain function, preserving memory, logic, and learning skills. Neurotransmitters carry information between neurons and govern pretty much everything in the mind and body either directly or indirectly.

Smiling has a positive impact on the balance of neurotransmitters, calming your nervous system and stabilizing your mood in the midst of everyday stressors.

A smiling face stimulates a dopamine response. Dopamine is our reward or pleasure neurotransmitter, it provides us with feelings of pleasure to ensure we will repeat behaviors needed for survival. It improves energy, focus, mood, attention, alertness and libido and provides feelings of joy, confidence, happiness, an overall sense of well-being and a mild euphoria. It is like a natural cocaine.

Smiling also boosts serotonin. Serotonin plays a significant role in modulating body temperature, sleep, pain, mood, and appetite and improves self-esteem, our sense of well-being and contentedness with life as well. It is like a natural anti-depressant and also produces mild euphoria.

The neurotransmitter dopamine elevates when you anticipate that an activity will lead to feeling good. Dopamine brings out goal-driven behavior that drives you to complete the activity.

The enjoyable part of an event produces serotonin. Dopamine is associated with excitement and the anticipation of a reward, and serotonin brings about relaxation and satisfaction after you have received it.

Smiling may also increase the production of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that balances the activity of excitatory neurotransmitters like epinephrine and norepinephrine. It’s like a natural tranquilizer; providing us with calm and relaxation.

A smile on your face also stimulates the creation of endorphins. These neurotransmitters relieve pain, heighten self-esteem, create feelings of well-being and a mild euphoria.Endorphins are known for their positive effects on mood after physical activity. Studies have found that a single smile can produce the same level of stimulation to neurotransmitters in the brain as 2000 chocolate bars. Chocolate makes you feel good because of its impact on serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, but unlike the chocolate, a smile comes with none of the negative side-effects of chocolate like overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system etc.

The same study found that a smile can produce the same level of brain stimulation as receiving $25,000. That means if you ’re smiling a lot every day, you can essentially feel like a millionaire.

Chronic pain, mood disorders, and addictions of all kinds stem from imbalances in brain chemistry. Keeping dopamine, serotonin, GABA and endorphins balanced is key for prevention or healing of these conditions.

Additionally, all these neurotransmitters play a major role in modulating the stress response system and the level of spiritual fulfillment one may experience in life. One’s ability to feel connected to self, others, and the Universe and find inner peace, meaning and purpose in life is enhanced.

A smile may seem like too simple of a solution, and it certainly will not bring about complete healing in and of itself, however when used in combination with diet, nutritional supplements and other steps to improve neurotransmitter function and production it has the power to prompt a chain of events that can help bring your body and mind into homeostasis. Click here to read more…

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