Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Skin I’m In

Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Urticaria, Prickly Heat; Perspiration, Sunburn, Dandruff, all disorders that appear on our skin. 
Why do we suffer with skin issues? 
What causes our skin to break out? 
How do we alleviate ourselves from suffering with embarrassing, uncomfortable and sometimes painful skin disorders?

The skin: the largest organ of our bodies – when we think of the skin the first thing that comes to my mind is the constant emphasis on vanity. How our skin looks, the complexion of our skin, the way our skin feels; it’s the first thing people see when we look at each other and we all want our skin to look good.

But did you know…Holistically, when looking at the skin - it shows what’s going on internally with your health.
The medical field has created very cool and complicated names for all kinds of skin disorders, but at the end of the day, holistically it’s all the same thing. An imbalance within the Integumentary system, an imbalance within circulatory system, and an imbalance within the digestive system.
Our skin is constantly under attack from external contaminants – toxic air, chemical lotions & creams, dirty surfaces, allergens, makeup, other people, hair products… you name it. On a 24 hour basis in some form or another, our skin touches or is touched by external impurities. Then internally when you consume an excess amount of foods that are processes, refined, hydrogenated or genetically modified this causes a toxic environment inside of the bodies.
What happens next is these contaminants go into our blood stream, and stimulates an immune system response. When the body’s systems aren't strong enough to remove the pollutants, slowly but surely yeast & mucous builds up, and bacteria & parasites colonize within us. This also leads to dehydration of liquids and the deficiency of nutrients within the body. After years and years of pollutants coming in and not exiting out the volume of impurities becomes over consuming to the internal body and starts moving outward. 

Think of it this way bacteria new in the town called your body finds a nice location to set up shop for itself and its family… Colonville. As the family grows Colonville becomes like a small town; just isn’t big enough for the entire family to thrive. So lil’ bacteria family members move out and venture for another nice, warm, moist location… years later… Colonville, Pancreas Town, Stomach City, The Urban area of the Kidney, all are fully colonized regions and flourishing with a variety of micro-organisms. But, the rich, strong, and thriving bacteria they make it to the surface… “Skin Metropolis”, The Free Land, The Utopia for Externally Living.

Unfortunately, when this occurs - Now it becomes a problem for us.

Let’s take a look a few of the fancy named skin orders. All are disorders show up externally on the skin, in the form of red, yellow or white bumps, raised swollen areas, dry flaky patches, and may have an irritating itch. There are a lot of fancy external formulas that are made for the skin discomforts, but they only provide temporary relief and contribute to you now developing side effects. This is because you haven’t changed any of your external or internal habits. 

There are many different causes that contribute to the effect:
 Eczema can be caused by a reaction to metals, detergents, flower allergens and it can also be hereditary.  Urticaria aka “Hives” or “Nettle Rash” can be caused by heat, food additives, stress or anxiety. Psoriasis also hereditary can be triggered by cold damp conditions, stress, and anxiety. Understanding the symptoms that come along with the disorder will aid you in pin -pointing the problem and then enable you in finding ways to treat and eradicate the disorder. 

Making changes in your life will get you to the road of recovery much faster than superficial therapies  – Stop eating foods that contribute to the buildup of yeast and mucous within your body [refined sugars, trans-fat, saturated fats in excess, processed foods, GMO foods, etc…]. Stop using chemical products that are poisonous to your body [deodorants, lotions, makeup cleansers, hormone creams, etc…]. Stop letting your emotions control your life [depression, anger, fear, worry, ego, etc…]
Start using natural products and remedies to aid your recovery from illnesses  – Start eating more plant based foods to your meals – Start practicing meditation – Start saying positive affirmations – Start drinking alkaline water everyday all day – Start educating yourself on ways to live healthier and a happier life.

Start Today and Live Healthier Tomorrow!

Drink an infusion of: burdock, chamomile, heartsease, marigold, and red clover as a tea.
All are anti- inflammatory herbs
Massage a blend of: chamomile, lavender, and/or Melissa essential oil with a vegetable base oil like sesame seed oil
Increase your intake of:    -Vitamin A, found in foods like: red & orange vegetables, eggs & milk.   
-B-Complex supplement every day, must have B3  (Niacin), found in foods like: Peanuts, fish, meats
-An oatmeal bath soothes irritation
-Bathe sore patches in an infusion of: witch hazel diluted in warm distilled water
-Licorice is good for inflammation.
-Yarrow in bath water provides relief if done twice weekly
-Nettle tea also may be helpful
Lavender & Chamomile together or Bergamot & Roman Chamomile together, has sedative and anti-depressant properties that are beneficial in reducing stress and a skin outbreak.
Use in massage oil, a bath, vaporizer or creams
Increase your intake of: Vitamin A (as beta-carotene), vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium & B-Complex or take a food based multi vitamin daily as directed on bottle
-Take 1 tbsp. of Olive Oil daily
-Garlic is cleansing to the body and boost immunity.

Adding them to your meals may ease the symptoms and prevent future attacks
An infusion with chickweed & chamomile can be used to bathe the affected area
A warm bath with essential oils Chamomile or Melissa will soothe the skin and help prevent stress-related attacks
Aloe vera juice boost immunity within the body and aids the out-break of rashes
-A few tbsp. of baking soda in a bath will relieve itching
-Add a cup of vinegar to the bath water to restore pH balance of the skin and aids healing
Squeeze the fresh sap of dandelion stalk on the wart every day until it disappears
Apply a drop of lemon essential oil on the wart daily.
When the wart disappears mix a few drops of lavender into Vitamin E oil and apply for a week. This prevents scarring and aids healing
-Rub fresh lemon on the location of the wart daily
Rosemary increases circulation to the scalp. Drink as a tea daily or a compress
Rosemary, Cedarwood, Tea tree, and Patchouli can be massaged into the scalp
Increase intake of Selenium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, B-complex & Zinc

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Benefits of MerSage

Massage therapy / Touch Therapy / Hand On Healing... what ever you call it, has risen above and is well known across the world as a therapeutic aid and it is even offered in various health care facilities. Bodywork has been practiced for thousands of years, now days if you need a massage session, you can choose from many different styles of massage with a wide variety of pressure, movements, and techniques. Massage involves pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with your hands, fingers, forearms, elbows and even the practitioners feet can be used. :) 

Studies have confirmed that massage isn't just for muscle pain, it can also help boost immunity, physical mobility and help people with a range of conditions from menstrual pain to high blood pressure and it also seems to help soothe pain from arthritis, burns and even surgery. 
As a trained therapist, my main focus is to understand the needs and functions of the human body and guide it into a state of homeostasis.

Research has proven that massage can:
ü  Releases Stress
ü  Battle Fatigue
ü  Calm Muscle Discomfort
ü  Boost Immune System
ü  Lower Blood Pressure
ü  Combat Depression
ü  Provide Rehabilitation

Back Pain: More than one study has shown the effectiveness of massage therapy for back pain. In fact, studies showed it worked better than acupuncture or spinal modification for persistent low back pain, reducing the need for painkillers. 
Headache: Also responds to massage therapy. Massage therapy can reduce the number of migraines a person has and also improve sleep. 
Cancer: Used as a complement to traditional medicine, massage can promote relaxation and reduce cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment. It may help reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, or depression, for example, or improve the function of your immune system. 
Anxiety: A review of more than 12 studies shows that massage helps relieve depression and anxiety. It lowered levels of cortisol by up to 50%. And massage increased levels of neurotransmitters that help reduce depression. 
Osteoarthritis: In the first clinical trial looking at the effectiveness of massage for knee osteoarthritis, participants who received a one-hour massage either one or two times a week had improvements in pain, stiffness, and function.  

My therapeutic goal is to help you in transforming Stress - Aches & Pains - Stiff Joints -
Tight Muscles - Sluggish Circulation -
Inability to relax problems
into a Re-structured - Well-balanced - Relaxed Self Motivating Healing State


Are you tired of having aches and pains? Are you tired of waking up and cant get out the bed with out back pain, you go to reach for a glass and your arm cramps up, your walking up stairs and your legs stiffen, what ever your situation massage can definitely help.
I personally suffered for the first time ever for 2 months with "Sciatica" and for those that are suffering in the midst of its wrath - then you know what a pain in the .... it is. (lol). Well I am here to tell you that I am free of the burning, the pinching, the aching, the uncomfortabe feelings that comes with it. With the wonderful use of therapeutic grade essential oils / massage / and yoga I no longer fell its wrath. 
I say this to say to you that 
"No You Do Not Have To Suffer For The Rest Of Your Life".
Massage releases the tight spasmodic muscles from around the nerves of the spine, around the bones, where ever there is tightness and allows normal flow of blood and oxygen so that you can once again have the freedom of movement.  


Testimonials from my clients:

I had been suffering with shoulder pain for months, I met MerySerket at a health fair and she did a massage on me. She got deep into my shoulder blade and released whatever it was that was tight and I am so happy to say that I no longer feel the pain and I am able to work out again.
T. White

Mery helped my knee pain by pulling the leg and taking away the pressure that built up in my joint. I haven't felt the pain since.

I did the 3 sessions of the raindrop therapy flu prevention session and made sure I ate the recommended immune boosting foods she told me about before the winter flu months kicked in and I did not get sick at all. Thank you Mery for helping me...
J. Nevarez 

HOT STONES ROCKS! You made my birthday doubly special. thank you thank you thank you. I feel amazing. Never had hot stone before and now i wish to have it everyday. Can I keep you lol.

Windows of Wellness offers many healing modalities, and massage therapy is one of them. 
I personally will help you to experience the benefits of bodywork therapy and change the way you feel, 
the way you move and the way you live.


Bodywork Therapy
Deep Tissue
Foot Reflexology
Raindrop Therapy
Lymphatic Raindrop
Hot Stone
Hot Bamboo
Somatic Massage
Pregnancy Massage

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