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By kathy.sparrow / January 2, 2019

Healing Waters for Mothers-to-Be

Water often provides a healing environment for many of us. In particular, mothers-to-be may find aquatic therapies, such as Watsu and Aqua Cranial, particularly beneficial for relaxation and relief from the burden of gravity-induced discomfort as well as the mental or emotional strains associated with pregnancy.

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By kathy.sparrow / December 12, 2018

The Science of Pure Essential Oils

Pure essential oils are on the radar these days, especially with political tempers boiling and anxiety levels rising. Yes, Xanax and other pharmaceuticals are trending; however, more and more people are turning to pure essentials to help destress and calm. Whether you choose to enjoy the gentle hands of a therapist or luxuriate in a warm bath perfumed with lavender or ylang ylang, the destressing benefits of pure essential oils are a welcome trend that is destined to grow.

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By kathy.sparrow / December 6, 2018

Planning the Perfect Retreat

  When it comes to facilitating a retreat, there are a lot of factors to consider. Planning a retreat requires we think about what we want first. If you’re not happy and content, then it’s likely the participants of your retreat will not be either.     Location, Location, Location     Your first consideration should be the location. If you’re drawn to the beach, you might not want to head to the mountains. And if you abhor the city, then a quieter abode for your retreat should be top on your list.   Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak in the eclectic mountain town of Manitou Springs, the atmosphere of SunMountain has been intentionally created to be warm and welcoming.   (more…)

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By kathy.sparrow / November 26, 2018

Transitioning with the Seasons

When the weather turns colder and drier(qualities associated with vata) and we move out of the fire of pitta energy in the summer, we need to treat our body with more love and kindness so our transition from one season to the next is smooth and healthy.

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