Thursday, November 16, 2017

Post Pregnancy Confessions ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ถ

Now that Baby King is here, I gotta admit I could NOT stand the smell of my essential oils during pregnancy. They were just so strong with my extra sensitive pregnancy nose and I was struggling to enjoy them after just commiting to incorporate dลTerra oils into my massage practice and business. I suppose, looking back that my timing was just off. I've sporadically used essential oils through out my ten years as a LMT but had decided that it was time to get serious about using and sharing them with my clients at my wellness center. They are a great way for me to fulfill my goals and further help you feel better naturally at Elements Downtown Wellness in beautiful Lebanon, Oregon.

This was just about the same time that we found out we were expecting and the pregnancy hormones changed everything. Wyatt got into the oils right away by experimenting with different blends to help his beard grow. And while I was all for him growing a bigger beard, the smell of his blends had me holding my breath and opening the windows before spring had even arrived. So needless to say, I was not overly enthusiastic about using and sharing the oils at work. I could handle a single oil or the occasional blend that a client would bring in but it wasn't my fave and I was struggling to use them at all.

Almost as quickly as the oils were making me sick during my pregnancy, they were so soothing at the end into my now postpartum period. Right after Theo was born, my blood pressure was still a bit too high and my birth team diffused Serenity to help bring it down, which most definitely helped. And despite having to go to the hospital with our new baby because he was breathing quicker than he should have been, I remained calm throughout that first night.

Since coming home with our new baby I've had lots of opportunities to use my oils. But not just use them, I've honestly been enjoying them. I've been using fennel and jasmine to help increase my milk supply and melaleuca for those postpartum blemishes. Frankincense has also found its way into my routine, applying it on the soles of my feet for emotional balance and to help fight any postpartum depression that might be headed my way.

Several of my friends have also just had babies, it's like a baby boom around here these days, which got me thinking about how I could help out my mama friends with their own post baby struggles. Personally I feel like my emotions have been all over the place and I'm definitely more sensitive than I typically am. So I decided to make some uplifting blends for my friends. I can't wait to meet all these new little ones and share these fun blends with their mama's. I made a dead sea salt soak for baths and an oil for the mama's and still plan on whipping up a baby butt cream for the new little ones.

I'm glad that my pregnancy aversion to these wonderful healing oils is behind me and I'm enjoying using and playing with them while I'm home with Theo but also I'm excited to get back to work so I can start really sharing the oils with all my clients like I had originally entended too.

Fun with dลTerra oils. Made some postpartum blends for all my baby mama's ❤️๐Ÿ‘ถ dead sea salts and mini bottles with uplifting blends for new mama's #dลterra #essentialoils #babymamas #healthandwellness #postpartum #sanfranciscosaltcompany #deadseasalts #lebanonoregon #messageme #massagemegen

Friday, November 10, 2017

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚November Special๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ
$10 for half hour
AromaSpa sessions

Benefits of Steam Rooms:
*Boosts immune system
*Relieves stress
*Gives skin a healthy glow
*Removes toxins from the body
*Aids in weight loss
*Reduces inflammation
*Encourages relaxation
*Improves breathing
*Increases circulation
*Promotes a deep, restful sleep

#messageme @ #massagemegen to set up a session or for more information

#steaming #aromaspa #steamroom #healthandwellness #naturalhealth #massageismagic #lebanonoregon

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Baby Pictures ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ’™
Welcome Baby King ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’™
Our new bundle of joy came into this world a few days late and in a hurry. Theoden Irving King was born on Saturday, October 21st weighing 10 lbs 6 oz and 23 inches long. Things have been busy since his arrival of course as we adjust to our new norm and having a newborn in the house. With Fall parent teacher conferences and Halloween behind us, we are settling into the new routine. I'm definitely enjoying time with my new baby, getting to be in full mom mode. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ’™

As always though, if you have any questions about massage, essential oils and/or wellness feel free to #messageme @ #massagemegen and I'd be glad to help you out. If you're wanting to book a massage, I've got two great licensed massage therapist working at Elements Downtown Wellness while I'm out this fall and I'd be happy to get you in touch with them. They are both great therapist who specialize in Deep Tissue and Thereupetic techniques to help you feel better naturally.

dลTerra introduced some exciting new oils this October including my favorite oil Jasmine. Also new are Neroli, Rose and Blue Tansy along with blends Anchor, Align and Arise. Visit to get these oils and your old favorites.

#massageismagic #deeptissuetherapy #massagetherapy #newborn #baby #dลterra #essentialoils #jasmine #neroli #rose #healthandwellness #october #halloween #fallinlovewithyou

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Preggo Update ๐Ÿคฐ With September starting and being well into my third trimester, I'm cutting back my days and available appointments. I only have a few appointments left for September so #messageme @massagemegen ASAP if you'd like to get in.
I do have two talented therapist joining our team at Elements to help you feel better naturally while I'm off having baby King. Chris will be available on Mondays and Angela will be in on Wednesdays. They both do wonderful therapeutic work to ease pain. If you'd like to get ahold of either of them #messageme @massagemegen and I will give you their contact information.
#massage #lebanonoregon #naturalhealth #preggers

Thursday, July 27, 2017

ICYMI ๐Ÿ™Œ I'm entering my third trimester this week which poses some challenges for a Massage Therapist. You may have noticed that my online booking must now be approved before your appointment is accepted. This helps me not over book which is extremely helpful in allowing me to continue to help you all feel better naturally. It may take a while to get in so please plan ahead as much as possible. I'll be working through August and have a couple of talented LMT's starting in September to help out while I'll be gone. And of course I'll keep you all as up to date as I can ๐Ÿ˜Š #messageme @ #massagemegen #lebanonoregon #healthandwellness #naturalhealth #pregnant #thirdtrimester #massagetherapist

Monday, June 26, 2017

Dry skin Brushing ~
A great treatment that I added to my wheel house last week. Honestly I've done it before but it's been quite some time so I felt like I was starting back at square one ๐Ÿ˜Š It has a range of benefits from exfoliating and removing dry skin to improving lymphatic functions to reducing cellulite.

It's a great add on to your massage, including any deep tissue massage. This quick treatment takes about 15-20 minutes and is performed before your regular massage. The brush, made of natural bristles moves quickly along your skin in an upward motion towards your heart, helping to improve your lymphatic function. It is also said to improve the look of cellulite and who doesn't want that?! The use of hot towels after the brushing makes it very luxurious and cleanses the skin in preparation for your massage.

Dry skin brushing is so great for you ๐Ÿ™Œ I did this beneficial treatment last week for a client and she left walking on clouds ☁️Interested in getting adding this to your next massage?! #messageme @ #massagemegen #treatyoself #reducescellulite #somanybenefits #healthandwellness #massageismagic #dryskinbrushing #wellnesstreatment

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

๐ŸŒŸNurses Appreciation Day ๐ŸŒŸ

Every year I spend a day at Lebanon Community Hospital in honor of Nurses Appreciation Day, giving massages to well deserving and hardworking nurses. It's one of my favorite volunteer opportunities because the even the brief deep tissue massages are greatly appreciated by the nurses. Also the hospital staff sets up a relaxing retreat for them and all I have to do is bring my table and show up ready to be busy all day!

This winter and spring have brought about some exciting changes for me and my family as we are growing (me literally ๐Ÿ˜) in size. We will be welcoming a new addition to our family in October. This is why I haven't updated my blog in such a long time, but I'm glad to be in my second trimester and feeling better with more energy.

We have been working on some great projects around Elements Downtown Wellness and I can't wait to update you on those as we complete them!

#messageme @ #massagemegen or check out the book now tab to schedule an appointment with me.