Priorities. Open to Receive. Nurture Your Body, Spirit and Mind.


I was just in the middle of doing dishes when I realized I was prioritizing the order of dishes I was going to do. This spun me into a whirlwind of thoughts about how often I echo this exact ‘lesson’ to my partner, my kids, friends and those whom I’ve coached.
Being in the moment and getting things done is all about Priorities. It’s also about commitment, but that’s a whole other component. Well our Health and Wellbeing is also about Priorities. We must make US a priority!

As a mom of three amazing children, a partner to a lovely human, and a human who enjoys living life and healing herself, I have to prioritize each moment. (Even this one where I’m making this post more important than those said dishes). There are moments when the needs of the youngest come first, moments when the oldest, moments when the loverface, moments when the middle and moments when it absolutely must be me and my needs. Well, as a mom who is nurturing her household, I also see how imperative it is that mom DOES make herself a priority. I have a group of women right now who have made themselves a priority once a week by meeting with me and other women so they can incorporate some simple tools to keep themselves nourished and healthy. Taking this one step and after you make the choice can steer life in a totally different direction. Being where I am now I have so much more vitality and energy and inner peace than I did before adding another human to our family!

Prioritizing Yourself is important for EVERYONE, not just moms. 

Every person on the planet deserves to be healthy. It is definitely a state of privilege that allows some to be healthier than others. And I don’t want to negate that. Yet I will say that for those who are able to take steps in that direction, it can really be simply making the Choice. 

It is true, where our mind and emotions go we put energy. That energy brings us different outcomes. So as I chose to get more bodywork, and do things for ME, the world evolved to make it happen. 

One of the things I would gift the entire world if I could is to have weekly or more massage and bodywork treatments. I’m currently gradually making the space for our family to receive little bits of bodywork Every Day. (So far I’ve gotten 2 out of the 5 of us down per day). I feel like this is so important for us as individual humans as well as humanity as a whole! 

What are you doing to make YOU a priority today? 


It doesn’t have to be an hour long massage or healing session. It can be 10 minutes of something here and 10 minutes there, but Something for You. 

I think people sometimes get caught up in needing the big thing right away but the truth is, I started with simply acknowledging that I was worth having my needs met. If you’re not use to giving to yourself then it can take a conscious effort to break that patterning (or the help of something like flower essences or having your bars run). My self talk shifted and then I was able to receive a bit more. So if you’re not able to jump on a massage table for a session right away, work up to it. And if you are, then you can be one of those individuals who takes big steps right away! 

All in all, every one of us benefits when we can receive and make ourselves the priority, even if it’s in mini increments. And even if it’s something you’re doing for yourself (versus having someone facilitate more healing and nurturing). Now, what are you going to do today to help yourself? What is your priority?

Nourish the Feminine: tap into your radiance and find more joy and balance in your life!


Crystal is hosting a Transformative Series beginning Oct 20! This series is especially for women who are wanting to dive in and really NOURISH themselves! When we learn about the Feminineand Masculine energies we can find balance and peace, which brings more bliss and overall wellness into our lives. When women nourish our feminine and step into this energy, we are more open to radiate our true selves, receive what we need from the world and feel more Joy! In turn, we help those around us, and the world at large!

Who is this series for?

Women who
- are yearning for more from their lives,
- go to sleep exhausted and are feeling the go go go energy too much on a daily basis,
- feel their hormones or are out whack or their bodies are achy and suffering,

- know there’s more to life than what they are experiencing


Women who want to 

- feel alive and juicy

- slow things down and feel more of “themselves”

- open to receive all the goodness life has to offer

- feel balance and love themselves

- learn more about stepping into their feminine energy

- connect with other women and feel that sisterhood

Begins October 20 and runs until November 10. We meet every Friday from 6p- 7p.
(If there is a little bit of extra connection needed, we will go until about 7:20p).

Make sure to check out continual posts on the fb event page!

Nourish the Feminine
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Infant Massage Class

Come learn the benefits and techniques to massage your babies!! This is a registration required event so save your place for June 28 @ 3p or July 2 @ 3p down below.

In this one hour class you will learn: 
~ how to massage your baby properly-during special massage time as well as throughout the day
~ how to incorporate oils, and/or do massage with clothes on
~ how to gift massage during waiting periods/or out in public

The benefits of massage for infants and their caregivers are priceless, and many. 

Some benefits for baby include:

~ relaxation, decrease in cortisol
~ improve midline orientation
~ decrease gassiness, or other tummy upsets
~ improve circulation
~ increase oxygenation to cells and improve nutrient absorption
~ overall body calm and wellness -helping with other pain management when experiencing things such as teething
~ coordination and balance; overall motor development
~ helps with all forms of attachment: eye to eye contact, smell, touch, voice, movement, thermal regulation
~ fills them with a sense of love and connection
~ and much more

Some benefits for parents/caregivers include:

~ learning more about how your baby communicates/what their cues are and what they mean
~ increases parental confidence
~ ease parents stress
~ helps bonding for both baby and parent (gives extra connection for those who may work out of the home)
~ increases the sense of peace and love


Come to class in comfortable clothes and bring your baby!
Children under 12months old for this class (unless they are not super mobile/walking yet). {And you can utilize what you learn well beyond that first year! For class purposes we want the age limit set for distraction purposes}.

Register for Wednesday June 28, 2017 Class 3p-4p by clicking the date below


Register for Sunday July 2, 2017 Class 3p-4p by clicking the date below

Summer Heat

Each of us has a different relationship with the elements and the summer heat is one of those external factors we each handle a bit differently. That 'fire' is a typical characteristic of the Pitta dosha in Ayurveda. 

Since spring can seem extremely short in this FM area, you may already be experiencing an abundance of the Heat usually brought to us by the summer season. This extra heat may be aggravating the pitta energies within your body. 

If you're experiencing: 

~uncomfortable sensations from the heat
~indigestion or acid reflux, or other bowel issues
~impatience, frustration or anger and/or criticism, and intolerance
~excessive sweating or odors
~inflammation or achy joints

your pitta may be thrown off balance. 

You can help pacify your pitta by doing self massage with a pitta balancing oil, diffusing some pitta essential oil, or by receiving a balancing treatment.

The Garshana treatment benefits the pitta imbalance by assisting the body in detoxifying as well as improving circulation to help the body assimilate needed nutrients.

The Abhyanga also aids in detoxification, and overall movement to balance out the body. It is revitalizing and relaxing. During this season the therapist would use a pitta balancing oil to bring more coolness to the body. 

The Vishesh session is great for that pitta desire to have a deep pushing upon their muscles to rejuvenate the body as well as detox from excessive toxins or energies. This treatment helps bring fresh oxygen to the body which helps if you're feeling pulled down by the excessive heat. 

The Shirodhara is a balancing oil treatment which is often associated with balancing the Vata dosha however it is still helpful for those with a pitta imbalance as well for it can bring that 'go go go' energy some stability. 

In our healing space we have Pitta 'body' oils and essential oils to help support you throughout this time of the year! 

Wishing you the best summer yet! Enjoy.


Stepping into Spring

Here we are, finally feeling warm temperatures, seeing the green grass, the blooming trees and flowers and enjoying the end of one season and the beginning of another-Spring! (The tulips and blooms on our apple tree are my favorite)!

Viewing things from an Ayurvedic stand point our bodies are shifting through this "kapha" season. Kapha contains that moist component of the end of winter and the beginning of spring. So as our bodies mimic nature, you may be experiencing some blockages in your lymphatic or energetic systems. You may be trying to eliminate this excess moisture which has accumulated and is now wanting to flow onward and outward. 

I find that this FM area is also an interesting place to experience seasonal changes for the weather can play tricks on our system. We will have snow and 30 degree weather one day and 70 degrees the next! Supporting my own body make up has been imperative for me to get through these confusing seasonal changes (and to do so without getting sick). It takes my body a bit longer to "settle in" to a season in this location compared to other places I have lived. So, I personally am still experiencing this 'cleansing' of the kapha energies and moisture. However, we are also upon some Heat and those Pitta, Summer energies. So if you're already feeling the heat, check out my post on Summer Heat here.

If you're experiencing some of these bodily components (listed below) as we enter spring, you can come on in and support your lymphatic system with: *a Therapeutic Massage, a *Manual Lymphatic Drainage Session or an *Abhyanga Garshana (and Swedhana if desiring some extra heat or a momentary boost of heat to open your pores for better oil absorption). 

What bodily components am I referring to? Well, if you're

~waking up with puffy or crusty eyes, or an overall feeling of water retention in your body (puffy all over type of sensation). Or if this "puffy" feeling carries itself with you throughout the day.
~phlegm or mucous upon waking or more of it throughout the day. For me, I experience this sensation as myself questioning if I'm getting a 'cold' as it has gotten Warm.
~appetite changes (if these are significant and upsetting your system versus a joyful shift with the seasons)-such as really sluggish digestion, or a loss of appetite.
~having low energy despite loving that the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, 
~feeling bogged down in general- feeling blocked and not flowy. 

So how have you been feeling as the seasons have changed? 

I have been feeling some of these things and am eager to have more bodywork done to help support my body and being throughout this transition! I have also noticed a small bit of this in my littles so I have been giving my kiddos more massage than normal too! Are you wanting more support through this seasonal change? 

*a quick summary of the modalities mentioned:  [A Therapeutic Massage can be done with Ayurvedic oil to give a boost to the lymphatic support of the massage.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle 'circling' massage that is focused on addressing your lymph system more directly.
Abhyanga Garshana Swedhana helps initiate the lymphatic system and improves circulation overall to bring this balance and assistance in clearing out the excessive moisture].