Just in – Luscious Skin Oil & more!

Here are a couple of gift ideas for the holidays! #Skin, #SkinCare, #Perfume, #Love

Treat your favorite person to a natural, organic way of moisturizing the face and body with Luscious Skin Oil. Comes in a 4oz spray bottle.

This Luscious oil is made using organic and exotic oils to create a moisturizer that soaks in leaving no oily residue. Consistent use will help with fine lines, wrinkles, rashes, dry skin and blemishes. It will keep your skin looking youthful and radiant giving you a healthy glow.

Or how about Rosie-O, an organic natural coconut oil based perfume! Comes in a roll on perfume bottle.

And Love Spritz! A favorite for using as a body spritz for romancing any time of the day or night or a room deodorizer. Either way, you will Love it! Comes in a 4oz spray bottle.

Made-to-order, please email for more information: info@melinasgarden.com

Luscious Skin Oil – $40

Rosie-O – $16

Love Spritz – $18

Ayurvedic Lifestyle

As a child, I used to help injured and frightened animals, patiently bringing them back to health and rekindling their trust in humans. I often stood up for the rights of kids less able to fend for themselves, and built self-esteem in those who had none. Later on, after losing my way and finding it again through love and higher power, I became inspired to study the Healing Arts after a workshop with Deepak Chopra. Over the years, I went on to complete certifications in massage therapy, Pilates, yoga, meditation, Reiki and ultimately Ayurveda, which includes lymphatic massage, nutrition, Aromatherapy, sound healing and herbal medicine. I am NAMA certified and an Ayurvedic Practitioner at the dhyana Center in California.

Through my own needs, I began formulating remedies for skin care, mood enhancement, hormonal imbalances and created the product line, Melina’s Garden.

I specialize in Pulse consultations, Menopause, breast health, tongue analysis, body alignment and the use of Ayurvedic tools such as Guasha & Cupping Therapy. On the table I practice Abhyanga, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Marma Chikitsa, Reiki, Netra Basti, Lymphatic, and Nourishing Massage, paying particular attention to the neck and shoulders. I’ll often finish with a face & scalp massage to elevate one’s vibration.

A consultation with me will give you the opportunity to understand your body type (dosha) and how to best support this through lifestyle, nutrition and self-care.

I am a mother of three outstanding young adults. I love life and want to help others feel well and happy. I am available via email, phone or Skype for counsel in health and life!

Email me for more information: susan@melinasgarden.com

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Ayurvedic Tools of the Trade!

Join me at 6:00pm on May 24th at the Dhyana Center in Sebastopol for a workshop on Guasha & Cupping!

This class is for practitioners, massage therapists, bodyworkers and those interested in working on the lymphatic system, breaking down lactic acid buildup, removing toxins from the body and pain relief.

Guashas and Cups will be available to experiment with during this hands on class.

Namaste!

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Flat feet?

If you suffer from flat feet, you know how painful it can be to wear shoes that aren’t giving you the support you need.

How about strengthening those arches, though, and being pain free instead?

As a young girl I had flat feet. Every morning before school started, our house matron (I went to boarding school) would gather the girls with flat feet and make us exercise!

The exercise was simple. We would go up on our tip toes and back down, up and down, up and down. Then roll onto the heel and back, roll and back, scrunch the toes and lengthen, scrunch and lengthen. Finally, roll onto the sides and back, sides and back……. for about ten minutes!

If you have a child with flat feet, start them early with these exercises and they will not suffer later in life. You can also use a tennis ball to roll in the arch.

It worked for me!

Meditate!

I invite whoever reads this to join me in meditation once a day. Just try it! Start with 5 minutes, then 10, 15, and 30! You’ll be surprised how differently you’ll be able to handle stress and obstacles that come your way.

It’s been one of the healthiest choices I’ve made in my life. Many years ago, I was given a mantra – ‘the ode to Ganesh’ – Om Gam Ganapataiye Namo Ha, by a friend who made me repeat it over and over again until he was sure I would recite the words correctly and get the help of Ganesh to remove the obstacles that were in my way…… It worked. For almost a year I used this mantra exclusively. I went on to learn more and more mantras that have served me well over the years. I am able to ‘drop in’ to the relaxed state of meditation anywhere and anytime as it becomes second nature when one meditates often.

Learn to meditate and you will free your mind – I promise!

How to meditate:

Sit down in a comfortable position in a quiet place

Close your eyes

Breathe long slow deep breaths

Concentrate on your breath

Let thoughts come…… and go…….

Don’t try to stop the thoughts; let them enter your mind; look at them; let them go

Keep bringing your attention back to the breath. Listen to your breath.

If you have learnt a mantra, repeat it over and over and over and over! If you have Mala beads, move each bead along the string over and over again from beginning to end and back again.

That’s it!

Soon you will no longer have random thoughts entering your mind. The ‘monkey mind’ will simmer down and be calm, welcoming the stillness of meditation. If you find yourself shifting about and feeling uncomfortable, be patient, that too shall pass. The stress in your life will drop away and things that seemed daunting will no longer bother you -:)

ps. I make custom Mala beads to order with semi precious stones. Let me know if you’d like a strand for your new meditation practice!

Namaste!

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Healing Touch!

When I’m not promoting and booking music, I’m working with people on their health and well-being. I’m a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Massage Therapist. Ayurveda has been around for about 5,000 years, and is one of the oldest holistic healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease.

So, if you are currently in the Northern California area and would like a consultation and some bodywork, or just a great massage, please contact me to set up an appointment.

For those not in the area, I can also consult with you over Skype or FaceTime if you are experiencing symptoms that you’d like help with.

You can email me or text me (707) 548-3564

In good health ~ Sooz

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