2015 October

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.

Well, that is exactly what happened…I had a blessing of an opportunity (by way of a dear client) to have some new business photos taken by Mike Adkins, a talented photographer here in Orlando.  He came out to Rosewood Holistic Health for a photo shoot and to my delight the photos that resulted were marvelous.  And considering what he had to work with, well, is all the more telling of his talent!!

It feels good to update things occasionally.  The photos on the Rosewood website were taken about 9 years ago and my hair, to say the least, has grown considerably since then.  Having a photo that actually looks current is helpful to those searching the internet.  I thought I would share a few of the pictures with you to show off his work.

Immune Support

Part 1: Hand Washing

Inadequate hand hygiene contributes to food-related illnesses like salmonella and E. coli infection. According to the CDC, 76 million Americans get a food-borne illness each year and 5,000 of them die because of it. Others experience the annoying signs and symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Your first line of defense is hand washing and, according to the Mayo Clinic, hand washing is a simple habit that can help keep you healthy.

Here is the proper hand washing technique:

1.  Wet hands with warm, running water, and apply soap. (Warm water is more effective than cold at breaking down oils on hands that hold dirt and bacteria.)

2.  Lather well rubbing your hands vigorously together for a good 20 seconds.

3.  Scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under fingernails.

4.  Rinse well and dry hands with a clean towel.

5.  Use a towel to turn off the faucet.

Anatomy 101

Special Population Massage

I can’t think of one person who completely does not benefit from some kind of massage.  Let’s face it…massage is awesome!  But there are certain groups of individuals that require a little bit of adjustment in order to receive all of that benefit.

Pregnant Ladies – can definitely benefit from massage but may need additional pillows or bolsters for added comfort.  Lying on the side and sitting is also helpful.  If there is a history of pregnancy issues cardiac disease, asthma, or miscarriages doc consent is highly recommended.

Elderly – love to be massaged typically and those who have lost their ability to speak especially like gently, loving massage.  Osteoporosis, among other geriatric conditions, is always a consideration and any massage beyond gentle and intentional should be avoided.  Pacemakers and other implants are areas to avoid as are joints and ribs.

Children – vary greatly in their response to massage.  Sometimes it has to do with massage itself and sometimes it has to do with the person administering it.  In the state of Florida, a child must 16 years old to be left unattended with a massage therapist who is administering a massage.  Generally speaking gentle and intentional is best and with infants craniosacral therapy is the modality of choice.  Since children tend to be more ticklish, firmness (or intentionality) of a stroke is helpful – too light just tickles.  Children on the autistic spectrum may benefit from treatment though some have difficulty with fathoming even being touched, which might preclude them from treatment initially.  One thing for sure, you never know until you try.

Questions? Ask your massage therapist and or doctor.


You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.

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