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You have to feel it to heal it.

ensoflow shiatsu

I first heard the phrase “You have to feel it to heal it” in the world of alcohol recovery. Turns out alcoholics don’t like to feel because they have shut down their feelings.  When they get sober, well, things that wake up can sometimes hurt.

I am the child of an alcoholic. Children of alcoholics have this read more

The Healing Power of your Organs


As a shiatsu practitioner, I have been studying the energetics of healing for many years. I study and work with Qi, the life force energy of the universe that moves throughout our bodies via meridians. Meridians are like highways read more

The KEY to living from your Heart.

Most of us can agree that we live too much in our heads. There are so many thoughts to think, so many decisions to make, so much control we need to have! We all want more peace and security, but  it can be difficult to feel these things when so much is happening in our minds. Luckily, there is a way to live every day with good read more

Is your Psoas causing your back pain?

psoas muscle

Many people think that having back pain is a sign or a weak or “bad” back. The truth is, although vertebrae and tendons can become weak, the bigger part of the story is often held in the balance of muscles that hold the vertebrae in place and keep our bodies in motion. To ensure a healthy back, the muscles that attach read more

Winter and the element of WATER

Seasonal Update:
Winter and The Element of Water

The kidney and Bladder meridians and a party of YIN.

Winter is the time when the yang energy has retreated and we get a rise in the deep, dark YIN. I know you can feel it. It’s cold… it’s dark….. it’s slow….. and not much is moving.

In the body, our energies go deeper into the organs and bones. We cultivate warmth and regeneration through REST. We read more

Register Today for Five Element Shiatsu Class

What: 18 CEU – Five Element Traditional Mat Shiatsu Class
Where: The Naga Center – 4423 Ne Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97213
Who: Course is open to LMT’s, Bodyworkers, and Acupuncturists.
When: Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm, September 24th through October 29th, 2014.
Details: Class is taught read more

Rising UP to SPRING! Discover the WOOD Element’s Calling

First, the wood meridians LOVE movement.

In fact, they rule movement, or what we like to call the "smooth flow of QI in the body." When this Qi gets stopped up, or "stagnant" certain unwelcome symptoms may appear, including: frustration, irritability, anger, rage, mood swings, workaholic tendencies, difficulty digesting fats, cramps and difficulties around menstruation, insomnia due to pent up physical energy, and hip-leg-and low back pain. So your first plan for spring is to MOVE! Get out in the garden, get out and take a walk everyday, run, hike, workout, dance , sing, and PLAY.

Second, start eating the foods that are RISING during this time.

After the dormant winter, nature's wood energy starts producing the early spring plants like dandelion, lettuces, green herbs, artichoke, asparagus, peas, and chicory. All the young spring greens have a cleansing effect on the WOOD organs, but in particular, DANDELION is wonderful liver detox and nurturing medicine, and ARTICHOKE has a cleansing and moving effect on the gallbladder. Add some butter or olive oil with LEMON (also cleansing to the liver)

Shiatsu and the Law of Attraction

My favorite thing about this work is to listen to what you are asking for from a session, what your body is communicating with it's symptoms, and the direction that your body wants to go once we start working. There is undoubtedly a transformation of energy that happens from the moment you walk into the studio, during the session once tension starts to let go, until that last moment when we have moved enough "stuff" so that I can sit with my hands on your head while you sit in calm meditation - feeling centered and calm in your body, safe in the universe, and nourished by the earth. This is the VIBRATION that I strive to find and share with you in Ensoflow Shiatsu.

Hydrogen Peroxide – a cold season home remedy

Using Hydrogen peroxide in your ears is an amazing way to kick out a cold/flu/virus before it takes hold in your system. How does it work? Well according to the late Andreas Moritz, a renowned healer, colds/flus/viruses enter into the system through the EARS! So, adding peroxide to the ears can STOP these germs in their tracks and get it out of your system. The best time to do this peroxide trick is when you first notice any symptoms of a cold/flu/virus.

This involves you being a good health detective for your self and paying attention to your body. When a person first acquires a cold/flu/virus, symptoms like dry, scratchy throat, pain in the ears, headaches, stiff neck, fuzzy head, sniffles are all potential symptoms that your body is fighting something. If this is the case, try the peroxide trick and Don't get sick!

chi nei tsang

Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is a centuries-old variety of healing touch therapy from China. It focuses on deep, gentle abdominal massage in order to "train" the internal abdominal organs to work more efficiently, which in turn is said to improve physical and emotional health. The words Chi Nei Tsang translate to "working the energy of the internal organs" or "internal organs chi transformation."