Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Winter Tea

Winter Tea

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My main focus in staying healthy is with massage therapy, along with that I add herbs, meditation, and a balanced daily routine to help maintain a healthy self.

People that are close to me and come to me as clients, know that I work to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  One of the many ways I work to keep healthy during the winter months is with herbs, and making winter teas is simple, warming, and relaxing. Winter teas are a great way to balance the immune system , relax the mind and warm the body. When I look at putting together a batch of winter tea, I start with a few base questions

  • 1) when do I plan on drinking my tea
  • 2) what is the focus of this tea,
  • 3) who is drinking this tea

Looking at a few basic questions helps me plan my tea, example: I would like to drink my tea in the late afternoon – so no caffeine. Focus is on health immune – nettle, oat-straw, ginger, elderberry and so on. The last question is important, I have 4 kids, and some herbs kids love – I don’t want to form a long term hate for herbs, so I work to keep softer, fruiterer teas with the kids(our older two kids drink any tea, the younger two are rather picky –  find that I may add the herbs into a soup in place of tea sometimes). Right now we are drinking rose-petal lavender infused green tea in the morning, for a light calming from the lavender, soft smell from the rose, and energy from the green tea. As our morning rolls into afternoon we have a cumin, coriander fennel tea to help flush and move things through the system, to decrease a buildup of toxins in the system. We will drink winter tea throughout the day , and adjust our teas as needed, if we have a cold, or a very busy work week, etc.

Weather you chose to buy your teas from Metta Spa, or find that tea that is just the right balance for you, or experiment with your own blends at home, take you your time and enjoy. Herbal teas are a great addition to a balanced daily routine, give them an average of three weeks to start to notice the benefits( some people are more sensitive and see changes quickly, others need a little more time.

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January us all about De-stressing & Renewing Self

Nourish Yourself

January us all about De-stressing & Renewing Self

It’s important throughout the year to take time to do a little self care, but more so in the long winter months. We have made it through the Holidays(literally today is the first day of the New Year), and as we all love spending time with family and friends so comes the overeating, over spending, and over scheduling of our time.

Now as we enter a new year everyone starts to think about diets, budgets, what will we do to better ourselves in the new year. Our New Years Resolution starts now.

Start with self. Sounds to simple, yet when was the last time you stopped, took time for you?

Each week in January we will give you tips, thoughts and ways to take time ,to relax, breath, remove the stress. In hopes  this will help renew yourself after the Holidays and melt away the stress.

Follow us each week on  facebook www.facebook.com/Mettaspa, or jump on the email list https://www.facebook.com/Mettaspa/app_141428856257 , or do both. Till then, take a moment, breath, relax with a calming tea, you are on your way.

Self – Care

Sending a reminder of the power of self, be kind to yourself, and it will bring peace into your space, and over time this will emulate from you to the ones you love, and bring peace to them. As we prepare to move into this New Year, remember self.