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Best in Business 2016 – Self Balance Massage

Today the Vancouver Business Journal published their annual list of the “Best in Business” for 2016.  We are happy to announce that Self Balance Massage was named “Best in Business” for Massage Therapy! We would like to thank all of our team members for helping us achieve this honor, and especially all of our massage clients,

Ambassador of the Year – Teresa Bonawitz!

I am so happy to announce, and congratulate, my co-owner at Self Balance Massage – Teresa Bonawitz for being named the “2016 Ambassador of the Year” at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. I am blessed and fortunate to have Teresa as a business partner, and I am proud of all she does in the community and for our

Homemade Relaxing Bath Salts

If you are giving these bath salts as gifts, look for some inexpensive jar with lids. Tie a pretty ribbon around the top and add a small tag with instructions for use. To make your bath salts you will need the following: Ingredients 1 cup rock/sea salt 1 cup Epsom salts 2 tablespoons bicarbonate of soda

Tips to Manage Stress During this Season of Joy

Christmas is supposed to be the season of joy, but for some people it can be a stressful and busy time. The pressure of shopping and the expectations to get everything done could make your holiday stress levels rise. Here are a few tips to help cope with holiday stress.  • Maintain your daily health

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Ingredients 1¼ C. Brown Sugar 1 T. Pumpkin Pie Spice ¼ C. Light Olive Oil(not extra virgin), or ⅓ C. Coconut oil, softened ½ t. Vanilla Extract Instructions In a mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Add the oil and vanilla extract to the sugar and mix in until blended.

How To Make Infused Waters & Stay Hydrated

1. Grab yourself some pretty, large mason jars {quart or half gallon mason jars} or a glass pitcher. 2. Make sure you have a bunch of filtered water and ice cubes on hand. 3. Visit your local farmers market, grocery store or your backyard garden and stock up on your favorite fruits and fresh herbs

Cooking with Lavender

Recipe ideas: Add two teaspoons of ground lavender to a batch of sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies or shortbread. Combine lavender with other savory herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary to make a roasting rub. Make a strong tea out of whole lavender and water. Then us some instead of water to make ice tea or

Just in time for Easter Eggs!

A spicy twist on Deviled Eggs 6 eggs 1/4 cup ranch dressing 1 tsp buffalo wing sauce pinch of cayenne pepper 1 stalk celery Place eggs in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water, cool

It’s Girl Scout cookie time!

How about a healthy alternative? Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake 1 cup coconut milk 3-5 drops peppermint extract… 2 TBLS cacao powder 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 1/2 cup ice Blend all ingredients together and garnish with a mint leaf and some shaved dark chocolate. YUM!! selfbalancemassage.com

Cough or cold got you down?

Use this blend to support respiratory function–especially during the winter months. •1 drop lemon essential oil •1 drop eucalyptus essential oil •2 drops peppermint essential oil … •1 drop rosemary essential oil Blend with 4oz slowly melted coconut oil then place in the fridge to solidify. selfbalancemassage.com

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