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More on the BioMat

As the evenings are cooling off (at least in the northlands!), I love to share a product that I rep called the BioMat.

After using it personally for almost eight years, it has made such a difference in my overall health and well-being, as well as many of our happy customers.

Pro BioMat Set with New Controller The BioMat is a Class III FDA-approved medical device (#2954299). It is a powerful healing tool utilizing the triad of1) Far infrared heat – infrared heat penetrates deeper and more evenly than a heating pad.2) Amethyst crystals – amethyst is a detox which helps us to eliminate toxins from our body. It is also used in meditation and is a very spiritual stone.

3) Negative ions – negative ions make us feel good and are found in waterfalls, mountains, oceans and forests – all the places we love to vacation. (On the flip side, positive ions make us feel sluggish and lethargic.)

The BioMat’s health benefits include:

  • Promotes relaxation and sleep
  • Relieves pain and eases joint stiffness
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Improves immune function
  • Removes waste and toxins.

Bio-mats are especially popular and has been proven effective with people who have these issues:

  • Sore muscles, sprains, muscle spasms and soft tissue injuries
  • Lower back pain or injuries
  • Arthritis and muscular-skeletal ailments
  • Fibromyalgia and other auto-immune diseases.

Available in several sizes, click here for more information. Half-price shipping may also be available – e-mail me about this. I look forward to connecting with you about this awesome product!

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Darkness vs. Hope

Darkness & HopeAs many of you know, “darkness” kinda goes along with my harp work – many times, I am experiencing people at their most vulnerable, painful and “dark” time.

It is vital to be present to these times and frequently, when we “sink” deep into the darkness, hope and healing happens. Yes, it’s a mystery, but I see it time after time.

This George Chakiris quote says it beautifully, “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” Important to remember – on many levels – these days, right?!

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Nourishment in these Challenging Times

NourishmentHow are you doing and specifically, how is your nourishment going?! Do you feel like you are taking exquisite care of yourself and giving yourself all the nourishment you need? Danaan Parry from The Essene Book of Days reflects on these challenging times, “Outer darkness calls for nourishment within.”

Over the years, we have mentioned caring for yourself, but now, because of all the political craziness, it feels even more important than ever. What are your ideas of nourishment that work for you? We love to hear your thoughts…we learn from you (and we’re hoping you learn from us!!).

One thought that we love to share for nourishment is a product that we rep called the BioMat. It is an unusual triad of elements: 1) infrared heat, 2) amethyst crystals, and 3) negative ions. Available in several sizes (professional-size, mini, Pro BioMat Set with New Controllersingle, queen and king), it helps with pain relief, joint stiffness, opening up the body’s circulation, promoting relaxation and sleep, and releasing toxins. Specifically, the BioMat is effective for arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, neuropathy, cancer and autism, etc. If you would like more information about this unique product, feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-844-4BIOMAT (1-844-424-6628). We love to chat about it and share more about how nourishing it really is!

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The Breath of Life…

BreatheAs I continue to reflect on the recent Mayo Clinic holistic wellness conference, I found it interesting that almost every speaker talked about breathing. (And yes, Barb Schommer and I talked about it in our Self-Care Salon that we presented!) She and I had a recent experience with a hospital patient … here’s the story:

We worked with a man who had had a procedure to rid his knee of infection. He had just finished physical therapy so was in some pain (7 out of 10) and was extremely anxious (9). He was worried whether or not the surgery had eliminated the infection and if not, what this meant for next steps. His wife and adult daughter were also in the room.

Barb immediately began doing Healing Touch, specifically energy clearing while I played the harp. About 15 minutes later, he looked like he was crying. I motioned for his wife and daughter to come over to the bed to comfort him – the wife stood opposite Barb and his daughter held his feet.

I whispered to the daughter, “Would he like the song ‘Amazing Grace?’” and she said, “Yes and also ‘O Danny Boy’ – this was the song that he and I danced to at my wedding.” These songs brought tears to everyone present.

Barb also taught him about his breath and how breathing could help him release any fear or pain. As we finished our work together, he was peaceful and very grateful. His pain score was reduced to 4 and his anxiety was also 4.

To discuss breathing with patients and families in the hospital environment always feels like we are giving them a life skill. What an honor to get to do this work!

 

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New Cutting-Edge Research

Research ReportI am excited to let you know the research study “Impact of Healing Touch and Healing Harp on In-Patient Acute Care Pain” is published in the Holistic Nursing Practice. This ground-breaking study examines the concomitant use of two complementary modalities to reduce pain, anxiety and nausea in the postoperative patient population. E-mail me for more information about this exciting research!

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