Healthy Happenings September 2009
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Moonflower Market and Healing Arts Center
Moonflower Market Offerings
The bulk herb, tea, and spice department is a unique feature of the Moonflower Market.
Moonflower Market carries a wide variety of culinary spices, medicinal herbs and the most diverse selection of bulk fair traded teas in town. You will find product in the jars from Mountain Rose Herbs, Frontier Natural Products Coop, Two Hills Tea, and Hummingbird Herbals.
Bulk spices, herbs and teas at the Moonflower are non-irradiated and meticulously rotated for freshness by our long term bulk herb manager D’ahna Chalmers. While most conventional stores sell spices prepackaged and often irradiated to preserve freshness, the Moonflower is committed to selling non-irradiated product. The Organic Consumers Association reports that “Irradiated fruits and vegetables benefit the packer and grocer, but not the farmer or consumer. The consumer receives an inferior product that appears fresh, but has depleted vitamins and enzymes.” Food products that are most often irradiated are spices, grains, potatoes, and tropical fruits. Irradiation is used to kill bacteria, control bugs, and delay sprouting and ripening. There are no long term health studies on the effects of eating irradiated foods. There are not only dangers to the consumer, but also to the processors and handlers exposed to irradiation. Some studies suggest that over time bacteria are becoming irradiation resistant super bugs.
What are the reasons to purchase your herbs and spices in bulk? Our bulk department is self serve. You get just want you want and no more. For example, how many of us have had the same jar of nutmeg in our kitchen cabinet since we first purchased it 25 years ago to make that first pumpkin pie? It doesn’t smell so aromatic and intoxicating anymore does it? It is time to dump that old nutmeg in the compost pile, wash that jar, and head on in for some fresh stuff. We also offer an even more affordable special order option. Quantity orders are available from all our distributors with an average turnaround time of 1-2 weeks. We also carry small glass spice jars to put your spices in. The bulk spice department has all the standard flavors that you might recognize and a few more unusual ones. We have product for your home canning needs. Our bulk tea department has more flavors of green and black tea than you’d probably recognize and a spectrum of medicinal herbal teas.
Bulk herbs and spices provide affordable quality. The companies we purchase from are conscientious businesses committed to quality product. They seek out superior herbs, teas and spices from growers that meet their demands for sustainable, and often organic, growing practices. They contract with worker cooperatives around the world, to help ensure that the farmers receive the best prices for their product. Frontier is a customer owned cooperative business that was the first major spice and herb company to actively support and promote organic alternatives to traditionally grown products. Our newest provider, Mountain Rose Herbs, declares itself dedicated to organics, and will not carry products that have not been grown on either a certified organic farm, or grown without chemicals and tested to ensure no pesticide residues. Two Hills Teas believes in fair trade and makes a point to purchase not only from certified organic tea farms, but from growers that farm sustainably and maintain fair working environments for their laborers. Hummingbird Herbals is a small individual business out of Durango that utilizes many wildcrafted herbs in its products.
Bulk herbs provide affordable nutrition and healing. Many medicinal herbs can be effectively taken as brewed tea. This takes more time and commitment than taking a capsule, but it can be a more affordable and viable way to support your body’s needs in time of illness or disease. And mint is always a simple way to add a nice flavor to your medicinal tea blend.
Interested in diversity, quality, and affordability? We might have what you need in Moonflower Market’s self serve bulk herb, spice, and tea department. Come see us across from the post office at 39 E 100 N.
Healing Arts Center
Lisa Albert LMT. ~Studio 8
Massage for Sore Muscles and Pain:
For relaxation and relief from sore muscles and sports related injuries, I use precise, thorough Western and Eastern massage techniques. Another aspect of my work is to help you de-stress to encourage healing.
Spinal Touch Alignment:
A gentle, polarity based treatment I often combine with Chinese Acupressure (Tuina) to give the body the information it needs to correct postural alignment. This is great for Sciatica as well as many other painful situations.
NEW! Bellanina Face Lift Massage:
During an hour of luxurious pampering, I use specific facial, neck and shoulder massage, and acupressure techniques with Bellanina products to de-stress, smooth, tone, tighten and rejuvenate. A massage of your hands and feet adds the finishing touches to this heavenly session
Ayni Henderson, LMT, Reiki Master
Healing Arts Massage – Studio 5
Bowen Therapy Now in Moab! Bowen Therapy brings about incredible results by penetrating to a deep cellular level, using the body’s unique ability to heal itself. With the release of toxins and old patterning the Bowen moves begin to accomplish holistic balance almost immediately. Since the Bowen Technique addresses the body as a whole unit rather than just the presenting symptoms, it embraces the physical, chemical, emotional and mental aspects of each person receiving a treatment. Simply stated the Bowen Technique resets the body to heal itself. The work, originating in Australia, consists of a series of gently rolling connective tissue moves, using light touch and is done through the clothing. Bowen Therapy is for everyone, infants to seniors! $60.00
Spinal Touch Treatment-This modality aligns your hips, back and neck. It relaxes your postural muscles, increases your energy, wellness and will make you feel great. If done monthly you will see healing changes in your health, attitude & energy. $35.00
Aqua Chi Foot Bath Detox-Experience the radiant healing of an Aqua Chi Treatment. A healing energizing Foot Bath treating your Body, Mind & Spirit. Our bodies are 70% water and by using electronically charged water conducted through the feet, the Aqua Chi will refresh and detoxify you by sending higher vibrational energy into your body. It is 45 minutes of pure relaxation & rejuvenation including a leg and foot massage. This increased energy remains in your system, leaving you feeling better for days. $35.00
I also practice Swedish Massage Therapy, Reiki Energy Work and Instruction, Tuina, and Craniosacral. Many of my services are available in combination to meet your needs.
Please call to book your appointment, 435-260-1002
Ambrosia Brown, LMT ~ Studio 7
True Self, “BE KIND, UNWIND.”
Nationally Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist
Thai Yoga Massage ~ Deep Tissue Sports Massage ~ Hot Stones ~ Swedish Massage ~ Couples Massage ~ 60-75-90minutes
Ambrosia Brown is a Licensed Massage Therapist that has been practicing in Moab at the Healing Arts Center for three and a half years. Be kind and unwind by treating yourself or someone you know to a massage!
This month's Ladies Journal describes the many ways massage enhances our health, "New research confirms that massage has many health-boosting effects including reducing heart rate; lowering blood pressure; increasing circulation and lymph flow; relaxing muscles; improving range of motion; boosting the immune system; and increasing endorphins." Learn more about this study that found massage was an effective treatment for patients with chronic lower back pain at the following website, http://www.amtamassage.org/news/enhancehealth.html.
Thai Yoga Massage is now available with Ambrosia. This Eastern style sports massage combines rhythmic compressions and nurturing stretches. Thai Yoga Massage is especially effective for treating areas of stiffness in the body and leaves you feeling energized!
Sarah Ball, L.M.T.
Healing Arts Center ~ Studio 9
Massage, as one of the earliest corrective means of relieving pain and discomfort; uses natural, instinctive, systematic maneuvering of the soft-tissues of the body to yield a variety of positive results.
Elderly: improve circulation, reduce pain and tension, increase mobility and enhance feelings of well-being.
Sports: reduce muscle soreness, improve athletic performance, reduce injury and speed recovery.
Everyone: relieve stress and tension, increase energy, alleviate headaches, neck and back pain, promote relaxation and good sleep. No matter how well you are, a good massage will leave you feeling better!
Sarah Ball, Nationally Certified L.M.T. offers Swedish and Deep-Tissue massage tailored to your needs. Enthusiastic and committed to assisting your body towards health and vitality. Experience the benefits of massage!
Group and couple bookings ~ Same day appointments ~ Local and regular client discounts