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The Benefits of Back Salt Glow Massage

Salt Glow Therapy gets its name from how you will look and feel as if you are “glowing” with soft, smooth skin and a calm mind. This therapy has been gaining a lot of popularity around the world thanks to its relaxing method of improving the body both inside and out. Here are some of the many different kinds of benefits Back Salt Glow Massage provides:

Exfoliation – The salt scrub removes dead cells and polishes skin to make it silky smooth and look good as new (because it is!). The high concentration of magnesium in sea salt helps heal the skin too.

Detoxification – The magnesium sulfate in marine salts stimulates the liver and adrenal glands. This promotes new, healthy skin cell growth, increase blood circulation around the skin, and aids in reducing toxins in the body. Your immune system will thank you for your relief in the effort to fight infections and illness.

Hydration – The minerals within sea salt moisturizes the skin to combat dryness and irritation. This is especially effective when combined with essential oils (you’ll experience some nice smells too!)

Aromatherapy – The minerals in sea salted water and essential oils have a calming, relaxing effect on both muscles and nerves. Perfect for destressing and recovering. A perfect start to a weekend, vacation, or pit stop during a tough week.


Summer is right around the corner with poolside events and days at the beach! Boost your skin with finely ground Epsom salt blended with Coconut Oil, Peppermint, and Lemongrass pure essential oils. The salt is removed with hot towels followed by acupressure point therapy. A finishing touch of gentle hot stone massage (Relaxation or Deep Tissue, your choice!) with an application of aloe, arnica, and ivy massage cream to soothe the skin upon completion.

Schedule your Back Salt Glow Massage Today! Thirty (30) minute sessions for $55 or integrate this therapy into your massage session without extending the duration of the session for $15. You can find more information on this therapy as well as many others at


Calcific tendinitis

If you’re experiencing stiffness and shoulder pain and it’s making it hard for you to sleep at night, you could have  Tendonitis. With this condition, 1- 2 centimeter deposits of calcium form in the tendons of the rotator cuff. As the calcium accumulates, the area becomes very tender and it is difficult to lift your arm without experiencing pain and stiffness.

The pain is typically felt around the rotator cuff  and deltoid muscles and is often misdiagnosed as frozen shoulder syndrome  The good news is that in most cases,  tendonitis can be treated using non-surgical means.

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At Massages With Purpose, Ginger treats Tendonitis with MicroCurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy and active/ Isolated stretching, followed by massage.  You will gain more range of motion after each session.

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Thai Foot Massage is one of the oldest healing arts and originated in India. It’s influenced by yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and traditional  Chinese medicine, as the movements are based on traditional yoga and the attention to pressure points is similar to the meridians of Chinese medicine.

Thai Foot MassageThai Foot Massage Using the stick to stimulate the pressure points works on the lower legs and feet with stretching and compression to open energy lines. A stick is gently used to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body, thus resulting in general health and well-being.

The benefits of Thai Foot Massage include:

  • Improved circulation in the legs and hands
  • Acceleration and stimulation of lymphatic drainage
  • Enhanced healing
  • Helps to boost the immune system and remove toxins
  • Improved flexibility and the reduction of stiffness
  • Detoxification and strengthening of the immune system
  • Relief of stress symptoms such as mental fatigue and anxiety
  • Provides feelings of relaxation and general well-being
  • Enhancing your energy levels
  • Helping to alleviate mental fatigue through stimulation of the mind
  • Overall feeling of balance and well-being
  • Helping with insomnia (poor sleep)

A wonderful pampering for your tired calves and feet.  It’s time to Regenerate and Renew….for you!

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Tell Me More About CranioSacral Therapy





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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY reaches to the subconscious level of the mind, unwinds soft tissue that holds deeply rooted emotions that cause pain in the body, and relaxes the central nervous system (calming the nerves). With this therapy, you can process all of your bound up emotions that have been buried deep and create a new beginning; Body, Mind and Spirit. Your smile will be rediscovered and your breathing will expand. Life will then rebegin as you rid the old, and begin the new.


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CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction


SOMATOEMOTIONAL RELEASE (SER) is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma. SER1 offers applications designed to enhance results using CST and other complementary therapies.

  • Assess and mobilize the Avenue of Expression working through more than 10 different body components, including the thoracic inlet, hard palate and hypoglossal tissues.
  • Locate and release Energy Cysts.
  • Release suppressed emotions that may be inhibiting complete structural releases.
  • Refine listening and comprehension skills.
  • Improve palpation and whole-body evaluation skills.


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Ginger is a Native Floridian, born and raised in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County). Her career background consists of over 30 years in the healthcare industry. She is a Certified Doula with DONA International, Licensed Massage Therapist and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with Honors. Ginger believes that every woman should be empowered to choose that is best for her and her family. As your birth doula, she will provide information and support to help you tap into your inner strength and become an advocate for yourself, your baby, and your birth.

Experiencing the births of her 3 beautiful children gave Ginger the inspiration and desire to become a Doula. She understands the importance of having a compassionate guide during the sensitive time of labor and delivery. Ginger’s desire is to help her clients find confidence within themselves, learn to trust their bodies and discover their strength and unique capacity to give birth. She offers her clients a calm, warm, and grounding space inspired by healing techniques including: breathing and relaxation, Hypnobabies, positioning, rebozo comfort, massage, aromatherapy, and craniosacral therapy. Ginger views every birth as unique and sacred. Whether a woman chooses a hospital, birth center or home environment, she believes that knowledge is key to personal empowerment, which is essential for a positive birth experience. “It is my privilege to encourage, nurture and witness the strength that is in every birthing woman. It is a blessing to participate in my client’s birth.”

She has attended Spinning Babies classes to assist mothers and babies during tough transitional labor stages. She has taken professional Maya Abdominal Therapy (Massage) courses to assist her clients during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum recovery.

Ginger’s goals are to provide exceptional care, support, information and comfort during a very special moment for you…the MIRACLE of your baby.


Prenatal Massage during pregnancy is a soothing, complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to decrease stress, promote relaxation, and helping you cope with discomfort such as: backaches, tight hips, stiff neck, leg cramps (swelling), headaches, edema, abdominal muscles, and tense shoulders. Additionally, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, promotes blood and lymph circulation, helps calm nervous tension; which assists in improved sleep. Massage may help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. Try Hot Stones and Aromatherapy with your Prenatal Massage!!


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    • One complimentary, introductory interview to discuss your expectations & goals, answer questions, and empower you to discover and enhance your personal birth plan.
    • Second prenatal meeting to practice comfort positioning techniques, breathing methods, finalize your birth plan, review hydration and nourishment during labor, and answer any additional questions.
    • Informational support throughout pregnancy and the early stages of parenting via phone and email.
    • Ginger’s support as a facilitator is to communicate between you (the laboring mother), your partner and your clinical care providers throughout the labor. During labor, she will comfort you (the mother) while keeping the atmosphere and mental thinking positive; working towards your entire birth goals. She ensures that you are hydrated and nourished. Ginger will assist in labor positioning and massage, to assist in the progression of your baby moving down. Essential oils may be used by diffusion and/or application for a more comfortable labor.
    • Breastfeeding assistance immediately following birth.
    • One postpartum follow up visit at your home within 14 days to ensure that you (the mother) and your baby are settling in comfortably.
    • Complimentary CranioSacral therapy (see more) for your baby(s) at postpartum visit
    • Ginger offers discounted prenatal massage services to all of her Doula clients “Prior” to birth to allow her to understand your comfort level, to ease your muscles, and introduce a familiar touch with you and your baby (a babies) as you prepare for your birth journey. Massages “after” birth are given at a reduced fee within the first 3 weeks postpartum.

**Labor and Birth video and photos taken by my Doula Apprentice / Birth Photographer, at a small fee, to capture all of your special moments and baby’s first hour of life with you. For more information, please inquire during your phone consultation. “Like” on Facebook: Kaila T Photography

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Fall Season Relaxation Massage For You!

It’s Fall Season and the weather is getting colder.  Cold and Flu season is just around the corner.   Schedule your Therapeutic Massage today using pure essential oils for health and relaxation!  Choose from:

(1) PUMPKIN SPICE:  Wild Orange, OnGuard (with Cinnamon), Ginger, and Cardamo
(2) IMMUNE BOOSTER:  Rosemary, Clove, Eucalyptus, OnGuard (with Cinnamon), and
Wild Orange.

                                                     SCHEDULE TODAY BY CALLING:  (321) 480-9986

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Aromatherapy Massage uses doTERRA pure essential oils extracted from herbs, trees, seeds, flowers and fruits to naturally enhance the benefits of massage. Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation. Consider adding Hot Stones to the aromatherapy for a Healthier YOU!!

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CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a soft touch, hands-on method that evaluates the CranioSacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body for the ease of motion and the body’s rhythm.

CST releases restrictions and tension deep within soft tissues surrounding the central nervous system. Once the restriction has been removed, the body is able to self-correct and function properly. The subtle qualities of touch used in CST work are what make it one of the safest methods, which is suitable during pregnancy, for babies, children, adults and the elderly, and in fragile or acutely painful conditions.

The deep relaxation you can reach during the CST session is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions such as: Migraines, Chronic Neck and Back Pain, Autism, Stress, Postpartum depression, Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Scoliosis, Neurological Disorders, emotional difficulties, Orthopedic Problems, and more. During treatment, clients are fully clothed; they lie on their side or face up.

*30 Minutes AromaTouch Massage Therapy
*30 Minutes CranioSacral Therapy
Hot Stones are complimentary with this service.  Ahhhhhhhh!!!!

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The Importance of Lymph Drainage Therapy For Good Health



Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) promotes the circulation of lymph and helps rid the body of toxins and waste materials. It also aids in purifying and regenerating tissues while normalizing organ function, and enhancing ones metabolism and immune system. This therapy can be beneficial for post-surgical lymphatic rerouting and can aide in primary and secondary Lymphedema, and is available at Holistic Care Approach in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system. It’s a complex system comprised primarily of lymph vessels and nodes working in cooperation to accomplish these tasks.

Unlike the circulatory system, which uses the pumping of the heart to circulate its blood flow, lymph vessels rely upon hundreds of tiny muscular units (lymphangions) contracting throughout the body to propel the lymph. These contractions enable the lymph vessels to transport numerous substances (i.e., proteins, toxins, hormones, fatty acids, immmune cells) to the lymph nodes, which can then process them. The action of these muscular units can be hindered or stopped, however, due to fatigue, stress, lack of physical activity, emotional shock, cold temperatures, infections, substantial swelling, age, chemicals or food additives. When the lymph circulation stagnates, fluids, proteins, cells and toxins accumulate and cellular functioning is significantly compromised. This opens the way to many physical ailments and may hasten the aging process.

How Lymph Drainage Therapy is Performed

The LDT process involves the use of subtle manual maneuvers to aid in the recirculation of the lymphatic flow. Specifically, the therapist works with flat hands, using all the fingers to stimulate wavelike movements. The pressure applied is generally around five grams, or the equivalent weight of a nickel. Using this technique, trained therapists are able to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth, and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. From there, they can use their hands to perform Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the vessels to assess overall lymphatic circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining lymph and other body fluids.

The Benefits of Lymph Drainage Therapy

Due to the nature and role of the lymphatic system, LDT can prove beneficial in the correction of numerous conditions, as well as a useful tool in preventive health maintenance. This is why you’ll find a wide range of practitioners using LDT. Among them are medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, doctors of chiropractic, dentists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, lymphedema specialists, massage therapists, bodyworkers, and estheticians.

In essence, Lymph Drainage Therapy works to recirculate lymphatic flow, activate fluid circulation, and stimulate the functioning of the immune system and parasympathetic nervous system. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results may be:

  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) of many origins
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue from burns and scars (pre- and postsurgical)
  • Relief of chronic and subacute inflammation and conditions such as sinusitis, acne, eczema, and allergies
  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Relief of chronic pain
  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, depression, stress, loss of vitality, and loss of memory
  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
  • Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue

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Chronic Pain Management and Scar Release


Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically de-regulate the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and fight chronic pain.

Ginger’s MPS Certified Expertise:

MPS Scar Release

MPS Advanced Circuits ~ Chronic Pain Management

How Does it Work?

The MPS device locates and applies concentrated DC microcurrent to therapeutically active points (acupuncture and trigger) for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The device is engineered to detect and treat these active points with great scientific precision and potency, providing stimulation of all three systems at once – nervous, muscular and endocrine.

MPS protocols are the ultimate in integrative pain protocols. The power of integrating all these healing techniques into one protocol means MPS can produce far superior outcomes over traditional pain therapies, in a fraction of the treatment time. MPS protocols are easy to adapt into any clinical setting or time frame. It’s no wonder that MPS therapy is now the first choice for treatment of chronic pain by over 40,000 therapists and hundreds of hospitals worldwide.


MPS has been a remarkable success in the fight against chronic pain. The results are so impressive using this approach that complete or substantial relief (60-85%+) from pain often occurs within 1-3 applications.

Most patients require 2-10 treatments for lasting outcomes, with some chronic patients requiring ongoing daily or bi-weekly applications. MPS protocols may be quickly individualized to any patient’s needs.  MPS Therapy is reported to be significantly more effective than many other therapies offered on the marketplace, often providing the only “breakthrough” many pain patients have ever experienced.

MPS can serve as an invaluable tool to all health professionals in their efforts to substantiate current treatment regime and as an invaluable pain tool for superior patient outcomes.

For more information, Contact Ginger Taylor, LMT at (321) 480-9986

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PTSD could be treated with Craniosacral therapy according to a research study

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Published on August 21, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is impacting people worldwide. In the United States alone, more than five million people will suffer from PTSD this year. There are major emotional, financial, and negative health implications associated with PTSD making it a timely priority.

“Post-traumatic stress is a complex condition that can be difficult to treat with conventional medical and psychotherapeutic methods,” explains naturopathic researcher and clinician Dr. Lisa M. Chavez. “Now more than ever, practical, holistic and effective interventions for post-traumatic stress are needed worldwide.”

Dr. Chavez’s compelling research involving 38 Tibetan ex-political prisoners in exile is just one of many innovative presentations featured at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians convention this month.

All study participants were given three medically recognized surveys including The Harvard Trauma Questionnaire, a W.H.O. Brief Quality of Life survey, and the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25. Participants were divided into two groups: one that received Craniosacral Therapy and another that did not receive the treatment. The majority of the treatment participants were victims of torture who had been imprisoned and suffered severe trauma. Results of the pilot study found that survey scores for anxiety and somatic complaints of the participants who received the Craniosacral Therapy decreased, while the somatic complaint scores of the participants who did not receive therapy actually increased. “The decrease in somatic, anxiety and total scores of the treatment group was statistically significant, with female participants benefiting the most,” explained Dr. Chavez.

Craniosacral therapy is based on manually following subtle movements of bone and fascia with focused therapeutic intent. It is considered an alternative therapy involving unconventional concepts such as balance, rhythm, flow, and energy healing. The practitioner gently manipulates the skull and sacrum, which are key components of the central nervous system. No special equipment is used, just the practitioner’s hands and their expertise in detecting changes in the movement of energy and fluid in the craniosacral system.

“I think this therapy works so well for body mind conditions because it induces the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, or as it is commonly called the ‘rest and digest’ state,” explains Dr. Chavez. “This allows the entire body to enter a state of restoration, unlike psychoactive drugs that just dampen the sympathetic response.”

Dr. Chavez’s research provides hope that this nonverbal, physical medicine can safely and effectively work with the underlying aspects of chronic physical issues that ensue from trauma, including PTSD. “Holistic interventions, like Craniosacral Therapy, work outside the bounds of packaging, culture, language, gender and even mental constraints,” says Dr. Chavez. “As we listen with our hands, we can help patients heal their deepest wounds.”

The AANP encourages its membership to spearhead innovative research such as the work of Dr. Chavez. The vision of the AANP is to transform the healthcare system from one of disease management to one that is comprehensive and embraces the safe and effective principles and practices of naturopathic medicine.

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