Taking care of plants can be very therapeutic. I can personally verify this. After my miscarriage, I was drawn to plants. Taking care of plants helped to redirect my focus during a difficult time. Appreciating the simple beauty of these unique floral arrangements then allowed me to experience gratitude in other areas of my life. Because they helped me to relax and bring me peace of mind, I started to feel better. That is why I have assembled these unique and beautiful plant terrariums. My hope is that they will help bring relaxation and peace of mind to anyone who needs this. Or maybe you know someone who could benefit from a gift like this?
I’m not the only one who feels that plants can benefit your health. Take a look at what is being said about the health benefits of plants:
“Researchers…found that plants in the office significantly increased workplace satisfaction, self-reported levels of concentration, and perceived air quality.”…“A study by Ulrich and Simons found that being exposed to natural settings and plants can reduce stress levels within a five-minute period.” http://www.urbanplanters.co.uk/benefits-of-plants-article/increase-workplace-productivity/
“Plants in offices increase happiness and productivity – What was important was that everybody could see a plant from their desk. If you are working in an environment where there’s something to get you psychologically engaged you are happier and you work better,” Knight said. https://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/31/plants-offices-workers-productive-minimalist-employees
The Healing Hand designs both Air Plant Terrariums and Tropical Plant Terrariums. Scroll down to learn more.
Air Plant Terrarium
Air Plant Terrarium with Cool Beach Theme
No time for a vacation to the beach, no problem! Just stare into this terrarium and daydream about it! It’s a unique item that’s sure to please.
So what is an air plant? Well, its a special plant that can be placed just about anywhere.
This glass terrarium is about 8 1/2 inches tall by 5 inches, and it comes with everything you see.
To care for it, you need to either spray it or soak it once or a twice a week. See how here.
Here is another variation of this cool beach theme!
If you’re interested in one of these unique gift ideas – please email me.
Tropical Plants Terrarium
Terrariums were popular during the Victorian Age and are making a comeback. Gazing into a terrarium can have a very calming effect and be a good source of relaxation.
It could be a unique gift for that hard to buy for person, (or, better yet, treat yourself!)
This is a special and unique floral arrangement that is pretty easy to take care of. Because a terrarium is somewhat enclosed, it helps to keep in moisture that tropical plants need. A few sprays of room temperature water a couple of times a week should do the trick. See how here.
And just so you’re all set, I’m including a spray bottle with the terrarium.
To give you an idea of the size – this terrarium is about 11 inches in height and the diameter is approximately 4 ¾ inches.
Here is another variation of a tropical plants terrarium. This terrarium is about 8 inches in height and the diameter is approximately 7 ½ inches. To make a purchase, please email The Healing Hand.
What is Stone Therapy?
Stone Therapy is the therapeutic use of stones that are either heated or cooled in water with the combination of massage. A variety of different stones (basalt, jade, soapstone…) with different properties (relaxing, revitalizing…) can be used consistently to help relax physical tension and anxiety, soothe aching muscle pain, and ultimately lift your spirit. As ongoing stress can lead to serious health issues, Hot Stone Therapy can be thought of as a preventative measure, and thus should be a part of your health maintenance program.
Hot Stone Therapy originated more than 5000 years ago. Here are some examples of how different cultures used stone therapy. It was used in Ayurvedic medicine in India with the stones being warmed in water or on hot coals to relieve muscle pain and discomfort; Native Americans used stones heated by the sun’s rays (heliotherapy) to ease pain, particularly cramps felt during menstruation. They also used them to heat sweat lodges and believed that this ritual could purify and cleanse the body of disease; in Hawaii lava stones were wrapped in ki leaves to heal and protect the body. As you can see, the therapeutic use of stones has been used all around the world for many years as a healing remedy.
Modern day Hot Stone Therapy is rooted in a practice that started in 1993 by Mary Nelson of Arizona, who was guided by an inner voice that explained the basis of the current techniques used in Hot Stone Therapy. Since then, Hot Stone Therapy has become quite popular, and is viewed as a holistic healing therapy that both relaxes, refreshes, and revitalizes body, mind, and soul.
What are the Benefits of Stone Therapy?
The benefits of Hot Stone Therapy are many, especially if Hot Stone Therapy is received on a regular basis. While the holistic modality of Hot Stone Therapy does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific condition, it can help to:
- Improve back, shoulder, and neck pain
- Alleviate stress and anxiety
- Improve relaxation and breathing
- Improve mental clarity and peace of mind
- Improve lymphatic circulation
- Improve circulation
- Release toxins
- Regulate metabolism
- Reduce menstrual pain
- Reduce joint pain
- Reduce tension headaches
- Reduce sciatic pain
- Improve overall well-being and vitality
- Promote grounding due to the high magnetic field found in basalt stones
Cold Stone Therapy can be combined with Hot Stone Therapy. Contrasting hot with cold dilates and constricts blood vessels, and as a result this process helps to improve circulation, reduce swelling, and improve tissue healing. Ultimately, the result is a refreshing feeling. Cold Stone Therapy can help with:
- Local swelling, inflammation, redness
- Acute injuries
- Tension headaches
- Sinus congestion
- Toning and stimulating the body
Most people can benefit from Hot Stone Therapy, however, you should avoid it if you have:
- Advanced diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, kidney, liver, or heart disease
- Acute pneumonia
- Severe hypertension (high blood pressure) or unstable blood pressure
- Hemophilia (internal bleeding), phlebitis (inflamed veins)
- High fever
- Contagious or infectious conditions
- Rash or a condition with open wounds
If you have the following local conditions, please inform me so that the treatment would be avoided in these areas: flare-ups of inflammatory arthritis and nerves, surgery in which nerves have been cut or altered, open wounds, recent burn or frostbite, skin conditions aggravated by heat, and metal implants.
Treatment modifications can be made by reducing the temperature of the stones (and a doctor’s note may be required) with the following conditions: cancer, hypertension, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, kidney disease, heart failure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, elderly people and young children, people with varicose veins and those who are on anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants.
For these reasons, it is important to communicate with me in regards to your health conditions, and also to complete your intake form with care and accuracy. And if at any time during the treatment, you experience any sensitivities, please let me know so we can discuss and so that adjustments can be made. Individuals with medical conditions or health issues are advised to consult a healthcare professional where appropriate. Always take your own health seriously and seek advice when needed.
About The Healing Hand
The Healing Hand is located in the beautiful Town of Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. The Healing Hand does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific condition. However, the goal of The Healing Hand is to help improve and maintain your overall wellness. With this in mind, The Healing Hand offers Healing Services and Healing Products to help you “Relax, Refresh, and Revitalize”. Together, we can strive towards your health goals. Current services include Reflexology and Hot Stone Therapy. The Healing Hand in Port Perry also offers Healing Products that have a therapeutic objective. I design Plant Terrariums with Tropical Plants and Air Plants, as well as Zen Gardens. Looking at and taking care of plants, and tending a garden can help you develop peace of mind, focus, and balance. I also design Bath Salts to help you relax both your mind and body.
In addition to serving Port Perry, Durham Region, The Healing Hand is conveniently located a short drive from the surrounding areas of Uxbridge, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Courtice, Ajax, Pickering, and also not too far from Stouffville and Peterborough too! The next time you plan to visit Port Perry, why not plan a visit to The Healing Hand! And let my hands help you maintain your health! To book an appointment, please email me.
Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!
THE HEALING HAND’S PHILOSOPHY
RELAX – MAKE OR BECOME LESS TENSE OR ANXIOUS
REFRESH – GIVE NEW STRENGTH OR ENERGY TO
REVITALIZE – IMBUE (SOMETHING) WITH NEW LIFE
I believe that health is maintained by an integrative approach with balance in mind – Everything in moderation. In my opinion, stress is the root of many health issues. In order to cultivate health, we need to “Relax, Refresh, and Revitalize”. These are the seeds of health.
Relaxation is one of the first seeds of health. It is important to “slow it down” sometimes. In the stress and chaos of everyday life, people often forget to be good to themselves. Make the time to do something for “you” everyday. Take a walk, soak in the tub, meditate. Use your senses and hear, feel, taste, smell, and see your way back to life. Notice and appreciate the beauty around you. In other words, take the time to smell the roses. Often this is overlooked but has so much value. Once you are less tense, you will have more energy to be able to do the things that you like. This will help you to Refresh and be happy. At this point, the seeds of health are growing, and everything is working better in your life. If you find your passion, you find your vitality, and you Revitalize.
The Healing Hand does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific condition. However, the goal of The Healing Hand is to help improve and maintain your overall wellness. With this in mind, The Healing Hand offers Healing Services and Healing Products to help you “Relax, Refresh, and Revitalize”. Together, we can strive towards your health goals. One of the aims of Reflexology and Hot Stone Massage is to help you relieve stress and help anxiety by Relaxing both your mind and body. I am currently offering Reflexology treatments, and I will be expanding to other health modalities including Acupressure and Reiki. The Healing Hand also offers Healing Products that have a therapeutic objective. I design Tropical Plant and Air Plant Terrariums and Zen Gardens. Looking at and taking care of plants, and tending a garden help you develop peace of mind, focus, and balance. I also design Bath Salts to help you relax both your mind and body.