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Lavender as a Natural Repellent

Lavender … let me count the ways I love you. Or at least the top five reasons why I need you in my life:

  1. Relaxing, gentle and soothing so it’s great to support sleep
  2. Calming properties which reduce anxiety and emotional stress
  3. Comforting to the nervous system which can help to alleviate headaches
  4. Has a strong smell, which aids in keeping bugs at bay and…
  5. If you are bitten by bugs, try lavender to help reduce the inflammation which may help reduce the irritation and the pain from the bite

Lavender is especially helpful in repelling moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes.





Bay Leaves as a Insect Repellent

Bay leaves can be used as a natural insect repellent inside the house.   It’s strong oder can deter cockroaches, flies, fleas and ants.  For the best results, place whole leaves where the pests are commonly seen. Replace the leaves once a week to keep the strong smell.  Bay leaves can may also work against spiders and moths.


Other ways to use Bay?

  1. Bay Leaves are great for Vitamin A, C, Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese, Potassium and Iron
  2. The leaves are also have antibacterial and anti fungal properties to support the immune system
  3. Bay Essential Oil is often used in shampoos or hair loss treatments to help with hair loss


Insect Repellent Candle

Natural Insect Repellent

Therapeutic Benefits of Massage

By Coco Pile.

Massage is so much more than a luxury or spa treatment. It has countless therapeutic benefits to remove physical obstacles that impede your ability to live your life. I’ve had clients that had daily headaches, which were impacting their performance at work. Or clients with so much knee pain that they stopped hiking, biking, and skiing. All of which were caused just from muscle imbalances. We released the built up tension and then they were able to go back to their lives, doing what they want, with improved performance!

Correcting Imbalances through Massage

By Coco Pile

We often forget that majority of our body is composed of muscles. When those tissues get out of balance through over use or stagnation we can have a full body impact. A lot of people don’t realize that tension in the ankles can cause headaches. Massage is so much more than a time to relax. It’s an opportunity to bring awareness to our bodies and correct any imbalances we have created while living our lives.

Relieving Tension Through Massage

By Coco Pile

One hour of massage is not going to reverse days/ weeks/ months/ years of tension that you have stock piled in your tissues. The longer you have lived with an issue the more sessions it’s going to take to recalibrate and train your body into a new state. A one hour massage can reset a lot within your tissues, but its a team effort. The therapist shows were the tension is and sets up the opportunity to release, but the receiver must be present to let go of the tension. Overall, the receiver’s nervous system has to be the one to tell the muscles to relax.

How Massage Relaxes Your Nervous System

By Coco Pile

Our automatic (autonomic) nervous system is divided into two systems or programs. One gears up the body to take action for the challenges we face in life, and the other gears down the body to restore, build, and heal. In our hectic society, we most often times practice using mostly our active (sympathetic) nervous system, and allow our healing (parasympathetic) nervous system get weak. Most people only think of the parasympathetic nervous system as our state for rest and digesting, or reproduction. Which is true, these functions do increase during this state, but most people aren’t aware that in this state we collect resources to restock our reservoirs and build new cells/tissue to heal from damage in our active state. This imbalance of using one nervous system more than the other is a strong cause for the rising cases of anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, infertility, and so much more. One way to counteract this imbalance is to receive massage regularly. Massage induces the relaxing, rebuilding, healing nervous system to help improve this very important state for balanced vitality and quality of life.

Don’t Ignore Body Pain

By Coco Pile

Just because that pain in your body went away after a few weeks, doesn’t mean that the tension or imbalance of the muscles has gone away. It means that your nervous system stopped trying to tell you there was an issue because you were ignoring it. It’s just like how you loose perception of a ring on your figure, or cloths on your back. If your body is telling you there is an issue, listen to it!! When you practice ignoring the signs your body is giving you, bigger problems start to compound in your body and you’ll “wake up” to a serious condition.