Our bodies respond to cycles of seasonality like all living things. In the Chinese medicine model, Fall is associated with the element of Metal, which is responsible for developing ritual and engaged in the search for meaning and inspiration. The organs associated with this element are the lungs and the colon, so techniques for self-care orient to these areas.
Unlike our blood which pumps through our bodies, the lymph "oozes" along and therefore can become stagnant very easily. Just imagine some of the various issues that can arise as a result of stagnant lymph. It NEEDS to move because it helps rid the body of pathogens. It carries our body’s waste from the tissues and into the bloodstream for removal. In 75 minutes, we will take you through a different type of facial experience--one in which every step is done with the movement of lymph in mind.
MEET RACHEL // You feel Rachel's warmth and care as soon as you meet her, and we sat down with her to ask three introductory questions. As always, find more info at link in profile! Q&A with IO Marin’s new acupuncturist, Rachel Schaefer.
“Give me a place to stand, and I will move the world.” Though not intended to be a philosophical remark, Greek mathematician Archimedes tapped into a deep spiritual truth: where there is stillness, there is power.
At IO, we are practiced in the art of prevention. While there's no way to entirely avoid environmental aggressors, there are ways to optimize the environment of your own skin, giving it a fighting chance against free radical attacks.
We spend a lot of time talking about skin. It’s our largest organ, after all. But beauty is more than skin deep. Our skin’s radiance is a good measure of our internal health, and the beauty we seek is achieved not only through products, but also through lifestyle.
After 14 years and 30,000 facials, IO's skincare program is about more than products, peels and potions. IO's Esthetics Director, Jennifer Gallegos, reveals how she built a program rooted in yogic philosophy that delivers legit, get-down-to-business, not-messing-around results.
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