Despite some flurries, we've been fortunate with a relatively mild winter and more sunshine than the Pacific Northwest typically offers during this time of year. And yet, there are many natural and unavoidable changes that our bodies undergo during seasonal shifts. Winter is the perfect time of year to bring a focus back to your [...]
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Massage Studio in St Johns Portland, OR We are delighted to announce that Blue Marigold was recently featured on the luxurious Spa Insider, an informative guide to spas, beauty, travel and wellness centers around the country. We must say, many of the featured locations in the guide are undoubtedly stunning, and we are [...]
Prenatal Massage (St Johns, Portland) It is well known that few experiences in life give such a plethora of blessings and challenges as childbearing does. As special and intimate as the experience of pregnancy can be, it can also be very demanding and wearing to the body and mind. One of the ways for expectant [...]
As with many of the modalities we offer at blue marigold, foot reflexology has withstood the test of time as an ancient healing art. It appears to have been practiced for thousands of years before modernization by multiple cultures, most notably Chinese, Indian and Egyptian and Native American. The underlying principle of this work is [...]
What is Cupping Therapy and What Does it Do to Your Body? Cupping Therapy has been used as a health-promoting modality in Ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures, among others. It has recently gained widespread popularity among Licensed Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists in the U.S. because of its effectiveness and relative ease of use. [...]
Abdominal Massage (Chi Nei Tsang) - Powerfully Effective for Digestive Issues As the physical and energetic center of the body, the health of our abdominal region affects our overall wellness on many levels. The gut is often referred to as the 'second brain' because of the impact that it has on our emotional balance and the [...]
Now that we are offering hot stone massage at blue marigold, we wanted share a bit about their application and history. Hot stones have been used reverently throughout the ages for their therapeutic properties by cultures on every continent. Ancient Hawaiians discovered the power of natural lava-based stones long ago, Chinese medicine has traditionally incorporated [...]
What is the Difference between Mayan Abdominal Massage and Chi Nei Tsang? This question is brought up frequently at our massage studio, where we specialize in abdominal massage. Although I do not practice Mayan Abdominal Massage, I am a long-time recipient of this beautiful work and have benefited from it greatly. And, as a Chi [...]