FAQs

About MFR & Massage

What is herbalism and who is it for?


Herbalism is for everybody! It is the study, science, and practice of learning from and about plants as medicinal allies and healthful support throughout life. Many allopathic medicines are derived from medicinal constituents of plants, therefore, the plants themselves contain the medicine. We are surrounded by these amazing creatures all over the planet, and they have the ability to help us in both chronic and acute need, for daily fortification and wellness support as well as first aid and relief from illness and pain. Book a consultation to learn more!




What happens in an herbal consultation?


A consultation with me begins with setting a time aside for us to connect, a time that is just for you! Once an appointment is made, I will send you an intake form which you will complete ahead of time. This will allow for you to feel into where support is needed as well as goals you wish to achieve with treatment. You will also be encouraged to observe and record daily habits and routines that may be discussed during our time together. First time consultation is recommended for one hour as we review your intake form and discuss your goals. During this time, I will tell you about different herbs that may be of benefit and in what form they may be most beneficial. I offer formulation of these herbal medicines, when available and there is absolutely no expectation for you to purchase directly from me. I will even give recommendations on where to shop and alternative products to purchase as well as further educational resources. Follow up consultations are recommended for 2-6 weeks out following introduction of herbal therapy.




What kinds of herbal products do you make?


I make a variety of products for both internal consumption and external application. Some of the goodies are listed in my SHOP or are sold at the Grants Pass Grower's Market on Saturdays. I am also available to make custom orders of the following: Teas: Single or blend of dried herbs for steeping in water to drink Tinctures: A strained product of alcohol based maceration of herbs for 4-6 weeks Acetous tincture/Oxymel: A tincture whose base is in vinegar; may or may not include honey Syrup: A honey or sugar reduction infused with herbs over low heat Cordial: A tincture of herbs mixed with honey and often brandy Flower essences: An infusion of flowers in water, preserved with little brandy
Herbal Oil: An oil infused with herbs over low heat (or fire) Salve: A topical ointment made from herb-infused oils with beeswax Lotion: A topical cream made from herb-infused oils, aloe vera, and beeswax
Sitz bath: A blend of herbs used for external application by steam, steeping, or washing affected areas Hydrosol: A product of water distillation of plant material (ie: rose water)





About Herbalism

What is herbalism and who is it for?


Herbalism is for everybody! It is the study, science, and practice of learning from and about plants as medicinal allies and healthful support throughout life. Many allopathic medicines are derived from medicinal constituents of plants, therefore, the plants themselves contain the medicine. We are surrounded by these amazing creatures all over the planet, and they have the ability to help us in both chronic and acute need, for daily fortification and wellness support as well as first aid and relief from illness and pain. Book a consultation to learn more!




What happens in an herbal consultation?


A consultation with me begins with setting a time aside for us to connect, a time that is just for you! Once an appointment is made, I will send you an intake form which you will complete ahead of time. This will allow for you to feel into where support is needed as well as goals you wish to achieve with treatment. You will also be encouraged to observe and record daily habits and routines that may be discussed during our time together. First time consultation is recommended for one hour as we review your intake form and discuss your goals. During this time, I will tell you about different herbs that may be of benefit and in what form they may be most beneficial. I offer formulation of these herbal medicines, when available and there is absolutely no expectation for you to purchase directly from me. I will even give recommendations on where to shop and alternative products to purchase as well as further educational resources. Follow up consultations are recommended for 2-6 weeks out following introduction of herbal therapy.




What kinds of herbal products do you make?


I make a variety of products for both internal consumption and external application. Some of the goodies are listed in my SHOP or are sold at the Grants Pass Grower's Market on Saturdays. I am also available to make custom orders of the following: Teas: Single or blend of dried herbs for steeping in water to drink Tinctures: A strained product of alcohol based maceration of herbs for 4-6 weeks Acetous tincture/Oxymel: A tincture whose base is in vinegar; may or may not include honey Syrup: A honey or sugar reduction infused with herbs over low heat Cordial: A tincture of herbs mixed with honey and often brandy Flower essences: An infusion of flowers in water, preserved with little brandy
Herbal Oil: An oil infused with herbs over low heat (or fire) Salve: A topical ointment made from herb-infused oils with beeswax Lotion: A topical cream made from herb-infused oils, aloe vera, and beeswax
Sitz bath: A blend of herbs used for external application by steam, steeping, or washing affected areas Hydrosol: A product of water distillation of plant material (ie: rose water)





About Yoga & Meditation

What type of Yoga do you teach?


I have been trained in Hatha Yoga of the slow tradition. This flow incorporates pranayama (mindful breathing) to practice presence as we flow slowly and intentionally through different asanas (postures) to open the body into greater strength and flexibility.




Where do you teach?


I offer private instruction: 1-on-1, at my studio in Grants Pass, OR as well as via Zoom, Skype or Facetime for anyone, anywhere. *Instruction offered in English and Spanish. I also teach in the town of Grants Pass, current classes are by pre-registration only and happen on Wednesdays. Please visit: www.blissfulbeingwellness.com/yoga for more information on current classes and to register.

Group instruction is available privately at your desired gathering place.




How do you teach Meditation?


Meditation is part of my Hatha Yoga instruction AND can be taught separately if desired. For many of us, it can be challenging to quiet the active mind and settle into a peaceful space within ourselves. It takes practice, every time. I have found that with the help of a flame (live or battery-powered), we can have a point of focus that captivates our attention and allows us to calm. I also have guided clients through powerful visualizations through scenes and through the body. Another meditation practice I teach is called Yoga Nidra, offered monthly at Sundance.
Find out when the next scheduled Yoga Nidra Meditation is.




I have a group who wants to do yoga together, can you teach us?


It would be an honor, yes! I am available for groups of all levels, ages, and experience. I have taught in nursing homes, places or worship, parks, studios, and private homes for over 7 years. Let's connect and create a time and class that suits you and your friends!

Email: blissfulbeingwellness@gmail.com Call/text: 541.819.0824