The Earthbody Blog

A curated guide to holistic wellness

Welcome to my journal. Each week I share a story that turns my mind with the insights, goof-ups, and lessons I discovered in the exchange. I also believe that the good life takes practice. Here's where I'll share resources in meditation, self care, daily ritual, wholesome nutrition, and the best in body~mind wellness. Thanks for reading and welcome to the family.

Denmo Ibrahim, Founder & CEO Earthbody.

Seven Self Care Tips That Work @ Work

SELF CARE FOR THE BODY, MIND, & SOUL

In order to stay balanced and energized at work, it's important to take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Otherwise the stress of work takes its toll and burnout ensues. Try these self-care tips for the mind, body and soul as a way to reduce stress at work.

Stay in the Present.
Your power is in the present moment. Feel your breath, notice sensations in your body, be with your current activity and this will help you to stay balanced.

Focus on the Positive.
Avoid getting caught in complaining or gossiping sessions at work and instead focus on what you appreciate in your life, at work, and in others. This will uplift your mind and melt stress away.

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meditation

Meditation“Too often, people think that solving the word’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.”

– Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Simple Meditation Techniques to Reduce Stress

SACRED SPACE
Find a quiet, clean space where you will be uninterrupted. Create a lovely area for you to practice – a comfortable cushion on the floor or chair will work.

TAKE YOUR SEAT
Place a cushion on the floor, if possible, and assume a simple cross-legged position. Have an upright spine. Keep your eyes open with a soft gaze. Breathe through your nose with your lips slightly parted and your jaw relaxed. Be still. Sink in. Calm down.

NOTICE THE BREATH
Where is your mind? What is it saying? Whatever it is, label it as thinking and return to the delicate nature of your breath. Become aware of the coolness of the in-breath and the warm of the out-breath.

REST IN THE NATURE OF MIND
Resting in the nature of mind refers to relaxing in the quality or state created or presented by mind. When you meditate, you may realize that mind is not a sum of who we are. We need no longer be ruled by our mind. We can train it to be calm, to celebrate life, and to love. So rest in the nature of mind. Remember, first we tame the mind, then we train the mind.


Psychological Benefits of Meditation

  • Greater creativity.
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased irritability and moodiness
  • Improved learning ability and memory.
  • Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
  • Increased happiness.
  • Increased emotional stability.


Physiological Benefits of Meditation

  • Deep rest-as measured by decreased metabolic rate, lower heart rate, and reduced work load of the heart.
  • Reduction of free radicals
  • Improved blood pressure.
  • Higher skin resistance.
  • Drop in cholesterol levels.
  • Improved flow of air to the lungs
  • Slows down the aging process.

Post Treatment

Post Treatment

Surrender at home.

It is post Earthbody. You feel light, at ease, and receptive. Transformation has begun. Here are a few simple home care tips to help extend your treatment for days or weeks following your session.

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kangen water

Kangen Water is made from a state of the art 7 stage water ionizer originating from Japan. It is widely used in hospitals as a healing device to treat illness.

In a nutshell -- following filtration, the ionizer, restructures and separates tap water into two parts: the waste (positvly charged, acidic water) and the potable water, which contains negatively charged ions and is alkaline up to 9.5 ph. The negative ions give the water an extremely high ammount of antioxidents (up to -850 ORP). This water detoxifies, and hydrates your body like nothing else.

Tap water can be acidic, contaiminated, and chlorinated.
The Kangen transforms your ordinary tap water into a healthier alkaline drinking water.

Kangen Water® can provide a myriad of health benefits:

  • Slows down the aging process
  • Promotes healthy weight loss
  • Boosts the body’s immune system against disease
  • Increases absorption of vitamins and minerals
  • Returns your body back to its healthy pH balance

Kangen Water®: Origins in the Orient

There has been more research done in Japan on drinking water than anywhere else. A 36 year-old Japanese company named Enagic developed the technology for the Kangen Water Machines. They have been providing to Japanese hospitals, restaurants, and other industries for over 30 years. More recently, Enagic developed their first consumer unit, so that the same benefits would be available in private homes.  These machines have been available in the United States for only a few years. The popularity has been amazing, as are the testimonies of those who have experienced the true power of the Kangen Water for a healthy lifestyle.

EarthBody proudly offers Kangen Water to every guest as part of your session.
If you’d like to take some home, please bring a container with you to fill up post treatment at no charge.


If you’re interested in learning more about the Kangen or how you can purchase one for your home or office feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organic Treatments

Rest is Assured.

Whether you’ve scheduled an organic facial, a therapeutic massage, or one of our exclusive Ritual Treatments, your session will be eco + bio conscious.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S IN YOUR SESSION?


FEELS LIKE BUTTER

“My skin is so soft. What kind of oil did you use?"

At EarthBody, our products are so natural you could eat them. Yes, it’s true. We have 5 different base products including certified organic oils, raw unrefined butters and vegan lotions. We order our product oils in small batches to ensure freshness of the best stuff. We recommend keeping the oils used during your session on for a few hours to let the nutrients soak deep within the tissues. Our oils are non-staining and carry no fragrances.


HEALING HANDS

“Wow, that was incredible. My entire body melted. Where’d you learn to do that?”

At EarthBody our Therapists have a minimum of 500 hours of focused training and several years of hands-on experience. We take bodywork seriously. We have chosen therapists who share a common vision in the power to restore health holistically. Every month we offer several workshops to support continued education. Nothing compares to working with a skilled, passionate therapist. Trust us.


THE ESSENTIAL DIFFERENCE

“I feel so relaxed here – aromatherapy works..”

Smell triggers memory. Tapping into memory can unlock physical tension and release mental fatigue. So we’ve incorporated a selection of essential oils to journey with you through your massage, facial, or Ayurvedic treatment. We never charge more to weave in our handcrafted products during your session. It’s our gift to you, should you desire, to experience non-synthetic, pure flower essentials each and every time.

We offer three belnds to choose from. Choose between RECOVER, a stimultating musle rub, INDULGE a calming body balm, or INFUSE an uplifting body moisturizer. Every session is tailored to you. That’s the essential difference.


THE SECRET IS FAIR

“I think I fell asleep. I wasn’t completely asleep. But I went somewhere else..”

Did you know that the sheets that envelope you during treatment are certified organic fair trade cotton? Fair Trade certification, coupled with organic certification, ensures that the organic cotton farmer is protected from price fluctuations in the world market and ensures farmers an enhanced standard of living.

In Fair Trade projects women and men are paid equally and child labor is prohibited. Fair Trade villages receive technical support in improving organic practices and are afforded opportunities through Farmer Field Schools to share and learn from each other.

We’d like to also mention the yummy tea we offer before and after session is Fair Trade Certified Organic.

So lay back – you are doing great. Heal the self – save the world.


LIT UP

“Take a deep breath…”

Candles can make any room magical, welcoming, and mysterious. But let’s take a look closer. A typical candle contains petroleum ingredients lead, synthetic fragrance, and can leave behind waste. Who wants to inhale that?

At EarthBody, we proudly use soy tea lights in our space and treatment rooms. So when you’re turning over and taking a deep, full inhale from the relief of that stubborn knot in your upper back, you can know that you’re air is not filled with carcinogens. We think that’s cool.


FACE TIME

“Enough about me, what do you think about me?”

We’re here for you.
When you come in for a treatment at EarthBody, we will spend time before the session to really hear you. Go on, speak up. Let us know what’s going on with your body. We are present, willing and able. After you’ve had a blissful session, feel free to remain in the zone. However, we’re always available for a post session dialogue if you’d like some self-care tips to continue your own care.

The ways to heal the bodymind are infinite.


IN SENSED

“ That was the best massage I ever had.”

Every session includes a series we’ve designed -- a rite of passage, if you will -- to guide you through your treatment. We find these integral to getting the most out of your bodycare. It’s our way of engaging the five senses.

  • hot infused foot towels
  • white algae eye pillows
  • warm herbal packs
  • flower hydrosol
  • essential oil + body butter
  • seasonal dish of nuts + fruits
  • post treatment tea service



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ENGAGE ALL 5 SENSES?
The 6th sense awakens which governs inner confidence and compassion.

Practice conscious therapy.