After years of only existing in her dreams, Living Mantras was manifested and founded by Rebecca Russell, LMT, RN in 2015. She had envisioned a place where people could go to heal and rediscover the natural healing powers that already existed within themselves. All providers associated with Living Mantras are committed to using their gifts to successfully guide others along their path to wellness.
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"I just wanted to let you know that ... as someone who has several years of bouncing around to different spas I think I have finally found my spot. All of your therapists are amazing. It is the only place I will go and not ask specifically for someone because I know that they are all very good."
Nutrition: The wellness team at Living Mantras believes that good health begins with good nutrition. You truly are what you eat. How healthy you are emotionally, spiritually and physically is a direct result of what you put into your body. Without proper nutrition or energy, your body does not have the tools necessary to become healthier in any capacity. If you are not healthy physically it begins to show up in your energetic and mental existences as well.
To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
- Gautama the Buddha, 563 BC
Herbal Medicine: As far as our minds have developed, our bodies are not even close to catching up. We are still as human as we were thousands of years ago. This meant that our bodies still recognize and are designed to recognize the same entities that lived among us back then. Plants have always co-existed with us and we have always relied on their powerful offerings. We have relied on them for shelter, for fuel, for food, for transportation and for medicine. Throughout history it was never a question as to why we used plants to heal. Now we have lost this knowledge and even the knowledge that our bodies hold healing power within themselves which can be strengthened with plants known as herbs. Today, herbalists are the ones who remember that because we are both of the earth, herbs hold the ability to heal us not just physically, but spirituality and emotionally as well. A truly holistic healing approach.
Massage Therapy: Massage of soft tissue and human touch has always been used as part of the healing process in all cultures. Our trained therapists use a variety of techniques to release restrictive adhesions, increase joint range of motion, increase circulation, decrease pain and restore balance within the body. Massage therapists need to be therapists of both the mind and the body, and our treatments are customized to make sure each client has a healing experience on all levels. Massage can be very grounding and reconnects one's mind with their body, which often have poor communication due to our constant distraction from the outside sources of life. Aligning the physical body allows the person to focus then on healing their mind and spirit.
"...the physician must be acquainted with many things and assuredly with rubbing, for things that have the same name have not the same effects. For rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose or loosen a joint that is too hard." - Hippocrates
Acupuncture: With its origins in China, Acupuncture is truly a holistic energy medicine. It is a fundamental element of Ancient and modern Chinese medicine. Eastern medicines strongly believe in preventative healthcare, or maintaining good health, but acupuncture is also very successful in treating current illness or dis-ease. Acupuncturists view the body as being composed of energy pathways and when these pathways have free flowing and balanced energy (Qi), harmony and good health exists. When there is an imbalance or blockage of energy, dis-ease happens. This can take the form of emotional, spiritual or physical ailments. Acupuncturists also use methods of massage and encourage their patients to participate in activities such as yoga or Thai Qi and follow a diet regimen to increase the effectiveness of the acupuncture treatments.
Yoga/Mind Body Awareness Classes: We are spiritual beings in a physical realm and we must honor this by striving to find a balance between the two. Practicing yoga, Thai Qi, Qi Gong or other activity that connects mind and body movement helps us to stay grounded, connected and aware of our physicality which allows us to more effectively assess our own level of wellness. When you know your body well you will be able to identify sooner when you are "off" and intervene with natural remedies accordingly to prevent worsening of the situation.
Community: Many of us "know" what we should do to be healthy, but meet a real challenge when it comes to actually staying the path or holding ourselves accountable. Life can throw you through some pretty nasty loops. The providers at Living Mantras would like to be your support! We have created a community of non-judgmental fellow human beings who will share their knowledge with you and help you every step of the way. We do not treat in silence and then send you out into the world. Health & Wellness is a lifelong practice and there will always be ups and downs, mistakes and lessons. We are all practicing...
"Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness. " -Hippocrates