Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dr Hauschka Skin Care Tips: Skip The Night Cream

Skip the night cream; your skin will thank you.

While you sleep your skin is actually hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. Regular application of night creams interferes with these essential tasks, and over time skin becomes less able to care for itself. Covering the skin with moisturizer 24 hours a day sends a signal to sebaceous glands to cut down on moisture production, resulting in even drier skin that becomes dependent on moisturizing products just to appear “normal.”

A Dr. Hauschka regimen allows the skin to carry on its important night work. Balanced healthy skin needs nothing more than cleansing and toning before bed. Dr. Hauschka Rhythmic Night Conditioner is a water-based formula infused with rose essential oil and dynamic plant extracts that supports renewal and balances oil production. Use it for 28 days, mirroring and supporting the skin's natural cycle of regeneration to encourage a return to a healthy, balanced complexion.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Birthing From Within Class June 12 & 13

Class will be held at Radiance
Contact Gretchen at (503) 975-0754 or to registrar

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New at Radiance: Host Defense

Radiance is now carrying Fungi Perfecti's Host Defense mushroom line.

The featured mushroom this week is Agarikon (Fomitopsis officinalis).

Once wide spread, Agarikon was known in ancient Greece as 'elixirium ad longam vitam', the 'elixer of long life'. Exclusive to temperate rainforests, Agarikon is now extremely rare, surviving in the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. Fungi Perfecti has focused on building an extensive culture library to preserve this species.

Agarikon is strongly anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti viral.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Featured Spa

Radiance & Kerri Ward Merrill are Dr. Hauschka's Featured Spa for the month of May!

Kerri Ward Merrill's holistic practice, KOSMEA, has been located at Radiance Herbs and Massage since 1995---and the expertise and care she devotes to her clients and the services she provides is truly special. Kerri has twice traveled to the home of Dr.Hauschka Skin Care in Eckwalden, Germany for advanced training, where she was inspired by the balance between the purity of the Biodynamic gardens and the technology of the pharmaceutical-grade processing facilities.

Go to and click on the link 'featured spa' for details.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Community Acupuncture

now offering....

Community Acupuncture At Radiance!

Join our "Healing Circle"

with Jessica O'Malley L.Ac.

First Thursday of the month

5-7 pm

Starts June 3rd

Your first visit is free and then only $20 per follow-up visit.

Call 360-357-9470 to sign up.

A limited number of spots are available.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Celebrate Pregnancy Awareness Month with us!

We have lots of great ways to support pregnant mamas ! Including Massage! Get the pregnant Mama in your life a Pregancy Massage at Radiance~! Gift Certificates available.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dr. Hauschka On Sale!

All Dr. Hauschka Facial toners are 20% off during the month of May.

Dr. Hauschka will have different sales running May through September. Check back here later this month to see what the featured item is for the month of June.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Acupuncture Now Available at Radiance!!

Welcome Jessica- we are so happy to have you as part of the Radiance team!

Jessica O’Malley L.Ac.
is a licensed acupuncturist with an MSA from Bastyr University. She is also a licensed massage therapist and holds a certificate in ayruvedic medicine from Kerala Ayruveda Academy. She practices traditional constitutional medicine from Asia that includes acupuncture, vibrational modalities, bodywork, nutrition, botanicals, breathing, meditation and exercise. She believes in a simple family based medical model that is centered on daily practices of healthy living and preventative care. Her treatments are enjoyable, caring, and thorough, with a focus on instant relief and a plan for reaching long term health goals.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dr Hauschka Skin Care Tip- Your Skin Is Smart

Your Skin is Smart.
Smarter than it's often given credit for, that's for sure. Our skin has an absolutely amazing ability to balance and heal itself, responding constantly to changes in our internal and external environments. It needs a little help along the way, like protection from overexposure to harsh elements, or support when it gets thrown out of balance by illness or stress. The key is to encourage and strengthen your skin's own natural self-healing processes. Rather than suppressing symptoms or interfering with the skin's natural rhythms, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care respects the skin, supporting its return to balanced health.
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care draws on centuries of herbal healing wisdom, combining traditional approaches with modern pharmaceutical processes to create gentle yet effective natural skin care products that work with the skin holistically to return it to it's natural, self-sufficient state. Dr. Hauschka knows that your skin is smart, and respects its ability to regulate, protect and renew itself with the proper care. The Dr. Hauschka approach to skin care results in the undeniable glow of true and lasting beauty.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Select Pure Essence Labs Formulas on Sale

We have two formulas on sale from Pure Essence Labs while supplies last:
Candex for combating yeast overgrowth and
Transitions, a wonderful herbal formula for supporting women through menopause.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day May 9th- Treat her to something special..

Wild Rose Massage

Wild Rose is renewing, deeply moisturizing and relaxing. Rose essential oil is one of the most precious essential oils at $150.00 to $300.00 per ounce. Treat your someone special to an extraordinary massage--a wild rose massage.
One Hour $70.00
One and Half Hour $98.00

Gift certificates available now. Call 360-357-9470 for more information.

25% off FES & Healing Herbs Flower Essences

In May all of the FES & Healing Herbs flower essences will be on sale at 25% off while supplies last. This includes the 1 oz Five-Flower Formula (aka Rescue Remedy) and the 1 oz YES ( Yarrow Environmental Solution) formula.

Flower essences have an amazing capacity to support us on the emotional, physical and spiritual levels to transform stress and habitual patterns so that we can shift behaviors. They can be used safely with other herbs and medications and can be taken internally or used topically.

The Five-Flower Formula is the famous emergency combination of Dr. Edward Bach. It is extremely useful in any kind of crisis or stressful situation and can aid in creating calmness, stability and emotional balance. It is especially effective for children and animals.

The YES formula stands for Yarrow Environmental Solution and is a great remedy for those who work long hours in front of a computer. It is helpful for electromagnetic and environmental stress. For those who are adversely affected by crowds, mechanical noises, and other byproducts of the busy modern world. It works to strengthen a person's protective shield and immunity allowing them to function more easily in a hectic or mechanized environment.

This is an amazing and rare sale so stock up on your favorites or explore some new ones to support your personal journey while supplies last.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dr Hauschka Skin Care Tips: Like Treats Like

From the Dr. Hauschka web site:

Like treats like.

"Though it might seem counter-intuitive to apply oil to an oily complexion, it's actually the most effective solution. The skin knows whether it's sufficiently protected, producing more of its own oil when skin is dry and less when it's balanced. Drying, soap-based products and oil-free acne treatments can rob the skin of its defenses, leaving it vulnerable and triggering the sebaceous glands to produce even more oil. Dr. Hauschka's Normalizing Day Oil provides a light, clean layer of pure plant oils and botanical extracts that calm the skin's oil production while helping to heal and soothe blemishes and irritation.
On the other end of the spectrum we have Moisturizing Day Cream, the activating daily moisturizer that provides hydrating protection in a light, fast-absorbing formula. If we treat dry skin with rich, heavy creams or oils we effectively trick our skin into believing it's been producing too much of its own oil. In response it will decrease production, perpetuating the dry skin cycle. Moisturizing Day Cream is light enough that the sebaceous glands are called upon to gently increase oil production, but provides enough nurturing moisture to prevent dryness and damage. Over time, the skin will regain its balance and be better able to fend for itself."