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Influenza & Corona Virus- Herbal Remedies to the Rescue

Herbal remedies for respiratory viruses and tips to keep healthy during flu season.

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Of Course Your Body is Weird- You Should Still Get a Massage

Hey friends, Breanna Kinman here. As massage therapists, we hear from people who want massage all the time, but say they’re too self-conscious. Here’s my rebuttal to the most common body anxieties:I have stretch marks/ scars/ acne/ body hair /ugly feet So does everyone. No, really. It’s honestly so unusual to work on someone who…

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Winter Solstice, New Year’s Resolutions, and Manifesting with the Moon

Winter Solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year, is on December 21st. On this dark day, observed by people all over the world, we celebrate light. We remind ourselves that, in times of darkness, we can be the light in our lives. How can you invite light into your life? For thousands of…

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Can I Offer You a Radish? (How I Cut Sugar Successfully)

  Hello, my name is Breanna, and I am a recovering sugar addict. Alright, there are no AA-like meetings for sugar addicts as far as I know, but I was definitely quite addicted. I was so addicted that I would get a giant headache if I didn’t have any candy by the afternoon. I ate…

We Went to Asheville to Learn Fire Cupping and Gua Sha!

We Went to Asheville to Learn Fire Cupping and Gua Sha!

As massage therapists, we’re always looking to improve our craft and add new tools to our bodywork tool belts. We’re always looking for new and interesting ways to help you feel better in your body.  Last month our crew traveled to Asheville, North Carolina for some education and exploration. What did we learn? What did…

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Guest Blog: ANAMCHARA ASTROLOGY

Hey y’all! My name is Nate and I’m a traditional astrologer and spiritual director here in Lexington, and I’m also the organizer of the Bluegrass Astrology Meetup. Charley has invited to me to share a little about what it is that I do, as it intersects with White Willow’s vision of bringing balance and restoration…

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Plant Communication Circle – Starting March 2018

Whether you’re a gardener, an herbalist, interested in making your own tonics, self care products, or simply just to strengthen your spiritual connection with plants, this circle will provide you with lots of information and time to connect on a much deeper level. Not only will you connect with 10 different plants in depth, but…

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New Massage Therapist! Meet Brandon Caudill, LMT

We are so happy to announce the arrival of our new team member, Brandon Caudill. Brandon is a licensed massage therapist and also practices energy work and leads guided meditations. He attended Lexington Healing Arts Academy for his training in massage therapy and has been immersed in Hopi and Lakota traditions for several years.  Get…

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Walk WITH your feet, not ON your feet

Do you ever look at a cheetah and think, “Man, I hope that little guy doesn’t hurt himself, running without the proper shoes.” Of course you don’t, because you’re not insane. Cheetahs are meant to run, and already have everything in their little feet that they need to run quickly and efficiently. But frequently when…

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How to Survive the Holidays: A Guide for Introverts

So you’ve made it through Thanksgiving. For an introvert, no easy feat. It was loud. It was messy. It was sensory overload! Aunt Gertrude told the same story for the millionth time and you laughed like it was the first time you’d ever heard it. Your sister, who seems to be immune to the sound of…

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The Psychology of Folding Your Pants

What do you do with your clothes when you take them off to get bodywork? The answer may say a lot about your personality. Or it might not. We’re massage therapists, not psychologists. But that doesn’t stop us from guessing. The Tidy CatYou are an organized mind. You are likely one of those people who…

New: Acupuncture in house!

New: Acupuncture in house!

We’re excited to announce the newest addition to our healing team. Bluegrass Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine is now located at White Willow! Holly Christiansen, board-certified and licensed acupuncturist, is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  What is acupuncture?  Acupuncture, a form of centuries-old Chinese medicine, is good for every body. Not only does it keep the body and mind…

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Charley’s Summer Salsa Recipe

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh veggies and herbs. When it’s too hot to cook in the kitchen, try this salsa for something fresh and bright.  Charley’s Summer Salsa:  1 each: green, yellow, and orange pepper- diced 1 jalapeno pepper- seeds removed and chopped 1 red onion- diced 3 roma…

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Crafty Night at White Willow

We had our first craft night last month and it was a blast! If you missed it, don’t fret, we’re doing it again this month. Until then, you’ll have to make due with the photo documentation of the event. Armed with a glass of wine and an iPhone, Charley snapped a few blurry photos for your viewing pleasure: …

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Journey of a Frantic Girl: Meditation

Several months ago I wrote a blog post titled On Being Present: Struggles of a Frantic Girl. Since then, as promised, I’ve continued to walk to work, which takes me about thirty minutes. However, during the coldest winter weather, I didn’t walk as much as I’d hoped. But this isn’t a story of failure or…

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Breanna Sees The Grandest of Canyons

Last month, my husband and I decided we wanted to see the Grand Canyon. This was a little bit fueled by the fact that two of the characters in my favorite tv show took a similar trip and it reminded me that it is in fact possible to get to the west side of the…

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Charley’s Winter Salad Recipe

This salad is great for when you need some fresh seasonal fruits and veggies in your diet.  I recently made the best salad in the world! Okay, I’ve got to give a little credit to my brother, Brandon the chef, who gave me the idea of using seasonal produce rather than the standard salad ingredients.…

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Let Your Cares Float Away…

Have you ever felt like your daily stresses are actually weighing you down? What if I told you that there is a therapy out there that can and will dissolve your stress so deeply that you feel like a brand new person afterwards? Well, it exists, and it is called Sensory Deprivation Therapy. Sounds kind of…

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Beat the Winter Blues!

So far, December in the bluegrass has been mostly warm and sunny. Soon, however, the clouds and cold will move in. Seasonal depression is not uncommon at this time of year. Many people experience mild winter blues, while others feel like they can hardly get out of bed.   This year, we invite you to get…

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Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients

To say that cancer is hard on the patients and their families would be an incredible understatement. A terrifying disease whose treatment can be even more brutal than the disease itself, just hearing the diagnosis can leave devastating impacts on a person’s mental health and wellness. Physically, cancer and chemotherapy wreaks havoc on the body, but the emotional…

Influenza & Corona Virus- Herbal Remedies to the Rescue

Mar 11, 2020

Herbal remedies for respiratory viruses and tips to keep healthy during flu season.

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Of Course Your Body is Weird- You Should Still Get a Massage

Mar 1, 2020

Hey friends, Breanna Kinman here. As massage therapists, we hear from people who want massage all the time, but say they’re too self-conscious. Here’s my rebuttal to the most common body anxieties: I have stretch marks/ scars/ acne/ body hair /ugly feet So does everyone. No, really. It’s honestly so…

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Winter Solstice, New Year’s Resolutions, and Manifesting with the Moon

Aug 13, 2019

Winter Solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year, is on December 21st. On this dark day, observed by people all over the world, we celebrate light. We remind ourselves that, in times of darkness, we can be the light in our lives. How can you invite light into…

Read More

Can I Offer You a Radish? (How I Cut Sugar Successfully)

Aug 28, 2018

  Hello, my name is Breanna, and I am a recovering sugar addict. Alright, there are no AA-like meetings for sugar addicts as far as I know, but I was definitely quite addicted. I was so addicted that I would get a giant headache if I didn’t have any candy…

Read More

We Went to Asheville to Learn Fire Cupping and Gua Sha!

Jul 10, 2018

As massage therapists, we’re always looking to improve our craft and add new tools to our bodywork tool belts. We’re always looking for new and interesting ways to help you feel better in your body.  Last month our crew traveled to Asheville, North Carolina for some education and exploration. What…

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Guest Blog: ANAMCHARA ASTROLOGY

Apr 27, 2018

Hey y’all! My name is Nate and I’m a traditional astrologer and spiritual director here in Lexington, and I’m also the organizer of the Bluegrass Astrology Meetup. Charley has invited to me to share a little about what it is that I do, as it intersects with White Willow’s vision…

Read More

Plant Communication Circle – Starting March 2018

Feb 14, 2018

Whether you’re a gardener, an herbalist, interested in making your own tonics, self care products, or simply just to strengthen your spiritual connection with plants, this circle will provide you with lots of information and time to connect on a much deeper level. Not only will you connect with 10…

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New Massage Therapist! Meet Brandon Caudill, LMT

Oct 17, 2017

We are so happy to announce the arrival of our new team member, Brandon Caudill. Brandon is a licensed massage therapist and also practices energy work and leads guided meditations. He attended Lexington Healing Arts Academy for his training in massage therapy and has been immersed in Hopi and Lakota…

Read More

Walk WITH your feet, not ON your feet

Mar 19, 2017

Do you ever look at a cheetah and think, “Man, I hope that little guy doesn’t hurt himself, running without the proper shoes.” Of course you don’t, because you’re not insane. Cheetahs are meant to run, and already have everything in their little feet that they need to run quickly…

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