Archives for April 2019

April 11, 2019 - No Comments!

doTERRA for pain management

doTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS is committed to proving the highest quality essential oil's and investing in the communities they work in. Hilary was originally drawn to doTERRA because of their integrity. She started using the oils aromatically in the studio and topically during treatments. If you love the scents and how you feel after we've used them at your session they're available for purchase!

We love using doTERRA essential oils at JADA Studios. We use them mostly for emotions and pain, but they can also be used in cooking, for hormonal balance, household cleaners, antifungal applications, breathing and digestion just to name a few. Below are a few of our favorite oils for pain and injury.

  • Deep Blue a.k.a. “Blue Sauce”: This blend is chock full of amazing oils used to promote pain relief and increase circulation. We often recommend this blend for use at home and use it after our treatments to help increase “good feels” after a treatment aimed at decreasing pain.
  • Lemongrass: Is a gorgeous smelling muscle and tendon helper. At JADA Studios we use is for concerns that are both muscle and tendon/ligament such as sprains and strains and hernias.
  • Basil: Can of course be used for cooking, who doesn’t love basil?! Did you know if can also be used for muscle cramps and tightness? We love using Basil for our athletes with tight and spasmodic muscles.
  • Frankincense: Is like the Duct Tape of the oil world! If you don’t know what direction to go, go with Frank! We use it mostly for pain and head trauma such as brain injury, concussion and confusion. However, it can also be used for Alzheimer’s, arthritis, depression, infected wounds, moles, scarring and wrinkles.
  • Helichrysum: This is a very versatile oil, but we love using it for any disorder that involves the blood or bleeding such as hematoma, hemorrhaging, bleeding, bone bruise and nose bleed.
  • Marjoram: Is a very useful arterial vasodilator (increases blood flow) which makes it very helpful for fluid retention, muscle spasms, rheumatism, sprains, stiff joints and bruises.

April 8, 2019 - No Comments!

Walk for Animals!

Every year, thousands of dogs, cats, and critters come to Animal Humane Society in need of a second chance. Animal Humane Society provides these animals with food, shelter, medical care, and most importantly, the love they deserve. This is a cause close to my heart and I hope you’ll partner with me as I participate in this year’s Walk for Animals.

These animals rely on the support of compassionate individuals like us. Every gift makes a difference. Your generosity ensures AHS has the resources to care for and protect every animal that comes through their doors. Your gift also helps me get closer to reaching my goal!

Please support me — and the animals — with your donation today. Together, we can make happy new beginnings possible! Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

April 5, 2019 - No Comments!

Going through her own recovery and seeing the profound yet subtle changes that her body would make after each acupuncture session changed Sophia’s life

Hi! I’m Sophia and I’m an acupuncturist here at JADA Studios!

I have never felt more aware of how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)/acupuncture can help optimize body function than when I was going through my own recovery and seeing the profound yet subtle changes that my body would make after each acupuncture session. This stirred in me a passion and a fire to bring the medicine I love to the lives of others, to help them connect with their body more deeply and have their body work for them in powerful ways. When I came across JADA, I instantly felt a draw towards the mission; “committed to keeping you performing at your highest potential”. This is what TCM did for me, and it was the mission I had moving forward in my life. A mission to come alongside others and help them to perform at their highest potential, by sharing the medicine that helped me come more fully into my own life after I nearly lost it.

Every day I feel so fortunate to work with others, helping them and learning from them by using things like acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle adjustments, cupping, body work, electroacupuncture and more to see them step more fully into their own lives and transform from the inside out. It takes commitment and patience, but that’s something that the clients we work with at JADA have - a commitment to themselves and to the world around them to improve, strengthen and transform themselves from the inside out so they can more fully step into their greatness in life. The clients we work with at JADA aren’t afraid of hard work, because they’re looking for a lasting and authentic change. I get to work alongside them to help them achieve their greatest potential, by being a “coach” of sorts beside them on their journey. It’s a privilege and deep honor of mine to be here and share the medicine that saved me with others.

Appointments with me can be scheduled through our website! By using the best combination of therapies and treatments I’ll be able to craft a personal plan just for you.

April 5, 2019 - No Comments!

Chicken Saltimbocca

In Chinese Medicine, we like to eat seasonally to help our digestive system. You could freeze your fresh spinach during the summer months and then make this chicken dish in the spring when we’re all craving fresh produce out of our gardens.

For extra flavor and saltiness, add the prosciutto, but if you’re watching calories, feel free to leave it out!

Ingredients

6 (3-ounce) chicken cutlets, pounded to evenly flatten

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

6 paper-thin slices prosciutto

1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1 (14-ounce) can low-salt chicken broth

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Place the chicken cutlets flat on the work surface. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Lay 1 slice of prosciutto atop each chicken cutlet.
  2. Squeeze the frozen spinach to remove the excess water. Season the spinach with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, toss the spinach with 1 tablespoon of oil to coat.
  3. Arrange an even, thin layer of spinach atop the prosciutto slices. Sprinkle the Parmesan evenly over each. Beginning at the short tapered end, roll up each chicken cutlet as for a jellyroll. Secure with a toothpick.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook just until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice, and scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover and simmer until the chicken is just cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Simmer the cooking liquid over high heat until it is reduced to about 2/3 cup, about 5 minutes. Season the cooking liquid with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove toothpicks from the chicken. Drizzle the reduced cooking liquid over the chicken and serve immediately.