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radiance newsletter
March/April 2012
Radiance Thanks Our Customers
massage To our dear Radiance family of customers,
That's truly how we think of you, as we go about the pleasurable work of finding great products for you to bring into your own circle of loved ones. We wish to thank you for recognizing the heart and intention we put into our end of the relationship-and for supporting Radiance Herbs & Massage in all the ways that you do.
In our work, we look for exceptional herbs and nutritional supplements, fine bodycare products, non-toxic candles and pure essential oils that we ourselves feel confident about including in our own daily bodymind health routines. We do our very best to.............Read more

March Classes
April Classes
May Classes
Join Us for First Friday
Come downtown for First Friday and shop local and support downtown! First Friday is the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 pm. Every month there is a different theme. March's theme is Women's History Month. Stay tuned for future themes. We'll have special promotions, deals and coupons. Check out our facebook page for up-to-date information.

Businesses will stay open until 8 p.m. as part of the event. Parking is free downtown after 5 p.m.
Spring Classes & Special Events 2012
Each Fall and Spring Radiance staff members and friends focus their creative energies to offer a wide range of classes and events for you. The enthusiastic response we are receiving tells us we're on a good path. We hope you enjoy this season's offerings.
 March & April Classes
Introduction to NLP
Tuesday, March 20
Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming). NLP is a multi-dimensional process that provides ...

Raindrop Winter Essences
Saturday, March 31
We shall start and end this class at my house near the San Francisco Avenue Bakery, and go out into Priest Point Park or the Mission Creek Nature Park, gathering materials to make Vibrational Essences. These are similar to Flower Essences...

Exploring Ethical Choices in Bodywork: Sexual Misconduct
Wednesday, April 4
During this two-hour class we will be discussing the many ethical issues that we, as massage therapists and bodyworkers, regularly address. Facilitated group discussions will help us give each other the tools to manage...

Exploring Ethical Choices in Bodywork: Client Relations
Monday, April 9
During this two-hour class we will be discussing the many ethical issues that we, as massage therapists and bodyworkers, face on a daily basis. Facilitated group discussions will help us give each other the tools to manage...

Celebrate the Sabbats
Tuesday, April 10
In this class we will take a look at the eight yearly holidays-known as the Sabbats-and their magical properties. We will focus our attention on the four upcoming holidays- Beltane, Summer Solstice/Litha, Lammas, and Fall Equinox/Mabon. We will discuss candles, stones, incense...
April Classes Cont...
Discovering the Doshas
Thursday, April 12
Have you heard of the doshas: vatta, pitta, and kapha? Would you like to know more about your body type and how to keep these energies in balance? This class is a fun introduction to Ayurveda-one of the oldest and most developed systems of...

Better Balance and Flexibility with Eurythmy
Sunday, April 15
As we get older, sometimes we forget how it is to be easily moveable in our bodies. If we move less, we can lose our balance more easily and become afraid of moving freely. We will do extremely gentle and easy movements together, very gently and easily reminding...

Charting Your Cycle: An Introduction
Monday, April 16
This class will cover the basics of charting your fertility cycle. No prior knowledge is necessary, just an enthusiasm and willingness to get to know your cycle! We'll review reproductive anatomy and...

Sixty, Sassy, and Sensational
Wednesdays: April 18, 25 & May 2
Our Sixties can bring changes to our lives that are freeing and joyful, but also challenging and difficult. What can we do to celebrate and support ourselves during this time? Kerri, who turned 65 in September, will demonstrate and discuss ways that can enable...

Introduction to Reiki
Thursdays: April 19, 26
Reiki is one of the oldest healing methods still in use. It is based on the existence of an energy called Universal Life Energy, which is both around us and within us. By tapping into this energy, we can heal ourselves and others. Anyone...
April & May Classes
Exploring Ethical Choices in Bodywork 
Sunday, April 29
During this four-hour class we will discuss the many ethical issues that we, as massage therapists and bodyworkers, face on a daily basis. Facilitated group discussions will help us give each other the tools to manage these...

Changing Woman: Menopause as Transformation
Sunday, May 6
Even if you have been resisting the idea that you are going through "the change of life," there is no stopping or avoiding the process. The shift from fertility to menopause is a serious transformation, AND there is great beauty and power to be discovered in the journey if...

Intro to Pranayama: Breath of Light 
Thursday, May 10
Pranayama is the art and science of controlling one's breath. Through simple breathing techniques we can extend the prana, or life force of nature, through ourselves. Pranayama nourishes the subtle body, opens the channels, and calms the mind and emotions. It can...

An Awakened Life 
Tues, May 22; Sun, May 27; Tues, June 5
You are already whole, complete, perfect. You have within you everything you need to be successful and happy in this world. You are a manifestation of the divine. Divine in human form. Have you forgotten? In this three-part series, we will explore ways in which we can reclaim...
Ongoing Classes
sun-star-pic Plants & Planets: Aligning with Celestial Influences
3rd Thursdays: March 15, April 19, May 17

A look at the month ahead and the celestial energies in store for us. We'll discuss how to support ourselves through the planetary transits with navigational tools, herbal medicines, gemstones, flower essences, and other gifts of the Earth. Learn more
Dr. Hauschka Events
flowers-pic Dr. Hauschka- Radiant You Party
Friday, May 4th 2012

Learn the Dr. Hauschka cleansing protocol in 3 easy steps to a radiant you!  It's a simple but powerful fact-when we take care of ourselves we're better able to care of others. A Radiant You party is a small yet potent step toward transforming our lives, our communities and the world.
Discover the joy of caring for your skin at this self-guided facial party and go home with free product.
Upcoming Events
plant-pic Celebrate Earth Day
Sunday  April 22, 2012

Celebrate with a Sale! Join us for Earth day and show your support of bulk buying at Radiance. For our bulk body and skin care items bring your own bottle to be refilled.  Restock on your cuboards with your favorite culinary herbs, teas and medicinal herbs.
One Day Only- April 22nd!
Bulk Herbs 25% off
Bulk Body and Skin Care 25% off
kerri ward merrill

Kerri Ward Merrill

Kerri specializes in natural health and beauty using plant and flower essences. Kerri's practice is named Kosmea, from the Greek root meaning, "to harmonize." Her focus is to help women create a balance of inner and outer wellness as we attempt to meet the demands of everyday life. Kerri is trained in aromatherapy, flower essences and colored light therapy, and brings these skills to her holistic approach to skin care. She is one of a few estheticians on the West Coast trained and certified in the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Treatment system. Appointments with Kerri are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and two Saturdays each month. For an appt. call Massage reception at 360-357-9470. You can also connect with Kerri on her facebook page- Holistic Skin Care

Carol Trasatto

Carol has been studying the art and science of herbalism for 30 years or so, and has been a professional herbalist for 20 of those years. She is dedicated to the power of herbal medicine to liberate the mind and body toward deep and holistic healing. She sees community herbalism as the heart and soul of traditional plant teachings, and supports relationship with local plants and ecosystems as the foundation of sustainable herbal medicine. Toward that vision, she feels passionately committed to sharing green wisdom through conversation, writing, and teaching–empowering others toward informed self-care. She has co-created the monthly Plants & Planets newsletter/gathering for 11 years. Carol has worked at Radiance since 1992.

Jessica O'Malley L.Ac.

Jessica is a licensed acupuncturist with an MSA from Bastyr University. She is also a licensed massage therapist and holds a certificate in ayurvedic medicine from Kerala Ayurveda 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. Call 360-357-9470 to schedule an appointment. You can connect with Jessica on her Facebook page- Healing Circle Acupuncture & Traditional Medicine
Join us for Artswalk
Friday, April 27th, 5-10pm

Featured Artist:
Adult Survivors Group

A Mandala is a circular design that grows out of the urge to know and connect with the wise, inner self, experiencing completeness as a whole being and as an individual.  The womb-like structure of the mandala creates a feeling of safety and protection, and the shape represents a cycle of energy and renewal.

The artists are adult survivors of child sexual abuse who currently receive group therapy from Katie Knust, M.A. LMHC, a therapist who works for Monarch Children's Justice and Advocacy Center, and in private practice. The art within the mandala represents the movement from darkness to light...the journey from sexual trauma to healing and transformation.

Live Art!
Artist Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor has been a commissioned   artist for 15 years, creating art for public and private viewing. She has specialized in mural work for medical offices as well as schools, public libraries, state organizations, museums, and city spaces.
Heather works in acrylic for her murals, using watercolor, pen, gold and silver leaf, graphite, pastel, mosaic and collage as required in her public and private work.

Lincoln Elementary

An annual favorite! Come view the creative works of our future generations. Mixed Media from Michi Thacker's 4th & 5th graders will be on display

FREE 5-Minute Chair Massage

Massage is an art in itself. As you explore the creative arts downtown, take advantage of our FREE offer! If that's not enough time you can indulge in more for just $1 per minute. We will have more than one therapist available so bring a friend!
Coupons & Sales

Dr Hauschka Sale
April 13,14,15

Aubrey Sale
Shampoo Sale 20% off
Month of March GPB & Honeysuckle

Herbs Etc April 20% off Sale

The Top Reasons Why Local Business is Important

1. Local businesses contribute upwards of 250% more than national chain stores to local charitable causes.

2. Local business contributes to the local economy rather than draw our dollars away from the community.

3. Local business creates jobs.

4. Local business helps to guarantee high quality and clean products.

5. Local business helps ensure choice and diversity of products.

6. Local business helps maintain community character.

7. Local business staffs build relationships with regular customers.

8. Local business can respond to requests and suggestions easily.

The staff at Radiance Herbs and Massage thanks you for your continued support!
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Radiance Herbs & Massage

113 5th Ave., SE,
Olympia, WA 98501

Local Owners:
Karin Olsen and Andrea Seabert

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