Where Wellness Meets Bliss

Rosacea: The Cause & Treatment
by Helena Meyer

Rosacea is a skin disorder due to the pitta and vata imbalance. Around this time of the year, rosacea acts up more often as the heat of the summer is settled deeply in our physiology, especially the liver. This causes the pitta (fire) dosha to get out of balance.
Vata body types have naturally weaker tissues- skin, muscle, nervous system, and blood vessels. If the vata dosha is out of balance, it will over time cause a weakness of the tissues in the body, including the capillaries.
The combination of the two will cause rosacea. Thus, the “butterfly” design of red vessels in the form of a red patch on the face. This is stage one of rosacea.

In time, the weak vessels break and the area gets infected. This results in pustules that look like acne but is technically not acne. This is the final and most severe stage as it is an infection of the tissue around the broken capillaries.

The treatment with our 100% organic Rosacea products is effective, safe and pleasant. All Rosacea products contain numerous soothing, healing  and cooling herbs. In addition, helicrysum is a powerful essential oil for tissue regeneration. Combined with German chamomile, it is the perfect therapeutic treatment for rosacea. We always recommend the 3 main products: Rosacea Cleanser, Toner nad Moisturizer. However, adding the Serum and Mask to the basic Rosacea skin care regime is very important to aggressively help treat this most difficult skin condition.

Helena Meyer

Rosacea Diet & Recommendations
Please note: Diet is extremely important in treating rosacea. Certain foods contain natural ingredients that aggravate rosacea, like histamines & tyramine.

*excessive heat or exposure to sun
*alcohol, incl. red wine & beer (as histamines found there aggravate rosacea)
*coffee, black tea
*stressful deadlines
*emotional aggravation
*excessive activity or overwork
*spicy, sour food
*refined sugars
*bananas, avocados, peppers, raisins, vanilla extract nuts
*refined carbohydrates
*hot foods
*skipping meals.  Do not skip meals.
*cold cuts, hot dogs, salami, liver
*niacin, large doses of vitamin B3
*strictly avoid:  mustard, ketchup, relishes, red meat, hot spices, chocolate, hard aged cheeses, white sugar, radish, onion, garlic, spinach, tomato – these foods are causing high acidity in the system as well as excessive heat.

Recommended Diet

These foods are especially recommended for treating rosacea.
Grains: white rice
Dairy: only organic non-homogenized milk products, making sure that there is no dairy allergy present (which often is the case in rosacea cases.) Avoid hard cheeses.
Sweeteners: birch sugar (please note: no US made xylitol since all are GMO. The only excellent brand comes from Finland p birch sugar. It is recommended even for diabetics.)
Oils: olive & sunflower oil
Fruit: sweet fruits, grapes, cherries, peaches, melons, coconut, sweet pineapple, sweet plums, mango, fresh figs, sweet berries.
Vegetables: excellent choices: asparagus, pumpkin, cucumber, celery, zucchini.
Spices: coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, small quantity of black pepper.
If not vegetarian:  organic chicken, turkey, egg whites.
Vitamins: important! Natural Vitamin C with bioflavanoids, small dosage of riboflavin (B2).


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We would love to see you again!


Meredith is offering a great deal
$120 for a 60 minute massage followed by 30 minutes of Reiki (reg. $159)

Just mention the special you are interested in when you
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Acupuncture Energy Renewal
$255(reg $300) July 10 – August 10 

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* Prema Foot Reflexology (40 min w/foot scrub)
* Reiki (60 min)
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Introducing the Standard Acupuncture Facial.  This more affordable acupuncture facial includes a facial cleanse, needles, facial oil and massage for $126.  Our Enhanced Acupuncture Facial includes a cleanse, exfoliation, needles, mask, serum and moisturizer for $156. 

Happy July and thank you for subscribing!

This year has been a beautiful year of transformation.  I trust that each of you is experiencing 2012 to the fullest.  Although summer is in full force, we are enjoying the cooler days this week.  We invite you to come in to Sensorielle and experience one of our many offerings to care for your skin after long days in the sun or relax your body after busy days at work.  I hope you will enjoy this newsletter offering up skincare tips for July, specials on treatments, packages and gifts, and reintroducing Susan Bratus with her insightful Crystal Corner article, learning about Lapis Lazuli this time.  I would love to see some of you at Beverlee’s inspiring workshops in Longmont this month, outlined later in this newsletter.

I wish you a prosperous and peaceful summer.

Jewl Petteway
Owner, Sensorielle


Easy Skin Care Tips 
Oh How I love Coconut Oil for My Skin!!!  July 2012

I have been cooking with coconut oil for the last 3 months and my doggies and I are feeling much better. They have more energy and their coat is softer, and my skin is more hydrated.  I’m not sure if coconut oil did it so I looked up the ingredients in coconut oil and was amazed at what it does for us!  

Coconut oils have Medium Chain Fatty Acids of Lauric Acid, Caprylic Acid, and Capric Acid. All of the these exhibit antiviral, antimicrobial,antiprotozoal and anti fungal properties. Helping to destroy fungus, bacteria and viruses!

Nutritionists, natural doctors etc. use these medium chains of fatty acids to help clear up candida (Caprylic acid and diet); herpes, measles, influenza, hepatic C, blood pressure, diabetes and even HIV (Lauric acid). Of course check with your health care provider about this.

Did you know that during World War II, coconut water was used as an emergency short-term intravenous hydration fluid because it has high levels of sugar and salts. My dogs and I love about a tablespoon of coconut oil instead of olive oil or butter to scramble eggs and to stir fry shrimps or chicken. We also love the flavor. I salute Eminence Skin Products for their Coconut Moisturizer for face and body. Of course they have added other ingredients in the coconut oil to fight wrinkles and anti aging (their natural retinol complex and green apple stem cells). It is amazing how these natural and organic plants, fruits, nuts, and herbs help us on all levels. I’ve heard coconut oil can’t be “patented ” since it’s a fruit and nut, and not many companies are interested in this. Most companies want to produce a “chemical”, to own this patent and make more money. Greed, greed! The more I learn more about Eminence the more I appreciate them…staying close to nature and how nature in its” raw ” form is more beneficial to our largest organ, our skin. Thank you also to other natural companies using all of the coconut…oil, juice, meat for our good health. So everyone buy a coconut and enjoy it all in it’s natural form and support natural skin care lines.

BeeGee Stivers, Esthetician
Check out BeeGee’s blog

Get out of the way toxic chemicals and allow nature’s best food supply heal and nurture us. Sending love to your healthy skin and love and appreciation to the coconut, Beegee Stivers Licensed esthetician Say no to GMO. Demand labeling of this at least in USA if we can’t stop this. See Bitter Seed! Go Organic….the price will go down if we all do this.

Complimentary brow or lip wax with any 60 minute facial ($32 value!)


The Crystal Corner with Susan Bratus 
Lapis Lazuli – bearer of truth & light

Lapis is highly prized by the ancients as well as one of the most widely used stones by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The golden particles in the stone represented the stars in the night sky, which are actually inclusions of pyrite – the white particles are inclusions of calcite. The blue of lapis varies from a deep blue to a lovely shade of royal blue and must be chosen carefully so as not to obtain specimens that have been dyed. Lapis is truly a lovely gem to work with when you are dealing with the inner truth of divine nature. And now I bring you its message:

Mentally: With love and support I will open the channels so that light will flow into the darkest corners to awaken the intuitive mind.

Emotionally: You have only to ask me to help you with past traumas, repressed memories, and emotional wounds so that you will become free of the surrounding illusions in order to express healthy emotions.

Spiritually: I am the bridge to the Higher Self – the truth to set you free – do not fear this as an obstacle. If you are ready to look at your dark side, you can transform that darkness into the brightest light and beyond.

Physically: Your anxiety and stress build-up need not penetrate to all areas of your body to create blockages that would impede the flow of light. I will awaken you to new heights if only you will allow me, with the beauty of love, to grant the mental strength to support self-healing.

Lapis Lazuli belongs to the Cubic Alliance – one of the eight alliances that can influence the personality. I have created my Crystal Spirit Reading based on this material and the studies surrounding sacred geometry. I offer these readings at reasonable rates as well as on-going workshops.

For information regarding all my services, visit my website at:  http://www.crystalspiritconnection.abmp.com or call 303.926.1142 to schedule a reading

Susan Bratus, Certified Practitioner
With Light & Love


Sole Purpose invites you to…

Awaken Your Life’s Purpose
with Beverlee Garb, M.P.A.

Join us for a 2 hour workshop in Longmont, CO in which you will learn the Six Fundamental Stages of Awakening your Life’s Purpose.


Beverlee Garb,
CEO/Founder of Sole Purpose Intl., uses a somatic(“body-centered”) approach to help you access your unique life purpose, as well as to clear the blockages which keep you from manifesting what you desire.

In this workshop you will learn:
*How unhealed issues from your past are keeping you from living true to your life purpose;
*How you can heal your past so that you can live more purpose-fully in your present;
*How to locate the unconscious beliefs which sabotage you in your relationships, career and health;
*How to know and manifest both your “inner” and “outer” purpose;
*How to align your life with who you are at your Core.

This workshop is experiential so come ready to learn, have fun and experience an awakening.

Tuesday, July 17th.
6:30 – 8:30 PM
@ Chabad Center
195 S. Main St. #4, Longmont, CO 80501
(dinner will be served).

Sunday, July 22nd.
10:30 AM – 12.30 PM
@6374 Niwot Road, Longmont CO 80503


June Specials

June Staff Specials

Free Acutonics with Joy!
For every new facial client requesting Joy, receive 15 complimentary minutes of acutonics when you mention this newsletter

Free Brow or Lip Wax with Lynn!
Enjoy a complimentary lip or brow wax with any facial if you request Lynn.


Package of the Month

Shirodhara Samadhi
$247 for the month of June! (reg $297)

Each month, we will feature a new discounted package.  We are excited that Sheila has completed her training in our Ayurvedic treatments, so we are featuring our most popular package in June, the Shirodhara Samadhi.  2 1/2 hours of pure bliss, balancing your doshas and renewing your spirit with:

* tibetan foot balancing bowls
* body brushing
* lymphatic detox wrap
* medicated steam tent
* abhayanga massage
* shirodhara oil on the forehead

$247 for the month of June (reg. $297).  
Mention the blog post for your discount.

Helena Meyer’s Ayurvedic Recommendations for Summer
General Guidelines for Balancing Pitta (Fire) Element

Ayurveda recognizes major changes during each season in the physiology, as well as the psychology. We can harmonize these influences by implementing specific routines, as well as  diet. You will find general  guidelines to balance the elements in each season. There is also a consideration  of your specific body type. To determine your specific body type and for more detailed and personalized guidelines, please contact Sensorielle for a private consultation with Helena Meyer.

Pitta is predominant during summertime when weather is hot.  Pitta (fire) governs the circulatory system, mainly the enzymes and hormones. It is responsible for digestion, pigmentation, hunger, thirst, sight etc.Physical symptoms of excess pitta are: excessive hunger and thirst, burning sensations in the skin, eyes or hands. Hypersensitivity may develop in the form of allergic rashes or fever. Psychological factors of anger, rage, hatred and jealousy may increase. There are 40 kinds of possible disturbances in the body due to loss of equilibrium of the Pitta element.

In order to balance Pitta one should follow these  recommendations:

1. Lifestyle recommendation for balancing Pitta is to avoid heating up both physically and  emotionally. This means:
Avoid being in the heat during summertime, including taking hot baths.
Avoid exercising when it’s hot.
Do not work late at night.
Avoid jobs near furnaces, fire or smoke
Avoid emotionally “hot” situations – situations that bring anger up in you.
Avoid time pressure.  Avoid  heavy exercising at any time – moderate exercise will help balance pitta.
Protect yourself from sun, heat and bright lights.
Be with happy people.  Avoid “sour” company. Unhappy people raise acidity in us.  Happiness and love alkalize our body.

2. Do not skip meals. Do not fast. Eat around noon. Do not wait to eat until you are very hungry. Delaying meals can cause excess acidity, so eat on time every day. Start your day with cooked sweet  fruit, followed by cereal that contains  no sugar. Eat a sustaining meal at lunchtime, and a lighter meal for dinner. For  snacking, choose sweet juicy fruit–fully ripe mangoes.  Sweet pears and sweet juicy grapes are excellent. Avoid using pickles, vinegar, chilies, ketchup, carbonated drinks and alcohol.

3. The Helena Meyer Pitta Body Oil cools pitta and soothes emotions. Our Digestion Aroma blend helps enhance digestion without aggravating Pitta dosha. It also helps balance stomach acid.  Oils can be purchased through Sensorielle.

4. Stay cool in warm weather by wearing loose light colored cotton clothing. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes when you go out. Drink lots of room-temperature water.

5. Balance work and play. Play in water since this will hydrate the body, skin and emotions.

6. To soothe sensitive skin, balance the emotions and to nourish the skin and nerves, treat yourself to an ayurvedic massage in our spa in our spa. Also, every morning before you bathe or shower, use our Pitta Body Oil. You will feel cool and nourished inside and out. Spray your skin with our 100% organic Damask Rose Toner. This will protect your skin from dehydration, as well as cool it. Rose nourishes the heart and regenerates and soothes the skin. Our Pitta Skin Care regime is cooling, soothing  and hydrating, and it is perfect for you in the hot pitta season.

7. If  Pitta dosha is out of balance, you may find that you can fall asleep without much trouble, but you wake up in the very early hours and find it difficult to get back to sleep. It is important to get to bed early, so that you can get adequate rest each night. It is important to get to bed before 10 PM in order to allow adrenals to restore. An old ayurvedic “sleeping pill” is a cup of warm milk with some cardamom before bedtime.

9. It is important to allow the active pitta intellect to find deep rest in meditation each day. This will help balance the heart and emotions and strengthen the mind.

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