The making of Nature's Elements
Nature's Elements Massage Therapy -
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Happy Fall, Y'all!
Giving Thanks!
Fall is on the way!
Come in and cool down with some cold stones


About me
moving in
Therapist news
powered by

My Blog

The making of Nature's Elements

Good morning! As of yesterday, Nature's Elements has been alive for a month. It seems like a very short time, and a very long time, all at the same time. I have been so busy, between seeing clients (yay!) and doing all the things on my "list" to bring Nature's Elements into existence--to make the ideas in my head a reality. So, I thought I'd share with you my vision, which is an ever-changing one. 

Several people have asked how I came up with the name: Nature's Elements Studio of Massage Therapy. Well, I knew I wanted the place to reflect the healing properties of nature, in all it's elements. The elements, according to Eastern theory, include fire, water, metal, eartrh, and wood. I wanted the services and atmosphere to reflect all of these elements. And Nature's Elements got its name.

In choosing the logo, I wanted to use colors of nature. I also wanted it to represent what I do- so I wanted hands to be a part of it. For the brochure, again, the tranquility of nature. That has always meant trees to me. I love trees. My backyard was actually the selling point of my house for me. It is a "forest"- very natural, unmanicured. I love looking at it, or sitting out in the middle of it. I wanted that feeling to be a part of my offerings.

As for choosing the furnishings, I knew I wanted the space to feel, well, natural. So, I searched until I found things that made me feel like I was NOT in the city, but away somewhere. See, I grew up in a beautiful part of the state, Farifield Bay. I woke up every morning and could look out my living room window to see Greers Ferry Lake and Sugarloaf mountain. I spent my time, when I wasn't in school, outside, roaming through the woods, looking for neat rocks around the water, swimming in the middle of the get the idea. I lived very close the this place called the Cliffs. It overlooked the lake and I would walk down there in the evening and just sit and look at the water. I want to recreate some of THAT feeling in the environment of Nature's Elements. So, after searching through stores and websites and getting feedback from people, I finally have the space furnished--at least for the most part. 

I really want the services I offer to center around nature as well. Of course, massage is at the core of what I do, but I choose always to use the most natural of products, from organic massage oil to 100% pure therapeutic essential oils. I have even found an eco-friendly form of "paraffin" to use that contains NO petroleum. I make my own lavender water to steam my towels in, I make a tea from eyebright herb for the cooling eye compresses in my facials, and I will be offering a variety of body wraps and masks that are made from ingredients found in nature. I truly believe that the earth holds all the medicine we need, and the body recognizes these things and assimilates them much better than anything synthetic or created in a lab somewhere. 

So, this is my vision, and I am so excited to share it with all of you. I also welcome and encourage any feedback or suggestions. This is an ever-evolving thing and I want to be flexible and move with it. 

Here are some photos of Nature's Elements so far:

All in all, it has been such a blast creating this space for you...and for myself. Come see me soon, and please, leave feedback if you want to. 

Stay tuned...more to come!

1 Comment to The making of Nature's Elements:

Comments RSS
Penny on Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:35 PM
Love it Tonya! Good luck to you!!
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint