Yes, We Do Fire Cupping!

Yes, We Do Fire Cupping!

September 1, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston were all bruised up on the red carpet? Then the winter Olympics 2010 in China, when the Chinese divers’ backs were covered in hickey marks? Just recently we saw Michael Phelps and other American swimmers in the Summer Olympics with dark bruise-like marks […]

 
Seasonal Shifts and the Waters of the Body

Seasonal Shifts and the Waters of the Body

September 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm

by Leah Barr, Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner Autumn:  Time to Check in  Minding the transition of Summer into Fall is one of the lesser known, but very important things we can do to lay the foundation for our overall health and happiness throughput the year.  The Ayurvedic premise– that our bodies […]

 

Baton Rouge Disaster Relief

August 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

by Pooja, a Pekoe client, Baton Rouge native, and all-around awesome gal.   All – Most of you know that my hometown of Baton Rouge (and surrounding areas) had some devastating floods last week.  Not from national news coverage, but you’ve picked it up from somewhere else that wasn’t 24 […]

 
Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurvedic Nutrition

June 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm

by Leah Barr, Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner Ayurveda is a comprehensive discipline that encompasses nutrition and offers life-long principles of healthy eating practices Our bodies are perfectly evolved to reap the abundant offerings of nature. The six tastes found in food — sweet, sour, salty, astringent, bitter, and pungent — reflect the […]

 
The Body Type Spectrum & Why it Matters

The Body Type Spectrum & Why it Matters

May 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

by Leah Barr, Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner Remember that 5 minute middle school science lesson— the one where you learned about the three body types: Ectomorph (the slight frame), mesomorph (the moderate frame), and endomorph (the larger, stockier frame)?  While we may be taught a vague notion of different body types […]

 
Q&A with Leah Barr, CAS

Q&A with Leah Barr, CAS

January 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

What inspired you to study Ayurvedic Medicine? I have always been passionate about the connection between food and health, both physical and mental.  After years of exploration and experimentation, I decided to study Ayurveda because of the potency and specificity of the application of just the right food and medicine […]

 

Frustration with Online Booking?

November 9, 2015 at 6:06 pm

We had some feedback about having to enter your information every time you book an appointment online, and we figured out some settings to make your life easier from here on out! Please select the book now button and log onto your account. Select the “account” hyperlink and enter the […]

 

Q&A with Ashley Greenfield, LMT

October 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

What inspired you to become a massage therapist? I started with energy work, Reiki, in Quantico.  I met a lot of military families and discovered touch is a key component to healing.  Especially the women who were staying at home taking care of their families needed a hug or touch […]

 
Sleep Compositions

Sleep Compositions

October 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The famous composer Max Richter has written and recorded a lovely composition for sleeping, napping, and listening to on your own music device during your Pekoe treatments. The work is called Sleep and is 8 hours long, and there is a 1 hour version (From Sleep) of select tracks available […]

 
Let off Some Steam

Let off Some Steam

October 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm

  Now is time to get excited. Holy moly, Pekoe has a STEAM SHOWER!! I had been interested in building a sauna or steam room since we moved to Shaw. We had this really shoddy bathroom downstairs where the vanity wasn’t even attached to the wall, the toilet rocked on […]