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Great Hand Massage Technique

Since Mother’s Day is this Sunday, I have prepared an early Mother’s Day gift for you …it’s a gift that helps you give the gift of love and health to your Mom or a loved one with your own hands (yes, even if the model in the video is not my mom! ) CLICK HERE TO OPEN THIS GIFT

This YouTube from our friend Lisa, gives you a technique that is simple yet powerful. I’ve tried it- relaxing, easy to share, wonderful to ‘give’ to a friend! Yes, the gift of massage can change someone’s life! It can erase pain, increase a sense of well-belng and even calm a person that feels bereft or hopeless. I suppose there is not a clinical studs on this  – but maybe you’ll accept it, because that is my experience.  It’s a few minutes long and this video is helpful. — the editor

If you like it, you can learn 7 other simple massages in our Bonding Touch video series, which is our THANK YOU gift to you when you make a tax deductible donation of $30 or more to support our work. This offer is good through Mother’s Day.

Our mission is to help people get in touch with their inner doctor and foster harmonious relationships with each other. Our Bonding Touch videos series is one of the tools we use to achieve this mission.

To help us improve our products so that we can better serve you, please post your comments and suggestions on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CenterForHealingByDesign

We wish your Mother’s Day weekend is filled with love and fun bonding time with all the mothers in your life!

Lisa K.Y. Wong, L.Ac.
Executive Director and Founder
On behalf of the Center for Healing By Design Team

Introducing Parker Time Potions


Parker Time All Natural Pediatric Massage Potions are Love in a Bottle—For Sleep, Play & Everyday


You may have heard massage for babies and children is a good thing, but did you also know massage creates an important bond between parent and child while also improving long-range emotional, physical, and cognitive development? According to Founder & CEO Kelly Johnson, Parker Time Potions’ mission is to focus their all-natural, quality pediatric massage oils to nurture the bond between parent and child. Johnson developed the massage oils for her son Parker (whom the brand was named after) as a way to connect with and focus on him. Parker Time Potions give parents peace of mind, knowing they are using all-natural massage oils and allowing them to slow down and savor those precious bonding moments with their child.

Aren’t our kids, and the kids we are fortunate to know and love from other families… aren’t they the BEST inspiration. Kids remind us what is important. They smell like sweat and tan bark chips. They name their pet catepillars and tell you stories. For every kid I love, I know that quality products and the kindness of touch and massage, can make each day a little calmer and more magical. — the editor

Parker Time Potions come in 3 formulas: Original, Play & Relax. Each potion leaves your child’s delicate skin soft and smooth, helps improve overall delicate skin and is specifically designed to maintain their skin’s natural balance. A portion of Parker Time Potion’s proceeds go to causes that support children with autism such as the Pingree School for children with Autism—a cause that has touched Johnson’s life.

OriginalParker Time Original Potion ($15.99)
Parker Time Original Potion is perfect for any time of day to help improve overall moisture for your child’s skin. A blend of sunflower oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil and Vitamin E leaves delicate skin soft and smooth. Parker Time Original Potions works promote skin softness and strengthen the bond between parent and child.Parker Time Play Potion ($15.99)Play
Play is the most important activity in the lives of children, helping children learn and develop many different skills. Sometimes play is easy and fun. Sometimes play is trying hard to do something right. Parker Time Play Potion is designed to elevate the mood, uplift the spirit and energize little ones with a blend of sunflower oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil and Vitamin E and is infused with sweet orange essential oil to not only promote the parent child bond but to also promote play.
Parker Time Relax Potion is perfect for an after bath massage to help calm down, relax and ensure a good night’s sleep. A blend of sunflower oil, jojoba oil, calendula oil, Vitamin E and Lavender Rose essential oil leaves delicate skin soft and smooth. Parker Time Relax Potions work to promote calmness and relaxation. Excellent for a bed or naptime massage oil.

Parker Time Potions Gift Pack ($37.99)Parker Potions 3 Bottles

A fabulous gift for a new mom, all three Parker Time Potions in one gift set.

Parker Time is my passion and my goal is to bring the bonding experience Parker and I have had through these products to all parents and their children.”—Kelly Johnson, Founder & CEO



Meet Parker—the inspiration for Parker Time Potions

Parker Time Potions are available online.  Follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Permaculture at Esalen

Esalen Institute in the Big Sur Area is hosting a series of sustainable agriculture, ecological concepts and in a Permaculture classes, the next is: The Permaculture Connection Healing our Ecological and Social Relationships.  There are so many classes at Esalen, take a look.

This class is running February 28 to March 5 taught by Benjamin Fahrer.  I feel that I want to drop everything and sign up now. You can, for this class and dozens of others. You’ll be enjoying one of the most amazing resources that we have in California. Esalen continues to provide top-notch training in so many subjects that it’ll make your head spin. The environment is supportive, inspiring and one of a kind.
This particular permaculture class has an enticing class description that includes, “Dig your hands into the earth every day and feel the rich and amazing soil in the gardens at Esalen.”… Doesn’t it sound great?



It has been a retreat and place of learning for decades. Esalen Institute, commonly just called Esalen, is a residential community and retreat center in Big Sur, California, which focuses upon humanistic alternative education.Esalen is a nonprofit organization devoted to activities such as personal growth, meditation, massage, Gestalt, yoga, psychology, ecology, spirituality, and organic food. The institute offers more than 500 public workshops a year, in addition to conferences, research initiatives, residential work-study programs and more.