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Posts Tagged ‘detoxification’

30 November 2017 Finding A Special Gift For the Caregivers In Your Life

by Jennifer Scott

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Caregivers have one of the hardest jobs imaginable.  Whether paid or volunteer, they bear an emotionally heavy load.  It only makes sense that they would top a giver’s list during the holiday season, but finding that perfect gift can be cumbersome. This is especially true when the gift carries with it a message of understanding and appreciation for the caregiver’s sacrifice.  Here are a few gift ideas to help you show the caregiver in your life just how much you care for them.

1. Massage Therapy & Bodywork

Making sure caregivers get time to relax and destress is incredibly important, especially when that person doesn’t get paid.  If you want to give your caregiver a chance to decompress during or after the holidays, consider massage and bodywork options. Massage therapy services come in a variety of forms referred to as modalities.  While there is sure to be one that meets the needs of the caregiver in your life, consider their comfort level before purchasing a specific service. One to consider includes Swedish massage, which is the most common type of massage therapy.  Others, like acupressure, reflexology, and deep tissue, are design to address specific needs.

2. Spa Services

If your caregiver isn’t comfortable getting a massage, consider the alternative services available at a spa for pampering they are sure to enjoy.  If you aren’t close enough to the caregiver to know their preferences, getting them a gift certificate that will cover massage but can be used on any service, like facials, manicures and pedicures, or styling, is a great option.  If you are still unsure, consider purchasing a gift card for a national chain like Ulta Beauty, so the caregiver can elect beauty services on their own or purchase their favorite products instead.

3. Subscriptions

Caregivers are often so busy caring for the needs of their charge that they sometimes impose the same dietary restrictions on themselves for the sake of time.  Meal subscriptions like Blue Apron and other delivery services can make preparing wholesome, delicious meals a snap.  If meals aren’t appropriate, consider other types of subscription services, like wine, cosmetics, or magazines.  Really, just about anything your caregiver enjoys is available as a subscription at whatever price point your budget allows, and it will be a gift that will continue to give throughout the year.

4. Adult Activity Books

While massage therapy and spa treatments are obvious ways to help a caregiver relax, they aren’t practical activities for every day. Those spending a significant amount of time monitoring your loved one may enjoy simpler ways to destress and pass the time while your loved one is resting.  Consider things like adult coloring books, activity books, crossword puzzles, and sudoku.  These offer an element of lighthearted fun to the caregiver’s day without a significant time commitment.

While these options are all great ways to show the caregiver you care and can help them relax during the holidays or year to come, they may not work for everyone. Gift giving is a very personal activity for both the giver and receiver. If you find that none of these meet your needs for one reason or another, just remember to stay focused on helping your caregiver relax, and don’t overthink it. Regardless of the gift you ultimately choose, the show of appreciation for the sacrifices they make will shine through to the recipient.

 


Another highly effective and lasting tool one could give to the caregivers in our lives, is the gift of stress-control, healing and rejuvenation. By using scientifically based breathing and meditation exercises, our Éiriú Eolas program offers exactly that. It is available for free on our website, with the option of purchasing it as a gift for your loved ones during this coming holiday season.

10 May 2016 May & June Éiriú Eolas workshops in downtown Vancouver and South Surrey

The first Vancouver class will be held on Friday May 20th at Yoga on 7th – a beautiful heritage building at 156 E 7th Avenue, a block north of Broadway and Main. Class begins at 7:30pm and goes to 9:30pm. Two other classes will be held on June 3rd and 17th at the same location and time. In these 2 hour workshops we will be discussing the science of stress, how it affects the organs and nervous system, and how certain breathing techniques can influence our physiology to counter that stress and create a sense of relaxation in a hectic world. We can actively strengthen our body’s innate ability to heal and rejuvenate through practicing these techniques. Hope to see you there!

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Two more Éiriú Eolas classes are being held in Surrey in May. The first is Saturday May 14th, and the second is Saturday May 28th. Both classes are from 11am-1pm, and both are at Endless Shore Yoga (upstairs in room 222 at 2570 King George Blvd. in South Surrey, British Columbia). In these 2 hour workshops we will be discussing the science of stress, how it affects the organs and nervous system, and how certain breathing techniques can influence our physiology to counter that stress and create a sense of relaxation in a hectic world. We can actively strengthen our body’s innate ability to heal and rejuvenate through practicing these techniques. Hope to see you there!

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4 April 2016 April Éiriú Eolas workshops in Vancouver

Two more Éiriú Eolas classes are being held in April. The first is Sunday April 10th, and the second is Sunday April 24th. Both classes are from 10 am-noon, and both are at Endless Shore Yoga (upstairs in room 222 at 2570 King George Blvd. in South Surrey, British Columbia). In these 2 hour workshops we will be discussing the science of stress, how it affects the organs and nervous system, and how certain breathing techniques can influence our physiology to counter that stress and create a sense of relaxation in a hectic world. We can actively strengthen our body’s innate ability to heal and rejuvenate through practicing these techniques. Hope to see you there!

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2 March 2016 March Éiriú Eolas workshops in Vancouver

Two more Éiriú Eolas classes are being held in March. The first is Saturday March 12th, and the second is Saturday March 26th. Both classes are from 5pm-7pm, and both are at Endless Shore Yoga (upstairs in room 222 at 2570 King George Blvd. in South Surrey, British Columbia). In these 2 hour workshops we will be discussing the science of stress, how it affects the organs and nervous system, and how certain breathing techniques can influence our physiology to counter that stress and create a sense of relaxation in a hectic world. We can actively strengthen our body’s innate ability to heal and rejuvenate through practising these techniques. Hope to see you there!

 

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9 February 2016 February Éiriú Eolas workshops in Vancouver

There is another opportunity to learn Éiriú Eolas this Saturday, February 13 at 12:30-2:30pm. The class will be held at Endless Shore Yoga, upstairs in room 222 at 2570 King George Blvd. in South Surrey, British Columbia.

In this 2 hour workshop we will be discussing the science of stress, how it affects the organs and nervous system, and how certain breathing techniques can influence our physiology to counter that stress and create a sense of relaxation in a hectic world. We can actively strengthen our body’s innate ability to heal and rejuvenate through practising these techniques. Hope to see you there!

 

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10 September 2014 Éiriú Eolas classes in Toronto

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Éiriú Eolas classes return to Toronto on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

The classes are held every Wednesday starting at 7:30PM

They are located at the Akasha Yoga Studio, 351 Danforth Avenue (2nd
floor), above Sher-E Punjab restaurant, across the street from the
Carrot Common (South side), close to Chester subway station.

Come and enjoy all the benefits of this amazing breathing, stress relief
program and enjoy a healthier state of mind, body and heart!

For more info: doug@eiriu-eolas.org

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