This past week we tried the first tentative schedule for the month of January. I will keep it as it is for now and hope that more of you can join the classes! Please, reach out to me if you would like to join but you have a conflict in your schedule. I will do my best to accommodate new classes.

I intend, in the next few weeks, to add a class for healing and strengthening the liver and heart meridians. This is very important, especially nowadays, as the energies of the world outside are carried with anger, frustration and hatred. Energies that directly affect (the outside magnifies the inside) the liver and heart. Anger and hatred, if not addressed on an energetic level can truly cause havoc to the physical body.

According to Tradicional Chinese Medicine, if there is a blockage in any energy channel of your body, this blockage can grow bigger and eventually make the body sick. “The physical body has intelligence for healing itself because it was designed that way. The 5 Element Healing Movements can activate this intelligence.” Master Chunyi Lin -founder of Spring Forest QiGong.

Let’s keep taking care of ourselves at an energetic level, so our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies’ health can keep improving.

This past Friday I offered an introductory free session on TAT (Tapas Acupressure Technique) to release trauma, PTSD, and heavy emotions. I will keep offering this session throughout the month of January (Fridays @ 6:30 pm) and the fee will be $15/ session/per person. Also, I continue to offer individual virtual healing sessions (Qigong healing and other techniques might be used).  Please, contact me if you want to get more info about it.

You can let me know via email ( or text (805-728-5573) if you would like to participate in the classes so I can send you the link to zoom.

“Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhytms. The rhytms gave me a way to map the movements of my own psyche as well as the ever-changing state of the universe.” Gabrielle Roth ( Sweat your Prayers: Movement as Spiritual Practice)

Much love, and let’s keep moving and breathing consciously, praying and taking care of one another.


Maria Helena



Let’s Teach Our Children How To Relax…


I have noticed recently, in my massage and energy work practice, more and more visits from children and young adults.

It’s truly an honor to be trusted to care for the little ones and teenagers. I love them and feel that they have a much deeper connection to the source, to this vast Universe, than most of us adults.

What has been surprising to me is the amount of tension, pain, and intense alertness in those kids, mostly due to the overuse of electronic devices like video games and cell phones .

As a natural reaction of the body during a massage, the muscles tend to relax, the blood pressure drops and a gentle heaviness and well-being takes over the body with the release of endorphins. The mind slows down, the shoulders drop, and—at least for that moment—all tension goes away, giving the mind and body a break from stress. However, if our mind is constantly being stimulated, the process is much more difficult .

I believe that we adults still have the power to lead our children with more awareness, the power to rethink values and priorities, the power of making decisions regardless of what has been followed by the great masses and the insatiable consumerism that goes around us. It makes sense to think that the change might start with us…adults. How we perceive the world, how we relate to it affects directly how our own children will connect and feel the world around them.

Why not question, once in a while, our habits of living and gradually introduce into our family a more relaxing and healthier routine? One that involves more quality time in interaction with humans and nature and less time in interaction with machines…maybe then our children will drop the weight of the world that we are unconsciously placing upon their shoulders.