Practices

GIVING TREE ESSENTIALS

Giving Tree Essentials began as a love for nature and the healing power of aromatic plants. I dove deep into the pool of self-inquiry. Throughout my studies in Ayurveda, aromatic botanicals, yoga, yoga nidra, meditation and massage I hold the heart felt desire to share the teachings from a place of loving kindness.

I devote myself to connecting to my true nature, living joyfully, and being a guide to those who are seeking to cultivate enlightened health and wellness.


Denie Shae Martinez

Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Practitioner,

Essential Oil Practitioner, Certified Massage Therapist & Ayurvedic Bodywork

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AYURVEDIC HEALTH COUNSELING
​As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor I educate clients on how to live in harmony with their environment according to the principles of Ayurveda. The goal is to help others in creating an optimal environment within their body for healing to take place.  Through the use of lifestyle and sensory therapies wellness and longevity can be achieved.


Lifestyle and Sensory therapies include:

      - Hear: Mantra, Affirmations, guided meditation and iRest Yoga Nidra
      - Touch: Massage and Bodywork

      - See: Color and Form- Sacred Space Design

      - Taste: Diet, Food Combining and Healthy Eating Guidelines

      - Smell: Aromatherapy


ANYTHING THAT COMES IN THROUGH THE SENSES IS REGARDED AS "FOOD" FOR THE BODY AND THEREFORE AFFECTS ONE'S MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL HEALTH."
-SMRITI SRINIVAS



AROMATIC ALCHEMY
Nature is our connection to all that is. Aromatic botanicals, more commonly known as essential oils, have been used for healing, hygiene, spiritual and religious practices for centuries. Every culture contains some sort of plant material whether it be herbs, aromatics or incense. We are supported and nourished by a naturally rich apothecary.
Essential oils contain potent yet subtle chemical properties that have the power to reduce tension in the body, calm the nervous system, boost immunity and balance and increase your energetic field.


I offer small-batch, handcrafted, therapeutic aromatic blends and products, custom blends and fragrance ceremonies.

Aromapothecary SHOP for essential blends for enlightened health and wellness.

TRUE NATURE Custom Blends: True Nature custom blends are intended to be your own personal fragrant sidekick! The power of plants can ease many common ailments of the body, mind, and balance the energy of the Spirit. Together let's create a natural remedy to soothe your body, mind, and spirit.

Fragrant Ceremony: This in person treatment combines various essential oils and healing modalities that detox and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. The many benefits of this treatment are clearing and balancing the bodies energy centers, relieves stress and tension from the body and aides in detoxing & strengthening the body.

 
YOGA, iREST YOGA NIDRA AND MEDITATION

Yoga Essentials interweave wholistic healing and self-inquiry practices such as - restorative yoga, gentle stretching, breath work and iRest Yoga Nidra meditation. This harmonious blend nurtures a safe space to be with the body, breath and mind. From this ground of being one may experience deep relaxation and a renewed sense of well-being.

iRest Yoga Nidra: iRest is a simple and direct form of deep meditation that ​is rooted in ancient yogic and nondualism traditions. ​It is a mindful based approach to meditation that develops resiliency, task focusing, welcoming of sensations, emotions and thoughts and an aid to profound self-awareness and healing. Persons of any age, race, sex, religious background, physical, mental or emotional handicaps or traumas can enjoy and learn with this meditation practice. ​​ 

Co-Meditation/Dyads: The facilitator/teacher opens the doors to deep inquiry through inviting and welcoming the others experience as it unfolds. The sacred space held allows one to meet and observe the voice of the body, hidden emotions or underlying limiting beliefs from a safe and kind place of awareness.

Bodysensing: When rotating attention through the body, the mind becomes gathered, focused and calm leading to an effortless state of deep relaxation. If you find meditation challenging this guided practice through the body is a passive-active experience that many find quiet enjoyable. 


Pranayama/Breathwork: Offering a variety of breath exercises suited to your unique needs and goals. Yogic and Conscious breathing can cleanse the body and still the mind.


Restorative Yoga: Restorative yoga is a healing and restorative practice that requires no muscle exertion in order to realign the spine and promote health in body and mind. Restorative practices use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so that the body can experience the benefits of a pose.

I specialize in a modern adaptation of the classical practice, iRest Yoga Nidra, created by Richard Miller, PhD. iRest is short for Integrative Restoration Institute. Founder Richard Miller is a well-respected author, yogic scholar, teacher and clinical psychologist. Research trends say it is effective in alleviating PTSD, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, depression and chemical dependency. I invite you to read more about this powerful meditative journey at www.irest.us 



BODYWORK THERAPIES

Combining various techniques, Ayurvedic, Japanese and Chinese, with an intuitive gentle touch each Bodywork session is individualized formulated to reducing stress and inducing a deep sense of relaxation. Fluid, intuitive and strongly rooted in eastern therapies- the intention is balancing the life force energy known as prana, qi or chi. An understanding of the energetic anatomy of meridians, tsubos, nadis and marmanis enables me to tune in and align the body both physically and energetically. The nurturing qualities of mixed modalities combined with the focused intention of health and wellbeing create a harmonious session.


Abhyanga: Abhyanga Therapy is a restorative, nourishing therapy that comes from the timeless natural medicine system Ayurveda. A warm herbal oil blend is applied to the body in a soothing and rhythmic therapeutic Ayurvedic massage. Every oil therapy uses authentic oils and herbs which are carefully selected and customized for you. These herbal infused oils focus on detoxifying your body and eliminating the stored-up cellular waste. Health and longevity depend upon the proper nourishment, assimilation and elimination of the body tissues as well as the mind. Improper metabolism and circulation causes waste products to accumulated in the different systems of the body, such as the nervous, circulatory and muscular systems. Through proper oleation and massage of the entire body, the metabolic and enzymatic functions are stimulated to assist the body to detox, reducing stress and allowing it to work at its optimum potential. 


Zen-Touch Shiatsu: Derived from the ancient Japanese Shiatsu, Zen-Touch offers both “hands off” energy work as well as the use of hands, knees and elbows to apply pressure on specific points along the meridians, compressions and passive stretching techniques. The intention is to unblock the flow of life energy and restore balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. The gentle and rhythmic treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening the bodies’ resistance to disease and disorder. 


Tui Na: Originating in Traditional Chinese Medicine Tui Na was often paired with acupuncture and chiropractic treatments for moving blocked and stagnant chi. Stimulation of acupressure points, oscillation (vibration), press and pull techniques directly affect the flow of chi through meridians or energy channels in the body.  Specific treatments to address disorders of the spine and joints, such as, knee, low back, sciatica, TMJ, TMJ, neck, elbow, wrist and rotator cuff problems. 



It's All Energy: Through my studies and own self-healing I gathered a unique variety of practices that I use during my bodywork therapies. My intention is to tune in to the body and explore the energy present. I believe you are your best healer, think of me as a translator and together we can create change.