Upward Spiral is a space for healing and transformation, both the space within ourselves and also a physical space where people can go to discover, be, and become who they are.
We are a community center in our home of Tampa, FL, a space where individuals can come together to support each other’s healing while working on their own transformation. The truth is we are all in this together, but we must do our own part. We’ve come this far, as Herman Hesse says, but there still remains much to learn.
One of the simplest ways to start the year with an Upward Spiral is Aromatherapy! Have you ever walked into a shop or a home and suddenly had an incredibly specific memory of a time or place where you have smelled that exact smell? By employing aromatherapy techniques, we will show you how to use that natural tendency to boost your retention during study sessions!
“Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.” -William Glasser
Here are a few reasons why we want to get more teachers on our massage tables this month.
Geranium's scent is strongly herbaceous with floral undertones. Like a soft brush, geranium sweeps the dust of the psyche away, helping to ease anxiety, allay fears, and refocus attention.
This month we are featuring Bergamot, a deliciously bright scent that is perfect for the summer time.
Read about how Bergamot calls us to embrace balance in our lives.
So many of our customers fall in love with the essential oils when they begin to get to know them. Our students become enchanted by the healing properties of the oils that they learn in classes. But even after purchasing a few oils and heading home with notes on application methods, some still come back with a feeling of being overwhelmed with the possibilities.
We have a new offering designed to help our customers experience the transformative power of aromatics.
For US, the circle is the healing path. We all go through cycles in our lives and our health, and sometimes can feel that we are stuck in the cycle. Sometimes we might feel like "we've already been through this," or worse "I thought I already healed this."
But there is a way out of the unproductive cycles and into the healing journey.
With the beautiful marjoram blooming in the front garden, we thought Marjoram should be our featured Oil of the Month for May. It also works out that Marjoram has a mothering quality to it so it's the perfect pick for Mother's Day too!
Use this simple visualization while inhaling Marjoram and soothe your worries with this calming scent.
The mothers in our lives are important to us. We want them to know that they are loved and admired. We want to show our appreciation of them and all that they do. But finding just the right way to show our love can be tricky.
That's why we are here to help. Upward Spiral has the perfect gifts for all types of moms.
When we first moved in a little over two years ago, we planted a little garden out front of one of the windows. By "we," we actually mean our Center-Mom, Sylla. She brought over cuttings from her garden and even in fairly shallow soil with rocks underneath, several of the plants have flourished.
We've been pretty devastated this week with the news that came out of our neighboring city, Orlando. It has been difficult to go through our days without wondering what we can do for those suffering.
We decided to make a blend we are calling "I'm Pulse." The name comes from the place of the incident but is also an affirmation for our collective unity in this healing process. We hope that we can help others to continue to allow our natural impulse to love to live on.