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Tea has been regarded for centuries in the east as the key to wisdom, health, and happiness. In the west we have studied and realized that drinking black, green, oolong, white tea and herbal teas provide many health benefits. In a hectic, sometimes overwhelming world many of us are looking for ways to live healthier lifestyles.
Studies have found that drinking tea may help with cancer, diabetes, weight loss, and help lower cholesterol. Tea can also inspire and change moods. Tea can be calming, energizing, uplifting, healing, or focusing. It can be used as a digestive aid, sleep aid, help calm nerves, soothe illness, energize, and to promote mental alertness. Black teas are filled with antioxidants known as flavonoids and polyphenols that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals in the body.
Some may ask, doesn’t tea have more caffeine than coffee? This is a common misconception as tea only has more caffeine before it is processed, fermented or aged. Tea is a healthy alternative to sugary beverages and sodas as well as coffee which contains much more caffeine than tea. I always keep a large dispenser of cold brewed unsweetened herbal tea in the refrigerator and at my office to keep me hydrated while receiving many health benefits. When I am feel tired and sluggish instead of coffee I like to substitute green tea, herbal tea or chai who’s spiciness warms and energizes me.
Rooibos, known as red tea is caffeine-free and highly beneficial for bones, skin, heart, and immune system. It is rich in calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. One of my favorites especially when blended with herbals.
Herbal teas are made from herbs, fruits, seeds, and roots. They all possess different chemical compositions and health benefits. They have anti-aging properties, can ease anxiety and stress, lower blood pressure and sugar, improve digestion, and relieve nausea.
Black , green , oolong, and pu’erh tea are all from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Each type of tea is processed, fermented and aged differently resulting in different caffeine content, color, flavor and health benefits. These teas can promote strong bones, good oral health, reduce stress, increase energy, promote good gut health, and fight off free radicals that cause disease.
There are many great health benefits in your cup of tea!
From the warm sands of Nantucket to the red rocks of Sedona, Kim Bettincourt brings over eleven years of experience in wellness, Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and ACE Therapeutic Cupping to her new retreat in the Verde Valley.
In June, 2007, she completed her academic and hands on training in massage therapy under the esteemed Ben Benjamin of the Muscular Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Right after graduation, Kim earned her board certification through National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
In the upscale spa industry, she honed her skills at high end resorts including the Stein-Erickson Spa in Park City, Utah, The Wauwinet, The White Elephant and Great Harbor Yacht Club – all on the resort island of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
In March, 2013, Kim opened her own wellness practice on Nantucket; for five years, Kim’s Essence Massage Therapy thrived. In October of 2017, Kim relocated to Arizona and has made her home here in the Verde Valley. In May of 2018, she opened the doors to Vital Essence Body Boutique offering her advanced training in Massage Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and Cupping Therapies to the Verde Valley Community.
With a passion for learning and eager to find additional healing arts to help her clients, Kim relentlessly pursues continuous education. She consistently adds to her quiver of wellness modalities so that she can target whatever physical challenge you are facing—headaches, muscle strain, injury, relieving tension or stress.
Breathe in peace, breathe out stress. At Vital Essence we provide transformative body and skin therapy to support you on your journey towards balance, harmony and vitality so the nature of your true essence can shine.