Category Archives: massage

New Beginnings

I am always touched by the body’s willingness to experience new beginnings, even in the light of seemingly endless challenges and unresolved questions.  Each day offers us the opportunity to start anew, to do life just a little differently and thus experience an even better tomorrow.

And so it is with my new private practice location in Bellevue.  With all my years of trials and errors, lack of an MBA and a deep desire to learn and start anew, I am heartened by the wisdom I am able to apply to this latest “new beginning” and thus serve you better.

Have you stopped and started a healthier lifestyle, only to have your “new beginning” challenged or halted? Ask yourself these questions to explore this topic further:

  • What have I learned about how my body lives and functions optimally?
  • What do I consider truly important regarding my long-term health and healing goals?
  • Do I know what my obstacles are?
  • Who currently and actively supports my vision of wellness?

Are you seeking a new beginning for a more vital, stress-free body?  Come!  Let us explore that path together – let us gather up your years of wisdom and apply it towards a more vital and healthy tomorrow.

Homage to the Foot People

Hello you “foot people”.  You know who you are… You are the ones that during a massage wish the therapist would linger longer on your feet. You are the ones that have a stated goal that says, “the next time I get a partner, they have to love to give foot rubs!”. You are the ones that would totally forego a full body massage in lieu of a one hour foot session!  You are indeed the smart ones too! (no bias, honest ;) ) When you get your feet worked on, you totally relax; you go into what we fondly call “The Zone”, and the zone is where all healing takes place!  Literally, you go into the brain’s Theta state.  Science is now proving what you have known all along; that your feet are the foundation to your health.  You are the “Foot People”!


Welcome to CedarMists Healing Arts

Today marks the day of my very first “Blog”.  I had to chuckle as the “Hello World” that greeted me shortly after I installed WordPress reminded me that this indeed feels like a birth, or a whole new world!

For years now, as a practicing reflexologist and massage therapist, I have expressed many words of wisdom or thoughtfulness, and many have commented, “you ought to write or blog.”  TaDaaa!

Large or small, may my insights inspire or inform.
May you know and understand more intimately the miraculous body you have been given.
May you know that health and vitality are your birthright.
and May you know that I am here for you every step of the way.

Brightest Blessings,
Mary VonRanker, LMP CR