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Deep Massage Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by | May 19, 2017.


Foot pain is not cool!


Guest writer from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine


Plantar fasciitis is the most common pain on the bottom heel of your foot with approximately two million patients getting treated for it every year. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation, irritation or tear of the group of ligaments that connect your toe and ankle through the bottom of your foot. It can occur because of excessive strain on the ligaments from physical activity and even improper footwear. Luckily there are several ways to help treat and even prevent plantar fasciitis from occurring before surgery is need to repair the ligaments.


When you start to feel pain along your plantar fascia ligament, the easiest thing to do is stop participating in the physical activity that is causing the discomfort. You can also make sure your footwear is providing you with proper arch support and cushion for your activity. This may cause your shoe to be stiffer, but providing proper support will help reduce pain. Icing the area for a quarter of an hour as well as massaging the calf and Achilles heel area can offer comfort.


Once you have made the initial recovery from plantar fasciitis, you should seek a more aggressive treatment to help prevent the reoccurance of the pain. This can include deep tissue massage as well as taping of the area. Deep tissue massage concentrates on applying firm finger pressure to the plantar fascia, Achilles heel and calf muscles. This type of massage concentrates on specific sore areas and has been shown to have definite results in a couple of days.


Deep tissue massages will loosen the muscle tissues, break up scar tissue, remove muscle toxins and help improve blood and oxygen circulation affected by the plantar fasciitis. These massages work, because they physically break down the adhesions that formed in the muscle tissue by overexertion and strain.


People who have a history of blood clots should not participate in deep tissue massage, because the clots can be displaced and flow to areas causing greater problems. Open wounds or prior surgery in the area will also keep you from enjoying a deep tissue massage.


If you want to learn more about how deep tissue massage therapy can improve your overall health and help you reduce pain, check out this article by the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.


Read past blog posts on Plantar fasciitis:


My Holistic Spa is located in Homewood, IL. Schedule appointment with me for your Deep Tissue Massage at:

Tips for Sciatica from your Massage Therapist

Posted by | May 15, 2017.


Your Massage Therapist, Marguerite Wright
(I’m located in Homewood, IL)


Pain from Sciatica is no joke. I’ve had several clients come to me seeking help of massage therapy. I have offered Trigger point therapy to break up the knot in the Piriformis muscle that goes over the sciatica nerve, the longest nerve in the body. This helps to relieve the pain that radiates down the leg from the buttock. Stretching is also very important. I try and share some good stretches to do along with using a tennis ball. (See YouTube below…)


(These are suggested essential oils and supplements for educational purposes. I recommend you review with your health-care practitioner.)


Essential oils to use to massage the area by adding a few drops to a base oil  include:

  • Peppermint oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Lemon oil

Supplements and natural products I suggest are:

  • HERBAL CA – To absorb calcium and magnesium
  • KAVA KAVA – 2-4 daily as a natural muscle relaxant
  • MSM known to enhance cell renewal
  • NONI JUICE is a natural pain killer


I invite you to shop at my online herb shop: for the essential oils and natural supplements mentioned above.


A good Chiropractor can help give relief with adjustments to help align the body.



Suggestions for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from your Massage Therapist

Posted by | May 12, 2017.

I’ve been learning of more and more of my clients dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. According to a study, it was found that Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common nerve compression disorder of the upper extremity. With many people sitting at their computers for long hours, along with various other professions, the wrists get used frequently and it can cause tightness and pain in the carpal area. I normally focus on the carpal tunnel area when my clients feel pain.


The essential oils I found to help open up the carpal area include:

  • Peppermint oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Eucalyptus oil


Along with professional massage, continue self-massage at home, plus other minerals and natural herbal products can help. Give it a month or more to feel the results:


  • WHOLE LEAF ALOE VERA – drink 3 oz. 2x daily, organic sodium is needed.
  • HYDRANGEA – pushes out inorganic calcium
  • B-6 (100mg 3x/day) plus MAGNESIUM, 1200 mg
  • RELIEF FORMULA helps relieve minor aches and pains


Also, watch your diet, eliminate junk food, red meat and acid foods. Check your pH and eat right for your blood type. (I have Blood type charts).


Shop at my online Herb shop:


Have a Fantastic weekend!!!

Hear my recent interview on a podcast!

Posted by | May 8, 2017.


My podcast interview with Keisha!


My podcast interview!

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a delightful young lady named Keisha who has a lovely online podcast and blog. She is recognizing people in the community who serve and have services to benefit everyone. I feel privileged that she asked me to be on her podcast.
To learn more about my Holistic Spa – Sacred Therapy Spa and how I got into Holistic health and herbs checkout her online interview:

Feel free to leave your comments here on my blog.

Health Update – May 1, 2017

Posted by | May 1, 2017.



I am back posting on my blog regularly and I want to share a quick disclaimer:

This blog is for educational purposes only. It does

not diagnose or prescribe. It is recommended you

seek a professional health practitioner for health



With the campaign I have joined – THE URGENCY IS NOW!!! You will see me sharing knowledge more regularly. I am trying to keep myself on point and help others!!!


Last week I was excited to share how nice my skin looks since I’ve been doing my herbal colon cleanse. I’ve been cleansing for almost a month. I have gotten rid of lots of waste, gas and toxins. Each time I commit to doing a 90 day colon cleanse I am pleased with results. I hope to stick to this program for the full 90 days. It is an anti-aging program. It builds your immune system, gets rid of skin breakouts, bumps and rashes, gives you more energy and it even helps with cellulite and other benefits.


Did you know I also have a YouTube along with this blog?

I did a video on how this herbal colon cleanse is an anti-aging program. (See above).

Check it out and subscribe to my YouTube. I plan to add new videos soon!!!


Thanks to having teenaged sons I’ve learned how to create YouTubes. I will never forget when my oldest son was a little boy about 8 years old. He had bought something for his Game boy hand-held game and he was trying to figure out how to work the accessory he bought, so I watched him get on the computer, go to YouTube and another little boy about the same age as him popped up on YouTube and gave him clear directions on how to use his new toy. I was amazed. My sons went on to even create their own YouTube channel! I said “Wait a minute, let me get these little boys to train me!” So now I’ve been YouTubing and I’ve also gained training from a lady name Chrissy of “Chrissy Glam”

She has a successful YouTube channel.” Check her out!


I am having a blast…

sharing information with my blog, social media, videos and live-streaming.

Continue to follow me and hear how my 90 day colon cleanse is going. Feel free to post your comments and questions. If you want to know the full instructions for the 90 day colon cleanse contact me for details. It consists of:


  • Nature’s Three fiber
  • Liquid Chlorophyll
  • Liquid Bentonite
  • LBS II laxative

PLUS you can add the Liver Cleanse


Purchase on my site: Then contact me for full instructions and food upgrade ebook.


Other natural anti-aging tips include:

  • Drinking lots of water daily
  • Dry skin brushing (fights cellulite)
  • Black ointment tightens the skin
  • Essential oils like Frankincense are good for the skin
  • Silver Shield gel helps fight lines like crow feet by your eyes
  • An herbal program for the kidneys help rid bags under the eyes. (Contact me for details)
  • Exercise!


Natural ways to fight Cancer – plus, What you can do while receiving Chemotherapy & Radiation to help you through it

As a woman I am very aware of working on ways to avoid Breast Cancer. I pray for all the women and families who are dealing with Breast Cancer. As an herbalist I know that you can do things to help endure Chemotherapy & Radiation treatment.

Last week I talked about Una de Gato (Cat’s Claw) which is good when undergoing Chemo or Radiation (protects white blood cells, relieves pain, hair loss, nausea, etc.)


More natural herbs:


  • Medicinal mushrooms like reishi, chaga and maitake have compounds called beta glucans that can soothe the internal burns caused by radioactive isotopes.
  • Liquid Bentonite absorb and detox radiation internally
  • Asparagus Root
  • Selenium


Check previous blog posts I have on Cancer and stay tuned for more Anti-Cancer information.


Contact your Certified Herbalist, Marguerite Wright if you want a personalized program.


Rave Diet (YouTube has help fight Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes and more – MUST WATCH…

Congested system – Varicose Veins

Posted by | April 28, 2017.


Ballerina, Misty Copeland

Our body gives us signs that it’s congested and blood flow is not what it should be. One sign is varicose veins. Many women battle with this condition. Those large, raised veins, most times blue in color. The inflammation can cause pain. Women are getting treatments to remove these veins but many do not try to find the root of the problem and solve that issue. People who have jobs that cause them to stand for long hours can contribute to the cause of varicose veins.


Other causes include:

  • Fried Foods
  • Dairy
  • Constipation
  • Obesity
  • Low fiber diet


To help rid varicose veins with a natural program and healthy lifestyle here are some suggestions:


Herbal supplements:

  • Vari-gone formula
  • Vari-gone cream
  • Butcher’s broom – tones, strengthens and nourishes veins.
  • Capsicum – start with one cap and increase
  • Noni juice – contains enzymes
  • Herbal colon cleanse program (Granddaddy cleanse – recipe available)
    Has fiber, laxative, bentonite clay to loosen hardened fecal matter



Lemon, Cypress, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Clary Sage (10 drops Lemon, 4 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Sandalwood in tbsp. Of massage oil).



Vegetarian diet is best, plenty green vegetables – helps circulation

Lots of red and blue fruits, whole grains, brown rice and fish for essential fatty acids.



Regular exercise and dry skin brushing


All products mentioned above is available on:


Marguerite’s Herbal Updates – April 25, 2017

Posted by | April 25, 2017.


I was talking with my mentor recently. I was concerned because I know so many people personally who have experienced heart attacks, strokes and other serious issues. I asked what her suggestions were for people who have experienced recent heart attacks and had stints put in their arteries to help open up and help the blood flow to the heart. This knowledge is for myself, all my friends, clients and loved ones. We are on a mission to encourage people to follow PREVENTATIVE HEALTH MEASURES!!! My dear, dear brothers and sisters, let’s jump on it!!! I am on my colon cleanse now for over 3 weeks and I must say it feels so good to get so much waste, gas, hardened fecal matter, and parasites out of my system. My skin looks clearer and my tummy is going down!!! If you want to fight the aging process and stay on a healthy path start with a good herbal colon cleanse. I recommend the GRANDDADDY CLEANSE. Ask me for details. There are also plans for heart health and more. Get with me so you can follow a healthy plan!

Me after 3 weeks of cleansing, I am happy with the appearance of my skin! I have a healthier glow.


I hope to hear less and less about Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease, Auto-immune disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Cancer, Leukemia and all the serious, serious dis-ease and dis-orders people are battling with. PLEASE FOLLOW MY HEALTH BLOG AND SHARE!!!!


Skin care from within 

Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, etc. are all signs you need a cleanse to clean the blood. Clear the toxins from the body. I was diagnosed with Psoriasis when I was a young woman barely in my twenties. I had terrible dandruff and I found out it was Psoriasis. I was given a prescription shampoo and ointment that helped but as soon as I ran out I had to get a refill or the flaky scalp was back. Psoriasis also shows up on the cracks around your nose, sometimes flaky forehead, neck and even on your back and all over. The first time I did a 90 day colon cleanse the first thing I noticed was how nice my skin cleared up. It was smooth and acne free and NO DANDRUFF!!! Since my Psoriasis cleared up so nicely from cleansing I promote it with a passion since then. The benefits are endless, from clearer skin to clearing up many health issues.

Other things that help with Psoriasis and Eczema:

  • Par D’Arco lotion
  • Silver Shield gel



We lost a great one to Leukemia 

Charlie Murphy! When I think of Charlie Murphy I think of a bright, bright smile and I can’t believe that bright smile is gone. I pray more people learn of the holistic ways to fight Leukemia. One herb known to help fight Leukemia is UNA DE GATO, aka CAT’S CLAW is an herb that is most helpful in building the macrophages (white blood cells) that are destroyed during the process of Chemo & Radiation. This is important because this miraculous herbal combo* helps to alleviate the ‘Nausea, Vomiting, Aches, Pains, Hair Loss’, and more – that is often associated with Chemotherapy especially. This herb has many other benefits too….. Cat’s claw is an herb popular among the indigenous people of Peru, where it is used to ‘treat’ cancer, diabetes, ulcers, arthritis, and infections, as well as to assist in recovery from childbirth. It is also used as a contraceptive.

What Is Cat’s Claw Used for Today?

Cat’s claw is most often marketed as a treatment for viral diseases, such as herpes , shingles, AIDS, and feline leukemia virus. Also Osteo & Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cartilage damage, Bursitis, Bowel Obstructions, Stomach Ulcers, Crohn’s, Allergies, Diverticulitis, Many Viruses (Epstein Barr, Herpes, HIV/AIDS), Lyme Disease, Reye’s Syndrome, [Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth & Leaky Gut Syndrome – the root of many Auto-Immune and other disorders!]




We can begin to change our health for the better by living healthy lifestyles and using the herbs God gave us for the healing of our bodies. Contact me if you would like a personalized program.


Certified Herbalist,

Marguerite Wright

Call or text: 708-232-8970




Also checkout the links below from past blog post on topics people frequently contact me about:

Tips for starting your healthy program ASAP


Colon cleansing and dealing with Seasonal allergies



I pray that God blesses you and keep you and guide you in knowledge and understanding!!! Have a blessed week!

Best Herbs for Diabetes Treatment

Posted by | March 30, 2017.


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Time to get your health on point with a healthy herbal program.


Article from guest writer Jon Reyes


Diabetes is a disease in which your body cannot produce or cannot respond properly to its natural insulin hormone.  This results in a metabolism of carbohydrates that is not normal, along with increased levels of glucose in both blood and urine.  There are two main types of this disease; each must be treated in a different manner. (The third type of diabetes is gestational diabetes which affects women who are pregnant and can often be reversed once the baby is born, although they will be at risk for gestational diabetes with subsequent pregnancies and also have an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes)  

Type 1 Diabetes

In this case, the body’s immune system attacks and kills beta cells of the pancreas.  This limits or entirely cuts off the production of insulin, which would normally help the body turn sugar into energy.  Since the sugar is not converted, it builds up in the blood.  Type 1 diabetes generally develops in children or early adolescence, but has been known to develop in adults as well.  Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin and by keeping sugar levels down through careful meal planning.

Type 2 Diabetes

In this case, the body either does not make enough insulin or cannot properly process the insulin that is being released.  Again, sugar builds up in the blood instead of being converted to energy.  Type 2 diabetes more often develops in adulthood but children can also be affected.  Type 2 diabetes is often controlled very well by exercise and meal planning, but may require insulin or mediations.


This herb, used in flavourings for centuries, was first discovered in India in the mid 1500’s.  It comes from the inner bark of specific trees, and is widely distributed the world over.  Cinnamon is also grown and harvested in Brazil, the Caribbean, Vietnam, China and Burma.  Cinnamon is known for its brown colour and for its perfect pairing with brown sugar in a variety of sweets.  Maybe not quite so well known for its use as an insulin sensitizer, cinnamon can be a good aid in the fight against diabetes.  Taking this herb regularly can mean a drop in blood sugar levels.  In one study, 60 Type 2 diabetes sufferers (all adults) took a regular dose of this herb and found an 18 to 29 percent drop in their blood sugar levels.  This significance cannot be overlooked or understated.  Cinnamon can be sprinkled onto an apple or even added to soups.  You can add cinnamon to tea or in your healthy baked goods.


This seed was originally used in Middle Eastern cooking and is paired with curry dishes.  Fenugreek is also known as methi, and is an annual plant grown in many places all over the world.  This herb is also now known to reduce blood sugar, reduce cholesterol and increase insulin sensitivity.  A study done with near 100 diabetic patients discovered that consuming 25 seeds a day found considerable improvements in both blood sugar levels and in post meal spikes.  For a daily drink, crush seeds and then add to a cup with boiling water and cover.  Allow the seeds to steep and then strain them out.  You can also easily sprinkle seeds over food like salads or soups and enjoy the health benefits in this manner.


Although ginseng is grown in a variety of locations, it was first discovered in China about 5000 years ago, and has been used in both food and medicine since.  This root can be taken as a supplement, or it lends itself well to tinctures.  With regards to diabetes, this herb has been shown to improve an individual’s use of blood glucose, and carbohydrate absorption.  It also increases insulin production in the pancreas.  One study found that blood sugar levels were lowered by 15 to 20 percent by the regular use of ginseng capsules.

Gymnema Sylvestre

You’ve probably heard of most other herbs on this list, but gymnema sylvestre might be a new one for you.  This plant is native to India and Sri Lanka and is generally found growing within their tropical forests.  It has been discovered as a wonderful treatment for those with diabetes as it helps to reduce blood sugar and limits the accumulation of glucose in the body.  It also may help to increase insulin production.  

Diabetes is a common disease that can be managed by exercise, a healthy diet, and sometimes with medication.  If you can at all help your treatment with the use of natural supplements or herbs in your food, give it a try.  They offer very few side effects when taken in the right dose, and can alleviate many symptoms.  Give each a try and see what works for you.

Thank you to Jon Reyes who wrote this article. Jon is a guest author from Steam and Shower UK and is a respected and expert voice in a plethora of health related subjects with over 10 years of writing under his belt.



Famous people with Diabetes



Diabetes Testimony

This was taken from an Nature Sunshine Products forum website:

I was found to have diabetes type 2 last April. After doing some personal research, checking with Mary Jane L., my NSP Rep and a nutritionist, I embarked on an aggressive new diet -totally eliminating all forms of sugar and no sugar substitutes, no white flower and no milk products, mostly salads and fresh vegetables, various beans, little meat, whole grain cereals, Ezekiel Bread, almond butter and cashews and lots of water. My diet previously had been junk food, sweets/pastries/cake/ice cream, loads of pasta, lots of red meat, coffee – almost no fresh vegetables or salad – most of the wrong things.

A few weeks into the process I added Chromium GTF – it made a significant difference in the numbers, evened the swings out – lessening the morning and mid-afternoon drops and the peaks after meals. I noticed that it took one tablet about every 4-5 hours to really stabilize my system. During the process, although I was not overly heavy, I lost 20 pounds in approximately 2 1/2 months. I ran out of my supply of Chromium GTF about 6 months into the process and decided I had to have my Chromium and couldn’t wait to get some from Mary Jane, so I picked up what the GNC clerk said was their best product – GNC Chromium Picolinate 500. I expected the same result but was very disappointed. There was a day and night difference between the two products. Within a couple of days I was on the phone to Mary Jane and told her what had happened and that I needed several bottles of NSP’s product right away!

Since then, I have converted to the Sugar Reg and have found it to be far superior to Chromium. I still take 4-5 per day and I rarely encounter any problem, even under stress. When I wake up every morning my numbers are always between 94 and 112. I don’t want to be without it.

-Joseph B. of Cleveland, Ohio

All Nature Sunshine supplements mentioned in above testimony and article below can be found at my Nature Sunshine online store:

If you would like to schedule an online consultation with Herbalist Marguerite Wright you can contact her at:, call or text: 708-232-8970

Essential Oils and their Benefits (Learn the benefits of some single oils)

Posted by | March 17, 2017.


I can put together a personalized aromatherapy massage blend just for you.



Article from our guest writer Jon Reyes


More than just an enjoyable part of a day at the spa, essential oils can provide tons of important health benefits all on their own! These oils, primarily made with plant extracts, are used as active ingredients in cleaning and personal hygiene products, pest control products, and over-the-counter medications like certain lice sprays and mentholated lozenges or rubs. Studies have even shown that these oils could be an exciting development in the battle against antibiotic resistant superbugs.


However, you don’t need to use products containing essential oils to benefit from them. These oils can be used as aromatherapy, massaged into the skin, added to bathwater, used in a compress, or burned in a diffuser. There are more than 90 types of essential oils, and most have antibacterial qualities as well as varying emotional and physical impacts. These oils can often be blended together to create a combination of functions to suit your needs – as well as a unique, soothing odor.


Historically, this rich, woody essential oil has been used in medicines, skin and beauty treatments, and a wide range of hygiene products ranging from perfumes to mouth fresheners. The medicinal properties of sandalwood are extensive – this antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and sedative qualities make it perfect for treating conditions including depression, reproductive health, bronchitis, stress, and even insecurity.


Sweet, fresh, and floral, lavender is especially useful when it comes to relieving tension and pain, but it can also be used as a disinfectant for the skin and hair, stimulates blood circulation, and helps control respiratory issues. Studies have shown increased cognitive function and reduced stress and anxiety after inhaling lavender oil, making this a perfect choice for anyone who struggles with nerves. This fragrant oil can also be used as an insect repellant – and applied to any bites or stings reduce pain or irritation, thanks to lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties.


This oil has a familiar minty fragrance, and is used to treat gastrointestinal issues including nausea and flatulence. It’s also especially effective for relieving the pain of headaches and migraines, and the stimulating effect of this oil is ideal for people suffering from exhaustion or mental fatigue. Peppermint is a great alternative to traditional medications for anyone suffering from a cold, as this oil can help expel phlegm, clear congestion, and ease breathing.


The spicy, woody scent of frankincense is one of the most potent essential oils for ensuring good health. An application of this oil to cuts and scrapes can prevent wounds from sepsis, as frankincense can help promote cell regeneration and recovery – which can also help prevent the formation of cancer cells. Frankincense can heal scars and stretch marks, cure coughs and colds, relieve allergy symptoms, sooth anxiety, stress, and grief, and even mitigate potential brain damage from head injuries.


Anyone who has had to suffer through a bout of athlete’s foot knows how unpleasant fungal infections can be – and cedarwood is a great way to treat these growths. This sharp, woody oil is used for a number of conditions, including skin problems, arthritis, bronchitis, cystitis, tuberculosis, and gonorrhea. Cedarwood is great for cleansing toxins, water, salt, and fat from the body, and helps to prevent hair loss.


This fresh-smelling essential oil is great when you’re fighting an influenza outbreak. Not only does lemongrass help keep fevers down, it can kill bacteria, soothe inflammation, inhibit microbial growth, and reduce pain. This potent oil also reduces hemorrhaging and helps prevent wounds from becoming septic. It’s also very stimulating, and inhaling this oil can help with exhaustion and fatigue.


When shopping for essential oils to add to your health care routine, keep in mind that these are not interchangeable with fragrance oils. Essential oils are made from plants, but fragrance oils are artificially created, usually with synthetic chemicals, to give off a particular scent. They do smell nice and can generally be purchased quite inexpensively, they don’t have the valuable therapeutic benefits of essential oils. To get the full health benefits of essential oils, choose oils that are high quality and pure.


These oils are very strong, and if not used properly, could cause unwanted side effects. Check with a health care professional before you begin treating any serious conditions with essential oils.


Thank you to Jon Reyes who wrote this article. Jon is a guest author from Clearwells and is a respected and expert voice in a plethora of health related subjects with over 10 years of writing under his belt.


You can find top quality essential oils on my online herbal health store – Order today at:

Nature Sunshine offers amazing oils, single oils and blends!

Nature Sunshine’s National Convention in 2016

Read more from past blog posts on Aromatherapy:

BREAKING NEWS-Throw out your cheese, deadly – read details…

Posted by | March 16, 2017.


This popular brand of cheese has released a recall…

Breaking News: America’s Most Popular Cheese Brand Recalled!!! IMMEDIATELY Throw It Away It Can Kill Your Family!!!!!!!


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