Thyme to Heal
Holistic Nutrition Therapy
Suzy Brown is a Certified Reflexologist and a Holistic Nutrition Consultant serving Silicon Valley & Santa Cruz.
Foot & Hand Reflexology Tennent Technique™
Diet & Lifestyle
Food! Every being eats it, needs it, thinks about it, and makes choices regarding food everyday. It brings us together and is a focal point in cultural celebrations. Whole food is also the foundation of good health.
Are you ready to embark on a journey to wellness? There is no one-size fits all approach to health, and together we will find realistic solutions that work for you.
Hello! I’m Suzy
Certified Reflexologist & Holistic Nutrition Consultant
As a holistic therapist Suzy uses the Foot & Hand Reflexology Tennent Technique™, Functional Nutrition, and Nutrigenomics with Customized Supplementation Support in her practice to help the body unlock it’s natural ability to heal.
What’s on my mind
"Suzy was on the spot in getting us all involved in the process of learning how to emotionally and physically deal with diabetes."
Thyme’s TCM therapeutic function is to dispel cold and moves the qi (energy) to open the stomach. With thyme being one of the oldest medicinal plants on record in addition to its useful antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it helps with pain (muscle, joint, rheumatism, sprains & strains).
Suzy’s 7 Building Blocks to Balance in the Body
Building Block Balance #1
Functional Nutrition Therapy through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Building Block Balance #2
Building Block Balance #3
Building Block Balance #4
Building Block Balance #5
Building Block Balance #6
Building Block Balance #7
Foot & Hand Reflexology Tennent Technique™
Foot & Hand Reflexology Tennent Technique™ addresses all the systems of the body by employing a unique sequence of pressure applications to the hand and foot reflexology pressure points. The sequence of a reflexology treatment by using the Foot & Hand Reflexology Tennent Technique™ is designed to follow the natural pathways that the body utilizes when flushing toxins in order to heal naturally.
Energetically speaking, reflexology unblocks the electrical currents of the body helping to flush toxins that are buried in the tissues. Reflexology helps to uncover the root cause or seed of an imbalance. Sometimes the underlying cause may be deeply buried as with an unconscious emotion or trauma. Reflexology treatments may stimulate healing by allowing such underlying causes to surface into self-awareness.
Footprints and handprints are your own unique identification. In hand and foot reflexology, the reflexology pressure points on your feet and hands represent your individual anatomy. The application of direct pressure to the reflex-zones or pressure points in the hands or feet, promotes a healing response (reflex) in the corresponding anatomy. Every part of the anatomy is connected to the foot and is represented by a reflex-zone located on a specific part of the foot. By accurately applying pressure to these specific areas, the relevant part of the foot and/or body is contacted.
Foot & Hand Reflexology Tennent Technique™ increases the circulation of the feet as well as the entire body. Foot & Hand Reflexology Tennent Technique™ is more medicinal than the general surface rubbing of a regular foot massage.
Diet & Lifestyle
I became a personal chef & holistic therapist because I believe that the food you eat has the ability to unlock the body’s natural ability to heal. I want to teach you that making the right food choices can change all aspects of your life.
If you’ve been dealing with nagging health issues, feel tired or are overwhelmed by the day to day demands put on you, you’re not alone. Over time poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress can wear us down and drain our bodies of the nutrients we need to thrive. We start to feel sluggish, get stuck in bad habits, and the health problems seem to keep coming. If you are fed up with putting your health on the back burner, making choices that seem convenient at the time, but don’t benefit you long term then you are in for an amazing journey to wellness.
When we make choices that support our health, everything else becomes easier. Whether you’re facing specific health issues, been told you have to lower your blood pressure, are looking to lose weight, or just want to feel better and get back your energy, I can help. Working together, you’ll learn simple changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will help your body to heal itself, allowing you to feel energized, renewed and healthier.
How I can help you?
Living a healthy life starts with eating a balanced diet of whole, unprocessed food. But it doesn’t end there. Our attitudes, relationships and environment all play a part in how we feel. Taking a holistic approach to health means I will look beyond simply counting calories on your plate, and will help to make connections in your life to find opportunities for improvement. As part of my wellness plans, I incorporate movement, breath and other stress reduction techniques to help you body and mind heal. There is no one-size fits all approach to health, and together we will find realistic solutions that work for you. My goal is always to empower you to take care of yourself.
"We needed a “team”; that which is clearly an impossible request in today’s modern medical arena. Suzy was on the spot in getting us all involved in the process of learning how to emotionally and physically deal with diabetes."
"Our talk last year about being plant based and just little changes really inspired me. I’ve had you in the back of my brain when I’ve wanted to make bad choices, but didn’t. Now the proof is in the lab work I just got back from my doctor."
"Suzy goes beyond “consulting” and brings calming and educational sense into an otherwise overwhelming sea of conditions that we all, at some point, experience. "
"I was having allergic reactions after eating, without rhythm or reason. I was frustrated and scared that my body was just turning against everything. Suzy came up with a plan and helped me detox in a safe and controlled fashion."
"If you are questioning now if this is a service worth your investment, stop right now. Instead of suffering through a far flung future of stumbling, stressful, costly, and reactive events, we acquired positive support and timely results."
"Suzy Brown is an excellent holistic therapist who had provided me with her knowledge of reflexology, essential oils, taking elderberry syrup, teas, and broths to take care of a sore throat."
"It's been months, and no cold sores! I'm super happy not having that vulnerable feeling anymore like at any moment I will get one. So, thank you Suzy! Also, things went well at the doctor, and I don't have to go back for a year."
"I have only praise for the nutritional consulting services provided by “Thyme To Heal”. It's beyond “consulting” and brings calming and educational sense into an otherwise overwhelming sea of conditions that we all, at some point, experience."
"After each of my sessions, Suzy has provided me with hand and feet exercises to target my sinus issues and her knowledge of restorative yoga for my low back issues."
"I suffered from Chilblains on my feet. Doctors told me that I needed low blood pressure meds and to always keep my feet covered. Suzy's excitement to come up with a treatment plan through food was contagious -- and it worked!"
"Thank you so much for sending Suzy D. Brown! She is one of the reasons I was able to leave the hospital so quickly 🌸"
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San Jose, Santa Cruz & Felton; California
Building Block Balance #1:
Foot & Hand Reflexology
Reflexology is the applied techniques to the feet and hands encouraging & promoting balance throughout the body’s organs and systems. Supporting the body through regular reflexology sessions aims to improve the quality of life.
Ancient civilizations to present day, working the feet & hands has been used as a means of maintaining good health and well-being.
Certified Reflexologist I am just a key that unlocks the lock so your body regains the ability to balance and heal itself.
Building Block Balance #2:
Functional Nutrition Therapy through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The Standard American Diet (SAD) has shown some signs of improving in recent years. However, it is still out of balance. On our journey together we will work on 2 areas of balance: Yin~Yang. If a system has too much or too little of either the body’s systems or organs become Hyper-functioning (too much) or Hypo-functioning (too little). Supporting the body through regular holistic nutrition aims to improve and build balance in the body so an improved quality of life can be achieved.
Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner
I aim to dismantle dysfunction and help your body unlock its natural ability to regain balance.
Building Block Balance #4:
Nutrigenomics | Functional Foods & Personalized Supplementation
No two humans are genetically identical, even twins developed from the same egg, have occasional genetic & epigenetic differences occurring during development. SNPs are a common source of genetic variations.
Recent evidence has shown that certain SNPs have no direct effect on health or development. Knowledge of these SNPs may help predict an individual’s response to certain diets, drugs, susceptibility to environmental toxins and risk of developing particular diseases.
Your DNA holds the blueprint to how your body responds to the world around it. ÜFORIA™ is a nutritional supplement as unique as you, because it’s custom designed for you. Inspired by your DNA.
Building Block Balance #7:
Essential Oils | Culinary applications/aromatherapy, and topical
“Without proper diet medicine is of no use, with proper diet there is no use for medicine” – Ayurveda
Essential oils are more than just highly concentrated plant extracts. Most possess potent medicinal qualities, many are valued for their exceptional antibacterial & antiviral qualities. Ancient civilizations have a great understanding of the healing power of plants. Many essential oils act as adaptogens, natural balancers. Adaptogens promote a balancing reaction in the body which aims to help in aiding the body’s natural ability to heal.
As a Certified Essential Oils Coach, I aim to recommend on single oils, blends and application so your body unlock it’s natural ability to regain balance
Building Block Balance #5:
Meditation & Pranayama
Tend & Befriend with Breath Work
The practice of yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being ~ Sri Aurobindo
Most of us spend our time focusing on the outward, TV, something I like to call “fake-working”; internet, emails, social media, our cell phones, and sometimes putting our family and their well-being ahead of our own. It is in this work I help guide the mind and spirit into balance. Chakras are the portals between mind, body and soul, acting as resistors and capacitors in the flow of balance and energy
As a student of Reiki with holy fire, I am just a key that unlocks the lock so your body regains the ability to balance and heal itself through guided meditation, breath work focusing on the chakras that need opening and balance
Building Block Balance #6:
Meal Plans and Nutritional Support
It is important to be open-minded about food otherwise we end up eating our opinions instead of what our body really needs
Meal plans are simple teachings on diet and lifestyle that will only benefit the quality and balance of life for everyone who approaches the programs set up with abundance and full attention to better body balance. Meal plans are designed with your bodies needs in mind. Taking in consideration the first five building blocks to balance.
I am not a mystical health pixie, but I am a personal chef. The clients who get the most powerful results are the ones who give the most energetic effort to their personal shift.
The Difference Between a Therapeutic Diet and a Constitutional Diet
A therapeutic diet is a short-term diet that is implemented to achieve specific goals.
It is usually recommended to address specific health conditions (for example candida, IBS, heart disease, etc.). It can be restrictive and usually omits certain foods. These might be foods that are hidden allergies or sensitivities, foods that are causing inflammation in your body, or foods that are feeding that are feeding pathogens like candida, parasites and certain types of harmful bacteria.
A constitutional diet is a long-term diet that is suited to your unique biology and make-up (i.e. your ‘constitution’).
In other words, it is your ideal default diet. Holistic nutrition respects and acknowledges that each person has their own bio-individuality and dietary needs. As such we do not advocate any one way of eating for everyone. Some people do very well (long term) on a vegetarian diet while others thrive on a Paleo-type diet.
Building Block Balance #3:
Reiki Healing Energy
Bringing my Building Blocks to Balance takes groups and individuals on a wellness journey to experience mind, body, and soul healing . Whether your group is looking to build team trust and support or individuals looking to shift the choices they are making to live a more purposeful holistic life of balance.
Together we learn and prepare cleansing and balancing meals that is focused around the season and through the traditions of healing with Chinese Medicine and Essential Oil.
Learning how to clear energy blocks through guided meditation and breath-work.
Building Balance with a day retreat| This labyrinth journey to a predetermined destination. This is the participants private spiritual time to open and awaken the souls desires to shift any choices that are holding them back to live a more purposeful life.
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