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Kitchari Recipe



The Kitchari Kit has all the basic ingredients you'll need to get started.



Wash rice and mung dal and soak overnight. Drain soak water.

In a medium saucepan warm the ghee. Add the Kitchari Spice Mix and sauté for one to two minutes. Add rice and mung dal and sauté for another couple of minutes. Then add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Once the kitchari has come to a boil reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until it is tender (approx. 30–45 minutes).

If you are adding vegetables to your kitchari, add the longer cooking vegetables, such as carrots and beets, halfway through the cooking. Add the vegetables that cook faster, such as leafy greens, near the end.

Add more water if needed. Typically, kitchari is the consistency of a vegetable stew as opposed to a broth. A thinner consistency is preferable if your digestion is weak. You will notice that kitchari will thicken when it cools and you may need more water than you originally thought.

Garnish with fresh cilantro and add salt to taste (optional).

Makes 4 serving

Note: The following spices may be used in place of Kitchari Spice Mix


  • Fresh cilantro (great for pitta—ok for vata and kapha)
  • Coconut (great for pitta, good for vata, but not so good for kapha)
  • Lime (ok for everybody)


Deep Breaths - On and Off the Massage Table


Breathing is a vital and relatively simple function in our bodies. Yet most of us impede this beautiful feature, which originates in our core. We hold our breath.

Here is an anatomy factoid that relates to breathing: our scalenes are small muscles that attach to the first two ribs and the cervical vertebrae. As a massage therapist who specializes in neck and upper body issues, I often work these little muscle fibers that contract and release with every breath we take. They can get a little rigid when we hold our breath. Massage can help soften them or relieve a spasm. If we are shallow breathers the scalene muscles (and others!) work extra hard. Holding-our-breath or shallow breathing go hand-in-hand with stress and anxiety. Stiff neck and compromised posture can develop easily from these patterns.

My self-care tip is to do some deep breathing during everyday moments. My professional invitation is to ask you to breathe deeply during bodywork sessions. It is one of the keys to receiving more deeply. Be curious about inhale and exhale; notice what can happen!

Notice and enjoy when you are doing deep breathing. The following signs will help you feel confident that it IS happening.
Our bellies move as the diaphragm gets into the action.
The breath is heard passing through our nose and mouth.

Add a new habit to benefit from breath. The following are a few ideas from my experiences:


-Make the exhale (out-breathe) twice as long as the inhale (in-breath). I enjoy this focus during some simple yoga stretches.

-Sing during stressful tasks. I sing get-ready instructions to my 5 year old in the morning while we hurry to catch the bus.

-Use the sound "om" to breathe and give your mind a focus and feel vibration energy. I do it in the car at stop lights and during my commute to and from Cotuit.

Deep breathing allows a release in the muscles, in the mind, and in the heart. As a Massage Therapist, I witness the subtle and obvious impact of breathing. I create a hold or pause during a massage session. I wait because I am listening to the shifts in the body. There is a sense of ease around my hands that follows a deep breath. I also witness obvious deep breathing with clients. You may relate to one of these examples. As it may remind you that bodywork has a special place in your life.
Some people snore... which a massage therapist often views as a compliment.
Some people have an emotional reaction with a few tears or a deep sob... we can breath very deeply during a good cry.
Some people yawn...and then I yawn too.
Some people take a deep breath when my techniques are challenging. This is a nonverbal way for me and a client to communicate about pressure limits.

Enjoy all that you take in. Enjoy your deep breaths.



Theresa Fallon graduated from the Santa Fe School of Massage in 2007. It was here that she learned the finer details of anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology. And, she fully embraced a healing arts education. She has woven her skills, gifts, and foundational biological science knowledge into a beautiful type of massage.

She uses Swedish massage in combination with anatomically specific strokes and often includes effective neuromuscular techniques that resolve muscle spasms or muscle tightness.


Thinking About Your First Massage?


Thinking about getting your first massage ever? You might be wondering what it will be like, and you may even be a little worried. A little pre-massage anxiety is normal for your first time, but it's not necessary :) Here's how it will go:

When you arrive, you'll be given a brief health questionnaire to fill out in the reception area. It's nothing too invasive, and it's mostly to find out if there's anything I should be aware of, like current injuries. Once that's done, I'll show you to my office where we'll have a conversation about your goals and your body. This isn't a test that you have to prepare for in advance, and there are no wrong answers.

Before we begin, I'll take you through the basics. I'll tell you how to lay on the table (you'll usually start face down, under the sheet and blanket) and we'll have a discussion about how undressed to get. It’s entirely based on your level of comfort: you can leave your underwear on, or you can choose to remove everything. The latter can be useful if you need some hip work, but it's always up to you! Rest assured that, whatever you choose, you'll always be securely draped. I'll only uncover the areas that I'll be working on, and everything else will remain covered and out of sight.

Once you're on the table, what do you need to do? You basically have one job: If something hurts, or if you're uncomfortable, I'd like for you to let me know.  Don't assume that anything is "supposed to hurt," or that "she knows best" or "I'm probably supposed to be this cold." No, please speak up! I may be knowledgeable about massage, but you're the expert on your own body. If something doesn't feel quite right, I want you to trust your instincts and flag me down. The first few massages are a process of learning about each other, and my intuition can only take me so far. Your in-body experience is uniquely yours; only you can help me tailor the massage to create a best experience.

Other than that, feel free to relax. You don't need to help me when I move one of your limbs—be a limp noodle and let me do the work. You don't need to keep your arms in any particular place, or do anything other than melt into the table. Don't feel like you need to make small talk either. You are here to fully relax and going inward is a big part of that process. I'd like you to really experience the massage. If that means talking or asking questions, please do. If that means being quiet and introspective, that's a wonderful way to help your body relax. We will have plenty of time to chat before and after the massage.

One last thing: I don't care about your leg hair. Don't worry about stubble, or cellulite, or the noises your abdomen makes during the massage (this is normal, by the way—part of the relaxation response). I've worked on thousands of people, and there is nothing wrong with being fully human on my table. If you think that your body is flawed in some way, rest assured that I thoroughly disagree with you.

After the massage, my main goal is to let you float on out. I may ask about any areas of pain that you had mentioned, and I may have a stretch to offer you. Other than that, we'll be handing you some water, making sure you are squared away for your next appointment (optional!), and seeing you on your way.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to share with any friends or family members who might be thinking about their first massage! I look forward to working with them.



While a world traveler, Megan is thrilled to be working with clients on her home turf of Cape Cod. Her work in organic farming and yoga ultimately lead her to pursue a career in bodywork, viewing these passions as the perfect triad intersecting body, mind and spirit – the whole health package.

Megan’s intention is always one of promoting well-being by way of total relaxation, believing it is in this state that the body’s innate ability to restore and heal itself are affirmed. 

Her touch is both strong and deliberate, while laced with long effleurage strokes intended to bring your nervous system into balance and promote healing.

Book with Megan on Wednesdays + Thursdays