Benefits of Massage Therapy:
:: Eases muscular aches and pains and promotes muscle relaxation.
:: Improves the circulation and lymphatic drainage, and helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
:: Lowers blood pressure, reduces stress levels, and will help combat insomnia.
:: Refreshes your mind by releasing endorphins, the brain’s natural opiates.
:: Increases concentration.
:: Stimulates the immune system and strengthens resistance to disease.
:: Contributes to healthy, toned skin.
:: Alleviate tension headaches, and help the recipient to deal with difficult emotions, such as anxiety, depression or grief.
Aromatherapy Tips for everyday well-being:
Essential oils are different from fragrance oils. The quality of the essential oil is what makes the difference between being therapeutic and just smelling nice. There are about 150 different essential oils all with unique compositions.
Essential oils are extracted from the seeds, roots, bark and berry of plants and are carefully refined to preserve the very thing that makes them “essential”. They contain the vitamins and nutrients that keep the plant alive – the essential constituents that keep it free from disease and growing strongly.
When used properly, essential oils can have a very positive impact on the human body.
The following are a few ‘do-it-yourself-aromatherapy-tips’ to help you create your very own oils and cure a few common aspects of everyday-discomforts. It is important to use quality oils (usually the expensive ones) to avoid reverse effects due to impure or possibly synthetic oils.
Essential oils are highly concentrated and it is therefore also very important to use them exactly as directed, mixed with scented or unscented base oils (jojoba oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, etc..).
note: never apply essential oils directly on the skin!
:: for an evening relaxing bath : in a bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of honey and the essential oils below, then add to your bath:
– 15 drops of lavender
– 3 drops of neroli
:: for stress : mix the essential oils below with 1/4 cup of jojoba oil and massage it slowly on the stressed area (or have someone do it for you):
– 10 drops of sandalwood
– 2 drops of coriander
– 5 drops of camomille
– 2 drops of rose
:: for PMS : use the following mix in an aroma lamp, in a bath, or mixed in a body lotion (base oil).
– 15 drops of ylang ylang
– 7 drops of clary
– 6 drops of neroli
:: for stretch Marks : mix the following with 1/2 cup of hazelnut oil, and massage the area:
– 15 drops of rosewood
– 3 drops of rose
All the oils mentioned above can be found in holistic stores or on the web.
Reflexology Tips for everyday well-being:
Doctors agree that over 75% of today’s health problems (headaches, cardiovascular problems, anorexia, sweatings, etc..) can be linked to nervous stress and tension.
Refer to the feet chart below to understand the reflexology tips at the bottom of the page, easy to remember, that may be helpful to relieve comon inconveniences while at home or at the office. It works with or without socks on, but best results are obtained on barefeet.
|1. Top of Head
3. Pituitary Gland
4. Temporal Area
5. Neck, Cervical
6. Upper Lymph Area
7. Parathyroid Gland
10. Thyroid Glands
12. Lungs and Bronchi
13. Heart Area
15. Spine, Vertebra
17. Solar Plexus
|18. Stomach & Duodenum
21. Spleenic Fixture
22. Gall Bladder
23. Adrenal Glands
24. Hepatic Flexure
26. Transverse Colon
29. Ascending Colon
30. Descending Colon
32. Small Intestines
|35. Ileo-Caecal Valve
37. Sigmoid Flexure
38. Hip & Lower Back
40. Sciatic Area
45. Lymph Drainage
46. Fallopian Tubes
47. Lymph Nodes (Arm Pit)
48. Sacro Iliac Joint
49. Ovary or Testicle
50. Lymph Nodes (Groin)
51. Maxilla/Submaxilla (Jaw)