For thousands of years, the use of plant aromatics have accompanied civilizations to where ever they were led. Now called aromatherapy, it is one of the most loved of today's therapeutics, and for good reason!
Have you noticed that 99% of all products try to have some sort of pleasant smell? Shampoos, creams, cleaning supplies, gels, sprays, soaps, etc. There is good reason for this too! Smells are processed through the limbic system. This is a part of your brain that is connected to memories, emotions and moods. Interestingly enough, a smell can take you to a memory in your past in an instant. For me it is grandma's casserole, mom's lemon merengue pie, dad's special steak sauce and my brother's chicken cacciatore. Persian food brings me special memories too!
There is a huge difference between genuine essential oils and artificial synthetic scents. Healing properties come into play when therapeutic grade, genuine essential oils are used.
In massage, essential oils are used through carrier oils or applied directly to the body, all while the aromas released help balance ones state of mind through the limbic system.
Some can be invigorating, while others deeply relaxing. Others directly release muscle tension or increase the flow of lymph and blood. Eucalyptus for example is good for relieving cold, flu and cough symptoms as well as relieving muscle aches. Lavender is deeply relaxing to the nervous system. Lemon is invigorating and mood uplifting. Tea Tree is highly anti bacterial. So is Clove.
Aromatherapy can be used in almost any modality as well as throughout the day, at home or at work. You can also use them to make recipes that include food, under arm deodorant, laundry soaps and cleaning supplies!
I have used Young Living Essential Oils for the better part of two decades. I have nothing but good things to say about the efficacy of these oils. Recently I discovered Simply Earth oils and am happy to say they are wonderful, are of exceptional quality and to boot, a fair and very affordable price. You can read more here about this journey as I have made the switch to using the majority of my oils from this amazing company.
I use these during our sessions and also have them available for sale. Reach out to me for what I have in stock (you can pick up or I can mail) and any questions you may have. Email or text will get you fastest response. Blissinbodyworks@gmail.com * 615 495 5805.
I would love to share the years of experiential knowledge I have using this beautiful gift from nature!
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