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I am often asked about using essential oils safely at home. My first response is always check the oils you are considering using- most modern essential oils should have an expiry date so check this. Essential oils are a natural product and do not contain preservatives so anything out of date should not be used on the skin as there is a risk of skin irritation.
Once you have established that the oils are in date check where you store them. Essential oils should be kept in their original dark coloured bottles.
The most difficult question you can ask any Aromatherapist
is ‘What are your Top Three oils?’, but I’ll give it a go!
My number one oil can change daily depending on my mood and
who I am working with at the time. I might open a tiny bottle of an essential
not used for a while and think ’this has got to be my favourite, why have I neglected
it for so long?’, then that can all change the next day!
Having said that I nearly always return to the classic oil
Frankincense, mainly because of its power to visibly calm and comfort.
Overused and overextended muscles cause tension. Any
movement we make, no matter how small, involves muscles tensing and flexing.
Any activity that entails repetitive movement from tapping away on a laptop to
swinging a golf club, or during periods of stress and anxiety, can result in
tight muscles that are ‘stuck’ in a tense state. Once these muscles refuse to
relax they weaken and circulation of blood and lymph is impaired.
Once a muscle becomes inflexible it is very difficult to
Aromatherapy: A Natural Aid
to a Good Night’s Sleep
We spend one- third of our lives asleep. Sleep is as vital
to humans as the air we breathe and the food we eat. Without sleep we become
ill as good quality sleep helps our brain function, gives us a general feeling
of well-being, aids our concentration, improves memory and mood and boosts our
immune system. Most people function on far less sleep than they really need,
this is due to modern lifestyles affecting our sleep patterns.
Aromatherapy offers a safe and natural aid to sleep problems
without any of the side-effects sometimes experienced with sleeping tablets.
As we enter the
summer term students of all ages are burning the midnight oil working towards
their exams. Anything that can help during this busy time is always appreciated
and believe it or not aromatherapy can help in its own way. Carefully selected
essential oils can boost your productivity and your health. Inhalation of an
agreeable aroma can cause many changes to the body, helping to relax, stimulate
and regulate many of our bodily systems.
Essential oils have
been used for thousands of years, by many cultures, for improving mental
activity and strengthening the memory.
As the temperatures plummet we do not automatically think of
reaching for essential oils to help keep warm, however there are a group of
essential oils that can be described as being ‘warming’ to the body. These oils
have a rubefacient effect on the body which means that when they are applied
topically they cause the dilation of capillaries and an increase in blood
circulation which brings heat to the area and can significantly ease aches and
Such essential oils not only bring heat to the areas applied
but they can awaken dull senses, lift the spirits, they can stimulate sluggish
circulation and digestion and many of these warming oils also have emollient
properties helping to calm and soothe dry, irritated skin that can often occur
during the colder months.
New Year offer!
For January and February 2015
FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE
one-off treatment half price- Now £42.50 (was £85)
£50 off Initial course of 6- Now £275 (was £325)
£65 for follow up treatments
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Also known as
cosmetic acupuncture, facial enhancement acupuncture or acupuncture facelift.
This type of
acupuncture is part of Microsystem acupuncture which concentrates on the face,
scalp and auricular (ear) areas. It is a non-surgical method of slowing down
and reducing the ageing process. Ultra-fine, hair-like needles are inserted
into the skin at various acupuncture points on the face and head, needling
these specific points creates a direct manipulation on the body’s energy
system, helping to balance and energise the body as required as well as
removing blockages along the energy pathways (meridians) According to
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) many meridians begin and end in the face,
making Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture a truly holistic therapy as it treats
the whole person.