I am blown away by how amazing the body is. The engineering of these complex systems within our single body allows us to function, reproduce and self-heal with a little help from the natural world. I am particularly amazed by the healing power of our own loving touch or the loving touch of another. Have you noticed that when we are in pain we instinctively reach out to the aching spot? This is our body's way to soothe the pain. When we stimulate the skin through touch, touch receptors send a message to the brain via what scientist call a "gate" (located in your spinal chord) at a faster pace than pain receptor. Once the touch signals reach the brain, the gate shuts, preventing your brain from registering pain! Isn't that pretty amazing? So indeed, rub away your pains.
Touch-- through massage-- also helps our body cleanse itself of toxins, lactic acid build-up, unwanted bacteria and other impurities by activating the the lymph fluid, which flush these out. At the same time, it stimulates circulation, increasing the delivery of fresh oxygen to the area massaged by 10-15%. Find a friend, a loved one, or even yourself, to give you a massage. It's important for your over all well being.
A little help form the natural world can take us a long way. Essential oils enter our lungs and have the power to mentally transport our minds to a peaceful place or even inspire the listless soul. Adding a few drops to a massage oil can enhance your mental and spiritual experience.
Try one of these EO: Mix anywhere from 5-30 drops of EO to 60ml of vegetable oil (sunflower oil, grape seed oil, are just a couple examples of easily accessible, light base oils). Store mixture in a dark bottle and store in a cool dark place.
Basil--refreshing, uplifting, clears the mind
Frankincense--rejuvenating, elevates mood, releases tension
Grapefruit--stimulating, clarifying, antidepressant
Cinnamon-- stimulating and an aphrodisiac
Jasmine--uplifting, stabilizes mood swings, increase sensuality and self confidence
Lavender--soothing, calming, relieves aches and tension
Thank you for visiting our website and blog. Through this medium, I hope to teach, enlighten, and inspire you about Mother Nature's wonders so that you can discover the true value healthy living. I want to foster a love for Nature so that we, as a collective, can take a stance to protecting our Earth as we indulge in the beautifying remedies Nature has in store for us!