The Wonderful World of Essential Oils

Posted on September 21st, 2012 by Shari´ Parks

For thousands of years, essential oils have been used as a healing method. Certain cultures today use them for spiritual temples and medicinal purposes. However, our society has forgotten the power of these medicines and instead opt to use the products of chemical companies. I will give us some credit, interest is growing as more peoples consciousness is shifting to a more organic/chemical free life.

I use essential oils at home and at my studio. It’s not unusual to see a collection of essential oils in a massage treatment room. For me, I’d actually find it alarming if I went to a therapist and I don’t see or smell essential oils. Naturally, I understand if the therapy room is bright. Essential oils should be stored in a cool dark area to preserve the essence.

In massage therapy, essential oils are a wonderful way to greatly enhance the quality of the treatment. Application of specific oils to various areas of the body brings balance and harmony while fostering a truly holistic wellness experience.

Here are some commonly used oils and techniques for self-massage:

Face: Place a few drops of LAVENDER oils onto your hands and rub them together. Lightly cup your face in your hands; the warmth of your hands and aroma of the oils will aid in relaxation.

Jaw: Rub 1–2 drops of TENSION TAMER oil into the soft spot just below your ear lobe to release tension.

Sinus Congestion: Use EUCALYPTUS oil and place a few drops on your finger tip and rub above your lip.

For more ways to learn how to incorporate essential oils into your lifestyle visit:

101 Ways to Use Essential Oils

Easy Essential Oil Use Chart

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