I use therapeutic oils which have an ISO certificate and are not tested on animals.
Oils must be of this quality which contain the natural chemical constituents, to have any beneficial effect on you.
Not to be confused with the cheap bottles on the high street
are used as a base for the essential oils I mix into it. The most common one used is sweet almond for its high vitamin E content to help nourish the skin
The chemical reactions within your
body & mind are what can help you with
sleep issues and emotional issues.
For example; lavender triggers the release
of seratonin, which when dark, converts to
melatonin in the pineal gland.
These chemicals are sleep inducing,
feel good hormones,
amongst many other uses.
So you are capable of helping
your body produce its own natural
stress and pain relief.
Treat your body & soul with respect, it is where your soul lives, so try to heal yourself in a natural pure way
Essential oils can enhance
your massage therapy experience
A combination of oils creates a synergy which increases the effect
Prescription drugs for mild depression for example will only sedate you, and not help you in the long run. No one wants to be dependant on drugs, legal or illegal.
It is sometimes better to approach your inner issues in an holistic natural manner, than with synthetic man made drugs which can have more side effects than your initial issue.
Obviously holistic therapy cannot work miracles, but there are many instances where the use of therapy is kinder to your body & soul.
Oils have a small molecular structure
and when applied through massage
will penetrate your skins layers
and travel through your body
via the oxygen and flow of your blood,
assisting your lymphatic system
along the way and stimulating
all the senses within to help
release your bodies natural chemicals
of for e.g
seratonin and endorphins
You may think it is just your olfactory senses (your nose) that aromatherapy is concerned with. But, in fact, you actually 'feel' them.
The vapours stimulate the olfactory nerves which then signal your limbic system (control centre in your brain)
Through this the amygdala (control centre for emotions) and your hippocampus (control centre for memory, learning and emotions) are all stimulated.
This is why a certain smell will trigger a memory, good or bad from within your sub or deep conciousness.
The perfume industry use it to their advantage with sexy provocative ads to enhance your passion and need to buy their product to make you smell attractive!
General safety information
It is advised not to use essential oils without proper aromatherapy training.
Never take them internally or use undiluted on the skin without the advice of a qualified therapist.
If you have any medical issues then oils should be used with care, especially those with epilepsy, pregnant, liver damage, cancer.
It is not advisable to discontinue any prescribed medicines without consulting your GP