Essential oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil before they are massaged into the skin.
The basic recipe should be:
For body massage:
15 drops essential oil
60 ml carrier oil
Face / foot massage:
5 drops essential oil
30 ml carrier oil
Stick to these recipes as it is best to mix only as much as you need each time so that the vital ingredients stay fresh and uncontaminated. If you make more than you need, store any leftovers out of direct sunlight in a tightly stoppered dark glass bottle.
As to as how much oil is enough for each massage, you need to apply enough to make your hands slip but not slide. Start with a small amount of warm oil and spread it on skin with smooth, flowing, rhythmic strokes, adding more to your hands as they start to drag over skin.
The best carrier oils to give enough slip for massage are sweet almond, sunflower or safflower. These are ideal for either body or face, but if you want to treat a particular type of complexion or skin problem as you massage, use one of the carrier oils specifically for facial skin care.
When preparing your oils, first measure out the carrier than add the essential oil, drop by drop, and shake or stir to blend. In general, you should use no more than three essential oils at a time for massage as any more will only mean the individual aromas fight each other rather than blending together.
The Soothing Foot Massage
The feet take more abuse than any other part of the body.
Reward them with a gentle, soothing massage, to spread pleasure throughout your body.
3 drops of Lavender
2 drops of Geranium
30 ml Sunflower oil
For Aching Feet
3 drops of Eucalyptus
2 drops of Chamomile
30 ml Sunflower oil
For Excessive Sweating
5 drops of Lemongrass
30 ml Sunflower oil
For Fungal Infections
3 drops of Tea-tree
2 drops of Geranium
30 ml Sunflower oil
There is an additional twist to the hypoglycaemic tale which complicates the situation further. When one becomes stressed for whatever reason, one releases stress hormones in order to allow one to cope with that stress.
Insulin is such a stress hormone and has the effect of shunting sugar in the blood stream into cells. This produces a drop in blood sugar levels and also causes hypoglycaemia.
Therefore, hypoglycaemia can be both a cause of stress and the result of stress, indeed, another one of those vicious cycles that are so often seen in disease states.
There are a lot of people who are crazy about yoga. The reason why most people do yoga is that it makes them feel better, and it gets them into shape. The different poses and postures help to make your body healthy. Yoga is for most people, the best way to relax and unwind. If your aim is to keep your body in shape, this might be the best exercise for you.
Did you know that yoga is good to fight of certain illness? There have been numerous research, which proved that yoga helps you to control anxiety, reduces asthma, arthritis, blood pressure, back pain, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, epilepsy, diabetes, headaches, stress and many more.
Yoga has a lot of benefits and advantages. All in a day’s work, it can reduce tension and stress. Of course after a heavy day, you will feel that your muscles have been stuck up, and you will feel wasted.
If you do yoga, your self esteem will be higher. It is important to gain more confidence inside and out so that you can face people with no worries.
Yoga is good for the body in increasing your muscle tone, strength, endurance and flexibility.
If you are too fat and conscious about your body figure, yoga can help you lower your fat and keep your body in shape. Yoga exercises can burn excess fat and give you the desired figure that you want.
If you need time to relax and forget your responsibilities, yoga will be good to improve your concentration and enhance your creativity. Yoga will help you to think in a more positive way. If you have a fresh mind, you can think of good things and apply it easily.
Your body needs to relax once in a while. Sometimes, work can leave us wasted and exhausted. During the heavy days, we may not find time to unwind because work is still on our mind. Yoga can help you create a sense of calmness and well being.
Yoga exercise helps you improve a good circulation. Your organs and veins need to be exercised for it to function properly. Yoga can help stimulate your immune system and keep diseases at bay. If you have a good immune system, you can be sure that you are free from sickness.
Some people do yoga to be enlightened. They believe that yoga will help them bring up their spirit and keep them relieved. Yoga works differently for everyone, be it spiritual, emotional, psychological, mental and physical.
People think that yoga is only for spiritual people. But that belief is wrong. Even if you are not that religious, you can still do yoga. You will see and feel the difference at the same time. Find out how it works for you.
Due to the pressure and demands of life, we become stressed out, and we forget the essence of life. We tend to lose touch with the ones we used to spend time with, even ourselves.
We find that we are, most of the time, having to deal with deadlines and the hassle of keeping up with the paste of life. This leaves us a small time to wander and have that physical awareness.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are really a combination and derivation of two other processes – Thought Field Therapy and Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been studied and practiced by Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners for centuries. Long before the ideas of traditional Western Medicine were conceived, practitioners were healing and empowering others using meridians and energy fields. (1)
Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is an offshoot of this theory, incorporating tapping at the meridian points accompanied by affirmations or statements. For close to 30 years now TFT has provided relief and assistance to balance the body’s energy system. Unfortunately, TFT requires intensive knowledge and training to use correctly.
Dr. Roger Callahan, American psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, learned Applied Kinesiology and studied the meridian system of acupuncture. He was the physician who combined the use of tapping for emotional problems and simultaneously focusing on a specific fear. The process was discovered quite by accident with a patient who had significant fear of the water. In an effort to help her calm her stomach pain from the anxiety he inadvertently changed her behavior and eradicated her phobia.
In the coming years Gary Craig studied with Roger Callahan to learn his Thought Field Therapy techniques. Dr. Callahan was devoted to the development of this new technique that could produce ‘one minute wonders’ in patients who had suffered for years with phobias and fears. In an effort to delineate it as much as possible, he used muscle testing to determine the exact area that required the ‘tapping’ to achieve success.
But this muscle testing made the use of the process cumbersome and time consuming. And, it wasn’t clear that this type of precision was necessary to effect the results the doctors wanted to achieve. In 1987, Dr. Carrington, psychologist, and Gary Craig, Stanford engineer and performance coach, came to the same conclusion at the same time. They could attempt a single-algothrim method in order to simplify the approach and potentially achieve the same results.
Their methods didn’t rely on muscle testing but simply used the acupuncture end points during tapping rounds. Dr. Carrington began achieving excellent results with her patients using her Acutap methods and Gary Craig separated himself from Dr. Callahan in order to pursue his goals. Dr. Callahan didn’t approve of the new method that Craig called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
Gary Craig has been teaching EFT since the early 1990s and it has become one of the most influential Energy Psychology methods in the world. After investigating the methods that Gary Craig developed Dr. Carrington switched her patients from Acutap to EFT and began using it exclusively.
In 2000 Dr. Carrington expanded the EFT method and named it “Choices” which was endorsed by Gary Craig. Today, psychologists use Choices in their clinical practice to help patients move past their negative emotions related to stress and anxiety and have been experiencing positive benefits and results for their patients.
This historical journey for EFT was put in motion decades ago when Chinese Medical practitioners discovered and used the energy fields, called meridians, in the body to help the healing process. In the movement forward Dr. Callahan, Dr. Carrington and Gary Craig have all been pivotal in the development of a process that can be used by professionals in the office or individuals at home to improve their overall health and mental well being.
(1) Oxford Journals; Rheumatology: A Brief History of Acupuncture