Aromatherapy Healing: Essential Oils and Their Effects

While we specialize in the art of massage therapy and healing techniques with our hands, we teach and embrace wellness from a holistic approach.  The sense of smell is a strong tool that can do a lot to energize and reinvigorate our minds, spirits, and bodies Whether you are looking for a better night’s sleep, or just need to unwind from a stressful day, aromatherapy is a natural and effective way to soothe your soul.

Essential oils have been used all over the world for thousands of years because of the healing properties they provide us. By extracting the components from plants, oils contain a variety of restorative features.

Here are some different types of essential oils and their benefits:

Lavender

There’s a reason why this scent is one of the most popular of them all. Although lavender has multiple purposes, it is most commonly used to relax. The calming scent it produces is beneficial to those suffering from anxiety or trouble sleeping. Aside from relieving stress, it also can aid in healing skin wounds and burns. 

Eucalyptus

This oil is great for treating colds and congestion. Its antibacterial properties allow for aid in respiratory issues. Adding it to a bath can clear your mind and your airways all at once. Try using eucalyptus in your home as a cleaning product as well. This multi-purpose cleaner will leave your home smelling naturally fresh with no toxins.

Tea Tree

Tea tree provides antiseptic properties that can heal a variety of skin issues. Use this oil to help fight acne, soothe dry cuticles, or reduce inflammation from conditions like psoriasis or eczema. You can also treat skin infections and cuts with tea tree.

Lemon

 The look of lemon is as bright as its benefits. Revitalizing and energy boosting, lemon helps promote mindfulness to keep you focused. This acidic fruit also can be used as a detoxifier, just add a couple of drops to your water in the morning for a natural cleanse.

Chamomile

Commonly seen in tea, chamomile’s sweet scent can replace your feelings of anger and disappointment with relaxation and positivity. The physical benefits are just as useful, as this oil adequately reduces pain. Whether you have headaches or muscle pain, you can use chamomile to relieve your suffering.

These natural remedies can provide relief in all aspects of your life. Utilizing essential oils can help you eliminate the use of medication and toxic products while promoting a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Aromatherapy is just one of the many classes we teach at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. This course explores how 30 different essential oils can affect us on physical, emotional, and energetic levels. Class discussions include the history of Aromatherapy; intrinsic oil qualities; extraction and blending techniques; plus safe and effective consulting practices that are in accordance with high ethical standards. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience students learn how to formulate and use essential oil blends to treat a variety of disorders and stress-related problems for their clients.

To learn more about this class and see our entire catalog of courses, please click here.

 

Aromatherapy: Holistic Healing Of The Mind, Body, And Soul

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“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Stress has, unfortunately, become a common denominator in many people’s lives but it doesn’t have to be. When you realize that stress only has power if you give it power then you will have opened your world to a whole new set of possibilities. One of the best ways to help your mind see this perspective is by utilizing aromatherapy practices.

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy that uses essential oils from plants to positively affect an individual’s mental, physical and spiritual well-being. When inhaled or applied to the skin, essential oils have proven to help people overcome a variety of health problems with their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory medicinal properties. For over 5,000 years, aromatherapy has been a trusted practice among cultures all over the world. However, while aromatherapy can help improve your physical health, it can also make a large impact on your mental health as well. Some of the most common reasons that people use aromatherapy are to help improve sleep quality, reduce stress, and overcome depression.

Oftentimes, aromatherapy involves diffusing a combination of essential oils into the air in order to provide a relaxing atmosphere for an individual. Depending on the individual’s preferences though, it can also be inhaled through the nose, soaked in an oil-infused bath, or used as an oil during a massage. By combining massage therapy and aromatherapy, you’ll experience the most rewarding and euphoric feeling that will heal both the mind and body. You’ll notice that your stress levels will have lowered, your mind will feel clearer, and your body will feel lighter and rejuvenated.

Our aromatherapy course explores how 30 different essential oils can affect us on physical, emotional and energetic levels. Class discussions will include the history of aromatherapy, intrinsic oil qualities, extraction and blending techniques, and safe consulting practices. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience students will learn how to formulate and use essential oil blends to treat a variety of disorders and stress-related problems for their clients.

We have equipped many graduates with the skills needed to provide successful treatment to their patients. To learn more about our programs, visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com  or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.

 

 

Spring Cleaning: 3 Ways To Clear Your Mind & Set New Intentions

intention settingOne of the few things that are constant in this world is change and, much like the weather, we all go through various seasons of life. These ebbs and flows are what make us who we are and guide us down the path we were meant to take. In honor of this season of change – both in weather and in life – try these three techniques for clearing your mind and setting new intentions for the path ahead.

 

Yoga and Meditation

Even if you don’t realize it, your mind is constantly thinking about a multitude of things at once. Whether you’re worrying, planning, or stressing, your mental health can take a toll if you don’t provide it with the rest and relaxation it needs to function properly. By practicing yoga and meditation, you can help slow these thoughts down and learn to clear your mind of unnecessary noise. When your mind is still and at ease, you can access the peace that resides within you and channel that energy throughout your entire body. Breathing techniques are also a very important part of yoga and meditation. Since your breathing is directly linked to the state of your mind, you can create a large shift in your overall health when you learn how to control your breathing. For example, when your mind is happy and clear, your breath is long and easy, but when your mind is filled with anxious thoughts your breath becomes shorter and shallower. Whether you’re thinking about making a career change or a personal change, keeping your mind and body relaxed and in sync will help you have a clearer vision for the path you should pursue.

 

Positive Affirmations

How we speak to ourselves is just as important as how we speak to others. When we fill our mind with positive thoughts, we naturally become happier and more inspired. However, positive affirmations are much more than self-help statements. They can make a significant impact on the quality of your life and can help you be more in tune with your daily thoughts. Depending on where you are on your journey, it can be hard to practice self-encouragement. Start small by beginning each day with one positive thought. You’ll be surprised at how refreshing it will feel to begin the process and even more surprised at how quickly you’ll fall in love with it. Your mind, body, and soul will be thanking you every day.

 

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a non-invasive practice and is a powerful treatment that aids in healing the entire body. When you’re under a lot of stress, your body produces unhealthy levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which creates adverse effects on your mental and physical health; anything from weight gain and sleep deprivation to digestive issues and headaches. However, a massage can prevent these negative reactions by drastically decreasing levels of stress and anxiety. When you receive a massage, your body is able to relax, recover, and rejuvenate. This also plays a role in lowering your diastolic and systolic blood pressure.

Whether you’d like to make an appointment to receive a massage or schedule a tour to have a hands-on experience with a potential new career path, Healing Hands is here to provide you with the support you need.

We have equipped many graduates with the skills needed to provide successful treatment to their patients. To learn more about our programs, visit us online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com  or call us at (858) 505-1100 in San Diego,  (760) 746-9364 in Escondido or, (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills.