Whether you’re social distancing or just looking for some self-help techniques to reduce anxiety and boost your health and well-being, here are 5 tips that can help you…..
Smelling soothing plant essential oils can help to ease stress and anxiety.
Lavender (lavendula angustifolia) is one of the most studied essential oils in terms of its relaxing effects. It has been shown to calm the nervous system, lower blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature, as well as change brain waves to a more relaxed state.
Neroli (citrus x aurantium) is often referred to as the ‘rescue remedy’ of essential oils and is useful for helping to ease anxiety and stress while Bergamot (citrus bergamia) is traditionally used in Italian folk medicine to relieve tension and anxiety.
Eucalyptus (eucalyptus radiata), Tea-Tree (melaleuca alternifolia) and Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) can help support the respiratory system. You can add a couple of drops to hot water for a steam inhalation or simply add one or two drops of your chosen oil to a tissue and gently inhale when required.
On Guard (Protective Blend) is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function when used internally & contains cleansing properties.
Some essential oils have anti-viral properties (although there is no evidence that they work against COVID-19).
I use dōTERRA essential oils & these amazing products have been part of my treatments for around 4 years now. All dōTERRA essential oils are extremely high quality, organic & always 100% pure. As a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, I am able to supply any of their products directly to my clients. Please find the link below to order from dōTERRA. When ordering please use my Here you will find all of their fantastic range of essential oils & supplements……
The adrenal glands, which are directly affected by stress, are responsible for the ‘fight-or-flight’ response we feel when under pressure. Although designed to be short-lived, if this response is prolonged or happens on a regular basis, it can lead to overworked adrenal glands.
In reflexology, the adrenal reflex point is found just below the ball of each foot as well as the fleshy area below the thumb on the palmar side of the hand. Gently pressing the adrenal reflex points for a few minutes can help calm the adrenal glands and reduce tension.
The following link will take you to one of the products I use in reflexology, repairing foot remedy……
3. Yoga and Meditation
Yoga and meditation can help slow down a racing mind, making it easier to manage stress and anxiety. There is a wide range of styles to choose from and some forms of yoga include both elements. A recent review of mindfulness-based meditation suggests that it can be highly effective for people with disorders relating to mood and anxiety. I have often directed my clients to the following video as an introduction to meditation……
4. Face Massage
We tend to hold emotional stress in our faces – particularly in the jaw and temples – so gently massaging these areas with upward and outward circles helps to promote relaxation and reduce stress, while increasing muscle tone and revitalizing your skin. Make it a daily routine using your favorite cream or oil after cleansing your face, to look and feel your best. My specialty treatment is natural face lift massage and I am constantly amazed how tension can be released throughout the whole body when just the face is massaged. Please find link below to my fantastic range of Tropic skin care products, where you can find all skin care selection, from oils, creams, serums & cleansers……
5. Diet and lifestyle
It is natural to be feeling stressed with the self-isolation measures in place, making it much easier to make poor nutritional and lifestyle choices that can actually increase our stress levels and cause other problems.
Try eating the colours of the rainbow each day to get your full range of vitamins and minerals. If you’re finding it tricky to stock up on fresh produce, try switching to frozen – it is often just as good for you and can be stored for longer.
I hope you find some of these tips useful. When we are past the worst of this dreadful virus and it is safe to be in close contact with others again, please feel free to contact me to book an appointment for a treatment…..
If you have any thoughts or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.