HOME SPA

The original SPA was to detox and heal with the help of the curative powers of mineral water. In Egypt elaborate bath-rituals were acted out by the priests to cleanse themselves. The Romans and Greeks are widely known for their practice of baths and massages.The great Hippocrates (also called the Father of Medicine, doctors stillContinue reading “HOME SPA”

TOOTH-ACHE AND AROMATHERAPY

I was called by a friend of mine today, she was suffering from bad pain in her mouth after a tooth-operation. The doctor wanted to give her antibiotics and she was not happy with the idea so she called me. Now first of all I am sceptical about the antibiotics-bit since she doesn’t appear toContinue reading “TOOTH-ACHE AND AROMATHERAPY”

Massage therapy and stress and anxiety in children

A study conducted at University of Miami Medical School, Florida, USA, revealed that massage may offer considerable help for children suffering from stress-related disorders. A 30-minute back massage was given daily for a 5-day period to 52 children who were hospitalized as suffering from depression and adjustment disorders. Subjective assessments were made by the childrenContinue reading “Massage therapy and stress and anxiety in children”

New Federal Legislation Targets Baby Bath Products

Source: Happi Magazine; Vol. 46, No. 6; June 2009 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York recently introduced the Safe Baby Products Act, which would direct the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate and regulate hazardous contaminants in personal care products marketed to or used by children. Sen. Gillibrand-who was appointed to fill the vacancy createdContinue reading “New Federal Legislation Targets Baby Bath Products”

MASSAGE & PREMATURE BABIES

The Explosion of narcotic and alcohol abuse in the USA has been accompanied by a surge of premature cocaine-exposed babies who often suffer post-natal complications and exhibit poor co-ordination and motor skills along with increased stress behaviour during infancy. Researchers at the department of Pediatrics at the University Miami School of Medicine studied the effectsContinue reading “MASSAGE & PREMATURE BABIES”

CHANGING LANES

Tonight I met a young lady that has been a client of mine. When she came to me a few years ago she had just embarked on the journey of the eternally slim = anorexia/bulimia. She was also “self-medicating” = vodka and cocaine. She had just turned 17, was the biggest liar on earth andContinue reading “CHANGING LANES”

AROMATHERAPY TRICKS FOR EVERY DAY

There are plenty of stuff for which you can use essential oils in a very easy way. First of all I need to point out: Essential oils should never be used undiluted on skin, so don’t try these tips with any other oils than those I tell you about. Make sure to keep them awayContinue reading “AROMATHERAPY TRICKS FOR EVERY DAY”

Wellness is Balance – Balance is Lifestyle

Since I started working with wellness and health, 20 years ago, a lot has changed in society. At that time alternative medicine was still scoffed at, if an illness couldn’t be cured with medicines, it was imagined. Stress was seen as a weakness and nutritional knowledge was the information recieved from ”The national board ofContinue reading “Wellness is Balance – Balance is Lifestyle”

WILD VS ORGANIC – LAVENDER

Cultivated lavender Essential oils for aromatherapy come from three different sources; wild, traditional cultivation or organic/bio. There is quite a debate going on about which oils are the best. At the end of the day, the growing format is only one of the things that ascertain how good the oil will be. As I saidContinue reading “WILD VS ORGANIC – LAVENDER”

FRAGRANCES & FEELINGS

There are so many different ways to use essential oils, depending on what result or effect you are looking for. When it comes to mood-enhancing, this will happen whatever way you use the oils, since they enter your system. Even if you have lost your sense of smell, the oils will have an effect onContinue reading “FRAGRANCES & FEELINGS”