On my quest to find lovely Essential Oil blends for my Holistic Massages, the blends are being used and enjoyed and so far have continued to be a hit. During COVID I made a few blends to use on family members and myself and have found some really lovely ones – and particularly a couple that can help ease muscle aches and pains and the wonderful hot flushes during Menopause (obviously I cannot garuantee these work but so far for some they have been succesful!)
I always make sure that my clients have the blend of their choice at the time of the Massage – I know there are some clients that favour a particular one, so I incorporate that Essential Oil to their blend for their regular Indian Massage Treatments and this practice has continued into my new massages, for Tsuboki the base oil is Camellia oil as would be traditionally used in Japan, I am happy to add an Essential oil of your choice providing it can be used on the face.
I like to make sure that it is a personal choice and that the reason that particular blend has been chosen will then enhance and benefit the massage to the clients enjoyment, relaxation and well being! We will always discuss the type of blend you may wish to use for your treatment and when contraindications show, we use an alternative that is still uplifting and aids the wellbeing, this is why it is essential we discuss any type of health issue/allergy.
*It is also recommended that the clients do not go home and shower immediately but try to leave the oils on their hair/body for as long as possible furthering the Essential Oils beneficial properties….
I have many people asking about oils that are good for pain relief, such as arthiritis, shoulder problems etc… there are many oils that can and do aid pain relief…..and I try to make blends that will suit “pain” which is a very broad spectrum but by having one or two blends that may help at hand it gives clients a chance to try and see if indeed they like the blend. As I have said previously if you let me know prior to your appointment I will make a blend especially for you. I blend Essential Oils that are beneficial to the balance of your wellbeing and some may not like the particular scent of a blend but remember, they have been blended to help ease ailments. Please also remember all the EO blends I make are applied topically and have a base oil, again it helps me to know if you have any allergies to plants/nuts prior to our appointment.
The Essential Oil in the bottle for September is:
NUTMEG / MUSCADE
The nutmeg tree grows very tall and may reach up to seventy feet in height. Nutmeg oil may be obtained from the seed of the nutmeg tree fruit. The fruit, when dried, produces nutmeg (the seed) and mace (the covering). Traditionally, nutmeg was believed to be effective against the plague and hence it was popular during the Elizabethan era.
It stimulates the brain and reduces stress and mental exhaustion. To treat anxiety and depression naturally, we recommend a holistic approach through this oil. The oil is very popular in homoeopathy and its usage goes back to Greek civilizations where nutmeg became a brain tonic in spite of it being expensive.
Health Benefits of Nutmeg Oil
The health benefits of nutmeg oil include the following:
Smelling Nutmeg Essential Oil helps soothe the mind and helps induce restful sleep.
In traditional medicine, Nutmeg was used as a remedy for digestive disorders, appetite stimulation, flatulence, spasms, and vomiting.
May Reduce Pain Antispasmodic – Nutmeg Essential Oil helps ease unwanted spasms and soothes the muscles into comfort.
It has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties and can be added in low dilution into body oils to keep your skin healthy and happy.
Antirheumatic-Nutmeg is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and warming, which means it can be used to prevent or relieve chronic rheumatic pain and swelling. – Nutmeg oil may be very useful for treating muscular and joint pain as it is an excellent sedative. It may also be anti-inflammatory, so massaging nutmeg oil on the affected area might be an effective treatment for arthritis, rheumatism, and lumbago. Nutmeg oil may be an essential part of Chinese medicine when it comes to treating abdominal pain and inflammation. It might also reduce swelling of the joints. Often, overexertion may lead to body or muscle ache, and in such cases, this oil can be very useful in removing the pain.
May Relieve Menstrual Cramps – Some women may face menstrual irregularities and suffer from menstrual cramps. Nutmeg oil may be very helpful for these women, and it can also reduce the associated symptoms of periods like mood swings, depression, and hormone imbalance.
May Treat Indigestion – Nutmeg oil may be good for digestion and might help in relieving stomach aches and removing gas from the stomach and intestines. Therefore, it is good for indigestion, flatulence, vomiting, and diarrhea. It may also encourage an increase in appetite. Care should be taken when consuming nutmeg oil, and it should only be applied internally in low doses.
May Improve Blood Circulation – Nutmeg oil may be a good stimulant, not only for the mind but also for the rest of the body. Its relaxing aroma might help comfort the body, increase blood circulation, and therefore, help those who have poor blood circulation.
May Help Treat Respiratory Problems – Nutmeg oil may form an important ingredient in many cough syrups and cold rubs as it might help in relieving congestion and cold symptoms. It may also be believed that this oil can be used for treating asthma.
May Improve Cognition – Nutmeg oil may help stimulate the brain and therefore might help remove mental exhaustion and stress. It is also believed that this oil improves the quality of your dreams, making them more intense, colorful, and positive. It may be a good remedy for anxiety as well as depression. The oil may often be used in homeopathy. In the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, nutmeg was popular as an effective brain tonic in spite of its high cost and rarity. It also might enhance concentration and increase your overall efficiency at study and work.
May Prevent Heart Problems – Nutmeg oil may also stimulate the cardiovascular system and is therefore considered a good tonic for the heart.
May Eliminate Bad Breath – The woody aroma of nutmeg oil may help remove bad breath. It may also be antiseptic in nature and is effective for toothaches and aching gums. As a result, it might also be added to numerous toothpaste and mouthwashes.
If you would like a massage that incorporates Nutmeg then please do let me know prior to your rendevous!
There are still Covid protocols in place and a passe sanitaire is not needed for your time here in my Treatment Room, I am double vaccinated and wear a mask – so if you are unable to have the Covid Vaccine due to health reasons, then please be assured I do everything to cover both of us!
📍I am following all Covid19 measures and I have completed the certification for the Barbicide Course.
📍 I wear a mask during the whole time of your Treatment and ask that masks are worn at all times.
📍Please wear loose clothing that you are happy to keep on without feeling too hot, I do supply a wrap which covers your clothing but allows me to access your back, shoulders and neck.
📍Please do not wear any jewellery, if you have long hair please wear it up in a hair clip.
📍Please shower before you come for your treatment.
📍If you have travelled recently please allow 5 days before booking your Treatment/s.
📍If you are unwell before or even on the date of your treatment, please let me know and we can re-arrange.
* This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Holistically Yours disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.