A Healing Massage from Heal2Hands.com will use tools such as mechanical hands-on therapy and essential oils for the senses, this is for those seeking deeper healing. This is a massage experience that awakens your energy centres (chakras), clears blockages in your energy flow, and helps you experience and express your spirit. Enjoy deep relaxation and relief from busy thoughts and uncomfortable emotions as you access positive feelings and more spacious sensations.

The physical and psychological effects of Heal2Hands.com massage and healing.

Physiological Effects:

  • General and specific relaxation for muscles, providing immediate relief.
  • Fibrous adhesions (knots) can be broken down.
  • Disperses toxins from tense, knotted muscles.
  • Relief from acute and chronic neck and shoulder stiffness.
  • Loosens the scalp.
  • Relaxes the whole body.
  • Increases oxygen uptake in the tissues.
  • Improves blood circulation in previously congested muscles providing additional oxygen to the brain.
  • Promotes high levels of alertness, concentration, and better memory.
  • Improves lymphatic drainage, allowing for the disposal of toxins from the body.
  • Increases joint mobility.
  • Provides relief from disorders such as earache, eye strain, tinnitus, aching jaws from clenching or grinding teeth, sinusitis, tension headache, migraine.
  • Provides relief from hair disorders associated with stress, alopecia, dandruff, psoriasis.
  • Improves disturbed sleep and insomnia.
  • Can give your hair lustrous shine and promotes hair growth.
  • Reduces stress and fatigue.

Psychological Effects:

  • Revitalizes and uplifts the spirit.
  • Releases anxiety.
  • Increases levels of alertness and concentration.
  • Lifts feelings of depressions, despondence, and desperation.
  • Clears the perspective and thinking.
  • Induces a state of calm, peace, and tranquillity.

Top Essential Oils for relaxation and anti stressing

Anxiety is a tough battle to face day in and day out, which makes having a natural solution, such as an essential oil blend, important.

The essential oil blend consisted of these essential oils in equal ratios of bergamot, frankincense, and lavender with an aromatherapy hand massage reported less pain and depression, concluding that aromatherapy massage with this essential oil blend is more effective for pain and depression management than massage alone.

Here are some of the best essentials oils for stress-relief:

1. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Considered the most common essential oil, lavender oil benefits include having a calming, relaxing effect. It’s considered a nervous system restorative and helps with inner peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervous stomach, and general nervous tension.

This suggested that lavender had anxiolytic effects.

2. Rose (Rosa damascena)

One of the benefits of rose essential oil is it’s very settling to the emotional heart and perhaps the second most popular after lavender for relieving anxiety and depression, helping with panic attacks, grieving, and shock. In the study of women who were pregnant for the first time published in the Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, one group of women was received a 10-minute inhalation and footbath with oil rose, another group received a 10-minute warm-water footbath, and they were compared to a control group.

3. Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)

Vetiver oil has a tranquil, grounding, and reassuring energy, often used in trauma helping with self-awareness, calmness, and stabilization. A nervous system tonic, it decreases jitteriness and hypersensitivity and is also useful in panic attacks and shock. A study published in Natural Product Research examining the anxiety-like behavior in rats concluded that vetiver oil may be useful in lowering anxiety effects, though more research is needed to confirm this finding.

4. Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

This popular essential oil can treat anxiety and depression due to its calming and uplifting effects. Ylang ylang helps with cheerfulness, courage, optimism, and soothes fearfulness. It may calm heart agitation and nervous palpitations and is a moderately strong sedative, which can help with insomnia.

In a 2006 study conducted by Geochang Provincial College in Korea, using ylang ylang oil, along with bergamot and lavender oils, once a day for four weeks reduced â€śpsychological stress responses and serum cortisol levels, as well as the blood pressure of clients with essential hypertension.  Be careful when using ylang ylang, as it can be sensitizing or irritating to the skin; avoid using in conditions of low blood pressure.

5. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Bergamot is commonly found in Earl Grey tea and has a distinctive floral taste and aroma. Bergamot oil is calming and often used to treat depression by providing energy; however, it can also help with insomnia induce relaxation and reduce agitation.

Compared with the placebo, blended essential oil caused significant natural ways to reduce blood pressure and pulse rate, and participants in the blended essential oil group rated themselves as “calmer” and “more relaxed” than the control group.

Bergamot is generally safe, but it is photosensitizing, meaning it can increase the risk of sunburn and rash. It is best to avoid use within 12 hours of sun exposure.

6. Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

A peaceful, calming scent, chamomile benefits inner harmony and decreases irritability, overthinking, anxiety, and worry. Chamomile oil is generally safe, except for some small risk of allergy, especially with anyone who has an allergy to ragweed.

7. Frankincense (Boswellia carteri or boswella sacra)

Frankincense is great for treating depression and anxiety because it provides calming and tranquil energy as well as spiritual grounding. Helps deepen meditation and quiet the mind.

Using Essential Oils for De-Stressing

Essential oils can be used in three different ways: aromatherapy, ingestion, or topically.

Aromatherapy for stress and complete relaxation is very popular because our sense of smell triggers powerful emotional responses.

When the scent of essential oil is inhaled, molecules enter the nasal cavities and stimulate a firing of mental response in the limbic system of the brain. These stimulants regulate stress or calming responses, such as heart rate, breathing patterns, production of hormones, and blood pressure. Aromatherapy can be obtained by using it in a bath, as direct inhalations, hot water vapor, vaporizer or humidifier, fan, vent, perfume, cologne, or — one of my favorites — through aromatherapy diffusers.

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