Massage and Aromatherapy Oils can support the immune system, ease respiratory discomfort, relax stressed muscles, kill viral and bacterial pathogens, reduce inflammation and restore balance to the emotional body. Aromatherapy oils also stimulate the limbic region of the brain, where emotions and memory are stored. By oxgenating and awakening this part of the brain, (The Amygdala and Hippocampus) emotional intelligence can occur, often in the most gentle and flowing ways, allowing you to feel, recognise, forgive and renew.
The idea that memories and traumas can be embedded in the brain is not new, repressed traumas caused by overwhelming emotion can be stored in the body part, thereafter affecting our ability to feel that part or even move it. Fear and trauma can produce conditioned emotional responses that – unless released – will not only hamper our ability to live and enjoy life fully but can also limit the ability of some body systems to function properly. This can result in unexplained pain and illness. The stimulation of both aroma and oxygenations affects the Amygdala in ways that facilitate the release of stored emotional blocks, both in the subconscious and in various body systems. Combining the aroma oils and massage regularly over time – accompanied by mental focus and intent – has proven to be effective in many cases for resolving unexplained physical problems that were rooted in past emotional trauma.
Written by Sue Wellwood. Massage Therapist at Freedom Chinese Medicine
Young, D.G. (2014) Essential Oils Desk Reference, sixth edition.
Sue Wellwood specialises in a number of healing techniques that help bring balance and calmness to the body:
• Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies
• Remedial Massage
• Advanced Energy Healing
• Esoteric Healer
• Chi Nei Tsang (stomach massage)
• Cupping and Moxibustion
• Bach flower Remedies
• Essential Oil Energy Balancing
• Chakra Cleansing
Sue’s passion for Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies has given her a number of healing techniques she can use to assist clients to heal. Click here to read more about Sue.
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