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Inner Peace Balm

inner peace balm

A relaxing pulse point balm with aromatherapeutic benefits to help you calm your senses. It is suited to those who are emotionally and mentally overwhelmed. Its deeply soothing sweetness helps to replace a worried outlook with more calmly reflective response to life’s problems.

Ingredients:  Sweet orange* (Citrus sinensis), Lavender* (Lavandula angustifolia), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Sandalwood amyris (Amyris balsamifera), Apricot Kernel oil (Prunus armeniaca), Shea butter* (Butyrospermum parkii), Beeswax*, Vitamin E Continue Reading…

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Shamama Therapy – Natural Cosmetics

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With natural, plant-based ingredients at its center, Shamama Therapy Cosmetics pamper you, delivering visible benefits, beautiful fragrances and optimum skincare during and after use. Please visit my Etsy Shop (closed until 18th of January 2018)
https://www.etsy.com/nz/shop/ShamamaTherapy

 

Lip Balms

Sweet Lips Balmsweet lips balm

Palmarosa & Lavender
with Vitamins and Essential oils

15ml/NZ$ 7.50

All skin types
Dryness, Inflammation, Redness, Dehydration.

Dark Spice Lip Balmdark spice balm
Cardamom & Cacao
with Vitamins and Essential oils

15ml/NZ$ 7.50

All skin types
Dryness, Dehydration.

 

Balms

Wild Rose Healing Balm  
Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins and Essential oils

60ml/NZ$ 28
Dry/Mature/Sensitive/Dehydrated Skin
Dryness, Redness, Inflammation, Sensitivity, Wrinkles, Eczema/ Psorisis.

 

 

natural products

Muscle Balm
Lemongrass & Thyme
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
Pain, Stiffness, Inflammation, Poor circulation, Tension.

 

 

Rheumatism/Arthritis Relief Balmnatural products

Turmeric & German chamomile
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types

Pain, Stiffness, Inflammation, Mobility, Rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Green Hands Balmgreen hands balm

Sweet orange & Benzoin
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50

All skin types
Dryness, Cracked & Rough skin, Skin irritation.

 

Dry Skin Balm

Geranium & Ylang Ylang
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50

Dry Skin Type
Dryness, Dehydration, Cracked & Rough skin, Skin irritation.

 

Baby’s Balmbaby's balm

Roman chamomile & Lavender
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
Dryness, Inflammation, Redness, Skin irriation.

 

 

Acne Balmnatural products

Petitgrain & Juniper berry
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
Oily/Acne Prone Skin Type
Acne, Oiliness, Black Heads, Pimples, Inflammation.

 

Inner Peace Balm
Grapefruit & Sandalwood
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Tension.

 

 

 

Eternal Sunshinenatural product

Lemongrasss & Ginger
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
Concentration, Motivation, Mental Fatigue, Stress.

 

Moon Time Balm
Bergamot & Clary sage
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
All skin types
PMS: Fluid retention, Abdominal bloating, Pain, Weight gain, Constipation, Insomnia, Headaches and Mood swings.

 

Rocky Hands Balmnatural products

Palmarosa & Sandalwood
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 18.50
Damaged/dry/normal skin
Pain, Stiffness, Rheumatism, Dryness, Skin irritation.

 

Migraine Soothermigraine-soother
Peppermint & Lavender
with Vitamins and Essential oils

60ml/NZ$ 16

Stimulating, balancing, soothing , and relaxing blend. Apply to the forehead and temple area to relieve Nervous tension, Mental fatigue, Tiredness, Pain, Anxiety, Stress. Analgesic – useful for muscular spasm, rheumatic pains, sprains and strains.

 

 

Face Scrubs

Wild Rose Face Scrub

Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins & Essential oils

60ml/NZ$24
Skin Types: Dry/Mature/Sensitive/Dehydrated
Inflammation, Dryness, Dehydration, Eczema, Wrinkles,

Rose & Vetiver Face Serum has an uplifting scent and can be used with all skin types. It is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic. It works as a soft, natural exfoliating scrub removing dead skin cells, polishing the skin, and leaving it hydrated with a natural healthy glow. Light scent of coconut and rose petals.

 

Clear Skin Face Scrubclear skin face scrub
Manuka & Turmeric

with Vitamins & Essential oils

60ml/NZ$ 22
Skin Types: Oily/Acne prone/Normal
Inflammation, Infection, Scars, Blackheads

Clear Skin Face Scrub with its skin-conditioning  and nourishing coconut oil to smooth, purifying essential oils to detoxify and organic ground loofah powder and lavender flowers to gently exfoliate, it helps to remove everyday impurities while smoothing away dead skin cells that may leave your skin looking dull.  Antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic. Diminishes acne, scars and inflammation.

Organic Coffee Face Scruborganic coffee face scrub
Cardamom & Sandalwood
with Vitamins & Essential oils

60ml/NZ$ 24
Skin Types: All
Inflammation, Dryness, Eye puffiness,Inflammation, Infection, Scars, Blackheads, Skin infection, Skin ageing, Poor circulation, Eczema.

Organic Coffee Face Serum has an energizing scent and can be used with all skin types. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. It works as a soft, natural exfoliating scrub removing dead skin cells, polishing the skin, and leaving it nourished with a natural healthy glow. Uplifting scent of coconut, cardamom and coffee.

Massage Oils

 

Floral Massage Oilnatural product 
Geranium & Ylang Ylang
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/NZ$ 24
All Skin Types
Eczema, Psorisis, Inflammation, Skin irritation, Depression, Stress, anxiety.

An aromatic blend with light, lemon-fresh, green herbal top notes and soft, rosy, sweet floral undertones. Grounding, calming and stabilising.

A soothing blend of essential oils for de-stressing and to encourage relaxation and sleep. It helps to relax tense muscles.

 

 

Sensual Massage Oilnatural products

Jasmine & Cardamom
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/NZ$ 27
All Skin Types

A sensual massage oil infused with essential oils selected to stimulate and tantalise the senses. Its warm, rich, floral and sweet scent elevates the spirit and sparks our inner vision. It relaxes and supports the energy of the Heart. Calming, releaxing, uplifting to the Mind.

Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression.

 

 

Baby Massage Oilnatural product
Roman Chamomile & True Lavender
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/NZ$ 22
All Skin Types
Eczema, Psorisis, Nappy rash, Skin Irritation, Inflammation

A soothing and gentle oil for dry and sensitive skin, helpful during the onset of diaper rashes and chapped skin. A soothing oil for moments of discomfort and skin irritation. A natural sleep aid for toddlers, children and their parents.

 

 

 

 

Healthy Hair Oil natural product
Rosemary & Sweet orange
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/NZ$ 24
All Skin Types
Dandruff, Hair fall, Split ends.

Nourishes, smoothes, adds moisture, shine & beautiful fragrance to your hair. Eliminates Itching & Dandruff – Softens & Conditions – Reduces Irritation & Replenishes the Skin. Antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent. Absorbs quickly.

 

 

 

 

Forest Beard Oilforest beard oil
Petitgrain & Cedarwood
with Vitamins and Essential oils

30ml/NZ$ 22
Normal/oily Skin
Dandruff, Irritation, Inflammation.

Eliminates Itching & Dandruff – Softens & Conditions – Treats Acne – Reduces Irritation & Replenishes the Skin – Beautiful Subtle Scent. Antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant.

 

 

 

 

Energizing Massage Oilenergizing massage oil
Grapefruit & Cedarwood
with Vitamins and Essential oils

100ml/£NZ$ 24
All Skin Types

Uplifting blend of essential oils to refresh, invigorate and re-focus the mind. Helps stimulate the body into action. Naturally stimulates your circulation, and rejuvenates your body.

 

 

 

 

Face Serum

 

Wild Rose Face Serum
Rose & Palmarosa
with Vitamins and Essential oils

30ml/NZ$ 26
Dry/Mature/Sensitive Skin
Wrinkles, Irritation, Inflammation, Dryness, Dehydration.

Wild Rose Face Serum enhances skin elasticity, balances moisture content and makes skin feel smooth, soft, firm and supple. Handcrafted from certified organic oils and essentials oil. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip, evening primrose, argan and baobab oils replenish the skin’s barrier function and smooth the skin.

 

Liquid Gold Face Serumliquid gold face serum
Helichrysum & Neroli
with Vitamins and Essential oils

50ml/NZ$ 35
Dry/Mature/Sensitive/Dehydrated Skin
Wrinkles, Irritation, Inflammation, Dryness, Dehydration, Eczema, Psorisis.

Warm, woody, floral, and divinely sweet aroma promotes inner unity and harmony. Replenishes, regenerates and nourishes the skin. Restores softness and fights free radicals. Improves elasticity and dry skin conditions. Rich in essential fatty acids. Soothes the effects of eczema and psorisis. Promotes rapid growth of healthy skin cells. Anti-allergenic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic.

Clear Skin Serumclear skin face serum
Mandarin & Manuka
with Vitamins and Essential oils

30ml/NZ$ 22
Normal/Acne prone/OilySkin
Acne, Irritation, Inflammation, Scars, Infection.

 

 

 

Bath Salts

Wild Rose Bath Saltswild rose bath salts
Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins and Essential oils

70gr /NZ$5
600gr/NZ$22
Sensitive/Dry/Normal Skin

Eczema, Psorisis, Dryness, Anxiety, Depression

Wild Rose Bath Salt has a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance. It helps bring balance and harmony with stimulating and uplifting properties that create a sense of well-being, self-love and self-confidence.

Joint & Muscle Relief Bath Saltsjoint & muscle relief bath salts
Rose & Vetiver
with Vitamins and Essential oils

70gr /NZ$5
600gr/NZ$22
Normal/Oily Skin

Acne, Oiliness, Tension, Stiffness, Rheumatism, Backache

Joint & Muscle Relief Bath Salts brings natural relief for rheumatic and muscular pain and stiffness, backache, fibrositis, sprains and minor sports injuries. Helps to promote circulation and stimulate warmth. Helps to restore tired and aching muscles.

Face Mist

Wild Rose Face Mistwild rose face mist
Rose & Vetiver

100ml/NZ$19.50
Dry/Dehydrated/Mature/Sensitive Skin

Wild Rose Face Mist enhances skin elasticity, balances moisture content and makes skin feel smooth, soft, firm and supple. Handcrafted from certified floral waters and essential oils. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity.

Clear Skin Face Mistclear skinface mist
Mandarin & Manuka

100ml/NZ$18.50
Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Clear Skin Serum eliminates Acne & Conditions. Treats Scars & Dark Spots. Reduces Irritation & Replenishes the Skin. Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Astringent, Anti-inflammatory.

Lotion Bars

Marigold Lotion Barcalendula lotion bar

Calendula & Roman chamomile
with Essential oils & Vitamins

70ml/NZ$ 19.50
All Skin Types
Eczema, Psorisis, Dermatitis, Nappy rash, Skin Irritation, Inflammation, Sunburn, burns, Insect bites, Varicose veins

A soothing and gentle Calendula Lotion Bar for dry, sensitive and normal skin. Sweet, rosy smell with a herbaceous note. Ideal for sensitive skin as the Calendula flower is naturally rich in anti-oxidants and contains soothing and protective qualities. Soothing, calming. Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Bactericidal.

 

Sweet & Spicy Lotion Barsweet spicy lotion bar
Cinnamon & Cardamom
with Essential oils & Vitamins

70ml/NZ$ 19.50
All Skin Types

Sweet & Spicy Lotion Bar is hot and stimulating remedy with warm-spicy and tenacious aroma. Restores a taste and vigour for life. Adds the fire of courage to the belly. Stimulates circulation. Balsamic, green – woody, sweet-spicy pleasant note.

 

Ancient Lotion Barancient lotion bar
Frankincense & Myrrh
with Essential oils & Vitamins

70ml/NZ$ 19.50
All Skin Types
Eczema, Psorisis, Dermatitis, Nappy rash, Skin Irritation, Inflammation

Ancient Lotion Bar calms, and soothes dry, irritated, inflamed skin. Relaxes the Mind. Anti-depressant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial, Anti-viral, Sedative, Digestive. A gift from afar. An ancient remedy. Smells woodsy and leaves a faint gold shimmer on the skin.

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Healing Prayers

These are powerful prayers/poems that can help us open our hearts and minds in times of suffering, and invite peace and healing to guide us through difficult times. Prayers help to quiet and focus the agitated mind. By silencing inner noise, prayers bring us into the presence of moment. They are a warming invitation to practice the virtues of acceptance and compassion, of love and action.

There are moments when wellness escapes us,
moments when pain and suffering
are not dim possibilities
but all too agonizing realities.
At such moments we must open ourselves to healing.

Much we can do for ourselves;
and what we can do
we must do-

healing,
no less than illness,
is participatory.

But even when we do all we can do
there is
often ,
still much left to be done.
And so we turn as well to our healers
seeking their skill to aid in our struggle for wellness.

But even when they do all they can do
there is
often,
still much left to be done.
And so we turn to Life,
to the vast Power of Being that animates the universe
as the ocean animates the wave,
seeking to let go of that which blocks our healing.

Art by www.yoyoart.com

Art by www.yoyoart.com

May those
whose lives are gripped in the palm of suffering
open
even now
to the Wonder of Life.
May they let go of the hurt
and Meet the True Self beyond pain,
the Uncarved Block
that is our joyous Unity with Holiness.

May they discover through pain and torment
the strength to live with grace and humor.
May they discover through doubt and anguish
the strength to live with dignity and holiness.
May they discover through suffering and fear
the strength to move toward healing.

~ Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro

 

Art by Holly Sierra

Oh, you of wounded Spirits,
I offer you a place of rest;
Walk among my mountains,
and climb to Eagle’s nest.
Come swim amid my oceans
or feel my deserts’s fire.
Sit beside running waters
to reclaim your Heart’s desire.

Seek my silent forests,
or walk my open plains,
travel the deepest jungle,
till you hear my Love’s refrain.

I am always waiting
to allow each Child to heal,
to cradle the wounded Spirits,
and teach them how to feel.

I am the Earth Mother,
who Loves without regret,
Tending all my children
who through tears
have paid all debts.

~ Jamie Sams

 

“When sorrow comes, let us accept it simply, as a part of life.

Art by Duy Huynh Studio

Let the heart be open to pain; let it be stretched by it.
All the evidence we have says that this is the
better way. An open heart never grows bitter. Or if it
does, it cannot remain so. In the desolate hour, there is
an outcry; a clenching of the hands upon emptiness; a
burning pain of bereavement; a weary ache of loss. But
anguish, like ecstasy, is not forever. There comes a gentleness,
a returning quietness, a restoring stillness. This,
too, is a door to life. Here, also is the deepening of
meaning – and it can lead to dedication;
a going forward to the triumph of the soul, the conquering of
the wilderness. And in the process will come a
deepening inward knowledge that in the final reckoning,
all is well.”

~A. Powell Davies

 
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Aromatherapy

aromatherapy

“My elders have said to me
that the trees are the teachers of the law.
As I grow less ignorant
I begin to understand what they mean”

                   – Brooke Medicine Eagle

 

 

From the beginning we have been surrounded by the presence of plants. Plants, animals and people have coevolved over a long period of time. Their relationship reflect matualistic interdependencies that cannot be viewed in isolation from one another.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is an Art of using naturally extracted aromatic essence from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to balance, harmonise and promote the heath of the BODY, MIND and SOUL. It enhances psychological and physical well-being.

The inhaled aroma from these essential oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.

Benefits of aromatherapy and massage

Aromatherapy can help people in many ways. It is a natural way to improve your health and
calm your mind. Aromatherapy can:aromatherapy

  •  Enhance mood and general feeling of well-being.
  •  Improve blood and lymphatic circulation.
  •  Strengthen the immune system, resistance to disease and combat infections.
  •  Promote deeper and easier breathing.
  •  Help to deal with different emotions,  such as anxietydepression and grief.
  • Promote healthy skin care.
  • Stimulate all the senses to help increase sensory awareness through touch, music and smell experiences.
  • Soothe the tension and pain of the muscles, improve flexibilitymobility and co-ordination.
  • Encourage restful sleep.
  • Improve digestion – massage to the lower back and abdomen can help the colon work more comfortably and naturally.

Aromatherapy is a continuous exchange, process of giving and receiving. Aromatherapy allows individual to find his/her inner harmony and peace.

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Aromatherapy – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits.

cedar tree

Cedar tree in Toyama, Japan

“My elders have said to me
that the trees are the teachers of the law.
As I grow less ignorant
I begin to understand what they mean”

                   – Brooke Medicine Eagle

From the beginning we have been surrounded by the presence of plants. Plants, animals and people have coevolved over a long period of time. Their relationship reflect matualistic interdependencies that cannot be viewed in isolation from one another.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is an Art of using naturally extracted aromatic essence from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to balance, harmonise and promote the health of the BODY, MIND and SOUL. It enhances psychological and physical well-being.

The inhaled aroma from these essential oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.

Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of aromatherapy and massage

Aromatherapy can help people in many ways. It is a natural way to improve your health and calm your mind. Aromatherapy is not limited to cure the physical illness, but embraces the spiritual wellbeing. Aromatherapy can:

  • Enhance mood and general feeling of well-being.

  • Reduce stress

Stress is multidimentional syndrom because it involves mind, body and emotions. The success of aromatherapy comes from its multidimentional holistic approach by treating and looking at a person as a Whole, addressing physical body, mind and soul. Aromatherapy utilises the pharmacological, psychotherapeutic and metaphysical properties of essential oils.

A Japanese study found that inhaling essential oils can modulate your sympathetic nervous system activity. Certain oils were found to be stimulating, while others were found to be calming. Let’s have a look at some of the studies:

Black pepper, fennel, and grapefruit oil caused a 1.5-to 2.5-fold increase in sympathetic nervous system activity (as measured by an increase in systolic blood pressure)

– Rose and patchouli oil resulted in a 40 percent decrease in sympathetic nervous system activity

– Pepper oil induced a 1.7-fold increase in plasma adrenaline concentration, while rose oil caused adrenaline to drop by 30 percent

– Other oils have been shown to measurably decrease stress hormones—inhaling lavender and rosemary were shown to reduce cortisol levels.

  •  Improve blood and lymphatic circulation.

Essential oils affect the circulatory system by dilating the blood vessels, thereby allowing the blood to flow. Essential oils used for poor circulation will stimulate blood flow in the veins, lymph movement in the lymphatic system and help shift the toxin build up throughout your body.

Recommended oils for stimulating circulation locally to the area where they are applied include Nutmeg, Cinnamom, Clove, Black Pepper, Ginger, Thyme and Rosemary.  Myrtle, Lemon and Cypress have been used to strengthen and dilate capillaries and increase circulation. Helichrysum, Clove and citrus oils are natural blood thinners, balancing the viscosity or thickness of the blood.

  •  Strengthen the immune system, resistance to disease and combat infections.

Research has shown that 45 minutes of massage increases your body’s white blood cells, therefore strengthening your immune response and reducing inflammation.

Essential oils contain each of the plant’s healing nutrients including trace minerals, vitamins, hormones, amino acid precursors and other components. They give the plant the ability to destroy infections, stave off infestations, initiate and maintain growth and repair structural damage. When essential oils are applied to human skin, they carry the same healing force as they do to the plant.

Antibacterial effects of essential oils such as peppermint oil, tea tree oil, thyme oil can provide an effective antiseptic solution against oral pathogens.

  •  Treat respiratory infections, promote deeper and easier breathing.

The best method of using the essential oils for the ailments of respiratory tract is by chest and back massage, inhalations, compresses, diffusers and burners. Essential oils have well documented antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antitussive, demulcent, expectorant and immunostimulating properties. Clove and oregano are one of many essential oils in which no bacteria, virus or fungi can live.

In a study published in June of 2014, researchers reported on the anti-inflammatory effects of lavender essential oil as a treatment for asthma.

  •  Help to deal with different emotions,  such as anxietydepression and grief.

Lavender is used with positive effect in the treatment of anxiety disorders and related conditions. Lavender improved associated symptoms such as restlessness, disturbed sleep, and somatic complaints and has a beneficial influence on general well-being and quality of life. Onother study on lavender essential oil revealed that lavender can cause significant decreases of blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature, which indicated a decrease of autonomic arousal.

Aromatherapy massage exerts positive effects on anxiety and self-esteem.

Aromatherapy treatments have a wonderful energising, uplifting effect on the nervous system and help lift the Spirit. Essential oils can help balance, relax and restore the nervous system. Inhalation aromatherapy with lavender aroma has ben proved to reduce anxiety in patients with myocardial infarction.

  • Soothe the tension and pain of the muscles, improve flexibilitymobility and co-ordination.

Essential oils have anti-inflammatory, rubefacient, analgesic, antirheumatic and detoxifying properties that can provide considerable amount of pain relief. Such oil can relieve local inflammation, so the swelling is reduced. Some essential oils will bring warmth to the tissue. Detoxifiers cleanse and purify the bloodstream and restore healthier functioning.

  • Promote healthy skin care.

    The benefits of essential oils in skin care:geranium

  • Antiseptic properties
  • Help eliminate waste – Detoxification
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Regulating sebum production
  • Reducing stress
  • Improve muscle tone and blood circulation
  • Stimulate the growth of new cells

Essential oils have antiseptic, inti-inflammatory, antipruritic, astringent, cicatrisant, demulcent (reducing itching), fungicidal and vulnerary properties. Therefore essential oils can be very useful in skin care, because they are able to address skin conditions on variety of levels.

A comparative study of tea-tree oil versus benzoylperoxide in the treatment of acne showed that both  had a significant effect in ameliorating the patients’ acne by reducing the number of inflamed and non-inflamed lesions (open and closed comedones). The onset of action in the case of tea-tree oil was slower. Encouragingly, fewer side effects were experienced by patients treated with tea-tree oil.

Essential oils and aromatherapy has proven to be beneficial for the managment of eczema and dermatitis.

  • Encourage restful sleep.

Human studies that were published between 1990 to 2012, suggested positive effect of inhaled essential oils on sleep. No adverse events were reported.

  • Improve digestion

Massage with essential oils to the lower back and abdomen, especially over the dorsal and lumbar areas, can help the colon work more comfortably and naturally. Local compresses over the stomach are also very usuful. And it is important to remember that the first act of digestion is olfaction. The aroma of the food stimulates the secretion of saliva and digestive juices.

Because many complaints of the digestive tract result from stress (Autonomic Nervous System), essential oils and their sedative and calming nervous system properties seem to be a perfect solution.

Infection can be the cause of many digestive problems. Hypothesis is that the digestive properties of a particular herb may be linked, at least in part, to the herb’s antibacterial action. Essential oils and herbal extracts have an advantage over conventional antibiotics since they may contain several antibacterial compounds that act in different ways, so that it would be more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance

 

Aromatherapy Stimulates all the senses and help increase sensory awareness through touch, music and smell experiences.

The Science of Smell

Merely breathing in the fragrance of essential oils is a powerful healer. Inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine) thereby further regulating mood.

“Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain, which is thought to be the seat of emotion. Smell sensations are relayed to the cortex, where ‘cognitive’ recognition occurs, only after the deepest parts of our brains have been stimulated. Thus, by the time we correctly name a particular scent as, for example, ‘vanilla,’ the scent has already activated the limbic system, triggering more deep-seated emotional responses.”

Touch

“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”
― C.G. Jung

Massage therapy is based on the touch. Massage is sharing the touch. It penetrates deeper than the skin, deeper even than the muscles and bones – a good massage can penetrate our being.

“Touch is a basic behavioral need, in much the same way as breathing is a basic physical need. When the need for touch remains unsatisfied abnormal behavior will result”

Touch makes in a body a series of reactions at the biochemical level. It stimulates the release of oxytocin(OT)  as one study shown, a hormone thought to be a primary component of many social, emotional, and behavioral human functions. OT is known to facilitate social bonding, and touch in humans appears to sustain social bonds and to increase cooperative behaviors.

The release of oxytocin during physical massage may add to the number of benefits that massage can offer. Massage may promote prosocial behaviors such as trustworthiness, generosity and empathy.

How touch can help? One study investigated the effects of sleep and touch therapy accompanied by music and aromatherapy on the symptoms of fibromyalgia in women. Common symptoms include: pain, morning fatigue, restless sleep, sleeplessness, and depression. The Touch-Music-Aroma and Sleep-Music-Aroma interventions reduced with statistically significant change FMS symptoms in patients and were effective in decreasing the level of depression in women participating in the study.

Music

Some therapist/clients will chose to work in silence. Others, like me like to benefit from therapeutic music.

Aromatherapy for healing the Spirit.aromatherapy - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits

Aromatherapy and Massage is a way to rest in our source, where our bodies and minds and personalities and feelings come into harmony. That is, we are no longer divided. This harmony may not immediately arise in its deepest possible way, but this is where the journey begins.

Aromatherapy is a continuous exchange, process of giving and receiving. Aromatherapy allows individual to find his/her inner harmony and peace.

I would encourage you to look at aromatherapy as a way to investigate. A way of investigating for yourself – in your own body, in your own mind, upon your own experience. That you start to relinquish control and allow everything to be as it is. When you allow your experience to be exactly as it is without trying to change it.

I’ve witnessed clients change – the light in their eyes after the massage, the way they hold themselves, the tone of their voice, their level of self-awareness, confidence, purpose, and clarity. And that is for me the most valuable proof that aromatherapy really works.

 

 

 

Bibliography

Tisserand R. 1977 The Art of Aromatherapy The C. W. Daniel Company Limited, Great Britain

Ueno-Iio T1, Shibakura M2, Yokota K1, Aoe M1, Hyoda T1, Shinohata R1, Kanehiro A3, Tanimoto M3, Kataoka M1., “Lavender essential oil inhalation suppresses allergic airway inflammation and mucous cell hyperplasia in a murine model of asthma,” Life Sci.,” June 2014, PMID: 24909715

About me

about me

My name is Weronika and I am an Aromatherapist and Ayurvedic Therapist.

I qualified with a Distinction in Holistic Aromatherapy at the Yorkshire School of Natural Healing in UK.
I qualified with a Distinction in Ayurveda and Panchakarma at the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in India.

In 2016 I travelled to India to study Ayurveda – “The Science of Life” – in theory and practice. I completed Ayurvedic Massage and Panchakarma Therapy, Beauty Therapy and Pregnancy Massage and Baby Massage courses.

I have been working with clients from my private practice in York, UK and at beauty salon ‘Essence of Beauty’ in Dublin, Ireland since 2014. Furthermore, I have worked with clients with various levels of disability.

I create pure, ethical and organic remedies. With natural ingredients at its center, my products pamper you, delivering efficacious benefits and fragrances that are healthy, natural and smell divine. I use the highest quality plant-based and sustainable ingredients and rely on their active benefits to deliver optimum skincare during and after use.

My decision to become an aromatherapist was as a result of being drawn to the gentle, holistic and non invasive approach of aromatherapy. An approach in treating the whole person and the underlying causes of disease rather than suppressing its symptoms. Therefore, aromatherapy allows individual to find his/her inner harmony and peace.

Like Plato, I believe that the source of most illness has its roots in the depths of the soul. Our discomforts or pains are merely symptoms of an imbalance. The imbalance may be the result of physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual needs not being met.

My work involves looking beyond the physical aspects of a person where manifested illnesses are most apparent. It is about restoring emotional and mental balance with therapeutic essential oils.  It is simply a case of matching the person’s needs with the vital properties of particular oils – “vital substances” – the natural synergy of plant and sun. As explained by Marguerite Maury, essential oils are odiferous substances which “present affinities with the human being, those which will compensate for his deficiencies, and those which will make his faculties blossom.”

Aromatherapy is an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately – living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness.

 

I am registered with International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.

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Aromatherapy is an Art of using naturally extracted aromatic essence from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to balance, harmonise and promote the heath of the BODY, MIND and SOUL. It enhances psychological and physical well-being.

“My elders have said to meshamama_logo_test
that the trees are the teachers of the law.
As I grow less ignorant
I begin to understand what they mean”

                   – Brooke Medicine Eagle

 

 

What is Aromatherapy?

From the beginning we have been surrounded by the presence of plants. Plants, animals and people have coevolved over a long period of time. Their relationship reflect matualistic interdependencies that cannot be viewed in isolation from one another.

Aromatherapy is an ancient art of natural healing using pure essences extracted from aromatic plants, and flowers and applying them through massage to the body. This holistic therapy enhances the body’s own healing ability and inspires the body, mind and spirit to achieve a perfect balance.

The inhaled aroma from these essential oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing.

Benefits of aromatherapy and massage

Aromatherapy can help people in many ways. It is a natural way to improve your health and calm your mind. Aromatherapy can:

  •  Enhance mood and general feeling of well-being.
  •  Improve blood and lymphatic circulation.
  •  Strengthen the immune system, resistance to disease and combat infections.
  •  Promote deeper and easier breathing.
  •  Help to deal with different emotions,  such as anxietydepression and grief.
  • Promote healthy skin care.
  • Stimulate all the senses to help increase sensory awareness through touch, music and smell experiences.
  • Soothe the tension and pain of the muscles, improve flexibilitymobility and co-ordination.
  • Encourage restful sleep.
  • Improve digestion – massage to the lower back and abdomen can help the colon work more comfortably and naturally.

Aromatherapy is a continuous exchange, process of giving and receiving. Aromatherapy allows individual to find his/her inner harmony and peace.

If you live in Wellington,NZ and are looking for massage: Aromatherapy and Ayurveda – contact me on (+64) 0210778203 or shamamatherapy@gmail.com