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ANXIETY + YOU
TO DEAL WITH
noun: anxiety; plural noun: anxieties
- a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
May be triggered by a past trauma, a fear perceived in our minds about something or someone, or even an inappropriate response to a situation.
There is so much unknown about this condition and the extent that it affects each individual varies, from a mild case where you may feel ‘butterflies’ about going out to meet some friends or a more severe case that debilitates you from not engaging in daily life, you may even get anxious getting on an airplane for the fear of flying.
The increased tension, apprehension, worry and fear are very real for someone who suffers from anxiety .
Physical symptoms include palpitations, sweating, insomnia, increased perspiration, muscle tension, nervousness and increased blood pressure are experienced to varying degrees.
AROMATHERAPY & Essential Oils
Aromatherapy works via 2 main systems-
1 the integumentary system (skin) through massage and topical applications of Essential Oils ,
2 the olfactory system – (smell) is via the limbic system which is a part of the hypothalamus in the brain that deals with moods, emotions, anger, sex, fear, memories, hunger and hormones.
Essential Oils are made up of chemical constituents that indicate their therapeutic effects on the body and mind.
Selecting Essential Oils with higher amounts of Esters as they create a relaxing effect on the para sympathetic nervous system.
An aromatherapy strategy would be to select Essential Oils with the following therapeutic properties-
Anti- spasmodic, up-lifting, relaxants
*Keep in mind this is not a definitive list but a guide to begin with. I also use oxygenating, ‘opening’ and ‘expansive’ oils as to assist with the breath, deepening and lengthening the breath allows for graeter relaxation by releasing stress in the body.
A place to start.
Here are some suggested Essential Oil Recipes incorporating the top 5 essential Oils and others that assist with some of the emotional and physical conditions.
This is a blend for when you wake up in an anxious state and your nervous system needs some lovin.
10 drops total
This is a wonderful blend if your anxiety is running a muck and affecting your daily to do list.
Roman Chamomile 3
10 drops total
3. B-R-E-A-T-H-E N GO
This blend when you gotta get sh*t done and feeling nauseaous and need to B-R-E-A-T-H-E and Gooooooooo….
10 drops total
4. YOU CAN DO IT
This blend is a good one if you have to do some thinking and decision making amongst the fears and expectations.
10 drops total
Use this blend if you are feeling fragile and sensitive and trying to reconnect with your heart and soul. Helping with those pesky heart palpitations and nervousness preventing you from having a good nights sleep.
Ylang Ylang 3
10 drops total
An easy way to use the Essential Oils TO COMBAT ANXIETY when it raises its heart pumping symptoms Add 1 drop of selected essential Oil on your pulse points with 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil like Jojoba. ( wrists and behind the ears like dabbing on perfume) and massaged around your neck area.
“I find breathing these exquisite oils directly from the bottle is therapeutic”
Neroli (Citrus aurantium) 3 % in Jojoba , Rose Otto (Rosa damascena) 3% Jojoba Jasmine (Jasminus grandiflorum) 3% Jojoba
As they are diluted you can safely use directly onto your skin.
Make a body blend
10 drops Essential Oil
20 mls of Cold Pressed Vegetable Oil.
Examples – Jojoba. Coconut Oil, Apricot Kernel, Evening Primrose Oil, Rose Hip
Once you create this blend, sit down somewhere and massage your body from your neck down to your feet to help ground you and relax your nervous system.
An option is to then get into a full bath of warm to hot water and relax for up to 20 minutes adding a cup of magnesium salts.
‘You will increase your relaxation levels by breathing in the aromatic vapours, lowering your blood pressure, relaxing your muscles and decreasing the emotional unwanted symptoms’
- Make smaller meals and have more often if desired.
- Reduce sugar and soda drinks
- Increase warm water intake, try herbal teas like Chamomile, Peppermint or Ginger.
- Meditate every day
- A light walk for 30 minutes every day to release some of the body stress.
- Reach out and talk with someone who won’t pass judgement and you feel safe to talk to either it be a health professional, friend or family member.
- Sit n Breathe. Find a chair and when the feelings start to rise sit n breathe for at least 30 counts . In and out nice and slow deep and full breaths.
If you are experiencing anxiety and would like to set up an Aromatherapy Consultation or discuss which health program would suit you
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This information is not to replace medication or advice from your medical practitioner.
It is advised you speak to a qualified Aromatherapist / Health professional. to seek further advice and to have a thorough health consultation.
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