Living Well Essentials – Detox Success!
Spring is just around the corner, are thinking of starting a detox program? Feel you need to reset your body, and get back that spring back in your step? Feel more energetic and vital?
Have you set up for success?
In addition to drinking plenty of water, eating healthful vegetables, fruits and gentle daily exercise, essential oils can be potent helpers in the detoxification process.
The detox process immobilises toxins with the intent of removing them from the body for improved health and wellbeing.
During this process, it’s important to support all the eliminatory functions in the body to reduce unwanted side effects such as headaches, brain fog, poor sleep, digestive issues, inflammation, stress and tension and emotional overwhelm.
If you’re not set up for success, these side effects can make you feel terrible and impact on your ability to stick with the program.
Support the body’s eliminatory functions with Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a safe, gentle and effective natural therapy for supporting the body’s eliminatory functions during your detox and its best to do this with the guidance of a certified Clinical Aromatherapist.
An aromatherapist can advise the essential oils that will best support your specific health and wellbeing issues. S/he will have an Aromatherapy Clinical consultation with you and work with you to develop a treatment plan which could include aromatherapy massage, detox bath blends and inhalation blends.
Essential oil safety tip Not all essential oils are safe to use for certain medical conditions and/or if you are taking certain medications. If you have a liver, kidney or gall bladder issues or other chronic illness you should consult a qualified medical practitioner before undertaking a detox and/or using essential oils in topical application. Never take essential oils internally unless under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.
Aromatherapy can help you with:
Deep relaxation – You literally cannot heal when you are under stress. Aromatherapy massage and baths during your detox program are extremely effective in providing deep relaxation. For the body to detoxify and heal, it needs more time in the “rest, digest and restore” state.
Emotional stress release – A detox can bring out emotional issues, irritation, impatience and hidden frustrations. This can put additional pressure on an already overtaxed system.
Aromatherapy can support you in managing how you react to emotional issues that may arise; acknowledging challenging emotions can bring opportunities for profound and lasting positive change.
Your Aromatherapist can assist in selecting essential oils specific to the emotions that arise and help you work through them with emotional stress release techniques, mindful reflection and aromatherapy massage.
You will also learn mindful self-care practices to use at home. You will feel equipped to tackle issues as and when they arise and be able to give yourself great comfort.
For more information on how to create a mindful self-care practice with essential oils click here.
Support sleep – Restful sleep is important for the body to detoxify and heal. This means not only the ability to fall asleep, but also to stay asleep.
Essential oils that are nervine relaxants used in massage, baths and inhalation promote relaxation and deep sleep. Your aromatherapist will work with you to devise a routine to support restful sleep incorporating essential oils and self-care techniques.
Click here for more information on Aromatherapeutic Self-Care – Enhance Quality Sleep.
Support the tissues of the body and organs of elimination– the skin, liver, kidneys, gall bladder, digestive and lymphatic system need to be supported throughout a detox to enable the body to effectively remove toxins.
Essential oils such as grapefruit, lemon, geranium, juniper berry, rosemary, palmarosa, and ginger used in massage and detox baths can support the function of these organs of elimination.
Your Aromatherapist will select the appropriate essential oils to use in your treatments based on your specific health and wellbeing needs. Read about aromatherapy massage here.