I always tell the massage and aromatherapy students of the benefits of olive oil both for their treatments and for easy aftercare for clients.
I was recently away and as I was only bringing carry on luggage I didn't bring any oils or creams with me. I bought olive oil and it served so many purposes.
Having walked a lot more than I usually do my legs were quite sore and tight. Olive oil rubbed on my legs gave very rapid relief.
No cleanser. Olive oil again to the rescue, it removes even waterproof mascara and leaves the skin sooo soft.
Love the sun & hate mosquitoes??
Some of us are especially favoured by the little whiney
insects and it is a favour we could do without.
Up until about 10 years ago whenever my family and I went on
a sun holiday my son and I were driven mad with the itch of multiple bites
while my husband and daughter got off scot free.
Then I discovered the effects of Peppermint essential oil on
the little pests.
We put a few undiluted drops on our clothes when we went
out. (Note: don't use undiluted
Peppermint on your skin as it can cause irritation) No more daytime bites, like
As part of the launching of Essentials our lovely Yoga teachers are offering FREE classes.
Aoife Espinosa will run two free Hatha yoga classes at 12pm and 7pm on Thursday 28th June
To book a place call Aoife on 086 3044702
Ruth Carson will run a free pregnancy yoga class on Friday 29th June at 7pm
To book a place call Ruth on 085 7234310
Classes may also be booked at our Open Day, Sunday 24th June (2.30pm to 6.30pm)
Places are limited so MUST be booked in advance
Come and visit us on our Open Day on Sunday 24th June from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
- Enjoy FREE mini sessions of Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Reflexology & Aromatherapy.
- Try a free tarot reading.
- Chat with our tutors about the courses and classes we have to offer
- Examine our range of essential oils, common and uncommon, & find out how to use them.
- Have one of our aromatherapists make up natural skincare product just for you.....
- Like to try Bio Danza? Having enjoyed your mini treatments and chatting with us, why not finish off the afternoon with a FREE class from 5.
Using essential oils is such an easy way to reduce stress, they are so versatile and easy to use.
Bergamot is known as the "little oil of stress" and is simultaneously calming & uplifting. Lavender, one of the best known oils, is calming and balances the mood. Ylang Ylang (pronounced E-lang E-lang) regulates the heartbeat and controls the amount of adrenaline produced by the body.
Using these 3 oils in a bath is fantastic if you have had a stressful, busy day or if you have trouble sleeping.
Essential oils have been described as the
life force or energy field of the plants. In Kirilan photography, plants are
seen to have energy fields, just as people are. In Ancient Egypt the power of aroma
was taken very seriously. Priests prepared anointing oils for each of the
gods; Pharaohs used perfumed oils, also
prepared by the priests, for war, love, prosperity etc. They have been used for
ceremonial purposes in most religions, Christian, pagan and Eastern for
millennia. Frankincense is still used in churches today.
Essential oils are wonderfully versatile substances which can be used to prevent and alleviate many common ailments. They are simple and effective to use as long as you are aware of blending guidelines and a few contraindications.
They are lovely to use in skin care products especially when combined with natural ingredients such as aloe vera gel, olive oil, sugar and many others which are freely available in chemists and supermarkets
A group of residents in Rush Co Dublin have asked me to run a Lotions & Potions day for them.
On Sunday 12th February the Malahide Therapy Room is hosting a fundraising event from 2pm to 6pm. We are offering minitreatments in Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Reiki and Tuina Acupressure. All treatments will be €10, a great opportunity to ease stress and maybe try out a new therapy or two!
Liz Kelly will be running a qigong class for just €5 from 5.30pm to 6pm. Liz is a fantastic teacher and this promises to be very enjoyable.
I will also have a selection of high quality essential oils for sale at reasonable prices.
There's a nasty tummy bug doing the rounds at the moment, with cramps, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhoea.
Marjoram essential oil is great for pain and great for digestive complaints in general; German Chamomile is also good for digestion, painkilling and anti-inflamatory; Lavender good for this too as well as easing nausea.
How to use the oils
2 teaspoons (10ml) Olive oil
2 drops Marjoram
I drop of Lavender
I drop of German Chamomile
Mix together and rub on the tummy at the first sign of discomfort; this can be used also if you have been in contact with anyone who has the bug, it will prevent contagion or reduce the severity of an attack.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is increasingly common, many of us suffer from it or
know someone who does. I have found essential oils really helpful for this
condition. Although everyone will not necessarily have identical results from
specific essential oils (essential oils are complex chemical substances and
each person's own chemical makeup is unique; also each person's symptoms are
different) there are some oils which have a very well earned reputation for
relieving the symptoms of IBS.