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Two of the most commonly recommended essential oils for allergies are German chamomile and lavender. Get aromatherapy suggestions for allergy relief.
A list of resources to help you run your massage therapist business.
Introductory ebook on how to build a successful massage business for massage therapists who want an independent practice.
If you enjoy using a sauna, you might want to add some essential oils to the experience.
Aromatherapist Valerie Ann Worwood, author of The Fragrant Mind, states the only essential oils you should use in a sauna are eucalyptus, tea tree, and pine. These oils are considered excellent cleansers and detoxifiers, and they enter your body through inhalation and leave by perspiration.
However, Esoteric Oils states that you can also use peppermint, lemon, lavender, niaouli, clary sage, cypress, birch, rosemary, lime, grapefruit, and bergamot essential oils in a sauna.
Most importantly, you want to make sure you use only non-irritating oils and don't overdo them.
Do NOT place undiluted essential oil on the heated rocks of the sauna. Rather, mix two drops of essential oil in about two cups of water and then douse the rocks.
If you have an infrared sauna that has no rocks, Sauna Talk recommends adding several drops of essential oils to a spray bottle filled with water and spraying the surfaces of the sauna.
Get tips for creating a unique selling proposition for your practice. A USP for massage marketing helps differentiate you from other massage therapists.
Learn foot massage techniques and foot care tips to help relieve foot pain and relax the entire body. Includes videos and foot care for diabetics.
Learn basic back massage techniques you can use at home. Also get back care tips for preventing and relieving back pain.
Here's a selection of stress relief tips and relaxation techniques that can help you deal with stress in daily life and maintain good health.
A look at the causes and symptoms of repetitive stress injury (RSI) and how massage therapy can help. Includes prevention tips using computer ergonomics.