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The topical use of essential aromatherapy oil scents can be of great use for headache relief during a massage when applied during a massage session. Eucalyptus, Helichrysum, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Spearmint and Peppermint essential oils can alleviate headaches if applied at first onset of a headache. (Migraines and more serious related headaches are another animal). Several different methods or ways can be used in using essential oils to help with headache pain. Topical application of oils has seemed to work the best but I have also found relief in using other methods outlined below. How to use essential oils to alleviate headaches.
(If using Eucalyptus, Peppermint or Spearmint Essential Oil, use only 6-8 drops)
1 oz. amber or cobalt glass bottle with orifice reducer insert
Directions: Combine the your chosen carrier oil and essential oils into the bottle, and gently roll the bottle between your hands to mix the essential oils into the carrier oil.
To Use: Drop 1-4 drops onto...
Do you ever wonder when you see people sitting cross legged, holding their hands and fingers up in the air, with their bodies in twisted poses and positions, what is exactly going on? Well it's Yoga and it's more than just positions and poses but a holistic way of life for millions of people. Yoga is all about harmonizing the body with the mind, body and soul and breathing through means of techniques and meditations. Yoga can be many things to many different people. Yoga lets our strong parts strive to be flexible and our flexible parts strive to be strong. Yoga can create a beautiful sense of joy and balance in your life, further more in your mind, body and soul. Everyone should try Yoga, once you do you will be hooked due to the many amazing benefits achieved from yoga.
Several of my clients have stated since getting massages that their blood pressure has decreased as well as their circulation increased. This is a tremendous natural benefit that massage provides compared to the alternative of toxic blood pressure medications they take that come with the negative side affects. Massage therapy continues to increase blood flow which also cause toxins to be released after a massage. This is a win win situation all the way around.
Please note and keep in mind that starting July 1st 2014 the MBLEx exam changed their guidelines somewhat on how the exam content is structured. Instead of the MBLEx consisting of 125 questions with a 2.5 hour time limit, it will go to a 100 question exam with a 2 hour time limit. Also the percent of questions in certain subjects will slightly change as well as the ability to flag questions for later review will no longer be permitted. Please be mindful of these changes when preparing for the MBLEx exam. The exam fee of $195.00 will remain the same.
On average the MBLEx content consist of questions on Anatomy & Physiology, Professional, History, Pathology, Application and Assessment. With the new changes that took effect on July 1st 2014, the content breakdown has shifted somewhat to more to questions on Guidelines for Professional Practice (a 3% increase), Ethics, Boundaries, Laws and Regulations (a 2% increase) with the rest of the breakdown on Anatomy & Physiology (reduced by 2%)...
A Shiatsu is a holistic Japanese massage meaning "finger pressure" and a holistic full body therapy associated with acupuncture and acupressure. Rather than the usual use of needles, a Shiatsu massage stimulates various energetic points and pathways with the fingers, knees, elbows and feet. Complete whole body stretching is also incorporated within the massage to achieve harmonizing affects on the bodies vital energy. Clients who get a shiatsu experience a release of balancing and an unwinding feeling on their nervous system which in turn releases tension, stress psychological and emotional restrictions. An abundant energy is increase of joy towards there surroundings and life in general and a sense of general well being is one of the greatest side affects of a Shiatsu massage. East meets west at it's best.
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