Benefits of Abdominal Massage
Abdominal massage enhances elimination of toxins by
stimulating lymph flow and digestive elimination. It relieves low back tension
caused by muscular or fascial restrictions in the abdomen. It can help ease menstrual
discomfort. Abdominal massage is great for breaking up scar tissue from abdominal
surgeries such as hysterectomies, C-sections, appendectomies and tummy tucks. Abdominal
massage also stimulates the production of neurotransmitters in the brain (endorphins
& serotonin) which stimulate the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, and
adrenals which cause secretions of the hormones FSH, TSH and adrenaline.
Lymphatic Drainage Movement
By Brittney Hughes
Hello my name is
Brittney Hughes, I'm a massage therapist Licensed in the state of Louisiana.
practicing for almost four years now and continue to fall in love with my job.
I work in a chiropractic office but do massage sessions on the side as well.
One of the types
of massage I've taken classes in is Lymphatic Drainage Movement. This massage technique is such a powerful
tool to use in overall healthcare.
It's a few weeks into January and the excitement of the new years resolutions are wearing off. The counting calories and daily gym routine is likely loosing its appeal. Especially if the scale does not seem to be moving in the direction we think it should.
Instead of talking about weight loss in the traditional manner, lets look at it from a different angle. Most of us know that the "eat less, move more" does not work for every one. We are unique. What works for one person may not work for another.
This lovely power point video was graciously borrowed from one of my friends and colleagues atwww.simple&merry.com
. Mary and her sister are doing some fabulous work using a real food diet, essential oils and emotional wellness.
When setting up a Young Living Account you have two choices- retail or wholesale.
Retail accounts are good for those who already have a line of oils that they purchase from on a regular basis. You pay full price for oils, no reduced shipping and no chance to earn free oils with the retail account.
If you are new to essential oils, you may be tempted to just set up a retail account. But there are many benefits to a wholesale account.
- 24% discount on all oils
- Reduced shipping
- Chance to earn free oils
This is a very general explanation of how essential oils work. I wont be going into the chemistry that heavily. Maybe that will be a future post.
According to Essential Oils Pocket Reference Guide-
"Essential oils have the unique ability to penetrate the cell membranes and travel throughout the blood and tissues."
The smell of essential oils seems to have a powerful effect on ourlimbic
system. Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound effects on our well-being.
Here is a generalvideo
on the process to make Lavender Oil.
It is important to note that for every kilogram of pure lavender essential oil that is produced, an estimated 10-100 kilograms of synthetic lavender oil is made. Adulterated oils that are mixed with synthetic extenders can be very detrimental, causing rashes, burns and skin reactions, besides being devoid of any therapeutic effects.
This is why it is so important to purchase oils from a reputable company such as Young Living.
Essential Oils are the aromatic, volatile liquid that is within many shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes and seeds. Essential oils are usually extracted through stream distillation. This life giving fluid carries nutrients and oxygen to the different parts of the plant. Plants use these fluids to heal, nourish, communicate and protect themselves.
Yes, my husband and teenage daughter ate liver and liked it. The family is constantly picking on me about hiding "nasty stuff" in their food. Of course, I get away with it because it usually ends up being pretty tasty.
Liver is the super food I am trying to include into our diets on a regular basis. Why? Because it is full of good nutrients such as -
- B12, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), biotin and folic acid
- Minerals- iron, zinc, copper, chromium, selenium. potassium, phosphorus and sodium