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Cellulite 3

Author: Dr. Larita
03/29/2019

bath2We talked about using essential oils in the bath so they can penetrate your skin by osmosis. You can use any of the following oils in your bath to fight cellulite:

ESSENTIAL OILS TO FIGHT CELLULITE

  • oregano
  • juniper
  • grapefruit
  • lemon
  • cedarwood
  • fennel
  • cypress
  • thyme
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • basil
  • patchouli

TOXIN ELIMINATOR BATH

Place 2 handfuls of epsom salts and 1 handful of rock salt in your bath. Now run the water and add 8 drops of the following synergistic blend:

  • 6 drops each oregano and juniper
  • 10 drops each lemon and grapefruit
  • 8 drops basil

Blend this mixture together well in the tub. Massage the cellulite problem areas while they under the water.


Cellulite 2

Author: Dr. Larita
03/28/2019

massage fat blasterHere are some strategies to help you on your journey to get rid of cellulite:

  1. Use a brush of real bristles to increase blood circulation by brushing in upward movements all over your body. When you finish with your shower, turn on the cold water (I use a hand held shower head) and use upward movements on the hardest setting especially on your thighs and upper arms.
  2. Perform exercises that specifically work the areas where you have cellulite. These are often places that don’t get much exercise and therefore they gather toxic waste in your body like stagnant water.
  3. Massage your whole body every day, not just the cellulite areas. Cellulite may only show in certain areas but it is a whole body problem.
  4. Use essential oils in your bath, they enter your skin by osmosis. While you are soaking in the tub, thump and bash cellulite areas to help break down those fat deposits.
  5. A healthy body needs oxygen so breathing deeply is very important. Breathing exercises actually help shift cellulite and can make an impressive difference.
  6. Take time to relax as relaxation is needed to let the body shift waste and fat deposits. In contrast, stress causes cellulite to stick around.

 


celluliteThose dimples on your hips, thighs, stomach and buttocks are actually pockets of fat that are very unsightly. The causes of cellulite can be anything from poor circulation and a lack of oxygen to water retention or hormonal changes. It could be related to anything from poor lymph drainage to menstrual cycle problems. Whatever the cause of your cellulite, there are several things you can do to lessen or eliminate it from your body.

Treatment for cellulite is not easy and may be a lifelong struggle if it runs in your family genetically. There are some things you can do whatever the cause of your cellulite. The first thing to do when you attack cellulite is to pay attention to your diet. You may be able to reverse that cellulite by changing your diet. Eat lots of fresh vegetables, buy free-range chickens, turkeys and eggs, organically grown whole grain bread, pulses (beans) and rice. Drink only spring water, fruit juices and herb teas. Do not eat dairy products from cows and cut out any fermented foods. Do eat raw cabbage. It is the best food in the world to eliminate toxins from your body.

Here are four anti-cellulite essential oil synergistic blends.  You can try two oils that you already have or two that you wish to try. I usually use the blend that smells the best to me. My favorite of these blends is the rosemary and juniper blend but sage and patchouli are also nice. Whichever you choose, remember to massage your cellulite areas while they are under water. For all of these blends, use the following proportions for use in the future or use the quantity below for two baths. Use only 6 drops per bath.

ANTI-CELLULITE BATHS

Blend 1

  • 8 drops thyme
  • 4 drops lemon

Blend 2

Blend 3

  • 6 drops rosemary
  • 6 drops juniper

Blend 4

Tomorrow we will discuss a plan of action against cellulite.


toweling offWhen you finish your anti-cellulite bath, you are ready for an anti-cellulite massage. It is important to use the correct base oil for the anti-cellulite massage oil formulas below. You will need 2 tablespoons of almond oil plus 5 drops of carrot oil and 5 drops of jojoba oil. You can always multiply your recipe  for the carrier and essential oils.

ANTI-CELLULITE MASSAGE OIL FORMULAS

Formula 1

  • 14 drops juniper
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 6 drops oregano

Formula 2

  • 8 drops fennel
  • 10 drops lemon
  • 12 drops grapefruit

Formula 3

  • 10 drops basil
  • 8 drops thyme
  • 12 drops grapefruit

 


Today water methodwe have four anti-cellulite essential oil synergistic blends.  You can try two oils that you already have or two that you wish to try. I usually use the blend that smells the best to me. My favorite of these blends is the rosemary and juniper blend but sage and patchouli are also nice. Whichever you choose, remember to massage your cellulite areas while they are under water. For all of these blends, use the following proportions for use in the future or use the quantity below for two baths. Use only 6 drops per bath.

ANTI-CELLULITE BATHS

Blend 1

  • 8 drops thyme
  • 4 drops lemon

Blend 2

  • 8 drops sage
  • 4 drops patchouli

Blend 3

  • 6 drops rosemary
  • 6 drops juniper

Blend 4


Almond oil is the most popular carrier oil used for facial and body massage because its excellent emollient properties help the skin to balance absorption. It is a great moisturizer that is suitable for all skin types, helps relieve irritation, inflammation and itching, and is fantastic when used for lubricating because it penetrates slowly.

Almond oil is a good massage medium to use to assist the spread of the carrier oil and essential oil mixture, while still allowing you time to do a good massage before it is absorbed by the skin. Not only does almond oil help protect the surface of the skin, but it is a wonderful emollient, skin soother and softener, conditioner of the skin, and it promotes a clear, young looking complexion. Almond oil is suitable for all skin types but is especially good for dry or irritated skin.

Other natural carrier oils include aloe vera oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, evening primrose oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, liquid shea oil, red turkey oil, sunflower oil, and natural vitamin E oil. Some of these oils are thin, some are thicker. They range from clear to yellow in color and the price ranges from $4.00 to 100.00 depending on the number of ounces you get. My favorites are sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, liquid shea oil and red turkey oil. I especially like the red turkey oil because that is the one I make my bath oils with because it actually dissolves in water.


Aromatherapy Massage 3

Author: Dr. Larita
03/21/2019

thumb pressure massageToday we have a second set of massage strokes that will add variety and depth to your massage strokes repertoire and help ease tension in different parts of the body.

  1. Fanning is a variation of effleurage and is also a warming stroke that works well on the back and is good for relaxing large areas of the body’s muscle tissue. Put your hands on both sides of your partner’s spine. Press down and fan your hands out toward the sides of the body. Slowly move your hands up slightly and repeat the fanning motion. Continue up the back until you have covered the entire back, probably about 4 or 5 times. This technique can also be used during self massage to ease muscular tension in the tops of the thighs.
  2. Thumb pressures is a technique that works well in the grooves along the spine. Place one thumb on each side of your partner’s spine, about an inch apart. Lean in to apply pressure with the thumbs for a few seconds then ease off. Ask you partner if the pressure is comfortable or not. Move the thumbs up about an inch and repeat until you’ve gone all the way up the back. For self massage, thumb pressure works great in lines from the knee, up across the top of the thigh and out toward the outside of the hip to overcome cellulite.
  3. Reflex stroke is a relaxing movement that is good to end a massage treatment. Glide your hands gently over the massaged area, one after the other in flowing movements. Let your touch grow gradually lighter as you finish the massage.

Below are two synergistic blends for you to use during your massage sessions. Be sure to blend the oils in a dark colored bottle and then pour in a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil or liquid shea oil. The formula below should be diluted in 2 tablespoons of carrier oil.

Synergistic Blend I
  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 10 drops of eucalyptus
  • 10 drops of ginger
Synergistic Blend II
  • 10 drops of peppermint
  • 10 drops of rosemary
  • 10 drops of basil

 

 


Aromatherapy Massage 2

Author: Dr. Larita
03/20/2019

We are continuing to discuss “aromassage” as a valuable method of using essential oils as part of the healing process when using aromatherapy. In previous blogs we have discussed which essential oils to use for sore or fatigued muscles (See Essential Oil Muscle Relief). You can always look at the archived blogs if you have any questions. Now let’s look at what kind of aromassage to use for different parts of the body.

  • Shoulders – aromassage into the shoulder muscles with both effleurage and petrissage movements. Make firm strokes from the shoulder to the neck and back again using thumbs and palms.
  • Arms – aromassage up towards the armpit, using effleurage or petrissage on the fatty or muscular areas only.
  • Back – Use firm or gentle effleurage or petrissage but do not massage over the vertebrae. Start from the lower part of the back and with both hands stroke all the way to the shoulders. Slide your hands over the shoulders and then return down the sides of the back. Repeat these strokes as many times as you like, the longer you aromassage, the more relaxing it is.
  • Abdomen – only use circular movements on the abdomen and move in a clockwise direction. Effleurage is the best method to use on the abdomen.
  • Legs – use effleurage to aromassage the legs and always move upwards. You can use petrissage on the fatty or muscular areas only but not over varicosed areas.
  • Women’s reproductive problems- aromassage using effleurage movements beginning at the lower back and sliding over the hips. Then slide each hand over the abdomen separately and repeat the whole process.
  • Feet – aromasssage from the toes to the heel with the thumbs under the foot and the fingers on top.

All massage should flow as the blood does, toward the heart. After an aerobic workout, aromassage is useful to release toxins and keep your muscles supple.


Aromatherapy Massage

Author: Dr. Larita
03/19/2019

Aromatherapy massage or aromassage is an excellent way to apply essential oils as part of an alternative healing process. It is not hard to do and anyone can do it to family, friends, even to yourself. There are many different ways to apply aromassage:

  • Effleurage – this is a series of gentle, soothing strokes which allow essential oils to penetrate your body and help you to relax and become calm. For this method, use your whole hands in  either long or short strokes that can be either firm or gentle.
  • Petrissage – is similar to gently kneading dough. Use the palm, finger tips and thumbs to slowly and gently knead the body. Petrissage is most helpful when used on fatty areas and on backs.
  • Head massage – put the essential oils  on your fingertips to massage the scalp. Work the fingers all over the scalp.
  • For migraine and headaches – massage around the base of the neck and work your way up to the base of the scalp. Massage in this manner for a few moments with firm effleurage strokes.
  • For the neck – massage the neck using small, firm circular movements from the base of the neck, up either side of the vertebrae to the base of the scalp. Massage the sides of the neck and repeat these movements in a more gentle fashion and work your way down the neck. Repeat several times using appropriate essential oils.

We will continue this blog with more areas for you to massage.


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