The Symptoms of Eczema

Eczema is a inflammatory skin condition. With no known cure. There are 2 main types of eczema ATOPIC DERMATITIS & CONTACT DERMATITIS. You will need to see a doctor to have a proper diagnosis.Both are not contagious & according to my wife, who is a qualified therapist. Aromatherapy massage with the right essential oils & carrier oil will help sufferers of eczema.

Signs that you may have eczema

  • DRY, CRACKING SKIN
  • PAIN
  • REDNESS
  • RASH
  • BLISTERS
  • ITCHING

You may not suffer with all of these symptoms & essential oils & carrier oils will only ease the condition.

From the NATIONAL ECZEMA SOCIETY

Currently there is no cure for eczema. Finding a cure would significantly transform the lives of 6 million sufferers in the UK of which 15 to 20% are school children.

1 in 5 children & 1 in 12 adults suffer with eczema.

3 Essential Oils for Eczema

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL : Contains a anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties, this well help kill bacteria off the skin. It also contains a antifungal to reduce skin infection.

TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL : Another essential oil with … Read the rest


Best Essential Oils to Treat Acne

Just what are essential oils? They are water-like substances extracted from flowers, plants, herbs, wood bark & fruits. Unlike traditional “oils” these substances aren’t at all sticky or oily, & resemble water more than anything else.

So How Can They Help You ?

Essential oils are anti-everything, many of them are naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory & antiseptic, all properties that are helpful in any acne treatment. They can also help improve circulation, which increases the flow of oxygen & nutrients in the skin. There are also some essential oils that help reduce seburn production – key to any acne treatment.

So Where Should You Begin ?

There are several oils that specifically address acne concerns. Geranium, Rosemary, Lavender & Cedarwood are great for regulating & balancing oily skin.

Bergamot & Lemon are good antibacterial cleansing & spot treatments. Peppermint, Tea Tree oil & Calendula have great antiseptic & healing properties. Acne-prone or oily skin can also benefit from lightweight oils such as Jojoba, Almond, Borage or Evening Primrose.

When selecting the type of essential oil that is right … Read the rest


BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HAIR LOSS

I have been researching and discovering the best essential oils to stop or slow down hair loss.

It has been proven that stress is no friend to your hair, so nearly all these essential oils will help relax you as well as sort other problems :

  • Dandruff control.
  • Stimulate hair growth.
  • Stop itchy scalp.
  • Nourish hair.
  • stop head lice.

MY TOP 3 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HAIR LOSS

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL : Was first noted as having preservative qualities centuries ago. Herbalists have recommended it for hair care for many years. Saying massaging ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL onto the scalp will prevent premature baldness. It will also help thicken hair & promote hair growth, giving dandruff relief & stop dry scalp a total all round head treatment.

 

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL : This has to be the most versatile essential oil of them all ? also my favourite. With it’s ANTIMICROBIAL properties It will soothe the scalp, promotes growth of new cells & a antiseptic . Also one of the best oils for calming & relaxing you, this will take away the stress & that will … Read the rest


Google App Store

Over the last couple of years ( since I changed from iPhone  ) I have been trying different MASSAGE APPS. All the ones I have tried are free to download on android from google play  store. I will never pay for something I may never keep !

Some I deleted nearly as soon as I had put them on the phone. Others I have kept on my phone. ! A lot have similar themes in them, & I have got so many books and videos & youtube covers everything these days, that I don’t need to waste so much space on my phone.( sorry for the quality of the  pictures. They are all taken from my phone).

Apps I  Will Be Reviewing 

MASSAGE TECHNIQUES VIDEOS by XODEVELOPERS in the section HEALTH & FITNESS.

Rating 4.2 stars from 19 reviews

This is a tutorial video app covering many types of massage : SPORT MASSAGE, INFANT MASSAGE, DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE, BACK MASSAGE, PREGNANCY MASSAGE, HOT STONE MASSAGE, SWEDISH MASSAGE, SHIATSU MASSAGE & according to the developers of the app. These categories are constantly updated.

MY VERDICT :  It’s ok … Read the rest


Short History of Ear Candling

Ear candling, Ear coning or Hopi ear candling Basically they are all the same ! Hopi Ear candles came from a North American tribe called Hopi, It was said they used ear candles ? But this has never been proven. Another theory is it was invented by the Ancient Egyptians Because of what they are made of Unbleached cotton cloth & beeswax.

What are Ear Candles ?

Ear candles are 9 to 12 inch long tubular cones, Normally taking about 10 minutes to burn down. The more expensive one’s are still made the same way as the originals with unbleached cotton cloth & beeswax.

 

 

Ear Candling Technique

There’s no need to change for this treatment. You will be asked to lay on one side and a towel will be placed around your neck and shoulder.

The candle is lit and inserted in the ear canal. The therapist then massages above and below the eye & around to the temple. This is meant to release anything in the passage that joins the nose to the ear. You hear a crackling sound as the candle … Read the rest


Will A Facials Help With Wrinkles ? 

We all know as we get older the skin around the eyes & mouth begin to become wrinkly. Reports say it all starts after we hit 40 !! But is there a way of slowing this down ? Well the ladies amongst us usually search the internet for the  BEST MAKEUP FOR WRINKLES. Most men, me included blame it on a hard life ! lol

But the weather either summery or wintery will do the skin no good at all. & according to reports & my wife (who owns here own massage business) FACIALS are becoming more popular with women and men.

I had to have a facial last week end (for the first time ) to see what all the fuss was about ?

I had just a basic facial, which I found surprisingly relaxing and afterwards found my skin to feel really refreshed.

It is believed that the treatment helps keep the skin moisturised and the techniques used help tighten the skin.

Time will tell. I’ve only just started this test, might take a while before my face can recover from … Read the rest


BEST MASSAGE BOOK 

I have thought over this subject for a long time now & I can NOT recommend one book. Every book I have read or owned are all  good for different reasons. But I will do a list of the one’s I have read the most & still use today.

THE BOOK OF MASSAGE & AROMATHERAPY by Nitya Lacroix

Fantastic book explaining the history of aromatherapy, everything to know about essential oils. The development of massage. Covering tools, equipment for  full body massage. Breathing & Posture techniques. Self massage Programme. Massage and essential oils for common ailments, with a chart at the back showing which oils are best for each common ailment. The illustrations are very clear & shows how to do the massage techniques & are easy to follow.

Overall it’s a interesting read from start to finish. With lot’s of ideas you can try at home.

MASSAGE ANATOMY A Comprehensive Guide by Dr. Abby Ellsworth & Peggy Altman.

I really like this book. The images are of each individual muscle say in the upper arm. Then it explains how to massage that area with clear pictures … Read the rest


Do Essential Oils Help You  Relax & Help Relieve Stress ? 

Research has proven that ESSENTIAL OILS can help with relaxation and reduces stress.

My own research over the last 8 years has been up and down depending on the type of stress I was under. I think it has a lot to do with mental attitude as well as the essential oils. ( my personal opinion ). As well as the essential oils I will list I also listen to some meditation music on YOUTUBE. Search meditation  for stress or sleep both are good with headphones on. find a place you won’t be disturbed, use a BURNER or DIFFUSER add some essential oils and give it a try .I never use them on the skin for this treatment.

Top 3 Essential Oils for Relaxation & Stress Relief

ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL :  Rose Is a stimulant for the mind & can give a feeling of well being. Only use 1 drop. The odour is very strong, The first time I used it on a burner, I put 5 drops on and it was over powering. If you have really bad … Read the rest