If you’re like us, you’ve probably been seeing essential oils EVERYWHERE recently. On social media everyone seems to be celebrating the power of essential oils, from your oldest friends to your most distant relatives. Even career skeptics seem to embracing aromatherapy and raindrop massages- so what’s the hype?
I’m usually a skeptic myself, but, like so many, something about essential oils kept my attention. After a few months of hanging back, I saw a friend post about using an oil to get rid of a mole. She had before and after photos- and it WORKED. I was finally knew I wanted to know more.
My friend was happy to share what she knew with me- not because she was trying to get me to buy something (as I expected), but because she really believed in the good they could do. I wasn’t a total stranger to essential oils as a massage therapist, but I had never used them with PURPOSE before. Now? I absolutely swear by these oils. One year into membership, I have learned SO much, and I believe in them too! Not just the oils, but all the natural products offered by our favorite providers like Young Living.
We’ve known about the effects of essential oils for ages. One of the first recorded uses of aromatic herbal medicine by healers is in an ancient Egyptian text called the Ebers Papyrus- a scroll dated to about 1,500 BC. The text describes only the best of what the Egyptians wanted to preserve and pass along, their ceremonies and recipes, and much of what they learned about frankincense and myrrh, cedar and juniper, we still pass along today with a more sophisticated understanding. Their knowledge for botanicals spread through history’s greatest empires, like Rome and Persia, and permeates much of what we know about their cultures. The Israelites used oils like cedar and hyssop to elevate spiritual communication. Oils and resins were valued so highly that frankincense and myrrh were presented at the birth of Jesus.
But one of the most exciting things about essential oil therapy is that we’re still learning more about it every single day! It truly is the best of both world- where traditional knowledge meets cutting edge healing.
One new innovation is Young Living’s proprietary Raindrop Technique, which “combines unique, targeted massage and energy approaches with pure, authentic essential oils for a deeply harmonizing, rejuvenating, and relaxing experience.” The Raindrop experience was meticulously crafted by Young Living’s own founder Gary Young, using seven powerful essential oils and two oil blends, and it’s a revolutionary way of truly aligning body and mind. Since I’ve started using it, I’ve really gotten the incredible potential of essential oils as amazing healers.
“Above all the purpose of a doctor is to awaken the natural healing energies within the body.” – Hippocrates
Just a few of the incredible things I now know:
- When an oil smells bad to you, it’s probably something you need!
- Not all oils work the same for everyone. Lavender might relax you straight to sleep but your best friend may only get that result from white angelica.
- Because oils are lipid solutions (cell-permeable), you can feel the effect of one in as little as 15 minutes.
Above all we know that when you approach a treatment with the true intention of becoming healthier and happier, you usually will. Embracing essential oils – the essence of some of the most incredible compounds Mother Nature has to offer- can completely transform your lifestyle and unlock a wellbeing we’ve known about since ancient times.
Kya’s favorite essential oil, Clary Sage
We really believe in the power of essential oils, which is why we’re featuring them at Thursday’s Trends in Healthier and Happier Lifestyles event at Omni Therapy- a totally FREE community experience that you can reserve your seat for by calling our office or emailing admin@OmniTherapyBR.com. We’ll be discussing how essential oils can heighten the effects of a massage, and how you can bring them into your own home, and even providing free samples and demonstrations! Make sure you reserve soon- seats are limited and being snapped up fast.