Every now and again I get busy with a flurry of clients wanting their ears “candled”. Also known as thermal-auricular therapy, this treatment can help with some ear, nose and head problems. I know several people that like to have it done before they fly, with one particular lady absolutely swearing by it. Whether it’s for a group of people (yes, I’ve even done a couple of “Ear Candling Parties”) or an individual, I’m always fascinated by their experience in terms of how relaxed they find themselves, how their hearing is afterwards with the finale of getting to see what “comes out” in the candle at the end of a session when the candle is “opened”.
For many of us moments of complete ease and happiness, of knowing Ourselves and being in tune with our surroundings can be rare moments indeed. Being “at odds”, “out of tune” and not quite Ourselves can be “more of the norm” for some. Yet inner stability, confidence and quiet assurance is available to everyone through the practice of MEDITATION.
Firstly, here’s a very quick anatomy and physiology lesson about the IMMUNE SYSTEM – this is just like being back at college for me :)…
I’ve been a qualified Aromatherapist for a long time now and must say I find my dōTERRA essential oils quite magical; they’ve inspired a revival in my passion for oils. One treatment I offer using these oils is the AromaTouch Technique which is a gentle yet powerful aromatherapy treatment which I suppose you could describe as a dōTERRA “signature treatment” as Dr David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic applications of essential oils (and is also dōTERRA’s Chief Medical Officer), put together.
Don’t let the winter gloom get to you this year and dampen your spirits, if you’ve not tried them before have some fun with essential oils. Scientific research has shown that people suffering from seasonal depression are relatively more sensitive to smells and respond well to the aromas of essential oils. Unhappy feelings and symptoms can sometimes be very difficult to escape, but essential oils can help enhance your mood!
Many people experience the “winter blues” in one way or another, however if you find this affects you more regularly (each winter usually starting September to November, continuing until March or April) it is possible you are experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Some of the precious Angelic Reiki moments I want to share with you are the treatments I give to some of my clients with disabilities, in particular adults with multiple disabilities, both physical and learning difficulties. These clients are all wheel-chair bound and unable to communicate verbally other than sounds and maybe a word or two, and for one in particular a broken sentence is sometimes spoken; the sounds they make can give clues to their mood. I will start their treatments with traditional Reiki healing and sometimes feel the need to change to Angelic Reiki, it might be just a thought that comes to mind or it just happens naturally.
Reflexology works on the principle that every organ and system of the body has a corresponding point or zone in the feet. For example, the spot in the centre of the big toe corresponds to the pituitary gland, and the pad underneath the little toe relates to the shoulders. A light pressure is used to ‘massage’ each of the points in the toes, feet and ankles to release tension and energy blockages, stimulate circulation and promote healing of both body and mind. It can be used to treat a wide range of disorders including skin and respiratory conditions, migraines, PMS and menopausal problems, chronic fatigue, stress, depression and anxiety; or it can be used to keep the body’s energy flowing and the mind in balance. I recommend Reflexology as a good ‘MOT’ for the body and a monthly session will help keep you aware of how your body’s feeling as well as being a very relaxing treatment.
What are essential oils and why do they help our immune system?
As nature’s defence mechanism against mould, fungus, viruses and bacteria these highly concentrated pure extracts from plants (flowers, leaves, roots, resin, grasses, citrus peels) extracted through steam distillation and cold-pressing (citrus oils) when used can give us similar health benefits for our bodies.