Balancing Touch Technique: A Clinical Application to Essential Oil Application
40 Minute Session
This technique is a simple, yet effective technique that utilizes eight individual essential oils and essential oil blends that address four systemic constants that most often impair homeostasis. It is comprised of an extremely light touch sequence to apply the oils and works to restore homeostasis, and minimize the impact of the following factors:
Stress: Stress refers to the many systemic changes that take place within the body as it responds to challenging situations. Elevated stress levels, maintained over time, have been shown in clinical studies to cause negative consequences to health.
Toxic Insult: The body is constantly working to cope with a vast array of toxins that can come from a number of different sources. Exposure to a wide array of toxic insults, including environmental pollution, hormone and or pesticide contaminated food products, disease pathogens forces the cells, tissues and systems of the body to work harder to process and eliminate these threats in order to maintain health.
Inflammation: Inflammation is an immune response that allows the body to contain and fight infection or to repair damaged tissue. It is characterized by redness swelling, warmth and pain. While a certain amount of inflammation can be beneficial in fighting disease and healing injuries, chronic inflammation can actually further injure surrounding tissues or cause debilitating pain.
Autonomic Imbalance: The autonomic nervous system is comprised of nerves that are connected to the muscles, organs, tissues and systems that don’t require constant effort to control. The autonomic nervous system is divided into two main parts that each have separate, balancing functions.Maintaining a proper balance within the sympathetic and parasympathetic system is important for optimal body function and maintenance.
Oils used to support Stress Management:
Grounding Blend (Spruce, Frankincense, Blue Tansy and Rosewood): This warm, woody and earthy aroma creates a sense of well-being through its calming action on the central nervous system by promoting a feeling of tranquility and creating a sense of balance.
Lavender: Due to its soothing nature has been used for generations for its calming effects on mind and body.
Oils used for Immune Support:
Melaleuca (Tea Tree): With renowned cleansing ability containing more than 90 compounds it promotes a healthy immune function and protects against environmental and seasonal threats
Protective Blend (Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary): This warm, energizing, uplifting aroma supports healthy immune function and protects against environmental threats
Oils used to support Inflammatory Response:
Massage Blend (Cypress, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit): A mildly invigorating blend with relaxing qualities, relaxes muscles and soothes joints, and promotes circulation
Soothing Blend (Wintergreen, Camphor, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus): An invigorating and powerful aroma that soothes sore muscles and joints and supports healthy circulation.
Oils used to support Autonomic Balance:
Peppermint: Has invigorating, uplifting and soothing properties on the mind and body
Orange: High in antioxidants, aroma is uplifting to mind and body and it protects against seasonal and environmental threats
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