Essential Oils + Professional Services Help Abuse Survivors Heal
Have you thought of using essential oils with the professional services you receive to help you heal from abuse?
If you’re like most abuse survivors, you have already used essential oils at home to help you relax, unwind, and sleep well. You may have even used essential oils to help heal common physical ailments, perhaps without even knowing it.
Have you ever rubbed Vicks Vaporub on your chest at night to help with a cough, allergy symptoms, or sinus problems?
(Surprising Hint: The treatment is even more effective when the Vicks is massaged onto the soles of your feet just before you slip on warm socks and then jump into bed!)
If you’ve tried this, you probably woke up feeling better than you did when you went to sleep. But did you know that it was essential oils making you feel better?
Inside Vicks Vaporub is a combination of different essential oils, including eucalyptus, cedarlead, and nutmeg. These essential oils and others are mixed together and suspended in petroleum jelly.
Though petroleum products are not the healthiest way to apply essential oils to your system, this simple home remedy helps you see the power essential oils have to relieve symptoms.
But that treatment, like adding drops of lavender to your bath water, is done at home and on your own. I have an important question for you:
What if you were to combine essential oils with the services you receive from professionals?
What if you used essential oils to address the trauma symptoms associated with your recovery from abuse?
Below is a list of 3 ways you can use essential oils while receiving healing services from professionals.
3 Ways To Use Essential Oils + Professional Services
1. Essential Oils Used During Your Massage
Ask your massage practitioner to use essential oils during your next massage.
When massage therapists mix combinations of essential oils into their massage oils, aromatherapy combines with the healing power of massage to promote health benefits for you, the client.
Communicate your goals for the massage and the massage therapist can make a blend according to the intention you set.
The following are two examples.
To help you feel more grounded when needing to make a tough decision, blends that include the following are great choices: hemp seed oil, spikenard, ginger, and ghandi root.
When emotional strain manifests itself as physical pain, you need pain relief. Your massage therapist might mix vanilla, orange, and lavender into non-fragrant, hypoallergenic Jojoba oil to soothe your aching body.
After you have cleared it with your practitioner first (in case she has any sensitivities to particular scents), add drops of a particular essential oil into a diffuser before your professional cuddler arrives for your cuddle therapy appointment. Or perhaps, if you make the request, your cuddle therapist will prepare a blend before you arrive to the designated location for your session.
Frankincense is a dynamic essential oil for meditative experiences. When mixed with Palo Santo and balsam copaiba, this blend just might become your favorite!
Similar to the preparation for an in-person cuddle session, use essentials oils for a virtual session to create a special space for yourself before going online for your appointment. By taking the opportunity to make a healing space for yourself, you welcome yourself as your own guest in your self care appointment.
Turn on your diffuser and experience self love. Add ylang ylang to frankincense in the right proportions, and make your session space truly inviting.
Incense is an excellent alternative.
When the session is virtual, the responsibility (and privilege) of creating a healing space is yours.
You’ve used essential oils on your own at home.
Now it’s time to use them in combination with the healing services you receive from professionals. Delight in the combined benefits of aromatherapy and bodywork/connection services.
Leave a comment below to share how this has worked for you.