Scents from essential oils have an amazing capacity to elicit reactions in areas of the brain to promote health and well being. Aromas work by affecting the limbic system, the part of the brain that processes emotions and behavior and stores them in long term memory. Consequently, aromas can reveal old emotionally charged memories allowing the release of past events. Aromatherapy also employs the healing action of the herb from which the oil is derived. Depending on the property of the plant, aromatherapy produces stimulating or sedating effects. The impact of essential oils is directly related to the quality and purity of the oils used.
Aromatherapy can be a part of any treatment session. Scents are added to massage oils, put in diffusers, or applied directly to acupuncture points. Care need to be taken in case of allergy or scent sensitivity. Inform practitioners if this is the case for you.
Sweating is one of the key avenues for the body to get rid of unwanted toxins. Even if we eat organic foods, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and eat lots of leafy green vegetables, chances are we still are carrying a toxic load. Pollution in the air, soil and water converge in our body and can interfere with metabolic processes causing brain fog, memory loss, joint pain, malaise and many other symptoms.
Steam and heat saunas, commonly called Swedish saunas, have long been used to produce sweating and promote detoxification.
Infra-red Sauna (Continued)
Infrared saunas use light rays to create hear inside the body as opposed to using warm air to heat the body. Infrared saunas are effective as both large multi-person rooms similar to Swedish saunas, or as the single person in-office treatment tent. Ridding the body of toxins through either type of sauna can help relieve symptoms, prevent future illness and increase overall vitality.
In office treatments usually last 20 minutes and are combined with constitutional hydrotherapy treatments to maximize effectiveness.
Sound healing is a form of vibrational medicine. Everything in the universe is in a state of vibration and has a signature frequency including organs, tissues and all body structures. In fact, the body can be considered an orchestra of harmonics in resonance with each other. When a person’s healthy resonant frequency is out of balance, physical and emotional health is affected.
The goal of sound therapy is to restore harmony in the system. The mechanism by which sound therapy works is called entrainment. Essentially, more powerful rhythms synchronize less powerful rhythms. Music, tuning forks, singing bowls, and drums are all tools for producing sound treatments. Treatment is believed to restore healthy balance to the body.
Sound therapy may be incorporated into other types of therapy sessions or used on its own. It may involve using music the clears Chakras, placing vibrating tuning forks on specific body points, listening to singing bowls and so forth.