Last week we looked at herbs that were helpful in regulating one’s blood circulation. This week we will look at essential oils and a very simple massage technique that you can use to help yourself if you have a sluggish circulation.
Some of the symptoms of poor circulation are: tiredness, dizziness, poor memory, headaches, cold hands and feet, swollen ankles and legs, wounds and bruises that are slow to heal, angina, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, leg pain when walking, hemorrhoids.
These essential oils are beneficial in boosting poor circulation:
Massage oil blend suggestion:
4 drops Cypress
4 drops Lemon
4 Drops Geranium
2 drops Black pepper
2 drops Juniper berry
30ml base carrier oil (Grapeseed or sweet almond or avocado)
Deep pressure is valuable in order to increase the circulation.
Remember to direct all the movements upwards towards the heart.
This technique helps to increase the oxygen needed to keep the tissues in one’s extremities vital and well circulated.
Important note: If you have any medical conditions, please consult a professional medical practitioner. These suggestions are just that, suggestions and should not be construed as medical advice.