Poor circulation?….Essential oils and massage techniques to help!

circulation bloodLast 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:

essential oil dropletCypress, Geranium, Lemon, Black pepper, Frankincense and Juniper berry

 

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)

 

Massage suggestion:

self foot massageMassage the blended oils firmly but gently into the hands, feet, ankles and legs.

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.

 

(Some of this information was obtained from the following websites: www.healthtap.com and www.aworldofaromatherapy.com). With grateful thanks.

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