Relaxation reduces stress, which in turn reduces health problems. The book, Your Brain on Nature, written by Eva Selhub, MD and Alan Logan, ND includes research-backed studies to experience nature’s healing ways. Most involve surrounding ourselves in natural environments and connecting to the earth through our senses. Numerous studies show that our sense of smell is the first and most primal way that we do this. The scent of flowers, leaves, roots and resins are all primordial reminders, even when we are not actually in nature, is when we can access the memories that can take us there, if only in our minds for the moments we steal from our busy days.
If you have an aromatic diffuser simply put the essential oils into the receptacle as you enjoy a few moments in your Human Touch Massage Chair. Inhale naturally and imagine yourself in your favorite vacation spot, beach, forest or other nature setting while the stresses of your day melt away and the chair dispels bodily aches and pains.
The following recipes are added to one ounce of water instead of vegetable oil as would be used for a body massage. Avoid misting over wood furniture with a lacquer finish. Essential oils separate when added to water, so shake well before each use.
Vitality Cleanse: 5 drops frankincense, 3 drops geranium, 2 drops orange
Calming Presence: 5 drops lavender, 2 drops Roman chamomile
Air Purification (helps to reduce airborne bacteria): 5 drops eucalyptus, 3 drops bergamot, 2 drops tea tree, 3 drops lemon
Written By: Mindy Green (Human Touch Wellness Council Member). Mindy holds a bachelor’s degree in Holistic Health Sciences and a master’s in Health and Human Services from Columbia Pacific University. From Purdue University she received extensive training in the advanced uses of essential oils.