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 The intent of this blog is to educate and promote natural therapies. Any comments or questions are always greatly appreciated!

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History & Benefits

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (2)

HISTORY

Did you know that massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of health care if not the oldest? Massage therapy can actually be dated back to about 2000 B.C.! Hippocrates was the first in Greek Medicine to describe the medical benefits of massage. Paintings have been discovered on Egyptian tombs that show people being massaged. Massage has cultural roots in Chinese, Indian Herbal and Persian medicine.

 

What is truly fascinating is that massage is instinctive t...

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Lavender Essential Oil

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:26 PM Comments comments (1)

Of all the essential oils, lavender would have to be the most versatile oil. Lavender not only smells wonderful, but research is showing that it is able to calm anxiety and reduce stress. But that is not all; lavender has a long list of medical properties as well.

 

Here is a brief look at lavender as a plant and some history.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia),

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae (mint)

Plant...

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 3:59 PM Comments comments (1)

Peppermint essential oil is one of the best oils to incorporate into your healthy lifestyle. The scent of minty fresh peppermint is enough to invigorate anyone! The aroma of peppermint is widely used to help ward off mental and physical fatigue. Inhaling peppermint prior to your morning workout will help give you that boost you need to get going. You can ingest peppermint by adding a drop into a cup of tea or into your water. By digesting peppermint you will notice an increase in your concent...

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