Knowing outside is opening up again there are a massive list of mental health problems that come along with this news. For years to come we will be dealing with the problems that the Covid lifestyle has caused us. We all use the line be “kind to each other” freely but we now have to apply this vigorously. To ourselves and the person standing next to you. Every struggle is different and every struggle is valid.
What skills do we need to look after ourselves and others?
Listening skills are essential to communication, listening to words and body language. I pride myself of good listening skills. Ill continue to do this for myself and you when we are arranging to spend time together for appointments.
Being kind to your body and the toll the past years stress has taken on it. Do you need a charcoal face mask? Peaceful time to read a good crime book? Maybe a delicious cup of hot camomile tea. My personal favourite is a hot bath with lavender essential oil. Never feel guilty for taking some time to look after your body. All your daily stresses are stuck inside of your muscles, maybe grab a pillow and just scream into it with everything you got!! I think I might try that one. Kick it old school and just cry! Just release the problems via your tear ducks.
We can’t all go to nice incense filled rooms for the full massage experience but I can assist with the smaller version of the massage at the end of a manicure. Its like the cherry on the top of a bake well tart.
Hands are an extremity that tends to feel the cold and sometimes lacks circulation. Small circular motions on the areas of muscle can release some built up tensions.
Some of the really effective techniques consist of the effleurage – circulation towards your big heart the quick movements will stimulate your circulation but the slow ones will help the lymphatic flow. The petrissage – pinching and kneeling motion aiding absorption.
How does a massage help us:-
Removing cellular waste
Absorption of creams and oils
So there’s nice healthy reasons to for us to enjoy the hand massage part of a manicure. Just like wine, which is really grape juice and 1 of our 5 a day. There’s a hilarious loop hole to everything in life.
Get yourself a comfy position and sit back, relax your whole body including your hand. Nail joke, as I say a lot “relax your hand”. Sleeves up, jewellery off, lets get rubbing people.
There are so many difficult things around us, every little bit of help is needed right now. We need and want to feel good and with this in mind I started working on a Holistic Candle that is vegan, vegetarian, 100% natural, cruelty free and non GM.
In modern day the candle is used for ambiance, comfort and filling your rooms and spaces with wonderful smells and aromas. Prior to this the candle was widely used as a method of keeping time but the most commonly known use was for a source of heat.
The candle is created with conscious ingredients and purpose. The essential oils included are there to assist with elevating your emotions, thoughts and feelings. Acknowledging your chakras and aiming to balance them for a harmonious feeling.
What is your chakra? Chakras are energy centres inside our auras. Traditionally the chakras are base chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, brow chakra and the crown chakra. Knowledge of chakras are documented in sacred Sanskrit text as far back as 600 BCE.
Soy wax is created from the soybean oil, the wax has a low melting point anywhere from 49 to 82 degrees Celsius, and this creates a cooler burning candle, creating a longer lasting burn with a large liquid wax pool. This in turn gives a good spread of essential oil fragrance into your rooms and spaces.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli is a species of plant that can grow to around 2.5ft in height. The plant is typically bushy with small, pale pink-white flowers, the leaves can be harvested several times a year. It is native to tropical regions of planet such as the Caribbean, Mauritius, Maldives and Seychelles.
Patchouli is a great match for your base chakra whose energies assist with standing and grounding, deepening and connecting to the environment. Resonating with red light frequencies while establishing us upon the Earth and stimulating the endocrine glands and sex organs.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood is from the genus Santalum tree. The woods characteristics are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, they are known to retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood is documented as one of the most expensive woods in the world, the essential oil has been highly valued for centuries.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
The Cananga tree, sometimes call the perfume tree is native to India. This tropical tree can be found in parts of Indochina, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, Madagascar all the way to Queensland, Australia.
Ylang Ylang/Sandalwood both used the Sacral chakra representing emotions, pleasure, relationships and creativity. Representing orange light frequencies and stimulating the adrenal glands responsible for our fight or flight reflex.
Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli oil is an essential oil produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, Neroli oil is prized for its calming and relaxing scent. The blossoms are gathered, usually by hand, in late April to early May. Tunisia is the largest producer of Neroli oil followed by Morocco.
By the end of the 17th century, Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy, introduced the essence of bitter orange tree as a fashionable fragrance by using it to perfume her gloves and her bath. Since then, the term “neroli” has been used to describe this essence.
Neroli is commonly used in connection with the Heart chakra supporting our well-being, gentle love and unconditional relationships. Reflecting with green light frequencies whilst radiating the thymus glad used for our body’s immune system.
Frankincense also known as Olibanum, which is the resin obtained from the tree Boswellia, the resin is sorted by hand to maintain quality.
Frankincense has been commonplace in trade markets for more than 6,000 years over the whole Arabian Peninsula. It is documented that the Egyptians would cleanse body cavities as part of the mummification process with frankincense.
Frankincense is mainly used for our Brow chakra, connecting to our inner sight, intuition and harmony with nature. Resonating a deep blue frequency of light which can keep our circadian rhythms of sleeping and waking.
Dried Black Mallow
Black Mallow is a flower widely known for its variety of healing properties ranging from inflammation to hormonal balance. Previously a flower worn on the May Day celebration in the garland designed.
Dried Gomphrena is a flower native to South America but is currently grown globally. It is widely used in garlands during Bhai Tika in Nepal. Gomphrena has been documented as far back as 1870, to assist with anywhere from reproductive to digestive issues.
The black variety of Tourmaline can be found in a large number of locations, including Pakistan, Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and the USA. It is also known as Schorl. Black Tourmaline is a powerful grounding crystal great for assisting the two lowest chakras the base or root chakra. Its main power lies in protecting from negative energies. The stone does not absorb negativity but alters it into positive energy.
With all of these things in mind, kindness has to be at the forefront. Big gentle hearts, big gentle words and some days soon big gentle hugs.