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5 Essential Oils and Their Amazing Health Benefits

Essential Oils are a natural, chemical-free alternative to treating many every day issues including stress, acne, and nausea. The oils come straight from plants and have recently become popular with aromatherapy. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Peppermint- Used to soothe stomach aches and sore muscles, as well as help with PMS and headaches. Put a drop of peppermint oil into a pot of boiling water and breathe in the steam (careful not to get too close!).

2. Lavender- Calms the nervous system, and helps improve sleep and joint pain. Lavender is also known to help with acne, respiratory problems, and urinary disorders.

3. Sesame- A natural moisturizer, great for hair and skin treatments. It’s also believed to help lower stress levels and high blood pressure.

4. Lemon Balm- Aids in anxiety and depression, as well as insomnia and headaches.

5. Clove- A natural antiseptic, used to help treat minor bug bites, cuts, and scrapes.

What are your favorite essential oils?

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Massage Therapy for Chronic Pain

Suffering from chronic pain? Most people don’t know this, but regular massages can help reduce your chronic pain! Many people are looking for natural solutions for their pain that work. From deep tissue massages, to Trigger Point Therapy, a massage is a natural way to relieve your pain.

Studies have shown that massages can trigger an endorphin release that raises your threshold for pain. Specific types massages can also help boost your mood and relaxation by releasing oxytocin and serotonin.

For people suffering with chronic conditions such as arthritis or migraines, regular massages can help manage this pain. Massage therapy can also help with anxiety and relaxation, which can help to restore normal sleep patterns.

For more information, or to find a Massage Envy near you, visit: http://www.massageenvy.com