The first few days and weeks after a holiday abroad are always the toughest. After a week or two of pure relaxation and taking advantage of the all-inclusive buffet, you may find yourself lacking in energy, feeling bloated and experiencing post-holiday blues. It can be hard adjusting back into a normal routine again especially as work, school and everyday life can be at times stressful and monotonous. Alongside healthy eating, drinking plenty of water and engaging in regular exercise, aromatherapy massage will help to detox the mind and body. My favourite essential oils to use for detoxification are:
Rosemary oil can be used as a tonic for the liver, an organ important for detoxification; studies have found that it not only stimulates the production of bile (a waste product), rosemary oil can also help prevent damage to the liver. It is also good for clearing the mind and relieving headaches.
Grapefruit oil has a high vitamin C content. This vitamin helps boost the immune system, which eliminates toxins from the body, protects detoxification enzymes in the liver and may be directly involved in the removal of toxins. This uplifting oil also stimulates the lymphatic system which plays an important role in the elimination of waste.
Lemon oil is known for purifying and cleansing the body; it promotes detoxification through the blood and the liver and stimulates the lymphatic system which further helps to remove waste. Try adding a slice of lemon to your water to help further cleanse the body and improve skin radiance.
Like Grapefruit oil, orange oil has a high vitamin C content and therefore helps to boost the immune system and protect detoxification processes in the liver. This oil also has a pronounced action on the lymphatic system and the digestive system therefore allowing the body to work at its peak performance and remove waste and toxins.
The oils which I have mentioned are just few of the many essential oils that can help with your overall wellbeing. At Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing following a consultation, I will choose the appropriate oils based on your individual needs.
You may wish to use aromatherapy to help solely with detoxification or you may want assistance with improving other conditions as well. The great thing about aromatherapy is that essential oils have many therapeutic benefits which can provide relief from multiple physical and mental conditions. However, to achieve the best possible results with aromatherapy I highly recommend booking a course of four treatments.
I look forward to seeing you soon for your aromatherapy treatment.
– Rebecca, Aromatherapist at Moreton Place Beauty & Wellbeing
Please note aromatherapy massage appointments can only be booked on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To book simply call 0207 821 1020 or click here to book online.