There are many forms of arthritis. I come across various cases so regularly I have decided to share what I have found helps to decrease pain, inflammation, deformity and to increase range of motion.
What I find is the singular most common element apart from pain is misalignment of muscles and tendons, lots of adhesions and contracted muscles.
I am continually amazed at how much improvement can be gained by aligning, freeing and relaxing muscles. It makes sense that when the muscles are aligned there is less friction and therefore less inflammation.
I have also made up a tea with ingredients that care for inflamed painful tissues and stimulate eliminatory functions. I have called it Joint -ease.
Blooming News Hi from Katie,
Happy new Year!
Late last year I moved to Cooroy. I am now working from Studio 2 next to Anytime Fitness Gym in Kauri St Cooroy.
It is easy to book in just ring or text on 0439762303 or book through my website. www.blossom-bodycare.com
NEW BLOSSOM BODYCARE LINE
I have been reinventing my skincare line. I have been developing these organic and natural products for over 20 years now and am producing an exquisite range that feel and smell amazing. They really work wonders and are comparable with any brand you would find in a beauty clinic or store. Click on the link below to check them out!
My classes recommence on the 9th January at 10.15 am. I specialize in classes that are suited for people who can't do strenuous yoga or fitness classes. I develop posture, flexibility and core strength. Students notice greater range of motion, ease in breathing, walking and managing stress. I am also wanting to start a men's class. Ring 0439762303 to book in.
BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC WATER PURIFIERS
I am also now selling beautiful water purifiers from Woods Fired Earth and Water. They are easy to use with efficient water flow. They use a very economic purification element that will clean any water and just leave in trace elements. It provides 11000 litres of wonderful clean water, which if you use 6 litres a day gives 5 years of use. The ceramic container keeps the water cool and fresh and looks beautiful as well. Ring on 0422299970 if you are sick of your tap water.
I am working at the Eumundi markets again; this time in the loop on Wednesdays..
I am available for appointments in Kahuna bodywork and consultations for custom -made skincare or haircare. I use organic and or natural ingredients sourced locally. Have products freshly made to suit you! I will read your pulses and face and make something according to Kahuna Principles. See your skin blossom.
Massage Blends for Baby
Use a 1%dilution in almond oil - 15-20 drops of essential oil in 100ml of cold pressed oil.
Check family history for allergies like peanuts, tree nuts or sunflower before choosing a base oil
Sleeping difficulties- chamomile and lavender
Colic- chamomile, lavender and dill
Nappy rash- calendula infused oil
Cradle cap- olive oil
Excessive crying- clary sage petitgrain and sandalwood
Teething- chamomile or amber infused oil on the cheeks
Fevers- peppermint on the feet (always consult a doctor in a case of fever)
During Labour and Post Natal Care
Use a blend with clary sage, cinnamon leaf, jasmine and cedarwood on the back during labour. Do not use on the abdomen and have your helper wash their hands before handling the new baby.
Use in an oil burner or an atomiser lavender, ylang ylang, petigrain, peppermint or sandalwood. Make sure this oil is one you like.
Post natal Care
Use a blend of geranium, jasmine, cypress and ginger can help with cramping feet during feeding (a mineral supplement is useful if this is happening)
A blend of dill and lemongrass used in hot compresses is useful for stimulating milk supply.
For cases of Mastitis, caraway, dill, peppermint and German chamomile are useful.
The First Trimester
Essential Oil use is restricted in this period but toning and strengthening oils are useful for the uterus, skin and the blood vessels. Geranium and tangerine work well together at this time; also to help with fluid retention, mood swings and fatigue. Use them with wheat germ, calendula, rosehip and castor oils to prevent stretchmarks.
During the first 36 weeks do not use the following oils- cedar wood, clary sage, rosemary, juniper berry, thyme, jasmine, angelica root, pennyroyal, sage, aniseed, fennel and lemongrass.
The Second and Third Trimester
Cypress and peppermint can be added to your blend to help with circulation and prevent swelling of the legs and hips.
At 36 weeks
Start now preparing your body for labour. Use oils to stimulate circulation and relax the nervous system. Use warming oils such as black pepper, cinnamon leaf, rosemary and thyme in low dilutions.
Use lavender, chamomile, clary sage, and vetiver to calm and strengthen the nerves and also to help you sleep.
A blend can be made to massage the perineum and prevent tears. Use calendula, castor and rosehip oils on the area with tangerine, geranium and cedar wood.
If you are expecting to have a caesarean section use a blend of lavender, tea tree and lemon with rosehip and caster oils on the area for 4 weeks prior to the birthdate.
Preparing for Conception
Certain oils can help increase fertility. Some work on the endocrine system to regulate production of reproductive hormones. Two ideal choices are rose geranium and rose essential oils. Roman chamomile and and clary sage are also helpful.
Angelica root oil is helpful to stimulate the uterus to clean out so that its lining is fresh for fertilization.
Pelvic circulation brings fresh blood with vital nutrients for conception and to take away waste from the area. Rosemary, cinnamon leaf, lemongrass, ylang ylang and cedarwood are some excellent ones.
The flower essence of she oak ( cassurina) is also useful.
Essential oils that help with male fertility are all the wood oils; especially cedarwood and rosewood.
Trying to get Pregnant?
Fertility Massage blends massage of the womb and
surrounding structure to improve health of the reproductive organs. We can help
with adhesions and misaligned tummies & increase
We use postural alignment and
exercises plus aromatherapy and relaxing teas.
also combine powerful angelica root essential oil with castor