This treatment combines all the best gifts of nature into one massage! Combining the elements of nature with sound promotes deep relaxation and stress detoxification.
Water: Essential Oil Water & Steamed Warm Towels
Customized essential oils mixed with water are lightly misted over the body. Inhaling the aroma of essential oils crosses the blood brain barrier immediately upon inhalation.
It stimulates the Limbic System of the brain; which regulates mood and emotions. The medicinal properties of the plants, flowers and herbs absorbs into the skin into the bloodstream within minutes.
Fire/Air: Sage Smudging and Frankincense/Myrrh Incense
Sage has been used by indigenous peoples for thousands of years as a healing and purifying agent. The same with Frankincense and Myrrh, both of which are used by religious houses across the world for their purifying properties.
There is scientific research claiming that sage smudging has the ability to eliminate killer germs: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/killer-germs-obliterated-medicinal-smoke-smudging-study-reveals.
Burning sage releases negative ions into the environment. Negative ions have been shown to increase serotonin levels, regulate blood pressure, purify the air and support healthy immune function.
Read more about positive and negative ions and how they affect you here: http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/how-negative-ions-and-positive-ions-affect-our-health and http://www.drsalt.com.au/benefits-negative-ions/.
Research studies have also shown that sage increases clarity, memory and uplifts the mood: http://www.life-enhancement.com/magazine/article/1066-spanish-sage-enhances-memory-improves-mood.
Earth: Gemstones, Basalt stones, Himalayan Salt Stones
Stones also have electromagnetic frequencies and are made up of many of the same elements we are. They also give off negative ions. This is especially true of salt stones.
Himalayan salt is rich in trace minerals. The skin is the largest organ in the human body. The texture of salt stones provides a gentle exfoliation which helps to slough off dead skin cells while the salt neutralizes bacteria.
Gemstones have also been utilized for their healing properties for centuries by different civilizations. Here's a great article written by psychologist, Dr. Kelly Neff: http://themindunleashed.com/2014/10/science-catching-up-ancients-crystal.html.
Basalt stones are formed from cooled volcanic lava. These stones are the ones used in hot stone treatments because they can retain heat for extended periods. The heat helps to bring blood and fluids to the area of the body being worked on. This helps to nourish the muscles and ligaments so that they can more rapidly heal themselves alleviating pain and tension in the body.
Sound frequencies have also been shown to produce healing benefits to the human body. I just recently took a continuing education class on the healing benefits of music. Did you know that while listening to music, your body needs 7% less oxygen to do the same work? Even the purring sound/hertz of cats can help to stimulate a healing response in the body. Sound has an anti-inflammatory response by reducing cytokine and acetylcholine levels in the body and increasing the release of endorphins, oxytocin and dopamine.
In this treatment I use Tibetan singing bowls tuned to F & G. The note of F is said to calm heart energy. The note of G is said to calm the voice and throat. Here is a frequency and hertz chart with attributes: http://www.greatdreams.com/hertz.htm. I also use Timsha Bells. These produce clear harmonic tones that relax the mind and body.
Here's a great article the goes into depth regarding sound frequencies and their healing abilities: http://www.pemft.net/frequency.html
As you can see the benefits to this treatment are many. This one hour treatment is usually $100 but for those on my email list, it is only $50 through the month of July! Sign up and book your appointment today!