Self-massage is something most of us don’t do enough. We are in such a hurry that a quick slick of body lotion has to do the trick, right? But the ritual of self-massage can be deeply healing. It is an act of self-love.
Specific essential oils can be very helpful in balancing your hormones. If you are going through hormonal changes due to childbirth, stress, peri-menopause or menopause, I highly recommend that you try this Hormone Balancing Self-Massage Oil out.
2 tbsp plant oil (you can use grape seed, jojoba, sweet almond, coconut etc)
10 drops clary sage
12 drops geranium
7 drops grapefruit
2 drops sage
I get my oils from Mountain Rose Herbs
Warm the oil by placing in a small cup or glass, and stand in a small bowl of hot water.
Add the essential oils.
After your bath or shower, take some time to massage, keeping in mind:
– Use long strokes along your arms and legs
– Use circular motions on your abdomen
– Spend a while massaging the soles of your feet and your toes
– Don’t forget your neck, face, behind your ears
After your massage, wrap yourself in a soft robe, and make yourself a cup of soothing lemon balm or chamomile tea. This is the perfect time to switch off all electronics, and allow yourself to read a book, or chill out.