Oil Calms the Nervous System
There are over 1000 sensory neurons per square centimeter on your skin. When you massage just your arm you are calming more than a million sensory neurons! Over a course of a day, 20 million sensory neurons are exposed to the environment and are aggravated by air, weather, stress, travel, clothes and everything in between. Applying organic sesame oil to the skin can calm these neurons. In one study, the hormone that increases with stress, ACTH, was decreased by 20% for a group that experienced massage compared to an increase of 30% of those who rested but did not receive a massage. You also get the added bonus of nourishing your skin and decreasing dryness. Contact me if you would like to purchase organic sesame oil to add to your winter regime.
It's that time of year again, the cool dry weather, all part of winter that causes our skin to shrink up in retaliation. But there is something we can all do to combat old man winter...daily self massage or abhyanga. Abhyanga is one of the services provided by Health in Harmony but it can also be performed by anyone in the comforts of your home. Below is the first of five reasons why this special treatment can enhance your sense of well being while nourishing your physical body.
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