So how DO you use oils to recover from a nasty head bonk? Here’s my experience. There are many modalities that can support our bodies in recovery from traumas. I know the value of the Aromatouch Technique and really wanted one, but in the moment, the only person available to support me did know know the technique. Because Mom didn’t know the technique and I was too ill to walk her through it, I instructed her to apply the Balance blend, Hellchrysum oil and Aromatouch blend layered to my back and neck. I promptly fell asleep as my back muscles relaxed and took in the support.
Why these oils? I chose Balance because I couldn’t find Frankincense—which I knew was very useful for brain support after a bonk. I knew the Balance Blend contained Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and other oils that harmonize the system and calm things down. Helichrysum is a powerhouse essential oil to help cells begin their healing work. The Aromatouch Blend—oh my goodness—listen to what the oils in this blend contribute! The Cypress and Grapefruit are beautiful at helping the body move fluid, The Marjoram invites the muscles to relax and let go of tension, and the Lavender reminds the whole system to quiet down and relax. Peppermint is anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory, which encouraged my back to release as well. After the application of these oils, my body relaxed enough for me to sleep for several hours. I asked her to reapply when I awoke and was able to sleep again.
The body needs sleep and rest to recover, and the oils helped facilitate me being able to get that rest. It was also quite a gift to have my mom gently apply the oils to my back. As a very independent gal, it had been a really long time since I asked for help. Honestly, I probably needed to be THAT incapacitated to ASK! So that was a beautiful bonus gift.
Later that evening, I was blessed with a gifted healer spending a few hours working on me. Across town was an amazing healer named Jenni Orton, who had in the past experienced head trauma and so specialized in supporting recovery through foot and face zoning (a modality I’d never heard of before!) She had just had a cancellation for a session, and run into my friend and mentor. My friend mentioned my situation, and Jenni chose to take her Saturday evening and care for me with her powerful healing tools. We used our favorite essential oils—the new Yoga blends designed for to Anchor, Align and Arise on my feet, solar plexus and crown. We also used the Hope blend and a few other oils that I don’t recall right now!
It felt amazing and I experienced emotional and physical releases and relief. The next day, less than 48 hours after the concussion, I felt amazing. My back and neck was freer and more flexible than it had been in weeks. My head felt fine, albeit a bit tender on the knot to the touch. My energy was 97% returned and my vision and brain function was normal. I drove (with a friend) 13 hours back home, and we carried on a life coaching and business planning session on the way back.
If you’d like to learn more about Jenni’s work, she lives on the Big Island in Hawaii and teaches others how to do what she does. https://www.rejuvenatingsoles.com/
- Posted by Dawn Behm
- On November 19, 2017
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