Summer Foot Scrub

Our feet can get wrecked during the warm Summer months. The warm air can dry out our skin and walking around barefoot can leave our feet rough and calloused. Try this luxurious homemade doTERRA foot scrub to pamper your tired and rough feet. Your toes will be sandal-ready in no time!

You’ll need:

  • ½ – ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ – ½ cup epsom salt
  • 1 cup oil such as fractionated coconut, olive, jojoba, or sunflower oil
  • 8 – 16 drops of doTERRA essential oils (possible combinations include lavender and peppermint, rosemary and peppermint, bergamot and sandalwood, and bergamot and ylang ylang)

To make:

Mix sugar, epsom salt, and your choice of oil until well blended. Add essential oils, alternating oils one at a time if you’re using a combination. Ensure ingredients are mixed well. Transfer mixture to an airtight container for storage. Use as needed to treat your feet!

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Mother’s Day Special

This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to a relaxing 60-minute Aroma Touch massage, available only at Healing Palms!

We use 8 different essential oils along the spine to promote a peaceful mind and help de-stress the mind and body.

Hot stones and hot towels are also used during this treatment. Mom will feel like a brand new person after this treatment.

Benefits of this treatment include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Boosting of the immune system response
  • Balancing the nervous system
  • Soothes sore muscles

Certificates are $110 and include a 5ml bottle of lavender, peppermint, and  lemon. Pick yours up today!

Essentials for Nervous and Anxious Feelings

Anxiety…we can usually recognize the telltale signs as it creeps up on us. The tightening of the chest, the shallow breathing, and an increase in our fight or flight response. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million Americans experience anxiety. Luckily, there are several treatment options including counseling, medication, and coping skills. Essential oils can also be beneficial in helping reduce nervous and anxious feelings. Try a few of the following essential oils to see what works best for you.

AromaTouch® Massage Blend: Combining Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender essential oils, this blend promotes relaxation and helps to lessen tension.  Add to epsom salts for a bath or use with a carrier oil for massage.

Frankincense: One of the most prized and precious essential oils, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness. Apply this oil to the bottoms of your feet to relax and balance mood swings.

Roman Chamomile: Used by the Ancient Romans for courage during battle, Roman Chamomile has a calming effect. Add 1–2 drops to herbal teas to soothe the body and mind. You can also diffuse this oil or apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime.

Vetiver: This essential oil has a calming, grounding effect on emotions. You can diffuse it aromatically or use it topically with other calming essential oils, such as Lavender, Serenity, or Balance, to help calm stress.

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February Gift Certificate Specials

Treat your special someone to a luxurious massage this February!

Aroma Touch Therapy – 60 minutes: $90

The combination of using 8 essential oils will leave your body feeling more relaxed than you ever could imagine.

Romancing the Stone – 90 minutes: $125

This 90-minute Hot Stone massage will leave you feeling like Gumby! During this treatment, stones are left on certain parts of the body to bring the body into a deeper relaxed state and help the flow of energy into your body.

Pssst…Receive a FREE relaxation CD with purchase of a gift certificate. Purchase yours today!

Massage Away Bloat

When talking weight loss, belly rubs don’t usually come to mind. However, while a nutritious diet and increased physical activity are absolutely vital to successful weight loss, getting a gentle stomach massage can help accelerate the passage of food through your digestive tract and help treat digestive issues such as constipation. By supporting healthy digestion, belly massages can help reduce stomach bloating or swelling.

Try this tummy rub at home!

What you’ll need:

Mix the doTERRA essential oils together in a glass jar and fill with grape seed oil. Simply massage on abdomen at least once a day to soothe your tummy bloat away.

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a brand new year, folks! Time to write down our goals and dreams for 2019. Not sure where to start? From health to happiness, here are a few New Year’s resolution ideas to get you started!

Lose Weight
After saying “yes, please” to cookies, cake, and carbohydrates galore, a lot of us are anxious to get back into our pre-holidays jeans. Getting back into our fitness routines (or even starting a fitness routine) will do wonders for ditching those unwanted pounds. Need a little extra help? Try doTERRA’s Slim & Sassy® Metabolic Blend. Designed to help boost your metabolism and manage cravings, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can be used as part of a weight management plan when combined with exercise and healthy eating.*

Eat Better
Food is one of many things influencing our wellness. Our diet affects our energy levels, our moods, and our overall physical health. The good news is there are lots of ways to improve your diet and incorporate more healthy foods. Instead of picking up dinner via the drive thru, find a few easy-but-healthy meals you can cook at home. Swap out fried foods for grilled options. For dessert, have an orange or a bowl of berries instead of ice cream. Small changes can make a big impact.

Reduce Stress
Many believe that stress is the root of all disease. From demanding careers to parenting toddlers, there are a lot of things in life that can cause stress. However, it’s important to manage that stress effectively. Stress can cause stomach upset, muscle pain, anxiety, depression, etc. You can manage your stress by exercising regularly, spending time with friends, getting regular sleep, and utilizing relaxation techniques. Make time for self care and relax with a soothing AromaTouch massage.

Get More Sleep
Sleep has a huge impact on our health. Inadequate sleep causes changes to ghrelin and leptin, the hormones that regulate the body’s energy balance, making the brain feel hungry or full. Even the slightest sleep deprivation (or a night of crummy sleep) can affect your mood, judgement, memory, etc. According to studies, twenty-one percent of adults reported experiencing more stress when they didn’t get adequate sleep. Try doTERRA Serenity, a blend of essential oils renowned for their ability to lessen feelings of tension and calm emotions, and support a restful sleep when used aromatically.

Here’s to another year of happiness and health!

Pain Relief with Massage

Do you have aches and pains that don’t go away even with medication? You may want to give massage a try. Massage can help reduce pain by:

  • Increasing blood flow to sore, stiff joints and muscles
  • Triggering the release of natural painkillers called opioids in the brain
  • Speeding up the flow of oxytocin, a hormone that relaxes and encourages a sense of calm and contentment
  • Stimulating competing nerve fibers and impeding pain messages to and from the brain

Types of massage for pain relief:

Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

Reflexology promotes relaxation in the body, improved lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. It also helps relieve pain associated with migraines, breathing disorders, digestive problems, circulatory problems, back problems, tension and stress.

Hot stone massage is a specialty technique that uses smooth, heated stones to relax tight muscles. This type of massage helps with back pain and aches, poor circulation, osteoarthritis and arthritis pain.

Ask your massage therapist about using pain relief products such as doTERRA’s Deep Blue for additional relief.

Visit Healing Palms to find out what type of massage would work best for you!

Boost Your Immune System

Our immune system can take a beating during the holidays. The weather is generally colder. Most of us are running on fumes trying to knock out last minute holiday preparations and certainly not getting the rest our bodies need. Lots of us will also be traveling which means we’ll be exposed to all kinds of new cooties. Give your immune system some extra love with a massage.

According to studies, getting a 45-minute massage can benefit your immune system by increasing the number of lymphocytes (the white blood cells that help defend your body from disease). Massage has also been found to lower cytokine levels which reduces inflammation. Those who’ve received a massage have also seen a decrease in their levels of cortisol and vasopressin, hormones that play a role in stress and aggressive behavior.

For an additional boost, essential oils such as doTERRA OnGuard can be used as aromatherapy. doTERRA OnGuard supports healthy immune and respiratory function*, protects against environmental threats*, supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*, and promotes healthy circulation*.

Not only do massages feel good, but they can be good for you as well!

Book your massage today!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

AromaTouch Treatment

Experience total bliss for the body, soul, and mind with our AromaTouch Treatment. Feel your stress melt away as you take a deep breath and enjoy the pleasant botanical aromas. Relax as essential oils are dropped along your back, followed by the soft touch of hands creating a soothing rhythm of motion.

Many believe that stress is the root of all disease. That’s what makes our AromaTouch Treatment so effective; it works on the emotional body as well as the physical body to produce measurable changes.

The AromaTouch Treatment involves applying a combination of the 8 different essential oils in a precise sequence. This treatment helps to:

Relieve stress. Emotional stress, a high-stress career, family disharmony, financial worries, and the like can increase stress levels. Clinical studies have linked high stress and chronic stress to numerous negative health conditions. Balance and Lavender oils are utilized to create a sense of calm and well being.

Boosting the immune system. We’re exposed to a wide array of toxic insults including disease-causing pathogens, hormone and pesticide contaminated food products, and elevating free-radical assault from pollution, foods, and sunlight. The AromaTouch Treatment uses a blend of oils specifically designed to help reduce adrenal fatigue and strengthen the immune system. On Guard and Melaleuca oils are formulated to support a healthy immune function and cleanse and regenerate the skin.

Reducing inflammation. The increased consumption of foods with pro-inflammatory components (foods high in polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as safflower, corn, and peanut oil) together with high carbohydrate, low protein diets contribute to increased inflammation in body systems. Stress, with its accompanying imbalance of cortisol, can also contribute to inflammation. Studies increasingly show links between poor health and inflammation. The AromaTouch Treatment uses a blend of oils that help reduce inflammation in soft tissue, thereby contributing to an overall sense of well-being. Deep Blue and AromaTouch Blend are perfect for relaxing the muscles, increasing circulation, and easing achy joints and sore muscles.

Balancing the nervous system. Imbalance of the autonomic nervous system can negatively impact health in a number of ways. AromaTouch Treatment helps to restore the body to a state of homeostasis (balance) and helps to address the physiological impact of stressors on the body. Wild Orange is used for its energizing and revitalizing properties while Peppermint relieves neck tension. 

Your first treatment includes an introduction to essential oils kit.

Take a step towards self care and book your AromaTouch Treatment today!

Sleep Naturally

‘Tis the season for Christmas tree cutting, yummy treat baking, and oodles of shopping! Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when people suffer from insomnia the most.  Whether we’re stressed about preparing for company or how we’re going to pay for all those gifts, the holidays can cause a lot of us to lose sleep.

Sleep plays a significant role in our overall health. In addition to not being able to focus, having a lack of energy, and experiencing irritability, sleep deprivation can have serious effects on our bodies. Inadequate sleep can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

Massage is a great natural treatment for insomnia. Research shows that massage can help the body release serotonin which is essential for the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates your daily sleep-wake cycles. Massage can also reduce stress, ease pain, lower blood pressure, relax muscles, and improve circulation. Incorporating essential oils such as doTERRA lavender or doTERRA Serenity into your massage can help promote relaxation,  a restful sleeping environment, lessen feelings of tension, and calm emotions. 

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