Miraculous Sesame Oil

I was asked today, what I did to my hair to make it shiny, soft and healthy-looking. It’s so easy, I said, I just spoiled myself with a scalp and hair massage using THE OIL, Sesame Oil!

Miraculous Sesame Oil

Miraculous Sesame Oil

Sesame oil dates back to 600 B.C. when it was a commodity in Assyria as a luxury cooking oil. The Assyrians also used the oil for medicinal purposes. Because of its high price, it was seen as a status symbol. Assyrian legends told that when the Earth was formed, the oil of the sesame served as the wine of the gods. Evidence of sesame oil use is also found in ancient India, where it was considered sacred and utilized in Hindu rituals. Sesame seeds and oil did not arrive in the United States until the late 17th century.

Sesame seed oil massage is a natural technique to detoxify our body. In Ayurveda, it is known as Abhyanga for treating several chronic diseases like diabetes, hepatitis, and migraine. . Sesame oil massage promotes softness and luster of the skin, lubricates the muscles, tissues and joints and increases flexibility. A regular routine of this massage is believed to make one strong, and diminish the effects of aging. It helps increase the body’s capacity to handle strenuous work and healing after injury. Research studies on the healing properties of sesame oil massage have documented that it decreases stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. It reduces anxiety, depression and pain. The National Cancer Institute recommends this massage for alleviation the pain of cancer patients.

In an experiment at the Maharishi International College in Fairfield, Iowa, students rinsed their mouths with Sesame seed oil, resulting in an 85% reduction in the bacteria which causes gingivitis and helps with the overall health of teeth and gums. As nose drops, sniffed back into the sinuses, seed oil has cured chronic sinusitis. As a throat gargle, it is known to kill strep and other common cold bacteria’s.

Rubbing the skin with sesame oil will relax the skin and provide a soothing touch. Massaging the scalp with sesame oil keeps it nourished and free from bacterial and fungal infections and dandruff.

Sesame oil massage not only keeps the skin nourished and the hair luxurious but also helps to strengthen the joints. Osteoporosis and arthritis are major disorders that afflict the elderly, which gradually leads to the degeneration of the bones and joints. These also cause excruciating pain.  Regular massage with this oil can reduce the pain and provide relief. Sesame oil can also be used to treat minor cuts, abrasions and scrapes.

Self-Massage step by step:

  1. Begin by gently warming the oil in hot water.
  2. Pour some warm oil into your palm and vigorously work it into your scalp and hair, using your fingertips in small circular strokes.
  3. Move to your face and ears, massaging more gently, but also in small circular movements.
  4. Using an open hand to create friction, massage both the front and back of the neck.
  5. Vigorously massage your arms, using a circular motion at the shoulders and elbows, and back-and-forth motions on the upper arms and forearms.
  6. When massaging your chest and stomach, use a gentle circular motion and a straight up-and-down motion over the breastbone.
  7. After applying a bit of oil to both hands, gently reach around to the back and spine and massage them as well as you can without straining.
  8. Vigorously massage your legs as you did your arms, using circular motions at the ankles and knees, back-and-forth motions on the long parts.
  9. After massaging your legs, spend extra time on your feet. Using the open part of your hand, massage vigorously back and forth over the soles of the feet.
  10. Keeping a thin, almost imperceptible film of oil on the body is considered very beneficial for toning the skin and warming the muscles throughout the day.

Spoil yourself! Enjoy! Namaste!

 

The Skin won’t hide your emotions…..

Since I’m offering Ayurveda Massage, I’m shocked how many people have eczema and rashes.
I’m also surprised how many people are holding back and hiding their emotions.

The Skin is our largest organ. It’s where our inside meets the outside. A defence against the external world, but it’s also a way to explore new sensations and to caress what we find desirable.

Because mind and skin are intimately connected, many alternative health practitioner are encouraging people to use mind-body relaxation and stress-reduction methods in addition to conventional medicines when dealing with skin problems. As an organ of touch, temperature and pain sensation, and as an erogenous zone, the skin has great psychological importance at all ages. It is an organ of emotional expression and a site for the discharge of anxiety. Your skin can reflect and reveal your emotional states, such as embarrassment, lust, fear and anger.

What are some of psycho-emotional causes for skin diseases?

– Not loving and accepting oneself for who you are
– Not protecting your individuality
– Not being capable of putting up boundaries (family, relationships) / saying “NO” and speaking up for oneself
– Anxiety, Anger, Guilt, Shame and Frustration in several areas of life
– Old “buried” things / family secrets that come to surface
– Immature way of getting attention (Louise Hay about rashes)

To heal psychologically means to transform your anger back to joy, your impatience back to patience, your intolerance back to tolerance, your resentments back to forgiveness and your hate back to love.

In order to deal with your daily stresses that also go “under the skin” you have to change your way of living with daily self-care:

– Get regular exercise. It’s good for your skin and the rest of your body.
– Take time for yourself to do something you enjoy, even if you only have ten minutes.
– Take a walk and be ALONE only with yourself! Get into loving contact with yourself!
– Practice stress management techniques, such as breathing exercises or Qigong.
– Get enough sleep. Seven to eight hours each night is ideal.
– Say no. It’s OK to set limits and boundaries to lower your stress.
– Talk to someone. Seek support from a professional therapist!

Under your skin you cannot run away!

Namaste!

Give yourself a bouquet of roses - give yourself some love and forgiving!

Give yourself a bouquet of roses – give yourself some love and forgiving!

World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day 2013

WTCQD founded by Bill Douglas 1999

WTCQD founded by Bill Douglas 1999

EVERYONE WELCOME! ENJOY FREE DEMONSTRATIONS! LET’S CELEBRATE THE GLOBAL WAVE OF HEALING ENERGY!

On the last Saturday of April the world is invited to join in on mass Tai Chi and Qigong teachings and exhibitions held in over 70 nations. This educational event, founded by Bill Douglas, brings people together across ethnic, cultural, religious, and geopolitical borders in a celebration of personal and global health and healing. The goal is to inform hundreds of millions worldwide of the dramatic health benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong at a time when 70% of all illness is due to stress, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Our motto is “One World… One Breath.”

Harvard Health Publication has called Tai Chi and Qi Giong “moving medication/meditation” for all the myriad health issues it has been proven to help with. Both energy healing techniques can boost immune function by 50%; increase brain size; reduce depression and anxiety; reduce or eliminate chronic pain issues; dramatically improve balance, dexterity, and sports performance, prevent colds and flu; lower high blood pressure and blood sugar levels; reduce ADHD symptoms; improve sleep; and much more.

Visit: www.WorldTaiChiDay.org for global event information

Hosted by Elkhorn Resort Spa & Conference Centre

Presented by Monika Marguerite Lux (Double M Ranch Centre for Counselling & Energy Healing) Solstice Spa Service Provider for Energy Healing Treatments

Date:          Saturday, April 27th 2013

2:00pm      Welcome Speech and Presentation of the Proclamation issued by Jim Rondeau, Minister of Healthy Living

Speaker: Monika Marguerite Lux (Qi Gong Instructor)

2:30pm      Qi Gong exercises for everyone.

– 4:00pm   (Dress for the weather, as we’ll be outside!)

Watch the following videos from Monika about Qi Gong:

What’s Qi Gong:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhnBq8BClMk

Office Qi Gong:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fghKaCjU_lQ

Qi Gong for Insomnia:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruqCf9VJMsA

Simple Qi Gong Exercise for everyday:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc_2aEhE2ZY

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WTCQD:   https://www.facebook.com/events/512391082164564/?fref=ts

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