Are you under constant pressure and stress?

Incidents like being late for work, being unable to find your keys, a fight with your spouse, your child being sick, losing your job, losing a loved one and trying to avoid a car accident on the freeway can have a negative effect on your body.

When a person endures intense or prolonged stress, the body reacts negatively by overworking the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are two small glands that sit on top of the kidneys.

These glands, also known as “stress glands” house several hormones that regulate different functions in the body – from handling stress, producing energy, digesting food, sleeping, maintaining normal moods and weight, menstrual cycles, fertility, sex drive and even handling pain   These glands also evoke the “fight or fight” response, which is the body’s reaction to any perceived threat, danger, change or stressful experience a person has to “survive” or overcome. When the brain perceives a threat, it activates an internal alarm system that trips this “fight or flight’ response.  Cortisol is released in response to this fight or flight response.

Excess levels of cortisol negatively affect the immune system, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and other functions in the body and ultimately wrecks havoc on your health. Eventually chronic stress and excess levels of cortisol in the body can render the adrenal glands unable to keep up with the pace and demands of the “fight or flight” response, which is also known as “adrenal fatigue” , Aromatherapy to the rescue!!!

A blend of essential oils of spruce, pine and rosemary in a carrier oil of  grapeseed oil can be massaged over the lower back for energy

Take an aromatic bath with a  blend of nutmeg, lavender, sweet orange and valerian before bed to help you get a good night’s sleep

Essential oils of lemon, basil and clary sage can be diffused at your workstation or in your home to help your concentration

Founder & Clinical Aromatherapist Linda-Anne Kahn is happy to create a custom blend to strengthen your adrenal glands. Book an 80-minute Clinical Aromatherapy session with Linda-Anne and receive a consultation, oil blend, lymph massage, reflexology and guided imagery.