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Essential Oils - Peppermint
In sports therapy we are not quite as relaxing as they are over in the Aromatherapy department. But we do appreciate the benefits of essential oils. Mike uses a special blend of oils that produce a muscle relaxing, pain reducing, restorative effect.
Following on from last episode's article on AllSpice, another ingredient in Mike's 'secret' pain relieving combination is Peppermint.
Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. Clinically speaking, peppermint oil is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits and soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon because of its ability to reduce muscle spasms.
Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It’s also mentioned in Greek mythology the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come.
The health benefits of peppermint oil as well as peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.
In future letters I will describe the other contents in Mike’s Sports Therapy Oil.
Exciting New Service at Sports Relief Clinic in Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff.
We are very proud to announce a new service in Mike's Cardiff practice - individualised Fat-Loss Nutritional Coaching. Based on the concepts of Metabolic Fitness - that ensures you are moving and eating to optimise your body's hormones - you will be talked through up to 5 sessions of expert fitness and nutritional counseling.
If weight-loss classes have not worked for you, and you wondered what was missing (after all you could weight yourself at home for free, right?) , well here;'s what's missing.
Sound professional, individual practical techniques and coping strategies to deal with conflicting emotions.
Your first consultation is just a chat where we asses the programme's suitability for you - and vice versa! - before you decide if you want to commit to the full benefits.
Reply to this e mail to ask me any questions.
Why are we talking about this in February? Why not! They should last the whole year, shouldn't they? How are yours going?
New Year's Resolutions.
Maybe you've promised yourself some serious fitness or nutritional changes. How's it working out for you so far? Do you need some professional advise just to get those strategies back on track?
If so you know where to come! Yours truly may just be able to you with that sort of thing! He has plenty of experience in that area, you know?
If all that seems a bit too ambitious, there are other ways of being nice to your body. For example, you could treat yourself to an invigorating deep tissue massage to help with all thoe aches and pains that we all seem to get these days.
Also check out the Special Offers page here.
Don't forget about our Gift Vouchers. You can buy any quantity you want and we can send then electronically if you prefer. See our prices page for ideas.