Welcome to my life changing journey of essential oils and natural health care.
It was about 8 years ago now I decided to take a plunge and go to school for Therapeutic Massage and Integrated Health Care. This was the turning point in my life in so many ways. I acquired more knowledge and skills that I never even knew existed about the body and natural health care within this two year program, and there is always so much more to learn.
One of my good buddies in class always came in smelling so delicious! We all gravitated to her and were wondering what she was using. The aroma just stimulated us in such a positive way. It was at that point she pulled out her Young Living Essential Oils. We loved them! Once we tried the oils we always asked this friend if she had them each day. I swear it was Clarity and Brain Power blends that got us through our program! I was just amazing on how these oils felt in and on my body. It wasn't long after that I decided to become apart of the YoungLiving Family and get my own membership.
Through the program of Therapeutic Massage we learned a lot about the body, to every bone, muscle and every other system that runs through our bodies. It really is mind blowing. We not only learned how to therapeutically massage a person, but learned how the body functions. We also learned about other integrated health care practices, such as macrobiotic diets and nutrition, chiropractic care, acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, biofield therapies, aromatherapy and so much more.
I loved most about this program is learning that "our bodies are NOT broken, diseased, or doomed". Our bodies merely get IMBALANCED.
Whewww!! Now that is a weight off my chest! "Soo all this time I just needed to see where I was out of balance and counter act it? Wow!!"
Being an athlete my whole life and dealing with certain health complications getting a new perspective on health care was seriously a life saver. I was able to bring my body back into balance. All I needed to do was understand how to SUPPORT my bodies natural systems to ENHANCE my health and well-being! It gave me hope to heal, and it did! So through my massage journey stimulated a whole new world to me that I can honestly say today I have brought my body back to balance; naturally.
**Although, to understand this we have to understand 1 thing first; Our bodies have a natural ability to heal itself (It is just what that body does; The body has your best Interest and wants to keep you functioning; Which is pretty amazing!) Our bodies are self functioning, but it is a machine that needs to be taken care of and properly nourished. When done so, the body will function at an optimal level. When our bodies are not taken care of they become IMBALANCED and stop functioning properly. Plain and Simple.
Now, Essential Oils are such a special category to this aspect. It is through using EO that we can Help SUPPORT our bodies natural systems. I never realized the true power of plants until I was able to use them on myself and marinate my clients everyday with YoungLiving Oils. It is through this journey where I truly started to see not only my own body functions supported, but of my clients too.
So what are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are plants~ They are the oil that is extracted from the plant- This oil acts as the plants blood system that carries all of its nutrients. The oil of the plant works as the plants own immune system. As a plant can not call up a doctor when it gets sick or an intruder invades, nature has designed plants to be able to protect itself. (Again, so Fascinating!)
I am a firm believer that God & Nature has provided us all the resources we need and essential oils are just going back to the original source!
It is the Young Living Passion that I am ever so grateful for and the creator and founder Gary Young for producing a product for us that has a an integrity, purity and quality with every step that they take. That is our Seed to Seal standard process, so at the end of the day I know that the oil I'm using on myself and my clients is SAFE, PURE, and POTENT to create therapeutic results. <3