February means back to reality and often back to stress

This time of the year is often stressful and busy. The holiday period is over, kids are back to school and work is back to full time. It is often a time when people feel stressed about the year ahead and kids are having trouble settling into a new school routine.

Stress is one of the risk factors for developing several mental and physical disorders. Aromatherapy can help in many ways to help you manage the stress within your daily routines. Many studies demonstrate the stress-suppressing effect of certain essential oils. Studies measure vital stress response signs such as body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate to evaluate the nerve activity and the concentration of stress hormones.

How does aromatherapy help with stress?

Aromatherapy has an immediate impact on our sense of smell, also known as "olfaction". When essential oils are inhaled, olfactory receptor cells in the nose are stimulated and the impulse is transmitted to the emotional centre of the brain, or "limbic system" (this is a very rapid response). The limbic system is connected to areas of the brain linked to memory, breathing, blood circulation, as well as the endocrine glands which regulate hormone levels in the body and importantly your stress response. The properties of the oil (the chemical constituents), and the fragrance determine the stimulation and response of these systems.

Dolphin Clinic Stress Less essential oil blend contains essential oils that work synergistically to help manage your stress response and create a sense of calm. Use Stress Less in a Vaporiser or Diffuser to help you wind down after a busy day.

A key component in coping with stress is getting enough sleep. Use Dolphin Clinic Tranquil Sleep as part of your night time routine. Use in a vaporiser or diffuser or put a few drops on a tissue by your pillow.

Finally to make your feel amazing and help manage your stress levels throughout the day use the Dolphin Clinic Relaxing Massage and Body Oil. This calming and relaxing oil works through your olfactory (smell) system as well as being absorbed directly through the skin into your blood stream.



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