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Aromatherapy to the rescue for flu

There are many identified and unidentified viruses which are given the name ‘flu. Viral attacks that involve fever, tiredness, coughs, colds, muscular pain and exhaustion are all likely to be given this label. When you feel the onset of flu, treatment needs to be quick; aimed at raising immunity levels as well as combating the virus.

If you are shivery and cold, and feel that you have the onset of something more, take a warm bath to which you should add the following oils : Tea tree 5 drops, Lavender 2 drops and Thyme 2 drops. Just lie back, inhale the steamy vapours and soothe away the discomfort. After your bath massage your whole body with a blend of the following oils:  Tea tree 2 drops and Eucalyptus 3 drops diluted in 1 tablespoon of olive oil or sweet almond oil – and then off to bed.

For chest congestion, a steam inhalation treatment prepared with basil, pine, and/ or tea tree oil can help to clear mucus and ease breathing. For nasal congestion, add a couple of drops of Eucalyptus to a tissue and place beside you on the pillow; you will soon find your airways clearing.

To keep your bedroom free from airborne infections, add 2 of drops of Tea tree and 2 drops of Lavender to the water reservoir of a diffuser, light a tea light and allow to burn for an hour or so. Fumigate the house with oils to help prevent the spread of flu. Put 2-3 drops on a tissue and place on a radiator to evaporate or add 10 drops of essential oils to a small plant spray filled with water. Spray the room frequently.

GREEN ROOM AROMATHERAPY TREATMENTS boost the immune system, helping our body to fight a viral attack. Aromatherapy is an ancient therapeutic treatment that enhances wellbeing, relieves stress and assists in rejuvenation and regeneration of the human body.

GREEN ROOM   treatments are individually tailored to suit your own needs combining a massage designed to restore balance and harmony to body and mind.  Terri Green is an experienced, fully qualified aromatherapist, registered with the International Federation of Aromatherapists www.ifaroma.org

Green Room is open daily; tucked away in the Yard in Wilson Street, just behind The Green in Winchmore Hill N21. It is well worth visiting. 0203 232 1036 

www.greenroom-wellness.co.uk email: [email protected]

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