Time Out Tuesday’s

It’s time for me to try something new…apologies for the wind noise. This novice was enjoying her time out! 😊

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Customised Treatments

Customised Treatments

I love being able to customise a treatment to help clients get the most out of their sessions at Nautilus Dublin. Sometimes the focus is to relax and reduce stress levels. Other times, it’s to relieve muscle tightness, manage pain and improve flexibility.

One of today’s clients is training for the Dublin marathon and completed a VERY long run yesterday – 30km!

To help the body recover, I combined a Swedish massage targeting the legs, back, neck and shoulders with the use of specific essential oils. If you run, you may notice the tendency to raise your shoulders, which can cause tension in the back.  To help further encourage the recovery process, I also used an essential oil blend of lavender, lemongrass, rosemary and vetiver in an almond oil base.

These essential oils help relieve over-exertion with warming, pain relieving, anti-inflammatory properties and are especially effective when used during a massage.

If you’d like to learn more about the massage therapies we offer or our aromatherapy workshops, please do get in touch!

Jenny
http://www.NautilusDublin.com

Learn More About – Aromatherapy

Learn More About – Aromatherapy

Our very popular Aromatherapy for Home Use workshop is coming up again on Saturday, 25th of July, 10:30am-1pm, €35.

This will be an enjoyable & simple introduction to aromatherapy & essential oils, and you’ll learn: 

*what are essential oils

*most popular multi-purpose essential oils & their benefits

*how can you safely blend for home use: diffusers, inhalation, room sprays, bath/shower

*lots of useful tips for using aromatherapy at home!

We’ll spend time learning about different oils, how to blend them, and you’ll create 2 products to take home! Contact Nautilus on 01 534 0003 or NautilusDublin@gmail.com to book. (only 2 places left!)

Hay Fever and Seasonal Allergies

Hay Fever and Seasonal Allergies

Today we’re talking about summer ailments, particularly hay fever & seasonal allergies.

Did you know? Hay fever is an autoimmune system reaction to pollen. Popular advice is to eat local honey to help build up your body’s familiarity and resistance to the effects of local pollen.  Ideally, you’ll want to find pure, cold-filtered honey for the most benefits. Check out the amazing Hiveshare program at Brookfield Farm: http://www.brookfield.farm/pages/brookfield-farm-hiveshare

For the other tips below, we are recommending Soil Association certified products from Neal’s Yard Remedies who strongly believes, “Health is the most important thing to us. When formulating and making our products, we follow the precautionary principle – which means not using anything we believe could cause you, or the planet harm.”

Supplements are also an important treatment for hay fever.  Vitamin C helps boost the immune system.  The Neal’s Yard Remedies Super-Antioxidant Boost supplement protects us from free radical damage which may lower immune function and make us susceptible to hay fever.  Prices vary widely when it comes to supplements.  This is because of the filler material.  Many other capsules are coated in a material that won’t break down as it passes through the body & can pass entirely through the body without releasing any benefits.  Neal’s Yard Remedies supplements and vitamins are all plant based.  Their Vitamin C is Ester C based, which is slow release and much easier on the digestive system.

Also with hay fever, people often suffer from itchy eyes.  Again, Neal’s Yard Remedies has two amazing products which can help greatly, their White Tea Eye Gel and White Tea Facial Mist.  They have the Eyebright herb which stops the itching around the eye area. These are cooling products but can be kept in the fridge for that extra boost of cooling relief to further calm & ease the body’s inflammatory response.

For those who suffer with dry, itchy throats during allergy season, the Elderberry Syrup is great. It is high in Vitamin C and soothes the itchy dryness.  It has a fruit flavour, and you just need to add a little bit into a glass of water or other beverage.

The Summer Tea is also great for hay fever/allergy season.  You can enjoy it hot or cold and even add a teaspoon of your local honey! This also contains the Eyebright herb as well as nettle, which is anti-inflammatory.  It also has peppermint, which many people find cooling.

Use the aromatherapy blend “Cleanse” oil to help you breathe easier as it refreshes a room

Do you suffer from eczema or psoriasis and address these conditions through dietary means? If so, the Calendula or Stellaria Cream can be a great support.  The Calendula Cream is better suited for cracked, weepy skin and the Stellaria Cream is great for soothing itchy, red, unbroken skin.

If you’re interested in any of the products mentioned above, contact us on 01 534 0003 or via NautilusDublin@gmail.com. I’m off to brew a cup of Summer Tea for a bit of relief!

Cheers & sneezes,

Jenny

Aromatherapy Candles

Aromatherapy Candles

We currently have handcrafted soy wax aromatherapy candles in stock! There’s a range of gorgeous scents from essential oils & no artificial fragrances. Blends include:

* eucalyptus & frankincense to help you breathe easy

* rosemary & mint to help clear and focus the mind

* a woody/spicy blend of cinnamon, lemongrass and sandalwood, which has great antiseptic properties.

There are three sizes available in upcycled glass containers with the largest priced at only €5.

These custom blended candles were created by a fellow aromatherapist & they won’t be around for long. Contact us on 01 534 0003 or pop in to pick up yours!

Candles

Aromatherapy for Home Use

Aromatherapy for Home Use

Join us for an enjoyable & simple introduction to aromatherapy & essential oils where you’ll learn:

*what are essential oils
*some of the most popular multi-purpose essential oils & their benefits
*how can you safely blend for home use: diffusers/oil burners, inhalation, room sprays, bath/shower

We’ll spend time learning how to blend & experience the oils, and you’ll create 2 products to take home.

Date: Saturday, 28th March
Time: 10:30am-1pm
Cost: €35

Contact us on 01 534 0003 or NautilusDublin@gmail.com to book your spot as places are limited.

Seasonal Skincare

Seasonal Skincare

With the cold weather & stresses of the busy holiday season, are you worried your skin isn’t looking or feeling its best? Perhaps it’s time to come in for a rejuvenating facial or revamp your at-home skincare routine?

We use the Neal’s Yard Remedies range of products and highly recommend their Frankincense range during this time of the year. All Neal’s Yard Remedies products are designed to enhance your beauty by enhancing your health from the inside with natural remedies and from the outside with effective organic skincare formulations and pure essential oils. We believe in total well-being.

Frankincense Facial Wash: “Gently cleanses leaving skin fresh and radiant skin. With rejuvenating frankincense and nourishing oils of apricot and jojoba to gently cleanse without drying.”

Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist: “A revitalising mist with the aroma-therapeutic benefits of frankincense oil – combining its toning and rejuvenating properties for the skin with its calming effect on the senses. A light refreshing blend of fragrant and toning essential oils, anti-oxidant and collagen stimulating herbal extracts, combined with moisture boosting hyaluronic acid.”

Frankincense Hydrating Cream: “A rich blend of vitamin and nutrient rich oils nourish and protect the skin, combined with toning essential oils of frankincense and myrrh. With functional herbal extracts to stimulate the production of collagen, the cream acts to smooth and soften the skin. It helps prevent moisture loss and supports the skin’s natural defences from every day stresses such as weather, air conditioning, the effects of pollution, all of which can have a detrimental effect on our skin.”

Frankincense Eye & Lip SerumFirming, Lifting, Reduces appearance of dark circles and puffiness”

Chamomile Immune Booster Massage

Chamomile Immune Booster Massage

As the weather changes & we all get busy in the run up to the holiday season, it’s important to look after yourself so that you can continue to look after everyone else. Book in for this 60min Immune Boosting/Stress Busting treatment for only €55.

Chamomile’s healing properties & relaxing aroma will help all your tension melt away.

Ancient Egyptians believed that the chamomile herb could battle illness & remedy physical discomfort. Since then, Chamomile has been proven to stimulate white blood cell production & build the immune system.

This therapeutic treatment can help relieve headaches, earaches & insomnia. Feel joint & muscle pain and arthritis aches ease.

This calming experience will wash away anger, irritability, restlessness & impatience and leave you with a rejuvenated body, clear head, and ready to face this busy time of year.