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Sound Body News- December

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! As we move into the holidays and new year, it’s important to take care of our bodies, even when we’re busy Christmas shopping.

This is my absolute favorite time of year for diffusing essential oils, because many of our favorite holiday scents can also support our health. To get you in the holiday spirit, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite essential oils for this time of year*.

Peppermint:

This one may seem obvious, drawing visions of candy canes and peppermint bark, but peppermint is a versatile essential oil that’s a great addition to your home medicine cabinet. I find it best when diffused for increased focus and an uplifting energy. It’s also very effective when massaged into the neck, shoulders, or temples to relieve tension and headaches (1,2,3). I think it smells best when mixed with lavender, lemon, or grapefruit.

Cinnamon/ Cassia:

Cinnamon can be used as a warming oil and mood booster. When cinnamondiffused, it increases motivation and eases the mind. If taken orally, it promotes circulation and healthy cardiovascular function, and improves the immune system (3,4). Note: You do not have to consume oils to get a benefit, but if you are going to take essential oils orally, remember that a little goes a long way, and you MUST get oils from a company that you trust and support; one that makes the highest quality oils.

Siberian Fir:

My favorite of all the holiday oils, because it reminds me of a Christmas tree. When diffused, Siberian Fir is soothing, calming, and creates feelings of stability and empowerment (3). It’s comforting and diffuses great into a warm shower. Right now, my go to Christmas blend contains Siberian or Douglas fir, lemon, and juniper berry.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Snow Troubles?

skiSki season has started and the mountains are calling! Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, there are a few things we can do to help keep you on your toes this season. Ski sports require that your spine is flexible, strong, and can provide shock absorption for the rest of your body. Chiropractic adjustments keep your spine moving and your discs healthy, so you can get air (and land) without injury. Specific adjustments and soft tissue therapy can be used for your feet, ankles, knees, and hips so they are able to support you all day.

Extra Tip: Custom orthotics can be particularly helpful for supporting your feet in your boots. Remember, they can take about 4 weeks to make, so call the office for an appointment to get yours fitted today!

Upcoming Events:

Holiday Hours:

The office will be closed December 24, 3018- December 28, 2018.

New Years Eve: Open 9-1 By Appointment

New Years Day: Open 11-2 By Appointment

Up Next: In January we’ll be releasing specials on cleanses as part of a New Year Reset. Keep an eye on your email for more details as we get closer to the New Year!

Red Cross Certification:

Adult and Pediatric CPR, First Aid, AED will be taught on Saturday, December 15, 2018, and Red Cross’s new Babysitters Training is scheduled for December 16, 2018. Class space is limited, so be sure to email drsara@soundbodychiropractic.com or call us to reserve your spot.

 

1. Snyder, M. (2017). Smart Mom's Guide to Essential Oils. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press.
2. Fritz, S. (2015). Essential oil for pregnancy, birth and babies. Kindle 2nd. Arizona: Gently Born Publications.
3. Doterra Holdings. (2017). The Doterra Essentials. Pleasant Grove, UT.
4. Harding, J. (2010). The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-being. Watkins Pub.

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