Are you suffering from chest congestion? Is it because of these darn seasonal allergies or a respiratory infection? Well luckily here at Sure Cure we have just the thing for you!! We offer a Respiratory Massage where the massage therapist has you deeply inhale eucalyptus essential oils while using the tapotement method on your back. This method is used to help loosen the phlegm and allow you be able to breath much better.
There are so many fantastic benefits of Eucalyptus Oil:
- Treats asthma and other respiratory problems
- Treats lice and skin infections
- Helps control blood sugar
- Effective in lowering joint and muscle pain
- Promotes faster healing of wounds, cuts and sores
- Effective against dental cavities
- Clears lungs and reduces inflammation
- Stimulates mental activity and aids in treating stress
Before we go any further, lets learn a bit of its history so we can fully understand its benefits. Organic Facts states that the oil is obtained from fresh leaves of the eucalyptus tree. The oil is colorless yet has a very distinctive taste and odor. Eucalyptus is native to Australia however many countries and cultures over the centuries have begun to use it as well.
According to Organic Facts, Eucalyptus is effective in treating respiratory tract infections including cold, cough, running nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis. There was a study published by Current Microbiology which provided research on the ability of eucalyptus to inhibit bacteria such as S. pneumonia, H. influenza, and parainfluenza.
Eucalyptus helps with anti-inflammatory conditions that can help those who suffer from asthma. For an at home treatment you can mix 1-3 drops of this oil into any type of carrier oil such as coconut oil and massage it onto your chest and allow the eucalyptus to work its magic. The oils will help calm the throat and dilate the blood vessels which as a result increases oxygen flow to the lungs and helps restore normal breathing.
Another at home treatment which has been proven to work would be eucalyptus oil added to hot water which you would use for steam inhalation. The properties of menthol and eucalyptus as very similar which acts as a receptor in the nasal mucous membranes which as a result lessens the symptoms of nasal stuffiness.
Come in and try out the respiratory massage we offer!