Since, well forever, our moon cycle is a time for our body to heal and reset. And though it would be more than ideal if we could take a few days off from life and let our bodies do their thing, life tends to get in the way.
But this shouldn't stop us from giving ourselves a little extra TLC this time of the month. Giving ourselves proper healing attention at this time can help us stay healthy and balanced throughout the month.
Eating right, such as iron rich foods, staying hydrated and cutting back on the caffeine are some dietary ways you can help during this time.
Menstrual and yin yoga practices can be very beneficial. Yoga is great for calming the mind and relaxing as well as the gentle stretching helps in lengthening the muscles alleviating back tension and pain.
Essential oils are also great tools for holistic health. And of course there are some amazing options for women when our ruby slippers arrive.
Lavender: an oil we should just always have on hand for it’s seemingly endless list of benefits. These everyday benefits are just as useful on these days. From its stress relieving and deep relaxation effects, the assist in hormone balance and of course pain relief.
Fennel: a great oil for women in a few ways, here its pain relief benefits really shine through
Clary Sage: helps with the balance and production of menstrual hormones like estrogen. It has also shown to assist in stress relief
Rose: great for balancing hormones and even alleviating symptoms of fatigue.
Heat is a great way to melt mental and physical tension away. Use a heating pad, hot water bottle, or even better, take a hot bath and add a few drops of the above essential oils to really maximize your healing time!
And lastly, maybe one of the best things you could do is get a massage. Massage therapy can reduce swelling and muscle tension alleviating lower back pain and cramping. Massage helps your body in it’s own natural healing processes; with things like hormone balance, increased circulation, and increasing relaxation.
So next time the moon is in your orbit, take time to heal and help yourself. And book a Moon Cycle Massage with The Wellness Nook!