What you’ll need:
Ceramic bowl for soaking your hands
Hot water and or cold water
Essential oils of your choice
Himalayan pink crystal salt
Carrier oil/s of your choice
Cream (for post soaking)
Nail clippers etc.
Wear a short sleeve top.
Our organs of action and extensions of the heart. The HANDS! My greatest tool are my hands.
As a massage therapist and Yoga practitioner, it is imperative that I keep my hands in tip top shape. My hands need to be strong and in the best possible state, everyday!
I’m recovering from an injury that took me out of work-catching my dominant hand in a client’s gate! Very ouch! Fast forward 3 weeks, at this time of self isolation, it’s the perfect time to share a self love ritual I practice to help the healing along, giving my hands the TLC they need.
How are your hands today? How do they feel and look? When last did you give some TLC to your hands? I’m sure you will love this ritual. Adapt as necessary for yourself.
The Hand Love Ritual
Place all items to hand. Make sure you have exposed the hands and arms…
Boil the water, and have a separate bottle of cold water to hand, so you can regulate the water temperate.
Add a total of 9 (or less) drops of desired essential oil/s (today I’m using Lavender for healing and cleansing, Ginger for circulation, grounding and warmth, Rose Geranium for a homeostatic lift) into the bowel along with salt (use as much as you wish) and then add desired amount of oil (today I’m blending Cannabis oil (CBD) with Shea Butter (unrefined)). Then pour the hot water into the bowl, adding cold water afterwards as desired temperature is reached. Enjoy the aroma and therapeutic effects of the oils when pouring the hot water into the bowl, breathing into your nostrils. Soak hands until desired effect (or up to when your hands get wrinkly). Intuitively massage your hands during the soak. When finished soaking, rub your hands up and down the forearms and around the elbows, rubbing any excess oils into the exposed area of the arm. Dry your hands if necessary and pamper them by giving your hands a good manicure. After that, rub desired cream into your hands (if necessary) (today I’m using Arnica cream from Helios Pharmacy to aid healing). Now rest your hands and give thanks for them! Enjoy the feeling of all the TLC given to your hands!