What is chronic fatigue?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue (exhaustion) that affects everyday life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest.
CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis or SEID (systemic exertion intolerance disease)
It's not known exactly what causes CFS.
It's estimated around 250,000 people in the UK have CFS.
Muscular pain, joint pain & severe headaches
Poor short-term memory/concentration, & difficulty organising thoughts or finding the right words ("brain fog")
Sleeping problems, such as insomnia and feeling that sleep isn't refreshing as well as sensitivity or intolerance to light & loud noise
Psychological difficulties, such as depression, irritability and panic attacks
The cause can be very different for each person.
Sweet basil is a general tonic to the whole body. It is antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, a nervous system regulator and a decongestant.
Martins et al. (1999) reported that basil oil is beneficial for the alleviation of mental fatigue
High Linalol content which is an uplifting component.
Muscular pain & Headaches
Sweet Marjoram helps to stimulate circulation and is antispasmodic due to 50% alcohol content.
The 40% terpenes also stimulate and give analgesic properties.
Marjoram has an impressive effect for the good on many mental and emotional conditions.
Poor Concentration / Clarity
Rosemary has been shown to help with concentration.
Some scholars now say that using one drop of the essential oil every day on the wrists will help prevent senility.
Mojay refers to it as an excellent tonic for the body's yang energy
Ylang Ylang is incredibly sedative, it is used to control hyper-activity in children and for insomnia, frigidity & stress.
Made up of sesquiterpenes which are balancing and calming.
Its renowned for
Calming the mind
Treating nervous depression
Expelling feelings of anger & frustration
According to Mojay Chamomile provides calming control and easy acceptance.
Chamomile oil helps to relieve build up of tension in the solar plexus
Has anti inflammatory properties, comforts the soul and is soothing to the spirit
Massage is one of the most recommended types of alternative therapies to treat the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
It’s a good option for patients with CFS who are not well enough to exercise because physical manipulations of the skin and muscles help promote good circulation.
Teach your clients how to massage their solar plexus points.
To ease stress and muscle pain:
5 drops Lavender
4 drops Petitgrain
2-3 drops Frankincense
In 50ml Carrier Oil
To help acceptance, fatigue and emotions:
5 drops Basil
5 Drops Ylang Ylang
2 - 3 drops Chamomile
In 50ml Carrier Oil
Very low dilutions of essential oil have a very therapeutic effect on the mind. Stress and emotional problems seem to respond to a low dilution.
A higher percentage of essential oil in a remedy, is more effective for treating physical problems such as a bruise or sprained ankle.