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BENEFITS OF MASSAGE DURING WINTER

Now that it is winter, your body needs some extra love. With the cold and chilly weather outside, if you tend to stay indoors more and fight the chills sipping a hot beverage, consider adding a soothing massage to your winter regimen. Perhaps you don’t think massage is for you and that it won’t be helpful enough in keeping yourself warm or maybe it’s just a luxury. Well, It’s more than a luxury. Here are some of the benefits of treating yourself with a massage which will not only keep your body toned and healthy but will also give it a tremendous boost during this chilly season.

  1. Helps in circulation

The results of massage are more than just outer beauty. Especially during winter season, when circulation and metabolism may be slower, massaging your body can help enhancing the blood flow thereby naturally improving the body function. Increased blood circulation means that you’re less likely to feel cold during the winter.

  1. Dry skin

Our skin becomes dry and flaky during winter. Massaging your body with appropriate oils will help to moisturise the skin. It will not only add moisture but will also exfoliate removing the dead skin. So, indulge yourself in relaxing massages throughout the winter to keep your skin nourished and healthy.

  1. Reduces seasonal aches and pain

The arrival of winter can be tormenting for those with chronic body pain. Cold temperatures may cause the muscles to contract and tighten. Massaging relaxes the rigid muscles promoting a sense of pleasure and comfort to your body.

  1. Boosts your immunity

Massage therapy helps to boost your immune system and fight of viruses by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells.” Adding a massage therapy to your daily routine can give your immune system the additional care and support it requires to stay fit during the winter season.

So, opt from a variety of natural massage oils suiting your needs only on Natural Mantra and pamper yourself with a relaxing and soothing massage this winter season. Shop now at http://bit.ly/2BdQt3S

 

Rustic Art – Divine Massage Oil – 200 ml

The oil is effective in the treatment of painful muscles and jointscommon cold, cough, congestion, headache.

 

Soulflower Sandalwood Aroma Massage Oil – 90 ml

Sandalwood massage oil is beneficial to those who are suffering from urinary tract infections, cough, sore throat, asthma & bronchitis. Sandalwood Improves circulation and assists in the removal of toxins.

Pure Naturals – Timeless After Bath Massage Oil-50-ml

 It nourishes and moisturizes the skin leaving it supple & revitalized.

TVAM Body Massage Oil Lavender 190ml

Prevents dryness of skin, improves blood circulation and tones the body. Regular use of this oil leads to a beautiful and glowing skin.

 

 


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Headaches: causes and solutions

There’s nothing worse than a headache – except not knowing what’s causing it! The reasons for your headache can range from lifestyle factors to medical conditions that manifest in the form of headaches. As with any ailment, understanding why it’s happening can help you manage it better.

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Look to your lifestyle

Don’t worry every time you are struck by a headache; some of the causes are simply lifestyle factors that you can change with a few tweaks to your habits. The following are a few factors that could be causing that ache:

  • Drinking too much and too often
  • A radical change in your sleep cycle

  • Skipping meals

  • Excessive amounts of stress

  • Environmental stimuli such as exposure to tobacco smoke or pollution

  • A strained back, caused by poor posture

  • Eye strain because of reading for prolonged periods without a break

  • Nutritional deficiencies and dehydration

Conditions that cause a headache

Apart from these lifestyle factors, medical conditions also play an important role. Inflammation-based conditions, especially sinusitis (which is an inflammation of your sinuses), is a common reason for headaches. Other medical problems that lead to headaches include the flu and common cold.

Solve it!

There are several ways to avoid getting a headache. There are various natural remedies that you can use to cure them instead of resorting to medication. Avoid drinking alcohol excessively, follow a set sleep schedule and ensure that your diet is balanced. What you eat is as important as when you eat. Ensure that you get enough of magnesium, folate and vitamin B-9 to avoid suffering from diet related headaches. Reduce stress by practising yoga and meditation and try to avoid pollution as much as you can. Remember that poor posture and reading for long periods will cause headaches.

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If your headache has been caused by an inflammatory disease, herbal remedies can help. Tulsi (drink a mixture of tulsi leaves and ginger pieces in hot water) has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps reduce stress. Guduchi is another great herb that helps treat headaches caused by sinusitis. Piper longum (Indian long pepper) on the other hand, can help with headaches that are caused because of stress and travelling.

If you’re looking for a natural remedy for your headaches, turn to turmeric. Its anti-inflammatory properties and vitamin content help to deal with headaches caused because of viral infections such as the flu or a cold. Another remedy you can follow is drinking chamomile tea, as that makes you more likely to sleep, helping to restore equilibrium in your system.


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How essential are Essential Oils to your Life?

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What are Essential Oils?

First off, they are not really ‘Oils’!  They are in fact the natural, distilled essence of plants that contain fragrant elements. Plus, they are not even ‘oily’! They are called ‘essential’ because they contain the unique fragrance of the plant they are taken from.

What is most attractive about essential oils, apart from their very obvious perfume, is that they are possibly the most potent source of natural medicinal inputs your medicine cabinet can have! They are also used in cosmetics & foods, but that’s another story.

As a firm believer in holistic living and a healthy lifestyle, you would really benefit from getting to know more about these ‘oils’.

Let’s look at some popular Essential Oils & their Uses

Natural Essential Oils are refreshing and fragrant. They are known to support the respiratory system and to soothe muscles after exercise. Used in potpourris, diffusers or in bath water, they also stimulate the brain and reduce stress and fatigue.

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Lavender Oil is used in perfume and in aromatherapy. It has a calming effect which aids in relaxation and is good in the treatment of respiratory infection.

Used in aromatherapy, Rose Oil has healing properties that include decreasing of blood pressure and breathing rate, which is good for stress and anxiety relief.

The exotic and sweet Jasmine Oil is great for a number of health uses including childbirth, depression, respiration and fertility!

Rosemary Oil is used in perfumes, as food flavoring and improves memory.

Its use as a tonic, tranquilizer and digestive aid makes Cinnamon Oil a very popular essential oil.

Frankincense Oil is a very healing essential oil used for depression, infection and to boost the immune system.

Peppermint Oil is a fresh boost to use in alleviating indigestion, colds, stress, headaches, low energy levels and sore muscles.

The strong, sweet, woody scented Eucalyptus Oil is used in antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties uses.

As you can see, the uses of Essential Oils are many. They certainly make life much more painless and easier. If you do not have a good range of essential oil based products in your medicine chest, it’s time you looked to Natural Mantra’s treasure trove.

Check out our wide array of offerings – 15 different brands and over a 100 essential oil offerings & aroma candles at www.naturalmantra.com/!

Healthy Shopping!

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GO GREEN, STAY SAFE WITH CHIC ORGANIC CLOTHING!!!

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Why is Organic clothing the fashion rage the world over?! India, as the original fashion capital of the world (remember, mere mortals from the world over braved the high seas to reach India for her silks and cottons!!!) – leads in contemporary Organic Fashion – Clothing & Accessories, for men & women!!!

What is Organic Clothing? 

Organic clothing is made of all-natural, non-synthetic materials and is a part of the organic agriculture movement. This emphasizes farming and processing that work with nature and help minimize air, soil and water pollution. Organic clothing materials come from plants that have not been radiated, genetically modified or treated with synthetic or chemical pesticides.  Organic fabrics like cotton, wool, silk, Bamboo and hemp meet regulations set by Organic Trade Associations. 

 What is SAFE about Organic Clothing?

To understand this, we need to understand the Dangers of Non-organic Clothing. These are often the source of contact dermatitis, an allergic reaction. The dyes, resins and formaldehyde used in processing fabrics could cause reactions. Synthetic fibers and wool can act as irritants.

The World Health Organization estimates that pesticides poison at least 3 million people every year . Over half of the pesticides used in cotton cultivation as likely to cause cancer in humans . Many pesticides have been shown to cause a range of other health concerns in humans, like:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Neurological Disorders
  • and Birth Defects.

Children exposed to methyl parathion, an insecticide, are observed to suffer memory loss and emotional swings.

 What is GREEN about Organic Clothing?

It is Fashion with Responsibility! Clothing and fabrics made using entirely non-chemical means of production – including chemical fertilizers and pesticides is a sustainable means of living in co-existence with Nature. Organic agricultural methods are totally sustainable, helping reduce the Carbon Footprint. Plus, Organic farming also uses 50 percent less energy than conventional farming .

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Benefits of Organic Clothing

  • The environmental benefits of organic clothing stem from the fact that growers produce cotton without synthetic fertilizers or toxic herbicides and pesticides, from non-genetically engineered seed.
  • Authentic organic fabrics and clothing can help the environment in a number of ways:
  • No chemical pesticides are used
  • Organic cotton farming produces far less CO2 emissions – Organic farming takes 1.5 tonnes of CO2 per acre per year, taken out of the atmosphere
  • Organic cotton farming uses up to 60% less water than conventional farming methods
  • Pesticide or herbicide residues are not released accidentally into the environment
  • Humans and animals are not exposed to chemical pesticides or herbicides
  • When the fabric is discarded, pesticides and herbicides are not returned to the earth in landfill, or enter into the recycling process.

An easy way to stock up on fine yoga clothes and casual organic clothing is to check out the comprehensive range here at Natural Mantra. Take a look at the showcase!!!

A range of yoga clothes and tops & bottoms for men, as well as for women, plus accessories and bags.

Think Organic, wear Organic. Today!

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