Nursing is a highly-demanding career that requires them to tirelessly attend to patients, assist doctors, and work long hours. A study on BMC Nursing even revealed that employed nurses have high levels of stress that affect their job performance and overall quality of life. This prevents them from providing quality patient care, and it places their health at risk since stress may lead to conditions like heart disease and depression.
Fortunately, there are people who acknowledge nurses’ hard work and help them overcome challenges to alleviate their stress. In fact, Maryville University’s article on nurse appreciation notes how patients recognize nurses’ dedication to their careers by giving them ‘thank you’ cards and snacks. Moreover, healthcare employers are offering better schedule flexibility and addressing staffing concerns.
Still, support for nurses should not only come from these people—nurses should appreciate themselves, too. Aromatherapy is one of the ways they can do this and what’s great is that it delivers many benefits that are enumerated below:
It cleanses the aura
Nurses often have long shifts that include assisting patients, administering medicine, and preparing treatments. At the end of the day, this will leave them drained of energy.
In this regard, aromatherapy can help clear the energy from their auras after a draining day. After all, the aura is all about one’s energy. Cleansing allows nurses to remove all the negativity and tiredness from their day, enabling them to feel refreshed for the next day. A study from the University of Toledo concludes that essential oils influence neurotransmitters and the nervous system, presenting therapeutic effects that improve mood and encourage relaxation. Essential oils mixed in with bath water will even create the optimal ambience for this, setting the mood for aura cleansing. It also literally helps wash away anything in nurses’ auras that aren’t theirs, giving them a feeling of wholeness. Aside from essential oil baths, our article ‘Aura Therapy: Tips for Caring for Your Aura’ suggests a few other ways to clear the aura such as acupuncture, tai chi, and reiki. Another one of our products you can use to balance your heart chakra is our Joy Chakra Roll On Perfume Oil. Keep it in your purse or locker to apply your pulse points during the day. It’s a great way to take a breather and keep your heart open while on duty, so you can better care for your patients.
It helps accomplish physical achievements
Nursing is a very hands-on job. A lot of manual labor is involved in ensuring patients’ comfort, assisting physicians, and providing overall care. Given this, it is a career that requires a lot of physical effort.
Aromatherapy benefits nurses in accomplishing physical achievements related to their job. Healthline’s post on root chakra healing informs that the root chakra is the body’s driving force in daily life, pushing the body to complete physical tasks. One way to balance the root chakra is by a self-massage with essential oils. Nurses should perform a warm oil self-massage to calm their nervous system and give their body a layer of protection that helps them relax, preparing them for another work day. Our Chakra Dry Touch Healing Body Oil Number 1 is the perfect oil to use for this because the sandalwood, cedarwood, and ginger ground the root chakra, helping nurses face reality once again. Meanwhile, you can keep a travel-size bottle of our Clear Away Room Boost for when you need to center yourself. Spray it in your car or at your work station when starting and ending the day to remove porous boundaries such as empathy, which erodes your confidence and reduces your effectiveness. This will help you to perform your nursing duties with better authority.
It opens the throat chakra
Medical News Today states the throat chakra is responsible for personal expression and communication. Nurses converse a lot with doctors, patients, and patients' family members to make recommendations or prescribe medicine, making communication a major part of their job. As such, their throat chakras must be kept open.
Essential oils help the throat chakra by giving it the power to communicate, yield clarity, and prevent reactivity. A few drops of essential oil in an aroma diffuser are effective in doing so. Nurses may also choose to place a few drops of oil in a bowl of warm water for steam inhalation. For an on-the-go throat chakra boost, our Communication Chakra Boost Roll On Perfume Oil is convenient to spray and roll on, enabling nurses to refresh their communication and listening skills while at work.
It provides relief and focus
Previously mentioned was the high-stress levels nurses experience that can lead to health risks. It’s important to note that constant stress can distract them from performing at their best. Our post on ‘Daily Rituals of Self Care With Aromatherapy’ discloses that essential oils provide relief and focus, lifting the mood. Nurses can reap these stress-relieving benefits when combined with practices like the ‘Adore Yourself Ritual’. This is done by anointing their body with oil and saying self-affirmations. Additionally, our Clear Away Room Boost Spray helps clear your space and get rid of any unwanted energies. Give your room or house a spray when you get home to get rid of the energies holding you back. You can also spray your badge or uniform to achieve the same results and prepare for another day of high focus and productivity at work.
Hardworking nurses need to relieve their stress for better health and work performance. They can do just that through aromatherapy, which gives relief, balances the throat chakra, assists in physical tasks, and clears their energy.
Written exclusively for adoratherapy.com
By Therese Maine