Living Magazine Fall 2015 Living Magazine - Page 20

In the world of sports, essential oils have many benefits for athletes. A university with an NCAA Division I athletic program now works with dōTERRA to receive instruction on essential oils and the AromaTouch® Technique. All of their campus training facilities have implemented dōTERRA products into their training and physical therapy approaches with impressive results. To help the trainers understand the benefits of dōTERRA products, the university welcomed more information and training on essential oils. The trainings focused on oils such as Deep Blue®, dōTERRA Breathe™, Lemongrass, White Fir, Lavender, and dōTERRA On Guard®. dōTERRA shared tips with the full staff of athletic trainers about how to dilute for sensitivity with Fractionated Coconut Oil, and the uplifting benefits of diffusing essential oils. The trainers, in particular the Coordinator of Football Performance, were impressed with the idea of first working oils such as White Fir and Lemongrass deep into the tissue with manipulation, and afterward applying the Deep Blue Rub. Another significant challenge many athletes face is how to manage stress effectively. Balancing the emotional and physical demands of a taxing schedule can be tricky for students. The trainers had a particular interest in learning about the AromaTouch® Hand Technique to help relieve some of that tension. Samples of Lavender and other oils were also given to the trainers. One trainer shared, “Athletes often ask us for something to help them relax and sleep better. It’s not something you might always think about when dealing with sports. And I’m happy to be able to offer an athlete a natural solution first.” As they began to use the products, many trainers came back with questions about how they could better benefit from the products, not only to help those who already had problems, but also how they could use them to keep their athletes healthy. 20 / FALL SUMMER 20152015 LIVING LIVING MAGAZINE MAGAZINE