International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 

8th March 2017

International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900’s.

The first recognised day for woman was known as National Woman’s Day, it was observed across the United States on 28 February 1909.

In 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day. The conference was made up of over 100 women from 17 countries.

Clara Zetkin proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day – a Women’s Day – to press for their demands.

The suggestion with greeted with unanimous approval and thus International Women’s Day was the result!

To learn more about the history and journey of International Women’s Day, continue reading here.

Essential Oils  

No matter what age you are, this Women’s Day OBUS has you covered from health tips, oils and treatments!

We have OBUS Blends that have been designed specifically for women by a woman, Christine Courtney, principal and owner of OBUS wellness school and centre.

A note from Christine;

“I put these blends together for you, to help you celebrate being a woman and enjoy the changes life brings.”

Christine Courtney March 2017

Hormonal Balance for the Reproductive years

A beautiful blend of neat essential oils of: Bergamot, Moroccan Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Fennel, Ginger, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender

The ideal blend to balance the effects of PMT

Best used in:

  • Bath
  • Body cream or oil
  • Vaporizer
  • Tissue or stick inhalation

Hormonal Balance for the Menopause years

Contains essential oils of: Fennel, Sage, Clary Sage, Angelica Root, Geranium, Yarrow, Lavender, Lime

The ideal blend to: Balance the many different effects of the menopause years

Best used in:

  • Bath
  • Body cream or oil
  • Vaporizer
  • Tissue or stick inhalation

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Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Tips

Below are some fantastic tips from our nutritional tutor, Heather Cunningham. When it comes to knowing what to put into your body to get the best out of it, Heather’s our woman!

Heather’s tips for women who suffer from PMT

  • PMT is Pre-menstrual tension
  • Caffeine is associated with breast pain as it may interfere with progesterone.
  • Sugar causes the blood sugar level to swing and hence cause mood swings. blood sugar swings.
  • Salt is associated with bloating, tender breasts and headaches.
  • Fats and alcohols need to be controlled.
  • Complex carbohydrates should be taken every 3 hours to keep the blood sugar level stable.
  • Food high in calcium is recommended.
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables are recommended.
  • Whole grains, non-fat dairy, lean and poultry and lots of water are to be encouraged.
  • Exercise should be regular.

Heather’s tips for women going through the menopause

  • In the menopause, a low GI diet and exercise matter.
  • This is to avoid weight gain, keep bones and heart healthy as oestrogen protects both and it is missing in the menopause.
  • Calcium is vital for bone health also.
  • Good EFAs are important to keep nerve tissue/brain healthy and maintain a positive outlook. Plenty of fluids and avoiding antioxidants.
  • Protein helps the body recover from illness and infections
  • Meat is a good source of zinc, iron and Vit B, especially B12.
  • Oily fish is a good source of protein and EFA, omega 3.
  • Brown starchy food with low GI and high fibre is good for weight control and energy and bowel health.
  • 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day help avoid strokes, heart problems and cancer. Cutting down sugar and saturated fat is good for heart health too.
  • Oily fish is a good source of protein and EFA, omega 3.
  • Brown starchy food with low GI and high fibre is good for weight control and energy and bowel health.
  • 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day help avoid strokes, heart problems and cancer.
  • Cutting down sugar and saturated fat is good for heart health too.

Check out our Diploma in Diet and Nutrition course here

OBUS Treatments

Treat your body to some TLC with one of our relaxing Aromatherapy treatments. The perfect combination of essential oils and massage help to relax the body, ease muscle tension and quite the mind.

To see our full list of treatments available visit our Massage Clinic here