Thursday, July 08, 2010

Portage Library to host wellness class on essential oils July 8

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host the second monthly program in the natural health and wellness series from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, July 8.

Professional Massage Therapist Angel Janssen will present "Everyday Use of Essential Oils." She will teach participants how to use oil of lavender, oregano, lemon, peppermint, frankincense and tea tree oil to treat many conditions including burns, insect bites, headaches, motion sickness, eczema, fever, rashes, indigestion, sinus problems, acne, stress, stretch marks, scars and more.

Janssen will also show how these essential oils can be used as a sleep aid and mood elevator, how they can work to enhance memory, improve mature skin, strengthen the immune system, assist in cell waste elimination, and be successful as an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic remedy. Participants will receive handouts that include detailed instructions for using these oils for each remedy as well as specific recipes that treat certain conditions.

Janssen is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist with practices in Toivola and Hancock. She is also a certified instructor for LaStone Therapy and volunteers her time at Portage Hospital doing massage for people living with cancer.

This natural health and wellness series is held on the second Thursday of each month. Janssen will also teach Strategies for Relaxation and Pain Relief on August 12 and Self-Reflexology to Boost Your Immune System on September 9. All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. They are free, and everyone is welcome. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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