Stress Relief for Truckers and
Professional Truck Drivers
many responsibilities as truckers have, stress relief sure comes in
handy sometimes. Let's first understand what we mean by stress.
the definitions on Wordnik that works well for this
"A mentally or emotionally disruptive or upsetting
occurring in response to adverse external influences and capable of
affecting physical health...."
Over the years, truckers have
- had their
responsibilities increased (CSA),
- had their available work hours
decreased (HOS) and
- seen inflation whittle
their wages (BLS).
On top of all of the concerns with actually transporting
the freight, add the concern of picking up and delivering freight
on time -- sometimes when there are unconscionable delays
It's a recipe for a healthy dose of stress.
Sometimes after someone commits a really violent act,
people wonder what caused the person to snap. As a trucker, you don't
want to let yourself get under so much stress that you snap.
Some truckers relieve stress by
keeping open lines of
communication with their families (home
support teams) and their driver
managers, fleet managers or
Sometimes just expressing opinions or feelings has a
way of relieving stress.
Is there anything else that truckers can do to help with
are not qualified to render medical advice; however, we urge truckers
seek -- whenever possible -- natural alternatives to prescription
(which almost always have
Furthermore, we recommend using pure
therapeutic grade essential oils for stress relief.
Below, we have listed (in alphabetical order) essential
oils used for stress relief. Each
person's needs and biochemistry may be different from someone else's.
Also, the list of essential oils for stress relief below
is one of several lists that we have grouped under "trucker
health" in the Health
and Wellness section on our site. The other lists are:
Because of their unique Seed to Seal®
the success we have personally experienced in using them, we
unapologetically recommend pure therapeutic
oils from Young Living for stress relief.
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Sometimes a busy schedule and the demands of daily life
can make it
nearly impossible to relax. Chronic stress can bring a host of health
issues, including poor digestion, insomnia, weight gain, headaches, and
more. Combat the emotional and physical toll of the stress in your life
with our pure, relaxing essential oils.
Oils for Stress Relief - Part 1 of 2
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) includes the
naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm,
balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding
and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance
of healthy-looking skin, and is excellent to use for massage after
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet,
floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great
for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to
create a calming and comforting environment. Lavender essential oil may
compliment your favorite shampoos, lotions and skin care products.
Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should
be without it.
Technique Essential Oil Collection
Raindrop Technique® combines the art of
with the techniques of Vita Flex and massage in the application of
essential oils to various areas of the body. This collection provides a
revolutionary means of bringing balance and harmony to the body -
physically, mentally, and emotionally.
|Contains: Seven Single Oils
(5ml bottles): Thyme, Basil, Peppermint,
Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress and Marjoram. Two Oil Blends (5ml
bottles): Valor® & Aroma Seiz™. Also contains one 8-oz. bottle
of Ortho Ease® Aromatherapy Massage Oil and one 8-oz. V-6™ Enhanced
Vegetable Oil Complex.
The Raindrop collection also includes a mini brochure that teaches you
how to perform the Raindrop Technique® on others.
RutaVaLa promotes relaxation of the body and
helps ease tension and relieve stress. The blend helps overcome
negative feelings while encouraging a positive attitude and comfort.
Young Living’s RutaVaLa™ Essential Roll-On is a
proprietary blend of Ruta graveolens (rue), Lavender, and Valerian that
promotes relaxation of the body and mind, soothes stressed nerves, and
induces sleep. ESSENTIAL OILS: Lavender, Valerian, Ruta
Essential Oils for Stress Relief - Part 2 of 2
Young Living's Stress Away™ essential oil blend
is a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into
everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique
stress-relieving combination of Lime and Vanilla pure essential oils.
ESSENTIAL OILS: Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla*, Ocotea, Lavender
*Vanilla is an absolute or essence rather than essential oil. Consult
individual product labels for safety information.
Stress Away™ Essential Roll-On is the perfect
on-the-go natural solution to combat stresses that creep into everyday
life. This deliciously unique blend of essential oils makes relieving
daily stress convenient and easy. ESSENTIAL OILS: Copaiba, Lime,
Cedarwood, Vanilla*, Ocotea, Lavender *Vanilla is an absolute or
essence rather than essential oil. Consult individual product labels
for safety information.
Tranquil Roll-On (patents pending) is a
blend of lavender, cedarwood and roman chamomile essential oils
formulated to calm and relax the body and mind. Using the roll-on
application, Tranquil provides convenient and portable relaxation.
Massage Oils for Stress Relief
Ortho Ease Massage Oil soothes and warms tired
stressed bodies, helping to combat the damaging effects of everyday
activities. With a calming blend of YLTG essential oils, Ortho Ease
will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
A stronger version of Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport
Oil is designed for both professional and amateur athletes, as well as
anyone who works or plays hard. Ortho Sport Massage Oil has a higher
phenol content, which has been used traditionally to produce a warming
sensation and provide relief to tired muscles.
Relaxation Massage Oil can help create a state
relaxation and restore vitality to body, mind, and spirit.
Essential oils may be used for many reasons other than
helping with stress relief. Always follow directions on how to use
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food
and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent disease.
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