Natural Approaches to Low Libido

Loss of libido effects both men and women and at ilumina Healing Sanctuary we start with the natural approach. Specializing in infertility we often hear about couples struggling during the ovulation stage of the women's menstrual cycle as sex can become more of a chore than a pleasure. That combined with hormonal changes and a general increase in stress the libido can really suffer.So what can you do to increase the libido?

  • Exercise: 30-60 minutes of cardio daily (cardio machines, running, swimming, biking) with yoga, tai chi or qi gong added in.
  • Decrease stress: guided imagery, meditation, hiking, connecting with nature and hanging out with friends are some of the ways you can decrease stress. Be creative.
  • For women: Kegal exercises help tone the pelvic floor which aids in better blood flow.
  • For couples: spend time communicating and working on your relationship. Unresolved anger, conflicts and tension put a lot of stress and strain on a relationship.

So what does ilumina do to treat low libido?

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture: Individualized treatment plans are constructed utilizing: acupuncture, Chinese herbs, vitamins and supplements and dietary recommendations.
  • Polarity/ Emotional Wellness: As individuals and in relationship we can hold onto old emotional patters that can disrupt the libido. Using communication and energy work we can gain freedom from habitual patterns that disrupt the libido.
  • Mayan Abdominal Massage: Blood flow plays a significant role in a healthy libido and sexual response. Strategic bodywork on the abdomen, acupuncture meridians and sacral area can help restore the enery and blood flow.
  • Relaxation Massage: Stress, stress, stress......it kills the libido.  Massage is an excellent way to melt the tension away.

Our wellness boutique now carries fun products for couples to try:Love oil sampler pack from Good Clean Love!

Be ready for all of your lover's moods with a travel size of all of our best selling love oils. Used individually each oil develops its own personality and evokes a distinct love response. Combining them makes for a real love adventure. Take an exotic voyage into new intimate lands and discover a new language of love through the scents of distant lands.Good Clean Love Oils make touching, kissing and smelling each other better. Our oil formulas leave your skin feeling as good as it smells. They are extremely nourishing to the skin, with the ability to soften, smooth and heal the skin. Our essential oil formulas are made with pure essential oils from all over the world. We use organic and wild crafted oils whenever possible.All Good Clean Love oils are made with apricot kernel oil, organic jojoba oil, a Vitamin E antioxidant formula, and an exotic blend of essential oils. They are safe to use anywhere on the body. 100% vegan, edible.Response Cream by Emerita!

Get things going in a natural way with our oh-so-stimulating cream.

Curious? It's definitely worth a try. Just rub a little, focusing on the area around your clitoris. Notice the warm tingling? That's our natural ingredients getting your blood flowing. And, of course, these lovely sensations can be further enhanced with a little massaging ;) Apply a few minutes before sex or as part of foreplay. Reapply to your heart's content.Menthol, Rosemary and Niacin (Vitamin B) work together to increase blood flow to your clitoris and give you that warm tingling sensation. It was formulated by women for women to enhance your body's own natural arousal. And it's paraben-free.Key Functional Ingredients: Rosemary and Niacin(Vitamin B), Menthol, Cinnamon OilFor a sperm safe and fertility friendly product we recommend Preseed which we also carry at ilumina.The Pre-Seed SolutionPre-Seed lubricant is the first "sperm-friendly" intimate moisturizer that mimics natural body secretions for an optimal sperm environment. Safe, effective, and designed to support both conception and trying-to-conceive pleasure!Pre~Seed Fun Facts- Designed by women reproductive physiologists!- pH balanced to semen (imitates natural body secretions)!- Manufactured in a FDA registered facility!- Available as single use applicators to be applied before making love for enhanced spontaneity!