The Power Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy is a type of massage that uses essential oils. Different types of these pure oils can help promote relaxation, reduce stress, and relieve body tension. They are also used to improve overall health and emotional well being.

What are Essential Oils?

These are substances that are highly concentrated and are extracted from plants, flowers, fruits, grasses, or seeds. These have distinct therapeutic effects, both physically and psychologically. Essential oils are usually created through a distillation process, which separates the oil and water-based components of a plant through steaming, a process that has been used since ancient Mesopotamia. Essential oils have been proven repeatedly to have therapeutic effects. The additional good thing about it is that it is natural, safe, and inexpensive.

 

Benefits of Aromatherapy

 

Aromatherapy massage has a lot of health benefits. Through your sense of smell, it can relax your mind and body, as well as ease any emotional problems such as anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. There are also certain oils that can help clear the mind and enhance memory and concentration. Some oils can help improve your cognitive performance. People who are suffering from degenerative diseases, like dementia and Alzheimer’s, find these essential oils very effective, while some researchers have found that there are essential oils that contain powerful antioxidants that help fight free radicals and naturally improve brain function.

This type of massage can help boost the immune system, helping your body become more resistant to viruses that bring about coughs and colds. There are plenty of essential oils that have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties to make your immune system strong.  It can also help the respiratory system when it’s suffering from symptoms of asthma and bronchitis. Aromatherapy has also been proven effective in preventing mucus buildup.

This therapy also improves health circulation and eliminates toxins in our body. There are some essential oils that can act as diuretics and help eliminate fluid build up. Aside from that, these powerful oils can help ease any discomfort associated with constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn. It can also assist in stimulating digestive enzymes, thus making it easier for the body to break down food and absorb the nutrients you need.

For women who experience hormonal imbalances and any issues related to menstruation, getting an aromatherapy massage can help treat PMS and regulate your monthly cycle. There are essential oils that can help balance estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, and other key hormones, just to name a few. If you are suffering from joint inflammation, aroma treatments can also help with the pain and tension, as well as alleviate headaches and muscle spasms.

Another aromatherapy massage benefit is having healthy skin. It helps clear problems by balancing the skin’s oily or dry state. It can also help treat eczema, scars, even cracked and chapped skin. There are also oils that have antiseptic properties to treat insect bites, and minor cuts or wounds.

The benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils are vast that is why they are getting more popular as alternative medicine. Adding a massage to your weekly wellness treatments can make a huge difference.

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