What is Aromatherapy massage?
What are the benefits of Aromatherapy massage?
Aromatherapy massage is the type of Swedish massage, that focuses on relaxation and mindfulness. The main benefits of aromatherapy massage is to reduce stress, anxiety and to decrease muscle tension and pain relieve. It also helps to reduce the symptoms of depression, controls inflammation and help to elevate headaches.
Aromatherapy can also help to manage the pain of many conditions such as fibromyalgia,
(a condition that causes increased sensitivity to pain all over the body) arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic lower back pain, insomnia, which is a sleep disorder, and more, achieved by the combination of manual therapy and essential oils.
Is aromatherapy a light or strong massage?
The pressure during the treatment may vary from light to strong, but that depends on your reason for seeing a therapist. For example, if you are having difficulties relaxing or sleeping, light pressure is usually the way forward, whereas if you have muscle tension and aches a deeper pressure is more conducive.
There are lots of different essential oils, according to Perea, P(2020) In general, the essential oils are made of plant extracts which captures the plant ‘essence’. After extraction procedure, the essential oils are mixed with normal oils and made ready for use. It is believed that some essential oils have healing and cleansing properties on the body.
How essential oils interact with the body?
There are a few ways on how the body can interact with the essential oils. In aromatherapy, the most common ways of interaction are through the skin and inhalation. A therapist may be using an oil while applying a treatment and have another container of oil open for the scent.
A therapist will choose an oil depending on your personal needs. For example, if you want to improve your sleep a therapist may recommend using a lavender oil as it is known for the ability to reduce the symptoms of insomnia.
If you have a stressful daily routine and feeling anxious, you may be advised to try rose, camomile or Bergamot orange oil. However peppermint oil is one of the most popular choices when it comes to management of headaches and migraines. There are so many more oils which are widely used in alternative practices and Aromatherapy.
Below is a list of other essential oils that maybe of t interest to you. For example,
Sandalwood oil helps with focus and calming of the nerves.
Tea Tree oil is used to fight infections and boost the immune system.
Lemon oil is mainly used to help with headaches, digestion, and mood.
Jasmin oil is used to help with libido, childbirth, and depression.
Wintergreen oil is used to help alleviate joint related pains and aches.
Marjoram and Balsam Fir oil is used to try and improve the muscle tone.
Aromatherapy is used widely and has many benefits and is a well-established method of alternative therapies.
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