23 Sep Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, seeds, barks, roots, and fruits to promote relaxation and ease many physical and mental health related issues. Combined with the healing power of touch, aromatherapy massage may be the perfect way to balance and promote the health of your body, mind and spirit.
Massage therapy alone is well-known as a powerful relaxation tool; with the addition of certain essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and bergamot, aromatherapy massage can relieve stress, anxiety, and relax the nerves.
There are many aromatic essential oils that can be used to brighten your mood. Citrus scents and other light, vibrant aromas are ideal to reduce the symptoms of depression, negative feelings, or the occasional bad day.
Various massage techniques combined with aromas such as clary sage, eucalyptus, and peppermint can be an effective way to reduce your body’s aches and pains. Whether you suffer from sore muscles, injury-related pains, menstrual pains, or day-to-day discomforts, aromatherapy massage can provide relief.
Reduce Blood Pressure
If you have high blood pressure, aromatherapy may be the answer; in patients with hypertension, aromatherapy massage has been shown to relax patients enough to the point where blood pressure levels dropped closer to a healthy range. Getting regular massages is a great way to keep your blood pressure consistent.
Due to the high concentration levels of essential oils, they are diluted with a natural carrier oil (such as sweet almond, olive, or grapeseed) when used for massage. The carrier oil allows the essential oil to spread, while avoiding any skin irritation.
Aromatherapy massage is thought to be effective due to the skin’s ability to absorb the oil directly into the bloodstream, allowing the healing properties to act quickly. Aromatherapy is ideal for a unique, custom massage experience that is sure to be tailed to your specific health concerns.