What is aromatherapy massage? How it helps?
Aromatherapy massage is a healing and relaxing massage done with essential oils, aromatic lotions and butters infused with essential plant and herb oils. Well, massages are said to be healing and are said to make the muscles and joints more flexible. Massages can also improve blood circulation in the body, provide relief from stiffness, aching muscles and body pain, can rejuvenate the senses and relax the body and the mind. But aromatherapy massages go one step further. These massages combine the goodness of massages with aromatherapy and provide holistic healing.
This is how it all works
The nostrils are connected to the limbic system, a part of the brain. This system can influence the nervous system, the hormones and can control the emotions. So, when these essential oils are inhaled, a message is relayed to the limbic system, which has a positive affect on the immune system, digestion, memory, breathing, blood pressure and stress level. Aromatherapy massages is about rubbing these great oils into the skin.
How it helps?
Aromatherapy massages are done with essential oils and every oil has several healing properties. For instance, lavender, chamomile and geranium are calming; rose and sage are uplifting; rosemary is energizing and cleansing; and, pine, eucalyptus and tea tree are decongesting. So if you choose the right oils, you can actually help your body to heal and rejuvenate.
Most people get aromatherapy massages to relieve themselves of stress or emotional problems. These massages are also good for healing back pain, PMS, digestive disorders, headaches and stress or insomnia-related problems.
Aromatherapy massages are even prescribed to cancer patients and this holistic treatment is used along with other conventional treatments. These benefit the nervous system, the lymphatic system, circulatory system and musculoskeletal structure.
The aromas as well as the massage technique can induce relaxation. Thus, this helps in overall well being.
Aromatherapy massage session
Aromatherapy massage is generally done by a qualified therapist. On your first visit, the therapist will ask you about your state of health and any specific reasons on why you would like a session. The therapist will also ascertain if you have any injuries or health problems that he/she should keep in mind while doing the massage. Accordingly, the therapist will use oils for your maximum benefit and combine it with techniques for a rejuvenating session.
You can even do self-massage if you not have a therapist around.