What are the benefits of Aromatherapy massage?

Aromatherapy/Aromathérapie massage is the type of Swedish massage. Its main focus is relaxation and mindfulness. The main benefits of the Aromatherapy massage are reduction of stress and anxiety, decrease in muscle tension and pain relieve. It also helps to reduce the symptoms of depression, control the inflammation and help with headaches.

Moreover, it can help to manage the pain of many conditions such as fibromyalgia. This is a condition that causes increased sensitivity to pain all over body; arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic lower back pain, insomnia, which is a sleep disorder, and more. These benefits are being 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 probably the way to go. Whereas if you have muscle tension and some aches, deeper pressure should do the trick.

There are lots of different essential oils. 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 few ways on how 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 needs and expectations. For example, if you will 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 about anything at all, you may be offered to try rose, camomile or Bergamont orange oil. It appears that peppermint oil is one of the most popular choices when it comes to management of headaches and migraines. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, there are so many more oils which are widely used in the alternative practices and Aromatherapy.

Below you will find a list of several more oils which might interest you:

  • Sandalwood oil helps with focus and calm down 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.

Even though the Aromatherapy is used widely, has many benefits and is quite well established method of alternative therapies, the research available on the subject is quite limited leaving some question on HOW exactly the benefits are being achieved.

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