Buying Guide-Aromatherapy Massage
Author: Amber Ferguson Date Posted:11 November 2018
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An Aromatherapy massage is a therapy using 100% Pure Essential oils derived from plants. The massage is a gentle but firm pressure that warms the muscles to ease tension from the body. A synergy of essential oils is infused in carrier oil, and blended to give a wonderful relaxing and soothing massage.
Traced as far back as 3500BC, most civilizations such as the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Greeks, knew of the healing powers of essential oils that were commonly used in balms, healing creams, medical ointments and traditional magical and religious practices.
There are many benefits to an Aromatherapy Massage such as;
An aromatherapy massage is incredibly healing if you have suffered trauma or emotional stress, the blend of oils and massage techniques are healing to the mind and body simultaneously. Further benefits include; Increased Blood Flow, the warmth from the massage warms the body and encourages the opening of blood vessels improving circulation. Increased lymphatic circulation, warmth from the massage encourages the circulation of the lymphatic systems and promotes the elimination of toxins from the body. Increase of oxygen to the body, the Increase of oxygen to the muscles will assist in relieving muscle pain and muscle recovery. Relief from muscle tension, by increasing the circulation and blood flow of the body, a deeper massage can be achieved working on muscles, tissue and the skeletal systems that are experiencing pain or tension. Alleviation of symptoms from sinus and respiratory infections, headaches and migraines. The aromatherapy massage alleviates symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and insomnia and is a wonderful complementary therapy for anyone seeking healing for their body, mind and spirit.
Aromatherapy works on three main levels;
- Sense of Smell- when the body smells essential oil vapour, it triggers a response in the olfactory system and signals a change in brain chemistry that can alter moods.
- Absorption through the respiratory system- With the use of a oil diffuser the scents travel though the nasal passages and through the respiratory system, essential oils are anti bacterial, anti viral and anti inflammatory and used as a vapour can alleviate systems of infections and allergies.
- Absorption through the skin- Essential oil molecules are complex and tiny and can penetrate the body through the skin and enter the blood stream.
An Aromatherapy massage is a wonderful gift for you or a loved one, suitable for both men and women of all age groups however there may be a few people that it is not suitable for such as anyone that suffers from blood disorders, broken bones and open wounds. If you have an acute illness we recommend you ask your Doctor or Specialist for advice and if this treatment is appropriate.