The logic behind using the rich aromas of various essential oils in massage is to promote relaxation and reduce cortisol and stress levels in the body. It’s no secret that being exposed to pleasant fragrances has a calming effect on our minds and bodies alike. This is why you’ll notice that most spas will light scented candles and diffuse aromas around the different rooms to encourage your body and muscles to relax.
Essential oil can be included in all forms of massage. It not only makes the massage therapist’s job easier, but can make the massage much more enjoyable and healing for the recipient.
Different essential oils further have different effects on the body and mind, so in aromatherapy massage there are a range of extra benefits to using them. The essential oils get to work by seeping into the pores on the surface of your skin, but also through inhalation. This is why you are able to feel the benefits with an almost immediate effect. Not only will you be better able to fully relax, but you might also notice a slight improvement in mood or energy levels, depending on the essential oil. Some of the other benefits include, but aren’t limited to, stress reduction, anxiety reduction, pain relief and less muscle tension.
As a result, aromatherapy massage has been widely regarded as an effective treatment for people who suffer with anxiety-borne conditions, or other mental health issues. That being said, aromatherapy massage should be seen as a supplement for medical treatment, and not as a solution on its own.
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