The most common among alternative treatments that is now being used by many Americans is aromatherapy. Aromatherapy uses essential oils that have been derived from plants.
These essential oils not only help you cure and relieve common ailments and illnesses, but it has also been found to help promote physical and mental well-being.
Different aromatherapy benefits
There are a number of benefits you can receive from aromatherapy. Apart from helping you relax, here are other aromatherapy benefits you can receive:
- Improvement of skin tone
- Relieving menstrual cramps
- Strengthening the immune system
- Aids in digestion and blood circulation
Methods used in aromatherapy
Just as there are a number of different aromatherapy oils and essences used, there is also a wide range of ways for you to enjoy and experience the benefits of aromatherapy.
Inhalation – This is the most common method. The oil is placed on a burner and heated with the use of a candle to release its fragrance to help you relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.
Massage – To ease tense muscles and improve circulation, aromatherapy oils are used in many massage therapies. The oils are worked into the skin to reach the areas where it is most needed.
Beauty and Health Products – Aromatherapy oils have now become the key ingredient in many beauty products and health supplements from shampoos and soaps to antioxidant pills.