Posted on Mar 10, 2008 | Comments 1
Aromatherapy massage is the massage done using aromatherapy essential oils.
Self treating is possible through aromatherapy massage.
Aromatherapy massage not only helps you in relaxation but also rejuvenate your body from head to toe.
You can improve your well being of mind and body by using essential oils of aromatherapy massage.
By doing this massage, you can get therapeutic healing, as this massage is done with the help of aromatherapy essential oils, which are actually plant extracts. You can feel relief from daily tensions and attain deep relaxation of muscles.
Aromatherapy massage will help in water preservation, stimulates the lymphatic system and immune system. Aromatherapy massage is considered as the great therapy for fatigue, injury or tension.
The working of aromatherapy massage:
Limbic system is the nostrils attached to the part of brain. The influences and emotions on the hormones and nervous system are controlled with limbic system.
When the essential oils are inhaled by you, then messages are sent to limbic system to affect the stress level, heart rate, breathing, memory, blood pressure, immune and digestion system. When you apply these essential oils on skin, then these are absorbed by the skin.
Healing properties of essential oils:
Some essential oils provide calm and some will energize you.
- The oils lavender, geranium, chamomile will help you in calming.
- The oils clary sage, rose, ylang ylang and neroli will help you in uplifting.
- Rosemary oil is used for cleansing and energizing.
- The oils pine, tea tree, eucalyptus are used for decongesting.
You can prefer aromatherapy for managing some emotional and stress conditions. You can also manage some stress related conditions such as insomnia. Other conditions handled with aromatherapy massage are digestive disorders, premenstrual syndrome, back pain and head ache.
You have to choose massage oil after consulting therapist. After selecting massage oil based on your need, plant oils are mixed with massage oil. When oil is applied, slight aroma occupies the air around you during the massage.
Aromatherapy massage will provide the following benefits:
- With this massage, whole body can harmonize and mind can balance.
- This will help you in supporting your body’s self healing process and strengthens your body.
- This will provide you a healthy body by relieving you from toxic materials.
- With the help of this massage, you can rejuvenate even your spirit also.
Don’t use aromatherapy massage when you are in following conditions:
- You should not use massage when you are suffering with infectious skin disease, open or rash wounds.
- Don’t use massage immediately after surgery.
- Unless recommended by the doctor, don’t use aromatherapy immediately after radiation or chemotherapy.
- If you are suffering with heart disease, then check with doctor before having a massage.
- If you are pregnant, then consult doctor to verify whether you can have a massage.
Aromatherapy massage is safe and efficient method for relaxation.