Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

By - Vivek Bisht

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As an alternative medicine treatment, aromatherapy massage makes use of oils extracted from flowers, plants, roots, leaves, etc. When essential oils are inhaled or applied over the skin it trends to provide numerous health benefits.

For their ability to treat critical issues like stress, depression, and anxiety, essential oils are being used in modern medicine as well.

Aromatherapy Massage Reduces Anxiety

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According to Statista, around 4% of the global population suffers from anxiety. That makes around 280 million people suffer from this mental condition every single day. 

According to a study published by the American college of healthcare, patients who had aromatherapy massage once per day reported less headache, depression, and anxiety.

The use of essential oils which contain lavender, bergamot, and frankincense is considered to be more effective than oil alone.

Aromatherapy Massage Improves sleep

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Essential oils in aromatherapy are being used to treat critical health issues since ancient times. Essential oils are known for their sedative properties and can help to induce sleep.

According to experts, aromatherapy massage using lavender oil can improve the sleep quality of patients in ICU. Furthermore, inhaling lavender for 15 days treats insomnia & has positive effects on your sleep.

Aromatherapy Massage Reduces Stress

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Stress has become a part of modern society & affects almost everyone in one way or another. While it’s not feasible to eliminate it completely, there are ways to manage stress effectively.

Aromatherapy is known to calm the nervous system, lower blood pressure & heart rate to provide a relaxed feeling.

Some essential oils extracts that help in reducing stress are

  • Lavender
  • Clary sage
  • Chamomile
  • Marjoram
  • Frankincense
  • Valerian root
  • Bergamot

Boost Cognitive Performance

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According to a recent study published by the Oregon health & science university, aromatherapy with lavender oil can help in boosting cognitive performance.

When it comes to improving focus, physiological responses, memory, etc. essential oils can indeed do wonders. Moreover, essential oils fight free radicals with their antioxidants properties and improving the functionality of brain.

Aromatherapy massage has been closely linked with treating diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Strengthens the Immune System

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While all oils are essential in aromatherapy, clary sage is highly known for its anti-microbial properties. In addition, Clary sage along with tea tree oil can be effectively used in treating skin issues like rashes, infection, etc. 

A recent study revealed that the use of tea tree oil helps in yeast infection. Whereas eucalyptus oil has shown antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties that enhance your immunity.

Aromatherapy Massage Relieves Headaches

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Aromatherapy massage with essential oils is a natural, gentle, and effective way to relieve headaches. Therefore, using these natural ways reduce the risk of any negative or side effect.

Rosemary & lavender oil are known to reduce, tension, & stress – the main causes of headaches. Whereas, tropically applying peppermint oil on the forehead reduces muscle contraction and stimulates blood flow.

Conclusion

Go for aromatherapy if you are looking for a natural and holistic approach to healthcare. However, as you experience the use of all essential oils, keep a check on how different oil & methods affects you.

Aromatherapy is an alternate treatment and should not replace doctor consultation & treatment.


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