Aromatherapy is a therapy that recharges your body, mind and spirit!! In today’s stressful life aromatherapy acts as a relaxing technique that energizes your body and gives a sense of peace to your mind. It is a practice where the natural plant oil, includes essential oils, are used for physical and psychological well-being. Essential oil when used in aromatherapy not only relaxes mind and body but also provide health benefits ranging from instant relief from pain, headache or respiratory issues. Aromatherapy being one of the most popular therapies assists the body to heal, regulate or maintain itself. Essential oil used in aromatherapy contains aromatic molecules that are easily absorbed by skin or enters the lungs when inhaled. These molecules are then carried by the blood system throughout the body thereby preventing any sort of disease or illness. Aromatherapy works naturally in a soothing manner creating positive emotions and lightening the atmosphere resulting in elimination of false mood or negative emotions.
Aromatherapy uses volatile plant oils known as essential oils that is applied on the skin or inhaled thereby preventing any sort of disease or illness. The soothing effect of massage, fragrance and aromatic bath helps in relaxation of mind and body, also giving a boost to spirit.
How aromatherapy works?
Stimulates immune system: Essential oil when applied seeps easily into the skin through sweat glands or hair follicles, mixing with body fluid and killing not only bacteria and viruses essential oil also strengthens the immune system.
Reduces stress: Do you know that the fragrance of essential oil has a calming effect on your body? It is a blissful experience that’s all natural and helps in reducing the stress level by eliminating negative thoughts or false mood.
Relief from pain: Aromatherapy by way of massage helps in reducing body pain. Clary sage oil’s natural fragrance is well known for giving instant relief from pain.
Manages blood circulation: Aromatherapy practiced using pure essential oil helps in increasing blood circulation and is also considered one of the best treatments for high blood pressure patients!!
Fights depression: Depressed with your life? Well Aromatherapy is the best solution. The citrus and other vibrant aromas of essential oil helps in fighting back the depression by lightening the atmosphere and relaxing your body, mind and spirit.
Aromatherapy- different ways to be used
By way of Massage: The essential oil when dissolved with carrier oil and rubbed throughout the body provides a relaxing sensation to the body.
By inhaling: Aromatherapy can be practiced by inhaling the fragrance of essential oil in following ways:
Inhaling the fragrance of scented candles
Dissolving the scent of essential oil all over the room through oil burner
Applying the roll on natural spray on your neck, wrist or on tissue before going to bed.
By soaking in the bath: A few drops of essential oil when dissolved in water before taking bath provides you a relief from body pain and stress as the oil soaks into the skin.
Aromatherapy during pregnancy!!
A pregnant woman faces lots of stress and tension during their pregnancy stage. Instead of taking medicine or other chemicals they prefer to use other natural, Ayurveda measures to ensure safety of their baby. It’s advisable to use essential oil only after prior consultation from doctor or aromatherapist and also, if using it should be used in dissolved state and low concentration. Let’s have a look at the essential oils beneficial to a pregnant woman:
Lavender: Promotes feeling of relaxation and calm
Ylang-Ylang:Lowers stress level
Eucalyptus:Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, healthy for you and your baby
Bergamot:Good for indigestion and boost spirit during pregnancy
Chamomile:Relieves from headache and muscle pain
Sandalwood:Anti-depressant helps to get sleep and relax
Patchouli:Relieves from cloudy headedness and helps to think clearly
Cypress:To be used after 2nd trimester, helps in managing swollen ankles, pains and aches
Orange:Gives a boost to spirit and lowers pregnancy stress
Facing a stressful life, headache, pain or depression? Aromatherapy is one of the best natural ways to uplift your mood. Applying essential oil by way of massage or inhaling its fragrance adds value to your health.