Aromatherapy-Touch of Oils to Restore and Rejuvenate

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Aromatherapy
Welcome to the world of Aromatherapy. The fastest growing of all the complementary therapies, aromatherapy utilizes the pure essential oils mostly extracted from the flowers and herbs for health and healing. Research studies have reported it to be an increasingly popular natural therapy used for clinical purposes as well.

A historical background
It is the use of concentrated essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers and other plant (leaves, petals and roots etc.) parts to treat various diseases and natural healing and beautification. The practitioners of aromatherapy claim that it can boast of a rich and ancient heritage and tradition native to the countries of India and Egypt. The art of using aromatic oils for beauty, perfumery and health has been known to spread across United States through Asia. It also finds explicit mention in Greek and Roman societies as well.

What is used in Aromatherapy?
Some of the commonly used flowering plants used in aromatherapy are Chamomile, Geranium, Gardenia, Jasmine, Marigold, Violet, Rose, Lavender, Narcissus, Rosemary, Thyme, Tuberoses, Hyacinth and Boronia etc.

The art of aromatherapy uses topical application of aromatic oils for the healing purposes. Natural essential oils and their aromas have deeply penetrating ability affecting the olfactory system of the body. Many essential oils are blended together forming a more synergistic blend which is more potent and effective. Essential aromatic oils are mixed in a carrier oil such as almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, and vitamin E oil etc. Each of these oils has their own healing properties and prevents the essential oil from evaporating.

The benefits of Aromatherapy
The essential oils used in aromatherapy are known to boost the immune system, heal, balance and strengthen the emotional and physical health of the body. Essential oils penetrate through the skin and provide the therapeutic benefit of skin healing. The massage technique used in aromatherapy is gentle and calming. They loosen stiff joints, improve the blood flow, relax the muscles and relieve anxiety and stress symptoms. When massaged with an aromatic oil the heat generated due to pressure touch and the scents of the essential oil such as lavender rosemary etc. provides pain relief and sensory relaxation.

Research has proven that aromatherapy massages have a psychological outcome providing relief from anxiety, stress and sleeplessness. Thus, massage also leads to an improvement of skin conditions and relaxing the stressed out body. Aesthetic aromatherapy offered at beauty and wellness clinics and spas includes facial and body treatments and cosmetics.

How is Aromatherapy Done?
The touch based massage therapy is done in a variety of forms and may last from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. The client lies down on a comfortable massage couch in a warm and quiet room. Based on individual preferences sometimes soft music is also played. The massage is done on the face or whole body depending on the natural therapy required by the client. Oil is applied on the client’s body and the massage is done using various scientifically and clinically proven massage strokes. The aromatherapy massage is a deeply relaxing and pleasurable experience with essential therapeutic and refreshing effects.

How Aromatherapy works
The aromatherapy works through many channels in the body. When we inhale essential oils they are absorbed by the delicate inner linings of the nose, air tubes and lungs and enter the blood circulation. The essential oils affect the olfactory organs and hence trigger an immediate reaction in the brain. Essential oils also have the property of permeation and can enter the skin through the hair follicles, sweat glands and enter the blood circulation.

Be safe!
There are three basic rules of a safe and effective aromatherapy session. You should confirm with your aesthetician whether;
• The oils used are pure and of effective therapeutic quality.
• Make sure that the correct essential oil is being used.
• The dose of the oil used for the massage should be absolutely correct.

Aromatherapy in cosmetic and beauty solutions use only a few drops of essential oil and then it is applied in a diluted form to the body and hence does not have any potential for causing harm. If you are pregnant or lactating, it is better to ask your physician before going for an aromatherapy massage as it may have potential effects on you and your baby. It is a completely natural therapy and 100% safe.

Comments

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