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What is an Aromatherapy Massage?

Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.  It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.

As the practice of aromatherapy has progressed, over the years, it has adopted a more holistic approach encompassing the whole body, mind and spirit (energy)

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Essential oils that are inhaled into the lungs offer both psychological and physical benefits. Not only does the aroma of the natural essential oil stimulate the brain to trigger a reaction, but when inhaled into the lungs, the natural constituents (naturally occurring chemicals) can supply therapeutic benefit. Diffusing eucalyptus essential oil to help ease congestion is a prominent example.

Essential oils that are also applied to the skin to be absorbed into the bloodstream. The constituents of essential oils can aid in health, beauty and hygiene conditions.

Here are what some famous authors say about the benefits of aromatherapy in their books:

  • Induces relaxation
  • Increase energy
  • Reduce the effects of stress
  • Restore lost balance to mind, body and soul
  • Promote physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being
  • Assist the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.