If you are starting out with aromatherapy massage as a way to combat anxiety or you just want to have a better quality of sleep, know that as you breathe essential oil or aroma oil, you stand to get more benefits other than just sleep improvement or feeling more confident about yourself.
Do not feel anxious about the challenges of today and always look forward to a bright future.
See how you can overcome your problems and struggles with aromatherapy massage. Here is basic information on that.
What Is Aromatherapy Massage?
Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage using oil or lotion that has essential oils as its main ingredients.
When you get this massage, you also get to breathe in molecules from these oils or your body absorbs them through your skin.
These oils induce responses from the brain and body and affect the emotion and state of mind of the person getting the massage.
Aromatherapy massage is a helpful way to de-stress especially for people who are serious with office and industry work.
Besides the relaxing effect, the massage can also reduce pain and inflammation and also improve your mood as you tackle day to day problems at work and at home.
So, with aromatherapy message, the therapist manipulates or works on your soft tissues, and with the use of essential oils, the overall massage experience is enhanced.
When the therapist applies certain oils on your body, such as pure peppermint oil, not only will you experience a better quality of sleep and a feeling of calmness, but you will also benefit from its effects on other areas of health such as better digestive function, respiratory issues like the common cold, and also problems related with pain such as headache.
Applied on the skin, these oils can also bring about relief from itching and muscle pain.
Aromatherapy for Better Sleep
Having enough sleep is important and if you are having troubles getting enough sleep, aromatherapy may help you as well, together with yoga and other activities that help induce sleep, and if you are taking sleeping pills, aromatherapy may just help you stabilize your sleep pattern so that in future you will not need to take these medicines at all.
Sleep is important. It is the time for the body to restore itself. It is also the way of the body to reenergize itself to get ready for the next day.
Massage oils which you can use for sleep are the following:
Lavender oil – Research conducted to determine this oil’s effect on sleep revealed that slow and deep-wave sleep is increased in those participants who used lavender oil.
Chamomile oil – This is powerful oil against anxiety and depression. If you cannot fall asleep because you are overly concerned about something in your work, burn a few drops of this oil to fill the air in your room.
For Keeping Worries at Bay
The challenges in your life and the worries at work can destroy you and the important things in your life if you don’t face them right now and stop them head on.
Valerian, sweet basil, bergamot, chamomile and lavender are great oils you can use for an aromatherapy massage that will calm you and convince you everything’s going to be alright and give you peace of mind even if things seem to be out of control.