Aromatherapy is a complementary treatment that uses essential oils to improve health and well-being.
Essential oils have many therapeutic benefits. The aroma and healing properties of essential oils can be very helpful in treating many ailments and disorders.
They can help support our emotions and are cleansing, purifying, calming and uplifting. Essential oils can be beneficial for general health and great for our skin. They can be used for many medical issues, for healing as well as for general
relaxation, reducing stress or for muscular aches and pains
In my aromatherapy treatments, selected oils will be chosen depending on what you would like help with and the aromas of the oils that appeal to you. https://www.ingoodhands-wellbeing.co.uk/treatment-prices/
What are Essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain and carry the ‘essence’ of the plant. They often have a much stronger smell than the plants they come from and contain higher levels of active ingredients. The essential oil is obtained through distillation and once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are ready to use.
Each plant’s essence has a different chemical makeup that affects its smell, absorption, and effect.
How does aromatherapy work?
The structure of essential oils is made up of tiny molecules and when applied to the skin are absorbed more easily into the bloodstream and travel around the body. This enables the essential oils to help and add great benefits to the body’s systems and organs.
Aromatherapy works on three main levels the sense of smell, absorption and inhalation. As we breathe in the aromas of the essential oils are quickly absorbed by our ‘smell’ receptors that are linked to the limbic system, which controls heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and stress.
Absorption of essential oils is greatly increased by massage, with the aid of carrier oils such as grapeseed as this increases the circulation in that area of the body.
What can aromatherapy massage help you with?
Here are just some of the things essential oils can help with an aromatherapy massage.
Support your thyroid
Eczema & skin complaints
General health & well-being.
Essential oils in an Aromatherapy
There are so many essential oils that have amazing and powerful properties that can really help to boost our wellbeing.
This article by Healthline lists 101 different essential oils and what they can you with. https://www.healthline.com/health/essential-oils-find-the-right-one-for-you
However, there is one essential oil which we are all familiar with and is good for so many things. Yes, Lavender essential oil.
Take a look at this research from the National Library of Medicine on Lavender essential oil and how it can help with stress, anxiety and other issues.