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What are the Benefits of Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a holistic approach that facilitates equilibrium of physical, mental and spiritual health through essential oils. Aromatherapy essential oils and essences seek to stimulate and enhance the body's own healing process so that the body is capable of regulating, maintaining and healing itself.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated essences known for their healing effects. They work by stimulating the olfactory system and later the brain or limbic system. Essential oils have many different effects on the body, mind, and soul. Some have an analgesic and antispasmodic effect, while most are antibacterial.
The fragrance, other properties and effects of the oil determine how these body systems and their parts are stimulated. During a massage, these oils are inhaled and absorbed by the body at the same time, penetrating the skin and eventually reaching the organs and body systems.
Aromatherapy is known as a therapeutic natural practice that is commonly performed to energize, relax, and advance the beauty, health, as well as a sense of ease. It is highly considered as an energizing and relaxing treatment as it generally works to unite or balance the body, the mind, and the spirit of those who are taking it, leaving the person calm and active.
Aromatherapy is extremely beneficial and is an excellent way of reducing stress. Once the diluted essential oils are applied directly to the skin, it is then completely absorbed and penetrates deeply into the tissues, interstitial fluid and bloodstream. It is through this process that aromatherapy as an energizing and relaxing treatment is highly deemed as a powerful health option. Aromatherapy massage in itself stimulates the blood circulation, increasing the supply of nutrients and oxygen to cells; and stimulates lymphatic flow, improving tissue drainage and improving the immune system. It is known to be one of the most effective ways to combat stress and stress related illnesses.
Warning: Please note that using essential oils directly on your skin without diluting them with carrier oil may cause skin irritations to occur. Always read the safety precautions on the labels of your essential oils before using them.
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