When you think of massages or any type of spa treatment, typically aromatherapy comes to mind. Think about it, you’ve probably never gone to a spa and not been enthralled in the scents that fill the room. Aromatherapy is an ancient practice and is essential in relaxation and pain relief, as it activates your smell receptors which send messages through your nervous system to your brain.
Your limbic system plays a huge role on your emotions and if you are feeling stressed or in pain, calming agents of essential oils can promote deep relaxation and pain relief. Here are three top benefits of essential oils!
If you suffer from insomnia or have difficulty staying asleep through the night, try placing a few drops of lavender, chamomile or bergamont on your wrists, temples and your neck. You can also put water with a few drops of the oil in a spray bottle and use it as a pillow spray. These scents are just a few that can relieve stress and ease depression to help you enter a state a pure relaxation.
Pain and Inflammation
When it comes to pain and inflammation, essential oils can help immensely. Frankincense, eucalyptus and rosemary are effective when it comes to easing pain and inflammation. To avoid irritation to the skin, dilute the oil with a carrier oil (an oil used to help dilute the oil to help “carry” it into the skin), and rub the blend onto painful areas. Many people use coconut oil for this. It typically takes two to three minutes for the oil to enter the bloodstream and you should feel relief instantly.
Nausea and Anxiety
Essential oils help manage cancer symptoms and side effects. Lemon and ginger help combat anxiety, nausea and vomiting. Aromatherapy is referred to as a complementary treatment, since it can be used in conjunction with standard cancer treatments. If you are pregnant, try using this oils to help with morning sickness!
Here are Angel Touch Therapy, we believe in the benefits of aromatherapy and use Young Living essential oils for our services. To experience these benefits and book an appointment, call us at 660-909-2539!