When it comes to therapies, they have different effects on our bodies. This is because our body reacts differently to various things. The success of therapy is also dependent on the way your body reacts to it. The effects can differ from person to person where it can be swift as well as slow. Furthermore, many therapies are developed to target specific muscles and help them restore. This not only promotes overall health but also helps the body to relax and reduces pain in the area.
What is Aromatherapy?
In simple words, Aromatherapy is the therapy that makes use of special oils to treat various ailments of the body. This can also include aromatic applications. Oils have been used to massage the body for thousands of years and even doctors recommend massaging if one is going through any kind of pain. This helps the body to relax, reduce stress, and remove the strain on the muscle. The oils from the plant extracts and are completely natural. It is used to promote the health of the mind, body, and spirit. However, it also depends on the therapist as his role is also prominent.
How does it work?
The special oils used in Aromatherapy are plant extracts that have an established scientific history of helping the body relax. It is usually done through inhalation or application. In inhalation, it will involve diffuser containers, spray, or oil droplets, that are inhaled in a steam bath. They provide various benefits like respiratory disinfection, decongestant, and psychological benefits. When the molecules reach through the nose and mouth, they are passed on to other body parts and when they reach the brain, they produce soothing effects by balancing hormones, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, and stress.
The therapist has to see whether the person’s skin is allergic or sensitive to it. Allergy to an external substance is normal. For this, the oil is applied to a small patch of the skin, and let it there. If the allergies don’t show up, it is safe to use. The oil is applied to the skin, but with a carrier oil like almond oil or olive oil. massage oils, and bath and skincare products are available which can be absorbed by the skin, but it is better to massage the area where the oil is to be applied. Some areas which are richer in sweat gland and hair follicles can absorb the oil more effectively.
It doesn’t provide treatments for diseases but you can use it to treat with various conditions like Anxiety, body ache, Alopecia, Nausea, Fatigue, Muscular aches, and circulatory problems.
The special oils can be well absorbed around palms and head as the sweat glands and hair follicles are more open. Furthermore, you don’t need a therapist for the massage, if you knew someone who can do the massage, all you need to be careful is the concentration of the oil with the carrier oil and once you get the ratio, you are good to go.