Friday, September 11, 2009


Aromatherapy Massage:

Aroma Therapy is not just doing massage on body with fragrant oils or has an odorous bath. It's such a therapy, which uses healing power of herbs, shrubs and trees for physical and mental enhancement of soothing mankind. The roots of this therapy are deep to primitive age. Likewise it had been old for more than 5000 years ago. Aroma Therapy was very popular in old Egypt. It has intense power to heal many diseases from cough to asthma. Recently it has been proved perfect to cure lungs and respiration disorders. Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils, often through massage. Individual blends are prepared by the practitioner, in a base of cold pressed oil and then applied to the patient's skin through a remedial or relaxing massage. It is important that they are not used directly on the skin, as burning or rashes could occur.

As a holistic treatment, aromatherapy can have a profound effect on physical and psychological well-being. There exists the belief that scent, as the most enduring of our senses, has the power to transform our emotions, and heal our bodies.

Essential Oils:

The essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted from plants and herbs to treat conditions ranging from infections and skin disorders to immune deficiencies and stress. When aromas are detected in the nasal cavity, impressions associated with previous experiences and emotions are created. Combining this with the fact that the parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels and hormone balance are also related to the nasal cavity, it is evident that the use of essential oils contributes to and achieves many physiological or psychological effects.

Fragrance oils:
It contains a bottle that can be used to store fragrance oil. Essential oils contain the true essence of the plant it was derived from. Essential oils are not the same as perfume oils or fragrance oils. Where essential oils are derived from the true plants, perfume and fragrance oils are artificially created fragrances, contain artificial substances or are diluted with carrier oils and do not offer the calibre of therapeutic benefits that essential oils offer.

Check some of them here:

  • Eucalyptus: for congestion/coldsFrankincense: for calming emotions and nightmares
  • Geranium:for menopausal problems & PMS Lemongrass; for sore or injured muscles
  • Lavender: for relaxation
  • Peppermint: for quick energy
  • Rose: a uterine tonic and aids in contractions during childbirth
  • Sandalwood: for relaxation, digestive troubles (esp. due to tension), dry skin
  • Tea Tree: a strong disinfectant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal
Benefits of Aromatherapy:

The benefits of essential oils can be obtained through inhalation or by external application. Aromatherapy is easy to practice, readily available, and effective as a therapy, but should be used with care.

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