|Posted on 15 May, 2016 at 4:35|
Each week at Reiki by Alison I will share some information around aromatherapy, reiki and even healthy recipes. Check back weekly on the website to see the latest update.
My first update for Reiki by Alison is on Aromatherapy Massage.
Aromatherapy Massage is a form of massage therapy where the use of essential oils aims to enhance the treatment. Essential oils are either taken in by scent through the nasal passages or absorbed directly through the skin when incorporated with a massage. When you inhale the scent of an essential oil messages are transmitted to the Limbic System within the brain. The Limbic System controls emotions and helps to influence the nervous system and hormones.
The absorption of the molecules of an essential oil may impact the body the following ways:
- Stimulating the heart
- Reduce stress levels and blood pressure
- Assist breathing - Improve memory retention
- Aid digestion
- Enhance the immune system
The properties of essential oils are as varied as the number of oils themselves including some of the below:
- Lavender & Camomile oils – calming
- Lemon & Grapefruit oils – uplifting
- Eucalyptus – decongestive
- Clove – reduces tooth ache
- Juniper - cleansing
When you have an aromatherapy massage, the use of essential oils can be chosen by yourself or practitioner to suit a particular need or requirement you have. Always use an essential oil not a fragranced oil to benefit from the full properties of the oil. An aromatherapy massage will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and relaxed.