Aromatherapy is a form of Eastern medicine that has been in use for over 4,000 years. There are many powerful benefits of Aromatherapy Massage
With an aromatherapy massage, parts of the body are gently manipulated, which increases blood flow to the muscles and vital organs. An aromatherapy massage enhances the flow of blood via the absorption of oils through the skin and into the bloodstream. Essential oils used to encourage circulation and strengthen capillaries are cypress, frankincense, grapefruit, juniper berry and sandalwood.
A massage combined with aromatherapy can calm the senses and induce relaxation. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, aromatherapy massage decreases anxiety levels by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers and stress reduction hormones.
Essential oils used to eliminate anxiety are rosewood, sandalwood and vanilla.
Enhanced mental awareness
The scents of essential oils and stimulation of massage on the body activates the olfactory nerves in the brain, which amplifies serotonin production and enhances a person's mental capacity.
Essential oils that are used to stimulate the body and mind include juniper berry, sage and vetiver.