Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants, has been used for thousands of years.
Essential oil aromas stimulate the part of the brain that affects emotion. The shape of an essential oil molecule is like a key that opens lock-like structure in the olfactory nerve receptors in our nostrils. The impression of the aroma is sent directly and immediately to the limbic system where memories are stored and pleasure and emotions are perceived. When stimulated, the limbic system releases chemicals that affect the central nervous system. Serotonin counteracts anxiety; endorphins reduce pain and affect sexual response.
Inhaling essential oils can help us attain a pleasurable emotional balance. A balanced emotional state in turn can have a therapeutic effect on physical problems, particularly those that are stress-related.
Enhance your mental and physical well-being with essential oils using direct inhalation or diffusion.
Relaxing oils like chamomile, or sandalwood can help with anxieties.
To counteract after-lunch sleepiness diffuse energizing uplifting oils like peppermint, lemon or basil.
Lavender can help with sleeplessness or depression.
Frankincense oil has been used as an adjunct to meditation and prayer for centuries. Its rich, balsamic aroma penetrates deeply into the lungs, inspiring slow, regular breathing.
Ylang Ylang is great for eczema, open wounds, depression, or as an aphrodisiac.
Essential oils have positive effects on every level of being. Their unique properties enhance the mind, body and spirit. Aromatherapy is the creative and scientific application of essential oils to create beneficial changes in our lives on aesthetic, therapeutic and mystical levels.
Essential oils are a great way to enhance the benefits of any massage.