What is Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy or the essential oil therapy utilizes naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance and harmonize the health of body, mind and spirit. It involves the use of pure essential oils - through massages, inhalations, baths or compresses. As soon as essential oils are applied to the body during a massage, the elements enter the skin through the hair follicles where they are absorbed into the bloodstream, and then they circulate through the body.

Some of the benefits of aromatherapy include:

Improve the mood: aromatherapy is known for its positive effects on the mood and general feeling of well-being when a person receives a massage with essential oils. As a fact, this therapy can de-stress, calm and relax.

Blood circulation: this therapy is also perfect to enhance blood and lymphatic circulation through massage and the use of essential oils. The blood vessels will either constrict or dilate depending upon the essential oils used. As a result, the blood pressure will either go up or down, accordingly.

Since essential oils - such as clergy sage - can mimic estrogen, aromatherapy has the power to balance the hormone production by the endocrine system.

This holistic therapy helps to kill viruses, bacteria and fungal infections; thereby, it strengthens the immune system.

Aromatherapy may foster restful sleep.

This holistic therapy may also improve digestion.

Lastly, this therapy may help maintain healthy joints and muscles.

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