Explore the Healing Benefits of Aromatherapy
Updated: Sep 9, 2019
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. We offer it complementary with your massage.
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to treat people both physically and emotionally for a variety of ailments. Things such as stress, depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, joint issues, and more can be reduced and eased with the help of aromatherapy. By using essential oils directly on the skin, or by breathing in their scent, symptoms for these issues begin to heal.
What Exactly Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are made from various parts of many kinds of flowers, herbs, and trees. These plants are composed of cells that create their scents and fragrances, and when extracted, we are left with essential oils. Chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, cinnamon, and spearmint are all examples of plants that can be converted into essential oils to give us healing benefits.
How Do Essential Oils Work Their Magic?
It might sound incredible (and almost unbelievable) to hear that oils can reduce symptoms of serious issues, such as those listed above. However, experts say that the benefits of aromatherapy are very real and very valuable.
When we breathe in essential oils, our brains receive messages from our nervous system, which serve to activate particular areas of our brain that produce chemicals like serotonin, which make us feel happy and well. Research has also shown that the use of essential oils directly on the body can help reduce the effects of joint pain and even pain arising from kidney stones. Experts say that aromatherapy can also help people with long-term conditions, such as dementia, to improve their cognitive functioning and therefore overall quality of life.
With such incredibly powerful benefits, it comes as no surprise that many people want to experience the healing effects of aromatherapy. We highly recommend incorporating aromatherapy into your massage routines. Here at Eastside Massage, we offer many different essential oils, all with varying health benefits, to compliment your massage and further help in treating you.
Try Aromatherapy Today!
If you want to feel the stress leave your mind and body, to feel happy, healthy, and relaxed, you can book a massage with us today and request aromatherapy. The combination of massage therapy and aromatherapy is a treatment beloved by many, so consider providing yourself the chance to experience this thoroughly healing treatment that so many recommend.
Text by Abby Letson