Here at our massage and aesthetics school, we include Aromatherapy as a part of the curriculum. Students are taught how to make body care products for personal and professional use. Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. It is sometimes used in combination with massage and other therapeutic techniques as part of a holistic treatment approach.
6 Benefits of Aromatherapy
- Increases circulation and energy levels. The best essential oils for giving yourself an energy boost include cardamom, cinnamon, clove, jasmine, tea tree, black pepper, and sage.
- Boosts immune and digestive system. The anti-microbial effects, as well as the anti-fungal and antibacterial effects can protect you from any number of illnesses and infections that could damage your system. Some oils to use are lemon, thieves, peppermint and lavender.
- Provides relief from stress. Ahh stress, it can trigger a wide ray of other symptoms such as insomnia and headaches, but using essential oils can eliminate these as well as stress and anger. Some of the most popular oils to use are lemon, lavender, bergamot, peppermint, vetiver, clary sage and ylang ylang.
- Natural sleep aid. Some essential oils to help with sleep include lavender, vetiver, roman chamomile, ylang ylang, bergamot, sandalwood and marjoram. The trick here is to find what your body likes and responds to. One of the most popular ways is to put one drop of lavender on the bottom of your feet right before bed.
- Reduces and can eliminate headaches. Aromatherapy can be an excellent solution to relieving headaches. Some of the best essential oils that have been connected to reducing headaches and migraines are peppermint, eucalyptus, sandalwood, and rosemary essential oils.
- Promotes healing and recovery. Essential oils can increase the body’s oxygen level which in return increase blood flow to wounds to decrease healing time. Some oils that speed up healing processes are clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, lemon and oregano.
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