There are plenty of SPA and Wellness Centres that offer the service of aromatherapy for various purposes: relaxation, muscle pain relief, overall improvement of wellbeing, motivation of productivity and creativity, etc.
But have you ever wondered what is it really about and how it works? If you are curious, you are in the right place!
Let’s get started!
What is aromatherapy?
The term “aromatherapy” refers to the method of healing different health conditions with natural extracts, or essential oils. This holistic treatment, together with the aroma of the essential oils , is proven to have an impact on the mind, feelings, thoughts, body, and health. That is why, in the past, the majority of people have used aromatherapy to cure diseases, stimulate the immune system, and improve their overall wellbeing.
Between all of our senses: vision, taste, hearing, and touch, our sense of smell is the strongest one. Many medical studies show that the different aromas, which we smell have a direct impact on our brain. More specifically: on the hypothalamus and the hypophysis. This means that our sense of smell is directly connected not only to our perception for the environment around us but also to the physical functions of our body. This way, the various aromas stimulate the production of different hormones in the brain, which affect our mind, body, health, and stamina.
However, aromatherapy can not only be done by experts in the field. There are multiple ways you can use aromatherapy at home! You just need essential oils! They can be used either with a diffuser, steamer, and inhaler or in the form of a spray, salts, or integrated into a product for skin care. That is why many of the brands that sell cosmetics emphasize on the aroma of their products!
Benefits of aromatherapy
- Boosts the immune system to fight viruses, infections, and inflammations.
- Improves the memory
- Helps to relieve headache and migraine
- Reduces the symptoms of insomnia and improves the quality of sleep
- Fights symptoms of chronic fatigue and boosts energy
- Reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Enhances the mood and relieves anger
- Reduces the accumulates stress in the body
- Speeds up the healing process of bones, tissues, and organs