Letís say youíre having a massage, not just any massage, but youíre
getting one from a masseuse. This masseuse can easily calm your nerves
with the right oils and the right type of massage. Youíre receiving the
most perfect massage ever but something is missing?the aromatic
therapy! We might know this as aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is an alternative health care that can calm things such as
headaches, stress, stomach pains, anxiety, etc. Itís an alternative
source of relief that can be very effective if used correctly.
Aromatherapy treats the mind and body together. The scent of the
essential oils used can have a powerful effect on emotions while the
oils?chemistry affects the body. They can also be combined with both
home and professional massage to provide a very effective treatment for
stress-relief. At the other end of the scale, specific botanical
essences can be used by clinically trained therapists or doctors for the
treatment of serious medical conditions.
Here are some tips to consider before buying essential oils:
Do not buy perfume oils. Perfume oils do not attribute to therapeutic
benefits. These perfumes are only used for the sheer enjoyment of the
Do some research! Read as much as you can about aromatherapy. Itís very
easy to get started but remember there are always safety issues that you
must be aware of.
One of the most important factors to remember is to make sure that you
are selective when purchasing your essential oils. The quality of
essential oils varies from company to company. Some companies may
falsely claim that their oils are undiluted or pure when they really
One way to achieve higher quality is to order from reputable mail-order
companies. Again, company quality varies from each company.
Lastly, keep your oils in dark glass (amber or cobalt blue bottles) and
in a cool dark area. This will keep your oils in better and safe
conditions for later use.
With this said, aromatherapy can be a great source of alternative home
remedies. Aromatherapy can enhance any mood and can also contribute to
achieving the best massage ever! Learn more and ask your massage
therapist about aromatherapy!
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