Let’s say you’re having a massage, not just any massage, but you’re getting one from a masseuse. This masseuse can easily calm your nerves with the right oils and the right type of massage. You’re receiving the most perfect massage ever but something is missing? the aromatic therapy! We might know this as aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is alternative health care that can calm things such as headaches, stress, stomach pains, anxiety, etc. It’s 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 aroma.

  • Do some research! Read as much as you can about aromatherapy. It’s 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 aren’t.

  • 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!