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Aromatherapy: Path to Peace

  • Posted: October 16, 2020
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It is undoubtedly the worst phase the world has ever witnessed in the past few decades. The pandemic did and continues to eat up our peace of mind and what occupies us is the constant fear of getting infected. But don’t let fear consume you, because fear is the most common pathogen for most illnesses and if this lingers for a while, chances are high that you become paranoid. 

But, what could be done? The stress only seems to build up and refuses to leave, taking a toll on your sleep and mental health altogether. Well, you’ve stumbled upon the right piece of article. Aromatherapy is one such means to escape from all these problems and to technically take that ‘chill pill’. Tension Gone and Healthy Skin On!

The need and awareness of aromatherapy have been on the rise for a while now. There is an increasing need for ways to combat problems of stress, anxiety, depression, etc. With most of the population working from home, issues relating to posture along with work pressure are now addons to all those existing problems.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a massage therapy by which aromatic oils (essential oils) are blended with carrier oils and are applied to your body. Massage in itself is a great way to relax, but with the use of aromatic oils, it is said to lighten up your moods and sensory organs to give you that elated and pleasurable state of mind. Have you ever noticed the use of incense sticks at places of worship and wondered why? This is because your olfactory system plays a major role in controlling your ability to meditate and ease out. The use of aromatic camphor and incense sticks help in reviving your mood, helping you relax and meditate while you pray. The same works with aromatherapy but with a scoop of extra delight.

During this massage, the molecules of the essential oil that are used to get absorbed through your skin as well as get inhaled by you during the whole session. They are believed to bring beneficial improvement to your body as well as your mind by working on the region of your brain that is involved with your system of emotions, which is the limbic system. They are also said to bring down the levels of Saliva Cortisol (your body’s stress hormone) and Salivary Chromogranin (an indicator of stress level in your body).

Different oils benefit you in different ways. For Calming you down, the best oils to be used would be chamomile, lavender, geranium, bergamot, and lemongrass. If what you seek is for decongestion, it is better to opt for eucalyptus, pine, or tea tree oil. To have that boost of energy into your mind and system, the best essential oil would be rosemary. Essential oils of Ylang-ylang, clary sage, rose, neroli, etc are best for an Uplifting massage.

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy isn’t a complete treatment or medical practice to cure you of any long term ailment or medical illness. Concerning its usage and feedback from consumers worldwide, it was observed that aromatherapy did help in relieving stress and to get rid of fatigue. Let us take a look at a few benefits of aromatherapy.

  • The massage helps to ease sore muscles. Since aroma oils are very potent, when used correctly they will reap you the benefits of that preferred oil.
  • The fragranced oil will help awake your olfactory system giving you that luxurious feeling of getting a royal treatment.
  • Aromatherapy is said to help people with insomnia or difficulty while sleeping. People often use lavender oil to spray on their pillow cover and say they get a good night of sleep.
  • It is a preferred Holistic method of healing without involving the use of any drugs internally or externally. If you are not comfortable with using medical drugs, aromatherapy can help you to take that ‘no drug’ path.
  • Some studies suggest that aromatherapy was seen as effective in lowering symptoms of anxiety and depression among cancer patients. Since willpower is a major factor to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment and you are restricted to use any other drugs during the treatment period, no drug therapy is a considerable safe option and aromatherapy can offer you that.
  • The use of aromatic oils in massage helps to reduce cramping during periods. People (often celebrities) in their social media accounts post their experiences of using aromatic essential oils to ease the difficulties of menstruation during their hectic life schedule and say it was very much efficient.

Things to note before you go for Aromatherapy

We had an overview of the benefits of aromatherapy. Now let us look at some things that you need to look out for before going to a spa for this therapy.

  • You have to convey your level of olfactory tolerance to the specialist before the therapy begins. If the smell is too harsh for you, then the therapy will not benefit you the way it is expected.
  • If you have allergies or reactions to any substance do let your specialist know.
  • Make sure to convey to the specialist your smell preferences, be it citrus, floral, herbal, anything. Always make sure you effectively communicate your needs to them.
  • Do not consume a heavy meal at least an hour before your session. This will reduce the effect of the therapy as well as create discomfort in you.
  • If you are already under any medical condition or taking prescribed medication, do update your specialist about it. Some fragrances might react differently under the medication period.
  • Make sure you drink water before and after the session to stay hydrated. Tissue massages are done to release accumulated toxins and water enables the pancreas and kidneys in flushing out these from your bloodstreams
  • Try and avoid intake of caffeine because caffeine is a stimulant that will increase your heart rate triggering symptoms of anxiety and fear. In the same way, stay away from alcohol after a massage because this can reverse the effect of your massage. 
  • Try taking a hot shower before the massage. This will help the goodness of the oil absorb better because hot water will open up your pores and all the goodness of the oil will sweep better into your skin.
  •  If you are pregnant, it is highly recommended that you consult a medical practitioner before getting an aromatherapy massage. During pregnancy, you will be advised to stay away from certain fragrances of essential oils. The National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy suggests not using essential oils of aniseed, basil, birch, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tarragon, and wintergreen during the time of pregnancy.

You don’t have to book your tickets to other countries or states to avail a premium spa experience. Protone day Spa can provide you with this revitalizing treatment here in Kochi. We have the right experts to guide you through what is good for you and provide you with the perfect spa experience. You might be wondering if going to a spa during Covid is actually safe or what? Fret not, we function with all the precautionary guidelines and we ensure necessary measures to provide you with utmost safety during the therapy. 

 We offer a wide range of spa services that helps you to attain the path to a relaxed mind and soul. You can book an appointment anytime by dialling +917306471181 or through our website to experience the best of Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy as a practice has gained popularity in today’s world, Bath and Body Works have an entire range of lush products named Aromatherapy and they are in high demands. We do have readily available aromatherapy products like aromatic candles, bath products, body creams, room fresheners, essential oils, etc in the market these days. One reason for its popularity is that there are readily available products like candles that are very convenient to use even for people with a very hectic lifestyle. Do give yourself a try at this, and it’s for sure that you are going to love it.

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