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4 Health Benefits Of Aromatherapy Massage

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Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with essential oils added to the massage oil or lotion. There are as many uses for aromatherapy as there are essential oils, an important element of aromatherapy is synergy, because different oils are combined, which is why using a combination of oils often creates a much more powerful effect than using one particular oil. Below are the health effect of aromatherapy massage.

Healing and therapy

Aromatherapy massage helps to hasten healing through the body. This is because of the combination of essential oils for the massage. Massage with all these essential oils help to increase oxygen and blood flow to wounds as well as more internal healing processes like those following surgeries or illness.


The anti-microbial properties of certain essential oils also keep the body protected during any of the healing stages of the body. Some of the most popular essential oils for speeding up the healing process of the body include lavender, rosehip, frankincense, tea tree, and rosemary essential oils to mention a few. Several of these oils do more than heal wounds; they can also reduce the severity and discomfort from skin conditions like eczema.

Relieves stress

In addition, aromatherapy massage helps to relieve stress. The aromatic compounds from many different essential oils are known as relaxants and can help soothe your mind and eliminate anxiety. The oils that are specially used for stress relief include; Lemon oil, lavender, bergamot, peppermint, vetiver, and ylang-ylang essential oils.

Boosts Energy Level

Aromatherapy massage also helps to boost energy level. Many essential oils are known to increase circulation, raise energy levels, and generally stimulate the body and mind, without the dangerous side effects of other stimulating substances. The best essential oils for giving yourself an energy boost include black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, angelica, jasmine, tea tree, rosemary, and sage.

Reduces headache

Aromatherapy massage is a healthy way to relieve headaches. Other medicines might have a side effect which can adversely affect the liver, however, the use of essential oils do not have these effects on the liver. Some of the best essential oils that have been connected to reduce headaches and migraines are peppermint, eucalyptus, sandalwood, and rosemary essential oils. You can also mix these oils in a carrier oil and spread that oil onto your skin, scalp, neck, and temples. Some of the best carrier oils for headaches include almond, avocado, coconut, apricot kernel, and sesame oils.

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