Aromatherapy massage is one of the proven therapies to get mental as well as physical relaxation. The aroma massage therapy is performed using a blend of special essential oilsthat contain medicinal principles.
Some studies suggest that aromatherapy oils when massaged onto the skin show more profound effects than simply inhaling them. Here is how aromatherapy is believed to work,
- The medicinal principles present in the oils reach the blood circulation and create mental calmness and provide relief from stress and anxiety
- Aromatherapy massage with essential oils can also normalize the secretion of hormones and thus reduce agitation
- Essential oils can stimulate the release brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine which regulate mood and reduce anxiety
- The fragrances in the oils stimulate nerves in the nose and send signal to the brain regions that are responsible for maintaining emotions and mood