The health benefits as associated with aromatherapy are immense. It is due to the herbal and scientific involvement of the essential oils in the process of Aromatherapy Massage that has made the benefits of the therapy enormous. Some of major benefits of the therapy includes- reducing anxiety, easing depression, boosting the energy levels, accelerated healing process, curing headaches, boosting the cognitive performance, inducing sleep, strengthening the immunity system, reduced pain, improved digestion and many more.
6 important benefits of Aromatherapy
- Relieves Stress and works as an anti-depressant
The most important benefit of aromatherapy is for relieving stress. The aromatic compounds from different essential oils known as relaxants helps soothe the mind and eliminate the anxiety levels and acts as an anti-depressant. Lemon, chamomile, jasmine, lavender, peppermint, bergamot, ylang-ylang and vetiver are some of the essential oils that help in sustaining this process.
- Boosts Memory and energy levels
Memory loss is one of the biggest problems these days. Alzheimer’s is one of those frightening diseases that are considered to be an incurable disease. Aromatherapy has been considered as one of those alternative or supplementary treatments for memory loss diseases such as- dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Several studies have proved the efficacy of aromatherapy among patients for boosting the memory’s capacity and higher energy levels. The best essential oils for boosting the memory and amplifying the energy levels includes- black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, angelica, clove, tea tree, jasmine, sage and rosemary.
- Accelerates the Healing process
The essential oils contain stimulants that work as healers and they accelerate the healing process of the body. This helps in healing the wounds as it is due to Aromatherapy massage that the flow of oxygen and blood in the body increases leading to a high paced internal healing during any of the surgeries or illness. Also, the anti-microbial properties contained in the essential oils protect the body during the delicate body healing stages. Certain befitting essential oils are- lavender, rosehip, calendula, etc.
- Strengthens the Immune System
Many of the medical professionals have been supporting the use of aromatherapy for boosting the immune system. This is why due to the anti-microbial effects of the essential oils, they protect the body from all kinds of anti-fungal and antibacterial problems, illnesses and infections causing damage to the body system.
- Regulates the sleep mechanism
Essential oils including- lavender, jasmine, benzoin, chamomile, rose, neroli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang and sweet marjoram helps in regulating the sleep mechanism. Thus, aromatherapy is said to be beneficial to all those who have a problem with their sleep process. They work as sedatives and helps in improved sleeping habits and healthy sleep durations.
- Relieves all types of pain
The aroma oils contain analgesics that helps relieve all sorts of pains of the body, including headaches. The major essential oils used for such purposes are- lavender, clary sage, chamomile, eucalyptus, juniper, peppermint and rosemary.