Here’s All That You Need To Know About Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is bliss!
And that is true. This therapeutic application is known for inducing holistic healing through sensory stimulations. It uses essential oils which are being utilized to complement treatment for several ailments through stimulating nerve relaxation for more than 6000 years. These oils have antimicrobial activity and are also antiviral, antifungal and nematicidal in nature.
The appropriate inhalation of the right quantities of these oils overwhelmingly soothes brain cells. If the right quantities of these oils are not mixed in the right proportion, these may also lead to hazardous impacts. We at Northumberland Heights are counted among the best Ontario spa retreats and we suggest you to undergo an aromatherapy session at an authentic wellness spa retreat under the appropriate guidance of a trained aromatherapist.
Aromatherapy has various de-stressing benefits. You tend to release mental blocks while the masseuse massages your body slowly with the goodness of flower extracts, essential oils, healing herbs and roots. More and more the oil continues to absorb into your skin, more and more you experience relaxation. Your body tension eases and your mind unwinds to greater possibilities, leaving your soul to complete rejuvenation.
Aromatherapy application at the Ontario spa retreats is one of its kind
Let’s uncover its application.
How does it actually take place at a wellness retreat?
Aromatherapy at most luxury health and wellness retreats is performed as a topical application. It makes use of a spray or a diffuser to let you experience the oil droplets through proper steam or sauna. At several intervals’ aromatherapy is used to clear mild congestion in the airways. It allows respiratory disinfection to take place as a part of the aromatherapy application.
The molecules entered through the nose walk down to the entire body system. The limbic system of the body gets impacted by the molecules that travel down in your body system. There it helps you in releasing the emotional stress through balancing the hormones. Also, as a result of this, your breathing gets improved and your blood flow gets regulated leading to better management of heart rate and blood pressure.
Aromatherapy heals you holistically with the goodness of essential oils and natural herbs. In the treatment room at the wellness spa retreat, the masseuse performs aromatherapy under the guided instructions. She massages your body with ultimate sophistication to allow the absorption of essential oils into the skin. Essential oils can’t be applied directly to the skin; hence, your masseuse dilutes them with a carrier oil before the application. Majorly almond oil or olive oils are used as carrier oils for aromatherapy.
An allergy test is a must
At the spa retreat, the aromatherapist will do an allergy test before performing the therapy. Therefore, it is advisable to align the aromatherapy schedule accordingly and not jump-in directly to the treatment room.
Usually, the aromatherapist dilutes the essential oil in a carrier oil and applies the mixture to a portion of your skin. If you show no signs of allergy for at least up to 24 hours, then you are considered passed for undergoing the aromatherapy session. However, you have to be well prepared in advance about any otherwise scenario.
You cannot take an aromatherapy session if you are allergic to the smell of few oils or if your skin cannot stand application. Essential oils are quite heavy and people reportedly show few allergic signs if applied directly to the skin. Hence, a maximum concentration of five percent is considered safe to be used for adult applications.
What are the Benefits of Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a unique complementary application that can be found at a wellness spa resort. Although it is not a cure to any disease it has a therapeutic impact to support conventional treatments. Certain conditions are found to be relieved through an organized aromatherapy session. Anxiety, stress, fatigue, headaches, nausea, body pain, respiratory problems, circulatory issues, hair loss or even several menopausal and menstrual issues can be relived using a rejuvenating aromatherapy massage.
Significance of Essential Oils
Different essential oils have a different therapeutic effects and use in Aromatherapy. The base essential oil is used for sharpening the concentration. This helps in reducing symptomatic depression. Also, it has a significant impact on prolonged migraines or headaches. Since the essential oils are heavy in concentration, these should be strictly avoided for use in pregnancy.
What are the common essential oils used in Aromatherapy?
Lavender Essential Oil
It is the most common essential old which is widely used in aromatherapy. Also, it is a perfect relaxant. Lavender extracts are also used in cosmetic products and even body washes. Lavender oil is sourced from farms that grow lavender. It blends well with tea tree, geranium, chamomile, bergamot, peppermint, lemongrass and rosemary.
Rosemary Essential Oil
It has a scintillating aroma and is usually preferred for stimulating the central nervous system and creating an environment of healing through purifying the air. Rosemary essential oil blends well with jasmine and lavender.
Peppermint Essential Oil
This oil has a minty appeal which soothes the nervous system making you ease out stress. It also gives you a feel of naturopathy due to its herbaceous aroma. This oil blends well with cypress, marjoram, rosemary, pine, grapefruit, tea tree, basil, eucalyptus and more.
Frankincense Essential Oil
This again is one of the most commonly used essential oil in Aromatherapy and is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia sacra tree. It has a sweet woody fragrance and is known for reducing stress. This oil blends well with cinnamon, lavender, orange, ylang-ylang, geranium, bergamot and sandalwood.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Get glowing skin and a refreshed mood using the sweet orange essential oil. It invigorates mental condition, making you feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Due to its strong scent, this oil blends well with fresh ginger, lemon, marjoram, patchouli, jasmine and vetiver.
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