What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a natural treatment method of relaxing that’s based on using essential oils obtained from herbs, flowers, and other scented plants. 

 

Sometimes, people who experience anxiety, pain, or even sleep deprivation start to look for a way to relieve their pain and tension or to improve their sleep disorders. Some of these people may turn to psychological treatments like therapy, some ask for chemical treatments and some others find their sooth in meditation and Yoga. But there are so many other ways that can be used as complementary treatments. One of these complementary natural treatments is Aromatherapy.

 

Aromatherapy is based on using essential oils so it’s sometimes called essential oil therapy.

Aromatherapy uses fragment essential oils to improve your health both physically and emotionally. 

 

How Does Aromatherapy Work?

Our body reacts specifically to any chemical formula. Each odor has a special effect on our brain and stimulates a special reaction. How aromatherapy works are based on these characteristics. In fact, it works by inhaling a specific odor or absorbing the aromatic essential oils through the skin.

The scented essential oils that are used in aromatherapy can activate the smell receptors located in the nose. These raptors later send neurotic messages to the brain’s limbic system. The limbic system is the part of the brain which affects the emotions, memory, learning, appetite, and sex drive. Inhaling essential oils stimulates different physical responses, including blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing.

 

 

There are many ways of benefiting from aromatherapy including but not limited to:

  • Getting Help from a Certified Aromatherapist
  • Using an Aroma Oil Diffuser
  • Using Scented  Bath Salts, Oils, and Soap
  • Fragrant Body Oils, Creams, or Lotions
  • Inhaling Scented Candles and 

Who Can Benefit from Aromatherapy?

There have been many studies on the benefits of aromatherapy and the effects of different kinds of essential oils.

In short, the following people can enjoy the countless benefits of aromatherapy, and of course, the enjoyment of the benefits of aromatherapy is not limited to these people:

  • People who are looking for a way of stress relief
  • People who are looking for a way to improve their depression
  • People who suffer from sleep deprivation
  • People with stress-induced insomnia
  • People Who are looking for a way to reduce their pain
  • People who are looking for a way to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy
  • People with dementia who are looking to improve the quality of their lives



Note:

Any individual allergies and sensitivities should be considered. ‌‌Before using aromatherapy, consult with your doctor to prevent any conflict therapy and be able to get the most out of this method.