Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years. Aromatic plants have played a key role in healing, with many cultures using the powerful benefits of essential oils to restore wellbeing and health.
The complexity and raw energy of essential oils is something that can’t be duplicated by synthetic scents. This is why aromatherapy works. You work with actual essence, energy, and healing properties in their most concentrated form. Pure essential oils have an impact on your emotional, mental, psychological, physiological, spiritual, and physical well-being.
How Does Aromatherapy Work?
Our strongest sense is smell. It’s also the only sense directly connected to the brain. Your nose’s smell receptors communicate with those areas of the brain where you store your memories, and where emotions are governed. These smells also impact different reactions in your body. That’s why inhaling essential oils, and indeed having them gently worked into your body during an aromatherapy massage in Myrtle Beach, evokes strong feels of relaxation and clarity.
Let’s look at some of the most commonly used aromatherapy essential oils and their amazing benefits.
You may already know that chamomile is an herb that promoted sleep and rest, mostly for its sedative qualities. Roman chamomile paired with meditation and massage is a perfect choice if you’re feeling physically restless or particularly anxious.
Sandalwood is thought to have a delightfully calming effect. It’s also considered especially potent when it comes to enhancing your mental clarity. A spritz of sandalwood essential oil on your pillow, or even a sandalwood candle, will help you sit still, unwind, and stop thinking about that never-ending to-do list.
Vetiver boasts a delicious scent, but it’s also associated with calming and grounding effects. It is an especially wonderful fragrance to use if you feel like your mind is all over the place and you want to try and clear it, or even if you’re feeling a little emotionally disconnected.
We all know lavender can relax you from head to toe. Whether you soak in a lavender-scented bubble bath, spray a few drops on your pillow, or indulge in a much-needed lavender-infused massage, this essential oil will help you completely relax and switch off.
Clary sage is also renowned for its sedative benefits, which means it can help calm the nerves and help you reach a relaxed state of mind. Clary sage is especially helpful if you get the jitters, or you feel anxious about things. This is another essential oil that helps to clear and calm the mind when you need it.
Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted from the Indonesian Cananga tree. It works to reduce your heart rate and improve your mood while promoting a relaxed and clear state of mind. This delightful oil can also help reduce stress, depression, and anxiety, helping you come home to yourself.
Jasmine oil is popular as a natural remedy for stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It’s a natural sedative that also works to stimulate the brain, boosting your mood and your energy levels, while helping you achieve a clear mind.
There are plenty of benefits to the ancient healing therapy of aromatherapy. Everybody deserves a true sense of peace, and the secret begins with looking after yourself and your wellbeing. Doing things that help to clear your mind and calm your nerves, like regular aromatherapy massages in Myrtle Beach, can leave you feeling focused, happier, and a lot more relaxed.
Welcome home to yourself. Book your aromatherapy treatment today with the gentle and experienced team at Cinzia Spa.