Alternative therapies, Ayurveda

Benefits of aromatherapy !

With a hectic life, we tend to overlook our health. Popping in a pill or forcing syrup down the throat seems a quick effortless way to ease those nasty complications. But did you ever think the about the side effects? Due to a change in lifestyle and increasing awareness towards health, a number of natural or herbal treatments have evolved that promise benefits without adverse reactions. One of them is aromatherapy, which has been used globally since ages and has gained momentum in India only a few decades ago.
As the name suggests, the therapy uses aroma to cure the problems and enhances psychological & physical well-being. The main ingredient in aromatherapy is plant oil including essential oils and aroma compounds. Here are the 10 benefits of aromatherapy that should urge you to try it in case you haven’t.

  1. Relieves stress

Perhaps the most popular and widely known benefit of aromatherapy is relieving stress. The aromatic compounds of essential oils act as a relaxant that calms your mind and soothes away anxiety. The best-known essential elements for stress-busting are lemongrass, lavender, peppermint. They can be used in the form of oil lamps, oil massage therapy or dry flowers.

     2. Regulates sleep

With anxiety and stress, it is all the more obvious to experience sleeplessness. A disturbed mind, restless soul coupled with highly stressful life causes conditions like insomnia or disturbed sleep. Aromatherapy has proven beneficial in regulating sleep.  Hence lavender, chamomile, jasmine, and sandalwood have been in use for decades. Infuse these in your bath before sleeping or in the aroma lamp in your bedroom to notice the difference.

    3. Acts as an antidepressant

Popping in an anti-depressant pill may help you calm down and relieve you from depression temporarily. However, this comes with extreme health hazards and toxic side effects. Aromatherapy is hence a healthy and most sought-after alternative to cure or reduce signs of depression. Massage with citrus or vibrant aromatic oils like jasmine, lavender or chamomile is a great relief in case of depression. These natural aromas are instant mood lifters!

    4. Relieves pain

The Ayurveda science of medicine has used aromatic oils to treat body pain. Aromatherapy gradually developed worldwide as a therapy to manage pain effectively. Essential oils like clary sage, lavender, chamomile, juniper, eucalyptus, and rosemary are broadly used for relief and reducing pain. The application of the oils can be done through compression or oil massage.

      5. Improves memory

Aroma is often associated with memory. Kids at learning age or elderly people at risk of memory loss are recommended aromatherapy to refresh memory.  These oils enhance the power of brain to remember things and increase responsiveness. Sage, Cyprus and basil oil are the most endorsed oils to boost memory.

     6.  Strengthens immune system

The essential oils used for aromatherapy are natural antiseptic that keeps infections, bacteria, and germs away. They have the ability to treat cold, flu, cough besides cleansing blood. Your body’s immunity improves naturally and strengthens over time. Go for grapefruit, rosemary, cinnamon and eucalyptus essential oils for the purpose.    

     7. Speeds up healing

Post-surgery time or recovering from diseases is a stressful period for your body. Aromatherapy aids in healing the body by acting as a stimulant. It acts as a disinfectant for wounds, reduces the discomfort of skin problems and has a calming effect on the mind, which together speed up the healing process.

     8. Reduces headache

Given our hectic lifestyle, headaches due to sinus, migraine, cold or fatigue are very common which people treat with an aspirin or pain relief tablet. All said and known, the high-risk side effects give us reasons strong enough to opt for the alternative aromatherapy. Go for spearmint or eucalyptus oil, sandalwood or rosemary essential oils to cure a headache in a safe and herbal way. 

    9. Energizes and stimulates your body

Feeling tired and low on energy after a long day is quite obvious. At times you may feel the fatigue due to changing hormones in your body. Chuck coffee, energy pills or cigarettes for the good and rejuvenate yourself with a session of aromatherapy sans any damaging effect. We suggest pepper, cinnamon, clove, tea tree and rosemary oils to raise your energy level, stimulate your body and get rid of lethargy. You may inhale these or infuse in your bath.

     10. Improves blood circulation

This benefit has been known since ages. Just like a facial massage improves blood circulation of your skin and brings glow, similarly, aromatherapy massage improves blood circulation in the massaged area. It leads to healthy muscles and lessens joint pains if any.  While all essential oils are beneficial for blood circulation, sage and sandalwood oils stand out with immense benefits.  
Have not experienced the soothing benefits of aromatherapy yet? Book a session now to feel rejuvenated, relaxed and stress-free. Aromatherapy is the most natural and authentic way towards your overall wellness, minus the side effects. Search for the ones nearest to you and pamper yourself with the goodness of nature through aromatherapy.

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