No doubt about it, the sight and scent of colorful blossoming flowers are some of the best things about the spring season. It’s nature’s time for rebirth and renewal—but why shouldn’t it be yours, too? To welcome the spring, try out an aromatherapy massage. It’ll have you feeling fresher than a newly bloomed flower!
Why Choose Aromatherapy Massage?
If you’ve been following our blog, you know we’ve written tirelessly about the benefits of massage over the past few months. Just as a brief recap, here are some wonderful things massage therapy can provide for you:
- Relief of chronic pain
- Deep sense of relaxation
- Improved blood circulation
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Higher energy levels
Virtually each and every type of massage delivers the above benefits, to varying degrees. But when you add aromatherapy into the mix, prepare for an even more profoundly relaxing experience.
How do Essential Oils Enhance a Massage?
1. A Historical Movement
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, essential oils have been used in therapeutic practices for about 6,000 years. That’s quite a lot of history that supports their place in the massage room.
2. Au Naturel
The essential oils offered by Elements of Rockville Centre are extracted from roots, leaves, seeds and flowers of various plants, meaning they’re all natural. You won’t find any harmful chemicals here!
3. Ease your Mind
Essential oils are great for your mental health. Stress relief is perhaps the most popular reason for using aromatherapy, but there are plenty more positive effects.
For example, essential oils are known to combat feelings of depression. This makes it a wonderful alternative to prescription antidepressant medications, which often have complicated side effects.
More recently, aromatherapy has been linked to improved memory function, even for people suffering from awful conditions such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.
4. Physically Phenomenal
It seems like everyone is looking for ways to improve their physical health. Whether it’s through a strict fitness regimen or a healthy diet, it’s important to take care of our bodies. And essential oils can help!
The chaos of everyday life can physically drain you to the point that you feel exhausted all the time. Aromatherapy is a safe way to boost energy levels without the negative consequences of stimulants like caffeine.
Essential oils can also deliver a helpful boost to your immune system and help combat allergies, which is perfect for this time of year.
Other physical benefits include:
- Muscle recovery
- Bodily pain/headache relief
- Aided digestion
- Sleep regulation
5. They Smell Great
Lastly, essential oils smell really, really good. Their strong (yet not overpowering) scent just adds to the awesome experience of a massage session!
So next time you’re booking an appointment, why not choose an aromatherapy massage? It’s a great way to revitalize your mind and body in tandem with the spring season!
Disclaimer: Elements of Rockville Centre is not an organization of healthcare professionals. All authoritative claims in this blog have been linked to their sources.