History Of Aromatherapy Massage
To understand the history of this treatment we have to look at the history of aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy is essentially an alternative medicine that uses the natural oil of plants and other aromatic substances to help relax a person’s mind, mood or assist their health. Like many of these related therapies and treatments they originate from previous civilizations such as the Egyptians, Romans, Persians and Greeks. In ancient Egypt, plant oils were widely used for cosmetics, spiritual relaxation, as well as for embalming and mummification of their dead.
Ancient Greece borrowed many healing and relaxation techniques from the Egyptians. They used herbs and aromatherapy oils for medicines and cosmetics. Early physicians studied the beneficial effects of hundreds of scented plants and herbs. They believed that good health can be promoted with aromatic baths and oil massage.
This therapy continued to be expand throughout the ages.
In the 16th and 17th century’s aromatherapy flourished with many Europe explorers and merchants bringing back new remedies, exotic plants and herbs from their travels. Nowadays, the popularity of essential oils and aromatherapy reaches around the World.
Aromatherapy has become a fundamental alternative and holistic medicine. Numerous studies and books about aromatherapy and the healing power of essential oils are published and more natural products are created for therapeutic, cosmetic and aromatic benefits. Essential oils are used widely in massage and one of the most popular therapies today is aromatherapy massage.