The Power of Aromatherapy Oils

The Power Of Aromatherapy Oils

When you have an aromatherapy massage the therapist will have a range of essential oils to use depending on their healing properties. 

When these oils are breathed in they can have different effect on heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, the immune system and more. The essential oils derive from plants, flowers, herbs, nuts and fruits.  Many of these oils are used in soaps, shower gels, teas, perfumes, among other uses. Here is a low down of the most popular oils used in aromatherapy and their effects.

  • Lavender

Lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled. Essential oil is extracted from the fresh flowers of the lavender plant and used for medicinal purposes. It has been known to help cure insomnia, headaches, nervous disorders, and even alopecia.

  • Tea Tree

Tea tree oil is mainly grown in South West Australia. The oil has many uses and can be found in many skin cream products.

  • Eucalyptus

Another tree that is grown in Australia and is widely used in therapeutic oils is Eucalyptus. The oil is distilled from the leaves of the plant. It has strong antibacterial qualities and is most commonly used in remedies from coughs and colds.

These are just three essential oils that are used in aromatherapy. Others include - Sweet Almond, Rosehip, Sunflower oil, Peppermint, Fennel, Chamomile, Rosemary, Spearmint, Pine, Rosewood, Geranium and Citrus fruits including lemon, orange, lime.  If you know of any more let us know. Here are the services that offer aromatherapy massage in London

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