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What is Aromatherapy & How Does It Help?

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy using essential oils from plants to promote physical and emotional well-being. An aromatherapy massage at Fitness Canais a type of massage therapy that combines the use of essential oils with massage techniques to promote healing and relaxation.

During an aromatherapy massage, one of our experienced massage therapists at Fitness Canada Physiotherapy & Massage Centre will apply a mixture of essential oils to the skin through a gentle massage. The essential oils are usually diluted in carrier oil to ensure that they are safe for use on the skin. An aromatherapy massage is often used to treat a range of conditions, including stress, anxiety, pain, and inflammation. It can also help to improve circulation, boost the immune system, and promote a sense of well-being.

Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has been found to have a range of potential benefits for both physical and emotional well-being. Some of the benefits of aromatherapy include the following:

  • Relaxation – Aromatherapy massage combines the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy with the relaxing effects of essential oils. Massage techniques help to release tension in the muscles and promote relaxation throughout the body. The scent of the essential oils used in aromatherapy massage can also have a calming effect on the mind, reducing feelings of stress and anxiety and promoting a sense of peace and tranquility.
  • Improved circulation – Massage therapy can improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which can help to flush out toxins and waste products from the body. The use of essential oils in aromatherapy massage can further enhance these benefits, as certain oils have been found to have properties that promote circulation.
  • Pain relief –  Aromatherapy massage can be effective in relieving pain and soreness in the muscles and joints. The massage techniques used in aromatherapy massage can help to release tension and increase blood flow to the affected area, which can help to reduce pain and inflammation. 
  • Improved sleep – Aromatherapy massage can help promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety levels, which can lead to better sleep quality. The use of essential oils which are known for their calming and sedative effects can further enhance these benefits by promoting a sense of relaxation and helping to prepare the body for sleep.

The Need For Essential Oils

Fitness Canada Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy’s essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts that contain the natural fragrance and properties of the plant they are extracted from. These oils have been found to have various therapeutic properties, such as reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, relieving pain, and enhancing mood.

The scent of essential oils is believed to stimulate the olfactory system in the brain, which can help to relax the body and reduce stress and anxiety.

When essential oils are inhaled or applied to the skin, they interact with the body’s limbic system, which is responsible for emotions, memories, and behaviors. This interaction can produce a range of effects on the body, such as stress relief, improved mood, and pain reduction.

Book your aromatherapy massage at Fitness Canada Physiotherapy & Massage Centre today for a wonderful experience!