By Noreen Farooqui
What is an Aromatherapy Massage, and how does scent play a role?
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An Aromatherapy Massage is a whole body experience using scents to relax the mind while using Swedish massage techniques such as long, deep strokes to relieve tension in the body.
Aromatherapy relies on essential oil scents inhaled by the nostrils and alters the limbic system in such a way that emotions, the nervous system and hormones are influenced.
Messages are transmitted to the limbic system and this affects heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion and the immune system.
Essentials oils vary in the way they affect our body and moods.
Lavender: Has a calming affect and is great for relieving stress, anxiety and for promoting relaxation.
Orange: Improves memory and uplifts the mind. It’s a refreshing, relaxing scent that is also good for stress relief.
Peppermint: This scent has energy-boosting properties that enhance mental alertness while sharpening focus.
Aromatherapy massages are powerful tools for relaxing both the mind and the body.
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