Aromatherapy is not just a very pleasant procedure that promotes relaxation. From the point of view of physiology, psychology, energy and alternative medicine, this is a real treasure.
It is possible to talk about smells and their properties, how certain aromas affect us for a very long time. It is not for nothing that books are written on this topic and entire courses are taken away.
We adhere to the famous principle “Brevity is the sister of talent”, and therefore we will state everything very briefly, succinctly and as usefully as possible.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a procedure that involves the impact on the organs of touch (primarily scent) with the help of various smells. Most often, various essential oils are used during the procedure. Less commonly used other things:
- Aroma sticks.
- Palo Sonto.
- Any other natural sources of odors.
As a rule, therapy is not carried out with the help of perfumes, colognes or other synthetic substances. It’s not good from an energy point of view.
Aromatherapy has long been used in medicine in ancient India, Egypt and China to treat various diseases and normalize the psychological state.
How does aromatherapy work?
A person has five organs of touch: ears (hearing), eyes (sight), tongue (taste), nose (smell) and skin (tactile sensations) with the help of which we receive information about the external environment and ourselves.
The organs of touch receive signals and transmit them to the brain, on the basis of which we draw certain conclusions:
- How dangerous is this or that situation (heard something unpleasant);
- How safe is the product (smell, appearance)
- How safe the object is (appearance, tactile sensation) and many other processes.
The organs of touch are directly related to our psychological and physiological state. When we constantly observe, hear and “absorb” negativity, we have problems: stress, lack of sleep, self-doubt, etc. If the organs of touch analyze only pleasant things, then the psychological state is better.
As you can see, many odors are used for both physiological and psychological purposes. It is not only very profitable, but also convenient.
From the point of view of bioenergetics, each person vibrates at a certain frequency and purity. These indicators are determined by what emotions a person experiences for the most part.
So, for example, anger, anger, apathy and laziness are low-frequency emotions. Such a person has a very weak energy level. Those who experience joy, love, gratitude have a high level of energy.
Essential oils, having an impact on our psychological state, automatically affect the energy level, helping to increase it. The same oils that are used to harmonize the psychological state can also be used for energy purposes.
Aromatherapy can also be considered from the point of view of extrasensory perception, alternative medicine and other sciences. Since the procedure is over 5,000 years old, it has something in common with many sciences in one way or another.
How is aromatherapy used?
It involves applying essential oils to the skin with a massage or simply rubbing into the skin. The method is good for its simplicity, since you do not need to buy any additional devices.
However, there is a drawback: some oils can burn the skin, or simply cause not very pleasant sensations.
Essential oils can be used with aroma lamps or applied one drop at a time on the wrists, under the earlobes and on the collarbones. Roller aroma oils are applied according to the same principle.
Their only difference from pharmacy ones is that they are presented in a convenient package that you can take with you on the road. Sprays based on essential oils are important to spray in a pre-ventilated area.
Aromatherapy is an amazing procedure that we recommend everyone to try. It has a wide range of effects, has virtually no contraindications and is very affordable.
Purchasing a vaporizer and essential oil compositions cost about the same as two massage sessions and will last you for several years. Thus, one aromatherapy treatment will cost less than a cup of coffee. And there are many more benefits.
What is essential oil and how to choose it
Essential oils are extracted from the flowers or leaves and are not used on their own, but added to bath salts/foams and creams.
Lavender oil is considered to be a universal oil in aromatherapy: it calms the nervous system and has a positive effect on sleep problems.
All citrus oils (lemon, orange, grapefruit) and bergamot have a tonic effect: they help to concentrate, increase efficiency, give vigor and improve mood. Tea tree oil is considered a natural antiseptic.
It is used for disinfection of premises with the help of an aroma lamp, pointwise applied to acne and inhaled for infectious diseases.
Geranium helps with headaches and mood swings. Mint is a great helper for those who cannot stand transportation. It also helps to concentrate and, when applied to the skin, eliminates itching, swelling.