After a long day at the office, you may come home and light your favorite scented candle, make a cup of chamomile tea, or perhaps take a long, hot bath with added lavender oil. While all of these activities may have a calming effect, relieving mental stress with aromatherapy massage oils is particularly effective.
Mental stress is something we all have to cope with on a daily basis. When we become too stressed, however, it can affect the immune system which in turn can lead to illness. It can also reduce our capacity to concentrate on our daily tasks, increase our blood pressure, and generally leave us emotionally spent.
Utilizing aromatherapy oils can effectively treat not only mental stress, but a host of other ailments as well. Out of all the oils used today, lavender is deemed to be the most effective in reducing stress. Whether you go to a spa or a massage therapist, aromatherapy massage oils can lower blood pressure, promote a feeling of wellbeing, and increase the energy level and balance within.
Let’s face it – there are situations which we cannot control, either at home or at work, and this can add to the stress we are already experiencing in trying to juggle life’s demands. Studies have shown that aromatherapy massage oils can alleviate many of the physical, emotional, and mental stresses that can interfere with our capacity to think clearly and perform more productively.
While there are many meditative methods we can utilize to relieve mental stress such as Yoga, Qi Gong, and deep breathing exercises, aromatherapy massage oils offer a more direct path in relieving the angst that is associated with stress.
In addition to having an aromatherapy massage, using these oils at home can offer the same effect. The process by which anyone can benefit from aromatherapy massage oils is through the scent that is inhaled and makes its way to the olfactory bulb located in the brain. Think about the last time you shopped at a candle store or a bath products store. You walked in and a particular scent made you feel good inside.
Aromatherapy is the means by which inhaling essentials oils can heal and further enhance our quality of life. So it makes sense, then, that the benefits of aromatherapy massage oils have become a holistic alternative to traditional medicine and have been widely used to relieve mental stress.