Aromatic plants have been used by humankind since the dawn of history.
Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual well being. Essential oils are easily evaporated substances that occur naturally in a variety of plants growing the world over. The scent of an oil makes a vital contribution to its natural healing properties.
Essential oils, via the olfactory nerves, affect, among other parts of the brain, the limbic system—one of the most primitive regions of consciousness. Although they are the tools of a gentle therapy, essential oils have the power to reach deep into the psyche, and to both relax the mind and uplift the spirit. During an aromatherapy massage, the aromatic molecules of the essential oils exert an influence both through their inhalation and smell, and through their cutaneous absorption.
The application of essential oils through aromatherapy massage is a method that is enhanced by the physiological benefits of massage itself. Its ability to promote the flow of blood and lymph and to improve nervous conductivity, give it the capacity both to soothe tension and increase vital energy. Safe and supportive, therapeutic massage also possesses the power to convey a sense of emotional well being.
Az Massage Center p.l.l.c. is now offering aromatherapy therapeutic massage, along with reflexology foot massage, to our many valued clients in the Tucson and Oro Valley areas. Call for an appointment today!