Aromatherapy massage has many benefits. Aromatherapy affects the body in two main ways. The inhalation of aromatherapy oils affects the nervous system, changes heart rate, breathing, digestive functions, stress levels, and triggers memory. Aromatherapy essential oils, when applied to the skin in a massage, travel through the skin into the blood vessels and directly into the blood stream. From there they have powerful affects on the body. They can purify the blood, increase digestion, warm or cool the body, relieve anxiety, increase or decrease heart rate and breathing rate, and re-balance hormones, just to name a few benefits.
Essential oil blends made with oils such as marjoram, black pepper, and peppermint can be used in your massage which will help with Fibromyalgia and muscle pain. Blends made with eucalyptus, pine, and spike lavender can be used to clear out the lungs and sinuses and support respiratory function. Clary sage, rose, and geranium can be massaged into the skin to help regulate hormone function. Oils like vanilla, sweet orange, and jasmine can create a euphoric, relaxed feeling. Aromatherapy oils can have an energizing or a relaxing effect. They can relieve pain and relax muscle tissue. They can even work medicinally in the system to help prevent or aid in clearing disease.