Remove Stress With Aromatherapy Massage At Home
Most folks think aromatherapy is all about various fragrances. True, no doubt. But it is much more than that. Did you always want to know more about aromatherapy but never got around to doing that? Do you think aromatherapy’s biggest function is to simply elevate mood swings? Now’s the time to dispel all myths and see how dim lighting, aromatic candles and essential oils can change your life.
Now you might be thinking how I know so much about it. Well, I’m not an expert but I’ve just started training under one. So worry not – whatever advice I’m giving out to you is safe. Let’s understand what the therapy is fundamentally all about. Aromatherapy utilizes plant extracts called essential oils to aid physical, mental, emotional and all-round wellness. The beauty of essential oils is that they can have different effects for different ailments according to combination in which they are used. From soothing tension, relieving stress, anxiety, muscular tension and to relieving headaches, essential oils serve various purposes. Hence, they are truly essential!
I use aromatherapy to basically relieve my stress and get great massages at home. Being in the advertising industry, I have long hours of work and a lot of overtime to do. It is vital for me to take care of my health myself. Otherwise I would simply deteriorate and get myself into serious medical complications. I have been using aromatherapy from the past six months to keep me peaceful and calm. Guess what – you’re really lucky that I am sharing all my blending secrets with you! I strongly suggest you create a great ambience before you start the therapy. Aromatic candles with dim lighting will be ideal to accentuate the stress relieving effect of the massage. It’s like eating from a well decorated plate– the visual treat will add to the therapy.
Inhale essential oils and keep your stress away
Stress comes in various forms – depression, guilt, relationship disturbance, helplessness, nervousness, insomnia and so on. In order to keep it away, all you have to do is add a few drops of the below mentioned essential oils to a cotton ball. Inhale gradually for a few minutes until you start feeling some relief. Have a killer presentation due to your big boss next week? Don’t break out into sweats because of that. This will further ruin your preparation. Pick from essential oils of Lavender, Geranium, Jonquil, Chamomile, Basil, Cypress, Frankincense, Juniper, Melissa, Neroli, Ylang Ylang or Palma Rosa. The reason why I’m giving you such a long list is because availability of all these ingredients varies from place to place. A friend of mine was once showing up symptoms of depression. We didn’t want her to confront this issue and make it a further mess. We secretly made a perfume out of a selection of essential oils of Jasmine. This worked wonders for her. You can take your pick from Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lavender, Bergamot, Neroli, Nutmeg, Clary sage, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Rose or Vetiver. Similarly, for helplessness, exhaustion or even insomnia, mix essential oils of Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Lavender. These are the popular ones that will solve multiple problems.
Inhaling different essential oils can alter your mood, stimulate creativity, help concentration and rid an area of airborne viruses and bacteria. Make sure to maintain dim lighting – it’s all about the feel good factor, remember?
Blend your stress away
What would you do when you come home straight from office? Make a cup of coffee? Nah. Do you know the first thing that I reach out for? My sweet little bottles of essential oils! I make a concoction that straight away keeps my fatigue in tab. Take 5 drops of Patchouli, 20 drops of Geranium, 10 drops of Bergamot, 5 drops of Lavender and 10 drops of Ylang ylang. Mix these in 5 oz. of Sweet Almond oil and your stress relieving potion is ready. You can add it to your hot water bath and simply sit in it for hours! The only reason why I keep stressing for dim lighting through aromatic candles is that it adds to the peace and calm of your room, which will in turn aid your healing procedure. Massage your own joints whilst you are in the hot tub. If you’re with your partner, you can do this job for each other!
I clearly remember a period at my office when I was spending countless nights doing my spreadsheets. Once the busy period got over, my biological clock went for a toss and I couldn’t even sleep when I was at home. I used to end up staring at the ceiling and I just didn’t want to take sleeping pills. I finally got to know of this blend for insomnia which has completely cured me of all my worries. Take 9 drops of Marjoram and mix it with 14 drops of Lemon. Add this mixture to a diffuser and light your room with candles. This will work wonders for your sex life too.