Aromatherapy

Massage and other relaxation techniques accompanied by the natural fragrances that not only relax, but can also energize and stimulate.

Scents that heal

When aromatherapy oils and active plant oils its biological activity on the human organism. Aromatic compounds can inhale using inhalers or aromatic lamps, can be applied to the skin and penetrate into all the layers such as massage oil. Not excluded internal administration of essential oils in the form of decoctions and infusions.

Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials known as essential oils and other aromatic ingredients to change the mind, mood, cognition and health process.

Aromatherapy literally means “treatment using scents”. It is composed of two words “aroma” – fragrance and “therapy” – treatment.

In aromatherapy used vegetable oils (sunflower, olive, sesame, almond, etc.), to which are added aromatic essential oil. Oils are mixed just before the massage necessary by either stimulating effect (Yang) or sedative (yin). This form of treatment is one of the alternative medicine. Among the most common essential oils include: lemon grass, lavender, cedar wood, ginger, sandalwood, pine, jasmine, rose or pomegranate.

Purity of essential oils

The quality of oil is therapeutically very important because it drops essence within them the typical features of the plant from which the oil is obtained, is its essence and soul. From this perspective, the best oils obtained by steam distillation or cold pressing. Only the latter contain undesirable additives chemical solvents that can cause allergies and affect the action of the oil.

Effects of essential oils

Essential oils stimulate the nerve cells send signals to the limbic system of the brain. This affects among other instincts, mood or memory. It is the emotional center of the brain.

Essential oils always operates on two levels:

Physical effects of oil in its effects – such as pain, varicose veins, nausea, high or low blood pressure.

Influence on the human psyche – some calm and settled, others refresh or support concentration or strengthen us in the beginning of a new life stage.

The use of essential oils

Each essential oil has more applications. Never one oil is not just one thing, but it always combines multiple therapeutic effects. It can also be found on one issue more oil.

Aromatherapy takes a holistic approach to the client. This means in view of man as a whole and not just focus on his problem taken out of context. Since it also depends on the choice of the appropriate essential oil. Two people who come with seemingly the same problem, it will probably treated each other with oil (or a mixture of oils). And one which is most appropriate to their individual condition. This condition will apply to each other in the overall view, despite the initial similarity major problems.

Aromatherapy massage

  • oil is absorbed through the skin and also acts through respiratory
  • hand acts on the energy pathways (meridians), thus making the physical and mental blocks
  • within 10 minutes the oil can be demonstrated in the blood after 1-2 hours, reaches into the deeper tissues, lymph and muscles to target organs
  •  EO fed into a suitable carrier – usually cold pressed vegetable oil (such as almond, sunflower, jojoba, wheat germ …..)
  •   we avoid mineral oils (mineral) because clog pores, so that EO can not penetrate the skin to deeper tissues and stays on the surface

dosage:

  • EO-during pregnancy and lactation from 0.5% to a maximum of 1.5%, as a newborn is sensitive and excessive odor intensity could irritate himmental
  • mental problems in up to 15 drops of EO to 50 ml of base oil
  • physical ailments for more than 20 drops of EO to 50 ml of base oil
  • it is better to start with a small amount of EO and possibly increase the concentration necessary to test the effects. This applies to all routes of administration.

Aromatic lamps and inhalation

EO enters the bronchi and alveoli, blood capillaries to the individual institutions

dosage:

  •     mental area 1-5 drops in 100 ml water
  •     to physical problems 5-8 drops in 100 ml water
  •     inhalation dripped into 600 ml of boiling water 2-3 drops of oil

Baths
can be total or partial

oil stir in salt from the Dead Sea (excellent effect on the skin) or cream, honey or neutral soap and then dissolve in water.

dosage:

  •     the total bath (full bath) 8-15 drops of essential oil
  •     the partial bath 5-8 drops of EO per liter of water

Tiles

EO can be mixed into cottage cheese (eg for breast during breastfeeding problems), or instill a wet piece of cloth that is either warm or cool, depending on what effect you want to achieve. EO can also instill ice cube wrapped in cloth from natural materials (eg after childbirth on broken dam).

Aromatic ointments

the total daily treatment healthy skin or local treatment of the affected area of the skin

prepared by adding EO to the cream or gel base in an amount from 5 to 15 drops of oil in 50 g of ointment

Indoor use is chosen very rarely and only in the event that it recommend an experienced therapist, inappropriate ingestion may cause irritation of mucous membranes and organ damage.

Finally, the Council

When choosing the right oils, follow your nose. The correct effect will be achieved only if the oil will cause a positive reaction.

If you are glutted with aromas of essential oils, you can smell the ground coffee, which neutralizes odors.

More than just a smell

OIL

Satan wood

Effects: relaxing, antidepressant, natural aphrodisiacs

Chamomile

effects: relaxing, antispasmodic effects, relieves headaches and tension, for problems with the digestive and nervous origin for insomnia

Benzoin

effects helps dislodge the airway and can be used at any time when the voltage leads to chest tightness and shortness of breath.

Geraniums

effects: refreshing, antidepressant effect, suitable for nervous tension or exhaustion.

Ylang Ylang

effects: sedative, antidepressant effect in the treatment of stress insomnia, panic attacks, anxiety and depression. Aphrodisiac, reduces stress levels.

Peppermint

effects: analgesic, antispasmodic, ideal to combat headaches, before using one drop dissolved in a small amount of cream or oil base.

Jasmine

Effects: relaxing, euphoric effects, can lift up the mood magnificently in case of weakness, depression, apathy.

Eucalyptus

effects: one of the best oils for respiratory problems.

Lavender

effects: headaches, digestive problems when nervous origin, in baths and massages-it has deeply relaxing and soothing effects, has versatile uses from first aid in case of burns to the treatment of skin diseases, oil is used for sore muscles and other body parts as a smelling salt shock.

Rosemary

effects: on the nervous exhaustion, headaches, migraines, promotes blood circulation in the brain, excellent for mental exertion and weakness.

CAUTION: Not suitable during pregnancy and kidney problems.

Marjoram

effects: soothing and warming effects, suitable for the treatment of cold, tight muscles and stress.

Pine Forest

effects: helps cleanse the respiratory system, elimination of fatigue for tired and aching muscles with a massage oil.

Sage

effects: euphoric effect, antidepressant and relaxing effects, aphrodisiac.

Cabbage roses

effects: sedative, soothing and anti-inflammatory, for anxiety, aphrodisiac, alleviates muscular and nervous tension.

Bergamot

effects: the most effective antidepressant among all oil-best used at the beginning of the day.

Do not use on your skin, if you are exposed to sunlight or if you will be exposed to sunlight-increases photosensitivity.

Bitter orange

effects: tonic, to improve mood, stimulates mind and libido.

Lemon

effects: one of the best cleaning and antiseptic oils to support the immune system, in dermatology, to clarifying ideas.

Grapefruit

effects to aid digestion, anti-cellulite and clogged pores, improves mood, alleviates headaches, helps with nervous exhaustion.

Lime

effects: slow metabolism stimulation, tonic for massage or bath.

Mandarin

effects: refreshing, has a cleansing effect, suitable for skin problems-such as acne, helps digestive system, soothes heartburn and nausea.

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