It was a busy week and you are dead beat after all the work. Thoughts are coming and go into your head, just like resuming the memories from last week. You needed some form of relaxation and headed over to a spa … People head over to a spa is to get away from the pressures of daily life. The place provides escape from whatever stress is building up at work or at home. During your time at spa, you have the chance to rest and rejuvenate your mind and body. From the moment you are in the spa, you are in a different world. No worries, no thoughts, just relax.
What is this euphoric feeling…? Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a form of healing that uses scented candles, incense and even various types of essential oils to trigger certain responses in the brain. This reduces the effects of stress on the nervous system by promoting the release of endorphins and other feel good neurotransmitters. The right combination of scents can help ease the pain of a headache, stop the mind from racing from one thought to the next and help to restore a sense of mental and emotional balance.
How Does Aromatherapy work together with body massage?
A professional therapist knows that the ultimate goal of the session is to help the client relax and enjoy the treatment. In order to accomplish this goal, it is often helpful to combine methods so that both the mind and body receive attention.
When preparing the space for the session, the therapist will use different methods to create an area that inspires relaxation and calm. Part of the process will involve attention to the lighting, the comfort of the massage table and even the scents that drift through the space.
Typically, the choice of scents will include something that is likely to appeal to the client and also trigger the pleasure areas of the brain. For example, the use of lavender is very common in this type of setting.
When coupled with the manipulation of the muscles on the shoulders, back and other areas of the body, it releases the individual from their worries at least for the duration of the session. As a result, the mind and the body can relax and drift for a time, enjoying the simple pleasures of pleasant sensations and freedom from the usual round of stress and tension.
The human body needs care and gentle touches. It needs to charge whenever it is exhausted. Don’t be lazy. Make an appointment at your nearest spa. Don’t be like most people who will come from work and fight alone with the stress and tiredness. Your body deserves it.
Author’s Bio: Ion Doaga is the owner of Massage Dreams. He writes about alternative and treatments and encourage people to take care of their body.
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