Did You Know: Lavender Oil?
Did you know that lavender oil is not just for cooking? It can also be used in aromatherapy massage. Lavender oils are made by distilling the plant’s flowers and leaves together with a carrier oil like grapeseed or jojoba, which doesn’t have any scent of its own. The benefits of using lavender oil during a massage include relaxation, stress relief, improved sleep quality, and pain relief from headaches and muscle aches!
The lavender plant
The lavender plant is a herb that is native to the Mediterranean region, and so it has a rich history of being used in cooking. However, nowadays lavender oil can also be found in aromatherapy massage!
Where is Lavender Oil found?
Lavender oil can be found in essential oils. Essential oils are concentrated liquids that contain volatile plant compounds, which evaporate easily and create the aromatic smells of plants. Lavender is just one example of essential oil with a strong fragrance, but there are many other varieties, including peppermint or tea tree.
Lavender is a very popular oil and is one of the first that people who are new to the Aromatherapy massage enjoy the benefits of.
What are the benefits of using Lavender oil?
Lavender oil has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to fight off insects. In addition, its calming properties make it perfect for an aromatherapy massage!
When you’re feeling stressed out or anxious, try adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to your bath water and enjoy the relaxing effects. Lavender is also used in aromatherapy massage to help calm the body and mind. This has a great natural effect without the use of medication.
Are there any dangers to using essential oils or Lavender oil?
Essential oils and other natural remedies should be used with caution. Some can cause irritations or allergic reactions by the skin, mouth, nose, ears, throat; others have been linked to liver damage when taken internally (such as kava). Lavender is not believed to carry any of these dangers. But it’s always best to patch test or ask your massage expert for help.
Can you give yourself an aromatherapy massage?
No, you would need to have a massage therapist or someone trained in aromatherapy. This is to get the full effect of the massage and can help with choosing the right oil if for some reason lavender is not for you.
How often should I get an Aromatherapy Massage?
It’s best if it is done on a regular basis because the essential oils will be able to better soothe your body and mind. It can also help treat any medical conditions you might have such as Anxiety or tense muscles.