The Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Mumbai and the Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Mumbai states that scents affect our mood in a vast manner. It can either stimulate our energy or make us feel deprived of it. Certain fragrances also hold the ability to trigger our ocean of memories and feelings.
The Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Mumbai defines, ‘Aromatherapy’ is the similar type of comprehensive therapy that mostly works via activating smell receptors present in the body. The therapy involves use of natural plant extracts, mostly essential oils along with addition of other aroma compounds such as Menthol, Wine lactone, etc. Therefore, It is often called Essential oils therapy. It is an art and science which if used in a proper way holds the ability to heal the whole mind, body & spirit.
The therapy was unknowingly used by the common people for a number of years. Many people used them for some religious purposes while many used them for some medicinal purposes. Popular ancient cultures of China, Egypt, India also have the incorporation of plant components in resins, balms, and oils.
How Does the therapy work?
The therapy takes the whole body and soul into consideration while healing the patient. It activates the smell receptors present in your nose and then sends the impulses directly to the brain's limbic system which then shows amazing and appropriate actions.
Oils can be either inhaled or applied topically onto the skin utilising diffusers, massage oils, bathing salts, hot and cold compressors, inhalers, spritzers, body oils, etc. They're often diluted before use as it can be much more powerful if used directly.
- Reduces Stress
As we began, the primary use of Essential oils is reducing stress which is a part and parcel of our daily life.
The magic power of oils can lower blood pressure to bring it back to normal range, it can also lower the heart rate, and lastly, it also tackles the stress hormones released to help us become more calm.
Most commonly used oils for this purpose are lavender, lemongrass, geranium & Jasmine.
- Strengthens Immune System
We all know how resistant we are to antibiotics. To overcome this, essential oils have got a property of acting as anti - inflammatory.
Example - We have oils of Oregano, Eucalyptus, Ginger, etc to strengthen the immune system and fight against various infections.
- Decreases Muscular Pain
As per research, aromatherapy has a better impact in dealing with muscular pain, specifically gynaecological & post operative pain.
The popular analgesic oils are eucalyptus, chamomile, turmeric, thyme, and ginger.
- Heals anxiety issues
Anxiety disorder is increasing due to loads of stress in the world. Nevertheless, it leads to severe mental illness.
The natural solution to work towards this is the use of essential oils such as rose, lavender, bergamot & chamomile. With the same message of the same, depression & anxiety goes away to an extent.