Three Relaxation Techniques using Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Relaxation Technique: The Aromatic Bath

Relaxation techniques are a vital part of Aromatherapy. Stress, anxiety, tension, and fear are devastating to the mind, body, and spirit. It is important that one learns to relax and by practicing relaxation techniques you can prevent many sicknesses from taking place in your body.

Scientific research has shown that the effects of stress and tension can suppress the Immune System, leaving you vulnerable to many illnesses, viruses, and sicknesses. By incorporating relaxation into your lifestyle, you can help strengthen your Immune System.

Some relaxation techniques include deep breathing, massage, and even learning how to relax in an aromatic bath. You can take an aromatic bath after a stressful event or even just after a long day in the workplace.

Adding essential oils to your bath will help your body to relax and let your mind refresh itself. Try adding 10 drops of citrus oils or Chamomile oil to your bath for a rejuvenating and refreshing bath.

Aromatherapy Relaxation Technique: Massage

Massage is one of the many Aromatherapy relaxation techniques that people prefer. By using heated massage oil that contains natural essential oils, the body can be brought to a deep place of relaxation.

There are various essential oils that will help soothe sore and tired muscles as well as oils that are natural sedatives and a great asset to your relaxation techniques. Some oils to include in your carrier oil include Chamomile, Patchouli, and Lavender.

Relaxation Techniques and Deep Breathing

One of the most powerful and effective of all relaxation techniques is deep breathing. The wonderful thing about deep breathing is that it requires not equipment, special apparatus, and can be performed anywhere.

You may find deep breathing uncomfortable at first. In fact, many people who begin using deep breathing often feel lightheaded at first. You should use a book that teaches Yoga deep breathing, or attend a Yoga session so that you will understand how to properly inhale and inflate the diaphragm.

Learning the Complete Breath is one of the fundamentals of Yoga and will do wonders in helping you manage stress, anxiety, and tension.