From the tombs of pharaohs in ancient Egypt, to the palms of your massage therapist today, essential oils and aromatherapy have been a part our lifestyle for a very long time.
The earliest mention of these incredible oils comes from Egypt. The tombs of pharaohs were filled up with frankincense and various herbs to preserve their bodies. Soon after, around 30BC, the Romans conquered Egypt. After which they borrowed from Egyptian culture, by using essential oils, but for hygiene purposes.
The essential oil trend soon spread throughout the world, the Chinese and Indian cultures used essential oils medicinally, the Arabian cultures perfected distilling the oils to ensure purity, and European cultures used these oils to mask the smell of people suffering with the plague.
Today we use these oils for many things, but what benefits do they have?
Stress Relief: Proven to act as a relaxant, essential oils like lavender and peppermint help relieve anxiety and stress. This can be achieved in various ways, but the most recommended would be through a massage.
Boosts Energy: There are many ways to boosts ones level of energy, most of which can be harmful to the body. Aromatherapy though, is safe, and natural. It offers an immediate boost to a tired and fatigued self. You can achieve this lift by using essential oils like Jasmine and tea tree.
Headaches: Ever get a persistent headache that refuses to go away? The use of peppermint and sandalwood oils are believed to help with drastically reducing stress and tension headaches.
Sleep: Insomnia can pop up at the worst times, and with our current busy lifestyles, it’s important to get a good night’s rest. Essential oils like jasmine, lavender, and sandalwood help with easing the mind, allowing you to relax.
These are some of La Vita’s favourite benefits, all of which you can experience when you book an aromatherapy massage with us. If you have any other benefits to share, let us know in the comments.