Essential oils like lavender and ginger can also be used in either hot or cold compresses to treat muscle aches and pains; because of their effectiveness, essential oils are diluted in body cream or lotion before it is applied to the body. One of the more widely used oils for massage therapists is almond oil and rice oil, because of their pleasant scents and textures. In aromatherapy massage, essential oils are separately selected for their medicinal and healing properties which could be both physical and psychological. Some essential oils have a more uplifting and energizing effect; relaxing effect, anti- inflammatory effect and some increase the circulation. Below are some of the widely used essential oils in aromatherapy and their benefits.
Common Types of Aromatherapy
However, some essential oils are not suitable to be used during pregnancy or breast feeding. Some oils can affect the way your skin reacts and cause burns more easily in the sun. Aromatherapy is specifically useful in treating muscular and rheumatic, premenstrual tension and menopausal complaints and all kind of stress related issues.