Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Aromatherapy and Healing

As far as looking after our wellbeing is concerned, it is just as important to look after ourselves mentally as it is physically, yet sadly, this is where many people tend to go wrong. Rather than focussing on mental and emotional wellbeing, they instead focus all of their efforts on physical wellbeing instead. Of course exercising and eating right are both extremely beneficial in regards to physical and emotional wellbeing, but so too is rest, relaxation, and recovery as well, which is why aromatherapy gifts are proving to be so incredibly popular. Comprised of essential oils, diffusers, oil infused soy candles, gift sets, and much more besides, for anybody looking to improve both their physical, and indeed their emotional wellbeing, aromatherapy gifts and essential oils are absolutely a must. There are a number of healing properties associated with aromatherapy, here’s a look at just a few of the main healing benefits that aromatherapy has to offer.

Aromatherapy promotes relaxation – Life can be pretty stressful and testing from time to time, which is why it is so important that we ensure that we get enough rest and relaxation in our downtime. People that are overly stressed can often find themselves experiencing other dangerous and unpleasant side effects and conditions, including anxiety and stress. When we’re stressed, our bodies suffer on the inside as we find it difficult to sleep, our immune systems suffer, and we generally aren’t ourselves. Aromatherapy however, promotes rest and relaxation, so after a long and stressful day, you can relax in a nice hot bath, add a few oils, and light your diffuser and/or infused candle, and breathe in the calming and pleasant scents that will leave feelings of relaxation and tranquillity washing over your body.

Aromatherapy promotes general health and wellbeing – As well as helping with relaxation, aromatherapy is also beneficial because it helps to promote other aspects of wellbeing. As mentioned, when we’re stressed, our bodies suffer as we secrete stress-inducing hormones and chemicals such as cortisol. Cortisol suppresses the immune system, which leaves your body open to illness and disease. It also causes spots, blemishes, and ulcers, which can not only affect our self-confidence levels, but can, also cause us physical pain in the process. In addition, cortisol and other stress-inducing hormones often cause cravings for unhealthy foods and they too suppress metabolism, which can lead to weight gain, meaning you are then susceptible to all of the ailments associated with being overweight.

Aromatherapy helps energize the body – As well as helping to soothe, calm, and relax the body, some essential oils can actually make us feel alert and energized. Lemon, ginger, and cinnamon oils for example, all possess restorative qualities and help promote increases in energy and mental focus.

Aromatherapy promotes a good night’s sleep – Studies have found that people who regularly don’t get enough sleep (7 – 9 hours) are generally more likely to have much shorter life expectancies than people who get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night. Sleep helps charge our metaphorical batteries, it helps us heal internally, and it helps us to function properly the next day. When we don’t get enough sleep, we feel awful, we don’t function properly, our immune systems take a battering, and our health suffers in general. Aromatherapy however, helps us to not only relax and unwind before bed; it helps us to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the process.

Our aromatherapy gifts are the best way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy to elevate your wellbeing or give the gift of wellbeing to your loved ones. At Gifts Ready To Go, we believe gifts should have purpose and benefit, after all health is wealth.