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Body massage - a passage to wellness

Healthy Living Posted By PureMart 18th May 2015 Views : 2050    
Body massage - a passage to wellness

Physical and mental stress leads to a fatigued body. A masseur or a massage therapist has the art of massaging away the pain, stress, fatigue and tension from the body. What is body massage? It is a process of massaging the body by using hands, fingers, knees, elbows, forearm, feet or any massage device. It is generally working on the body with pressure by using structured or unstructured motion. Why is it necessary? Massaging rubs away fatigue and stress. It improves blood circulation. It creates a pleasant sensation on the skin and works on the soft tissue like muscles, tendons and ligaments hence improves muscle tone. Its benefits reach the deeper layers of muscle and even the internal organs. It relaxes muscle spasm and relieves tension. It helps to eliminate waste and toxins from the body. Types of massages

  1. Reflexology,
  2. Rolfing
  3. Acupressure,
  4. Athletic Massage,
  5. Polarity Massage,
  6. Swedish Massage
  7. Aromatherapy massage
You may buy pure essential oils online at www.puremart.in at reasonable price directly from Kashmir. One of the most common type of massage is Aromatherapy massage. It is a body massage using highly effective essential oils and essential oil blends mixed with carrier oil to massage the body. 1
These essential oil benefits are combined with the age old massage techniques to benefit your body and soul for a healthy living. Popular essential oils and its benefits are mentioned below:

1. Lavender Essential Oils: Calming scent makes it an excellent tonic for nerves and anxiety issue. It treats headache, migraine, depression, nervous tension and stress. It improves blood circulation, restores hormonal balance, it eases breathing. Cures insomnia. Lavender

2. Ylang Ylang essential oil: is said to offer a variety of health benefits.One of the main components of ylang ylang essential oil is linalool, a compound found to possess stress-reducing properties. Inhaling the aroma of ylang ylang essential oil or absorbing ylang ylang essential oil through the skin is thought to transmit messages to a brain region involved in controlling emotions. Ylang ylang essential oil is also used to alleviate stress, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve mood, and enhance libido. It acts as a natural insect repellent, promote wound healing, and diminish the appearance of scars when applied to the skin. Ylang Ylang

3. Lemongrass Essential Oil: is an analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, galactogogue, insecticidal, nervine, sedative and tonic substance. It reduces pain and inflammation and pain in muscles, joints and teeth. It increases quality milk production in lactating mothers.It inhibits microbial and bacterial growth on the body. It is antipyretic in nature, which reduces fever. lemongrass-essential-oil-7-64

4. Tea tree essential oil: has been claimed to be useful for treating a wide variety of medical conditions. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant properties. It boosts immune system.Its effective against fungal and bacterial infection. It has stimulating effect on hormone secretions and blood circulation. It reduces dandruff and hair loss. It helps heal and soothe sunburns.It relieves itchiness from rashes as well as helps reduce rashes. teatree-oil-1-73

5. Rosewood essential oils: its a good antidepressant. Improves blood circulation.Provides relief from headaches and joint pains.Useful in treatment of skin diseases and acne. Stimulates hormones, enzyme, acids and bile secretion. Keeps brain cool, active, sharp and alert.Increases libido. Serves as an ideal natural deodorant. Rose Wood

6. Rosemary essential oil: Stimulates blood circulation and relieves pain. Strengthens immune system. Tones skin and removes dryness. Rosemary

Log onto www.puremart.in to know more about essential oils and buy online. Essential oils are not only used for massage but may also be used in varied manner. Many people have queries regarding the proper use of these essential oils. Essential oils can be used in the following manner:

  1. Essential oils can be inhaled through dispenser or steam inhalation (add 10 drops in hot water)
  2. Put 5-10 drops of the essential oil in the bath tub or bathing water soon before take the bath.
  3. Put 10 drops on hot compresses.
  4. For facial steam put 1-5 drops in hot water bowl and inhale the stem. It opens the pores and removes dust. Heals sinuses, cures headaches and skin problems.
  5. It is used for body massages by diluting in carrier oils like pure almond and sesame oil. Log onto http://www.puremart.in/pure-almond-oil/86/ to buy purest almond oil directly from Kashmir.
  6. Put few drops of essential oil directly into diffuser to get a fragrant atmosphere throughout the day. There are several diffusers available in market like, candle diffuser, electric diffuser, cool air nebulizing diffuser and humidifiers.
  7. Make your own room freshener by adding 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil with filtered water. Spray this mix whenever you require.
  8. Based on the properties of particular essential oil you may add it to pure almond oil and apply on to your head by massaging. This gives you natural benefits of the essential oil. For egg: you may use lemongrass to remove excess oil and dandruff on the scalp.
Never use essential oil directly on the skin without diluting it with carrier oil or water. As the essential oils are very concentrated and are not always suitable to skin directly. A single massage keeps you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Undergoing a series of massages is what will give you maximum benefits. Hence regular massages boosts the entire body mechanism. Photo Credit: Pinterest