Aromatherapy Maui More than Sweet Smelling Oils

by | Jul 2, 2024 | Travel

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When many of us hear of aromatherapy we immediately think of sweet smelling oils. It is true that the sweet smelling essential oils are at the center of this therapy. However, there is much more to aromatherapy Maui than meets the eye.

Aromatherapy has been used for many years in different parts of the world as a tool for healing the body and mind. There are various obvious benefits to the therapy. The therapy allows you to relax and acts as a stress reliever. You can forget many of your problems on the table. The fragrance of the oils is also known to enhance moods.

The essential oils are at the heart of aromatherapy Maui. There are a wide variety of essential oils used for different sessions. The effects of the different oils vary. However, they are all known to help in improving the health of those who undergo the therapy. These essential oils have various health benefits such as wound healing, regulation of hormones, improving sleep, decreasing of congestion, energizing the body, relieving tension headaches as well as aiding in digestion.

You may be wondering exactly how aromatherapy works. There are two main ways through which the essential oils penetrate the body. The first is through your sense of smell. The sweet smelling oils are inhaled during the therapy. The smells are picked up by your olfactory nerves that are responsible for relaying massages of smell to your brain. The massages are sent to the part of your brain that is known as the Limbic system. This part stores your memories, controls your moods and is the learning center of the brain. When the Limbic system is stimulated by the sweet smelling aromas, it causes the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters that will stimulate the release of other ‘feel good hormones’.

This may sound complicated when explained in the scientific context. To really understand it, simply think of how you feel when you smell a bouquet of flowers. You feel happy and relaxed. This is the same effect that aromatherapy Maui will have on you.

The second way through which the essential oils will use to penetrate your body is the skin. As the oils are rubbed onto your skin, they are absorbed and make their way into your blood stream. Some essential oils may be used for the healing of muscles or wounds and may be applied directly on the injured places. Others may need to be absorbed and circulated in the blood to help with the healing of other parts of the body.

It is important to point out any problem areas to your aroma therapist before you begin the session. They will know which areas they need to concentrate on.