In our last article, we discussed why Body Fix Therapies uses essential oils in our therapeutic massage practice. Many of our Sacramento massage therapy clients report great satisfaction with their sessions using essential oils. We also find that when used during massage therapy, certain oils are very helpful to clients dealing with deeply embedded memories that create stress and anxiety.
The Science Behind Essential Oils
As we wrote last time, there are specific biological factors that make essential oils work wonders on the human body. A significant number of scientific studies performed by reputable doctors and universities, and reported on in respected journals, likewise point to the usefulness of aromatherapy and essential oils for resolving anxiety, pain and tension. A quick review of these studies and their findings illustrates why Body Fix Therapies is confident in the use of essential oils:
- Pain Practice reported a higher level of satisfaction with pain management in patients receiving aromatherapy.
- The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative care reported a reduction in depression and improved vital signs and sense of well-being with essential oils therapy.
- Technology and Health Care demonstrated that essential oil creates significant changes in brain response, as recorded with electrocardiographic monitoring of brain frequencies and via PET scans of brain activity.
These are just some of the reports demonstrating the benefits of essential oils. In the cases mentioned above, the mental and emotional components of pain management, stress and anxiety were affected positively by treatment with these natural products. This confirms what Body Fix Therapies sees first-hand when we help patients with deep-seated pain issues, often caused by stress and negative experiences. Essential oils, combined with rehabilitative massage, releases tension stored in muscles — and the rest of the body — as a result of trauma or injury, both physical and emotional.
Discover More About Essential Oil Therapy
Each of our sessions includes time to thoroughly discuss and consider your specific needs and symptoms. This allows us to tailor your therapy to meet the challenges you face, both from past experiences and present challenges. To schedule your own therapy session using massage and essential oils, and to learn how this therapy helps you to let go of tension, pressure, and stress, contact Body Fix Therapies in Sacramento at 916-488-4223. You may also schedule an appointment online via our website.