Benefits of heat with aromatherapy
Lavender - Eucalyptus - Peppermint - Lemongrass
BLOOD VESSEL DILATION
Heat therapy can affect the circulatory system by dilating blood vessels. This increases your body's ability to provide oxygen to all of its parts, and can be very beneficial to the healing processes of damaged tissue-increased oxygen flow also provides a surplus of energy, promoting a more rapid regeneration and healing process than your tissues might otherwise experience.
Heat therapy can provide some amount of pain relief by stimulating the sensory receptors in your skin. Heat can decrease the frequency and amount of pain signals sent to the brain, providing temporary pain relief. This is very beneficial to muscular or skeletal injuries that will heal over time. In addition to the increased blood flow to the areas, pain reduction can also make the injury easier to deal with, particularly if it is necessary to your daily routine or if you are competing in a sport.
MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY
For many athletes, particularly those dealing with a tender or strained muscle, warming up is key. This is most commonly done through stretching. Heat therapy will aid in the stretching process. Heat treatments allow soft tissues to move with more freedom to reduce the risk of injury. It also creates a sense of comfort in those locations. For this type of treatment, heat therapy is usually regional and focused on a particular area rather than applied to the entire body. It can be very effective in limbering up the back and increasing flexibility in muscle groups.
Apr. 25, 2010 | By Jonathan Croswell
Studies and research have shown that aromatherapy can be beneficial to wellness of body and mind.
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