Beating the winter blues with Aromatherapy
Feeling blue as the days get shorter? With winter around the bend, seasonal change is upon us, so if you’re feeling down in the dumps why not adding Aromatherapy to your routine?
Plant essences have been used for ages to change moods and elevate emotions and Aromatherapy is a natural approach to relax and restore balance between mind and body. This therapy is a natural management technique which uses essential oils, applied either to the body or inhaled
Seasonal light variation can cause a winter depression and one in eight people will suffer the ‘winter blues’. If you suffer from seasonality leaving the body you may recognize symptoms such as a drop in energy level, irritability, low moods, a tendency to oversleep, weight gain and a change in appetite, especially a craving for sweet or starchy foods.
With such symptoms, leaving you feeling downright depressed during you may seriously consider Aromatherapy Massage as a calming therapy. Aromatic oils combined with massage touch, help to relax and rejuvenate the body through the stimulating of the nervous system. Essential oils have various effects on the body, depending on the type of essential oils used.
Rose, Geranium and Melissa can be included to boost your mood, without a sedative effect and Clary Sage can help regenerate your energy. Lemongrass is often used for its uplifting effect and for regulating appetite whatever your needs there is will be a combination of oils which can have a positive effect on you.
While essential oils are very safe when used correctly, it is important to realize that although they are natural and free from harmful synthetic chemicals, they are very potent. You can consult with a registered Aromatherapist at Walsall Mind and Body Centre, who is well-versed on how each oil works and can design a massage treatment that can help you chase away those winter blues!
Call 01922649142 and speak to our Aromatherapist Alexandra Simon today.