During aromatherapy massage, the skin is warmed and the blood is drawn to the surface, increasing circulation and encouraging the elimination of toxins from the body, which has the consequence of speeding up the recovery time from any illness or injury. You inhale these essential oil molecules or absorb them through your skin.
Essential oils have been used with the aim of improving a person’s health or mood, improve sleep, ease anxiety and depression. They are thought to promote beneficial changes in your mind and body by affecting the limbic system, a region of the brain which plays a role in your emotion. They could also have an impact on your hypothalamus, which may respond to the oil by creating feel-good brain chemicals like serotonin.