Lynda J Rountree, LMT began her healing path in the early 1990’s. Essential oils were her first love and they helped her find her way to Massage School. In 1996 she graduated as a Massage Therapist from the Morris Institute of Therapeutic Massage. That same year she became a member of American Bodywork and Massage Professionals. read more »
The Benefits of Adding Aromatherapy into your Massage
As a holistic treatment, aromatherapy can have a profound effect on physical and psychological well being. There exists the belief that scent, as the most enduring of our senses, has the power to transform our emotions, and heal our bodies.
Massage with aromatherapy works because once the essential oils are inhaled through the nostrils, they influence the brain and the limbic system. The limbic system regulates emotions and affects the hormones and nervous system. When a person inhales the essential oils, there are positive changes in his stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, heart rate, immune system, and digestion. There are three ways for essential oils to penetrate the body. The first one is through the lungs during inhalation, the second is into the brain through the nerve endings in the nose, and third is through the skin with the use of massage. read more »