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Why Lavender and Massage Increase Relaxation
Humans have been taking advantage of the benefits of Lavender & Massages since the Egyptian and Roman Times. The Greeks used to use it to fight insomnia and treat back pain. In the Victorian Era, Lavender was carried around to calm anxiety. It is well known that massages increase relaxation, and that lavender helps to increase relaxation. But how do Lavender AND Massage work together to increase relaxation?
With the muscles loose and relaxed, and the lavender working its way through one’s system and senses, the overall feelings of stress are reduced. As one inhales the scent of the lavender, the olfactory nerve is stimulated which then signals to your limbic system and brain, more specifically the hippocampus and amygdala, which in turn release serotonin into our system. Serotonin is the hormone that makes us feel calm and good so the more of that the merrier!
The combination of lavender and massage help to relax the muscles, relieve muscle tension and melt away physical and mental stress. Muscles become tight for many reasons from stress and poor posture to injury or activities such as standing or sitting for too long. After time this can lead to limited range of motion, stiffness, soreness, and pain. By massaging the muscles with lavender infused oils, we give the muscles extra abilities to warm, loosen and relax which in turn relieves the tension and pain in the area.
By combining lavender and massage one creates the most relaxing massage experience not just physically but mentally as well. Many regular massage patients have reported better moods, less symptoms of anxiety and depressions, better nights of sleep, increased energy, and lower stress levels all around. When Lavender is combined with massage one can feel better not only physically but mentally as well. With relaxed muscles and increased serotonin our clients leave feeling calm and relaxed from head to toe and inside and out.