Stress is nothing but a reaction to a physical, mental or emotional stimulus where the body's natural balance is disturbed. Stress may or may not come in a form of some disease. It may be just a feeling and one may find that he is not able to cope with the challenges and pressure of life. Hence, it should be treated soon to avoid major health problems.
Stress related symptoms could be due to physical or psychological reasons. Physical symptoms experienced could be headache, insomnia, appetite loss, pain in back and neck, weight loss, nausea, breathing problems and muscle tension. Whereas, psychological symptoms include anxiety, tension, memory problems ,irritability, lack of concentration, and having negative feelings.
Stress can't be relieved only by medicines. A person has to build an attitude where he can stand without getting stressed. For this one should have positive attitude towards life, should be able to accept facts, have control over anger, be physically as fit good health can fight stress easily, should not exert too much, have proper sleep, make friends and be social.
Aromatherapy For Stress
Oils To Handle Stress
Aromatherapy for stress can bring wonders and it is the best treatment for stress relief. Stress can lead to a lot of other problems too if not taken care of on time. Essential Oils such as Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Jasmine, Bergamot, Tangerine, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang are very useful to relax people who are in stress. These oils recharge a person.
You will understand the different methods of usage. These oils have a very potent capability to alter moods and psychological states. Read about several recipes to use these specifically as mood stimulants.
How to use ?
It is very important to use the oils in a proper fashion, as there are lot of methods and blends involved to make the body feel good and relaxed. The methods can be Bathing, Inhalation, Massaging, and Compresses.
There are oils for different purposes, like for example Sandalwood and Geranium are used in massaging and inhalation. Cold compress and room sprays can also work wonders. Bathing with water containing 6 drops of oil helps to remove all tensions and refresh the mind. One can also try massage- just mix some drops of essential oil with carrier oil and massage around your back, neck and shoulders to relieve stress.