The Benefits of Aromatherapy for Men
As we all know, aromatherapy has been around for centuries and is a commonly used therapy for many, especially women.
However, it is less likely that you will find the words man and aromatherapy in the same sentence. It is rather funny that, as I myself as an Aromatherapist do treat a lot of men and they love it! and I just thought a lot about this and realized that despite my male clients, it is still promoted very much towards women or as a more feminine therapy.
Having said that, if you ask most guys what they know of Aromatherapy, you may well still receive a rather vacant stare in return as they draw blanks as to what you are even talking about. Those who have already experienced it though will speak proudly of how it helps and I have had many friends of friends come through my male client's recommendations.
The truth is that Aromatherapy has many properties that will benefit men in today's society. In the modern world, men must deal with different types of stress than they did in hunter-gatherer tribal times. This isn't to say, however, that the amount of stress is not the same, it's just a different type. The way I see it, the stress in our present-day is more of a mental fight.
Within the scope of this article, we will explore how Aromatherapy benefits men in modern society.
If there are any of you who do not know what Aromatherapy really is, it might be a good idea to start at the beginning and especially if you are a male reader wanting to find out how this can help you. I welcome you.
As it turns out, modern Aromatherapy was actually identified by a Frenchman named Rene Maurice Gattefosse in the 1920s. So, ladies we must be thankful to our lovely male counterpart for that. I know I am:)
Since Mr. Gattefosse was prone to burns in his lab, due to his own personal experience, he became somewhat of an expert on burns. During a fright, Mr. Gattefosse accidentally set his arm on fire and doused the fire with lavender oil.
As a result, Gattefosse reported immediate pain relief and an incredibly rapid recovery process with minimal scarring. Comparing his recent burns to the previous ones, he knew he had discovered something. As a result of the incident, Gattefosse dedicated himself to the study of Aromatherapy.
So there you go guys, nothing to be intimidated about when it comes to men's aromatherapy.
One man shared '' It has been most helpful in coping with the high levels of stress in modern life that I have experienced in my life. Until I tried Basil Oil, I was at the worst of my depression. A smell of Basil Oil is necessary to fully understand its properties. Basil oil gives me a fresh feeling at the end of the day. I have more quality time with my children and strangely I am able to let go of the stress I have had during the day. As a result, I am able to think clearly about positive aspects of life and bring myself to a pleasant place. Lemon oil has also worked for me, but I prefer Basil oil. You might want to give both a try''.
Amazing eh? When thinking about Aromatherapy for men think about how it can help during sickness. Let's face it most men turn to kittens when a cold strikes. As a client once stated to me, ''Aromatherapy can restore you to the 'testosterone-injected beefcake' you once felt you were''. Ok, so I smiled, but if it works for them, who am I to say otherwise. I think it's amazing.
Here's another story.
''Let me introduce you to my two new friends, Eucalyptus oil and Peppermint. If I'm suffering from a cold or flu, this little combo is a real knockout. I suggested to my friends that they try it out the next time they feel under the weather.
Men can also benefit from aromatherapy in the case of skin burns. As we all know, guys are prone to getting, cuts, scrapes and burns. A nasty work-related scrape or burn on the leg can be a real downer for the weekend, especially when you had planned a footy match with your pals. There is nothing fun about getting burns on your skin, but luckily, as mentioned previously, lavender oil is a great way to relieve them.
And another shared,
''When I burnt my leg at work, I thought that was it, but after a few days applying lavender, it was so much better, that I was able to go back the next weekend. It's amazing stuff. - I carry it with me now at work.''
He also shared ''I also tried Bergamot for cold sores combined with Eucalyptus oil and it provides amazing relief. Thank You''.
In the future, aromatherapy for men is more likely to be commonplace than it is today. I know from personal experience that it has had a tremendous effect on my relationship at home after a stressful day. We are both calmer.
Overall, aromatherapy can be very beneficial to men. If you are having trouble overcoming stereotypes, keep in mind that it is making your life easier. When it comes to aromatherapy, there are a few risks, and you'll need to become informed about the techniques involved to achieve your desired results.
But don't be shy guys, let’s get you using aromatherapy and booking in your appointments to learn how this amazing and tried and tested therapy can help you, and you family.