May 04, 2013

Aromatherapy Massage Lowers Blood Pressure, Improves Sleep

Mending Hands Massge Therapy offers complimentary aromatherapy with every session!

"Aromatherapy massage reduced blood pressure and improved sleep quality in middle-aged, hypertensize women.

In research involving 85 subjects, an experimental group received a massage with essential oils prescribed by an aromatherapist once a week and body cream once a day, while a placebo group received a massage using artificial fragrance oil once a week and body cream once a day.
Blood pressure, pulse rate, sleep conditions and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure were monitored before and after the experiment.

There was a significant difference in systolic and diastolic blood pressure between groups after intervention, as well as a significant difference in sleep quality between groups.

"In conclusion, aroma massage may help improve patient quality of life and maintain health as a nursing intervention in daily life," the researchers noted.

The research was conducted by investigators at Eulji University Hospital and published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Seen at Massage Magazine

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