The benefits of aromatherapy for pregnant women are as follows:
1. On your skin through gentle massage
You can mix essential oils by taking one teaspoon of essential oils such as grapeseed or sweet almond oil with two tablespoons of water. Then you apply it to the desired body area, such as the legs, shoulders or stomach, which have undergone a lot of changes so that massaging can help you provide extraordinary relaxation, do a gentle massage because this way the oil can be absorbed into your bloodstream. through your skin. Although during pregnancy you experience changes such as experiencing more sensitive skin so that use can be stopped.
2. Natural fragrances to freshen the room air
Essential oils you can use indoors to give you fresh air when you breathe. The essential oil used for breathing can help improve blood flow. You can store immediately naturally in the room you use for relaxation. Natural chemicals in some essential oils provide different benefits, for those of you who want to get quality sleep, avoid excessive worry and also lower blood pressure, you can use essential oils such as lavender in your bedroom. Especially for pregnant women who often experience sleep disturbances due to worries and other physical changes.
3. Helping the mood (mood) in pregnant women
The essential oil molecules are so small that they are easily absorbed by your body. For those of you who are pregnant using aromatherapy products in the morning such as some cosmetic products can help your mood (mood) better. For those of you who are pregnant using essential oils can be used by compressing swollen feet or the back to provide relaxation to the muscles during pregnancy.
Some of the essential oil sources that you can use to relieve physical and psychological changes during pregnancy are:
- Black pepper for aches and pains
- Peppermint to reduce symptoms of nausea and vomiting ( morning sickness )
- Lavender for headaches
- Spruce to reduce ankle swelling and piles
- Mandarin oil for reducing constipation
In general, all essential oils have antibacterial qualities. Some, such as the oil derived from tea tree are effective against viruses and can help to prevent or treat colds. In addition, you can use arometric therapy when you are in labor. Natural fragrances that come from aromatherapy will help relax the room atmosphere and avoid excessive worries during your labor. You can also do aromatherapy massage treatments in the weeks before you give birth. A study found that regular massage can reduce pain during labor. Even so, massage must be done by a specialist or pregnancy spa who has received certain certifications because doing massage must identify several points that must be avoided in massage to maintain the development of your fetus.