The sense of smell is the most primitive of all our senses and it is linked to some of the oldest and deepest parts of the brain. As we breathe in the aromas of the essential oils, it can trigger emotional and even physical responses and allow vivid memory recall of people or places. When we breathe in aromatic molecules, they travel to the top of the nose where the molecules come in contact with specialized nerve cells called Olfactory cells. This process produces nerve impulses which travel to the limbic system, the part of the brain which is most concerned with survival, instincts and emotions. It is thought by scientists that the activity of the nerve signal passing through this region causes mood change by altering brain chemistry.
So when used during pregnancy and birth, using essential oils can help to trigger feelings of calm and relaxation, reduce anxieties and fears and create focus among many other things. They are a natural way to boost and aid your birth preparation and deal with the sensations of birth.
Aromatherapy for Pregnancy and Birth:
I work with a select few essential oils to aid my clients birth preparation to help achieve deeper states of relaxation and calm, reduce fears and create focus and confidence in birth.
For an assessment or consultation please contact Ria on firstname.lastname@example.org