Effectiveness of Aromatherapy on physical vitals of exercising females

  • Alvira Ali Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre
  • Faizan Mirza University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sadaf Ahmed Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre, University of Karachi
Keywords: Aromatherapy, Exercise, Physical Vitals, Metabolism, Complementary Therapies

Abstract

Background: Aroma or scent therapy is one of the traditional treatments, which is presumed to be helpful in supporting and balancing the mind, body and soul. It is a complementary therapy that has been clinically proven to be beneficial in improving various attributes of life. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of aromatherapy on the physiological vitals of the healthy females.

Methodology: An observational study has been conducted to determine the effectiveness of Aromatherapy on Vitals and Physical Factors. This study targeted to recruit a small set of healthy females for the study. All the readings were collected at room temperature, between the months of November 2015 to January 2016. The recordings were compared by the two-tailed test, with probability taken as 1, to detect the influence of aromatherapy on physiological workings of the healthy human body that has been exposed to the physical strain due to the moderate level of exercise. The test involved the comparative analysis of the physiological vitals of those females who exercised regularly; their vitals were evaluated after a course of physical activity in two sets i.e. with and without aromatherapy.

Results: The result showed a significant difference in the pre and post status mainly in the readings for the cardiac output, pulse rate and body temperature, increases after physical activity of average intensity and is further supported by the aromatherapy.

Conclusion: The study came to the conclusion that aromatherapy has beneficial influences on the rate of body metabolism.

Published
2017-03-31
How to Cite
Ali, A., Mirza, F., & Ahmed, S. (2017). Effectiveness of Aromatherapy on physical vitals of exercising females. International Journal of Endorsing Health Science Research (IJEHSR), 5(1), 30-36. https://doi.org/10.29052/IJEHSR.v5.i1.2017.30-36