Aromatherapy Massage Explained
What type of massage is aromatherapy massage? How is it unique compared to others? What are the benefits? Aromatherapy massage involves using essential oils to promote healing, well-being, and relaxation. The oils come from herbs and plants which contain special properties. Here we discuss more about this interesting kind of therapy.
During aromatherapy massage, the skin is warmed and the blood is drawn to the surface. This then increases circulation and eliminates toxins from the body. Aromatherapy massage is also appropriate to relieve conditions involving stress. In addition, it also aims to improve emotionally-related conditions. Some of these include:
- Stress and stress-related conditions such as insomnia
- Digestive disorders
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Back pain
The Oils Used
Each essential oil holds different healing benefits and there’s one out there for everyone. Here are some widely used essential oils and their properties:
- Chamomile, lavender, and geranium all have a calming effect
- Ylang-ylang, clary sage, rose, and neroli makes you feel uplifted
- The arome of rosemary is energizing and cleansing
- Eualyptus, pine, and tea tree are all decongestants
How It Goes
After the initial consultation, the therapist will choose oils based on what you need. He or she then creates a synergistic blend of three oils, subsequently adding them to a carrier oil. The massage then begins and it can be a full body massage or just a simple back massage. The subtle aroma of the essential oils will fill the air around you during the massage, making you more relaxed. After the massage, the massage therapist may suggest a blend that you can use at home.